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This blogsphere attempts to capture, catalog and share resources relating to visual perception of information. It is about a world mostly dealing with Physical (Touch, Taste, See/Sight, Smell and Hear) and sometimes Metaphysical (and that is none-of-the-above category). Physical, for instance, touch (e.g., feel, felt, found), look and visualization, is here with an attempt to combine verbal, vocal and visual--to synchronously see, hear, share and do much more. Interestingly, in order to visualize one does not need special skills, competencies, etc. It is all about common sense, especially with human visualizations. In short, "information is in the eye of the beholder." Continue reading much more all-ado-about this Blogosphere

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April 16, 2006

Labyrinths, Sacred Geometry, Innernet & Visualization

In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was an elaborate mazelike structure constructed for King Minos of Crete and designed by the legendary artificer Daedalus to hold the Minotaur, a creature that was half man and half bull and was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus. Theseus was aided by Ariadne, who provided him with a fateful thread to wind his way back again. source: Wikipedia See also Electronic Labyrinths

A labyrinth and its relationship with sacred geometry is best illustrated in the following words:
"Sacred geometry is the act of studying the divine act of creation and then using that knowledge to create in the same way. By studying nature, we find that the basic building blocks of creation are geometric. Since a divine hand is responsible for originating the numbers and proportions of the manifest universe, that geometry is sacred. Studying sacred geometry leads us to truth and self-understanding. All societies use sacred geometry to construct their temples, sacred places, and art. Chartres Cathedral, for example. And its labyrinth. Numbers aren't just for counting, nor are they just symbolic. They are the actual essence of everything that exists." Robert Ferré’s Definition

Innernet, according to Linda Johnson, is a part of self-realization. Linda states in the Chapter on ‘Turning on your inner light:
For most Hindus, Self-realization is God-realization. How can this be? ‘The air closed inside a jar is not at all different from the air outside the jar,’ said Shankaracharya. ‘In exactly the same way, your Inner Self is exactly identical with the Self of all. Smash the jar and the air inside it merges seamlessly with the air outside. Smash the illusion that you exist apart from God, and you merge in that divine reality…Think about it. Just as your five fingers are not really separate because they are linked to the same hand, so the Self in you and the Self in me (and the Self in Lassie the dog for that matter) are not really separate because they are linked in the Supreme Self, the consciousness of God.’ source: Linda Johnson. Complete Idiot’s Guide to Hinduism (New York, Alpha Books, 2002). 112. Google for innernet

A real-time connection of all of the above is visualized in the following:
"Occultism has always involved three techniques for changing and creating reality: thinking, speaking, and visualizing." Visualization and the Imagination

"Walking a Labyrinth is a personal meditative activity and can be understood as a path of contemplation or prayer for people in seeking the Divine or seeking peace without regard to any particular religious tradition."—The Hingham Journal, 9/04 LABYRINTHS, Prayer Paths That Promote the Occult.

See also a Listmania at Amazon.com : Changing One's Inner Compass

PS. My second blog Multifaith Information Gateway has more content, context, communication and continuity in the area of religious and spiritual worldviews.

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