ENTRY 2

1,000,000-10,000 BCE Paleolithic Overview

INTRODUCTORY CITATIONS

Ouroborus.

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.)

Wholeness.

 

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.

(TSW: 393.)

 

 

Spiral.

 

[A]n elementary unicursal labyrinth

as they have an indirect path

leading to a hidden center.

(MLW: 18.)

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.

(See below.)

 

 

Labyrinth.

 

Place of the labrys.

(MTPC: 11: n. 7.)

 

 

Labyrinthos.

‘Meaning [is] from the word labrys (labrys/lip)’

fertile womb of the Great Mother Earth.

(EW: 65.)

 

 

Katabasis.

With each new spiraling re–turn or

katabasis to mother earth,

is the possibility of another Re-Genesis.

(See below.)

 

 

Re-Genesis.

 

The labrys is a manifestation of

incantation rites and metamorphosis

or re–generative rituals.

(See below.)

ENTRY 2 GODDESS SITES AND ARTIFACT IMAGE COLLECTIONS

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ReGenesis

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