*read this before delving into mode theory
An oscillation is the back and forth movement between two states of awareness that can be observed through visual signaling. For example, a Je signal followed immediately by a Pi signal, and then another Je signal, would be considered one complete oscillation. This is used as evidence of one pathway between these two states and notated as Je in direction of Pi.
There are twelve possible oscillations between functions. We refer to these oscillations as pathways, which in turn can be classified as either active isolated or passive isolated. An active isolated pathway has a resolution at or above the threshold of consciousness, meaning that it has consistent habitual use. A passive isolated pathway has a resolution below the threshold of consciousness. Isolated pathways near the threshold of consciousness are static, or partially conscious. All pathways can be considered to be positive or contrapositive in relation to arch-energetics.
Coherence, Interference & Synchronization in Function Sets
Some signals register as interference. Interference is a distortion of a signal, be it the input or the output, as it relates to function oscillations interjecting between function set pathway energetics. If a pathway is stronger in resolution positively then, the contrapositive pathway can interfere. If a pathway shows stronger resolution contrapositively, then the positive pathway can interfere.
Opposite of interference is coherence. Coherence is the synchronization between two pathways signifying fluid movement between the referenced pathway energetics. Coherent pathways appear as the relative strength of each pathway approaches another in resolution, representing the habitual tactics of the psyche.
Function sets can synchronize, when this occurs, they are considered a mode. Synchronized function sets continually resolve between both pathways in the function set. The most common of these is between pathways of reverse polarity (e.g. JePi⇄PiJe), but three function and four function modes have been observed.
Arch-energetics is the conscious implementation or tactics of the archetype (as it relates to a specific function oscillation ex. JePi) through the dominant frame. Arch-energetics is used to orient the directionality of each function during oscillation. Similarly, arch-energetics constitute the priorities of the energetic lead based on the transfer between attitudes (introversion to extroversion and vice versa), as laid out by the Grant Model.
Axis XII has observed energetics as fluid processes that are not immutable.
Fluidity in observed datasets allows for interactions in subjects that either align with, or actively contradict the Grant Model. Given these contradictions, the Grant Model is only used as a guide in Axis XII.
Factors that contradict the Grant Model include (but are not limited to): degrees of function consciousness, positive and contrapositive orientations; pathways, modes, mirror processes, and hierarchies in absolute and relative power.
Positive vs Contrapositive Orientations
A pathway or mode in positive orientation follows the classical hierarchical function structure in terms of strength and order. Positive orientations represent what would be considered a classical “type” in regards to determining base arch-energetics.
The following would be considered to be in the positive orientation for a Je lead type:
First function to Second function, Second function to Third function, Third function to Fourth function, and finally Fourth function back to First function.
Positive modes will show dominant strength in the pathways of the above example.
A contrapositive pathway or mode shows strength in the reverse orientation to the lead energetic. Modes and pathways in the contrapositive orientation are necessary to provide balance in the psyche. However, there are many cases in which contrapositive orientation is stronger than positive orientation. In these cases, the psyche shows arch-energetic elements of a lead type of the opposing orientation.
The following would be considered to be in the contrapositive orientation for a Je lead type: