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ANCIENT PATHS TO PEACE

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Do you crave somewhere quiet to reflect and relax? Are you searching for a practical way to connect to your intuition and creativity? Would you like to try walking meditation and feel more grounded in your body? The labyrinth is a sanctuary for all this and more.

Often confused with a maze, which has numerous routes and dead ends, the labyrinth represents archetypal patterns found in nature — the spiral and the circle — and has only one unicursal path leading to its centre. “A maze is designed for you to lose your way, whereas a labyrinth is literally designed for you to find your way,” says Reverend Dr Lauren Artress, founder of worldwide labyrinth project Veriditas and author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering The Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice (Riverhead Books).

The labyrinth is found in almost all cultures and religions throughout the world: in the Jewish mystical tradition, the Tree of Life is a labyrinthine metaphor representing the only worthwhile path through life. The Hopi medicine

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