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EightOS, Basic Procedures

Human-Readable Form

The code-words below is the introduction to the basic procedures of EightOS. More source code — textual, visual, auditory, kinaesthetic — can be found on www.8os.io.

The visualizations of the procedures described below made using the body can be found on www.8os.io/procedures/

The action of every person 
     into the world 
starts 
    from their physical selves. 
This section is comprised of the 
    settings
    and implementation sequences
based on the EightOS operating system
to render one 
    fully prepared 
to intra~act 
    with the Other,
    with oneself, 
    with each and every one, 
    and with the totality.
We start from the right pre~sets
    // bodymind dynamic form, 
    followed by techniques 
    of encounter and adaptation.
Initiation starts with oneself 
    and then proceeds 
        to the social level. 

[0] Initial Set~up

It is easy to understand, 
    that it is impossible to live 
without getting affected or hit.
    // in one way or another

Any disturbance within a medium –
    stress, attack, punch, accident 
        may affect the agent.

If there are no procedures 
    to release the tensions 
that are obtained over time, 
the agent accumulates those tensions 
    in the bodymind 

// traumas, complexes, unfulfilled gestalts, sankaras

which then transform the psyche, the body, the intellect, 
    accumulating mutations along the way. 

One may not want to be a mutant.
One may just want to be 
    closer to themselves, 
    but their experience of themselves 
    is ready for trans~formations 
        and trance~formations.

Therefore, 
    it is important to know 
how to receive the external shock 
    and how to deal with it, 
maintaining a certain degree of 

    relaxation,  // tension only where it is needed 
    state~form con~dition 
    // condicere ‘agree upon’, agreement between parts
    attentivity  // at~tention
    sensitivity, resilience,  
    fluency, flexibility // fluidity

[1] Neutralization Pre~set

In order to be fully 
    open and sensitive 
and to increase the adaptive capacities 
    of the body,  

it’s necessary to neutralize 
    all the existing tensions 
within bodymind:
    set all the faders and all the toggles 
        to their central position  


any habitual tensions 
    that exist within your body/mind 
should be set to minimum 
    and even better to zero.

// symmetry of the bodymind state~form con~dition

there is only 
    here, 
    now, and 
    the force of gravity.
everything else is non~existent.
    #con~dition #sensitivity #align~ment

// sensation of hanging from upside down

any habitual patterns, expressions, 
    tensions, compensations, complexes 
are disposed of as they are not needed.


The state is achieved through 
        continuous scan of the body 
                from top to bottom, from bottom to top,
        aligning each part of the body 
                along the vertical axis of gravity / spine.

[2] Metastability Pre~set

Metastable state [M] – ∞ – 
    dynamic non-equilibrium stability: 
        stability is maintained 
              while dis~turbances are relatively small.

/* unstable transitionary state [T] – stability is disrupted 
    even when the dis~turbances are relatively small – 
    nervousness, fear, aggression, exciteability
    stable state [S] – stability is maintained 
    even when the dis~turbances are relatively big – 
    stubbornness, laziness, rigidity, comfort */

To increase adaptative capacities,  
    it is recommended to set the system 
         into Metastable state [M]

// in order to be prepared
Special agents do not patiently suffer, 
    nor do they live in their comfort zone [S].
Special agent can only rest, 
    observing whatever it is that is happening [M];

Special agents are prepared for changes, 
    to move along a more or less constant, 
and yet changing trajectory: 
    strange attractor, 
    metastable chaotic behavior.

/* but not constant movement towards somewhere [T]
    perpetual transitionary state, Transnomia;
    a symptom called liquid modernity, brought with 
    the neoliberal state of things; constant search 
    for the new, easy excitement, constant anxiety, 
    superficiality */
more on this subject – the book called 
Liquid Modernity 
by agent Bauman

www.transnomia.com
#fluidity #fluency #relaxation #connectedness
In order to achieve metastable state~form, 
    and maximize their adaptive capacities 

the agents should establish 
    several interacting rhythm~loops 
    in their body/form 

Those parallel processes 
    will keep each other in check 
and can bring the system back 
    to the state of non-equilibrium stablity 
when one of the processes goes astray. 

we can relate this to the notion of homeostasis – small deviations from stability are regulated through various substances released to bring it to the stable state. if the deviations are too big, the organism shifts to a new state.

The following preset combination is recommended 
     to achieve metastable state:   

set your attention to the area of your nutro 
    2 cm below navel
set your breathing to a stable constant rhythm, 
    inhaling into the area designated above, 
        activating the gut neurons 

let every inhalation 
    spread to the whole [body sphere] 
            for full activation of 
                all body parts 
                and the immediate surrounding.

imagine a wave that is 
    spreading through the whole body: 
        starting from nutro 
            towards the top then bottom, 
                following a closed trajectory 
                (nutro – spine – head)

connect the breathing rhythm 
    to internal count and movement 
        (for example, steps or heartbeat) 
        for internal phase~beat synchronization

set internal rotation following 
    ∞ trajectory (horizontal 8), 
    in the area of nutro (visible or invisible). 

sync the rotation with breathing.
(part of trajectory inhale, part – exhale)

/* for example: right forward, right backwards, 
    left forward, left backwards, right forward, etc. */
pendulum breathing and movement: 
phases of movement are in sync with the phases of breathing (the breathing rhythm is leading the movement)
breathing in motion – in order to increase elasticity of breathing and nervous system: inhale on 1 step, exhale on 1 step (inhaling through nose, exhaling through mouth). inhale on 2 steps, exhaling on 2 steps... and so on until 10, then “de-escalate” down to 1. 
further – continue walking but counting inside (not with the steps), moving the speed and velocity of your movement, stopping sometimes, making sure the breathing rate stays the same (2-3 counts inhale, 2-3 counts exhale)

[3] Assimilation, Engagement and Infiltration

After the initial pre~set routine for the internal 
     con~dition has been completed, 
the agent moves on to active intra~action 
    with the environment, medium, and external impulses.
#intra~action #multiplicity #adaptation

Any inter~action is perceived as 
    an intra~action – something that is in between, 
    creating a new system entity // rather than 2 parts

When dealing with an external entity 
    there is always another element 
however, together you form a unity 
    common structure;
the resulting assemblage is 
    what the agent is working with.

// not “you” and “me” but “us together”

The in~tention and at~tention are directed
to the common mass~center of the structure.
Intra~action 

The strategy of en~gagement, demonstrated below, 
    shows what has to be done 
when there’s an already existing flow 
    coming from an external entity.

[3.1] En~gaging into an Existing Flow

The first action that needs to be performed 
in order to start intra~action – en~gagement

// en – in, gage – pledge oneself (to do something’)

En~gagement implies the existence of an external flow 
   that one can integrate into.

// Surfing

Two strategies of engagement are recommended 
when there’s an external impulse, 
which cannot be avoided
to minimize the impact and to return the system to its initial state
to follow the impulse and to use its force to bring the system to a new state
In order to choose the right strategy, 
    it is necessary to estimate 
        the incoming force 

using experiential approach.
// in order to gauge its intensity

That means that any incoming impulse  
    is always em~braced, 
        without any opposing tension, 
    the first seconds of acceleration 
        are in~corporated 

// that can also be used in business and politics

    in order to estimate the force 
        of the incoming impulse.

[3.1.A] Weak Impulse => Incorporation & Infiltration

If the incoming impulse is not considered 
   threatening for the structure, 

it is possible to in~corporate it 

// let it enter into the bodymind 

and to em~brace it, 
   using the following sequence:
non~tension towards incoming tension 

/* there is no use in responding to force with a force that is opposing */

accepting direction of the incoming impulse 
    ad~justing the bodymind form~structure 
to the incoming impulse 

/* for instance: creating the same momentum as the speed of incoming movement */

acceptance, em~brace, and absorption 

letting it pass through

// without leaving any tension within 

taking it with you

As a result of the action performed above 
   agent’s bodymind~form will be slightly affected 
   temporarily adjusting its current state 

but only 
   to later embed itself 
into the common form~unity

   taking control of the mass-center.

the agents stand opposite of each other, 
one pushes the other into different parts of the bodymind structure
the one who is being pushed is in~corporating the incoming impulses into their bodymind structure (eyes can be closed to improve experiential estimation), 

they do so by temporarily ad~justing their body structure to accommodate the incoming impulse, and then coming back to the original state.

re~ceive, re~adjust, re~direct, respond
change roles, let your partner win and lose 
play with the dynamics of transferring control
see what happens when you resist or push stronger. test the limits.

[3.1.A.1] Step 1: Redirection Sequence

This sequence uses the already existing 
    impulses, surfaces, 
and slides across them, rather than against them, 
    to redirect the incoming flow.

The following sequence can be used to activate 
this methodology:

Move around a spac and use objects around for sudden trajectory change
Same work on the floor: using the gravity and the floor contact points to create vectors of movement

/* contemporary dance, butoh, noguchi taiso, gymnastica natural */
Working with a partner: the agents are walking and breathing, pushing each other occasioally. Every impulse is used by every agent to redirect their movement and is transferred further to other agents.

Variation: two agents are sitting: 
one is pushing the other, the other is adapting their bodyform, to make the pusher “fall” into their movement and desire:
  1. catch the incoming impulse momentum
  2. in~corporate this impulse
  3. accelerate the flow
  // similar to how it’s done in surfing.
This is how it is possible to capture 
    the body of the agent 
and to control it.

Seduction   // from se- aside, ducere- lead

A moment of passing control of the center

// tango, wrestling, body manipulation

Saying “yes, and” instead of “no, but”

/ * To agree to everything, and to then open up new spaces for weaving the thought-threads: */
Continue the common movement 
to find a new bodyformstructure

Take your partner by their wrist and 
start controlling their motion; 
    change roles;
         constantly change roles, 
take over and give up control.

[3.1.A.2] Step 2: Dissipation Sequence

Dissipation sequence can be initiated 
    if re~direction control-shift dynamics 
has to be completed. 

In order to prevent the dynamics 
    from escalating further 
to bring the movement within a system 
    towards an end:

Apply consequential contra~dictory impulses
    (2, 3 and more)
to various points of tension 
    in bodyform structure.
// post-truth, fake news
Section [3.2] of the manual describes how to identify the points of tension that should be affected. Further sequences are provided in section [4] of the manual.

[3.1.B] Mid-Force Impact: Re~configuration Response

Sometimes it happens that somebody says something that you simply cannot answer directly and yet it’s impossible to simply ignore it (in accordance with [3.1.A]) – maybe because we don’t like it, maybe because we cannot agree with it, but don’t want to argue.
That the type of cases where sequence 

[3.1.B] Re~configuration can be activated:

estrangement, breaking the distance
when an impulse enters the control zone, 
leave the position, 

free up the space

move sideways backwards 
    to enable oneself 
to enter into the newly formed structure.
it is also possible to fully change context
/* run away, pretend to have epilepsy attack, to fall on one’s knees in front of a horse and to go crazy */

Ejsksl kdsfalk asdf dasf  kdfsalka d sd sd sddoi. 
Zioiap ioi oi dsfdsf i fdsioiasdf daffdas oisdf,
fiooi adsffda ioi fdaioi a oidfas ioooam,
    qpwoonz oiiozi  oioi 121 iozczio 
Asdf gh jkl; qwerty uiop zcvx bn you.
You. I love you. I love you very much.
_____________
_____________
_____________
In the context of physical contact 
re~configuration is implemented 
using the following procedure: 
Quick jump sideways backwards

Head roll
To see a bunch of drunk Russian army guys walking at you and to start walking towards them even faster, arms wide open, to meet them, to not drink with them, to talk, to make selfies and to exchange contacts.
To slow everything down 2x
To start shaking uncontrollably 
To transform into your totem animal
From predator into prey
To do something not expected.

[3.1.C] Strong Impact: Regeneration

It may happen that the incoming impact is so strong, 
that it is impossible to assimilate it into one’s structure     
  without breaking it. 
In this case, if the impact has already happened, 
regeneration has to be performed in order to fix things.
The easiest way is to send ripple-waves 
through the whole structure, 
regenerating it with the newly found rhythms 
in the emptiness that ensues. 

// laughter

To dissipate tension across the 
    bodymind formstructure, 
breaking it into little particles 

// playing Tetris with tension

Specific sequences of intialization:
Fast burst breathing: 
inhale (through the nose, into the stomach)
exhale (through the mouth)
throw down all tension, 
send ripple waves
    through the whole bodymind form~structure 

Take a pushup position, 
lower oneself to the floor, 
keeping the body~form, shift tension 
around different parts of the body
+ burst breathing
During a difficult conversation, 
find an object 
and start moving your hand 
along the object 
following chaotic-itinerancy patterns
Leave the room 
Be the first one to punch

Run away

Laugh

/* there’s a scene in Alejandro Jodorowski’s film where his parents appear to tell him that his childhood house has burned down. they seem to be angry and sad. after they leave to a hotel, Alejandro turns to his friends and tells them: “my house has burned down! que maravilloso!” (how wonderful). everyone starts to laugh */

To play Tetris 
    moving the tension
         around the body
To change occupation

[3.2] Creating the Flow: Initiation of En~gagement

Integration into an already existing structure 
has been loaded into memory through function [3.1]:
    to support a conversation,  
    to catch a wave,  
    to make money on a trend, 
    to follow the direction of an incoming impulse 
            and to redirect it.

However (yes, and), sometimes there are situations 
    when there are no perturbations in the environment 
no in~fluences, no pro~vocations, 
    and, therefore, no waves 
so then they should be created. 
// creativity, inventing new stuff
In this case, initiate the following procedure:

[3.2.A] Identification of Tension Knots

Provocation

/*  from Latin provocare ‘challenge’, from pro- ‘forth’ + vocare ‘to call’ */

This is done through im~planting a light im~pulse, 
in order to excite the external body~structure 
for it to reveal the tension knots  
that are used to maintain its original shape.
This initial impulse is made to pro~voke. 

The external structure reveals 
    its strong parts and weak parts 
crossroads of meaning, 
important junctions and nodes, 
tensions knots 

// usually linked to fears - fear of in~stability 

possibilities for further interactions. 
After the pattern is identified, initiate the next procedure 

[3.2.B] Progressive Manipulation of Tension Knots

Examples:
Two agents meet. One is pulling the other by the hand. The one who is pulled gives in to the movement and lets his body change the form, revealing the points of tension that emerge. 
To say something pleasantly-unpleasant
/* called “neg” in the “game”:
“you look not as tired today as usual” */
Put low frequencies to the maximum
To create a need, to generate a lack

[3.2.B] Progressive Manipulation of Tension Knots

Performed through applying a series of impulses, 
destined to shift the center of body~structure 
affecting it in a subsequential way 
using the points of tension identified earlier.

// the structure may reconfigure itself continuously.

[4] Contextual Redirection of the Flow Intentionality

An agent has two objectives: 
    1. To be at ease with oneself – 

// com~fort – from Latin “fortis” for “strong” 

    so that others can be at ease as well. 
    
    2. To explore the new states – 

so that it’s interesting for the others
// self-development, evolution, self-realization

As shown above, the flow can be redirected within a dynamic intra~active system, which operates in a symmetric or complimentary feedback loop [3.1.A].
The feedback loop may destroy itself, if its tendecy towards escalation is allowed take hold. 
Constantly shifting the roles, controlling dynamics the agent minimizes the risks and maintains stability. (remaining within the square of the context).

If there is a need to change the direction of the flow, 
    to enter a new state 
then it is necessary to affect the current state 
    by way of a certain intentionality 
a clear direction, through successive impulses    
    which prompt the system to leave the comfort zone and to find a new one.
In order to shift a system to a new state, the current balance has to be disturbed, so that it’s easier for the system to go through changes. 
The current feedback loop that maintains stability can be accelerated in order to overload the system and induce a shift to a new state.
Start from studing the dynamics of interaction: the agents are activating each other and transfer impulses back and forth.
The resulting dybamics will be a mix of symmetric and complimentary schismogenesis. To maintain stability the agents need to respond in the way that is opposite from expected [see 3.1.A page 40). 
/* a feedback loop is reinforcing itself 
   with behavior that is expected, 
   leading to its imminent collapse */ 
E.g. In case of a symmetric loop – when an incoming impulse increases its force, do not respond with even more force (expected response), but weaken the impact to provoke the system towards de-escalation (unexpected) // losing [L]
In case of a complimentary loop – when the incoming force increases, do not weaken the response, but respond with even more force // winning [W], 
Chaotic itinerancy is activated: LLWLWLLLWLWLLWWLLWWW. It helps the system of intra~action to keep its self-destructive tendencies in check. Deescalation. 
The procedures above help keep the system stable. In order to shift to a new stable state, short circuit can be created. 
Rapid shift of coordinates 
// unexpected, assimetric response
Increase current tendencies in order to bring the system towards controlled departure beyond its limits, provoking it to shift to a new state. 
/* accelerationism, exceed expectations, 
   involvement into a symmetric relation
   and rapid shift to another level. 
   increasing the break. 
   punch in response to intention */

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