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## Variations on the Wunderkreis

In my last posting I had introduced a method to draw the Wunderkreis. Besides, it was always about the boundary lines. However, the path (Ariadne’s thread) in the labyrinth can also be drawn with this method slightly changed then.

And of course numerous variations with differently many circuits can be generated for the double spiral and the labyrinthine windings.

Square Wunderkreis

Here in abstract once again the method:

• I begin in the middle
• Arc upwards from the left to the right, jump to the left, arc downwards
• Path: Arc downwards, immediately following an arc upwards (closed line, like a recumbent “S”)
• Jump to the left, curve upwards around the whole
• Repeat this  as often as desired (on the right side there must always be two free ends which point down)
• Then draw around the whole, beginning on the left, an odd number of curves (at least 3, until as much as you want)
• Path: Extend both most internal lines down (maybe connect them)
• Connect the free line ends on every side in loops
• Boundary lines: Extend both most internal lines on every side inside the innermost loop

Sorry, this was a little longer. Maybe it is easier to understand the text together with the drawings. The different colours should help also. Best you try it yourself.

The labyrinth will be mirrored if one draws the first arc to the other direction.
One recognises the representation of the path by the fact that there are only two, perhaps only one line end (how it is also for the other types of labyrinths). If one sees four free line ends, the boundary lines are shown. Nevertheless, in the Wunderkreis the lines do not overlap as we see that in the classical labyrinth.

I have chosen known Wunderkreise as examples for the simplistic representation of the respective alignments.
In the related posts below you may find them all. As well as the step-by-step instruction.

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