Day 196 July 15
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return
Pictures of the Dunure Castle Labyrinth come in various shades as the seeds that were embedded in the stones used in its creation tend to create a floral bloom in the summer months and it brings about a different color to this labyrinth at different times of the year. While the castle itself is historically dated to the 12th century, the landlords of the 14th though 17th centuries were the Kennedy Clan with small histories and a noted appearance of Mary Stuart’s brief visit. The labyrinth itself doesn’t seem to have a similar timeless history, however it’s beautifully situated spot atop an old quarry made it natural to use the same stones used in construction of the castle.
It is called the Dunure Community Labyrinth and was built by the community in the late 1990’s to appreciate the seaside and the historical splendor of the Castle’s history and medieval landscape. The site is located on the western coast of Scotland south of Glasgow and overlooks the body of water known as the Fifth of Clyde and the Isle of Arran. It can be accessed from the Car Park or the harbor trail.
This is a case of the old meeting the new in wonderful celebration and purpose. The view from the labyrinth is stunning as is the view from the castle. The castle lay in disrepair for many years and in the attempts to revitalize its history, a spot of reflection opened in the labyrinth.
Enjoy a visual of the Labyrinth of Dunure, though ignore the message of bad luck in stepping off the path or over the stones, the labyrinth is done in the way in which we do it and from that we gain much more than the way anyone tells us to do it. Media Credits: Robert Griffith
On this 196th day…
Explore your appreciation of the old and the new and observe the ways in which both help you to learn and discern more of yourself and the world in your walk of today.
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