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Practice Guide of Butoh Revolution

Rhizome Lee

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Following the previous book “Butoh Revolution”, I will send “ Practice Guide of Butoh Revolution” to the world. As with the previous book, while running a Subbody Butoh School Himalaya I have summarized the sentences I wrote down over the past 20 years.

In Butoh, every thing starts from daily practice. It is not guided by any preceding theory, it just calms down consciousness and listens to the darkness of the body, where various Qualia stream.

Every time I dance, mysterious movements that I have never known spill out of the darkness of my body and amazed me.

For trying to solve the unknown mystery of the darkness of the body, I have figured out some logic for the last 20 years. By putting it all together, it crystalized as the theory part of this book, chapters 1 to 3.

If you really want to learn butoh, I suggest to start from Chapter 4 and read while moving your body.

 


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Resonance yoga

We have behun the Resonance Yoga in the morning several years ago. In the past, I, or another midwife, guided the conditioning every morning, but in order for each and every one of us to grow into a mutual midwife that helps the birth of ourselves and our fellow's subbody=cobody, we devised it.
Resonance Yoga is everyone guides their own the best conditioning and shares it with each other. For that reason, as I mentioned at the beginning, it is essential that everyone builds the custom that researches each day's most comfortable conditioning every morning. And share it with others the best way to become the best condition every morning. This is the basis of co-research and co-midwife.


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What is conditioning?

 

Conditioning is to change the condition of your body into a specific subconscious body mode. There are twelve techniques for basic conditioning. They are classified into two kinds. The first group is to calm down from daily mind/body mode to subbody mode. The other is to activate each part of the body to meet diverse forgotten Qualia and research in various kinds of subbody=cobody. For example, to become a proto body, animal body, hidden body, rhizome body, multi-channel body, weakened body and so on.

Here, we introduce the characteristic of each conditioning.

 

Conditioning for becoming subbody mode

 

Conditioning  No.0: Breathing

Breathing is the most basic technique to change our body from one condition to another. We have two kinds of breathing; one is outer breathing through the nose and mouth. Another is the inner breathing of cells. We call it “Breath of Life”. We are always doing both doubly, though we don’t notice it.

 

Conditioning  No.1: Vibrating Medimotion

Pass fine vibration to the whole body in any position; standing, sitting and laying. Find a comfortable size and speed. Through the comfortable vibration, gradually each cell remembers the condition of fetus or plankton moved by the ocean wave. It leads you to subbody mode.

 

Conditioning  No.2: Swaying Medimotion

This is the typical medimotion. In the sitting position, imagine that someone pulls your center of the chest forward and the other parts follow it. And backward, too. Not only front-back, someone moves your various part of the body into a random direction. Sometimes moves your head to contact to floor, and moves your legs, pelvis into an unexpected direction. With following this being moved Qualia gradually we can release from the human illusion that we are the subject, and become that same condition as Life. Life is always moved by unknown someone and accepts the condition. This is one of the ways to become Life.

 

Conditioning No.3: Three-dimensional being moved Qualia

We have over one hundred joints in the body. Someone moves each part of the body in three-dimensional directions with different size and ways; circulation, figure eight, double figure eight, etc.

In advanced conditioning, sometimes you can mix with conditioning No.6 Rokudo (Six kinds of movement) and Saido (random mix of them in fine size). This conditioning releases each part of the body from daily human custom and habit and remembers the forgotten Qualia connect to the novel creation.   


 Conditioning for activating each dancing place

 

Conditioning No.4: Carrying Density

Activate fluidity of the body

Pass various animal waves to your body from the sacrum to head, move each spine in three-dimensional directions with cross eight-figures. 

remember the fluidities animal wave and various creature’s fluidity

 

Animal

Become an animal position

Someone lift up the center of your back toward the sky

Someone pull down it toward the earth

Someone rotate your body in arrow dimensional circle and reverse way

Someone rotate your body in diagonal directions

Your body increases fluidity like various animals and creatures.

 

Saido

Someone vibrate your body at various parts with a very fine vibration

With this subtle vibration (=Saido) someone changes your body from bottom position via. animal to standing position

 

Vaporizing

Someone shift the Saido (subtle vibration) to subtle sway and the body transforms to the vaporized body.

Let each cell remember when we were one-celled creatures like bacteria or ameba. We are floating in the ocean and when it became dry, we float in the air as the dust.

 

Frozen

The temperature change to very cold and whole body shift to the frozen body, solid body, stone body, and mountain body.

Thus, through the resonance with the world, the density of the body is changed.

Through this <Carrying density> technique, you can transform into everything in the Universe.

 

Conditioning No.5: Five Hidden Qualia 

Our bodies have many hidden Qualia that the daily human body has forgotten.

Hidden cavities

Hidden joints                                                           

Hidden muscles

Hidden fluid

Hidden skins 

By opening these Qualia, we can meet so many forgotten Qualia and able to transform various beings including Hidden body, possessed body, and so on.


Conditioning No.6: Rokudo (Six Realms)

Our daily bodies are bound by daily habits. But our subbodies are not bound by daily habits and limits. There are very diverse movements between life and death.

Release your body from the daily body to become a flexible body which is able to follow any kinds of the subtle signal of movement from the darkness of the body.

Move a hundred points of your body with the following six kinds of movements:

Sway, Shake, Wave, Shock, Collapse, Die.

 

Conditioning No.7: Rhizoming

Rhizoming is a technique to become Rhizome.

the special term for transforming to subbody method. A subtle tendency starts at a point of the body and spread to the whole body with different ways of progression.


Conditioning No.8: Non-dual and Eight channels

We have eight main channels as the following. Normally we use a few channels and shift another channel unconsciously. Be aware of the channel which you use with the following method. And become able to control all channels flexibly.

Body channel
Movement channel
Visual channel
Audio channel
Emotion channel
Human relationship channel
World-self channel
Thinking channel

Conditioning No.9: Behind worlds

Segment your body into three parts: legs, body, and head part. And control each part to sway with different directions. Segment each part of the body into three sub-parts. Segment legs into feet, legs, and hip. Segment body into pelvis, stomach, and chest. Segment your arms into hand, elbow, and shoulder. Segment your head into the neck, lower face, and upper face. Control each segmented part in a different directional sway. Segment each of the nine parts into three more sub-parts. And control each part with a subtle sway. Segment each part into infinite tiny size until cellular scale. And control each cell with different sways.

 

Conditioning No.10: Ten positions and Ten bodies 

We have ten meridians that connect each finger’s front line and backline. Open each meridian by sending air and twisted stretching. Listen to the unique bodily sensation of each meridian. Catch subtle tendencies from the darkness of body and taste them carefully.

 

Conditioning No.11: Resonance Touch and Shiatsu

This is cobody conditioning. We focus on listening to the partner's body quietly and carefully.

Gradually someone moves a sitting person’s tale in the underground, then the contact points are vibrating.

Gradually someone varies the way of touching, vibration to tapping, patting, cupping, massaging, and pushing.

It shifts from resonance touch to shiatsu, and other body works flexibly.

 

The next section explains each conditioning in detail.


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Difference between meditation and medimotion

 

Medimotion means meditating while moving the body. It is a moving meditation. Medimotion is the backbone of the subbody method.

In traditional meditation, we block the body movement channel by locking the body in specific poses. We cross the legs, place our hands in mudras and seek stillness. This type of meditation closes all movement of the body. It is biased towards opening only the thinking channel.

In medimotion, we open all the channels and release all blocks. We free the legs and arms to be in a comfortable position.

 

Medimotion for Subbody Research

 

Release all tension of the mind and body and Straighten the Spine

Imagine you have a string on the top of your head that is connected to the sky and another string from the bottom of the body connects to the center of the earth. With this visualization, we can release from the various tensions and straighten the spine.

 

Someone Moves your body by the invisible string

Someone moves this string in various directions. Someone slowly picks up and moves us forward from the chest spine and the rest of the body follows without resistance. Then the body moves as someone pulls your center of the spine backward. We begin a subtle front-back sway, and being moved to multiple directions.  In Butoh, we never move. Always someone moves us in various ways. We just follow while being moved.

 

Find the Most Comfortable Size and Speed for your body

The size and speed of being moved depend on an individual’s body condition. Follows the most comfortable size and speed for your body.

 

Release all parts of the body from their daily roles by changing body position and let them follow the spontaneous tendency

As your body is unlocked, it may want to move in unusual ways. Allow the legs to release from the daily role to support your body, sometimes the head and shoulder take over the supporting role, and the legs, feet, and tale can dance in the space freely. Arms are moved in unusual position from daily position to the behind of neck or the back and meet forgotten Qualia. Accept everything and follow the tendency of your body.

 

Listen to Subtle Qualia and Follow it  

Through medimotion, we listen to very subtle Qualia in the darkness of the body. Qualia is everything that Life resonates with. You can feel a very subtle something. As you begin to listen, you will meet non-dual Qualia beyond all the channels. You can’t distinguish what it is. It is something unknown that mixed of memory, imagination, sensation, dream, illusion and more. When listening to each part of the body while moving the body, you can notice that various Qualia beyond the channels are resonating multi-dimensionally.

The Qualia of the physical movement will awaken the Qualia of the forgotten cellar memory which is hidden in each part of the body, and it resonates doubly. Focus on listening to this double resonance or multiple resonances of the various Qualia.

Stop thinking, while being moved into unexpected ways and we can become subbody mode that can listen to the multi-layered resonance of Qualia flowing in the body. This is the purpose of medimotion.

 

Follow the Spontaneous Movement without Judgment

When you enter the subbody mode, follow the spontaneous movement without any judgment. The judgment belongs only to human society. In the realm of Life, there is no judgment. Life follows its own tendency.

Enjoy your subbody creation, the creativity of Life is infinite. Continue this exercise every day.

 

 

 


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Medimotion

 

Medimotion that is meditation while moving the body is the backbone of the subbody method. Traditional meditation blocks the body in a specific pose and meditates while closings body and movement channel. It tends to be the meditation biased toward thinking channel.
On the contrary, we meditate while opening all channels including body and movement channel. The medimotion is the meditation that is to become Life.
To meditate means to listen to subtle Qualia in the darkness of the body. Qualia is everything that Life resonates. You can feel very subtle something which you can’t distinguish what it is; mixed with the memory, imagination, sensation, dream, illusion and so on. At the beginning of the listening, you will meet the non-dual Qualia beyond any channels. When listening to each part of the body while moving the body, you can notice that various Qualia beyond the channel are resonating multi-dimensionally. The Qualia of the physical movement which is going on now awakens the Qualia of the forgotten cell memory which is hidden in each part of the body, and it resonates doubly.


Double Resonance

Focus on listening to this double resonance or multiple resonances of the various Qualia. Stop thinking with moving faintly and become the subconscious mode body (subbody) that can listen to the multilayered resonance of Qualia flowing in the body. This is the purpose of the medimotion. When you become the subbody mode, just follow the spontaneous movement by your whole mind-body without any judgment. The judgment belongs only to human society. In the Life realm, nobody can judge. Anything is OK, whatever your Life wants.

Enjoy your subbody creation, the creativity of Life is infinite. Continue with it every day.

 

 

Difference between meditation and medimotion

 

Medimotion means meditating while moving the body. It is a moving meditation. Medimotion is the backbone of the subbody method.

In traditional meditation, we block the body movement channel by locking the body in specific poses. We cross the legs, place our hands in mudras and seek stillness. This type of meditation closes all movement of the body. It is biased towards opening only the thinking channel.

In medimotion, we open all the channels and release all blocks. We free the legs and arms to be in a comfortable position.

 

Medimotion for Subbody Research

 

Release all tension of the mind and body and Straighten the Spine

Imagine you have a string on the top of your head that is connected to the sky and another string from the bottom of the body connects to the center of the earth. With this visualization, we can release from the various tensions and straighten the spine.

 

Someone Moves your body by the invisible string

Someone moves this string in various directions. Someone slowly picks up and moves us forward from the chest spine and the rest of the body follows without resistance. Then the body moves as someone pulls your center of the spine backward. We begin a subtle front-back sway, and being moved to multiple directions.  In Butoh, we never move. Always someone moves us in various ways. We just follow while being moved.

 

Find the Most Comfortable Size and Speed for your body

The size and speed of being moved depend on an individual’s body condition. Follows the most comfortable size and speed for your body.

 

Release all parts of the body from their daily roles by changing body position and let them follow the spontaneous tendency

As your body is unlocked, it may want to move in unusual ways. Allow the legs to release from the daily role to support your body, sometimes the head and shoulder take over the supporting role, and the legs, feet, and tale can dance in the space freely. Arms are moved in unusual position from daily position to the behind of neck or the back and meet forgotten Qualia. Accept everything and follow the tendency of your body.

 

Listen to Subtle Qualia and Follow it  

Through medimotion, we listen to very subtle Qualia in the darkness of the body. Qualia is everything that Life resonates with. You can feel a very subtle something. As you begin to listen, you will meet non-dual Qualia beyond all the channels. You can’t distinguish what it is. It is something unknown that mixed of memory, imagination, sensation, dream, illusion and more. When listening to each part of the body while moving the body, you can notice that various Qualia beyond the channels are resonating multi-dimensionally.

The Qualia of the physical movement will awaken the Qualia of the forgotten cellar memory which is hidden in each part of the body, and it resonates doubly. Focus on listening to this double resonance or multiple resonances of the various Qualia.

Stop thinking, while being moved into unexpected ways and we can become subbody mode that can listen to the multi-layered resonance of Qualia flowing in the body. This is the purpose of medimotion.

 

Follow the Spontaneous Movement without Judgment

When you enter the subbody mode, follow the spontaneous movement without any judgment. The judgment belongs only to human society. In the realm of Life, there is no judgment. Life follows its own tendency.

Enjoy your subbody creation, the creativity of Life is infinite. Continue this exercise every day.

 

 


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Listening to the Qualia that have never repeated

 

Focus on the very short-term Qualia that seems to appear for milliseconds and immediately disappear.

Special Qualia that would be a very important source of creation is hidden in the depth of the darkness of the body with multiple entanglements. It is hard to appear.

Those very rare Qualia would be the precious source of novel creation.

Research the very rare Qualia that have never repeated.

Our ego repeats positive Qualia every moment; “I’m OK”, “I’m strong”, “I’m polite”, “I’m good” and so on. Our daily mind is full of those repeated Qualia that support your self-identity or ego. In those repeated Qualia there is no space that new Qualia meet other novel Qualia. No resonant emergency happens.

On the contrary, listen to the very rare Qualia that you will meet for the first time. They have so rich possibility to meet another Qualia and new Qualia will be born. Those rare and new-born Qualia are the most important source of your creation.

 

Dream of not going well

I dreamed a series of 'not going well' dream several times these days. At first, Hijikata Tatsumi joined in my class and he tries something but it's not going well. So, something is wrong, but I did not understand what this dream means. Next night also Hijikata appeared again, and he tried to make a sequence of movement by following my Jo-Ha-Kyu method, but then also it is not going well. I felt a very uncomfortable feeling. But I know that this kind of uncomfortable feeling is always to tell me some important thing, and so I keep this feeling and tried to listen to it.

Three days ago, also I dreamt that a young female student tried to do something it seemed almost OK, but at the last moment, it was not going well. She asked me "What is wrong? What do you feel when something is not going well for you?"

I was moved by this question. Because this feeling is so familiar to me. At the last moment of this process, I encountered the feeling that some delicate thing is wrong, and I cannot succeed. It told me the goal is very close. If you find only a small thing, it guides you to the goal. But this feeling is so uncomfortable. I understand that she feels the same feeling in front of goal with real Qualia.

Last night, I dreamed the same series of a dream. In this time, a small child who is my staff Ramesh's son Ravi tried something in my class but something disturbs him. I felt the same uncomfortable feeling like the same with Ravi in my chest very strongly. Then I noticed that I am resonating with Ravi, and I feel the same feeling like him.

I remembered that I felt the same uncomfortable feeling when something is 'not going well'. These series of dreams told me that I felt the real Qualia of resonance, though I could not notice until today. 


 


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Listening to the Qualia that your Life could not resonate well with

 

Especially important Qualia to listen to is unknown uncomfortable Qualia that your Life cannot resonate well. We forget those immediately but the body can remember it.  Listen to them carefully and patiently. They are the special rich source of creation. Hijikata had continued to collect them throughout his life. It is called Kan (disabled) Qualia. (See “Flower of Kan” in the chapter 11 Butoh-fu)

 

 

Listening to the Qualia that have never repeated

 

Focus on the very short-term Qualia that seems to appear for milliseconds and immediately disappear.

Special Qualia that would be a very important source of creation is hidden in the depth of the darkness of the body with multiple entanglements. It is hard to appear.

Those very rare Qualia would be the precious source of novel creation.

Research the very rare Qualia that have never repeated.

Our ego repeats positive Qualia every moment; “I’m OK”, “I’m strong”, “I’m polite”, “I’m good” and so on. Our daily mind is full of those repeated Qualia that support your self-identity or ego. In those repeated Qualia there is no space that new Qualia meet other novel Qualia. No resonant emergency happens.

On the contrary, listen to the very rare Qualia that you will meet for the first time. They have so rich possibility to meet another Qualia and new Qualia will be born. Those rare and new-born Qualia are the most important source of your creation.

 

Dream of not going well

I dreamed a series of 'not going well' dream several times these days. At first, Hijikata Tatsumi joined in my class and he tries something but it's not going well. So, something is wrong, but I did not understand what this dream means. Next night also Hijikata appeared again, and he tried to make a sequence of movement by following my Jo-Ha-Kyu method, but then also it is not going well. I felt a very uncomfortable feeling. But I know that this kind of uncomfortable feeling is always to tell me some important thing, and so I keep this feeling and tried to listen to it.

Three days ago, also I dreamt that a young female student tried to do something it seemed almost OK, but at the last moment, it was not going well. She asked me "What is wrong? What do you feel when something is not going well for you?"

I was moved by this question. Because this feeling is so familiar to me. At the last moment of this process, I encountered the feeling that some delicate thing is wrong, and I cannot succeed. It told me the goal is very close. If you find only a small thing, it guides you to the goal. But this feeling is so uncomfortable. I understand that she feels the same feeling in front of goal with real Qualia.

Last night, I dreamed the same series of a dream. In this time, a small child who is my staff Ramesh's son Ravi tried something in my class but something disturbs him. I felt the same uncomfortable feeling like the same with Ravi in my chest very strongly. Then I noticed that I am resonating with Ravi, and I feel the same feeling like him.

I remembered that I felt the same uncomfortable feeling when something is 'not going well'. These series of dreams told me that I felt the real Qualia of resonance, though I could not notice until today. 


 


 


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Qualia that Life can’t resonate well

Listening to the Qualia that your Life could not resonate well with

 

Especially important Qualia to listen to is unknown uncomfortable Qualia that your Life cannot resonate well. We forget those immediately but the body can remember it.  Listen to them carefully and patiently. They are the special rich source of creation. Hijikata had continued to collect them throughout his life. It is called Kan (disabled) Qualia. (See “Flower of Kan” in the chapter 11 Butoh-fu)

 

 

Listening to the Qualia that have never repeated

 

Focus on the very short-term Qualia that seems to appear for milliseconds and immediately disappear.

Special Qualia that would be a very important source of creation is hidden in the depth of the darkness of the body with multiple entanglements. It is hard to appear.

Those very rare Qualia would be the precious source of novel creation.

Research the very rare Qualia that have never repeated.

Our ego repeats positive Qualia every moment; “I’m OK”, “I’m strong”, “I’m polite”, “I’m good” and so on. Our daily mind is full of those repeated Qualia that support your self-identity or ego. In those repeated Qualia there is no space that new Qualia meet other novel Qualia. No resonant emergency happens.

On the contrary, listen to the very rare Qualia that you will meet for the first time. They have so rich possibility to meet another Qualia and new Qualia will be born. Those rare and new-born Qualia are the most important source of your creation.

 

Dream of not going well

I dreamed a series of 'not going well' dream several times these days. At first, Hijikata Tatsumi joined in my class and he tries something but it's not going well. So, something is wrong, but I did not understand what this dream means. Next night also Hijikata appeared again, and he tried to make a sequence of movement by following my Jo-Ha-Kyu method, but then also it is not going well. I felt a very uncomfortable feeling. But I know that this kind of uncomfortable feeling is always to tell me some important thing, and so I keep this feeling and tried to listen to it.

Three days ago, also I dreamt that a young female student tried to do something it seemed almost OK, but at the last moment, it was not going well. She asked me "What is wrong? What do you feel when something is not going well for you?"

I was moved by this question. Because this feeling is so familiar to me. At the last moment of this process, I encountered the feeling that some delicate thing is wrong, and I cannot succeed. It told me the goal is very close. If you find only a small thing, it guides you to the goal. But this feeling is so uncomfortable. I understand that she feels the same feeling in front of goal with real Qualia.

Last night, I dreamed the same series of a dream. In this time, a small child who is my staff Ramesh's son Ravi tried something in my class but something disturbs him. I felt the same uncomfortable feeling like the same with Ravi in my chest very strongly. Then I noticed that I am resonating with Ravi, and I feel the same feeling like him.

I remembered that I felt the same uncomfortable feeling when something is 'not going well'. These series of dreams told me that I felt the real Qualia of resonance, though I could not notice until today. 


 


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Non-dual=Multidimantional Qualia




What is Non-dual?

 

I use often “Non-dual”, “Qualia is resonating in Non-dual and Multi-dimensional realm”.  Qualia are generated through the Life resonance that each cells Life resonates with various environments and change of own bodily conditions. Even one-celled creature like bacteria or ameba is resonating with infinite multi-dimensional Qualia and interlaced complicatedly. The adult human body has 100 trillion cells. Each cell’s Life is resonating through infinite Qualia with the environment always, resonating with the gravity, sunshine, air, Oxygen, temperature, moisture, sound and not only those physical present Qualia but also all of those inner memories which are reserved in the cell as the Life memories. Those Qualia are resonating with multi-layered, interlaced, and intricately intertwined beyond time and space. It is not possible to discriminate separately by the dualistic consciousness. When we listen to the darkness of the body at first we can’t recognize whether it is the sensation, imagination, dream, illusion. That’s why we call it “Non-dual”. Originally this word is from old oriental meditator who have continued to listen to the darkness of the body. Also, they have met with this Non-dual Qualia, and became familiar with them.

Adding this, Qualia is interlacing and transforming at each moment. We feel that diverse Qualia are interchanging momentary. Because Qualia are generated through the Life resonance. Life can catch the change of the cell’s body condition with the subtle change of the resonance pattern of the String. (See chapter 1 Mystery of Life, Qualia, and Resonance). Subbody Resonance Butoh is to listen to these very subtle Qualia that is interlacing and changing momentarily and dance the precise transformation of Life. That’s why we need to stop language thinking and continue to listen to the infinite silence for 24-hour. Only through continuing this we can be aware of that Life is invaded and disturbed by how much elements on the earth. Then we can live as Life with opening infinite creativity, originality, and resonativity (resonance ability).

 

 

Non-dualDual Sway and RhizomeTree sway

 

Non-dual Qualia is Rhizome, there is no center, no hierarchy, it’s complete chaos. All creatures expect of human are living with this Non-dual and Rhizome Qualia in nature. But our human had invented language. The language is dual. When a moment a word is generated, it divides inside that the word means and outside that the word doesn’t mean. And a Tree-like hierarchical grammar system was built by combining them. The language is bound by dualism and Tree hierarchy system. Our brain is a conversion device between Non-dual=Rhizome Qualia and Dual=Tree system. There are constant swaying between Non-dual and Dual, Rhizome and Tree.

In our brain, the dualistic language is generated from Non-dual =Rhizome Qualia. Our daily consciousness doesn’t notice of this hidden process but the language is always supported by the Non-dual Qualia.


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Listening


 

What kind of qualia should we listen to in the journey of the darkness of the body? This chapter will guide you through three particularly important three points. All of these are almost inaudible under normal language consciousness, so listen carefully while continuing the medimotion enough.

Very Subtle Qualia

Listening to subtle Qualia of the darkness of the body

 

 

I often use the word “Listening”.

What is Listening?

What do we listen to?

When we listen to the body, at first we can sense only ambiguous something that is not able to recognize clearly Is this sensation? Or the imagination? Or a dream? Illusion? memory?

We cannot distinguish at all.

It is Non-dual Qualia.

Qualia is everything that cell’s Life resonates with. Life resonates with Qualia of Gravity, Sunshine, Air, temperature, moisture, sound, smell…

Life is always resonating with these physical Qualia of environment. And not only those present physical Qualia but also inner memory Qualia of those that are reserved as the Life memory during the four billion years Life history.

Both are always resonating double. We call the former “Outer Qualia” the latter “Inner Qualia”.

We listen to the double resonance of both though we cannot distinguish as well.

But, during the listening, the non-dual Qualia shift to a certain channel Qualia; bodily sensation, movement, visual, audio, emotion, human relationship, world=self-image, and thinking channels so that we can catch it clearly. We follow it by the whole body-mind until it becomes a certain subbody movement.

When we co-research it with some friends, sometimes a friend’s movement affects you, or your movement becomes other’s movement.

Listen to the process, taste the resonance deeply. It is proof that the border between self and others disappears.

Listen to your own Qualia and other’s Qualia as well.

 

Listen to inside 50% and outside 50%. This is Transparent listening.

You will meet not only your friends but also meet the world Qualia.

In the world Qualia, it includes not only the physical world but also the invisible world Qualia that Hijikata called it “Behind world”.

Those are the Qualia that we listen to.

 

 

24-hour Listening

When we are entering into the real creation process, if you want to be a real Butoh creator, we need to stop thinking and talking completely. Keep infinite silence 24-hour.
Only in the infinite silence, you can listen to very subtle Qualia stream. Qualia are always changing and streaming in your Life, but it is extremely subtle. If you activate the language thinking and talking, immediately you lose the subtle Listening.
Keep listening to what you cannot remember in the darkness of the body. And at the same time keep subtle medimotion that your body is moved by someone with very subtle Qualia from all directions.
Keep the body to follow the unusual forms always.
If you continue these two, there will always be some form and movement of the body, there is a moment when A specific Qualia and body movement connected and suddenly crystallized as one. Hunt it, it is your subbody!  It is important to continue this work always.
As long as you continue it, it will be possible to complete solo or cobody piece for an hour in a year.
The movement consists of mostly strange movements and shapes. The memories that were forgotten to connect with are also full of strange, dusky, hardly o be explained.
By linking them together without any meaning or context, it becomes an unknown thing that you do not understand well. That is the characteristic of subbody=cobody.
When the movement led by one Qualia is over, it is the timing to accept the next subbody. In this process, strange developments are born one after another.
When you dance with others, the border between subbody and cobody disappear, your subbody become cobody, other's cobody becomes your subbody through Life Resonance.
We become unknown Rhizome that connect freely and separate flexible at any part of the body at any moment.
Become swarm, and become an alone wolf!
Transform individual to group instantly and reverse!
Sometimes it jumps to an unexpected place. Do not mind at all.
If you add a story that you can explain with your consciousness, the tree of meaning will immediately rise and it becomes boring. The chaos that nobody understands is OK. Life is moved only to something that has never been seen before. It will be over if the audience is convinced with the head. Constantly betray their expectations and keep even yourself amazed.
This is the essence of Life-Resonance Butoh that has become lucid recently and I can tell now it transparently.

Even sleeping time, we can continue Listening

 

We sink down to deeper research of the darkness of the body. We expand the Qualia listening from only school hours to 24-hour. Continue Medimotion that is moved by someone for 24-hour.

During sleep time, also we are moved by unknown Qualia which sometimes it becomes a dream.

Sometimes our mind state shifts from medimotion mode to meditation mode that we continue Qualia thinking with subtle Qualia without opening the movement channel. Taste the swaying among both processes.

We integrate the Subbody method, Hijikata Butoh method and Deleuze philosophy with researching "Quiet House" Butoh-fu.

Quiet House: The building of Subbody school transforms into the Quiet House that nobody talks anymore. We keep complete silence and listen to the darkness of the body.

The Red God: Life is moved by unknown Qualia always. The medimotion is what we moved by someone. This "someone" is "The Red God". The 24-hour medimotion means that we feel the invisible Red God for 24-hour.
Hijikata isolated himself for some years and meditate about his dead sister to invent his necessary last Butoh.

A girl who plans an evil deed in the rain: This is Hijikata's main motif of The Quiet House. We start researching each one's motivation for creation. Until we find own necessity of Butoh creation, we continue to seek it in the darkness of the body.

A fine spider's thread that runs on the forehead:
Beggar:
Cat Waist:
Behind World:

To control these four elements indigently is Hijikata's secret technique of the weakened body. He segmented his body into thousands of details and transformed various things.
Deleuze said <Differentiation and Differenciation> as same as Hijikata, to segment into different parts and each part transforms differently. 

Garbage disposal place:
When I rubbed a mirror, there was a swaying shadow of flower:
A fragile sound collapsed in a shed:
Can Factory:


The inner Qualia of cell's Life memories are resonating with multiple Behind World.
It is the Rhizome which is able to connect freely and separate flexibly.
Now finally we can integrate Hijikata method, Subbody method, and Deleuze philosophy.


Sinking into the darkness of the body



"Technique of Shisha"

 

Watching Life from death

A strange condition continues in my body and mind after leaving from Himalaya. I was so tired during the two weeks Himalaya Butoh Festival. I could not sleep during the term. I am carried by unknown space quietly as dead during the travel. Exactly saying, it seems a condition of so-called "Bardo" in Tibetan Buddhism. It is another time-space between Life and death. In Buddhism, it is believed that the dead floats in the Bardo during 49 days after the death. Also, I felt as if I am floating in the Bardo during the two months travel from Himalaya, via Switzerland, and Greece. I met various foreign scenery and things during the travel; I resonated with them as only one resonance until dying. I cannot bring them into the dead world. I felt every Qualia as only one chance in Life. Even subtle Qualia of swaying leaf, bird song, floating cloud, I could feel so brilliant and each of them is so rich and unique. I could feel all of the Qualia as the very precious resonance of Life. After death, I cannot feel any Qualia through Life resonance. I cannot carry them into the dead world. Now an important awareness came out. This must be the first essence of "the Technique of Shisha”.

The entrance of the " Technique of Shisha" is to stop the daily mind and body. Because they are so gross and rough comparing the subtle Qualia of Life. They are a trillion times stronger than Life Qualia.

As a daily body, we cannot be aware of the subtle sway of Qualia in the darkness of the body by the masking of strong language thinking.

We can try to stop thinking through various conditionings; the breath of Life, swaying meditation, shivering conditioning, and so on. Through these conditionings, we can calm down conscious thinking, and language brain. But it takes a long time to get it. In the intensive summer workshop in Greece, though the term is four weeks, in the third week half of participants have exchanged. Then we had to start again from the beginning of conditioning to become subbody mode.

Almost all participants still could not respect only one principle no talking during the class. They start talking often unconsciously. It means they are not in subbody mode. It means also that it is not possible for them to stop inner talking and thinking. Even one word coming out, it destroys the subbody mode of other people including me.

To take off all condition of human and to become Shisha is the essence of Butoh. Then in the third week, I decide to guide people into the dead world which I am experiencing now as "Bardo". Through normal conditioning of swaying or vibrating, when we enter the subbody mode, slowly all of Life swaying’s stop and become a Quiet body as a dead.

Watch this living world from the dead world.

You are already not here; nobody can see your shape.

What will be seen in your dead eyes?

What is happening in the living world?

What is Life?

What is death?

Continue this condition during your whole life.

You can get such precious awareness about Life and death.

You will be able to become a Butoh dancer someday.

 


Sinking into the darkness of the body



Basic conditioning to edge work, and de-self-conditioning

 

During searching for old photos of swaying conditioning, I met nostalgic pictures in the School photo folder of 2006.

At that time, the school term is one month to three months, then we could enjoy the beginning stage of the subbody process.

 

There were three processes in the slideshow above.

1. Swaying meditation to free resonance

2. Rolling conditioning to free resonance

3. Reso-touch to free resonance.

 

Still, now, we follow the same process in the beginning. And proceed to various self or group research processes. This variation became so developed in the past decade, students are able to explore the darkness of the body deeper.

Edge---Biggest difference between ten years ago and now

One of the biggest differences is 'Edge'.

In the short term, students may not encounter hard strange edge Qualia. Or in case of meeting something hard, they finished school and left.

But now school term extended to a minimum one year to three years. All students must face each own edge and have to solve it and overcome it because the edge Qualia is one of the richest sources of originality, creativity, and resonativity (resonance ability) of Life.

Edge is unknown hard Qualia which happen through the resonance of one's first process and the second process. The first process is one's daily body/mind. There are strong Ego and Self, and ego or self is bound by an illusion which "I" can decide everything freely, 'I" can think everything freely. This "I" as the subject is the strongest illusion of the modern human. We can say it is the strongest Archetype that remains in the contemporary world.

It connects to individualism and capitalism strongly and Ego and Self-support the Nation-State which is also the strongest common illusion of this world.

The so-cold 'success stories' bind people tightly.

This first process is bound by dualistic logic; good/bad, input/output, right/wrong and so on. All words and language thinking are bound by dualism.

Then, students who entered the Subbody school, their first process meets unknown second process in the darkness of the body.

It has completely another logic which is non-dual and multi-dimensional resonance.

Students have to encounter strange Qualia which are streaming in the subconscious realm. It is an extremely strange world which they had not to notice until now. All people feel fear and unsafe, their Life shrinks for self-protection against the unknown something. It is a natural process of Life.

During the three months, all students meet it and have to struggle with it. In these ten years, we could develop the method for how to resonate with the edge Qualia.

 

1. Acceptance

All Ego and Self don't know the importance of acceptance. Because they are bound by the illusion of the freedom which "I" can choose everything. "I" will follow to a good thing which "I" recognize so if "I" don't agree, I will not follow.

How foolish an illusion it is! All illusion of "I" are supported by the intentional ignorance to the fact which we cannot choose parents, nation, sex, body, time/space of the birth, and the kind of creature.

So, the first thing to do is accept everything including hardship, emotion, body condition, and so on.

 

2. Optimum distance

Find the optimum distance with the edge Qualia.

This is the basic attitude of Life. Until we will find the best resonance pattern, Life just waits with finding the safe distance.

 

3. Original conditioning

Invent a proper 'conditioning method' with its own edge.

With trying every method which you learn in the school, apply it to your own condition which is bound by the edge.

 

4. Change it to your own creation

Shift the edge Qualia to own creation of Butoh of Life. Though it would take time.

 

De-self-conditioning

 

These decades are the challenge for me as a midwife for meeting the hard edge of the birth of fetus subbody=cobody.

The edge is completely different among students.

How to support each student who is attacked by diverse edges, I could hardly find diverse methods of edge work.

Resonance touch

Resonance Shiatsu

Edgework of Mindell

Mixing method of hundreds of eyes-faces-breaths-voices-movements

Cobody work

De-self-conditioning

Accept everything as the Life Resonance

 


Sinking into the darkness of the body



 

De-self-conditioning

 

When your Ego and Self are activated helplessly by a storm of emotions and feelings and cannot get out of it, please try this de-self-conditioning in such a case.

Leave from the place where you are excited. Find a quiet place, in the standing position or sitting position.

Feel the breath of Life.

Your hundred trillion of cells in your body is activated to get oxygen and feel that the body is going swell just a little while relaxing very slowly.

And after a while, some part of the body starts fading also.

Let your body relax in the comfortable Life sway.

Swayback just one millimeter, from your present position to another dimension of the dead.

Stretch your back a little bit and move toward the behind world.

Become a transparent body, feel that you are missing from this living world.

Watch this living world from the dead world.

Enjoy this de-self-condition, until your mind and body become silence.

 


Sinking into the darkness of the body



How to Liberate from the Archetype



Notes on dancing the archetype

 

We dance the universe. What is seen and what is unseen, we dance all. Archetypes are the oldest resident in the darkness of the body. The time when we must dance a variety of archetypes will come often. Archetypes are a matrix of our imagination that humanity has genetically inherited from ancient times, and it has a very strong binding force. When we are caught once, then it is difficult to get out.

If we are possessed by it, we would fall into a miserable existence without flexibility, creativity, and originality.

Shadow, Anima, Animus, old sage, Trickster, Girl, Boy, King, Queen, God, Demon, Devil, and Ego are the archetypes of self-image. Few people know that the Ego is also an archetype. But, it's the strongest archetype of modern society. Most people have got caught too, then it is misunderstood that it is the inevitable nature of the human. But it is just an illusion imprinted by the capitalistic education and information system.

Though it must become lifetime work to be separated from the Ego bind. It is the biggest challenge for modern people.

Otherwise, we cannot recover the Resonativity (resonance ability) (=Resonance ability) which are the most important qualities of Life.

We need to dance all the archetypes, to be released from the unconscious restraint of them. It is only possible to escape from the restraint by dancing them thoroughly. We need careful attention to dance it. We must keep a safe distance where we do not get eaten by it. There is no choice but to dance on the edge of the fine line between success or failure. Otherwise, we would be eaten by archetype and become the prisoner easily.

The miserable state of the guru is born to do so.


Sinking into the darkness of the body

 

When ego comes out 

It took for decades to be able to catch the moment when the ego comes out for me.
Now I control myself to be subbody mode in a whole day, otherwise, I cannot enter into student's subbodies and resonate with it from inside.
But sometimes when the morning conditioning is not enough, my ego comes up and possess me, I noticed twice times in this week.
Maybe I felt that my work for this year has finished, then conditioning becomes loose.
It is one of the proofs of loose that my old poet character came out this week. I have lost concentration for keeping midwife mode.
Then many small fragmental egos come out and possessed me.
When ego comes out, it has a particular signal. Ego is bound by dissonance mode.
Because ego was born when the complete resonance with the womb world was broken, and ego had to make oneself as if it were a war orphan. The ego feels always conflict, fear, anger, and complaint to the others.
It is the first characteristic of an ego that ego forgets one's own problem and ego puts the blame on the other person. The ego feels always angry and dissatisfied with others.
When we get angry with the others, we project all bad Qualia to the others and bound by blaming always. It is not ninety percent, but exactly a hundred percent.
Because this ego process is completely unconscious, the ego doesn't know that the real problem is on its own side, then it projects all the blame of bad thing on the others.
Ego pictures the best planning in its own imaginary world, and if the world did not follow the planning, the ego becomes dissatisfied and gets angry, this is the characteristic process of small ego.
Even me, when I am not enough conditioning, immediately small ego comes up and possess me, and I was fallen in anger mode
The morning enough conditioning is everything.
I realized the importance of conditioning deeply again.
When the conditioning is not enough, always small ego comes out and binds us.
We need to continue it every morning until enough.
I hope all students to continue it every morning, even after they have finished subbody school.


Sinking into the darkness of the body

 

There is nothing to be ashamed

Whatever happens in our darkness of body, there is nothing to be ashamed.
All of what is moving in the darkness of body are phenomena of life.
When we watch them by daily eyes, it looks ugly, ashamed, miserable, but when we open eyes as a life, there is nothing ugly, ashamed, miserable.
There are so strange Qualia streams, moving, desires, impulses, imaginations, illusions. All of them are phenomena of life.
Who can give decisions to Life?
If your ego feels that I can decide everything, it is just the illusion of ego inflation.
During subbody dancing by the naked body for long years, I got it; "There is nothing to be hidden and to be ashamed in the darkness of body.".
There is nothing to hide, on the contrary, we can resonate deeply with all of them among people.
Stop judgment by the daily mind, and open all of the subbodies for sharing.
Subbody Butoh is neither ego expression nor self-expression.
It is the creative expression of life.
They are not ugly. Life can carve and create new beauty through our subbodies.
The value of judgment of this world should be turned over.
The old paradigm of modern human age which deny life has to turn over to the new life paradigm which affirms and accept life.
The age of humanity is going to end; the age of life is going to open.



 
 

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Doushin Butoh Workshop - Autumn Term

*** In compliance with CDC guidelines regarding coronavirus prevention, we are continuing our Doushin Butoh Workshop on Zoom. ***

Doushin Butoh Workshop is designed to explore the hidden potential of our body. Using movement meditation techniques from Spring Forest Qigong and body awareness techniques from Subbody Butoh, Doushin Butoh allow the practitioners to go deep into a meditative state and explore their body in a whole new way. 

This workshop will focus on the essential aspects of Doushin Butoh: 

  • Go deep into a meditative state by practicing Spring Forest Qigong healing movements and meditation
  • Increase the awareness of our body by practicing body conditioning techniques from Subbody Butoh
  • Go beyond our physical, psychological and social bounds and experience freedom of movements in our body
  • Experience oneness with everything around us and feel the natural flow of Qi in the universe
  • Experience Subtle Body by quieting down the daily consciousness and listen to the subtle sensations in our body 


Recommended Study:  Spring Forest Qigong Level One, Doushin Butoh Experience Workshop, Qi Flow class from Heart of Tao Resonance Art

When: Thursdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm Central Time US

  • Autumn Term 2021: 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28 (Schedule is subject to change) 

Where: Online (Zoom)

Tuition: $160

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