The Labyrinth is a walking meditation. It is a tool that enables us to be still, to focus within. Many labyrinths can be found in Cathedrals all over Europe and have been used by people for hundreds of years as a means of meditation and to experience the Divine within. To build a labyrinth is to construct a sacred space. To walk a labyrinth is to permeate it with power and meaning.
The healing labyrinth at the Light Center is in the Classical Seven circuit design. It is configured in seven concentric circles in line with the Seven Steps to Effective Prayer, seven chakras, and sacred geometry.
The labyrinth is an archetype of transformation. Its transcendent nature knows no boundaries, crossing time and cultures with ease. Labyrinths effectively address the area ignored by the scientific community, namely, inner healing. The labyrinth serves as a bridge from the mundane to the divine and provides opportunities for each of us to:
Experience a prayer walk – the path to healing
Relax and feel at peace
Pray for the planet – Heal relationships
Express thanksgiving to God
The Circuits or paths of the labyrinth can correlate with certain aspects of life. The journey is different for everyone, as we each bring different experiences. Labyrinths deepen our self-knowledge and empower our creativity. The walk will clear our minds and give insight into the life journey.
Labyrinths are being used in churches, hospitals, schools, public parks, prisons, and businesses for meditative relaxation, empowerment, and peace.
The Light Center labyrinth is encircled with bricks commemorating people who are special to the Light Center. Many bricks commemorate aspects of the Divine such as Live, Light, Peace, and Joy. Now you can purchase a Love Memorial Brick for a special person or to display your favorite divine insight. Click here for more information.
Labyrinth Consultant and Designer – Chip Hope, Farm Director, Sustainable Development, designed the healing labyrinth at the Light Center. He holds an MS degree in Plant and Environmental Science from Clemson University and has studied under Eileen Caddy at Findhorn. Chip is currently managing the Sustainable Ag AAS degree program at WPCC in Morganton, NC where he is also the Department Head of Engineering. For many years, Chip has owned and operated Appalachian Seeds Farm and Nursery specializing in growing and selling organic heirloom plants and heritage breed livestock.
Labyrinth Design – April 9, 2006 – Chip Hope, Marilyn Graham, Bill Westell, Charlotte Kurtz, Jennifer Spence, Barbara Halstead, and Darce Blakely
Labyrinth Builders – August 19, 2006 – Chip Hope, Stewart Huffman, Gretchen Vorbeck, Barbara Halstead, Arline Boyce, Lorna Loveless, Charlotte Kurtz, Johnie Black, Kathy Skerl, Christy Dickson, Lance Grunge, Mark Skenes, Timothy Beler, Keith Gebert, and Debbie Pickard
Member: Labyrinth Society