Labyrinths from the Outside In


by Donna Schaper and Carole Ann CampThe user-friendly, interfaith guide to making and using labyrinths ¾ for meditation, prayer and celebration. A labyrinth is a circuitous path that people have used as a form of prayer and meditation for thousands of years¾a path that is being rediscovered as a spiritual tool in our own day.  There are now more than five hundred labyrinths in North America, made of stone, cement, sunflowers, grass, or canvas; indoors and outdoors; in Christian, Pagan, and even non-religious settings; and adaptable for use by people of all spiritual backgrounds.  This guide explains how the labyrinth is a symbol that transcends traditions, and how walking its path brings us together. Here is your entry to the fascinating history and philosophy of the labyrinth walk, with directions for making a labyrinth of your own, or finding one in your area, and guidance on ways to use labyrinths creatively for: * Prayer  * Stress reduction * Faith rituals * Commemorating personal or family milestones * Meditation * Celebrations of all kinds Labyrinths is a twenty-first century method of approaching the sacred¾are a spiritual practice more ancient than Stonehenge or the ruins of Troy. This practical and inspiring guide will help you to explore them.

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