It is said that in Biblical times, many prophets lived among us: but according to the Sages, since the 2nd Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, all prophets disappeared from the arena.
In the Babylonian Talmud, in the book Baba Batra, it says:
“Rabbi Avdimi from Haifa said, since the day the Temple was destroyed, prophecy was taken from the prophets and given to the sages.”
There were Kabbalists who could read destinies in different methods, through biblical texts, the Psalms, the Zohar, and various destiny books that were written throughout history through which the commoner could counsel and tell the future.
Among the Kabbalah books dedicated to fate reading, were: the destiny of Rabbi Haim Vital, Rabbi Saadia Gaon, Avida Riddles, the fate of the tenth, and more.
The pages of Destinies were found written in an ancient manuscript, which read:
“It is a great, well-tested and experienced secret from the sages of Israel and will tell everyone an answer to a question asked.”
Some claim that this was the destiny book used by great assemblage, who concealed it for the favor of future generations, and the book was put back to use when the Kabbalistic sages immigrated to Israel and settled in Tiberias, copied the ancient pages and added clear instructions on how and when to use it.
Who was Ahithophel, and did his advice bring blessing or curse?
“Now the counsel of Ahithophel, which he counselled in those days, was as if a man inquired of the word of God; so was all the counsel of Ahithophel both with David and with Absalom.” [2 Samuel Chapter 16]
And how what does it have to do with guidance and prediction today, as far as you personal affairs are concerned?