Publication date: 1-11-2011
Imprint: Lion Books
Illuminating the Inner Path
Mysterious and alluring, labyrinths have been in use for over 4,000 years as a means of exploring one's spiritual journey and searching for meaning and guidance. Unlike a maze, where there are decisions to be made and the mind can be tricked, the labyrinth is a unicursal or "one-path" design--a path laid out for the seeker, much like our own spiritual paths, to which we must surrender, following God's guidance.
Christian labyrinths date back to the fourth century (in Algeria), although the most famous instances came later (Chartres in the thirteenth century, for example). Recent years have seen a revival of interest in this practice as a powerful physical re-creation of the inner life. Illustrated with labyrinths from different designs, locations, and ages, this unique volume is an inspiring, meditative guide to this ancient
and modern spiritual practice.