Walking A Sacred Path
Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool
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BACK COVER #Walking the Labyrinth has reemerged today as a metaphor for the spiritual journey and a powerful tool for transformation. This walking meditation is an archetype, a mystical ritual found in all religious traditions. It quiets the mind and opens the soul, evoking a feeling of wholeness.
Lauren Artress has re-created the Labyrinth on canvas, modeling it after the sacred design laid in the floor of Chartres cathedral in the twelfth century. Over the past several years she has introduced the Labyrinth to thousands of men and women, and observed their experiences with its power. They have emerged from their walks with a tremendous sense of peace and possibility.
Artress's book explores the historical origins of this divine imprint and shares the discoveries of modern-day seekers.It shows us the potential of the Labyrinth to inspire change and renewal in individuals and communities. Walking a Sacred Path will serve as a guide to help us develop the higher level of human awareness we need to survive in the twenty-first century.
BLURBS #"The Labyrinth inspires in the people who have come to walk along its sinuous, painted path a palpable mix of solemnity and joy."
-- New York Times
"Powerful insights into personal experiences of change."
-- Publishers Weekly
"As you follow a winding path for 20 minutes or so, you might cry tears of grief or joy, solve the riddle of a mseed-up family or work life, feel better about an illness, or gain spiritual insight."
-- Los Angeles Times
"Part of the fun of reading Walking a Sacred Path is to feel 'the great dignity of the symbol' regardless of one's own religious background."
-- San Francisco Chronicle Book Review