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World Labyrinth Day

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Saturday 2 May 2015

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A labyrinth is an ancient form of spiritual exercise.   Emily Simpson initiated the building of a beautiful sandstone labyrinth in Sydney’s Centennial Park. It took a dedicated team over three years to get the approval, create the design, quarry the stone and lay over 1700 stones in an intricate pattern based on the iconic design in Chartres Cathedral.  As she explains it, a labyrinth is not  a maze:

A lot of people don’t know what a labyrinth is, they confuse it with a maze, and they’re actually two very different things. A maze usually has hedges or walls and lots of different pathways, lots of dead ends and it’s deliberately designed to get you lost. Whereas a labyrinth has no walls, it’s completely flat. There’s one single path which winds and meanders into a central point. So the maze is an intellectual exercise, a labyrinth is a spiritual one.

See
Sydney Labyrinth
Walk the talk (ABC Compass)
Labyrinths in Australia
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