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April 01, 2008

Tracing the Journey

Imagination lends a new aspect to the concept of labyrinths and mazes. It allows the journeys to shift in their meaning, to transform, and to most of all, stretch the boundaries of what is possible.

In a labyrinth, appearance and feeling are circular. A maze seems somewhat different, but using imagination we can envision a center that might not exist in the physical. The center does not always need to be in the middle. The center is where someone needs to be, it is a destination in many cases, and sometimes the center can be located in a corner, or within a dead end, for instance.

Lets take a look at various forms of labyrinths:

Spiritual-finding oneself amid chaos, maintaining balance
Physical-taking a walk
Intellectual- finding a solution to a difficult problem

All of these can be converted into a maze. That is, the mapping of these journeys can take on new forms with different folds. With a maze, we may get lost, but getting found is always a possibility. If we approach a dead end, we either stay there upon realizing it is our center, or, we retrace our steps in order to continue our journey.

With labyrinths, there is almost always one way of reaching a destination. Sometimes there is more than one way of arriving at an answer, and sometimes there is even more than one answer. Perhaps the form of a maze allows for this realization.

Posted by pbali at April 1, 2008 07:43 PM


Yes this power of imagination --usually exponential power-- is one reason that imagination is usually excluded from scientific proof (even if scientists have used various systems of imagination to help determine what might be researched, what might be investigated, and how outcomes might be interpreted);

imagination itself is just too volatile, is capable of manufacturing realities that can thrive in the mind, are viable in the mind, are real in realities of mind but that can't be reproduced in a lab;

mind's outcomes can't be repeated
so proof of that type can't yet occur

--and this relationship between reality of mind
without proof of mind, just proof of brain and brain activity which dos not show the mechanics at work in the architecture of imagination and what imagination builds though this is occurring in the mind in the brain;

this relation is a maze in which science can get lost

so tends not to venture into mind whose products can seem arbitrary, random in their behaving according to protocols of realities other than those science is capable of studying

the rules of other realities are not rules accessible yet to conclusive analysis under the scientific method

because imagination, even in a controlled situation can introduce as many variables as imagination wants/can/does

--but it does have protocols

Limited Fork Theory, because it includes, allows, is a flexible bifurcating system of variables of imagination is a variant of scientific method (one that interacts with mind and imagination because it is not in dispute that mind and imagination exist, a status that mandates inclusion)

and is also, with all those connections and intersections

a complex system of mazes, a super cluster of mazed multidimensional geometries.

Posted by: thyliasm at April 27, 2008 04:00 PM

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