“A” component

Excerpt from the original CRV Manual Paul H. Smith (translated by Gunther Rattay, 1997):

The “feeling/motion” component of the ideogram. The “feeling/motion” is essentially the impression of the physical consistency (hard, soft, solid, fluid, gaseous, etc.) and contour/shape/motion of the site. For example, the monitor has selected, unknown to the viewer, a mountain as the trainee’s site. At the iteration of the coordinate, the trainee produces an appropriate ideogram, and responds verbally, at the same time as he writes it: “Rising up, peak, down.” This is the “motion” sensation he experienced as his pen produced the ideogram. He then says “solid” if having experienced the site as being solid as opposed to fluid or airy. This is the “feeling” component of the Stage I process. There are at least five possible types of feelings: solidity, liquidity, energetics, airiness (that is, where there is more air space than anything else, such as some suspension bridges might manifest), and temperature. Other feeling descriptors are possible, but encountered only in rare circumstances and connected with unusual sites. These components and how they are expressed in structure will be discussed more fully below. Though in discussions of theory this aspect is usually addressed as “feeling/motion”, it will normally be the case in actual session work that the motion aspects decoded first with the feeling portion coming second.