The Magic of Labyrinths: Following Your Path, Finding Your Center

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9780007120475: The Magic of Labyrinths: Following Your Path, Finding Your Center

The most comprehensive work on labyrinths yet written, presented in a beautiful gift book format, with metallic second colour and illustrations.

Labyrinths have fascinated and enthralled mankind from the beginning of time. This beautifully illustrated book examines the phenomena of mazes and labyrinths, looking at their historical, cultural and spiritual significance, and at how we can use these ancient devices to enrich our modern lives.

The Magic of Labyrinths is a journey, woven around four themes of voyage, trial, initiation and resurrection. It examines the importance of ritual and ceremony, the hero's quest, and dealing with the monsters within. Contents:

Introduction to labyrinths
• Labyrinths in mythology
• Labyrinths in history
• Different forms of labyrinth
• Earth energies – rituals and ceremonies
• Pilgrimage – a moving meditation – how labyrinths can facilitate your journey
• Practical labyrinths – how to build or draw a labyrinth

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The Magic of Labyrinths Labyrinths have fascinated mankind from the beginning of time. This illustrated volume examines the phenomena of mazes and labyrinths, looking at their historical, cultural and spiritual significance, and at how we can use these ancient devices to enrich our modern lives. Full description

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Labyrinths have fascinated and enthralled mankind since earliest recorded history. This beautifully illustrated book examines the phenomena of labyrinths, looking at their historical, cultural, and spiritual significance, and at how we can use these ancient devices to enrich our modern lives.

'The Magic of Labyrinths' describes a journey, woven around four themes of voyage, trial, initiation, and resurrection. It examines the importance of ritual and ceremony, the hero's quest, and dealing with the monsters within. Drawing from many contemporary real life stories and experiences, it includes:
• Labyrinths in mythology and history
• The forms and designs of labyrinths
• Labyrinths – as a focus for your meditation
• Pilgrimage – how labyrinths can facilitate your journey
• Practical labyrinths – designing, drawing and building a labyrinth

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