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Judith Joyce (http://www.journeybeyondbelief.com) creates onsite labyrinths for public and private use, in addition to three canvas labyrinths for conference presentations, workshops and ceremonies throughout the United States and abroad.

An interfaith minister, she often performs weddings in a labyrinth such as the one pictured here, a 3-circuit classical labyrinth created for the event.  Judith used fall foliage garlands to outline the Classical labyrinth design, and placed pumpkins at the entrance and in the center.  Since the Massachusetts couple's favorite season is Autumn, they chose Vermont at peak foliage time for their wedding.

Judith will offer labyrinth walks at the New World Fair at the Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA, Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17, 2009, and will speak on "Labyrinths: Paths to Peace and Transformation" at 2 pm each day. She will also offer a cancer survivor walk at 3 pm Saturday, and a Walk for World Peace at 3 pm Sunday.

The author's birdseed labyrinth.

The author's 21-foot diameter, classical seven-circuit bird seed labyrinth was first created on Oct. 31, 2007, to honor the popular Mexican holiday Dios de Los Muertos, the time of the thin veil between this world and beyond. It's been recreated as needed, as weather or aviary celebrants disperse the seed, (Cost: $2.79 for birdseed. Value: Priceless!)

Cretan labyrinth. Flags. West Coast Dowsers Conference, 2008. Alex Champion.

Cretan Earthworks labyrinth in frost by Alex Champion.

Contemporary Labyrinths

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Santa Rosa Labyrinth design.

Contemporary labyrinths include original new designs, such as the Santa Rosa Labyrinth and Earthworks labyrinths.

Dr. Lea Goode-Harris

Dr. Lea Goode-Harris holds a Ph. D. in psychology and is the creatrix of the popular Santa Rosa labyrinth design, and founder of the Santa Rosa Labyrinth Foundation. http://www.srlabyrinthfoundation.com

Lea Goode-Harris at the center of the American Psychological Association's  Green-Roof Santa Rosa Labyrinth in Washington D.C.
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Snoopy Labyrinth by Lea Goode-Harris.

Lea also created the original design for the Snoopy Labyrinth for the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, CA.

Alex Champion among the flowers of a earthwork

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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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I discovered that there are 10 labyrinths within 1... by Gail Davis on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 3:02:41 PM
I hope you had a great walk!... by Meryl Ann Butler on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 3:40:46 PM
Because a labyrinth is not a maze, as Meryl Ann ... by Amara Rose on Saturday, May 2, 2009 at 4:25:16 PM
there had been a labyrinth in the jardin in San Mi... by Jan Baumgartner on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 3:05:15 PM
Thanks, Jan!It's not hard to make a labyrinth,... by Meryl Ann Butler on Sunday, May 3, 2009 at 3:46:12 PM