• 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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Labyrinth at Palm Beach Atlantic University

I was asked to create a labyrinth at Palm Beach Atlantic University (West Palm Beach, FL) for Exam Week….as a kind of stress-reliever. Not sure if many took advantage of it, but it looked pretty cool. (May 4, 2015)
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Labyrinth at Palm Beach Atlantic University

Some friends in the administration of Palm Beach Atlantic University thought it would be a fun idea to have a labyrinth on campus during exam week as a kind of stress reducer. So I did my part.
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Great Labyrinth Website

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LABYRINTHOS is a great labyrith website that has helped me repeatedly on my journey of understanding and creating labyriths. Such as this detailed post on how to “layout” a classic labyrinth design.

Gorgeous labyrinth in New Zealand

I can only dream of creating a labyrinth such as this. Congrats to Kiwi’s at St. Matthew’s Cathedral who pulled it off.

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Making of the Marais Labyrinth

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Plastic bags filled with blue water sit on the floor of a swimming pool in what is surely one of the strangest labyrinths so far.

Plastic bags filled with blue water sit on the floor of a swimming pool in what is surely one of the strangest labyrinths so far.

Inside Josep Pujiula’s incredible labyrinth

spaceoutJosep Pujiula LabyrinthInside Josep Pujiula’s incredible labyrinth and tower structure near Argelaguer in the Garrotxa area of Catalunya. It is built from wood and trash from the surrounding area. Originally it was built over 20 years on land that didn’t belong to Josep. But in 2002 the nearby road was re-routed straight through it and he was required to knock the whole structure down. Since then he has been building a new version.