The labyrinth at the Benediktushof
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We will build a labyrinth was the
theme of a workshop by Beatrice Grimm from May 19 to 23 in 2004.
Because it was meant literally, a new labyrinth was created in
labyrinth should be a Classical one with 7 paths
and a larger center. Such a labyrinth could be
found in Jeff Saward's journal Caerdroia Nr. 33. Just a few years
ago archaeologists found a block of marble with a labyrinth engraved
at Knidos in the Southwest of Turkey, dated to
the 6th to 7th centuries AC. Therefore this type of labyrinth
is as old as the origins of the Benediktushof.
More about the Knidos labyrinth here
knot on a Medieval pillar in the Zendo is in its structure a sign
for the labyrinth. The pattern of the Classical labyrinth is made
out of 9 points. On the Chinese bell in the yard
you can also see patterns of 9 points, meaning abundance and perfection.
The labyrinth was built with love and enthusiasm.
Since the first moment of its origin people walked the labyrinth.
first labyrinth (diameter 18 m) was too large for the area. The
definitive labyrinth has a diameter of 14,40 m,
the pathways are 50 cm large, seperated with small hills of 30
cm, all is made out of grass.
way in measures 182 m. Walking
inside and outside you cover 364 m. All things, like the exact
position, how to build the labyrinth, what kind of material to
use, was discussed with the landscape gardeners.
realisation was done with the help of workshop participants and
longer staying house guests.
get the water away grooves had to be built. This was a very hard
labour in the heavy ground containing loam. The rain softened
all to pulp, the sun burned it to concrete.
finally all was prepared to to put the turf on earth.
This was the day of the expert gardeners (August 17th, 2004),
who layed the 2 years old turf across the labyrinth.
In the time from July 3rd, 2004 till the day of inauguration
on November 14th, 2004 the new labyrinth at the Benediktushof
The labyrinth: A spiritual
path in a Center for
Attractive, beautiful and charming.
We are coming from the shadow and are wandering
to the light.
Shaman, spiritual healer, and an Elder from the Eskimo-Kalaallit,
was visiting the Benediktushof on October 19th, 2007. He wants
make melting the ice in the hearts of man, to make us understand
that we can no longer let melt the ice cap of Greenland.
More about that on this website ... Link
makes P. Willigis a present at the fireplace,
and wishes all the best for him.
Eagle, Shaman and spiritual healer from the tribe of
the Sonoran Yaqui Line at Colorado, was on the Benediktushof from
November 18 to 20, 2007, for a symposion "Healing".
was initiated to the Tewa Pueblo tradition through his grandmother
as a little child.
More information about him on this website ...
For more pictures of the labyrinth please go
to the Photo Gallery under Holzkirchen >
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