So with these guidelines set in place I have another area of this concept I would like to address which is The Greek symbol of the " Labyrinth " and " Ariadne's Thread " which I think perfectly illustrates on another completely different psychological level this idea of " The Marga " or Pathway if applied properly.
I must take leave for a short break to tend to some work issues but in the meantime I will offer a link to an article written by Dr. Catherine Svehla of Pacifica Graduate Institute. As some of you may have already seen she is listed with an article on the home page here concerning another piece she has written and heads up one of our Roundtable Groups as well. She addresses this connection of myth and theme that might provide a quick idea of it's relevance to what I am pointing out within this framework. It is concerned with the idea of the pathway leading into and out of one's psychological landscape and within this understanding of an interior journey. Also I should mention that this very myth was referred to both Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers in " The Power Of Myth " as ( The little piece of string ) that might help to provide the pathway out of one's own mental labyrinth of anguish or confusion and is often a concept utilized in analysis as a descriptive metaphor. ( Cindy would be the go to authority on this; but the connection to this psychological aspect is fairly well established in my understanding. )
And from the article for reference to the topic:
.But we are concerned with the thread. The Greek word for Ariadne's thread, the ball of yarn, is clew, the root of our word "clue," a useful snippet, tenuous and indispensable
And I would also add to this the idea of a " navigational compass " along with these metaphors in thinking about the marga or clue or thread one might follow on their own individual path of their journey as a starting place within this topic. ( Just like the threads of these forums we are engaged with right here. )
At any rate I'll return later to pick this back up; but it may take a while to get to it.
http://www.catherinesvehla.com/my_weblo ... hread.html
Addendum: Wikipedia has a nice link on Labyrinth: