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November 9, 2015 Alison Bell 0

Meta (from the Greek preposition and prefix meta- (μετά-) meaning “after”, or “beyond”) is a prefix used in English to indicate a concept which is an abstraction from another concept Phore From New Latin -phorus, from Ancient Greek -φορος ‎(-phoros, “bearing”), a derivative of φέρειν ‎(phérein, “to bear, to carry”) We speak and think in metaphor – concepts to carry an idea past our normal understanding when we try to grasp a larger perspective on a situation. When music transports us to a place in our minds eye, that place has become the meta, the idea in the beyondness of [-MORE-]