Posts Tagged With: mosaic

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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From the Ashes and Ruins

Day 186  July 5
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Application
In The Month of: Exploration & Return

In Pompeii in the House of Faun is the House of the labyrinth where a famous mosaic tile of roman labyrinth design resides. At its center is Theseus and the Minotaur

The floor mosaic in the House of the Labyrinth in Pompeii. Photo Credits: Pompeii in Pictures

On the Eastern edge of Italy, North of the ankle of its boot resides the famous city of Pompeii near the bay of Naples. Mount Vesuvius has erupted over 50 times in this area and the one that makes it more well known is the eruption of 79AD where the city was completely covered in volcanic ash. Today Pompeii is home to many historic ruins and private homes that were excavated in the early 1830’s.

One of the homes is called The House of the Labyrinth. It contains 51 rooms and is filled with floor and wall mosaic designs, corinthian columns and the Greek Key designs to add to the focus of the name of this house, which can be found in room 20. A black and white mosaic floor tiling depicts a Roman style labyrinth design with the art at its center displaying Theseus’ battle with the Minotaur.  Adjacent to this protected room is area 16, known as the Peristyle. In it a large Roman Labyrinth natural hedge design is available for walking. It seems only fitting to share a Roman labyrinth design while in Italy and become aware of how we take in what we discover in expedition.

The Roman Labyrinth in Hedge Design in the Peristyle of the House of the Labyrinth

The Roman Hedge Labyrinth Design in the House of the Labyrinth, Pompeii, Italy. Photo Credits: Pompeii in Pictures

On this 186th day…
Explore the Roman design of completing one section before moving to the next. How similar is it to the way of how you discover and uncover your gifts, skills and abilities?

 

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!

 


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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A Walking Gift in the Blue Labyrinth

Day 161:  June 10
In The Year of Living Honestly
In The Quarter of: Education
In The Month of: Exploration

The Katoomba Labyrinth of the Blue Mountains Photo Credits Katoomba Labyrinth Facebook Page

On the Edge of Australia in the Blue Mountains is a community garden that brings out the best in those who walk its artistic design. The labyrinth is situated within a historic landmark site in an area called New South Wales in the town of Katoomba. Its brick and mosaic design features a large mosaic in the center to symbolize our unity. The Katoomba region is in the area called the Blue Labyrinth, referring to the mountain range for its natural wonders, hiking and sacred respect.

Exploring this labyrinth, a true find was discovered in the video made by Lisa Gidlow Moriarty of Paths of Peace. Walk the labyrinth in peaceful steps as if you are there. Notice how the natural artistic design and your mind unwind in real time appreciation. This might be the exploration many might not make in this lifetime, though it is a true gift to be able to explore through the help of another’s giving nature. Enjoy your explorations.

 

On this 161st day…
Explore the gifts of your abilities that you give so easily to others, and the ones that you might like to share more of. Walk on the how and the why….

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!

 


June Banner 2018 TLS 365 Experience World Wide Wonder

Welcome June

Our exploration this month is to discover the World Wide Wow in the unique and innovative labyrinth designs world wide that inspire us to move beyond the everyday and give us a larger labyrinthic look at what our path can truly provide. From the idea of living outside your box to simply doing something different everyday, allow this journey of June to educate you and your relationship to life with the labyrinth. We’e taking a global course in Labyrinthing!

  1. Get 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.
  2. Act 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.
  3. Join the online  Mid Month Dialogues Call on Friday June 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

 

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