Initiation Five: The Quintessence
The mysterious fifth element is the force that binds and animates matter, and at the same time,keeps the elements separate from one another. When the fifth element withdraws from a living form, it immediately begins to disintegrate back into its components.
The Quintessence also symbolizes an emergent property – a rare state of consciousness not accessible under normal conditions. One that is the result of an integration of the four bodies, body, mind and emotions aligned under will, and then a synthesis of the integrated mortal self with the Higher Self, the Universal Mind.