An Introduction to Apocalypse
Apocalypse (derives from Greek ‘apokálypsis’ meaning “an uncovering”), is a phantasmagoricalOpens in new window allegoryOpens in new window whose theme is the revelation of things to come in the future, or things to happen in the present. In the sphere of religionOpens in new window, it is usually a revelation of something hidden — a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities.
The revelation may be made through a dream, as in the Book of DanielOpens in new window, or through a vision, as in the Book of RevelationOpens in new window. In biblical accounts of revelations the manner of the revelation and its reception is generally described. — (Wikipedia, Apocalypse)