I love the fact that she is both a deacon and a psychotherapist. The Vedic practice of pradakshina is still a very common and powerful spiritual tool for the Hindus. Share favorite experiences with new Road Scholar friends as our program draws to a close. Find a pace that is comfortable and simply walk the path to the center and back out. Scince then i have wanted tolearn more about this ancient thin space. The history and uses of the labyrinth are fascinating, and Lauren Artress brings all the information you never knew was out there together in this lovely little book.
She gives a beautiful narration of its relevance from the angle of meditation. I jsut know it is well worth reading and it fact I think I will have to pick it up again and read it soon. She is also the founder of Quest: Grace Cathedral Center for Spiritual Wholeness and the creator of the Labyrinth Project. It quiets the mind and opens the soul. A licensed psychotherapist in the state of California, she lives in San Francisco. Lauren Artress has re-created the Labyrinth on canvas, modeling it after the sacred design laid in the floor of Chartres cathedral in the twelfth century.
The integration of contemplative and active approaches is strengthening the spiritual revolution that has begun in the West. Required reading for understanding and approaching the use of this archetypal image in worship and prayer. I've been walking and reading about labyrinths for more than 15 years, and finally getting around to reading this book -- by the founder of the Labyrinth Movement -- was like discovering this spiritual tool all over again. It calms people in the throes of life transitions. In keeping with Quest's vision of addressing the spiritual hunger of our times, she lectures and leads the Labyrinth workshops nationwide. Walking a Sacred Path reintroduces the ancient Labyrinth, a walking meditation that transcends the limits of still meditation.
Spend a week learning about walking and wellness in your own life and the lives of spiritual pilgrims, great explorers and literary walkers both in the classroom and on the sprawling Winter Park campus. It allows for integration of the insight or clarity received. Let go of things that block communication with God. Walking labyrinths could have become a fad, but this book laid a foundation for the practice in universal, ancient spirituality. I feel fortunate that we have a Labyrinth locally and I can attest to the meditative properties of this tool. More details could be known from this source: Just like there are several types of flowing meditation in which the mind is kept busy, we may also identify several types of moving meditation in which the body is also kept busy. I'm so glad I pulled it off the shelf a few weeks ago.
A very uplifting book about this ancient spiritual practice which is still so relevant and alive. I used to be one of three women who led retreats for the Labyrinth. As we find our meaning and purpose we also realize that some invisible form of guidance has been leading us. I went and walked a beautiful Labyrinth outside of the Boulder Library the day I finished it. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. The first book we would suggest to retreat clients to read in answer to their questions.
Our Vision is that the labyrinth experience guides us in developing the higher level of human awareness we need to thrive in the 21st century. Over the past several years she has introduced the Labyrinth to thousands of men and women, and observed their experiences with its power. At first, the book is a history of how Artress began the journey to discover what the labyrinth is and what it means. It is a beautiful place and I discovered it because of this book! An interesting look from a christian female minister on the history and meaning of labyrinths in history, and to the spiritual well-being of humans. Besides learning about the labyrinth itself, the church history sections were very educational.
Best wishes for all your journeys! It quiets the mind and opens the soul. The book educates on labyrinth history and prevalence across the globe. When Lent ended, I needed a spiritual book. The stage of union begins as you leave the center. Artress is both a psychotherapist and a pastor at Grace Cathedral, and offers many personal stories from participants.
It quiets the mind and opens the soul, evoking a feeling of wholeness. So far as the divine being is held as the central force, governing our actions and guiding us, walking meditations are also valuable spiritual tools. This was an amazing book that I have read more than once. It quiets the mind and opens the soul, evoking a feeling of wholeness. At first, the book is a history of how Artress began the journey to discover what the labyrinth is and what it means. There was no going back.
I read this book shortly after I went to a 1996 Christian educators' workshop where we were introduced to walking the labyrinth soon after the book's publication. . Required reading for understanding and approaching the use of this archetypal image in worship and prayer. This walking meditation is an archetype, a mystical ritual found in all religious traditions. The labyrinth provides an ideal setting to go inward and reflect and requires one to re-enter the world by walking the path back out.