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Path of Peace and Magic: World Labyrinth Day, May 4

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Ronald Esquivel is a labyrinth builder in Costa Rica. His Labyrinth of the Earth is located in the park El Prado in Curridabat, and is always open to those wishing to walk it.


Labyrinth of the Earth by Ronald Esquivel by Ronald Esquivel



Labyrinth of the Earth by Ronald Esquivel by Ronald Esquivel


Ronald notes, "It's called "the Earth' to honor Gaia, our mother, from which we were created and where we can create 'the life of my dreams.'"


Labyrinth of the Earth by Ronald Esquivel by Ronald Esquivel


Ronald says, "From the geometric perspective, your starting point is the egg shape, a figure whose power is to contain everything inside, like the circle, but with a gesture of expansion, reproduction. Its shape indicates that the transformation process is to create something new."


Drawing the egg shape in the Labyrinth of the Earth by Ronald Esquivel


In this diagram, Ronald shows how he constructed the egg-shape from the foundation of the vesica pisces figure.
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Divine Feminine Labyrinth at Stillwaters Studios, designed by Meryl Ann Butler by Stillwaters Studios


Stillwaters Studios' pair of labyrinths in northern Virginia have been used in weddings, rituals, drumming, coaching sessions, and music celebrations. (http://www.stillwaters-studios.com) The "Divine Feminine" labyrinth is inset deeply into Mother Earth.

The "Divine Masculine" labyrinth is encircled by tree stumps, rescued from a felled, century-old, scarlet oak that stood in front of Unity of Fairfax, VA. It has been lovingly nicknamed, "Stumphenge."


Divine Masculine labyrinth (Stumphenge) designed by Meryl Ann Butler (detail) by Jeff Wolf and Mary Shapiro



"Stumphenge" at Stillwaters Studios by Meryl Ann Butler
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Stillwaters Studios is a residential recording studio "with state of the art equipment dedicated to recording music with a positive message of peace and goodwill for all ages, races and faiths." On WLD, the labyrinths at Stillwaters will be open to the public by appointment from 12:30 pm - 7 pm, weather permitting. (More info at: http://www.stillwaters-studios.com/events/)

Stillwaters Foundation (501c3) hosts monthly positive music concerts and an annual Positive Music Festival in Marshall, VA, during which these two labyrinths are open for walking. The 2013 Positive Music Festival is on Sat., June 22. 


Use of Intuipath labyrinths lessens ADHD behaviors by Relax 4 Life


A recent study shows that ADHD subjects using Relax4Life's "Intuipath" -- a mirror-image, double finger labyrinth -- showed a significant drop in ADHD behaviors. Relax4Life has pioneered the development of unique labyrinth products for use in therapeutic settings.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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