Quintessence – “In philosophy, quintessence refers to the fifth element Â after air, earth, fire and water Â proposed by the ancient Greeks to describe a sublime, perfect substance. …. Cosmologists have proposed that a mysterious substance called quintessence can explain why our universe is accelerating. But what is it made of?” LOL – on Highlander, they’d call this ‘the quickening’. New agers might call it ‘the shift’ or an ‘acceleration’. They ask what is quintessence made out of? I’m wondering if the answer is either simply not within the framework of physical reality. We might as well ask, ‘what is consciousness’. And yet, it is these questions that helps us reach out for new answers. Oh hell – maybe I just thought the word ‘quintessence’ was cool – LOL.