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Posted by J Raymond Redbourne on November 20, 2002 14:36:12 UTC

claim to have coined the term quintessence, nor 5th Force, nor Anti-Gravity-At-A-Distance, nor Mysterious Force. I'd be embarassed to have anyone think so.

All I did was put a descriptive combining form together as "quintessence-effect". I don't consider it an achievement worthy of recognition or even discussion. It has a certain connotation that quintessence alone does not have.

'Quintessence' alone implies passiveness as a property or quality. Adding 'effect' implies action caused or taken by the quality or property.

"Presence" does not imply action. However there is a "presence-effect" that is indeed very powerful. If one simply listens to the tapes of an inspirational person, there is a certain minor effect, that probably fails in its intent. A video has more effect, but still usually fails. To see the inspirational person, in person, has a very powerfully hypnotic effect.

If one hears/sees a lone guitarist on stage, it has a far more powerful effect on the listener-watchers than playing the whole Boston Philharmonic over the speaker system.

I hope this has laid the matter to rest.

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