First Known Use of prophecy 13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1. Catholic Booklets 9. He immediately related all he had seen and heard to his virgin spouse, Edgitha, to Stigand, Archbishop of Canterbury , and to Harold, his successor to the throne, who were in his chamber praying around his bed.

Martin Luther - Astrology 6. He immediately related all he had seen and heard to his virgin spouse, Edgitha, to Stigand, Archbishop of Canterbury , and to Harold, his successor to the throne, who were in his chamber praying around his bed.

A self-fulfilling prophecy , on the other hand, comes true precisely because someone thought it up and predicted it. In such a case a perfect judgment cannot be formed of the prophetic vision during the transport of the soul , because then the senses which are necessary for a right understanding of things cannot act, and it is only when a man comes to himself and awakens from the ecstasy that he can properly know and discern the nature of his vision. All for the Glory of God and the salvation of souls!