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March 25, 2008

The Folds in a Labyrinth

When people walk labyrinths they mark their journeys with evidence of having been at a certain destination. This evidence can be as visible and tangible as the folds in a paper. The fold carries the same weight as a footprint in one's journey. They both suggest a kind of entry. Somehow though, a fold can be more permanent. Footprints often disappear, but in the case of a paper, when we unfold, we can still see what was folded, this is something that is retained. It serves as a form of memory and we are able to see that which is internal and external. When we stumble upon footprints we are tempted into following a track which appears to have already been taken. This is also the case for the fold-- the memory of the crease is strong and when we see it there is temptation to re-fold in the same position. Because it works as a permission to re-enter the prior fold, It makes our return more possible and welcome.

If this is the case, I'd like to explore the directions we are given (or not given) when we walk labyrinths. If we are without footprints, are we to assume that our journey is already pre-mapped? That is, are we to only follow the direction we start in and not make any turns? Do turns even exist in labyrinths? What is allowed?

Posted by pbali at March 25, 2008 06:51 PM


I think you may this ongoing research interesting:

In an article subtitled "Interaction significance and the imprints in our universe"

Fermín Viniegra writes that:

"Physical processes involved in the evolution of the universe range from the interaction between quarks to the motion of cluster of galaxies from the quantum to the clasical statistical behaviour. The common denominator in all these processes is that they depend on the interactions between objects at different places in spacetime.
Interactions are ultimately carriers of information traveling through spacetime communicating objects in a region of our universe. In general, to be statistically significant and leave an observable imprint in our observable universe, interactions need enough time to communicate..."

Posted by: thyliasm at April 27, 2008 04:42 PM

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