LABYRINTH – FIND YOURSELF BY GETTING LOST!
“Your life is a sacred journey. And it is about change, growth, discovery, movement, transformation, continuously expanding your vision of what is possible, stretching your soul, learning to see clearly and deeply, listening to your intuition, taking courageous challenges at every step along the way. You are on the path… exactly where you are meant to be right now… And from here, you can only go forward, shaping your life story into a magnificent tale of triumph, of healing of courage, of beauty, of wisdom, of power, of dignity, and of love.” ~ Caroline Adams
We are all on the path… exactly where we need to be. The labyrinth is a model of that path.
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. The Labyrinth represents a journey to our own center and back again out into the world. Just as in walking life’s path, walking a labyrinth involves intuition, creativity, and imagery.
Labyrinths have long been used as meditation and prayer tools. Labyrinths are used by modern mystics to help achieve a contemplative state. Walking among the turnings, one loses track of direction and of the outside world, and thus quiets the mind.
A labyrinth is an archetype with which we can have a direct experience. We can walk it. It is a metaphor for life’s journey. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place and takes us out of our ego to “That Which Is Within.”
A labyrinth has only one path. It is unicursal. The way in is the way out. There are no blind alleys. The path leads you on a circuitous path to the center and out again.
At its most basic level, the labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey to the center of your deepest self and back out into the world with a broadened understanding of who you are.
The Salt Shaker, 2013 Festival Overview Newsletter – A compilation issue from E11 participants who have shared their story in their own way – a little quote, some prose, DJ sets, words of gratitude, stories, photos and videos – Check it out!
In 2013, we funded more projects than ever before! Congratulations to the following projects and art grant recipients for 2013 Element 11:
- The Elemental Portal Sunrise Temple, Forrest Millheim & the Church of Elemental Awareness
- Labyrinth Infinitum, Roy Dean Quada
- Painted Sounds, Mathew Vander Meyden
- Juggalo Bar, Joseph Russo & the Juggalos
- Conscious Wave, Alma Roundy
- The Snake Goddess, Alice Toler
- “3”, Josh Epperson
- Specular Aperture, Michale Robinson, Dave Stahula, Alex Schwaneveldt
- The PsycheDelicate Arch, Forrest Millheim & the Utah CORE
- Anglerfish 12000, Jared Gallardo & the Jellyfish Crew
- The Nest, Rebecca Gillette & the HIVE Collective
- CircumNavigate, Melissa Allen
- The Jelly Smack, Spencer Christopherson & the Jellyfish Crew
- The Black Maze, Jeff Willden
- The Mew, Ryan Segal
2013 Element 11 Theme & Sound Camps:
|Anti M’s Art Playa-Ground||Anti M’s Art Station is the place to let your inner artist fling color and get creative.||G|
|Bat Country||Bat Country home of the weird, depraved, and mostly trustworthy. Come by to listen to scary, electro-circus gonzo music.||XXX|
|Black Rock City Canoe Club||Come hang out in the hobo kitchen at the Black Rock Canoe Club and enjoy Brunch All Day! Any guest chef is welcome to cook whenever they like. The only rule is that the diners have to clean up. Bring your food donations and put them in our coolers.||R|
|Burning Mokeys||Come have a beer and leave with a smile.||R|
|C.O.C.K. Camp||Kum get some C.O.C.K.! Cocks Of Colorado Kamp guarantees a fun time for all. Come see the bearded lady and the thin man. Just look for the gigantic blinking cock.||XXX|
|Cosmic Recess||A playAground with a space theme, where Art and Play are one and the same! Come let your worries disappear into the cosmos as we rediscover the “kid” inside us each of us! Here you’ll find Recess is Always in session!||R|
|Crypster Camp||The Crypsters debuted last year at E-11 with the wildest casino outside of Nevada. Come to our whiskey-swillin’, floozie-jugglin’, shadow-side-shenannigan-havin’ camp! Look for this year’s Tower & Dungeon when you’re ready for some REAL fun.||NC-17|
|Electro-Lights||Hosting the Art installation “The Fortress of Light” – Bask in the glow of hundreds of LED’s and dance on the waves of light projected at your feet. Come by Carols Pottery Place and see what fun you can have with Pottery! Then fire and paint.||PG|
|Fire Tribe Academy for the Flow Arts||Get your flow on at Fire Tribe Academy for the Flow Arts. Meet the fire conclave and pick up some new tricks during workshops or flow jams.||PG|
|Jellycamp 12000||Great music, dancing, bar, and games with the Jellyfish 12000 mutant vehicle and the Jellycrew.||R|
|Juggalo Bar||A large castle tower with the Hatchetman on top. Artwork will be displayed of the prior six years of E11 Juggalo bars. New and improved sound system at the bar serving the famous Juggalo Juice. Nightly themed parties with awesome local DJs.||R|
|Med-Tent||Providing basic Emergency Medical Services for festival attendee’s and volunteers. For non-life threatening emergencies while at Element-11 call (385) 313-4245. For life threatening emergencies call 9-1-1.||G|
|Painted Sounds||A walled structure that will provide space for some of the most talented artists in SLC for live painting in the afternoon. Also will have a huge wall section and cans of paint for E11 participants. Come & paint with us! We’ll also teach participants some painting techniques. All of this, accompanied by live musical acts afternoon-all night.||NC-17|
|Pineapple Camp||Very large men and very loud women. We built the Valhalla Viking Ship and our camp is close by. We offer a welcome party, music, and shade. We lost our Pineapple brother and Valhalla burns for him and his wife YoYo. Vive La Vida!||R|
|Ranger Outpost East Berlin||Ranger Outpost||XXX|
|Simple Pleasures||An expression of art and love. Art exhibits, classes on companionship & night themed parties.||XXX|
|SINsation Station||SINsation Station is a sensual sex positive camp. We encourage sensual openness in a safe space. We are also a play station for beginners, intermediate, and those curious who want to experience and experiment in the lighter sensual side of (BDSM) play. Our camp is based on a basic concept of Sensual! Life is sensual! Sight, Sound, Smell, Taste, and Touch. Everything we do and say and experience should be felt from the heart. And should be about feeling and love of life.||XXX|
|Space Camp||We know you’re an alien! Fly over to space camp for a stellar time! Interact with other aliens, and mad scientists. Experiment in our Lab at any time!||PG|
|THE DEN OF OG||A weekend of Slayin Subbass and demic dubz with an interactive haunted house themed camp.||R|
|WhoDooYouDo||Do what? Remind me of the babe! theHIVEcollective is proud to bring you the WhoDooYouDo. A Camp fit for The Goblin King. Deep within the labyrinth you’ll find an oasis far from The Bog of Eternal Stench. A place where a goblin can just be himself. Catch a bit of shade – watch the hours pass under our sundial and know What Kind of Magic Musical Spells we use…..Dance Magic Dance!||R|