|16 September, 2020
Meditation and Medimotion
Thinking mode of brain
One more recent
discovery in brain science is “Default mode”. Brain scientist found when our
consciousness has a rest, the brain activity doesn’t rest, on the contrary, the
bloodstream in the brain is more than the thinking mode. The brain is active in
“Mind Wandering”. They called this “Default mode”
Default Mind Wandering mode (Medimotion mode)
meditation technique is sometimes to keep this “Mind Wandering” mode to be
aware of various things. Because in this mode various parts of the brain become
active and various Qualia can encounter each other and generate new Qualia
automatically. Recent “Mindfulness method” maybe in this mode. In the
traditional meditation technique, sometimes they focus on one image, for
example, “Buddha”, “God”, Gull” and so on. In this case, brain mode becomes
closer to thinking mode.
Observe the above
figure carefully, it is activated except for the movement field. In the
movement field, there is no activity. Because they block body movement at all.
The Qualia stream can’t meet movement Qualia at all.
What happens in the Medimotion?
moving meditation. Then including the movement field, all parts of the brain
become active and all kinds of Qualia can encounter freely beyond any borders.
This state happens
only in the Medimotion mode, the reason why the creativity of Life becomes
maximum in the Medimotion.
By losing what, do Qualia become
The difference between Qualia and
between Qualia and Information has been a mystery
that cannot be
solved well for a long time. But, it began to be solved out little by little.
When Qualia are converted to information, what do they lose? When this question
came up, a transparent brightness was seen for the first time. By losing what,
do Qualia become information? It's Life Resonance! Qualia are generated as long
as Life resonates with something. When Qualia are converted to information,
they leave from the field of Life Resonance which Qualia are generated. They
are converted to things that are information. Information of the image, of the
sound and of the language, they can be translated into binary machine language
consisting of 0 and 1. At that time, by losing the Life Resonance, Qualia is
converted into Information. Only Life can resonate with Qualia. The machine
never resonates with Qualia. The machine can treat only things like
information. From here, it is possible to go confront the deep mystery between
Qualia and Information. I was able to find with difficulty such a point
finally. Although I cannot drink liquor anymore, Let the imaginary glass empty
tonight. I could come to this place by researching "Sick Dancing
Princess" of Tatsumi Hijikata which is full of Life Resonance. Not by any
information, but by Qualia and Life Resonance, the Butoh of Life will be
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|13 September, 2020
Conditioning No. 5
Five hidden Qualia
Opening five hidden Qualia
Try to open the following five Qualia that daily body has forgotten.
Rhizoming in hidden cavities
We have so many hidden cavities in our body. The deeper level of bodily
sensations and forgotten memories are connected to these hidden cavities.
The daily body has forgotten them at all. But through the medimotion cells can
remember them. When we use them flexibly, we get so wide possibility to
transform various kinds of creature and beings including Hidden personalities.
After the practice of 'Upstream Life medimotion', 'Three-dimensional body
cavity' and 'Three-dimensional oral cavities', proceed to follow the transforming
1. Transform from various body cavities
With following the subtle signal of body image from your life, change the shape
of the body cavity in various dimensions.
Ask to your life 'What creature' body image do you remember today?'
If you get a subtle melting tendency of your life, follow it and transform your
own ameba or another creature.
If your subbody wants to flow, follow the sub-signal, you can transform
jellyfish or sea anemone and so on.
Our life had spent time in the water for so long time, then our subbody can
remember the Qualia of inner water life.
With using various kinds of breathing, change the shape of your body cavity, in
various rhythm, speed, and directions.
2. Transform from oral and nose cavity
Also transform from the oral cavity, nose cavity, with various breathing way,
you can get so fresh body sensation and emotion, world image stream and so on.
3. Transform from eye cavity
Change your eye with following your life memories, what have you seen in the
deep sea, underground, and complete darkness without eyes.
4. Transform with breathing and audio channel
When you follow the spontaneous body sounds with various breathing ways, open
resonance with the hidden cavities above.
We have many
sinuses--cavities within the skull bones surrounding the nasal passage--warm
and moisten the air prior to it entering the delicate lung tissue. When the
body sound resonates with these cavities, it becomes Hoomee sound of Mongolian
and Tuvin people. They taste the sounds like a voice of Heaven. You can open
another dimension through the audio channel.
5. Emotional rhizoming
When you follow the spontaneous body sound stream, also your emotion associates
and gives sub-signal, follow the subtle emotional stream. Unfold the hidden
emotions which are folded in your darkness of body for a long time.
6. Relational rhizoming
our subbodies are always streaming with changing channels, when you get a
subtle signal of the human relational channel, follow them and enter another
relationship. Not an only human relationship, but also open relational ship
with some strange imaginary creatures. Enjoy
playing with them.
7. World image=self-image rhizoming
Final channel is the world=self-image channel.
When you catch a subtle signal of a shift in the world image, follow it and
open another world image.
Our life has experienced so many circumstances and environmental changes: ice
ages, storms, earthquakes, volcanoes, and so on.
Enjoy travel in your proto creature's world. Through travel, you became
familiar with your various life memories. Develop them until it grows up to
your own proto-body which is one of your ten bodies of subbody Butoh.
from a hidden joint
our daily bodies have forgotten so many functions.
The tail is no longer used for the devolution, but we have still the nerve
around the tail.
When we imagine the image of the tail in a movement it helps us so much.
sternoclavicular joints (the joint between chest bone and color bone), and
sacroiliac joints (sacrum and pelvis) are also forgotten joints.
Try to move these hidden joints very slowly into three-dimensional directions
and taste the Qualia.
If you feel deep resonance at a movement, it is an entrance to your hidden
Joint (Sternoclavicular joint)
collarbones forward. The heart fades just a little. Move them even forward, the
heart is closed and has been excruciating.
The constellation of the skeleton is changing, introverted self comes out.
Close the chest in addition. We can meet the stony-self who closed to the
Move both color bones backward. The extroverted character is coming out. Move them upward. We can remember when we fail something, we
shrug one's shoulder.
Move more and our neck disappear like a tortoise shrunken his head.
Move both collarbones down to the bottom. You become a long neck. Move neck
with becoming birds and horses.
Move both color bones breading out to the clavicle.
The sternoclavicular joint is spreading like a free bird chest.
Move both collarbones in a narrow. The sternoclavicular joint is fixed.
Move more, and then chest closed like a fish and snake which doesn't have a chest.
Swim just like a fish with only spine work.
joint (Sacroiliac joint)
Move both pelvises
forward. Close to the pelvis and chest. The basic constellation of skeleton
You may metamorphose as a prudent character like an armadillo.
Move both pelvises backward. The sternoclavicular joint also spread to a
diplomatic, an arrogant personality comes out.
Move the top of both pelvises closer. The knee becomes X leg, Chest also
closed, Twist the arm to the limit. You meet a strange character who was folded
in the darkness of the body.
Move the bottom of pelvis closer. At the top of the pelvis is spread to a
pregnant mother's position, you can experience the body feeling of pregnancy.
Walk with taking care of the baby. You can know what the mother is a little
something. Separate both pelvises away from the sacrum. When the distance
between the pelvises become maximum, your pelvis becomes the delivery position.
Remember the experience which everybody has been experienced at once.
Move both pelvises close to the sacrum. The pelvis is fixed.
And even closer to the pelvis, your body becomes a snake or fish.
Swim with using the only spine just like a snake and fish swimming.
joints of the hands and feet
the hidden joints of the hands and feet slowly with a three-dimensional
Center/edge change: Move from the center of the body (Sternoclavicular,
sacroiliac), and from the edge of the body; from the tip of a finger, toe.
Switch from center to edge, and reverse.
Bottom/top change: Wave coming up from the bottom of the body like a plant, and
move from the top of the head like an animal. Switch from bottom wave to top
wave, top wave to bottom wave.
Jaw joint and hidden eye movement
Move jaw joint three-dimensional directions, and move eyes in an oblique
You can meet
various hidden characters depending on the degree
of twisting. Jocular
self, full of ideas, cunning personality, curious character, and so on. When
you meet a stranger, slowly become
To open anatomical
transparent eyes for the darkness of the body help us to transform the weakened
Our daily bodies are bound by rough and large movement by using
big surface muscles.
Also, normal dance, sports are bound by the same rough and large movements.
But we have deep layer muscles under these surface large muscles.
They are not straight but spiral and connect bones beyond plural
joints. They are forgotten by the daily body and dissociated into the unconscious
realm. I call it "Hidden muscle".
We need to inhibit the gross daily body which is bound by only large surface
muscles at first.
Then we can listen to the subtle signal by transparent eye for subbody which is
connected to hidden muscle and hidden Qualia. To open other dimensions which do
not exist in the daily world with using hidden muscles and hidden Qualia is one
of the essences of Butoh technique.
Hidden muscles in spine and body
When we remove large surface muscles like a large back muscle, chest muscles,
and stomach muscles, the longest straight spine muscle appears (fig.1).
1 Middle layer muscle of the back
This muscle is used to keep the body straight with using bottom muscles
When we change the degree of contraction of then, we can control the
flexibility of the body.
For the meditation and Zen sitting, we control them in a medium degree of
For transforming stone or puppet, we contract them in maximum degree.
When we release them in each degree, we can transform from solid body to liquid
body and vaporized body according to the degree.
When we remove the longest spine muscle, we can find tiny muscles which connect
each spine in different dimensions (fig2).
2 deep layer muscle of the back
We use these hidden muscles to
transform the weakened body.
The skull and each neck spine bones, collar bones, shoulder blades are
connected by many tiny hidden muscles in different directions; straight,
diagonal and spiral (fig3).
Fig. 3 between skull and neck
The spine and pelvis and leg bones are connected by psoas major which is the
biggest hidden muscle. (Fig 4)
4 Psoas major
normally we use poses to bend the body and to raise leg forward.
We inhabit these big movements of poses; we just contract poses a little for
shortening the leg and subtle swaying.
Hidden muscles of legs and arms
Most of the hidden
muscles run trans plural joints and connects bones apart spirally.
When we stop
surface muscles and use the hidden muscles, a strange movement which does not
exist in the daily human world appears.
Not made by the head,
but following subbodies which live in the darkness of body.
their own Qualia, image, timing, rhythm, we just follow them, and we can sink
down another dimension.
5 lower leg
The daily body can control only large and rough muscle; big hip muscle, long
thigh muscle, hamstrings, and so on.
We need them for daily movement and sports, all kinds of dance, but for
weakened Butoh, we start to inhibit the rough and large movements, then we can
meet subtly hidden Qualia which are folded in the hidden muscles.
When we control them in contraction and release independently, we can transform
any kinds of hidden bodies; not-me body, proto bodies, puppet body, humanoid
body and weakened body which is swaying between death and Life.
Long process to become Butoh body
To transform the weakened body, we need both of long training to listen to the
subtle Qualia of the darkness of body, and to be able to control subtle swaying
of each part of the body in different dimensions by using hidden muscles.
It takes a long time.
Tatsumi Hijikata also needed for five years after the legendary aggressive
performance of "Nikutai no hanran" (The rebellion of the body, 1968,
Japan), to transform the weakened body which dies down all gross movement of
dance he learned and completed the weakened body Butoh.
Start from training for controlling each hidden muscle independently.
Next stage is the
trans joints movements with becoming another being in different dimensions.
Always aware of subtly hidden Qualia which are folded in hidden muscles, hidden
joints, hidden cavities, and hidden skins by opening a transparent mind, then
you can transform another being which lives in different dimensions.
When hidden Qualia
which are folded in your hidden part of the body and subtle hidden movement
become oneness, the weakened body Butoh begins from there.
Take off all conditions as a human.
Become an unknown being swaying between this world and another world.
Look at this living world by dead eyes from another world.
Proto Ocean for Life
Our human body has sixty
trillion cells. Each cell has each independent life.
How do trillions of cells resonate and become one human life?
They have so many kinds of resonance patterns which life has invented in four
billion years after the birth of origin life.
But they need definitely water environment for resonance because the important
ways of resonance were invented in the ocean.
Still, now, our life needs the same environment as the proto ocean in our body
The origin of life was born in the ocean. They need the same environment for
Then for the cell fusion of sperm and ovum needs the environment of fluid as
the vagina and womb same as the proto ocean.
Glia neuron network in the brain needs also proto ocean environment as the
Six trillion cells need Proto Ocean for resonance, it is the body fluid.
But the consciousness doesn't take care of it, and then we call it "Hidden
Listening in the hidden fluid
when we calm down the consciousness, we can listen to the subtle changes in the
condition of body fluid. Around 60-70% of our body is made of water.
There are four basic ways of communication among cells; 1. Contact-dependent,
2. Paracrine, 3. Synaptic, 4. Endocrine. All of them need body fluid as a
Body fluid is the medium for cells resonance with the various system of the
The endocrine system uses blood and lymph fluid for communication of various
Also, the immune system needs the body fluid for the activity of macrophage,
T-cell, B-cell, and NK (=Natural killer) cell. They are moving beyond the blood,
lymph and body cells.
Neurons are connected by the synapse with other neurons. At the synapse, body
fluid is necessary as a medium for the neurotransmitter. Glia cells and neuron
cells communicate at the synapse with using various transmitters.
To listen to the hidden fluid is to listen to the life resonance among sixty
trillions cells of the body.
When the conditions of body fluid change, we receive Qualia as emotion and
If water decrease in the blood, we feel thirsty. If sugar decrease, we feel hungry.
If sexual hormone increases, we feel sexual desire. If blood pressure
increases, we feel uncomfortable, and so on.
Become fluid body
Sway with the ocean. There is no border between inside and outside. Just
resonate with everything.
Transform from hidden fluid
when we can change the Qualia of body fluid, we can transform our bodies into
various conditions, and various being; frozen, liquid, vaporized, stone, and
Invent your own ways of transformation from the hidden fluid.
Keep on listening to the subtle change of hidden fluid.
It means to listen in the conditions of life.
Keep on listening in the subtle resonance of life all day long.
It is the way to be with life.
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