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In one of his articles, Andreas introduced the relatives of the labyrinth type Gossembrot 51 r.

The labyrinth type Gossembrot 51 r centered and in concentric shape

The labyrinth type Gossembrot 51 r centered and in concentric shape

Today I want to take a closer look at the dual version.
I particularly like this. This is because the outermost circuit (1) lead around all sectors. In the original, the innermost (7) completely circles the center.
And because it can be centered. The entrance takes place on the 3rd ring and the center is reached from the 5th ring. This also creates a small empty space.

I also like the rhythm, it is reminiscent of that of the Chartres labyrinth. It goes quickly to the middle and then follows the long walking in all sectors. Pretty much at the end you come back very close to the entrance, circle the entire labyrinth and then quickly get to the center.

An inverted pentagram is drawn in the middle in Gossembrot’s handwriting. I tried to fully integrate that. The top of the star points down. It is oriented in the direction of the 5 axes. Gossembrot designed the labyrinth around 1480. So this arrangement has no satanic character at all. These ideas only appeared in the middle of the 19th century.

I expressly recommend the excellent article on Wikipedia (see link below) about the geometry and meaning of the pentagram.

The dual and centered labyrinth type Gossembrot 51 r in Knidos style

The dual and centered labyrinth type Gossembrot 51 r in Knidos style

The five axes also tempt you to choose a pentagonal layout. The same widths for the lines (in black) and the paths (in white) and the angular edges also give it a spatial effect.

The dual labyrinth type Gossembrot 51 r centered in pentagonal shape

The dual labyrinth type Gossembrot 51 r centered in pentagonal shape

Here is Ariadne’s thread in pentagonal shape:

Ariadne's thread in the dual labyrinth type Gossembrot 51 r centered in pentagonal shape

Ariadne’s thread in the dual labyrinth type Gossembrot 51 r centered in pentagonal shape

The effect is spatial, but it seems to go deeper.

Who dares to build such a labyrinth as a walkable labyrinth?
As far as I know there is not a single copy worldwide. It looks new and modern, but its origins go back over 500 years.
For me, that would be suitable as an “American labyrinth”, because it embodies in its whole form the five-pointed star in the American flag.
The star in the middle, on the other hand, can be left out or only slightly indicated. It is not an element in the type, but is part of the style, similar to the six “petals” in the Chartres labyrinth. An empty center is always inviting and open to a wide variety of applications.

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The labyrinth on folio 51 r is Gossembrot’s most important one. It is the earliest preserved example of a five-arm labyrinth at all. It’s course of the pathway using double barriers in all side-arms is unprecedented (see: related posts 1, below). However, it is not self-dual. Therefore, it can be expected that there exist three relatives of it (related posts 4).

I term as relatives of an (original) labyrinth the dual, complementary, and dual-complementary labyrinths of it (related posts 2 and 3). In fig. 1 the patterns of the Gossembrot 51 r-type labyrinth (a, original), the dual (b), the complementary (c), and the dual-complementary (d) of it are presented.

Figure 1. Patterns of the Relatives of Type Gossembrot 51 r

Figure 2 shows the labyrinths corresponding to the patterns in their basic form with the walls delimiting the pathway on concentric layout and in clockwise rotation.

Figure 2. The Relatives of Type Gossembrot 51 r in the Basic Form

These four related labyrinths all look quite similar. To me it seems, the dual (b) and the complementary (c) look somewhat less balanced than the original (a) and the dual-complementary (d). Presently, I am not aware of any existing examples of a relative to the Gossembrot 51 r-type labyrinth.

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  1. Sigmund Gossembrot / 2
  2. The Relatives of the Wayland’s House Type Labyrinth
  3. The Relatives of the Ravenna Type Labyrinth
  4. The Complementary versus the Dual Labyrinth

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