|This is how the plan started...
The first scrawls so to speak, and
certainly freeform at this point.
Basically I was just searching to define a feeling of "how it should be....."
Okay now let me elucidate
a bit on how it actually happened,
the process so to speak.
I arrived home with this knowing that I would build a large Genesa
Crystal and place it in the middle of a Labyrinth.
I needed a Labyrinth obviously, not something you can buy and it
is not as if I would accept any old run of the mill
labyrinth... with all due to respect to the amazing creations that have
gone before. It had to be unique to where it would live,
with the ambient energies and enhance. Not that that I necessarily
thought that through so thorough, for me it just had to be right.
"Right" as defined by it's feel, I trusted that which was needed would
So picking up a pen I flowed a little, and the above image was the result, all of a few
seconds worth, but it was a key and I had a start point. It
actually didn't do a thing for me at the time, sort of an "aaarrrrrggggh" that's awfull....
and then this image to the left is what followed, the smudges being where I erased and
How does one
describe the act of creation like this....... it just flowed, I knew
the feel I required. It's not to scale but........
Note there is no head piece, this is what "felt" right at that point.
To the field, it was clear where it must lay and so I set the axis up,
sticks in alignment, how I felt it should be, how it would fit. Once I
did the calculations ie: width of path and strip between it began to
dawn that this was big! At this point Marie, still a tad bemused,
pointed out that a little pivot to the left with the axis and it would
be sitting on a Ley Line............. okay..... well I never saw that,
but I heard the truth of it, and then I find there was a crossing line
where the Genesa Crystal was to be..... as you can imagine there was a
growing sense of flow and what was to be.
Imagine if you will your front lawn, leave it for a year or two
or three, let it matt to excess, toss in the odd Californian Thistle or
million, take a rotary mower, geriatric at best, carry it to the centre
you have defined, (there was no pushing possible),
and you have the start. Having worked the figures I knew how the paths
should be placed and to define them I just used a piece of string of
defined lengths, centered in the various circles and lots of little
sticks to mark the curves, or various points on the curves, the rest
was done by eye.
A couple of weeks later it was there, walkable and rather wonderfull.
Every days work led to the walking of what had been created so
far. It is hard to judge from now, (the writing of this page)
just how it actually went but it seemed to me that as each section was
created and walked it was......... re-inforced, given a sense of
validity you might say.
So I sat with this a while, the Genesa Crystal had been added, and it
was rather wonderfull to walk...... but then there came a sense that it
needed a head. This is what developed.........
In a way this section is
more........ "formal" than the rest,
more defined, and likely more associated with mind than spirit. It's
job was to undefine the defined in some way, the simple act of following
the path with it's back and forths had the effect of......... well,
discombobulating the mind, releasing it from where it may have been
fixed. This in turn eased the burden so to speak, and allowed the
energy to flow as one walked the body of the Labyrinth.
The Labyrinth was now complete.
A FURTHER NOTE OR TWO.......
that an enterprise such as this Labyrinth of such large scale, or any
other enterprise, can be a major task. The sheer size of any project
can seem daunting. But as with the actual mowing if you reduce it too
short sections and just focus on them....... well the biggest task
becomes just a matter of a few simple steps.
PLEASE NOTE: this
Labyrinth may not be reproduced in any form whole or part thereof
without the explicit written permission of it's original
designer/creator - Martin Rusholme