"The Aesthetic Effect of the Labyrinth"

February 14th in Harwich

WHO:  Labyrinth Quests’ Facilitator:

Dr. Margaret Rappaport

WHAT:  Indoor Labyrinth Meditative Walk

WHERE:   Harwich Cultural Center Library

                  204 Sisson Road, Harwich

WHEN:  FRIDAY February 14, 2020 – 10:00 A. M.


Contact:  [email protected]

THEME:  The Aesthetic Effect of the Labyrinth

On the walk we are asked to consider some of the reasons we are drawn to the labyrinth for meditative walks.  One might be a personal search for what makes us who we are.  What are we really like?  Are we what we appear to be to others?  In the Spanish language, there are two verbs, “ser” and “estar” for the English verb “to be”.  Dr Rappaport encourages us to explore the insights in this example.  Walking the labyrinth we may find a new kind of “power” within that transcends practical functions.  It may inspire new actions as it awakens our spirits. What does your individual “imagination” teach you? 

Another motive for walking the labyrinth is to immerse ourselves in an artistic design and the symbols that have guided people for centuries to seek other means beyond material “common sense” to recognize what is true for us as well as our communities.  Dr. Rappaport asserts that the labyrinth communicates across the ages.  It both mirrors and challenges many diverse societies.  In that way it captures our interest and has a expansive Aesthetic Effect that is tremendously worthwhile in our transformational times.

Join us, please, to walk or to observe, sitting quietly at the edge of the decorated 11-circuit medieval labyrinth.  The event is approximately forty minutes.  Written guides to walking are available, as are brief ‘tutorials” for those who are unfamiliar with the labyrinth.  All are welcome to participate in interactive discussion after the walk, if desired.    

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