Saturday, June 30, 2007
last night I had the pleasure of walking a labyrinth beneath the full moon deep in the Georgia woods. there were torches, and drumming, and even moon pies ( a Southern snack cake) to mark the occasion. my host reminded us of the distinction between labyrinths and mazes--the former having a single path (the way in is also the way out), ideal for peaceful (right-brain) concentration, the latter an intricate puzzle (left brain) where one can get easily lost, stuck, even trapped. so I've been thinking about the labyrinth, as way of meditation, as metaphor, as symbol, and have discovered much, including The Labyrinth Society, which holds annual gatherings.
I invite you share your labyrinth tales--or to engage in discovering one.