• 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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Daffodil Labyrinth

What a cool idea! It’s too late for this year, of course.

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Simple Masking Tape Labyrinth

Here’s a simple masking tape labyrinth that I made in a coffee shop for a friend who was doing a story telling workshop for kids.

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New Labyrinth near Nashville

My friend Steve Young recently created this labyrinth near Nashville, TN. Nice job, Steve!

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Labyrinth for Preschoolers

My Floridian friend Carol Gilmore created this labyrinth for the preschoolers of her church. She said that the senior adults enjoyed it as well. 
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Labyrinth at Glendale Methodist, Nashville

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Labyrinth at Glendale United Methodist Church in Nashville, TN

Labyrinth at Mercer University

While in the USA recently we walked the new Chartres designed labyrinth at Mercer University in Atlanta, GA. Really well done. Congrats Mercer! @merceryou

The Labyrinth at Mariandale, Ossining, NY

As part of our Prayer Tasting Tour – Miami 2 Montréal 2015, we were tasting and praying up the east coast. We stopped at this labyrinth at the Mariandale Retreat Centre in Ossining, NY. The classic Cretan design in a beautiful setting right on the banks of the broad Hudson River.

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