People are finding the labyrinth and it is generating interest and questions.
As a family passed by recently, I overheard a child say “I don't know what it is but I like it.”
Common questions include “What is it?” or “Is it a maze?”.
Yet another is “What is it for?”
All excellent questions, and as I've said to a good number of people: “Well, it depends on what you bring to the party...”
Anyway, the questions got me thinking about what might be said; currently it is this:
Walk the labyrinth
To look into yourself
To look into the world
And the world
To look into you
The words are simple but reflect some of the things that a labyrinth might be used for. In some ways the labyrinth seems like the short meditation spirals, but as it develops and the more I walk it, I’m finding it generates strong parallels in feeling and effects to the Taoist yoga and martial arts / calisthenics I have been practicing for over 35 years. I suspect that the ‘space’ of the labyrinth works with whatever it finds in our minds - and for me, that is in the form of amplifying the practices of Taoist physical culture exercises like short form Tai Chi, breathing exercises and physical calisthenics. For someone else it would likely be reflective of their interests and thoughts.
The idea of the Neolithic Echoes Labyrinth as a tool is something I shall ponder further; one aspect is its potential for discursive meditation of ideas and questions both simple and complex.