The Labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool meant to awaken us to the deep rhythm that unites us to ourselves and to the Light that calls from within. Based on the circle, the universal symbol for unity and wholeness, the labyrinth sparks the human imagination and introduces it to the intuitive part of our nature. It allows us, in a very simple, fundamental way, to let go of present concerns and open ourselves to a quiet place of new thought.
Dr. Lauren Artress of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco has written an informative and interesting book, Walking a Sacred Path, which has been a force for the development of the labyrinth in the Rustic Garden. I had the pleasure of attending a 2 day workshop on Maui, held in an old Hawaiian churchyard, that was presented by Dr. Artress. I was just ready to move to Humboldt and knew that I had to find a location that would be perfect for my own meditational garden. The perfect place was here.
I bought the design from the Grace Cathedral “Veriditas” project that Dr. Artress was promoting through the church and around America. The labyrinth design is from the 13th Century Medieval design, as found in the Chartres Cathedral in France, and other places in Europe.
There are many things I could tell you about the labyrinth experience, but if you care to venture into it for yourself, you will find what ever you will. And it is usually a most interesting adventure.