World Labyrinth Day 2016

Again you are invited from The Labyrinth Society to celebrate the World Labyrinth Day:

Celebrate the eighth annual World Labyrinth Day (WLD) on Saturday, May 7, 2016!

The Labyrinth Society invites you to ‘Walk as One at 1″ in the afternoon, joining others around the globe to create a wave of peaceful energy washing across the time zones. 

WLD 2016

 

Most nicely it would be if everybody which is able would walk a labyrinth. But it is also possible, as a substitute to trace a finger labyrinth, to make a labyrinth meditation or to be active labyrinthine in some way.

More here:

If you are looking for a labyrinth near you, maybe you will find one here:

5 thoughts on “World Labyrinth Day 2016

  1. Dear Friends, let me first report this amazing discovery I made this morning and which I must share with all those of you who, like me in 2012, once started enterering this unique blog at a certain entry door, soon guessing it indeed must be a deep maze I personally and most unfortunately never had the occasion yet to fully explore : there exists an entry point (https://blogmymaze.wordpress.com) from which you can reach the beginning on March 3, 2008 in a single stretch, along a now 42 page looonggg path with many more side pages ! This is the largest and most detailed and documented piece of work exclusively devoted to “labyrinthine geometry” in existence to date. If you wish starting from the beginning, today just type https://blogmymaze.wordpress.com/page/42, soon you’ll have to go beyond ! I discovered this because I wanted to buttress my present post, only to realize I’d need days for doing it… So keep this in mind if and when you get reading the following (quite cryptic: for details please refer to my online Bridges Conference papers “Amazing Labyrinths”) :

    I see here with interest that this design (documented in the blog as ‘Compiègne’ I just found) somehow shares intentions of the miniChartres type, as I call it for 14 years (as does, as a sise-step further, my 3-armed ‘three circuit’ microChartres, from the same time too, but then I didn’t yet realise that Chartres ‘cross’ symbol stemming from the position of the ‘returns’ it introduced is in fact a 4 spike ‘star’ feature that here could only be shared, by loss of information in this 3 circuit pet type of mine, as a 3 spike ‘star’, so no longer a cross). The mini indeed can be seen as a very intermediate step between the initial Cretan/Cnossos/Classic type (following the early Archimedean Spiral protolabyrinth), after its circularisation and the most beautiful ever: Chartres ! After late Charles Fontaine introduced me to the eleven circuit Chartres splendor in 2002, trying as an engineer to find a smaller design retaining almost all its features, I indeed proudly ‘invented’ this ‘seven circuit’, only to discover soon later that in fact it directly proceeded from the CCC I didn’t know before, and yes it did already exist in the UK, in that case actually realised as a multicursal maze : built in 1981 in the gardens of Greys Court (near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, as “The Archbishop’s Maze”.

    The present ‘five circuit’ design retains an important flavour of Chartres as being diminished by its half, in a similar way as Saffron Walden, also in the UK, but earlier, was an augmentation of Chartres by its half…
    What then is indeed retained from Chartres here and gives the strong Chartres initial look : the double return ‘fingers’ at both sides of the entry, the single and double boundary ‘continuations’ on both sides of the central dead end on the horizontal axis whereas on the upper vertical axis the returns and here only continuation form also a symmetric setup (in the miniChartres, the two last axis features lie not in the same directions, and this was another loss). What is lost here however (you can’t retain everything…) is the 4 point source of the CCC seed as we here have 2 of them, the half…

    Grateful thanks again, dear Erwin and Andreas, for blogmymaze and kind regards to all,
    Sam

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      • This is only normal, dear Erwin, to give back to Caesar what he deserves ! All our work is sawn in many ways by what we capture from others often without knowing. Your blog is certainly central in the pursuit of scientific understanding of labyrinths, and I certainly will mention it in the references of a next installment of ‘Amazing Labyrinths’ (work devoted to find some kind of logical path in the evolution of labyrinthine design, even if the reality of this logic is highly questionable, yet appealing, namely to children’s creativity for going beyond). As blogmymaze is instrumental in displaying the complexity of possibities while trying to develop comprehensive defining frameworks in the various facets, may I urge you, and other contributors to the geometry of labyrinths (both in analysis and in design) to also directly participate in the Bridges Conferences (see http://bridgesmathart.org/) ? That would be wonderful !
        Tx and kind regards,
        Sam

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