The labyrinth from Chartres Cathedral in
France was build around 1200 CE. Dr. Lauren
Artress, in Walking the Sacred Path, claims labyrinths are divine
imprints. Unlike mazes, you can’t get lost in them. There is one
way in and the same way out again. A six petaled brass and copper rose
now marks the center. At one time, however, it held the design of three
figures: Theseus, Ariadne and the Minotaur, the three main characters
in the Greek labyrinth legend: the seeker, the helper and the challenger.
As you, all seekers, (Theseus) think about these various roles, particularly
focus on how “the (Minotaur) challenger” furthers your process?
And how and why the helper (Ariadne) offers her golden string. Walking
labyrinths can be an initiation path. Initiations marks a time when
an individual or group is ready to leave something behind and to begin
something new. What is your group struggling to give up? How do they
view embarking on a new adventure? How might you mark special rites
of passage? Violet: Violet, a most mystical color, brings together the
relaxed world of blue and the stimulating world of red. It enhances
the meditative state and endows you with a passion for truth. It is
the color of bliss and enlightenment.