16. The Meaning of the Four Horses of Revelation 6
— The Four Horses of Revelation 6 and the Four Natural Forces —
Four Horses and Four Forces
In Chapter 5 we learned about the four natural forces—which are Gravity, Electromagnetism, the Strong Nuclear Force and the Weak Nuclear Force—and in Chapter 8 we saw how the principle of Self Similarity causes the same general shape or form to occur at different levels of complexity.
In Chapter 15 we argued that bosons—which are the units of force—can be aptly metaphorized as horses or mounted soldiers, and in the Book of Revelation occurs an enigmatic scene in which four horses (or rather horsemen) appear that are curiously but nevertheless rather obviously self-similar to the four natural forces.
The four horses of Revelation 6 show up one at the time. They all have a hue, one or more attributes, an activity and are related to one of four 'living creatures' (listed in Revelation 4:7) that are positioned in close proximity to the throne of God. When we look closely at these four horses, we see a striking resemblance with the four natural forces, up to the order in which they appear. Click on any of the horses for an extensive comparison.