My friend Kathy asked in a comment on my last post what a labyrinth is actually for, which I think is a good question. Here are some quotes from my labyrinth book (“Labyrinths, Ancient Myths and Modern Uses” by Sig Lonegren):
“…these magical single-path mazes can enhance the possibility of bringing together our analytical or rational mode of consciousness with our intuitive or spiritual levels of consciousness.”
I think this is really true. Stevo and I have been walking our labyrinth, even though it’s only 3/4 completed, and every time he walks it Stevo says he feels like the left and right sides of his brain are coming together. Today we walked it with Don, who came over to visit and gave us a 108 (Cesco’s orgonite creation) to put in the middle. We walked it and when we got to the middle Stevo said his hands were tingling. I noticed that my hands were tingling and pulsing with energy, and Don felt it in his hands too.
“Labyrinths, which are sacred spaces, are marvelous tools to help you find new ways of developing your intuition.”
“Sacred space is a place where one can go to get help in contacting non-physical realms. These can be places of emotion, intuition, and the spirit.”
There are different variations of labyrinths found in many cultures around the world. Do an internet search on “labyrinth” and you’ll find all sorts of interesting stuff. I am building one mainly because I like the way it feels when I walk it.
I hope to have ours done by the middle of this coming week. We’ll see how far I get in my rock moving!