John Hogue’s annual books of predictions are an ongoing “Heads Up!” for humanity based on prophetic writings, scholarly research, a study of current events, and oracular intuitions that have proven uncannily accurate (such as in correctly predicting the US presidential election winner since 1968).
Ten Predictions 2016 is no different. It is a timely and important read as the human situation worsens. These are unprecedented times that can unnerve the strongest of any souls that are paying attention. It seems few are, but they can find a rich source of relevant information and keen insight in Mr. Hogue’s writings, including this little E-book.
My best description of this book is that it’s a roughly 100 page essay about prophetic traditions and current auguries told in eleven sections (10 chapters and an Epilogue) with each containing specific predictions concerning global issues that culminate or take off in this year of 2016.
The epilogue is a special one about what Mr. Hogue calls the “Fire and Ice Prophecies” that I found to be of particular interest. I expect it will be so to anyone who is concerned about the chaotic state of Earth’s climate and what it might lead to.
Even beyond the trials wrought by climate change, it seems the walls are closing in on humanity in ways too overwhelming to consider, let alone write about. But Mr. Hogue does just that, providing commentary with prophetic overtones on a host of subjects pretty much covering our situation. It can be a lot to grasp, especially if you’re just now waking up to it all.
In his book’s 10 chapters and epilogue, Mr. Hogue discusses and makes predictions about:
* The NATO-led war against Muslim extremists;
* Developing trends in the world economy and the possibilities for a larger Depression;
* What sort of weather extremes we’ll see in the coming year;
* Human migrations spurred by wars and weather;
* The US presidential election season—the winners and losers;
* The potential for an American Reich;
* The consequences in suffering from the greed of corporate agribusiness;
* The future of cable “news”;
* The subtle fuels for the decentralization of world societies.
Even leaving aside the prophecy and prediction parts, I highly recommend this material for the sheer sake of getting an accurate view of what’s really going on in the world. I follow a lot of alternative and world news sources that reveal a different tale of what’s going on than in all the hokum of the US mainstream media. Because of this, I tend to mostly agree with Mr. Hogue’s writings and have to take his auguries seriously.
If you’re into prophecy and want to make a list of specific predictions from this book, you can certainly do that, because they are there, sprinkled among the longer prophecy essays (I’m making a distinction of prophetic themes containing predictions that Mr. Hogue may not have intended; I just see it that way). You can track them and judge for yourselves, most are short-term. And some, frankly, I hope he misses.
And Mr. Hogue does talk about “missed prophecies,” and so adds to a theme of “what prophecy is and how it works,” that he’s addressed in many of his prior works. It’s an enlightening discussion for anyone used to the idea that real prophecies are “reading from God’s script.” He sounds the note of personal responsibility that we can assume for the future and so perhaps be less predictable.
About a third of this E-book is an extended essay on the “Fire and Ice Prophecies.” This is how Mr. Hogue refers to voluminous sets of writings through history from such prophetic luminaries as Nostradamus, Stormberger, Cayce, biblical prophets, and even older, that address our climate future. In a nutshell, there’s two “competing” streams of prophecy—one that predicts an overheated, Hell-on-earth, and another that looks for a new ice age (in our near-future).
Climate science endorses the idea of ice ages being preceded by a period of global warming. Such a period can build up a lot of energy in the world’s climate that can be released in a short time (a decade or less) in monster storms and rebound into widespread ice cover that doesn’t melt over the summer, and so launches an ice age. Think, The Day After Tomorrow, and The Coming Global Superstorm, both works that Mr. Hogue refers to in Predictions 2016.
So an ice age starting after a period of global warming is scientifically viable, and is likely even the norm in Earth’s geologic past. And historically speaking, the earth is due for another ice age. The question is: will it happen this time?
In “Fire and Ice Prophecies,” Mr. Hogue examines the prophetic traditions regarding this question along with the related science and current happenings in nature. From this research he reaches a conclusion and a prediction. I think his conclusion is a likely one that’s even supported by recent scientific findings. It’s a hot topic that makes for a chilling read.
Prophecies or not, the human situation looks pretty bleak when you examine it closely. Predictions 2016 does examine it closely and it can be disheartening, even when taken with Mr. Hogue’s sprinklings of playful prose. In the end, he offers the hope he offers in most all his works on this subject by linking to a long essay called “Noah’s Ark Of Consciousness” on his website. It’s a mini-biography where Mr. Hogue shows how meditation has helped him get through his own hard times and come out fiercely alive and aware. It’s his recommendation of a powerful tool that can help us cope with these perilous times.
Predictions 2016 is the first of three books that Mr. Hogue has planned to contain his predictions and commentary on events for 2016 and 2017. You can check his website (hogueprophecy.com) for details. He has decided to stretch out his “annual predictions” this way since changing events can make it tough to keep up—even for a prophet.