Until now, Rhizome was understood in its special form as
de-centralized multiplicity and so on, but we need to grasp it as the movement
that is able to connect freely at any place, at any time, and separate
And now, we have to add what is the Resonance that generates
the multiple movements of Rhizome.
All of the movements and forms are generated by Resonance.
The creativity of Life is based on Qualia Resonance. When
Qualia encounter other Qualia, they automatically generate new Qualia through
resonance. We named it as the “Resonant Emergence” of new Qualia. It is the
secret of the infinite creativity of Life.
Everything is made by
the difference in resonance pattern of the String
According to the String theory of modern physics, everything
in the Universe is generated by the difference of the resonance pattern of the
String. The String is extremely tiny. It’s planck length is the shortest length
in the universe;
Energy and Mass
In the Universe there are four kinds of forces
(interactions); Gravity, Magnetic-electric force, Strong force, Weak force.
Einstein found that Energy and Mass is the same thing. They
are able to convert mutually. According to the principle of relativity, the
famous formula; E=mc（2）
shows that energy equals mass.
All mass and energy are made by the difference of the
resonance pattern of the String.
The String is resonating in 11 dimensions space. Six
dimensions are curled up into the Planck length, and there are three big
dimensions that are well known by our daily sense.
Fig 1.6 dimension of
Calabi Yau space
Fig 2. The String is resonating everywhere in the space
The String is unable
The String has no number, because they always become one and
separate into two flexibly, nobody can count it.
Fig 3.The String can
change their numbers by connecting and separating flexibly.
The resonance patterns of String is infinite, they can
change the sizes, shapes infinitely.
Fig 4, 5. The resonance pattern of the String is infinite.
Qualia’s resonance pattern is infinite, too.
I guess that infinity might be connected by Qualia and
String. Because, there is only one infinity in the Universe.
And it must be Life that connects the two.
Life was born four billion years ago on the planet.
According to the String theory, Life is born by the unique resonance pattern of
The new born Life has a special resonance pattern completely
different from the previous other materials. It is the Qualia as the Life
Life can recognize the change of its own cell’s condition
through resonance with the environment as Qualia, and has a special ability to
remember it as the cellular memory.
The ability above is called ‘Outer Qualia”, and below is
called “Inner Qualia”.
Life has both, the ability of outer Qualia and inner Qualia
as Life Resonance.
This is the completely novel force that only Life has in the
Universe. Qualia as the Life Resonance is the fifth force in the Universe.
As we have seen above, the form
and movement of Qualia and the String is Rhizome.
Connect and separate freely with
resonance anytime and anywhere, then generate new resonance patterns of new
Qualia and String.
In the Rhizome, the resonant emergence
is most likely to occur. That is why the String has generated this Universe and
Life has infinite creativity.
Everything in this Universe is
created by the difference in the resonance pattern of the string. It is known
that the world of matter and energy changes with the four forces discovered so
far, four interactions (gravity, electromagnetic force, strong force, weak
However, in order to understand
life it is necessary to extract the logic of the fifth interaction, <qualia
as life resonance>. Qualia cannot be grasped by four interactions. It is the
fifth interaction born in space with the birth of life.
Modern intelligence has been imprisoned
by humanistic subject illusion. And with it’s humanoid fantasy of capitalism
coupled with the illusion of positioning Christian humans at the apex of the
universe, those with capital have continued to destroy the global environment
However, now it is time to crush
the human subject illusion and to have to change the world by the principle of
<Life Resonance> is
fundamentally different from the subject-predicate relation like the
established logic so far.
Resonance has neither a subject
nor an object. It happens naturally from both sides. This is the Resonance.
To date we have become
accustomed to interpreting human beings as the subject of every phenomenon.
So, we are used to understand in
this manner: "I see the flower." without wonder. However, when we see
this process from the viewpoint of the Resonance theory, it is only a delusion
captured by a human-like subject illusion. Light resonance is occurring between
the flower and your eyes before you see it. It is Life Resonance between the flower
and you. As a result of the resonance between you and the flower that mediated
the light, the flower image stimulates your visual nerve cells, and in your
brain, the illusion that "I am watching the flowers" is established.
We need to grasp every
phenomenon related to Life once again as <Qualia Resonance>. This is what
is actually happening as it is without any bias of the illusion of humans as
I introduce a fateful dream of a schizo girl’s dream to my life.
When I have read this dream in the “Thousand Plateaus” of Deleuze, at the same time my intimate friend Santiago Sempere guided us into this dream in his workshop. I was 45 or 46 years old, just I have been reborn as a Butoh dancer. And surprised at the synchronicity with me and Santiago.
I felt in this dream it is hidden a secret of relationship between subbody and cobody, or an individual and group.
"There is a desert. Again, it wouldn't make any sense to say that I am in the desert. It's a panoramic vision of the desert, and it's not a tragic or uninhabited desert. It's only a desert because of its ocher color and its blazing, shadowless sun. There is a teeming crowd in it, a swarm of bees, a rumble of soccer players, oragroup of Tuareg. lam on the edge of the crowd, at the periphery; but I belong to it, I am attached to it by one of my extremities, a hand or foot. I know that the periphery is the only place I can be, that I would die if I let myself be drawn into the center of the fray, but just as certainly if I let go of the crowd. This is not an easy position to stay in, it is even very difficult to hold, for these beings are in constant motion and their movements are unpredictable and follow no rhythm. They swirl, go north, then suddenly east; none of the individuals in the crowd remains in the same place in relation to the others. So I too am in perpetual motion; all this demands a high level of tension, but it gives me a feeling of violent, almost vertiginous, happiness."
A very good schizo dream. To be fully a part of the crowd and at the same time completely outside it, removed from it: to be on the edge, to take a walk like Virginia Woolf (never again will I say, "I am this or I am that. ").
During these 20 years, I have investigated in this secret and invented
ways of becoming Rhizome and co-creating without hierarchical direction
or choreography as the <Resonant Rhizome> to share this mystery.
Now it is the time to deepen it.
Research the moment that the boundary between individual and group or kind become not clear, ambiguous in your dream or experience.
The secret is hidden in that kind of dream or experience.
I have experienced it during the anti-Vietnam War and revolutionary movement in 1960’-70’. Especially in the struggle against police or other sects, I felt the deep numinous question;
“Who am I?”, “What is Life?”
Many Buddhist monks killed himself by burning. They seemed to have another view about Life. Through these experiences, the quest become fateful to me. “What is Life?”
Three mysteries about what Life is
Now I can grasp the Life through the entanglement of the following three mysteries.
1. Our human body has a hundred trillion cells. Each cell has Life as the same as we have an individual Life. We are resonant Life of hundred trillion cell's Life.
2. Our individual lifespan is within 100 years, however, each cell's age is four billion years old.
3. Life might be a huge tide that four billion years survives with changing shapes, increasing species. Life is one, in this view. The individual Life is separated from the huge Life tide only for less than a hundred years and will return to the huge Life tide when individual Life die.
This thought is not certain. Nobody solves these mysteries. That's why we need to research the mystery in various experiences through being Rhizome.
"Conditioning No.7 Rhizoming" was changed so many times during these 20 years. But, finally we can meet the proper difnition as the following;
Rhizoming means becoming Rhizome that dismantling the inner Tree system
of the daily mind and body. In the daily body, the mind is the King and
it controls the body. We destroy this inner hierarchy.
Any part of the body is moved by someone, released from the daily role, and deterritorializing. Your arm can connect someone's pelvis, and someone's head connects to your back, and separate flexibly. Each part of the body becomes a nomad and starts traveling beyond the borders freely.
When our bodies become Rhizome like above, the resonant emergence will
occur maximum often, and we can open the infinite creativity of Life.
Become a lone wolf!
Wolf is a rhizome even being a lone, it has the potentiality to become herd at any time.
Do what you believe the best without talking and meeting by alone.
Bring what you did to the meeting.
We do not discuss in the meeting. The important principle is not to express yourself too much, not to express others too much.
Everybody become Transparent Rhizome, open Transparent distant eyes.
In the meeting, you can just find the best resonance pattern among each other.
Become Transparent Rhizome
Past 20 years were the moratorium that we could cultivate the Rhizome in the Subbody school apart from the society.
It was pure abstract experiments period.
Now we are going to have various contact with the society to spread the Life Resonance toward the world. It’s a historical experiment in the human history that the Rhizome contacts to the Tree system.
Erase the boundary among you
Why I write this? Because I'm afraid that you are still bound by the nationality. A boundary separates you between Europian and Indian.
We need to take off all kinds of human condition; especially identity, sexuality, and nationality.
During you are bound by them, nothing happens.
Take of them radically.
All of them are imprinted in the depth of the darkness of the body. They are Archetypes. Especially, the ego is the strongest Archetype that all modern human beings are trapped.
That is the reason we need to de-self at each millisecond.
We call "Sati" to notice subtle signal of ego arise.
Ego has archetypical tendencies that affirm oneself and deny others.
When you notice it, immediately let it calm down.
It is the de-self practice that we never forget at each millisecond.
It is so hard, but worth to do it.
Let's spread the world. it is so fresh and so diverse!
It is the field that the Life Resonance will be spread.
I can send you a word for it.
Be a lone wolf!
Carry your secret!
Become Transparent Rhizome!
Happy New Year.
Today I would like to introduce the most important philosophical discoveries in the 20th century.
The most important philosophical event in the 19th century was "God has died" by Nietzsche.
And in the 20 century, Foucault predicted "Disappearance of Man".
It happened in France in 1966.
And, surprisingly, in Japan at the same time beyond the sea, Tatsumi Hijikata was created Butoh that abandons all human conditions.
It was surprising synchronicity!
We knew the fact that Life is connected to one in the Abyss, through it.
Only my generation has experienced the amazing synchronicity of Life in 1968 world revolt by world youth.
However, someday again the day when the world Life will resonate to Rhizome will come.
Tree-like hierarchical order confines the creativity of Life.
Someday the Life in the world will notice it.
I believe it.
[Foucalt's speech in the video]
"I believe that the human has been If not a bad dream, a specter, at least a very particular figure, very historically determined and situated in our culture. It’s an invention.
In the 19th century and also the first of the 20th century, it is believed that the human was the fundamental reality of our interests.
One had the impression that the search for the truth about man had animated all research, perhaps of science, and for sure of philosophy.
When we look at things more closely, we have to ask if this idea of the human has basically always existed, and always there waiting to be taken up by science, by philosophy.
We have to wonder if this idea isn’t an illusion, an illusion of the 19th century. Until the end of the 18th century, until the French Revolution, we never dealt with the human as such. It’s curious that the notion of humanism that we attribute to the beginning, the notion is very recent.
You can’t find the term ‘humanism’ earlier because humanism is an invention of the late 19th century.
Before the 19th century, it can be said the human didn’t exist.
What existed were a number of problems, a certain number of forms of knowledge and thought, where it was a question of nature, or a question of truth, or a question of movement, a question of order, or a question of the imagination, or a question of representation, etc.
But it wasn’t actually a question of the human.
The human is a figure constituted near the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century which gave rise to what has been and still are called the human sciences.
This new notion of the human invented at the end of the 18th century also gave rise to humanism, the humanism of Marxism, of Existentialism, which are the most obvious expressions at present.
But, I believe that, paradoxically, the development of the human science is now leading to a disappearance of the human rather than an apotheosis of the human. Indeed, this is happening now with the human sciences. The human sciences did not discover the concrete essence of the individual, of kinds of human existence.
On the contrary, when you study, for example, the behavioral structures of family, as Levi Strauss did, or when you study the great European myths, as Dumezil did, or when you study the very history of our knowledge, you discover, not the positive truth in man. What one discovers is great of thought of large formal organizations which are like the ground in which individualities historically appear. Which means that current thought has completely reversed from a few years ago.
I think we are currently experiencing a great break with the 19th and early 20th century.
This break is at the bottom of our experience of not a rejection, but a distance from Sartre. I think that Sartre is a very great philosopher. But Sartre is still a man of the 19th century.
Why? Because Sartere’s whole enterprise is to make man in some way adequate for his own meaning. Satre’s whole enterprise consists in wanting to find what is absolutely authentic in human existence. He wants to bring a back to himself, the possessor of meaning which could escape him. Sartre’s thought is situated in the philosophy of alienation.
We wish to do just the opposite, to show, on the contrary, that what is individual, what is singular, what is properly lived as human is but a kind of glittering surface on top of large formal systems, and our thought must now rebuild those formal systems on which floats every so often the foam and image of man’s own existence.
-Let me ask a question. How can any political outlook atem from your work?
Of course, this is probably the question that is posed to all forms of reflection that are destroying a myth and which have not yet rebuild a new mythology.
For example, for a long time, philosophy ha a kinship with hology.
The role of philosophy was to define morality or what politics, we can and should deduce from the existence of God.
When philosophy and the culture discovered that “God is dead”,
It was immediately proclaimed that everything is permitted. If God is dead, morality isn’t possible. If God is dead, what policy could we adopt?
Experience has shown that moral and political reflection never had been more alive and abundant that it had from the moment of God’s death. And now that man is disappearing, the same question is asked that had been formally raised of God’s death.
If man is dead, all is possible, or more precisely, we’ll be told that all is necessary.
What is discovered in the death of God, what was discovered in the great absence of a supreme being, was a space for freedom.
What is now discovered in disappearance of man is a thin space left by man which must arise in the frame of a kind of necessity, the large network of system to which we belong and is to be necessary. Well, it’s likely that just as there’s a space for freedom left the death of God, for great political and moral systems, like that of Marxism, of Nietzsche, or of Exitentialism can be built.
We may see above this grid of necessities which we are trying to navigate, great political options, great moral options and we have to say that even if we don’t see it, since, after all, no one can prejudge the future.
It doesn’t matter if we don’t. It is being discovered in recent years that literature is no longer made just to entertain, no music just to provide visceral sensations. Well, I wonder if we won’t discover that thought an be used for something other than to prescribe to men what they have to do.
It would be all well and good if thought could think of itself entirely, if thought could uncover what unconscious in the very depths of what we think."
We will start from here to the future.
What will happen after the disappearance of man?
Furthermore, in order to promote free resonance emergence of qualia, it's good to lead the jumping wild Rhizome.
Originally, Rhizome is free to link and separate whenever and wherever it is,
If it proceeds to cross beyond spacetime, beyond self and other, beyond all boundaries, the Qualia make the most unexpected encounters.
More and more resonance emergencies occur and new Qualia will be born one after another.
The most creative state which is called superconducting state is born.
How to realize this as the movement of subbody = cobody.
It depends on the idea of a midwife.
Every day, listen to the change of the darkness of the body of the participant,
and explore what alienates the free jump.
Ego, thinking habit, self-identity, repeated self-stories, criticisms, denial to others, and so on.
Those tendencies are the remaining of the daily body, that subbody = cobody still wear.
The midwife has to lead to take off them somehow. However, when the ego is attacked directly, it shows intense resistance. This is an instinctive resistance.
It is better not to work directly to take off that debris but to suggest more interesting things.
The ego also starts to challenge by breaking the shell if it seems somehow looks interesting, although it is somewhat different from the ego's usual way.
That is <Jumping wild Rhizome>.
The each part of the body is deterritorialized and becomes nomads. Nomad Rhizome body is able to connect to any part of the body of another person and separate it flexible. Sometimes, several different Qualia come together in one body and become a Chimera body.
It transforms indefinitely, resonates with the invisible world, and the emergence of new Qualia happens.
Whether participants will create an environment or atmosphere that will make them enjoyable from the bottom is decided.
It's better to start like play.
"We were born to play.
We were born to be playful.
If the voice of the child playing, also my body move with resonance. "
(Ryoujinhisho -old Japanese song)
<Rhizoming conditioning and researching>
1. Qualia Travel
Let various Qualia pass through your body in various directions; from the bottom to the top, from the top to the bottom; vibrations, sways, waves, shocks, collapses, death Qualia pass through.
2. Qualia catch ball
When various Qualia pass through every direction, et Qualia travel from a person to others and passes through the body of others. In the process, the Qualia transform freely and jumps to the body of another person. Enjoy it.
Sometimes a part of the body release from the territory of ego, and becomes nomad that travel beyond the border among people. My arm connects with your back, your head starts living at my hip, etc. Infinite deterritorialization and reterritorialization occur when the body connects to a part of the body of another person somewhere in the body of another person.
4. Jumping wild
Pass all Qualia on its own so that it goes through the body. Sometimes it separates from other people's body.
5. The behind world
Sometimes, unexpected accidents occur by resonating with the invisible behind world of each own.
5. Jumping wild Resonant Rhizome
It is fun playing by integrating all of the above.
years, the Rhizome could not be successfully positioned in the subbody
many years of midwifing, the question of how to open the creative potential of
people by diving into the darkness of the body has become transparent.
The creativity of
Life is based on the natural phenomena that when two Qualia interact there is a
spontaneous resonant emergence of a new Qualia.
We named it "Resonance emergence". This discovery let me notice
the irreplaceable importance of Rhizome.
The Rhizome that is
able to connect freely and separate flexibly is the best environment in which
to open the infinite creativity of Life.
So, with confidence, we can say now, "You
can leave the Tree and become Rhizome!"
I was subconsciously aware of this a long time ago. Yet, it
took only twenty years before the relationship between creativity and the
Rhizome could be theorised.
Why is the Rhizome full of creativity?
Although it was a mystery for many years, the reason has
appeared transparently at last.
The Rhizome is full of creativity because of the
frequent occurrence of extraordinary encounters between Qualia and Qualia in a
freely separable, and any time connectable environment. Also, Qualia's
resonance emergence creates more and more new Qualia if you just disregard the
tree-like order. This is the simple answer.
I was subconsciously aware of it long ago. All activities of
mine were directed to cultivate the Rhizome in the world in any manner possible.
It took only twenty years before it could be theorized.
Rhizome is the foundation of Life's creativity where Qualia and Qualia
are able to interact freely beyond boundaries.
In daily life, we are bound by the Tree-like hierarchical order
and Qualia cannot interact freely because many boundaries inhibit it. Nation-state,
religion, company, family, ego, self-identity and so on disturb free
interaction. That is why daily bodies are alienated from the creativity of
Ensure that everyone in the world can escape from any tree
The Rhizome will creep into every layer of the
tree system, eat it and break it. When tree-like connections are split
unexpectedly by the invading Rhizome, beyond every boundary and hierarchy, it
will cause the Tree to crush from inside.
Life Resonance Qualia will be unleashed in non-dual,
multidimensional channels. It will start from the site of creation, and eventually, rhizome
formation will progress to every aspect of social relations. Let's create a world in which everyone can become a creator. A
world where everyone's everyday life will be limitlessly creative.
How interesting will such a world be? The purpose of Life Resonance Art is to remove all obstacles and
facilitate the blossoming of mankind’s creativity.
Defeat Tree-like hierarchical order around the world, let's
transform it into Rhizome.
Of course, those profiting from the current tree based
hierarchical order will resist intensely. They already have political and
economic power and control the information management system.
Tyrannical world powers have merged and
multiplied at an unprecedented scalein human history. But there is nothing to
worry about. No system can prohibit Life Resonance. Life resonates with Life,
and one day, suddenly the wave of Life Resonance of the world will destroy the
towering world powers.
As slavery will perish and the feudal system is
lost, current politics, economics and information power will disappear as well.
Just imagine it now. Eventually the day will come
that this will become a reality.
"Oh, the country of
the future, that's all"
Formerly, the revolutionary Japanese poet, Gan Tanigawa muttered so. Now I, a
Himalayan daydreamer, am imagining about the future without a nation and
"Oh, the future
Rhizome. That's all it is"
In the Relay of Life, Gan Tanigawa’s spirit of change for a country has become
the transformation into a Rhizome.
process of how the nation should transform into a Rhizome is becoming clearer. We
may have to wait for several generations to realize this dream.
generation of runners have already spread all over the world from the
Himalayas. They will pass on the baton to others.
about it, I can laugh and return to the four billion years old tide of Life.
Our quest has finally come to the critical point.
What is creativity?
The day has come to respond to this question.
The root of creativity is the resonance emergence of Qualia.
Qualia has infinite resonativity.
When Qualia encounter another Qualia, it attracts each other like a magnet, merged into one and new Qualia is born.
This is the secret at the root of the creativity of Life.
No one has yet explored this secret in human history. There was no one solving the secret that what creativity is.
Qualia is Life Resonance itself, but its secret has not been elucidated yet.
Today, only we are about to approach the mystery of the trinity of Life - Resonance - Qualia.
The creativity of Life is based on resonance emergence of Qualia.
And only those who noticed the mechanism implicitly gained the ability to open up their hidden creativity. However, there is no example that the secret was told to people.
Certainly, people who focus on creativity secreted by subconscious have appeared recently, and the method leading into the subconscious mode by self-hypnotic techniques has advanced.
The foundation of those phenomena is <Resonance Emergence of Qualia>.
Qualia are resonating each other always.
Qualia meet other Qualia automatically and create a new Qualia through resonance.
However, the daily body is not in an environment where free encounters of Qualia and Qualia can be encountered, as it is prisoned by floods of information and Tree-like judgment from day-to-day activities and social life.
Open the closed daily body
The Subbody method is what brings our Life out of the closed state of the daily body and brings it to the subconscious mode which Qualia and Qualia can meet freely in the non-dual and multidimensional resonance realm.
The backbone of the subbody method is in the medimotion.
Medimotion is the meditation while moving.
Leave your body to be moved slowly by someone, and at the same time shift to a transparent body that listens to inside 50% and to the outside 50%.
Traditional classical meditation has closed the body and movement channel, meditated concentrating only on the thinking channel, but when closing the body and movement channel which connects to the root of Life, it's not able to become the non-dual and multidimensional resonance state of Life.
Classical meditations that have a long history of thousands of years have fallen into a trap alienating the creativity of Life.
Now it is the time to break the limitation.
The subbody method breaks it and opens up our daily life to infinite creativity of Life.
First of all, this technique was discovered 20 years ago in the butoh dance field that opens the body movement channel mainly and has been developed and deepened.
Life Resonance Art
Today, however, this method is developing to open the possibility that everyone can participate in not only Butoh dance but also all genres Arts related to visual art, music, installations about human relationship, world-image = self-image channels and so on.
We named it <The Life Resonance Art>.
Let's join in it, and let you reborn as a unique artist who opens the creativity, originality, and resonativity of Life.