Experience the On-Line Labyrinth
Place in CyberSpaceTM
"Walk" A Labyrinth
To experience the On-line Labyrinth:
Beginning and Ending
About the Labyrinth
Locate the arrow marking the
beginning and ending.
Read through the stages of the
"walk," and the meaning of the rosette.
Center the labyrinth pattern
on your screen.
Ready yourself to start, by finding
a quiet time and clearing your mind.
Use your finger or mouse to trace
the path, from beginning to end. (Print a larger version if it is easier
"Listen" to the internal reactions
that occur while experiencing the on-line labyrinth.
Enjoy the calming, relaxing experience.
A Finger Meditation (from Veriditas)
The Journey is similar to walking the large
As your finger takes you in, you release the
cares and concerns which distract us from our source.
The center is a place of prayer and meditation
where you receive clarity about your life.
Often people bring a question with them into
the labyrinth-- some life issue that they wish guidance on.
The labyrinth depicted above
is a replica of the 11 circuit labyrinth found on the floor of the Chartres
Cathedral in France, circa 1220 A.D.
Labyrinths have one single path
which leads in and then out.
The 11 circuits are the number
of paths (or rings) counted from the outside to the center.
At the center is the rosette
with 6 petals (or circles). These represent six different kingdoms (from
the entrance in a clockwise fashion):
The labyrinth can be understood
in several different ways on several different levels from the most basic
to a more religious. For some it is a venue for change, for others it is
a prayer of the body, for some a mandala for change, a ritual to open up
the metaphorical and invisible (spiritual) world, a symbol for life's journey.
Walking the labyrinth can
mean different things for different people. It can be used as a quiet path
for prayer or meditation, as a tool for experiencing on a metaphysical
level, stepping back in time to a long-forgotten tradition.
The stages of the walk:
I view the labyrinth as a
tool for focusing, for relieving stress and anxiety, for shutting out whatever
may be causing problems and for just "being."
The mysterious winding path
becomes a symbol for our own spiritual journey.
The Veriditas Mission
* Releasing - letting go
of the details of life to quiet the mind
Each time you walk or experience
the labyrinth, you become more empowered to find and do what your soul
* Illumination - receiving
energy, new insight, serenity or whatever is there for the person walking.
The center is a place of meditation, prayer and receiving.
* Union - joining to God
(or higher force) joining the inner and outer worlds.
a Sacred Path, Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool.
the World-Wide Labyrinth Project, is the creation of the Reverend Dr. Lauren
Artress, Episcopalian priest at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. The
mission is the reintrocuce the labyrinth in its many forms as a spiritual
tool and establish labyrinths in cathedrals, retreat centers, hospitals,
prisons, parks, airports and in community spaces around the world for community
use. These labyrinths could then be utilized in times of joy, in times
of sorrow, when in need of or search of hope. It could also be use on a
regular basis for those seeking spiritual growth, healing or as a medatitive
For more information on Veriditas
The World-Wide Labyrinth Project at the Grace
A special thanks to Mike Macadaan
and the Reverand Lauren Artress for helping fine tune these pages, and
approve of the site.
Last updated April 10, 1998
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Veriditas is organizing a
Global New Year's Eve Gathering on Friday December 31, 1999 at a labyrinth
near you. They may organize another on-line netcase experience for those
who cannot participate physically in person.