The Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth replicated from the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France stands firmly in the Christian tradition. It also has broader appeal as an archetypal form.
This public lecture will cover the history of labyrinths in world culture, the Chartres labyrinth specifically and how it serves as a blueprint for transformation in the human psyche and spirit.
Lauren Artress is an ordained Episcopal priest and Honorary Canon of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. She is the author of three books on the labyrinth. Her first book – Walking a Spiritual Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice – was instrumental in launching what is now known as The Labyrinth Movement. In 1995, Lauren created the non-profit Veriditas introducing thousands of labyrinths into churches, hospitals, and other settings thus facilitating the transformation of the human spirit through the labyrinth experience.
Lecture will be hosted on the Chartes-style labyrinth in Kempton Hall at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
Added by Paul Bingman on February 25, 2009