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Mathematical Seeds

TLS 365 Experience #19
March 19, 2017

A  labyrinth-related ‘inspiration’ came in the moment of recognition that the pattern of arrangement of the odd and the even numbers in Paracelsus’ (9 x 9) Magic Square of the Moon corresponds precisely to the seed pattern of the classical labyrinth.

Connecting that cognitive insight with the Pythagorean idea that odd numbers are male and the even female, the labyrinth represents, symbolically, the simultaneous functioning of the intelligible principles rest and motion, and, by implication, the principles same and different.

Further investigation by extension into three dimensions yielded the additional revelation that wrapping a series of these 9 x 9 magic squares around a cylinder constitutes a continuous helix when the numbers on the squares are traced in their ‘natural’ order one through eighty-one. From this one can infer the symbolic presence of life in the ‘seed;’ and from the seed the cosmos, also known as the labyrinth.

Today’s Experience Submitted by:
David Gallagher, TLS Founding Member
New York


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The Wisdom of the Walk

Walking the labyrinth often has often opened up surprises for me in small reflections on how I tend to approach life (e.g. being someone who is most of the time content being on the periphery and often appreciates being alone, but valuing being with others too).

I’ve often been reminded that I don’t need to rush or worry about ‘doing’, and to appreciate being in a safe space where I can allow myself to be open to whatever may come. I had these sorts of experiences early on during my labyrinth walking, so am not sure that I’m receiving anything particularly new now – though in reflection, perhaps I’m just more alert to listen out to the small insights and gifts that the labyrinth so often offers.

 

Today’s Contribution Submitted by:
Clive Johnson
Essex County, UK


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