The Labyrinth: A Sacred Path

A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness, combining the imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path. Often, labyrinths are used as tools for meditation and prayer. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space and place.

A labyrinth involves intuition, creativity and imagery.  A labyrinth is a metaphor for the journey of life.

A labyrinth is an archetype with which we can have a direct experience. We can walk it. It is a metaphor for life’s journey. It is a symbol that creates a sacred space which leads us into its heart, then back out again along the same path.

“To enter the labyrinth is to choose to walk a sacred path.”

Labyrinth Details

Chartres Eleven Circuit Labyrinth

12 Concentric circles

12 = 3 x 4
3: Heaven: Father, Son, Holy Spirit
4: Earth: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

34 Turns
6 – 90°, 28 – 180°

The Center is a symbol of beauty , strength and Divine love

At Wintervale, we were inspired to create a labyrinth. It is modeled after an eleven circuit Chartes