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and the end is the beginning, says the labyrinth.

Plant labyrinth

Plant labyrinth

This is why I report only now about the beginning of the congress.
On Thursday 2nd of August, 2012 at 6 pm was the opening at the inn Froschauer with a common dinner, the obligatory words of welcome and some interludes. There was an eager and cheerful mood to what also the good labyrinth beer contributed (at least at the male participants).
Parenthesis: The report corresponds to my personal and subjective view; I cannot speak for everybody.
Afterwards all went in a torchlight procession to the Hofkirchen Encounter labyrinth, that is configured as a 4-circuit plant labyrinth. With full moon and musical company, unfortunately to a little bit windy weather.

Then on Friday 3rd of August, 2012 the congress got started. The morning was dedicated to the Encounter labyrinth. On the place before the labyrinth we celebrated some simple circle dances (also suitable for “unskilled”). Afterwards all walked into the labyrinth where Brigitta, one of the local labyrinth facilitators, told in the middle a small fairy tale. It easily started to rain what could cloud, however, the mood not significantly.

The place

And from afternoon on sunshine was announced for the remaining time of the congress. The lunch for everybody was again in Froschauer’s inn and in the afternoon the different workshops began at different places with different advisers.
The dinner was at the parish community center which was also the place to go every morning. In the evening we heard a baroque concert of Claudia Woldan (baroque violin) and Stefan Baier (harpsichord) in the “Stadel” (barn).

Here some pictures (Thanks to Bettina, Ilka and Ewald):

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The next day (Saturday) we visited the stone labyrinth, continued with workshops and in the evening we enjoyed the world music concert with the Los  Gringos: Otto Lechner, Klaus Trabitsch, Peter Rosmanith.

On Sunday we walked the art labyrinth, and after a common lunch it was time to say farewell.

I still reported on this.

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On Saturday 4th of August, 2012 at the the labyrinth congress in Hofkirchen i. M., the morning was dedicated to the labyrinth of transformation. We had first a short introduction to the origination process of this impressive labyrinth made of granite from the Mühlviertel (Austrian district, where Hofkirchen is situated). After that we explored the labyrinth ourselves, combined with a small ritual.

The layout of the stone labyrinth

The layout of the stone labyrinth

Here some information from a very good made tablet beside the labyrinth:

Description

Description

Here some pictures from the labyrinth walk:


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Who wants to visit the labyrinth, has several possibilities:

  • Look for information on the website Labyrinthe Hofkirchen
  • Ask anyone on site, because everybody in Hofkirchen knows the way
  • Orientate and navigate on one’s own. Hikers and bikers will reach it directly, drivers must get out before. Here the geographical position of the stone labyrinth: 48 28 38.9 N, 13 50 0.6 E

Or take a look on Google Earth? The labyrinth is not to be seen as yet. But maybe in some years when the satellite images are replaced?
The labyrinth is approximately in the middle of the image, on a clearing in the right upper corner.

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I would like to quote something from a plate at the art labyrinth of transformation, and join some pictures:

About the form

Prof. Gerhard Wünsche artistically designed this labyrinth, thereby making it unique. The place changes depending on the light and shadow, and transforms with its sculptures throughout the day and seasons. Walking the labyrinth’s path with open senses, you will experience transformation.

About the topic

Transformation and metamorphosis in the polarity of

  • becoming and passing
  • saying farewell and starting anew
  • becoming aware and letting go
  • being born and dying

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On Sunday 5th of August, 2012 we, the participants of the labyrinth congress at Hofkirchen experienced the art labyrinth of transformation. First we had a short introduction to the history of the origin of this unusual labyrinth. During the walk of the labyrinth, the artist, Prof. Gerhard Wünsche, was also present.

The labyrinth is situated on top of a knoll called “d’Scheibn” (the disk) by the locals. This place at the “three lime-trees” was was the place of judgement belonging to the dominion of  Marsbach. In 1848, the last public execution happened here.

Layout of the art labyrinth

Layout of the art labyrinth

The labyrinth is aligned east – west. The form of the octagonal Medieval labyrinth with six circuits is inspired by the labyrinth inside the cathedral of Cologne on the stairway to the crypt.

The ways are fastened with crushed gravel and the limitations are planted with lavender.

For me the labyrinth of transformation is a sort of Stonehenge in the Austrian  Mühlviertel. And I wish that as many visitors as at Stonehenge in Great Britain would visit this place.

Please try also to use the carousel for looking the pictures in full screen mode. Click inside any picture. Then you can scroll forwards and backwards. To return to this post click into the black surface or press the “Esc” key on your keyboard.

Who wants to visit the labyrinth, has several possibilities:

  • Look for information on the website Labyrinthe Hofkirchen
  • Ask anyone on site, because everybody in Hofkirchen knows the way
  • Orientate and navigate on one’s own. Hikers and bikers will reach it directly, drivers must get out before. Here the geographical position of the art labyrinth: 48 28 55.8 N, 13 48 44.1 E

Or take a look on Google Earth? The labyrinth is not to be seen as yet. But maybe in some years when the satellite images are replaced?
The labyrinth is approximately in the middle of the image, on a green meadow near the corner of a bright area.

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