22 chapters in the biblical book of Revelations. 22 cards in the tarot major arcana. Allow me the opportunity to set the records straight, secular spirituality is my “religion,” based on the syncretism of mythology, narratology, linguistics, psychology, phenomenology and semiotics. Thus is the foundation of my personal philosophy. These are my words, my thoughts, my selfish self-centred version of the truth of divinity.
Chapter 6 – the seals unleash the horsemen.
And here we come to the seals of the book of life. Break open the document and recite the magical words (spell) to bring down your own hubris and ego.
I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, “Come!” 2 I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.
Seal 1 – The white horseman represents purity. Antichrist. The new/next Christ. Ranged weapon. Archer. Able to fire from a distance. Kalki from Hindu mysticism. The conqueror to destroy the shit that Kali Yuga has effed up.
3 When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, “Come!” 4 Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make people kill each other. To him was given a large sword.
Seal 2 – Red – passion. Love and War. Melee weapon of the warrior. Swords are symbolic of justice, retribution, can be double edged. Sharp, exact. Can be used to divide, or to cut away the malignant.
5 When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, “Come!” I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. 6 Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”
Seal 3 – Famine, pestilence, decay, rot. Carbon. Commerce. Profit. The need to dole out and ration resources. Judgment, justice, and also the corruption of such.
7 When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, “Come!” 8 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.
Seal 4 – Transcendence beyond the material plane. When shit goes down, death comes to clean it up. Reap the harvest, take away those that did not make the cut.
9 When he opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been slain because of the word of God and the testimony they had maintained.10 They called out in a loud voice, “How long, Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until you judge the inhabitants of the earth and avenge our blood?” 11 Then each of them was given a white robe, and they were told to wait a little longer, until the full number of their fellow servants, their brothers and sisters, were killed just as they had been.
Seal 5 – Victims, previous sacrifices or martyrs, impatient brats wondering when they will get their dues. Take a spa day and relax, cunt. Everyone else still has to die. It’s not about you.
12 I watched as he opened the sixth seal. There was a great earthquake. The sun turned black like sackcloth made of goat hair, the whole moon turned blood red,13 and the stars in the sky fell to earth, as figs drop from a fig tree when shaken by a strong wind. 14 The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
Seal 6 – The sun’s not a blonde anymore. The sun no longer shines for YOU. The moon used to be a combination of “black and white” (impartial), but now sick of the shit and demands penance! Angels fall to the earth, heeding the call. The sky is falling, and the veil of disillusionment is revealed to be OMFG you’ve all just been lying to yourselves about your own existence, bitches! Either the land itself moves out of place, or the stupid metaphoric empires created by people.
15 Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16 They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?”
The world shifts uncomfortably and scrambles around in panic, desperation, or cowardice. Yeah, retreat into the fortresses built to protect you. My skull-crusher mountain is one. Or your own strongholds. Whatever. Seeking protection with the strong as puny humans are weak. The survivors so far kill themselves in crushing defeat, rather die than face their actions. Distract themselves or delude themselves.