• Labyrinths…

    ...can be thought of as symbolic forms of pilgrimage; people can walk the path, ascending toward salvation or enlightenment. Many people could not afford to travel to holy sites and lands, so labyrinths and prayer substituted for such travel. Later, the religious significance of labyrinths faded, and they served primarily for entertainment, though recently their spiritual aspect has seen a resurgence. Many newly made labyrinths exist today, in churches and parks. 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 his mind. The result is a relaxed mental attitude, free of internal dialog. This is a form of meditation. Many people believe that meditation has health benefits as well as spiritual benefits.
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Classic Rock

I recently got up my courage to tackle a project I’ve had in mind since last summer – there is an abandoned lot near my house where a beautiful old building had to be torn down because of fire. There is nothing but rocks and weeds, except for a few sunflowers planted by nearby residents in one corner and some potted trees that the city placed on one edge. I decided to create the classic 7 path labyrinth out to the rocks that were there. The first phase is done – the basic design. In the next few days I will pull some weeds and shovel some nearby sand onto the path to highlight it more. At that time I’ll take a good picture of it and post it here. UPDATE: here are some pictures…

Abandoned lot just after starting to move rocks aroundClassic Rock Labyrinth in an abandoned lot after a few hours work

Almost completed Classic Rock

Almost completed Classic Rock

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One Response

  1. oh my god, i totally did this one the other day and started out searching more of them in montreal… and came across this site.

    zzzzing!

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