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What is a Labyrinth?

The Labyrinth is a walking meditation. It is a tool that enables us, in the midst of the busyness of life, to be still and focus our thoughts and feelings. Labyrinths are tools for personal, psychological and spiritual transformation, also thought to enhance right-brain activity.


In the English language, the words maze and Labyrinth are used interchangeably. The Labyrinth differs from a maze in that it only has one path and there are no dead ends. The path winds throughout and becomes a mirror for where we are in
our lives, touching our sorrows and releasing our joys.


The Labyrinth is often described as a three-fold path. Upon entering one begins the symbolic path of releasing and letting go. The centre represents illumination and opening to the Divine. The return path is union, taking the walk’s benefits back into one's life.

Why do people walk Labyrinths?

  • to relax and feel at peace

  • to let go of their worries and concerns

  • to cope with grief and loss

  • for insight on specific problems

  • for healing of relationships

  • to open the flow of creativity

  • for vocational discernment

  • for forgiveness

  • to express thanksgivings to God

  • recovery from illness or before an operation

  • new beginnings, such as marriage or the birth/adoption of a child

  • friends and family

  • the beauty of the earth


The Labyrinth at Ravens Ridge is a classical, seven circuit design. Stones from the property have been individually chosen and along with boxwood guide ones path around the Labyrinth circuit.

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