The Medieval Labyrinth

Medieval Labyrinths arose in the Christian tradition but can be used in any spiritual discipline. They connect outwards - bigtime!

They were discovered around 900 CE by bored scribes copying out religious manuscripts, who used these labyrinths as symbols for time and the religious calendar. As a pattern it answers a question Christian thought had posed itself: how could the Classical and Roman (read as: Pagan) Labyrinth be rebranded as Christian?

The solution is to emboss the Classical with the four axes of the Roman. For reasons too complex to cover here, this requires eleven circuits (a number symbolising Sin, in those times, giving added context) and produced a nice cross pattern over perfect circular pathways.

There are plenty of Medievals around today, as taken from Chartres Cathedral's example; if you walk one, watch for the stunning 'cascade' (flashing) hidden in the pattern, a sly spiral where you can really reach outwards for insight...
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