1,000,000-10,000 BCE Paleolithic Overview
Going on means going far,
Going far means re-turning.
(Tao Te Ching.)
Manifold Ways of Knowing.
The labyrinth is the winding, all-encompassing path;
meandering here and there, moving nonlinearly toward,
then away from, then toward the goal again-patient path
that seems to enjoy its own winding [serpentine] journey. …
Manifold ways of knowing [that] …suggests
the multiplicity of being [be-ing]-
the vast possibilities of what may be realized
in the form of concrete particulars.
The winding labyrinth path that
touches and depends upon each and every point
of its area may symbolize the infinite possibilities
that may be realized-an infinite appreciation
of a pluralistic universe.
(LL: 1, 17.)
Basic ontological assumptions:
the universe is basically a single whole
within which every part is connected to every other part.
This wholeness includes every aspect accessible to human awareness –
the physical world as discerned through our physical senses,
and all the contents of consciousness.
[A]n elementary unicursal labyrinth
as they have an indirect path
leading to a hidden center.
Labyrinth – Spiral – Meander Origins.
[T]he labyrinth can be traced back
to the spiral and meander c. 30,000 BCE.
This new prominence is supported
by further engraved artifacts and stones
plus, cave finds.
Place of the labrys.
(MTPC: 11: n. 7.)
‘Meaning [is] from the word labrys (labrys/lip)’
fertile womb of the Great Mother Earth.
With each new spiraling re–turn or
katabasis to mother earth,
is the possibility of another Re-Genesis.
The labrys is a manifestation of
incantation rites and metamorphosis
or re–generative rituals.
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