A special kind of mandala, a labyrinth is a circuitous path that meanders towards its center. Some, like mazes, have dead-ends and blind alleys. Others, like the Cretan and the Chartres labyrinth, have one (unicursal) purposeful path.
The unicursal labyrinth’s natural (also called sacred) geometry reflects the forms found in nature and seems to awaken us to the deep rhythms within us. It is an ancient and potent symbol for the hero’s journey and it serves as a map for the spiritual pilgrimage.
An archetype found in all cultures and religious traditions dating back 2,500 years, it is an emblem of transformation and a road map of new possibilities, where the mundane and the spiritual meet. It is an ancient path which, when walked, leads us to quieting the mind, focusing our thoughts, and opening the soul. It turns something as simple as walking into a sacred experience.
The labyrinth is a restorative salve and an oasis for the spirit, where we reconnect.