Pomona, California Seminar  Jan. 30 and 31,1999.
The Active Recapitulation: The View from the Left Body
A Recapitulation and Tensegrity Workshop

Jan 30th

1. Rylanda Morris:

Theme-active recap view from the left body
Perceive with whole body as perceiver
Carlos left a map (for the order and content of the seminars)
If anyone showed up in the awareness of the left body, follow this structure (the structure that we ended up following, because  she said they did find someone who fit this requirement-no specifics).

Flood body with movement
Body must be awakened through saturation

-learn a language of movement (we have created this new language and are using it en masse) go beyond language of human beings.

Each pass is a nugget to be cracked open by new and old practitioners.

Carlos tried to set up a party and failed. Everyone is an apprentice.
"If you choose to be".
Configuration of our time is of a large group.
The book 'Magical Passes' is for this group.

Carlos's framework for the new cycle -- Art of Dreaming to present (SC, AOD, WOT, ASOI)
We follow this framework in the workshop
1 issue is the active recap
-put this (recapped) energy into our daily actions
-passes are dreamt movements
breaths, etc(passes, recap..) bring our energy back to our centres of  vitality.
'Dreamt ' because they were discovered by old seers in ancient times.
prized possessions taught generation to generation.

This workshop is to liberate the left body from right  -essential to recap
left body-mystery, adventure, sensation
right body- categorize, routine, counting
speed is rotational right over left
our goal is to free the left body so we can take flight
left body is active, passionate, "long lost brother from Poland"

left body could move us out of intent to lose

dust link to intent of infinity
(description of intent)

We did the Warrior's Stand
- left body form of series for intent
CC said body loves these passes
Do everyday,
That’s why Intent (series) is the base

Statement read from Florinda re:
"three creatures (on stage) embody abstract intent
1st is enthusiasm
2nd is purpose and discipline
3rd is acquiesence

Don Juan did dusting (the link with intent passes) before
Talking with the students. He did them several times.
What are you doing?(they finally asked)
He replied that he was doing magical passes - dusting off the link to  intent.
(She pointed out that CC had taken his voluminous notes on the teachings while always missing the central fact of the passes themselves)

2. Brandon Scott:

Tiger of Intent (Sabre Tooth Tiger Pass)

Seeing energy directly, shaman's of DJ's time concluded--energetic facts--not able to be reinterpreted.
1. we are luminous balls with AP on position of self-reflection for  everyone, thus same view of the world for all--it is arbitrary though.
-moves in sleep naturally.
We are born to move the AP. We love drugs.
It is our birthright(movement of AP, not drugs!)-once we did so naturally.
Problem of drugs is it is like walking with a steak in hand into a lions' den.
With drugs, we only get erratic momentary glimpses.
Shaman's aim to do the same through will.
Their struggle became the art of dreaming.
Magical passes? 1st steps of dreaming
-come from dreaming positions of AP other than daily world.

Practising the passes brings a shine to the eyes-a touch of the spirit.

Tiger of Intent:
Perfect embodiment of abstract intent-passion of the left body.
(Next Brandon related the story CC told of the two cats that his friend  was bringing to the 'Humane Society'<he observed the irony of this really rather inhumane organization> .Max the Warrior cat looked Carlos  in the eyes, saw his warrior spirit and made his bid for freedom.
Warrior cat-not a loser)

3. Zaia Alexander:

Series of passes crucial to navigate into the unknown.
Separation of the left and right bodies-Heat
Liberate left body from dominion of the right.
-made right body hot with anger.
-product of interaction of the two bodies
new way for beginners and seasoned practitioners,  we 'inhabit' them.
Different performance on left than right

Left- quiet awareness and slowly right becomes quiet -goes with delicious speed free of tension
movements on right stem from left
ripple
we deal with lower sphere-core of body
left movements aim to core
right-to shoulder height
left slow to core
"use death as an adviser"
"use left as an adviser"
it is aware that it is going to be in breathing state for 80 years, if you're lucky, compared to the (time it will be in the) active side of  infinity.

4.Brandon Scott:

Active recap
Combined w/passes, recap and impeccable life.
Recap is a pass. Breathing is key
Brings view from the bridge.
Connection to the left body.
Left body brings complete recall.
Make list. Exercise order and discipline.
Once have list take last person.
Recall all (interactions).Visual sound smell colour,
-depending on predilection; moods words space..
set up scene
use inhalation to retrieve feelings, exhalation to expel unwanted  feelings.
Recap hones recollecting ability.
Recap is a mystery not intellectually understood.
If make it active, abstract affection,
We are able to leave this world with our awareness intact.
It is about ACTION
Don’t belabour it, left body goes to scene that you need.
The breath helps give you the impulse to embody the awareness you  recall.
CC said its not just to see, but what you do with what you see.

5.Zaia:

Left body areas of mystery
Use devices
1st step in freeing body from dominion of the right body
tendon energy throughout body current does not include head.
That is end result. Time being highest at neck or cheek-bones.
This energy can stir energy on periphery of luminous sphere.
This series will wake up areas of mystery-they contain nuggets of energy. 1st vibrate then touch.
Use devices or hands.
Shamans used pebbles then seed pods.
This form incorporates the three breaths of breathing in the energy of intent.
TA said we should do these passes at the end of the day.
CC joked he avoided TA at the end of the day.
He said he felt sadness but it was the delicious longing of the left body for travel in infinity.

6.Lorenzo Drake:

Abstract affection
Left body knows it is finite
It cherishes life

Tells story of how he loved to speak with Florinda on the phone and dish on a friend of his who had some imperfections.
FDG laughs if Lorenzo complains
"Florinda said all my complaints were perfect descriptions of myself."
"you may never see your friend again"
There is no time.
Relates story from ASOI that CC told of saying thank you to the two  women in his life that he loves and honoured.

Carlos said that what kept him going was the fear of losing the  abstract(AOD).
CT said "fear is nothing compared to affection".

Jan 31st

Announcement of three new workshops

Boston April 24th (Omega)
Barcelona, Spain June 5th,6th
Buenos Aires, June 12th, 13th

Announcement of two new videos
1. series for intent
2. separation of the left and right bodies

Next Brandon refered to Oakland when CC suggested that all participants  practise the series learned for 60 days. To awaken Intent.
Brandon then said that this workshop would not have been possible  without that awakening.

Next he proposed that we all practise the left body form of Intent for 30 days, then write to log@cleargreen.com with reports.

CC wanted video for Intent and Heat.

By 30 day practise we are to intend to see how they clipped our wings'.
'We do these seminars because of the experienced practitioners'
by practising together we have a language
a bodily understanding.
"Really beautiful, thank you very much"

He then suggested we perform(a 30 day emphasis, but still do the rest of the current suggested passes as we see fit):

Heat (Stirring, Mixing, Breath, Gazing, Predilection use MP book to guide)

Nyei Murez:

CC was fond of modern poets…like Buckaroo Bonzai who said..
"remember, wherever you go, that’s where you are."
-perfect statement of unbending intent.

We enter into the wheel of time

CC talk of jumping grooves. (story of how CC would come and very excitedly report how he had 'jumped a groove yesterday'.)
CC said we are born to move our AP's.
The present moment is multi-layered if you become aware of it.

Brandon:

Something you want to find out in recap.
How did we clip our own wings?
"you made a decision"

Story of how Taisha was stuck in her recap.
Talk of how her family never loved her.
Taisha said that she loved them very much.
Clara responded that 'you need to review a promise you made as a child.'

She would never love her family again, because mom brushed her off once, but always gave her affection freely to her brother.
Her decision held and was binding her to that day.
Recap lets us find those decisions.
Let the left body view it
Suggests we earnestly seek this decision.
Find it, intend it,,don't force it. Be patient.
Be silent, let it come.

Nyei Murez:

Origin of passes
Taught to four students.
DJ was subtle with his body.
Energy helps us to bring these passes into our daily life.
We want unbending purpose.

The seminar programs are salmon coloured.
Story: DJ took CC + CT to a stream.
They saw salmon running.
There was no way to stop the salmon from moving.
Unbending intent.

CC: What do you have for your album?

Next Nyei commented on the previous Pomona seminar when the  practitioners did the running man in the rain. Very beautiful. We had a rain of light. (flashlight series of the 5 heat passes)8-)

Miles:

When do we practise what?
'we are giving you blueprints of different possibilities to apply in your practice groups'.
Re: 30 day focus.
We are asking you to focus on those
don't have to be the only ones
left-right body passes are potent
-should be practised sparingly.
All can be combined in different ways
Set up intent for clear view of intent through:
Tiger- ' Intending A New View' or the Warrior's Stand
Use Tiger in setting for a clear recap.

Use areas of mystery for setup for recap
Can combine Wheel and separation of left and right bodies.

Can recap 15, 20, half hour, maybe 5 minutes even.
-don't have to feel need to find something..can just look for silence.
Should do passes after recap
Need sobriety.
"Oh, I had an awesome recap, I was so gone"
Sobriety.

Lorenzo Drake:

Left body form of Wings of Affection
Groups of three
Addition of a witness
Adds impersonal quality
Warrior's Gesture To The Earth is also in threes
--Earth, sky, and warrior, witness to the marvels of the world/fellow  beings.
No struggle for dominance in threes.
Silence of pure affection without an agenda.

Until we meet again.

       
   

STIRRING THE ENERGY OF THE LEFT AND RIGHT BODIES
(Pomona, CA 1/99)

For all of these movements, the left side is slow and precise, the right side fast and vigorous. These passes are aimed at a circular core or disk of energy that extends from below the groin to about chest level. When the left hand strikes, it goes to the lower edge of this core. When the right hand strikes, it goes to the upper edge.  When the left knee is raised, it goes only to the lower edge--the back is rounded and the foot is held suspended for several seconds. When the right knee is raised, it goes as high as it can, and the toe points to the ground:

1.  The left hand performs "Gathering Energy in a Ball From the Front of the Left and Right Bodies and Breaking It With The Back of the Hand". As the left hand breaks the gathered energy, the left foot slides a step to the side, the right following slowly.  Pause as the left hand retrieves to the left hip. As the right hand breaks the gathered energy, step quickly right to the original position.

2.  The left hand performs "Gathering Energy Of The Left and Right Bodies In A Circle Which Is Perforated With The Tips Of The Fingers". As the fingers perforate slowly the first time, the left foot slides up a step. On the second perforation the elbow "opens up", causing the entire arm and hand to vibrate as it moves forward.  As the right hand perforates the first time, the knee is raised, toe pointed, and the right foot steps forward on the second.

3. The left leg and arm perform "Hoisting Left and Right Energy Upward", the back rounding as the foot is held suspended, the left palm facing the knee. The left foot steps forward as it descends.  The knee raises as the right steps forward.

4.  The arms are raised into the "High Push With the Fists". The left fist is loose a bit below the horizontal; the right fist is tight and perfectly level.  As the left foot slides forward, the left fist strikes to the front, not crossing the midpoint.
The right foot steps as the right fist strikes forward.

5.The feet come parallel.  The fists drop to waist level, palms facing, to begin "A Low Push With the Fists".  As the left elbow punches slowly foward, engaging the abdominals, the left foot slides back. The left elbow is retrieved.  As the right fist punches forward, the right foot steps back even.

6.  The hands become leopard paws as the hands perform "A Wheel With the Fingers Contracted At the Middle Joints"--begin with the left, held loosely by the left hip.  As the back rounds and the body twists slightly to the right, the left claw arcs slowly up to a position in front of the face. The right claw arcs forcefully from the shoulder as the left returns to the left hip.
Perform twice.

7. Following the hand with the eyes, the left arm pivots back from the shoulder twice and performs "Hitting Energy In Front Of The Face With An Upper Thrust Of The Fist".  The back is rounded, foot lifted, loose fist held by the knee. The left foot steps forward as it descends. Finish right, knee raised as it steps.

8.  The left hand performs "Drawing Two Outward Circles of Energy and Smashing Them By The Navel", the left hand followed by the eyes as it makes one and 2/3 backwards circles, then slowly vibrates to a point just left of the centerline at solar plexus level, palm facing right. The left foot slides forward as the arm strikes. The right arm circles back quickly, and the right foot steps forward without raising the knee as it makes a forceful strike to a similar position.

9. The left hand performs "Drawing Two Circles of Energy Laterally With The Index and Middle Fingers Extended". The fingers are held loosely as the left knee is raised, the body rounded, and the fingers scoop deeply down to the left side and end with a loosely held fist, middle knuckle extended, by the knee. The left foot steps as it descends.  The right knee is raised as the right completes the movement.

10. The loose left fist slowly strikes down to the sides, palm forward, then slowly circles up for "Stirring The Energy Around The Temples". The fist contacts the temple as the back is arched slightly, then the left foot slides forward as the fist slowly arcs down as far as possible behind the left hip, eyes following. The right mirrors forcefully, stepping on the last downward strike.

This series has three accompanying breaths:

1. Offering The Breath
2. Moving Energy with the Breath from the Top of the Head to the Vital Centers
3. The Altitude Breath

It is followed by the First Gazing technique.

   

Gazing for Stirring Energy of the Left and Right Bodies
(Thanx to M.C.)

Pull down on earlobes
Pull lobes to the side(out) a few times
Pull upper part of ears upward
Put thumb in the little hollow spot behind the tops of ears, other fingers across top of head. Rub thumbs gently upward. For the last one, give one more vigourous rub and snap fingers away from head.
Pinch eyebrows(pull on skin) from inner brows to outer brows(2 times)
Rub edges of thumbs together until hot, then use edge of thumbs to rub the eyebrows(nose to temples) a few times.
Rub inner side of index fingers together then use them to spread heat from base of nose to temples/ears a few times.
Rub the tips of fingers together(end-joints), palm-sides facing each other, then use them to rub from upper cheeks to temples.

Gaze at horizon(and adjust so gaze is a little above horizon point)
open eyes wide
shut eyes tight
open eyes relaxed with soft gaze

roll eyes twice to right
roll eyes twice to left
come back center
gaze all the way to left as far as possible without moving the head (always slowly throughout)/come back center and repeat on right.
Gaze from center up to left on 45 degree slant all the way to upper left, to infinity, then move gaze across top of vision plane all the way to top of right side of vision.

From there come down 45 degrees back to center(always slow)
open eyes wide
shut eyes tight
open eyes relaxed with soft gaze

Bend trunk over, not all the way down but to about waist level, then hanging loose relax, exhale, inhale, straighten up with arms upexhale, relax wrists down
Gaze at left wrist,left elbow, right wrist, right elbow
Gaze back horizon, then keep eyes on horizon while gaze at wrists.
elbows in turn
Let arms down then look at left fist as if it was still there, left elbow, right fist, r elbow
Then back at horizon, keep eyes there, see both wrists/elbows
Relax, exhale down/come back up/inhale/exhale relax wrists down

In between each always relax torso forwards, exhale, inhale come back up with arms raised then exhale relax wrists down

Look at left wrist doing small slow easy punch inward(like heat series), then right
Then do the same while keeping eyes on the horizon, see in peripheral vision

Do the same thing with inward circles of wrists/arms first left then right
Do the same thing with outward circles of wrists/arms first left then right

At the end, relax torso, exhale, inhale come back up, gaze at horizon
Disengage gaze

   

MIXING THE ENERGY OF THE LEFT AND RIGHT BODIES
(Pomona, CA 1/99)

For all of these movements, the left side is slow and precise, the right side fast and vigorous. These passes are aimed at a circular core or disk of energy that extends from below the groin to about chest level. When the left hand strikes, it goes to the lower edge of this core. When the right hand strikes, it goes to the upper edge. When the left knee is raised, it goes only to the lower edge--the back is rounded and the foot is held suspended for several seconds. When the right knee is raised, it goes as high as it can, and the toe points to the ground:

1. The left hand performs "Bunching Necessary Energy and Dispersing Unnecessary Energy". As the left hand returns to the left hip, pause before beginning on the right.

2. The left leg and arm perform "Piling Energy Onto The Left and Right Bodies", retrieving only far enough to make a de facto step forward. The right follows quickly.

3. The right arm performs "Gathering Energy With One Arm and Striking It With The Other", cutting quickly across the front, then the left foot slides slowly up as the heel of the left hand slowly strikes the lower edge of the core. (In this version, the nominal hand is pulled up so that the back of the flat palm is near the opposite cheek; the hand sweeps down and out, and makes the "cut across the opponent's eyes", then the other hand strikes.) The left then slowly cuts across, and the heel of the right hand strikes forcefully forward to the core's upper edge as the right foot steps.

4.The left foot slides slowly at a 45 degree angle to the left for "Gathering Energy With The Arms And Legs". Rock for a count of three and inhale, then grab slowly three times.  Hop so that you are 45 degrees right of the ORIGINAL direction, rock and grab three times more briskly with the right hand.

5. The left hand performs "Gathering Energy From One Body And Dispersing It On The Other", as the left foot slides forward, the eyes following the fist all the way back, engaging the abdominals.  The right foot steps as the right hand mirrors quickly.

6. Begin "Grabbing Energy From The Shoulders and Smashing It On The Centers Of Vitality", normal speed on both sides. The right hand grabs energy at the left shoulder, then the abdominals pull the right elbow back behind the right hip; as the fist strikes slightly down across the left vital center,the left knee stirs the energy by coming up to the right. As the feet reset, the left hand begins to mirror.

7. The left foot slides up as the arms slowly cross to perform "Pushing Energy Out To The Sides With The Elbows", left arm on top. The right foot quickly steps up even as the arms break forcefully apart; the arms fold again quickly as the right foot steps up; the arms break apart slowly as the left foot slides even.

8. The left foot slides back as the arms slowly cross to perform "Drawing Two Inward Circles of Energy In Front Of The Body And Crushing Them Out To The Sides", left arm closest to the body. The right foot quickly steps back even as the arms break forcefully apart; the arms fold again quickly as the right foot steps back; the arms break apart slowly as the left foot slides even.

9.  The fists are brought slowly down to waist level, palms facing, to perform "Striking Energy In Front Of The Body And On The Left And Right With Both Fists". The left foot slides to the left, followed slowly by the right, as the upper torso leans slowly left and the fists strike slowly up on the left diagonal. As the fists come back to the center, the feet slide step quickly right, and the torso and fists quickly complete the right side of the movement.

10. With the fists at the end of 10., the left knee is raised and the fists strike slowly to either side of it at the lower edge of the core to begin "Striking Energy In Front of The Body With Both Fists And On The Left and Right". The torso slowly twists left, and the strike/slap/strike sequence slowly performed, and the fists slowly recenter.  The move is completed forcefully and quickly on the right--as the right knee is raised, the fists strike to the top edge of the core.

This series has three accompanying breaths:

1. The Breath For The Upper Fringe Of The Lungs
2. The Lateral Breath
3. The Butterfly Breath

It is followed by the Second Gazing technique.

   

Gazing for Mixing Energy of the Left and Right Bodies

Open eyes wide-shut them tight-open soft gaze

gaze to a point on the horizon in front of you and a little above it.

let jaw relax and mouth open
stick tongue out to the right
tongue to the left
tongue out and pointing down
while tongue is out, emit whatever noise comes out from you

1.gaze down at left hand as it begins to 'shimmer'
(the energy of the left body shimmers--move the fingers of the left hand held loose)

the hand moves across the body at the waist level
then up to right shoulder, up and over the head, then back across to left shoulder height extended laterally, then it moves across at shoulder level to the right shoulder where it makes a loose, loose fist as it continues to shimmer. From there it goes back across at shoulder level to left side extended all the way laterally.
gazing at hand all the while
then gaze past hand to infinity over knuckles
as hand continues to shimmer.
let hand fall

2.gaze at right hand as it starts from right hip moving across the body at waist level to the left side this time, mirroring what left hand did but without shimmering (the energy of the right body is still and does not waver)
Basically, repeat motion of left hand including; when it reaches left shoulder it makes a full fist, and when you reach the right side you don't gaze past hand to infinity as you did on left, instead you just gaze at it a moment, and let it fall.

3.next, repeat the motion of the left hand (1)but do not repeat the right hand.(2)

open eyes wide-shut-soften gaze

4.raise left hand palm up, in a loose approximation of a fist, in front of you at about shoulder height
as it shimmers, turn it over slowly to palm down at same level, in effect tracing a small arc. do this about 3x while gazing directly at the hand, then repeat another round while gazing past hand into infinity, while keeping attention on the arc that the hand traces as it turns over slowly

5.mirror and repeat on right side except do this side with hand fully fisted and without shimmering.

open eyes wide-shut tight-soft gaze

6.raise hands up at chin level, hands cupped and touchimg at wrists, apart at tips. gaze at palms, to infinity, back at palms

7.lower hands to left hip, right wrist crossed over left, gaze at upturned left palm.

8. repeat 6.

9. lower hands to right hip, gaze at upturned right palm.

10. raise hands to forehead height, gaze at hands

11. repeat 7.

12. raise hands to chin level, shimmer hands as you gaze at them, then to infinity, then to hands, then gaze straight up above to infinity, as you continue to shimmer just outside of lower field of vision, lower eyes to gaze forward, then..

repeat 9, 10, 7, 12, 9, 10, 7, 6

then gaze through hands again to infinity as you let your hands fall,
keep your eyes on infinity for a moment then look away.

   

The Rippling Energy of the Left Body is, essentially, what used to becalled "Shake."

Begin vibrating at soles of the feet...R foot forward. Vibrate up, bit by bit, to hip, switch legs in a little jump. Vibrate up,bit by bit, to hip. Jump to place feet parallel. Continue vibrating on up the body...add arms last. Don't lift your feet off the floor other than the jumps.

"Uh-oh."

   

The Warrior's Gesture of Magical Intent - Affection for the Earth

Sitting - feet spread, knees out - all movements should be slow and sober

Start by dusting off the link with intent with your hands pointed at the floor between knees. Dust down the arm, back up and down again. Start with the left arm down, dusting with the right, then dust the right arm with the left. After the second downward stroke on the right arm, bring the left hand back up the right arm to the shoulder. When the left arm has reached the shoulder move it to the left shoulder and bring the right arm up to shoulder height as well. Flip both hands out from the body and bring them down to where the tips of the fingers just touch the earth between the legs in the gesture of offering. As you touch the
earth, whisper 'intent.'

Flip both of your hands over to lay the entire hand on the earth with the fingers pointing away from the body and the tips of the thumbs touching, making a 'U' shaped area between the hands. Lean on the hands slightly. Breathe in and out slowly gazing at the earth between your hands.

Release some of the pressure on your hands and move them together first to the right then to the left and back to center, as if you are moving the Wheel of Time between them on the earth.

Draw in a breath as you bring the hands to the 1st disk. Continue breathing in as the right hand only continues up the chest and then breathe out as it traces the right side of the Wheel in front of the body. Bring the left arm up the body and trace the left side of the Wheel. Gaze at the palms as you slowly draw in another breath. Finish the Wheel by drawing the right side, the left side, taking the right hand forward, the left forward, and tracing both sides simultaneously while breathing out the entire time ending with hands together at waist level.

Flip both hands and lay your hands on the earth between your legs again. Again drag fingers back along the ground to the vital organs and up the body. Continuing the movement as you open the wings of affection (both arms spread wide with palms forward). The Wings should be slightly downwards from the shoulders and relaxed.

Bring your hands in at arm's length and hug the space above your legs with the left arm above the right and leaning forward at the same time. Open your Wings again and repeat the hug (either arm on top?) Open the wings wide again. This time, when bringing them together, cross the arms at the forearm and place both palms on the floor. Flip both hands over and uncross your arms and trace a small arc out and up and over so that your hands wind up slightly overlapping back on the floor palms down.

Bring the hands apart slowly gazing at the earth between them. Breathe in and out during this period.

Raise both hands to your shoulders, palms upward. Lift your head and gaze up to infinity. Almost without moving the elbows, bring the hands out from the shoulders and around to the front of the body palms up in the gesture of offering with the fingers pointed to the earth.

(R1) Flip the hands around outwards to the sides of the body and follow through forward with a swimming motion. Lean forward pushing arms out nearly touching with palms outward and then sweep them out and back to sides. Finish the motion by bringing the hands together palms upward in offering and pushing out and then pulling them back towards the body always touching.

Bring the elbows together and draw them into the abdomen and the hands upward. Then, cross the wrists, left arm inside with hands in loose fists. Twist the right hand in and down, pushing the left down and out, then follow through by pushing the right hand under and outside of the left wrist. Pull the arms out firmly to a vertical position (breaking the energy). Deposit the energy on the organs by bringing the hands down to the abdomen.(R2)

Repeat the swimming motion above (R1 through R2) by moving the hands forward, out and around and then offering the energy to infinity, then bringing it in and breaking it and depositing it on the vitals.

Bring the hands up to the shoulders palms upwards and slowly fall back. Extend the arms above the head along the ground and gather the energy from the sides by sweeping down with arms extended to the legs.

Raise the torso back to a sitting position while drawing the hands forward over the vitals and bring them together to offer to the earth. Remember to engage the stomach muscles to in all movements. Lift the hands to the shoulders palms up then reach down to the ground under your back and follow it over to rest on all fours (hands and knees.)

Gazing at the ground, lean forward slightly onto hands and breathe in. Lean back onto legs to breathe out. Twist both hands once inward along ground. Draw the hands back along the ground to the knees while moving the body back, but leaning forward. Extend the arms up behind the body and flip the hands up at the wrist. Using the legs, with arms back, glide left by raising the left side of the body and then turning around and lifting the right side. Lift each side twice.

Bring the torso vertical while bringing the hands around to the offering position. Flip the hands up to the shoulders, palms up while leaning back as far as is comfortable. Lift the head to the heavens and let the jaw drop. Breathe in deeply through the mouth. Twist the body above the waist to the right, left, right, and left again while gazing upwards with hands up.

Drop the hands down to the floor in front returning to all fours. Twist the entire body to the left keeping contact with hands and knees. Twist back to the left paying attention on both twists to compress the stomach muscles. Return to center gazing at earth between hands.

Lift the pressure off the left hand and move it forward slightly, then gently brush outwards and back inwards before returning it even with the other hand. Repeat this motion with the right hand.

Lower yourself down to the floor by straightening the right leg and rolling slightly that direction. As you lay stomach down, bring the left leg up to a approximately 60 degree angle from the body, bent at the knee. At the same time, move the left arm to a comfortable angle out from the body with the elbow bent so your hand is even with your face, which should be facing left, as well.

Left Side (gazing at hand): Trace two circles outward with the hand and leg (from the knee down). Pause and brush the wrist upwards three times while pointing the toes down in unison. Trace two inward circles with the hand and leg. Brush upward three times while pointing the toes again. Pause and close the RIGHT eye. Gaze at the hand with your left eye while scooping the hand inwards at the wrist three times. Mirror this motion with the foot from the ankle. Pause momentarily and then scoop outwards three times, mirroring this with the foot, as well.

Lower the leg and raise the arm to turn head to the right. Bring the leg up and arm down to the same position as the left side.

Right Side (gazing at hand): Trace two circles outward with the hand and leg (from the knee down). Pause and brush the wrist upwards three times while pointing the toes down in unison. Trace two inward circles with the hand and leg. Brush upward three times while pointing the toes again. Pause and close the RIGHT eye. Gaze at the hand with your left eye while scooping the hand inwards at the wrist three times. Mirror this motion with the foot from the ankle. Pause momentarily and then scoop outwards three times, mirroring this with the foot, as well.

Lower the leg and raise the arm to turn to the center. Looking forward (upwards), bring both legs together firmly. Tighten the buttocks, thighs and calves and raise your head slightly off the floor. Brush both wrists upward three times. "Swim" with the arms and legs three times by lifting the arms off the floor, palms down, and moving up from the shoulders, out and down the body, then back up and doing a frog kick with the legs. Finish with the palms up and hands near the waist.

Raise the arms up behind the body and raise the legs at the knees. Let the hands hang loosely from your upraised arms. Roll side to side with arms and legs up, 'flying.' Do this several times each direction.

Lower the body back to the ground and turn the head to the left. Relax completely into the earth. Breathe in and out once slowly, gazing into infinity. Turn the head to the right and repeat the breaths in and out. Intend to sink into the earth.

Bring your right hand over your head for leverage and turn over slowly, watching the left hand as it passes in front of the eyes and over. Gaze into the sky with your arms out at the shoulders, elbows bent upwards, palms up in loose fists.

Bring the hands in and touch the shoulders. Inhale in this position. (R3) Raise both arms straight up, stretching the body completely and pointing the toes. Exhale through this motion and while bringing the arms out and down to the legs. Mimic the motion of the arms with the feet, moving only at the ankles. When the hands reach the legs, bring the hands up the front of the body on each side brushing lightly with the fingertips while inhaling slowly and pointing the toes upwards slowly. (R4) When you reach the shoulders, pause and then repeat the motion again twice (from R3 to R4)

After three repetitions, raise only the left hand from the shoulder while stretching out the left foot. Bring the left hand back down to the shoulder and repeat the motion with the right side. Do this one more time on each side. (Two sets on each side total) Exhale throughout
the four repetitions.

From the shoulders, move the arms outwards and then gather energy by moving them into the air over the chest and stomach to end with the hands above the stomach with the fingers pointing toward the abdomen.
At the same time, raise the legs into the air above the groin with knees bent, moving the left leg first.

Trace a ball over the top of your stomach while lowering the legs so that the knees are still in the air, but the feet are on the ground, left leg first. Compress the energy above the stomach by bringing your arms in twice with hands open and fingers pointed up like you are
pushing on the sides of the ball you just drew.

Reach both arms into the area directly above the stomach and grab and 'tear' outward with the hands in fists, taking the arms to full extension at shoulder level while lowering the knees to the sides of the body, feet together, left leg first.

Bring the hands back in and place the palms on the 1st disk and spread the energy down toward the groin. Simultaneously straightening the legs, left leg first.

Bring arms up crossed in front of the face, palms upward, and pull the hands apart while gazing between the hands at the sky. Draw the right side of the Wheel in the air, draw the left side.

Pause with the hands together and then grab the Wheel, right hand on top, and turn slightly. Bring the hands to the chest and spread the energy and open the arms wide. Lay them on the ground at shoulder height with palms up.

Relax and gaze for a time.

The Warrior's Gesture of Magical Intent - Affection for the Earth

Note form:

Sitting “ feet spread, knees out

Start by dusting off the link with intent with hands pointed at floor
between legs
Left
Right
Up right arm
both arms up and over to offer to touch earth
as you touch, whisper 'intent'
flip hands, palms and fingers on earth
breath in
breath out
trace wheel of time right and left with palms and fingers in contact
with earth
breathe in drawing hands toward and up to 1st disk
right hand continues to draw right side of wheel
left hand up and draws left side of wheel
gaze at palms breath in
right side
left side
right forward
left forward
both sides
palms down on earth
draw hands back with breath
open wings of affection
hug with left arm above and reopen
hug with right? arm above and reopen
palms down with arms crossed
flip palms up and arc
Bring down with right on top slightly
spread hands apart slowly – gazing between
Hands to shoulders with palms up
Gaze at the sky with hands up
Bring hands down and around to offer to earth
Hands to shoulders with palms up
Move arms out and scoop to front and follow through with swimming motion
forward with palms out and scoop behind bringing hands together to
Offer forward
Pull elbows back to stomach and hands up
Cross arms
Twist arms
Fists out
Swim with palms out and scoop behind
Offer forward hands together
Pull elbows back to stomach
Cross arms
Twist arms
Fists out
Hands to 1st disk
Hands up to shoulders and
lean back and gather full extension arms up and out and around
pull up with stomach while bringing hands along 1st disk
offer to the earth
hands pull up the body to shoulders
turn over using right hand
stand on hands and knees
lean forward and breathe in
lean back and breathe out
flip both hands in once
move weight to knees and draw arms back and lift behind the body
flip wrists up
glide left, right, left, right
bring hands around body sitting up and offer forwards
bring hands to shoulders and lean back and gaze at sky
mouth open and breathe in through mouth
twist left, right, left, right with hands at shoulders
back to hands and knees
move body left
move body right
center – gaze to earth
weight off of left hand and it goes forward
brush out
brush in
hand back
weight off of right hand and it goes forward
brush out
brush in
hand back
down to floor (right leg first) rolling onto right side slightly to
extend left arm and left leg
turn head left
Left side:
two circles with hand and foot outward
three times brushing wrists and pointing toes
two circles with hand and foot inward
three times brushing wrists and pointing toes
close right eye
three scoops of hand and foot inward
three scoops of hand and foot outward
switch sides.
Right side:
two circles with hand and foot outward
three times brushing wrists and pointing toes
two circles with hand and foot inward
three times brushing wrists and pointing toes
close right eye
three scoops of hand and foot inward
three scoops of hand and foot outward

Center the head and straighten the body
Bring legs together and tighten
Brush both wrists upward three times
Swim with arms and legs three times, head up, hands gliding over floor
End with hands down, palms up
Legs up at knee
Raise arms and glide left, right ,left, right

Body flat on ground, arms down and palms up
Head left
Breathe in and out, sinking into the earth
Head right
Breathe in and out, sinking into the earth

Bring right hand over head for leverage
Gaze at left hand as you turn over
Ending with you laying on back with legs extended
Gaze at sky
Hands above head in loose fists, elbows bent
Touch shoulders inhale
1 Both arms up and stretch whole body including feet
Out and down with arms, circling with feet exhale
Draw hands up from 1st disk to shoulders inhale
2 Both arms up and stretch whole body including feet
Out and down with arms, circling with feet exhale
Draw hands up from 1st disk to shoulders inhale
3 Both arms up and stretch whole body including feet
Out and down with arms, circling with feet exhale
Draw hands up from 1st disk to shoulders inhale
Left arm and foot extend and stretch exhale through four repetitions
Arm down to shoulder
Right arm and foot extend and stretch
Arm down to shoulder
Left arm and foot extend and stretch
Arm down to shoulder
Right arm and foot extend and stretch
Arms go out and then
Pull legs up (left first) and gather energy with both arms to sides
ending with fingers pointing to abdomen
Put feet on floor (left first) while
Both hands make ball from chest to abdomen
Compress energy from sides twice
Grab above stomach and pull outwards with arms and open legs to sides
Place energy on vital organs on both sides and straighten legs (left
first)
Arms crossed up to in front of face pull apart and gaze at sky between
hands
Draw right side of wheel
Draw left side of wheel
Pause
Grab wheel and turn slightly
Pull inwards and spread energy along chest and move arms outward to
ground at shoulder level palms up.
Rest in this position.

   

Lorenzo's narration while Miles performed the pass, except for the first two lines which I didn't get the words in (). In brackets {} were my notes on what Miles was doing when...

1. A warrior begins (by) dusting (his link with intent )
2. He outlines (… …) on the earth and on the sky.
3. He opens his chest in a gesture of total affection.
4. He gazes at the earth and its partner, the sky.
5. He surrenders to the vortex of the earth.
6. He rolls into another view.
7. He begins his swim-like motions and he glides.
8. He turns and sees the stars
9. He brushes the earth.
10. His embrace becomes a swimming motion but he swims and glides.
11. He closes his right eye and gazes. {hand/foot circles, each side}
12. His chest lifts off the earth. {breast stroke}
13. And he soars {soaring}
14. He comes to a moment of rest {rest}
15. He turns again to the stars {turns over}
16. He moves his arms and legs in a swim-like motion {swim}
17. Then he makes a circular earth-shape motion.
18. He pauses and begins to gaze {sphere of time, ala affection}
19. At this moment he turns the wheel of time.
20. With a new view, he reaches a moment of quiet.


THE WARRIOR'S STAND
Pomona, CA2/1/99

Preparatory movements (recommended for morning use and the first repetition of the day):

A. Perform "Dusting The Link With Intent", left, right. (The edge of the right hand brushes the extended left arm from shoulder to fingertips, back to the shoulder, back to the hand.  Mirror.)

B. Rub the palms together biskly at chest level for several seconds. Spread the energy from the eyebrows back over the top of the head to the back of the neck. Inhale deeply, then fling the palms to the sides of the hips as if drying off water--let the jaw drop easily and emit whatever sound comes out. Pause briefly, then shake both hands vigorously on loose wrists for several seconds. Pause and feel the tingle in the fingertips. Lift and shake the left foot briefly, then the right.

C. Perform "Grinding Energy With The Balls Of The Feet" by pivoting the heels left to righft from the balls of the feet, engaging the arms.  Perform for several seconds.

Turn on" the body and:

1. Perform "Grinding Energy By A Sideways Slide Of The Feet" for a three count left, then a three count right, engaging the arms.

2. Perform two three counts of "Mixing Energy By Striking The Floor With The Heels".

3. Perform one set of "Gathering Energy With The Soles Of The Feet And Moving It Up The Inner Legs", left, then right.

4. Perform "Lifting Energy From The Soles Of The Feet" on the left, then right.

6. Perform one set of "Stirring Energy With The Knees", left, then right, pivoting on the planted foot.

7. The right hand grabs energy at the left shoulder, then the abdominals pull the right elbow back behind the right hip; as the fist strikes slightly down across the left vital center, the left knee stirs the energy by coming up to the right.
As the feet reset, the left hand begins to mirror. Do twice.

8. Perform one set of "Stirring Up Energy For The Adrenals"; inhale as the arms sweep around to the knees, then exhale as the left knee/elbow go forward, inhale back, exhale as the right knee/elbow go forward.

9. Inhale deeply as the arms sweep around to perform "Rolling Energy On The Adrenals" for a three count.

10. Perform "The Half-Circle Of Energy", left-right-left. The right hand begins as the left hand, wrist pulled back tight, slowly completes its half circle.

11. Immediately perform "Kneading Energy With A Push Of The Shoulder Blades", right-left-right.

12. Immediately bring the hands in front of the chest in position for "Stirring Energy Around The Neck", right palm on top, turning to face left.  Perform "Kneading Energy With A Push Of The Shoulder Blades", left-right-left, and complete "Stirring Energy Around The Neck" on right.

13. Immediately begin "Gathering Energy From The Front Of the Body And Right Above The Head" (aka Cleansing The Lungs).

14. Perform one set of "Mixing The Energy Of The Left And Right Bodies"; left, then right. Inhale as the hand strikes up and grabs, exhale as the fist is pulled over, inhale as the arm circles and the knee is raised, exhale as the feet reset and the energy is applied to the vital center, smeared front to back.

15. Perform "Reaching For Energy Stirred Below The Knees". Grab once left, once right.  The energy is applied to the vital center, smeared front to back.

16. Perform one set of "Reaching For Energy Above The Head", left, then right.  The energy is applied to the vital center, smeared front to back.
   

NOTES:
Workshop participants were asked to focus on this group of passes - plus special Heat Series version taught at workshop - for the next 30 days or so.  At the end of the months of February more or less, the wanted to get feedback via email from practitioners.  See Cleargreen website for Tensegrity log email address.

Regarding Mood of the passes and the workshop in general: The mood of these passes was alert and lively, but not hard and sharp. There was a meditative-gazing quality to all the passes taught.  Some of you may perhaps want to synchronize with this mood as you do passes especially during the 30 days (through Feb. '99) we are asked to focus on these passes...  There is mention in Florinda's book that Big Florinda said the somber mood of the passes would eventually get washed out and replaced with a lighter more pragmatic feel.

Regarding Turning the Body On:  We were instructed when turning the body on to intend waking up every fiber and experiencing sharp alertness throughout, versus squeezing the body with hard physical tension...

Regarding Repetitions: It was said at the seminar that if you have time, you may want to double up each of the movements.
   

Dust link to intent, Left, Right.

Hands side by side palm up in front of vital centers, inhale. Draw the wheel of time on Right, then on Left, Inhale.

Exhale, grasping the wheel of time top and bottom and turning it slightly (R hand on top, L on bottom, turn is clockwise). Spread "wings", extending arms out to sides, opening chest area, leaning a little forward.

Say, "INTENT."
   

Mystery Form
Pomona 99

Left Body Areas of Mystery

1. Sit on mat, legs outstretched in front of you.
Perform "A": Place L hand on abdomen, R hand above it. Miles actually said you can place left hand above below or on your will area. If 'on' then right hand is directly on top of it. Inh deeply, exh. Move fingers to sternum. Place fingertips along either side of center line on chest and vibrate them.

2. Inh. While exh, move hands to in front of you, waist level, palm down (as though placed on a table). Watch your hands. 2 inward circles (circling toward the center at the top of the circle, or in this case, the edge of the circle farthest from the body). Inh. 3 inward circles. Slide palms to knees. The L hand vibrates the L kneecap.

3. Perform "B": Lightly drag the energy to vital centers and vibrate there with fingers pressing under ribs, and exhale. inh. Exh. and press vital centers without vibrating. Exh.

4. Perform "A".

5. Inh. Palms down and flat out to sides, circle 2 times outward while exh. Inh. 3 outward circles at sides. Slide heels of palms down sides of legs to ankle knobs. L fingers vibrate just below L knob. Perform "C": Lightly drag energy to knees, rest hands over knees. On L, ring finger naturally falls on a fleshy spot. Vibrate there with fingertips. Slide hands to sides of thighs. A natural depression in the thigh about halfway up on side: vibrate there with fingers on L.

6. Perform "B."

7. Perform "A."

8. Inh. Exh while circling hands back, up, over head to front, palms down again as on a table. Continue exh while sliding L palm-R palm forward (as though on a table) 2 times (L, R, L, R). Inh. Exh as you slide palms to sides 3 times L, R, L, R, L, R coming back to center each time. Continue exh as you slide the wrist tendon canal down front of leg to ankle, placing index and middle fingers in the hollows at the front bases of the ankles. Pop up the tendons there by lifting the big toes. Vibrate the L one.

9. Perform "C." Perform "A."

10. Place R fingertips (index, middle) into hollow in L upper arm where tricep meets bone (middle of outer side somewhere). Disperse the energy by circling L arm with R fingers still pressing, L elbow bent about 90 degrees at shoulder level, hand in front of chest loosely palm down, circle from shoulder blade forward, down, back, 3 times.

11. Do a quick version of the teflon ball passes for the head. Vibrate temples, 3rd eye, top of head w right hand. Then just touch each of those areas w left hand.

12. Take your L foot. Tap on the sole: heel (with pinky), just below ball of foot in hollow (with ring finger), and on center of ball of foot (with index finger), once each.

13. Perform the first wheel of time leg movement, pumping energy then holding in close to chest on the R, then L. (R hand on R knee, L hand holds R foot. Extend out, circle back under 3 times). Do first with right leg, then with left leg.

14. Extend legs, shake them. Rub the kidneys (in back). Place the energy on the vital centers in front with hands.
Recapitulate. If lying down, use raised knees and L hand on abdomen.
   

The Recapitulation Form of the Running Man

Right side always first

Do the first four movements of 'the Running Man':

(1-staggered inward circles, 2-alternated dips into the dark sea of awareness, 3-inward circles, 4-outward circles)

then

5-Lean over a bit on your right and bring outside edge of foot up and down (towards groin and away). Outside of leg stays in contact with the  ground the whole time. Mirror on left.

6-Foot angled at 45 degrees-bring up and down. Mirror on left.

7-Place sole of right foot on left ankle, bring foot up left leg, angle right knee and hover leg over floor so foot describes a half circle and comes back around to again be placed on left ankle and repeat. Mirror on left.

8-Place right foot on left side of left leg. Pull foot up past left knee. Sole in contact with floor. Impetus is always upwards. Mirror using  left.

9-Cross legs, right over left. Right leg contacts floor with ball of foot. Left is bent at knee and flat against floor. Perform uncrossing and re-crossing of legs, each time tapping floor with ball of foot. Heel does not touch floor.

10-Right side of right foot is resting on top of left knee which is up and leg bent, left foot on floor(like when reading). Slide heel of left foot out and in, back and forth. Mirror with left foot on right knee.

*in Ny Miles said this pass could be done a couple of ways, the variation being in how close you bring your knee to your chest, each way inducing a slightly different state of consciousness.*
   

Wheel of Time Left Body Breathing Form

Start with (implied) wheel in left hand. Hands at low sides ready to come up in front and form A-frame. Inhale, back straight. Exhale as you make the A-frame with wheel in left hand. Feel the exhalation in your midsection. Your body becomes round like a wheel of time.
Inhale straightening your back and now insinuate wheel into right hand and do the same exhalation down into A-frame.

RIGHT SIDE CIRCLING AND KNEE FLICKING
Grab right knee with right hand and ball of right foot with left hand. Inhale and make 3 forward rolling motions circling your foot. As you place left foot on right ankle area, exhale hunching with foot off floor and close to body. Exhalation is done close to left side of right knee. Then, with hands in same position, inhale as you flick right knee outward 3 times,(the instructors always counted to 3 at least, even if they made 4 or 5 motions, how left-body!), then hunch again and exhale, foot always off floor, exhale off to right side of body.

Holding wheel horizontally in left hand,(right hand flat palm facing left hand) inhale as you move wheel to left, where you bend your wrist even more to left. Exhale as you hunch over with wheel held in position. Inhale as you transfer implied wheel to right hand, then mirror what you did on left.

LEFT SIDE CIRCLING AND KNEE FLICKING
-do the same leg movements as above but on the left side.

WHEEL IN RIGHT HAND-PALM UP
Next, hold wheel in right hand, palm facing up, left hand facing right hand. Inhale as you stretch right side of body and watch wheel as it circles upward. At top point keep head straight while you gaze back to infinity with your eyes, then exhale as you slowly hunch down and bring wheel to midsection, continue exhale all the way on left side, gazing into infinity on left of body.

RIGHT LEG TO GROIN
Inhale as you grab ball of right foot of extended right leg,with left hand wrapping around foot. Right hand is placed above on right side of toes, Bring foot to groin with arm wrapped around outside of leg as you begin to exhale hunched at groin.

WHEEL IN LEFT HAND-PALM UP
do the same arm movements as above but at the end when you breathe and gaze to the right, it is just a 'tap' of a gaze on the right side.

LEFT LEG TO GROIN
-same as above but use left foot.

WHEEL IN RIGHT HAND-PALM UP
Again, hold wheel in right hand, palm facing up, left hand facing right hand. Inhale as you stretch right side of body and watch wheel as it circles upward. At top point keep head straight while you gaze back to infinity with your eyes, then exhale as you slowly hunch down and bring wheel to midsection, continue exhale all the way on left side, gazing into infinity on left of body.

Silence
   

The Tiger of Intent

1. Take a normal inhalation as you stand erect, arms at sides, fingers curled slightly in toward the body, palms up. Exhale completely through the middle fingers as the wrists pull back gently so that the fingers point away from the body, palms down.

2. The hands become claws and gather energy several times inwards at waist level, the body becoming more crouched and ready to pounce with each scoop.

3. Exhale as the claws push across to the opposite side of the body at shoulder level, R-L-R-L, then inhale as the R crosses over again.

4. Leading with the left claw and right foot, take 3 steps forward as you claw forward at arm's length and shoulder level.

5. Bring up the left foot, and make similar swipes from stance, R-L-R-L.

6. Pivot on the left foot to face left, while bringing the left claw, palm forward and in front of face, forcefully horizontally across the face and then down to the left hip, making a fierce cat hissing noise.

7. Pivot again on the left foot to face the original rear as the right claw comes over the shoulder on the inhale, then claws back to the right hip while making the cat noise.

8. Make two medium speed swipes horizontally across the face, L-R, followed immediately by two sets of faster swipes, making a cat noise for each swipe.

9. Turn on the body. Pant audibly through the mouth 4 times. With cat noise, claw repeatedly down an imaginary wall in front of the body for a few seconds. Kick-step forward from the right hip, not snapping the knee, while making a short cat noise. Mirror left. Repeat the "wall clawing", then the steps. Turn on the body.

10. Hop to face the original direction, landing in a turned on stance with the left foot leading slightly, so that the body is facing a slight angle to the right. Make a quick step with the right foot to the left side in front (the body describes an arc), then back. Curl both claws and the toes of the left foot inward twice as you set to attack--

11. The left foot steps forward, and the right foot comes up behind, like a fencing step. Simultaneously, the right claw, then the left, claw to the front in rapid succession--the number and duration of these clawing movements was left up to individual discretion. Take another step/claw immediately after the first.

12. With the body still facing at an angle to the right, lean the upper torso to the left (the original forward direction) and reach out with the left claw and snag the prey. Bring the right claw around and snag the prey a few inches above the left. Quickly reverse the angle of the upper torso and arms so that the prey is thrown behind you, claws opening as the prey is released. Momentarily watch the flight of the prey to infinity.

13. As the body turns to face the original front, the left hand reforms a claw as it arcs to a position by the left hip, palm back, upper arm parallel to the floor. The right claw goes to a similar position. This was described as "clearing out the sides". The body then returns to a turned-on, ready to pounce stance, then--

14. Run forward a few steps (3 steps- r/l/r) and leap up, dragging the prey in front of and above the head down to the ground with an increasing-intensity cat noise. You should land with the right foot in front, and end up almost kneeling on the left knee.

15. Stand and pivot to the left on the left foot, as the left claw drags up the side to a sort of "scarecrow with arms down" position, making a cat noise. Pivot to the right on the left foot as the right claw mirrors, to face the original direction.

16. Returning to the ready to pounce stance, the claws gather energy in a few small circles in front of the abdomen. Again an imaginary wall in front is clawed, with tapering swipes (from overhead to waist level) and accordingly diminishing cat noise.

17. Still ready to pounce, step forward with the right foot, slightly hunched, then pivot 180 degrees, slowly stand erect as you walk away