# The 3 Circuit Labyrinth Cube

I have already written about the labyrinth on Rubik’s Cube. I had presented a template for making a model. I’ve used that myself and made a labyrinth cube out of it. This is how it looks like: Ariadne’s  thread runs on the surface of the vsible miniature cubes. The 9 faces of the miniature cubes on “down” and the 7 on “up” were not used.

That gave me the idea of whether it would not be possible to include all the miniature cubes?
And I offer a solution for this:
The Rubik’s Cube has all in all 26 pieces. The core mechanism is fixed and holds the 6 center pieces with one coloured face. The 12 edge pieces show two coloured faces, and the 8 corner pieces have three coloured faces.
Ariadne’s thread should now run through all the little cubes. So 6 times one face is visible, 12 times two faces and 8 times three faces.
It looks like this on the template:

The unfolded cube

Ariadne’s thread is shown in color here. The labyrinth should be the type Knossos labyrinth with the path sequence 3-2-1-4. Green stands for 3, blue for 2, brown for 1. The center is white (4), and can only be reached if you pass through the invisible center (= core mechanism) from the “up” surface.
The beginning of Ariadne’s thread is the green edge cube with three coloured faces in the lower left “front”. Then you run up to the next edge cube with three coloured faces, you run around the “up” surface, following the “back” surface, then the “right” surface to the green/blue coloured face edge cube, which initiates the line of the blue cubes. The next change is in the “left” surface from blue to brown.

There is also a template that can be used to build a model. Here you can see, print or download the template as a PDF file.

I tried it myself and made a more or less successful cube.

The labyrinth cube

In the large picture on the left you can see the “up” surface, the “left”, and the”front” surface from above. In the three smaller pictures the cube is each rotated by 90 degrees.

Here in a tilted representation:

The tilted cube

In the large picture on the left, you can see the “front”, “left” and “down” surface from above. In the three smaller pictures the cube is rotated by 90 degrees again.

I cannot judge how difficult that would be to solve. Especially if you do not say beforehand what that should be and you should find the beginning and the end of the thread yourself.
Perhaps one could make the specification: connect the green cube with the white cube and go over all miniature cubes.

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# The 3 Circuit Labyrinth on Rubik’s Cube

In the context of the theme Labyrinth and Flower of Life, the similarity to a cube has been mentioned more often. The hexagonal shape of the labyrinth was just too reminiscent of a cube. And that got me looking for the labyrinth on the cube.

I have a magic cube and as a small brain training I solve it once a day. This is now memorized and routinely.

In Further Link below you can find out what a magic cube is.

First, I tried to put Ariadne’s thread on the small squares. This is relatively easy.

For better representation, the 6 sides of a cube are “flattened”:

The layout

You can draw in there Ariadne’s thread for a 3 circuit labyrinth type Knossos. Generally known, this has the path sequence: 3-2-1-4.
The beginning is on the frontside below at left. Then we go to the third line, to the second and the first line and finally to the center in 4 up in the middle square.

And here in an isometric view:

Three views

I hope you can imagine that on the drawings?
We see the lines on 5 sides of the cube, the bottom remains empty. The middle is slightly larger, but we do not touch all the small squares.

If you want, you can download, print or copy the template as a PDF file.

Such a cube would certainly be quite easy to solve as a magic cube. Especially if you have a template of it in mind.

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# How to make a 3 Circuit Chartres Labyrinth

By halving a 7 circuit labyrinth in labyrinthine logic, as it was successful for the 5 circuit Chartres labyrinth.

The 7 circuit Chartres labyrinth

The 4th circuit cuts the labyrinth in two parts. Then I receive an external (circuits 1 – 3) and an internal labyrinth (circuits 5 – 7). Both are identical in its path sequences. Even if the “barriers” are at different places.

Two 3 circuit Chartres labyrinths

The path sequence defines the type: 3-2-1-2-3-2-1-4. It is identical for both versions. This 3-2-1-4 reminds very much of the smallest possible labyrinth: the Knossos labyrinth (and of the meander).
If I leave out the barriers, I receive this labyrinth. This once again shows the quality of the Chartres labyrinth.

To make the layout more appealing, I can arrange the barriers in steady distances, in a way make a labyrinth with three arms.

The 3 circuit Chartres labyrinth (Petit Chartres)

This is the smallest possible version of a Chartres labyrinth. And there are just two barriers possible for it. Otherwise it does not work. Also three are not possible, but with four barriers it works aganin.

How should one name this type now? I suggest Petit Chartres because it is a sort of a basic element of the Chartres labyrinth. Still other names are conceivable.

It am speaking here about the type and not about the style. The petals in the middle and the lunations around the perimeter belong to the style.

To create this labyrinth is possible in a variety of ways, not necessarily in the manner described. For more read also the related posts below.

There is even a copyrighted labyrinth of this kind: The Story Path©. Warren Lynn and John Ridder of Paxworks have developed it and call the style “3-circuit-triune”. I do not know how they have found it.

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# The Labyrinth Inside the Flower of Life

The Flower of Life contains a lot of things. However, is a labyrinth also hidden in it?

I explored the flower, examined the connections contained in it and would like to present the result: