Labyrinths: Ancient Paths Of Wisdom And Peace

A maze, a prison, a sacred precinct, a place of peacer thousands of years the human mind has puzzled over the enigma of the labyrinth At first glance, it strikes us as one of the stranger products of human imagining a winding path leading through a series of seemingly endless twists and turns, into a center and out again Where does it come from What is its purpose A maze, a prison, a sacred precinct, a place of peacer thousands of years the human mind has puzzled over the enigma of the labyrinth At first glance, it strikes us as one of the stranger products of human imagining a winding path leading through a series of seemingly endless twists and turns, into a center and out again Where does it come from What is its purpose Today, the labyrinth s spiritual connotations are absorbing much of our attention in the West In the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia it is being walked mainly for meditation and a sense of inner peace This fascinating and beautifully illustrated book explores the history, the mysteries, and the locations of these paths of peace It provides first hand accounts of walkers experiences and shows why the labyrinth appears to have become a kind of universal spiritual tool once again Virginia Westbury, journalist and award winning documentary maker, has written the first global account of the modern labyrinth movement, complete with a guide to where the world s finest models can be found She also provides a comprehensive account of labyrinth history and an intriguing look at the modern phenomenon of interest in the labyrinth.Author Biography Virginia Westbury is an Australian born internationally published journalist, television producer, and lecturer who specializes in writing about new social, political and spiritual movements Her work has appeared in leading magazines and newspapers around the world and she has taught courses in media and cultural studies at universities in Australia For several years she has been teaching and facilitating workshops on the labyrinth in the U.S.A New Zealand, and Australia Cindy A Pavlinac is a fine art photographer specializing in images which convey the spirit of place American born and California based, she works throughout Europe and North America photographing ancient sanctuaries and modern expressions of the sacred An exhibiting artist with a Master s Degree in Arts and Consciousness Studies, her work has won many awards and has been published in than a hundred books and magazines Cindy runs Sacred Land Photography in San Rafael.
Labyrinths Ancient Paths Of Wisdom And Peace A maze a prison a sacred precinct a place of peacer thousands of years the human mind has puzzled over the enigma of the labyrinth At first glance it strikes us as one of the stranger products of

  • Title: Labyrinths: Ancient Paths Of Wisdom And Peace
  • Author: Virginia Westbury Cindy A. Pavlinac
  • ISBN: 9780306813108
  • Page: 155
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Fans of David Bowie's "Labyrinth" will be disappointed to learn that the film takes place in a maze and not in a true labyrinth. The history of labyrinths is traced from their murky beginnings in the Bronze Age to their reemergence in the 20th Century, and the photography accompanying each section is amazing.

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