Free Republic 2nd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $54,796
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 62%!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: labyrinth

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Hawara, Egypt

    07/13/2013 9:59:56 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Robert Schoch dot com ^ | circa 2012 | Robert M. Schoch, PhD
    I had the pleasure of joining an NBC expedition to Hawara on the edge of the Faiyum Oasis, Egypt. Researching a documentary about 2012, they wanted my comments on the fabled labyrinth located there... Herodotus (fifth century B.C.) and other Greek and Roman writers described a magnificent labyrinth in Egypt, containing three thousand rooms on two levels. Pliny the Elder (first century A.D.) related that the Egyptian labyrinth was already 3600 years old in his time. Since the nineteenth century, the Egyptian labyrinth has been identified with an area on the southern side of the Middle Kingdom pyramid of Amenemhet...
  • Crete quarry could be original site of ancient Greek Labyrinth

    10/16/2009 6:34:03 PM PDT · by BGHater · 8 replies · 658+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 16 Oct 2009 | Telegraph
    An old stone quarry on the Greek island of Crete which has a network of underground tunnels could be the original site of the ancient Labyrinth, the maze that housed the Minotaur of Greek legend, scholars believe. An Anglo-Greek team believes that the site, near the town of Gortyn, has just as much claim to be the place of the Labyrinth as the Minoan palace at Knossos 20 miles away, which has been synonymous with the Minotaur myth since its excavation a century ago. The 600,000 people a year who visit the ruins at Knossos are told the site was...
  • Scout makes way for walking reflection

    12/26/2008 5:07:26 PM PST · by CE2949BB · 7 replies · 547+ views
    Make ^ | Dec 26, 2008 | Chris Connors
    Ryan Brenner made a Labyrinth as part of his Eagle Scout project.
  • Restored – but medieval maze is still a puzzle after centuries[UK]

    06/20/2007 4:47:34 AM PDT · by BGHater · 57 replies · 2,018+ views
    Yorkshire Post ^ | 19 June 2007 | Simon Bristow
    A maze is designed to puzzle, but whoever dreamt up the intricate earth and grass labyrinth that is Julian's Bower can be especially pleased –it remains a mystery after hundreds of years. The medieval maze in Alkborough, near Scunthorpe, has been reopened to the public after a major returfing project, but experts are no closer to solving the riddle of why or when it was made. The 44ft relic cut into the landscape has many interlocking rings, and the theories surrounding its origins are just as complex. Some have observed how Alkborough's maze is strikingly similar to a floor design...
  • Image of Mythological Minotaur Labyrinth Unearthed in Bulgaria

    06/16/2007 9:18:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies · 542+ views
    Novanite ^ | June 14, 2007 | unattributed
    Bulgarian archaeologists have found an image of the legendary labyrinth of King Minos, the Bulgarian National Radio reported. The exclusive find was unearthed near the village of Golyam Derven last week. The team of Professor Daniela Agre, who are doing excavation works in the area, stumbled upon the unique artefact while researching a an ancient Thracian tomb's entrance stone. The labyrinth image, which is carved on the slate, is perfectly preserved. The legendary labyrinth was considered a just a myth from the Greek mythology until the exclusive finding. According to the legends, King Minos ordered the construction of the labyrinth...
  • To Boy Scout, building labyrinth is a journey itself

    10/06/2006 12:59:10 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 5 replies · 360+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | Thursday, October 05, 2006 | CORNELIA SEIGNEUR
    To Boy Scout, building labyrinth is a journey itself Service - West Linn Lutheran's new footpath reflects Kevin Lenihan's vision and perseverance Thursday, October 05, 2006 CORNELIA SEIGNEUR The Oregonian Kevin Lenihan first walked a labyrinth at age 14. "I just loved it," he said. "Just finding an inner peace. That is the whole purpose of the labyrinth, to walk silently, really just calming down." Now he's the designer of a new outdoor labyrinth at West Linn Lutheran Church that will be dedicated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday during regular church services. A reception will follow. Lenihan, 17, a West...
  • TEC: More Weird Liturgy? - "Our Lady" Rite Author Inspired By Labyrinth Walk

    06/29/2006 5:08:38 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 15 replies · 623+ views
    The Christian Challenge ^ | 6/27/2006 | Lee Penn
    For those wondering what inspired the Episcopal Church's newly-elected, female presiding bishop to refer to "Mother Jesus" during the General Convention, the answer might be found on the "Office of Women's Ministries" (OWM) page on the official national church website. Indeed, this is not the first time that the OWM has gotten into liturgical mischief. The phrase used by Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori appears in a "Eucharist Using Female Nouns and Pronouns" on the OWM's section of the Episcopal Church (TEC)-sponsored website. The rite is accompanied by "Morning Prayers to the Lady" - and this does not mean our Lord's...
  • CA: Senator's financial labyrinth scrutinized (PeRataGate)

    12/28/2004 5:43:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 386+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 12/28/04 | Andrew LaMar
    SACRAMENTO - The federal corruption probe of state Sen. Don Perata bubbles with the tension of a television drama. The central character is a savvy 59-year-old East Bay Democrat with a penchant for double-breasted suits who relishes comparisons to a Mafia boss. A former high school civics teacher and the son of an Italian-American dairyman, Perata rose through the byzantine world of Oakland politics to become leader of the state Senate. But now a federal investigation into his dealings with relatives and close associates threatens to undermine everything Perata has worked for. The case has the makings of a ``Law...
  • The Sacred Labyrinth Walk - 'Illuminating the Inner Self'

    09/29/2003 6:13:09 AM PDT · by hardhead · 15 replies · 185+ views
    You are invited to open yourself to a new spiritual experience - the ancient practice of "Circling to the Center" by walking the labyrinth. The rediscovery of this self alignment tool to put our lives in perspective is one of the most important spiritual movements of our day. Labyrinths have been in use for over 4000 years. Their basic design is fundamental to nature and many cultures and religious traditions. Whatever one's religion...walking the labyrinth clears the mind and gives insight. It calms people in the throes of life's transitions. We extend an invitation to people from all faiths, especially...