by Dr. Margaret M. Rappaport
The labyrinth is an ancient symbol of human vision and emotional knowledge, a creative art form, and a practical tool for inspiration and fulfillment. When used for meditative walks, it yields positive states of mind and body, resulting in hope and healing. It mimics the human body in structureâthe pathway spirals resembling the ear, brain, and digestive system. In nature, it reflects plant structures and floral designs.
Today, there is an astounding resurgence of interest in labyrinths, large and small. Many of those recently constructed are large enough to facilitate groups of people, while others are desktop and finger-sized, designed for gazing and contemplating.
In her new, easy-to-use guide, Dr. Margaret Rappaport explores and explains the labyrinthâs power, encourages the practice of walking the labyrinth, and illuminates its mystical aspects. Color photography illustrates the labyrinthâs diversity in size, design, and uses throughout history, from community meeting places to sacred and spiritual tools. Learn how walking the labyrinth yields an experience of wholeness and the unity of all creation. Open your heart, mind, and body to this providential resource for everyone to use and cherish for the betterment of physical, mental, and spiritual health.