Welcome to Maãt's Labyrinth
Who or What is Maãt?
Maãt is an ancient Egyptian
organizing force / archetype embodying the concepts of law, truth and
A transfer of the physical
concept to the field of ethics has its parallel in the English
adjective "straight" meaning 'honest', upright and true".
Bringing Maãt into the
consensus reality was the ancient Egyptian's way of personifying the
basic laws of all existence. Without Maãt life was/is impossible; for
she has been and continues to be the food and drink of the Overriding
Intelligence which many of us call God.
The seated image of this
archetype/goddess, wearing an ostrich feather on her head, was held in
pharaoh's hand like a doll, and was presented as an offering to the
gods. This symbolized that the king was the representative of divine
order. Judges were regarded as priests of Maãt. They were the
caretakers of the laws of existence.
In the Hall of Judgment
[the hall of the double Maãt] at the "Weighing of the Heart" the
[symbolic] heart of the spiritually downtrodden or physically deceased
was placed on the scales of justice, balanced against the feather of
Maãt, the symbol of truth.
For one moment, recall if you will, the
feeling related to the burden of a heavy heart? Consider that such
heaviness of heart is what the ancients might have perceived as an
absence of Maãt, a being "out of true", "out of round", "out of
balance". Such a heavy heart would fall prey, they said, to Ammit, the
devourer of the un-just, or to those who would steal hearts, and leave
one wandering densely and aimlessly through the labyrinth in the
darkness, in ones night.
Labyrinth 2000 BC
Over four thousand year ago there existed on the shores of Lake
Mareotis, in Egypt, a labyrinth of wall-enclosed winding paths.
Historians including Herodotus, Stabo and Diodorus the Sicilian
reported their profound experiences with this ancient site. Some
suggested the labyrinth was used by the Egyptians in their initiations
perhaps as a symbol of life, and represented the wanderings of the soul
in the flesh. Since that ancient time, labyrinths have been experienced
by countless numbers of truth seekers.
Evidence reveals "the
journey into the soul" was facilitated by the ceremonial practice, of
moving through (i.e. dancing) the labyrinth. Numerous cathedrals in
Italy and France, including that at the well known Chartres cathedral,
incorporated a labyrinth into their floor plan. These labyrinths are
thought to have represented "the beginning of an initiatory journey."
....journey into your labyrinth of
...traveling across the wwweb,
into your depth.
labyrinth 2003 AD
Today the Labyrinth represents a growing community of explorers and
truth seekers; people from all walks of life, evolving and advancing in
self and environmental awareness; folks learning skills, and calling to
the fore extended human capacities; hoping to enhance life, on the
personal as well as planetary level.
maãt's labyrinth is a growing
interactional adventure, joining the awesome availability of
information, with process/action. Individually and collectively you are
invited embark on a...
One purpose of this adventure
is to explore the interactional nature of the www and to
claim that capacity in the service of our individual and collective
transformation. It is my own impression that our socialization, as it
exists, with all its extensive academic wonder, fails to facilitate and
strengthen our flexibility of coming-in-to-form. It often fails
to empower us with an assimilated working knowledge of our own systemic
miracle and its multi-dimensional and extended capacities. It is my
impression as well, that during this current in-formation revolution
the greatest challenge for each of us, is to re-view, that is
take another look at our form, and re-organize, then re-incorporate
an awareness of the inner community which comprises "The Self"
in context with "The Unity". I perceive us in a paradoxical
reality in which we are not only individuals, separate and
distinct from one another and all that is "not-me", but we are
simultaneously, and inter-actively "at-one" with all there is.
As a child, while studying science,
with a particular interest in biology, I learned some elementary facts
about "The Brain". The then transmitted data directed me toward an
external environmental focus, and failed to relate and connect me to my
own system and its amazing capacities. I retained that external focus
for a good many years. Certainly I had a casual comprehension of the
importance of "The Brain", as well as an aquaintanceship with my own;
yet I spent much of my life without an adequate working knowledge of
the complexity and purpose of that system, its special series of
components, and their ability to interact to unite my body, in fact any
and all bodies with the subtle [mind/plus] fields of the larger
reality. Lost to me was the miracle of consciousness brought to
awareness by the efforts of that profound organ, "The Brain". Latent
within but beyond my grasp lay the power to focus intention through the
path of the labyrinth of brain processes. As a result of a gnawing
discomfort, a deep knowledge that more, as well as a better quality of
life was possible, and through the persistent teachings and guidings of
master teachers, I was able to awaken and reclaim my own capacities,
with their potencies, from the darkness of the autonomic/automatic
realm. Reclaiming my BEING was a time consuming process, but one well
worth undertaking; one which I invite any and all to pursue.
Now....there you sit in your chair. If your were asked to utilize your
energy more efficiently, would you know how to go about it? If you
answer "yes"...many smiles, and joy to you. If you answer "no",
please...begin to explore the windings of your BEING. We offer you the
beginnings of some readings on the subject of , which runs the gamut
between the brain's physical, psychological, and global/mythic aspects.
These readings are offered to satisfy any information hunger. We also
offer an experiential process (one of hopefully many) which will give
you some personal data. I learn best by beginning with experience,
which prompts my desire to know, nudging me into internal as well as
external information gathering expeditions. The topic at hand at this
time is The Brain System. I invite you into an experience.