So exactly what is Quintessence

So exactly what is Quintessence

   We named our business Quintessence Creations. But why, you ask! We wanted to inspire you to remember who you truly are,  the best you can be, to follow your dreams, to remember your True Self.


The dictionary meaning of Quintessence is

  1. the most typical representation of a quality, state, etc
  2. an extract of a substance containing its principle in its most concentrated form
  3. the fifth and highest essence or element after earth, water, air, and fire, which was thought to be the constituent matter of the heavenly bodies and latent in all things

Quint is 5, so quintessence is the 5th essences. These are commonly known as body, mind, spirit, life and emotions.


In Fifth Biological Law, it states

Every conflict-shock that we experience that catches us off-guard triggers a special biological program of Nature that assists us in resolving the actual conflict situation.

Every disease – physiological or mental or emotional – can be seen as a meaningful, most efficient, completely appropriate, and temporary program of Nature. That’s the quintessential meaning of the forces unleashed upon us as part of this vastly intelligent design.

Every program of Nature pulls us toward wholeness – health – never in the direction of deterioration. It is only conflict-shock experiences, unresolved, that pull us away from health. Nature’s intelligent design immediately works to move us back toward wholeness.

Quintessential dimension

From this place (the quintessential dimension) we experience the world as luminous appearance, crystalline and rich with qualities, but whose nature is the coemergence of clear presence and black emptiness. It is a jeweled universe, glittering and radiant, but the jeweled forms are formations that the luminous emptiness assumes. More precisely, the universe is nothing but self-luminous emptiness, where this self-luminosity assumes the forms of manifestation. It is as if the empty vastness, which is simply total absence, differentiates itself into the forms of the world by its own self-radiance. The glowing radiance is not only at the surface, but pervades the vast emptiness. The radiance is awareness, but is felt also as pure presence. (Inner Journey Home, pg 436)


Quintessence is also used in one of Shakespeare’s Quotes in Hamlet. The purest extract of dust is man.

“What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world, the paragon of animals—and yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust? Man delights not me—nor woman neither, though by your smiling you seem to say so.”

So here’s to your quintessence self, the luminous, pure form of you, the part of you that knows what is best to bring your life back to balance and harmony. Create your life!


One Response to “So exactly what is Quintessence”

  1. Ali Bierman July 12, 2011 at 12:30 PM #

    Now that is one quintessential post, Nancy, very elegantly expressed.

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