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The labyrinth is completed!

July 10th, 2009
I managed to haul the last two cartloads of rock out to the labyrinth today to complete it…finally! The interesting thing I noticed while building it was that many of the rocks embedded in the ground here happened to fall exactly in line with the rock border of the labyrinth. It must have happened a dozen times. Also, when I was finishing today, I happened to choose exactly the right number of stones that I needed to finish the last path. I didn’t have to shove stones together or move them apart just to avoid going and picking up more rocks. I placed the last stone and it fit perfectly, as if I had counted out beforehand the number of stones I needed. I ended up placing three heart-shaped stones on the path near the entrance…very cool. Here are some pics:


The full labyrinth


Close-up of the middle with the 108


A circle of sylphs showed up after we put the 108 in the middle. This is only part of the circle.


Why a labyrinth?

July 5th, 2009
My friend Kathy asked in a comment on my last post what a labyrinth is actually for, which I think is a good question. Here are some quotes from my labyrinth book (”Labyrinths,  Ancient Myths and Modern Uses” by Sig Lonegren):

“…these magical single-path mazes can enhance the possibility of bringing together our analytical or rational mode of consciousness with our intuitive or spiritual levels of consciousness.”

I think this is really true. Stevo and I have been walking our labyrinth, even though it’s only 3/4 completed, and every time he walks it Stevo says he feels like the left and right sides of his brain are coming together. Today we walked it with Don, who came over to visit and gave us a 108 (Cesco’s orgonite creation) to put in the middle. We walked it and when we got to the middle Stevo said his hands were tingling. I noticed that my hands were tingling and pulsing with energy, and Don felt it in his hands too.

“Labyrinths, which are sacred spaces, are marvelous tools to help you find new ways of developing your intuition.”

“Sacred space is a place where one can go to get help in contacting non-physical realms. These can be places of emotion, intuition, and the spirit.”

There are different variations of labyrinths found in many cultures around the world. Do an internet search on “labyrinth” and you’ll find all sorts of interesting stuff. I am building one mainly because I like the way it feels when I walk it.

I hope to have ours done by the middle of this coming week. We’ll see how far I get in my rock moving!  :-)

~ Dooney

Drawing a labyrinth

June 28th, 2009
Okay, here’s a pic that shows how to draw a seven-circuit labyrinth. Just draw the seed pattern first  and then draw the lines as shown. I copied these images from www.squidoo.com.

How to draw a labyrinth

Building a labyrinth

June 28th, 2009
I decided to do something that I’ve been wanting to do for years, so I’m building a labyrinth in our front pasture. A labyrinth is a Celtic design, dating back for probably thousands of years. It’s essentially a walking path that sets up a particular energy for the person who walks it.

We have about 3 open acres in our front pasture, some of which we have used for garden beds. I decided to use part of it for this project. I’m building a seven-circuit labyrinth using small rocks from our property. The first thing I did was ask Stevo to mow the grass for me. :-)  He’s currently in the middle of mowing the entire pasture, but he did my section first.

The next thing I did was lay out the seed pattern, from which you can easily construct the rest of the labyrinth. Once you have the seed pattern, it’s just a matter of connecting the dots. If you do a web search on seven-circuit labyrinth, you’ll find instructions on how to draw one from a seed pattern.

I can already feel the energy of the labyrinth even though I’ve only completed a few paths.

Seed pattern

First and second path completed


Third path completed