Day 190 July 9
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return
In the center of the oldest Christian Labyrinth is inscribed a text of Sancta Ecclesia, meaning Holy Church. Texts provide us with the history of this famous labyrinth in Africa in the northernmost country of Algiers. Originally laid in the Basilica of St. Reparatas in North Africa in the city of Castellum Tingitanum in the year 328 AD, this labyrinth has been a fixture of stability in the face of many changes. The Cathedral endured earthquakes in 1954 and was renamed as El Asnam and the town became Orléansville. Earthquakes in 1980 brought devastating casualties of at least 5,000 people. In 1981 to associate away from the town known for earthquakes, the name was again changed to Ech-Cheliff.
It is a bit of a mystery as to where this labyrinth exists today, some say it is in the Cathedral of Algiers and some say it lives on in an Algerian museum. What is noted from history is that it was of Roman design, measured about eight feet in diameter and was located near the northwest entrance. Labyrinths of Italy, France and Rome were built in the 12th century, so this early labyrinth with Christian inscription gives important relevance to the religious acceptance of the labyrinth in early days. The truth of the statement and the early history gives us fascinating opportunities to explore.
As we walk a labyrinth we evolve and in the center of the labyrinth is often where we find our own discoveries, realizations, possibilities and honest truths. They help us to become more of who we naturally are. The labyrinth of today is an exploration and a revelation that can help bring the wisdom of the labyrinth into the fold of more acceptance and application for our future.
On this 190th day…
Explore what arrives in the center of your labyrinth and what is written in honest possibilities for your evolution.
Interactive Map Progress
A great Interactive experience this month will include a google map to track where we have been and what labyrinths you submit. Lets see if we can make a labyrinth pathway out of the month of travels based on the locations offered. We began in Portland, Oregon…. Click here to watch the progress grow this month!
Our exploration this month is to Walk in reflection of our direction. We traveled from America’s west coast to Australia, Asia and the Swedish Lapland’s and found our centered point in Austria by the month’s end. July will complete our world walk and return us to American shores. It’s been a wild and wooly time of exploration in the world to expand our cultural and connective perspective of the labyrinths and their purposes worldwide. This is indeed the global course in Labyrinthing with world wondering discovered in our wandering.
This month, we return from our center in Austria and traverse the world.
- Go Global….Explore the World
Investigate the world wonders of labyrinth design that are unique and different. From the permanent structures that are built to the canvas portable unique designs or the finger labyrinths that inspire a different walk, share the images at the 365 Experience on the TLS website and provide some detail and share your thoughts. Note how these designs are outside the box of traditional design and how they might take us outside the design we’ve been living in. They can be quite diverse or small simple adjustments that make it different too. From Austria to Portland… the second half begins!
- Grow Local…. Bring the World to you
Let your walks, programs, designs, creations and simple enthusiasm be inspired by what the world offers us with fresh ways to create new experiences in the 30 days of this month. If it is doing something different each day, walking a new labyrinth, designing, researching or some new way to share, do it then share it with us! By becoming acquainted with the unique labyrinths of the world, we can be inspired as to why they are different, how they serve and what they offer on the same path we walk on in our home or local community area. What will you have created by the end of our month?
- Join the online Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday July 15th at 2pmPST
Be curious, research and share what you know of unique world labyrinths in the first half of the month and apply something that you find unique to your own life walk. Join us on the Mid Month Dialogues to share what you discovered, ask questions and hear from others about what they explored and discovered. Be inspired with an insight to complete the month with and make June a true world Journey. Call connection Information
- Share your Ideas, images, designs and become apart of the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society