on a plane
i created the name Ethern to mean "from the ether".
an applicable definition for "ether" at
merriam-webster.com is this:
1.) b: the upper regions of space : heavens
the name denominates a persona that hails from an extradimensional plane. It is devised to express a concept of inspiration, which is primarily necessary for me to produce a work that i would personally esteem as true art.
the word "inspiration" is derived from the root word "spirit" and is defined at merriam-webster.com as:
1.)a: a divine influence or action on a person believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation
b: the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions
there are many ideas about "spirit" and "spirits", and i am not qualified to confirm or deny any of them. in my opinion, the subject is relative to faith, and contrarily irrelevant to science. however, with much diligence i have formulated my personal philosophies and am convinced that the intellect, emotions, volition, conscience, imagination, and other unseen faculties in a person testify to a greater reality than is witnessed in this readily perceived material manifestation.
"spirit" is literally defined at merriam-webster.com as:
1.)an animating or vital principle held to give life to physical organisms
2.)a supernatural being or essence:
I am not totally satisfied with those definitions, but reasonable inferrences can be made from them with some meditation.
in summation, Ethern is most literally rendered, "from heaven", but acceptable thought translations can include: "inspired one", or "inspirational one" etc.
this persona (not myself, Derrick E. Gillum, who is in no way heavenly ) is a coceptual herald of spiritual communications to the intangible faculties of a person and mediates from a platform of inspired art, ideally expressed in poetry and prose.
[This message has been edited by Ethern (12-02-2012 10:28 AM).]