Sanhedrin 11a

Our Rabbis taught: Since the death of the last prophets, Chaggai, Zechariah and Malachi, the Holy Spirit [of prophetic inspiration] departed from Yisrael; yet they were still able to avail themselves of the Bath-kol.13 Once when the Rabbis were met in the upper chamber of Gurya's house at Yericho, a Bat-kol was heard from Heaven, saying: ‘There is one amongst you who is worthy that the Shechinah15 should rest on him as it did on Moshe, but his generation does not merit it." 

13) Literally, Divine Voice - an echo, that is, an indirect form of Divine Communication
15) Divine Presence