215 Shadow of mind
What is "Shadow of mind" ?
I could not get it exactly until this year (2010).
"5. Something that was grasped as a shadow of mind
A girl who moves with subtle speed
The Christ who has gone slack
The Christ who was released with the slacked body
Mad King’s hand – Bug, Bird , Stick
A sitting crane fly
These are almost danced by the waltz
Thus, the reduction by X and regeneration are flying off from the far away forest and the nest of eyes,
And “Shisha” participate with all of these
Someone, who appears in order to dance these things (or a Butoh dancer), has to be familiar with Bird’s fear and Bug’s fear.
And the girl becomes the horse face and stops there.
Also, another girl stands up and becomes a doll through a dragon fly.
All sways stop there."
When I was half asleep mode and saw this subtitles and keywords of Quiet
House, the common charasteristic as Subbody came to light.
"The Red God
Being moved Qualia by unknown thing
Soul and Spirit
Something that was grasped as a shadow of mind
Bird’s fear and Bug’s fear
Dream of Horse Meat
Behind the mirror a wall of light
The dizziness, shivering and swaying shadow of flower
All of these are various entrances for subbody ( Subconscious body) mode!
I have reminded that Hijikata wrote in his notebook;
"It is better to sleep than arbitrary destruction,
You should be in a state of being swaying between asleep and awake.
In other words, the wandering in foggy conscious state is important. "
This is the body of subconscious mode, the Subbody itself.
Toward becoming that state, he tried to change various methods and approached to that subconscious body mode little by little.
Until this moment I have beleived that I've been digging foward the Subbody method by alone separately from Hijikata.
And finally I understood that Hijikata was also digging the exactly same tunnel.
"What can be caught as a shadow of mind" was exactly the Subbody itself.
If the mind represents a clear daytime consciousness, the shadow of mind means foggy, degenerative consciousness state, subconscious itself.
There time flows with a unique subbody speed, and infinite transformation is occurring.
It is the most familiar scene in the darkness of the body.
From the slow motion, to the waltz of the insect, very slow movement is the fundamental speed of the subconscious body.
It is sometimes changed variously, by the rhythm of insects and birds and bars.
By the reduction by X and regeneration which is jumping from the distant forest and nest of eyes.
The constant transformation continues.
The ancestral emotions, fear of the birds, scars of bugs.
The images of archetype which Jung discovered as collective unconscious contents.
Qualia flow that is further deeply rooted.
In a journey of the darkness of the body, I felt empathy that he was digging up the unexplored tunnels by alone.
Only the dying experiences surrounding Jung's "confrontation with unconsciousness", and Mindell's "Shamans Body" was reliance on the journey of the dark for me, before. I have felt so solitude.
However, Hijikata has traveled ahead of us, to what extent, and he has left footprints.
I didn't know why there was no choice for me but to struggle with "Quiet House"?
Why I was so obsessed and working on it desperately till now, the mystery finally solved.
"Quiet House" was the home of the subbody method.
He was meeting with friends of the same town across the spacetime.
Until now, being distracted by rhetoric unique to Hijikata,
Everything in the Quiet House is a journey of the darkness of the body so far.
I did not notice that it was familiar scenery.
What, what was that?
Hijikata was a pioneer of Subbody method from 50 years ago.
However, there is one big difference.
Hijikata's era, Hijikata alone got off this secret tunnel,
Creating various dances by touching the creativity of Life.
And Hijikata gave the choreography to the disciple including Yoko Ashikawa.
His disciples was not allowed to touch on the creativity of Life.
It was an era when the choreographer and the dancer classified in a stark manner.
Probably in Hijikata he became an alternative consciousness by himself, and only he could touch on the infinite creativity of Life and did creation that springs countlessly. He could not share the subbody method with others. It was hidden as a secret of himseparated he and disciples.
"The conditioning of Subbody method" that is able to share to enter the subbody mode and open infinite creativity of Life, this is the novel finding of Subbody method.
Subbody method is open to all.
Everyone digging up the dunning tunnel of the body through which Hijikata passed.
Now, you can touch the infinite creativity, originality and resonativity
of Life as same as Hijikata.
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