Evolution of a Group Mind
I'm commenting on the first Wolf Park video submitted wherein a moose head is brought from the cache TO THE CENTER as Energy wants to move!
Any two heart cells when placed in a conductive medium synchronize with each others beat.
The first thing to do is turn off the sound and learn to see the group as one system, rather than as one individual relating to another individual and working out a linear, conceptual system of relationships. We're looking at a group mind, and the object of such a system is to align and synchronize the components so energy can move, in particular, the deepest energy held in the emotional battery, (DIS), which in its latent form is internal potential energy that is drawn to external forms of potential energy via the principle of emotional conductivity. In other words, each wolf is attracted to another wolf with a force of emotional appetite that can't be consummated through simple physical contact or companionship. Secondly, ENERGY CAN ONLY MOVE AS A WAVE so if the group can coalesce as a wave function, each the equal/opposite of the others as if cardinal points on a compass face, then their deepest energies can move. This process doesn't happen by a process of learning per se but by a process of evolution.
The first step is to define the circle's midpoint around which their individual energies can be deflected, thus we see one wolf drag the moose head into the center as an indirect means of satisfying its attraction to the others. The moose head is an indirect manner by which they can connect with each other and get around the fundamental conundrum of their makeup, i.e. a hunger beyond the means of singular attainment. They then begin to urinate on the prey object indicating that their simple predator/prey attraction to each other is evolving into the sexual range as this is how electrical attraction becomes a magnetic one (hunger over balance). The urine is essential to emotional synchronization since it is the external manifestation of each others preyful essence and can be ingested by the others no doubt inducing hormonal shifts within each other. The softer wolf (active/indirect, the one most easily interrupted out of its energy and hence the easiest to deflect) is trying to rub its shoulder blade, and hence make contact with its heart, with the moose head and this action is an overt physical form of synchronization, an indirect means of touching its heart to the hearts of the others. (Note that the forequarters when stiffened, are the point of resistance to making contact, whereas a softened shoulder area means the individual is able to "flip polarity" for example by flipping over and rolling on the ground). Only the heart can process DIS via a feeling and resolve unresolved emotion and so the softer wolf is initializing this higher level of elaboration, and were it to roll on the ground it would be presenting a very powerful preyful visual image to the others, and this would release a lot of their energies. But things aren't quite rightly synchronized yet so the softer wolf which is the one most prone to act prey like (otherwise known as submissive) is also the one most easily interrupted and so it doesn't complete the act. Nonetheless it's disposition to do so indicates a shift in the group and you can see the wolf trying to make indirect physical contact with the bush and the boulder, and "running in place" other wise known as scraping after it urinates. These actions are indirect ways of making contact with the others, it's reliving the physical memory of hearty contact, but its balance issue is too strong for it to be able to let go yet. Nevertheless, its body tone and language is softening and becoming an obvious wave form.
When Denali vibes Grizzer, Grizzer's valve to DIS opens (tail rise) and then expresses his deflected attraction to Denali by sexually expressing himself on an alternative midpoint (otherwise known as scent marking). Meanwhile Denali comes up from behind to smell the south pole and his tail (equal/opposite to stiffness of Grizzer) is soft and fluxing because he is connecting his front end to his rear end through the preyful essence he's ingesting from Grizzer. But he can't make direct contact with Grizzer and so as his energy rises he deflects over toward Maya and mounts her as indirect expression of attraction toward Grizzer (whose static energy is keeping the energy from flowing in the group) and then Maya expresses the tension between Grizzer and Denali, that was passed onto her when she was mounted, onto Aiden by rushing him onto the stoop. What's happened is that Denali has taken the charge off of Grizzer, put it on Maya, who then put it on Aiden. The charge is moving toward the path of least resistance and all this group movement is having an obvious sensualizing effect on Grizzer and which is lifting the yoke on the others. Maya and Denali even get into some active prey-making in front of Grizzer but it doesn't knock him off balance because he's feeling more supple. And note also that after the dust settles, Aiden feels even more attracted to the group because all his squealing really reveals not that he is in pain but that the deepest layers of his battery are being brought to the surface and so his stuck energy is being put into play as well and he's feeling freer to follow the pull of attraction. (Also note that his high pitched squealing, which is the physical memory of an earlier emotional shock and probably some degree of pain, inhibits the others because he is acting predator like, a real prey animal dies in silence and in that state can't control the predator because it isn't acting like a predator)
In one sequence, Aiden by wanting to roll on scent, is feeling connected and so he's able to reference his heart and begins to move more energy by expressing himself sexually, (leg lifting) and running-in-place (scraping) which is expressing a dynamic form of energy in the presence of the others. Since there is no such thing as a dominance hierarchy, (although one can certainly understand why it would be theorized as such as indeed there is a discrete physics to what's going on and so far dominance is the only model that approximates the phenomenon) the omega expressing energy is not contradictory in terms of an energy model.
Over the course of the video there is an increasing frequency of interactions, i.e. the beat is quickening, and with the mounting energy they begin to bring more pressure on each other in direct face-to-face encounters which thereby trigger deeper reserves in the battery that is then expressed via sexual deflection (leg lifting) onto a midpoint, the scent object, so that the energy can continue to move. Sexuality is how the prey/predator static electric differentiation can evolve into the free flowing group dynamic (sociability, i.e. the fully formed circle with N,S,E,W differentiation). The running in place (ground scratching) gets more vigorous, one wolf returns to the carcass with more energy, their orbits around the midpoint grow larger. Inhibited forms of prey-making comes out (play) and then more active forms of prey-making on each other begin to come out with the softer wolf the safest object of attraction as when one rushes it onto the stoop. This reflects the growing amount of unresolved emotion coming out into the stream of attraction and what keeps it constrained from actual violence is that their energies have been deflected onto a midpoint, notice that as they push into each other and snarl, they nevertheless manifest a somewhat deflected gaze, not a totally focused one which means that they are referencing their little-brain over their Big-Brain. Also when Denali snarls and it comes out in a somewhat coherent metered bark, this means that Grizzer doesn't have to respond because Denali is expressing fear without holding it back. The energy is moving and so Grizzer is able to deflect from head-to-head fixation which would overload the circuit between them. And if they were in an open natural setting I believe the interactions would continue to evolve into more animated expressions until thus excited and synchronized, they would be off on a hunt so that the moose (potential energy) can bring their collectivized batteries (potential energy)to total consummation. Finally as the energy in the exhibit group escalates, the infectiousness of energy moving then spreads to the adjoining pen of retired wolves and they become stirred up as well.
The wolf that was responsible for initializing the group mind was the one that dragged the moose head into the center of the group, and the wolf that was the most responsible for synchronizing the group into one mind was the softer one. Equal opposites defining the North and the South so that East and West could come into existence, if they were in a situation when there was an object of resistance available (moose) to fully absorb their combined energies.