Divination vs Prophecy
First let us start with the definitions:
What is prophecy? According to wordnik: "An inspired utterance of a prophet, viewed as a revelation of divine will.(God's will) A prediction of the future, made under divine inspiration.(meh, kinda..) Such an inspired message or prediction transmitted orally or in writing from GOD." I think these are half true(the first yes.) Someone whose inspired by the holy spirit to speak a message which Gods voice has uttered. Someone who interprets Gods voice. Moses, Noah, etc. The prophets heard Gods voice and wrote it in the Bible. They obtained information from God, not an alternative source. Divination is using tools and practices, occult ones, to obtain information supernaturally. It leave you at the whim of any spirit that comes along. In the bible, these spirits are the fallen ones, evil spirits, demons. They are not your friends. Breaking the first two commandments especially, will result in a curse from the Most High God. This covers all areas of the occult. These practices open up doors. I do want to encourage you to study the bible and learn that prophecy is real as well. You can hear from God.
Let me correct the second one, it's not a prediction of the future, it's God giving you a heads up. It's very similar. An example could be God telling Noah to build an Ark. He knew about the 40 days and 40 nights of flooding rains before they happened. In prophecy though, God speaks to his people who work for him on his terms. There is no self-exaltation in prophecy. God is the one who exalts the prophet, but only if he remains humble. He uses his prophets to send messages. There are examples of this in the bible, but you must <b>understand that there is a very thin line between divination and prophecy. Be ware of false teachers who turn the bible into Astrology. Remember, Astrology is in violation of the second commandment because of the graven images ( carved representation of the signs, the symbols ).
People confuse divination for prophesy. The two are very similar. Both phenomenon are essentially the same at the base level, but the source in which the information is obtained, is what differs. Prophesy requires no "tools". It's hard for me to accept that having been delivered from new age deception, but using tools for divination, makes those tools accursed. I have good news though, you can experience prophecy. You'll have to repent, abide in the shelter of the Most High God, and do what the Bible says. No tools will be required, and prophecy will only happen by the will of God. You must learn to hear Gods voice, and you must master the art of discernment. Pray for the gift of wisdom, knowledge, and discernment, among the others ( See 1 Corinthians 12 )
I'll be honest. I want some Calea zachatechichi so bad at times, and to "play" the new age stuff, but I am resisting the temptation. The bible says the devil roams around like a lion, seeking prey to devour. I am asking God to deliver me from the temptation to return to those ways. I don't believe that Calea in and of itself is bad, but it can open doors, as lots of things can. That's the thing about the first commandment, one can turn something into a false god / idol without even realizing it. For me personally, I am choosing to avoid it. Maybe if you're not me it won't bring a curse but it might. I don't want to give a solid answer either way because I feel 50 50 on it. I just want to share what I know and encourage you to seek God for guidance, and the son Jesus. Use your discernment and pay attention, you'll discover that the word of God is legitimate. Hear Gods voice.
Pay attention to your "luck". If it goes down hill, you're likely dealing with a curse caused from breaking the first two commandments. Breaking any of them really is grounds for an immediate curse, as mentioned throughout scripture.