Posts Tagged With: House of Theseus

Mysteries of our Histories

Day 188  July 7
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return

the mosaic circular mosaic floor labyrinth of the story of Theseus and the Minotaur.

The ancient Labyrinth of Theseus in Paphos, Cyprus. Photo Credits: Shonagon Wikipedia Commons

In the Paphos Archeological Park in the House of Theseus is the Mosaic of Theseus. The ruins of the house and buildings are scattered and bricks surround the edge of the labyrinth, though the mosaic tile is intact and at the center is the tell tale trial of Theseus and the Minotaur.  Originally built in the second half of the 2nd Century AD, the House of Theseus had 100 room and was believed to house the Roman Proconsul and served inhabitants until the 7th century AD. The Mosaic Labyrinth of Theseus was added in the 3rd century AD accompanied by two other mosaics that were added in the fourth and fifth centuries.

In this depiction, the path is made up of a chain to represent Ariadne’s thread allowing Theseus decent from the labyrinth to safety. In the center are the images of Theseus, Ariadne, the Minotaur and another character who is said to represent the labyrinth itself. The Roman design of quarters is incorporated with eight circular paths making its round Roman influence known on the Island of Cyprus. While it has had minor adjustments to its structure due to Earthquakes during the 4th century, it is relatively well preserved for its ancient status.

On this 188th day…
Walk with the mysteries of our histories in today’s experience and discover how everything you have done has been done before. What do you realize that is similar, different or beneficial in your explorations 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 of June-July!

 


World Wide Explorations in the Month of July 2018 for the TLS 365 Experience. Part II
Welcome July!

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.

  1. 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!
  2. 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?
  3. 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
  4. Share your Ideas, images, designs and become apart of the wisdom of the Labyrinth Society
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