The Second Saturday Labyrinth Walk
Where and When
The Second Saturday Labyrinth Walks take place from 9 am-12 noon on the second Saturday of each month in the Auditorium on the lower level. Our portable canvas labyrinth features a design patterned after the medieval labyrinth set in the floor of Chartres Cathedral.
Why Walk a Labyrinth
Labyrinths are used world-wide as a way to quiet the mind, find balance, and encourage prayer, meditation, insight and celebration. There are many ways to describe a labyrinth: a path of prayer, a walking meditation, a crucible of change, a watering hole for the spirit and a mirror of the soul. Come walk the labyrinth and be nourished!
Labyrinths date back more than 3500 years. One can find them throughout the world, in many other cultures. Unlike a maze, the labyrinth is unicursal, having a single path leading to the center with no loops, cul-de-sacs or forks. They all share the basic features of an entrance or mount, a single circuitous path and a center goal.
Labyrinths Through The Ages by Warren Lynn
How To Walk A Labyrinth
Written by John Ridder, Paxworks 2003
Based on the writings of author Rev. Lauren Artress
There is not a “required way” to walk the labyrinth. The beauty of the labyrinth is that people can approach the experience on their own terms. However, as a guideline, we can break the ‘walk’ down into these states.
Entering: (Also Referred To As Shedding Or Purgation)
During this stage you walk the path toward the center, and should try to acquire a relaxed, peaceful state, temporarily release concerns and quiet the mind.
Illumination: The Time In the Center
This is a time of openness and peacefulness; you experience, learn or receive and consider what this unique moment offers. Take your time.
Union: The Journey Outward
You choose when to leave the center, following the same path. This is a time to review and consider what occurred in the center and how it may be applied in your life.
This stage represents your life outside the labyrinth; the world where your experience or illumination is carried into and affects your everyday life.