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## The Hexagonal Classical 3 Circuit Labyrinth

We still had the whole labyrinth inside the Flower of Life on this blog (see related posts below). However, the middle was as small (one path width) as we know that from the classical 7 circuit labyrinth.

How does it look now if one makes the middle bigger and maintains, besides, the hexagon?

The 3 circuit labyrinth in hexagonal shape

The paths are still defined by the well-known path sequence 3-2-1-4.
Also the classical 7 circuit labyrinth can be brought into hexagonal form and will preserve its typical path sequence 3-2-1-4-7-6-5-8.

The 7 circuit labyrinth in hexagonal shape

The different labyrinth types do not depend from the external form.
Another type ordinarily is got through a changed path sequence.

Thus can be inserted, for example, within our 3 circuit labyrinth at two places “barriers” which cause another alignment. Thereby the firstly one axis labyrinth will change to a 3 axis labyrinth.

A hexagonal 3-circuit 3-axle labyrinth

The alignment is a little more complicated and the path sequence is: 3-2-1-2-3-2-1-4. Three sectors are walked one after the other like in a Roman labyrinth. First I turn to the middle, then outwardly, then again to the middle, again outwardly and from very outside, finally, I reach the center.

I can also turn the labyrinth and take a horizontal edge as a base. Then it looks as follows, drawn inside the Flower of Life:

The switched hexagonal labyrinth inside the Flower of Life

This does not arise compelling from the geometry of the Flower of Life, hence, is a further development or a playful modification.

I could imagine this quite well as a labyrinth from paving tiles. Who builds one?

Nice honeycomb patterns can be generated from the hexagon. The bees make this; why could we not have a labyrinthine honeycomb pattern?
The hexagon can be mirrored and switched (six times) and combined in different patterns.

Labyrinthine honeycombs

If one makes now a wallpaper, or wall tiles, or flagstones from it, the entrances will get “enframed”. But, nevertheless, within each single honeycomb the unequivocal way of the labyrinth (Ariadne’s thread) can be seen.
Otherwise, even irritating visual perceptions are possible. Since the hexagon contains also the edges of a cube.

Labyrinthine honeycomb pattern

To be continued …

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1. Reblogged this on recreatelifeallinbetween.

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2. After reading this I made a hexagon version of the Chartres Labyrinth. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/17869058/hexy-small.png

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• Thank you Simon. I recommend to click your link to see the drawing. It is a hexagon shaped, but six axles labyrinth. Very good.

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3. I recently got a tattoo of your design- hexagonal 3-circuit 3-axle labyrinth.
-kristen

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6. […] an older post about the 3-circuit labyrinth I had announced a continuation. Here it […]

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7. Erwin,
but now you have deviated from your original method. You have “sheered away from the path” so to speak. The Ariadne’s Thread is not properly inscribed into the Flower of Living any more. It does not follow the lenticular segments that connect the points of the hexagons with each other.

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• Andreas,
you are right: I have sheered away from the original path. But I did it to win a larger and hexagonal center. And I wrote that for me this labyrinth would be a playful deviation from the first one.

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8. I just can not express how much this intrigues and excites me… At some point, I’m hoping to make one of these big enough to walk into, and will let you know how it goes! I love the pattern repeated, I think it would make a great fabric, as well as the other possibilities that you point out. Thank you Erwin!

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• Lea,
it would be great to find somebody using this pattern for a labyrinth or some other handwork.
Thanks

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