What is an Oracle? I think the most famous oracle that a lot of people have heard of is the oracle Delphi. Now, I happened to live in Greece for two years before I came here. I have been to Delphi. It is an extraordinary place. It is 2,000 feet up a mountain. It is magical, however, we're not here to talk, chat about me, other than I have seen it.
It was a temple to Apollo. There are various ideas of exactly who and what the oracle was or did. I'm going to go with a classical version, that it was a woman, tended to be a simple woman from the countryside around, who was put into some sort of basket, shall we say, for argument's sake, and suspended above a cleft in the rocks. There were fumes, apparently, coming out of this fissure in the mountain. We don't know what was coming out of the mountain. If it was ethanol, that apparently gives rise to violent trances, however, what is known, apparently, (?) a long time ago, is that in this altered state this oracle spoke in tongues. This is interesting, at least I find it, which was then interpreted by the priests, to give messages to whomever.
So, who actually knows what was said, and how much was the interpretation of the priest? What I want to say about that, an oracle is a person who does not deal with the mundane. Well, yes and no. Doesn't deal, shall we say, with the personal. Isn't going to be telling you about your boyfriend or whatever. Deal with more world events. I do as well. I wouldn't want to say I'm an oracle, but I suppose, technically, I am. What do I mean by that? I will tell you.
Every year, for the new year, for the last 25 years, I have done the world predictions for the New York Post. Now, a lot of them are wrong, however, there are a few, oh, probably more than a few, but we'll talk just about a few, that will illustrate my point.