Like Donald Trump, the future tends to be unpredictable. Oftentimes, the most important and life-changing events in the world occur without warning. For instance, who could of guessed that Bruce Jenner would become a woman? Or that Ben Affleck would make such a great Batman? There are however, a select few among us to whom these revelations would not come as a surprise. Enlightened individuals who can see beyond the present, into the near or distant future. These are the seers, the prescient wielders of arcane knowledge known as forbidden arts. Here, I will look at some of the methods, both ancient and modern, for how humans attempt to predict the future.