Web of Life Labyrinths

We are Labyrinth People! So are YOU!

11081150_813770898670700_8877526451846644821_n11080909_813770952004028_2255866314264241734_oConnect with your Personal Power and the Interconnectedness of your World while you weave your steps through the ancient Labyrinth.

The labyrinth shows up in many places around the planet and is many thousands of years old, yet the tradition is alive and well at the Institute for the Shamanic Arts!  Learn more about Labyrinths (different than mazes) HERE.

We began hosting Labyrinth Walks in 2006.  Since then we have created many labyrinths at locations and events around the western United States, including Tucson, Arizona, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and as far north as Washington state.

 

600_433998792DSC02559Web of Life labyrinths can be created with Tempera paint, colored rope, stone and Ponderosa Pine cones. 🙂  Locations for past temporary labyrinths have been parks, plateaus, dry lake bottoms, beaches, sand dunes, and a high rise parking garage.

The act of walking a labyrinth is meditative and centering.  They are considered portals and sacred space.  When one enters the Labyrinth one enters a portal between worlds, each bend, back and forth, turns the walker inward.  The Center of the Labyrinth is a special place, yet holds personal meaning to each walker.  At Web of Life Labyrinth walks, we often create an altar in the center, and we offer opportunities for people to focus their intention in a particular way (a theme for the labyrinth, or having divination or a gift in the center for each walker).  People can leave their worries or wishes in the center, and return to the world with new insights.

 

71409_10201141318843379_736497902_nLabyrinth at private residenceWeb of Life Labyrinth walks can be elaborate or simple, depending on the event and circumstance. Drumming, rattling, singing bowls or bells have accompanied our Labyrinth walks.  Silent walks are special too.   We have found that children LOVE to RUN the Labyrinth.  They run, and run, and run! They smile and laugh and run some more. 🙂  Anything is possible at a Web of Life Labyrinth.

 

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This is the style of our Four Directions Labyrinth, perfect for honoring the directions as we walk!
Archaeologists have uncovered a square labyrinth in India that dates back 2,000 years and has a pattern similar to those found on clay tablets found at Pylos, Greece, from 1200 BC. –

The Times of India says labyrinths are a fertility symbol and “represent a unique pattern of consciousness and have been used as a meditation tool and a wish-fulfilling symbol since the Neolithic period.” –

 

Upcoming Full Moon Labyrinth Walk dates:  JOIN US- See our Meetup Calendar

Saturday, January 23 5pm @ Rio Vista Natural Resource Park
Sunday, February 21 5:30pm @Rio Vista Natural Resource Park
Wednesday, March 23  6pm @ Rillito Riverbed at Campbell Rd bridge
Thursday, April 21 6:30pm @ Rio Vista Natural Resource Park
Saturday, May 21 6:30pm Location TBA

We also offer walks for Earth Days (Equinoxes and Solstices) and for any Special Occasion.

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DSC01094Jacob Gardener is the official Web of Life Labyrinth maker.

His specialty is the 7 circuit Cretan Labyrinth (round and squared) and has been creating labyrinths for many years.  He says his life is a labyrinth and he is pleased to be able to create them physically for others to walk and experience.

23847_382257617862_6004886_nCreating a Labyrinth, and hosting a Labyrinth Walk, are sacred, uplifting and enjoyable experiences.  To collaborate with, and/or hire us, for a permanent or temporary labyrinth creation, or to host a Labyrinth walk for your special occasion, contact us!

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Labyrinth People

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Love the Earth! Love the Labyrinth! We all Belong in the Sacred Web of Life!

 

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