Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Revelant Idea

My Ego has been trying to find a word for a particular phenomena for the past few weeks. There are some synonymous phrases and concepts, but not a set word to describe the phenomena. There is a (good) chance a word does exist, would love to know what it is, so please send it along.

Thus, My Ego has created a new word to add to Webster: (n) revelant.

A revelant is a meta-literal (a literal happening that serves as a metaphor) sub-contextual occurrence that 'sums up' a larger contextual occurrence; a revelent 'reveals the relevant.' Rather, when someone or something does or says something that 'reveals' who or what they are in a greater sense. A revelant may also be described as a moment that reveals quintessence.

A fine example of a revelant:

"Other Republican candidates may retort to personal attacks and negative ads."—Fund-raising letter from George W. Bush, quoted in the Washington Post, March 24, 2000

This one moment reveals the greater context of Bush's idiocy and blatant contradictory actions.

Revelants happen often, and can be found if one is Listening through a holonic contextual lens of interpretation. If you Listen carefully, you'll see them often.


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