• 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 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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Labyrinth at St. John’s Cathedral in Knoxville, TN

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 St. John’s Cathedral in the heart of Knoxville, TN. It is a replica of the Chartres Labyrinth and a wonderful reminder of just how wonderful that design is. St. John's Cathedral Labyrinth in Knoxville, TN St. John's Cathedral Labyrinth in Knoxville, TN St. John's Cathedral Labyrinth in Knoxville, TN St. John's Cathedral in Knoxville, TN

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Backyard Labyrinth

A good friend of mine, after buying a new house in North Georgia, invited me to help him build a labyrinth in his backyard. Voilá le résultat!

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Labyrinth at Christ Presbyterian in Nashville

My friend Steve has been cleaning up this labyrinth and plans on placing a sign for the uninitiated to the world of labyrinths. Thanks, Steve.
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Second Labyrinth in Hochelaga, Montreal

I was happy to be asked to create a second labyrinth in the Hochelaga neighborhood of Montréal, Québec. About 6 years earlier I had made this one.

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Labyrinth at Lichgate – Tallahassee, FL

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 Lichgate, in Tallahassee, FL. The setting is amazing, sitting just beside a fairy-tale cottage created by a literature professor in the 1950’s. In the other direction is a magnificent 350 year-old oak tree which dominates the landscape.

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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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