The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse
The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse

By Cathy Eck

Understanding Holy Text

To understand any holy text, you must read it from your True Self.  Standard interpretations rest on a flawed foundation of good and evil.  If you rise to the expansive view of the True Self (eyes to see and ears to hear), the story flows more like a novel.  People grounded in the false self take quotes out of context because the story doesn’t flow for them.  They read it through the veiled eyes of the false self with the goal of supporting their beliefs, judgments, or lies.

The Bible’s Book of Revelation is the final inner battle between the True Self and false self.  The symbolism points to the causal beliefs that we must let go if we want the True Self to win.

I decoded Bible stories for many years.  I assumed that the true interpretation works for everyone, not just members of one religion.  The True Self doesn’t play favorites.  I started with what I was told about a story and quickly noticed that the interpretation felt bad.  I’d let that perspective go to see what arose next.  I didn’t quit until I got to a perspective that felt peaceful and fair to everyone.

Why in the hell do we need an apocalypse?  We don’t.  But if earth becomes the domain of the false self (also known as Satan or hell), then we won’t want to live here.  The apocalypse cleans the slate so we can start over.


The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse

The four horseman of the apocalypse represent the pillars of the illusion. Take out the pillars and the whole thing collapses.  Religion says the four horseman of the apocalypse symbolize conquest, war, famine, and death, which are all false self concepts.

Religious people believe the false self and strengthen it, initiates let it go. When you let go, the story transforms into beautiful and wise guidance.


White Horse — Conquest

Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest.

The white horseman had a crown.  He’s the false king, the beneficiary of conquest, who wants power over others in the form of possessions and minions.  He’s the false masculine authority figure that shows up on many levels.  He’s the false ruler of a country or the false parent in the home.  He’s the false preacher and the false teacher.  He’s a leader who speaks from beliefs instead of unconditional love and truth.  When we let go of the false leader’s rulebook within our own mind, we lose our desire to dominate others and our ability to be dominated.


Red Horse — Blood — War

Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a large sword.

The belief in good and evil causes war and killing to be considered normal or even good.  The True Self has no concept of war.  The false self loves war and thinks a big army is power.

I recently saw a retired general on television who said that killing in war is not murder.  Then what the fuck is it?  The reason military don’t see killing as murder is because they’re trained to think in terms of good and evil.  They create a false BELIEF that killing evil is good.  That isn’t win-win thinking, so it’s false.  When we get rid of the notion of good and evil, there isn’t any evil to kill.

War is just an illusory projection from our own minds based on borrowed beliefs.  As more of us end our inner battle, the outer battles will end as well.


Black Horse — Injustice

Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!

Scales are the symbol of justice.  In ancient Egypt, justice meant that the leader’s heart had to be light as a feather.  That’s pretty damn light.  That meant that the leader lived totally and completely from unconditional love and win-win.  When the leaders ruled with love, justice was the effect.  The leader didn’t need rules to keep order.

Our ordinary justice system of right and wrong (reward and punishment) supports the illusion and makes lawyers rich.  There’s no right and wrong except in the illusion, and we see that when we let go.  Letting go of right and wrong allows for true justice and mutual freedom.


Pale Horse — Death

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.

The initiates faced and let go of their own fears until they became completely fearless.  Then the world’s challenges became interesting, not deadly.  The initiate knew the True Self can’t die; their human purpose in life was to kill their own false self and become a true creator in a human body temple.

The false self fears death and desperately fights and manipulates to stay alive.  The false self can pretend bravery, but it’s based on a foundation of fear.

The false self takes the body hostage hoping to save its ass.  Our bodies die because our false self (the illusion) has suffocated our life force with beliefs.  The notions of conquest for false power, good and evil or war, false justice based on right and wrong, and fear-based beliefs have won.  That’s the apocalypse.

If we let that false self go, the True Self remains.  The four horsemen of the apocalypse, the pillars, have fallen, beliefs lose their illusory power, and the battle seems like a bad dream that never really happened.



Cathy Eck has been researching life's greatest mysteries for over two decades. She knows that everyone deserves to fulfill their dreams and fulfill their destiny. It is only the false beliefs that we hold in our mind that keep us from achieving that end. As we let those beliefs go, life gets much easier and more joyous. In the course of her research, Cathy has learned many tricks to make the journey much easier. She shares what she has learned on and