From Nostradamus to Edward Cayce to the Maya there has been speculation about the prophecy of 2012. Much of the focus has been on a possible 2012 apocalypse. One definition of apocalypse is a revelation of knowledge, either positive or negative, which has generally been hidden from most of humanity. In the Christian Bible the Book of Revelations depicts great turmoil and suffering followed by Love and Truth. The word revelation itself means to reveal, much like the word apocalypse. So what is a prophecy? A prophecy is a state or an action that appears likely to occur however it is within the power of humanity to change course and effect a different outcome.