This ancient seven-circuit Cretan or Classical design has been found in most cultures and was once used on Cretan coins. Labyrinths are often described as paths of wisdom and peace. One of the oldest of symbols, the labyrinth dates back more than 4000 years. Long used as a meditation and prayer tool, this ancient art form speaks to people of different backgrounds and various religions. The labyrinth symbol has occurred around the world in various cultures, at different points in time.
Some say labyrinths act as a metaphor for travelling inwards to the soul. Others say they act as a calming device because they simply provide people with a contemplative space to meditate. Today labyrinths are used as legitimate tools to help calm the agitated and to provide people with a helpful tool for meditation. Finger labyrinths are also used as a calming device and an aid in concentration.
There is no set way on doing your labyrinth walk same as there is no wrong way on doing it. However, to get you started, I have included with this Labyrinth a brief guide on using it as a tool for a simple meditation. Let's see where your journey takes you!
“Labyrinths, which are ancient patterns large enough to be walked or small enough to be traced with the finger, represent tools for cultivating mindful habits. Mindfulness is the contemplative practice of focusing the attention on the present, non-judgmentally. By training the mind to remain fully present in each moment, the interior mental chatter that often plagues the mind becomes quiet, enhancing capacities or equanimity, clarity, and insight…Amid a culture that rewards speed and “busyness,” contemplative practice proposes a radical innovation for teaching and learning” Artress, L. (1995).
Every wooden board is cut & individually oiled.
This wooden board has a food safe oil to seal the wood and simply wiping timber with a damp cloth will keep it clean. You can re oil to maintain wear.
As this item is handmade using pine wood, it may have slightly different woodgrain and colour from what you see in the photo. Each piece is unique. Labyrinth is approximately 30cm x 30cm.
Suitable for children 3+
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