If you enter the word "labyrinth" into
a searching machine, you will be surprised by the number of hits. But
unfortunately it is like the paths in a maze: Most of them are wrong.
I tried to find out some of the most essential. I would like to show
them to you. Here is a partial and subjective choice.
Thanks to the people behind this websites who want
to share their labyrinth experiences with you.
Surely you will find there what you didn't find here.
Note for my English-speaking visitors: Because
this website is originally a German one, the links below are to German-spoken
websites. You have an own page with links to English-spoken websites.
- begehbar und einwegig. The mysterious power and the aura
of a labyrinth is best opened in a direct meeting. This website shows
all the reported and accessible labyrinths in Germany. The operators
of the site are Silke Wolf and Werner Kaufmann.
Grimm of Würzburg (Germany) is engaged in contemplation,
body prayer and sacred dance, also using the labyrinth.
The labyrinth plays a role too on this website from Beatrice
M. Seifried of Vienna (Austria), lady teacher, postgraduate
training in music and movement therapy, author, engaged since 1997
worldwide in labyrinth activities with focus on Austria.
Candolini of Innsbruck (Austria) is author, biologist,
teacher, labyrinth-explorer, -builder and -guide. He has written
some books about the labyrinth.
Das Labyrinthbild des Monats (the picture of the month):
Ewaldt is an artist with own Ceramic-atelier in Salzburg
(Austria). She wants to show the non-material within the material.
She works with labyrinths, spirals and the Platonic Solids. Her objects
have an aesthetic, symbolic and spiritual dimension.
Ludwig Kruse lives and works in the Toscana (Italy), where
he is listening to the Labyrinthos Code of Life. He wrote a book about
it, titled Wortkernschichtung.
© labyrinth-international.org, öffentliche
There is a new organisation since March 2004 with the mission to spin
worldwide the network of Ariadne of public women-places. labyrinth-international.org is
engaged to protect, to promote and to develop the ideas of the labyrinth.
It is open for all attending to the same aims.
The artist and labyrinth-builder Agnes Barmettler created the logo with
the out stepping, embracing woman.
Zürich, labyrinth-international.org, öffentliche frauenplätze
The labyrinth at the Zeughaushof of Zürich (Switzerland) is as
it were the mother of all public women-places and known as Labyrinthplatz
Zürich since 1991. It is a place of meeting
and a model how the people of our time could live together in the world.
Frei from Switzerland is working about the patterns of labyrinths
and shows how the different types of labyrinths are built.
Labyrinth Weg zur Mitte is a website of Eveline
Weiss and Martina Thaler from Vienna. They share their experiences
with the labyrinth and make proposals to the theme labyrinth.
The motto of Diana Reitenbach from Salzburg (Austria)
is: Life is movement, life is constant transformation. She is pedagogue
for integral dancing, qualified in life counseling and social worker,
and artist. The labyrinth plays a leading role in all this. Thus
she created labyrinths on public places.
Erbe der Frauen e.V., Frankfurt a.M., Dagmar v. Garnier, 2003
The FRAUEN-GEDENK-LABYRINTH (Women's Memorial Labyrinth) a
project to honour great women in history was realized by the Zurich artist
Agnes Barmettler according to an idea of the Frankfurt researcher on
women and educationalist in dancing Dagmar von Garnier.
This art project is a private initiative without public subsidy, based
on Dagmar von Garnier and the non-profit association "Das Erbe der
Frauen" (the heritage of women). Therefore ideal and financial support
is in demand.
Schmakowski has discovered - beside her love to Qigong - also
the labyrinth and she writes at her website: We need an ordering structure
in todays social and personal life - and as it is one in a labyrinth,
I believe walking, going, running, dancing through a labyrinth promotes
social abilities. I believe, that its ordered and orderly structures
stamp our hearts and serve peaceful life on earth.
project artist and media designer Eichfelder of Worms
is besides the myth of the Nibelungen engaged in labyrinths. In 100
Labyrinthe you will find an extensive archives about labyrinths
from the origin at nearly 5000 years till today.
Siegfried Holzbauer is an Austrian media artist, which
is working with the labyrinth and is presenting some very interesting
projects in the internet, so: Das Labyrinth des Hürnen
will find a Labyrinth Meditation about the Chartres
labyrinth by Theo Tröndle at the web site of the Zentrale für
Unterrichtsmedien im Internet e.V. (ZUM).
Becker (formerly Lothar Bracht) of Karlsruhe is the man
behind tritonus for the development, production
and the marketing of labyrinths, milled in wood and coloured. You
can use them as toys for children or as meditative objects for adults.
At present there are four different kinds of labyrinths in ten colors
and four sizes. More about it and a possibility to command online
was a candle-labyrinth at Easter 2003 in Seeheim-Jugenheim
near Darmstadt. The project was supported and organized by many
people. Information about the event and the labyrinth will stay
at the website.
Padligur is working with labyrinths as a dowser.
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