Labyrinths: spiral paths and finger designs, found all over the world, going back centuries, but simultaneously cloaked in mystery.
Divinity is like a wheel, a circle, a whole.
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Feel free to contact me to arrange a walking mediation.
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Solvitur ambulando ~ “it is solved by walking.”
Other Relevant Posts:
- Introduction to Labyrinths
- McClelland Gallery Labyrinth
- Merri Creek Labyrinth
- more to come, please be patient 🙂
The word labyrinth has origins in the Greek word Labyrinthos.
The word is linked to the Minoan word ‘labrys’, which means double axe.
Some say it looks like a butterfly.
The labrys is the symbol of the Minoan Goddess of Crete.
The design has one continual path leading in and out of the centre of the Labyrinth.
Hence there are no dead ends, and no ‘tricks’. On the contrary, those are features of mazes.
Your will hear the words labyrinth and maze used interchangeably by many.
This is actually incorrect; labyrinths are a meditation, and mazes are puzzles.
Simply the best labyrinth organization in the world, in my opinion.
I have done their classes, including their labyrinth facilitator training. Although I have not yet completed my certification.
Find Labyrinths all over the world!
As it says, an Australian specific labyrinth resource.
Another international labyrinth organization.
Specifically an Australian organisation; hosting an annual conference, and training.
Therefore, if you are labyrinth passionate or even labyrinth curious, membership in this organisation is something I would recommend.
Clifton Hill – The Merri Creek labyrinth was created out of bluestone by the community, and for the community. It sits in a beautiful spot in Clifton Hill and is available for a walk any time.
Eltham – St Margaret’s Anglican Church has a public labyrinth, therefore you can walk at any time.
Gardenvale – The good people from Labyrinth Lane in Gardenvale run regular guided labyrinth walks around the Solstices and Equinoxes.
Glen Iris – St Faith’s Anglican Church has a lovely Chartres based labyrinth out the back of the church. It can be seen from inside, so consequently, all they ask is that you avoid walking it when there are services on.
Healesville – The Healesville Labyrinth is another that likewise, is available all year round.
Kew – Campion Centre of Ignatian Spirituality is a place of hospitality, rest, welcome and prayer. Programs and retreats are offered here, based on the spirituality of Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491 – 1556). The labyrinth is located at the side of the monastery building. Of course, it is polite to contact the centre and ensure that your visit is not clashing with any scheduled events.
Langwarrin – the labyrinth at McClelland Sculpture Park is available year-round.
Lower Plenty – The Edmund Rice Centre, or Amberley, is a retreat and conference facility. They have a full-sized replica of the French Chartres labyrinth. It is available to walk by prior appointment.
Finally, if you can think of any Melbourne based labyrinths I have missed – please pop them in the comments!