Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Unification in the Labyrinth

The name "Labyrinth" comes from the word "labrys" which means "double-ax".

The dynasty of King Minos, the king immortalized in mythology as the keeper of the half man half bull minotaur, was referred to as the "House of the Double-Ax".

In the Hopi tradition, the void, an empty timeless shapeless space, is occupied by Taiowa, the creator who becomes Sotuknang, an active agent of the inactive Taiowa, to create the earth, and a creature called Spider Woman.
Spider Woman in turn creates the twins, Poqanghoya and Palongawhoya, the double axe. Poqanghoya, solidifies the earth, whilst, Palongawhoya, is to be the voice of the void vibrating throughout the manifested world.
The Hopi and the Cretan Labyrinth are of the same unicursal design; there is only one path that leads to the center and then back out, with no dead ends or split paths.
Like the serpent that swallows it’s own tail, it’s beginning is it’s end.
The serpent cult flourished in Crete, the lineage of the serpent and of the bull are the same, they share a common root. The bull is masculine and the serpent feminine. The serpent’s regenerative associations stem from more than what is obvious. The fire serpent, given the bulls horns, becomes the dragon, immortal, feared for that very reason: because it lives from generation to generation, an echo of the void etched into earthly form.

This too is the labyrinth.


Not one followed by the other, but the SIMULTANEOUS INHABITATION OF BOTH STATES. The labyrinth that can be navigated by the three dimensional human apparatus is a representation of the multidimensional labyrinth, a reminder of the development necessary to begin its navigation.

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