• 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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About Labyrinth Artist

BRAZZEAL.Still006cThe Guerrilla Labyrinth idea is another crazy idea by David Brazzeal.  It touches his life on many levels: the boy who wants to play with rocks and dirt, the adolescent who want to cut designs into the grass, the man who yearns for the hero’s quest, the spiritual leader who is always looking for non-boring ways to pray and meditate.

Why do I want to make Guerrilla Labyrinths? To inject into everyday urban life a chance to slow down,  a touch of spirituality, a connection to the past, a surprise from the subconscious.

David has a Masters in Music Theory and Composition. He’s been the leader of the Guerrilla Choir.  He also writes stories and poems for children and he’s been known to do some spoken word poetry from time to time.

David is also a chaplain to the arts in Paris, France and the leader of , an alternative community of faith, which seeks to creatively experiment with fresh ideas in Christian spirituality in the urban context.

3 Responses

  1. […] Guerrilla Labyrinths […]

  2. David Thank for your wonderful website it inspires me to include an article about it in the summer edition newsletter in Australia. Is that OK I would reference your website

    The last edition of the newsletter we had spring bulb labyrinths and empty flower pots. Next year the organisers with have plants in them.
    The article is in the resources section under is documents.

    We often make Guerrilla labyrinths on the beaches using all sorts of found objects.

    Regards
    Lorraine

  3. Once a labyrinth maker, always a labyrinth maker – it’s compulsive… thank you for sharing your designs… I’ll work at putting up photos of mine too… why not! In peace, Joy

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