Walking a Santa Rosa backyard labyrinth. Design by Lea Goode-Harris, Ph.D
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While the origin of the labyrinth is unknown, labyrinths have been found all over the world dating from earliest antiquity. Once popular in the Middle Ages, labyrinths have been experiencing a resurgence in popularity. It has become increasingly common to find labyrinths in schools, prisons, parks, hospitals, spas, churches, and retreat centers. The World Wide Labyrinth Locator, www.labyrinthlocator.com , an online database, lists over 3400 labyrinths around the world.
Tamarindo Labyrinth, Costa Rica, by Ronald Esquivel. Photo Ricardo Pilurzu
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The Labyrinth Society invites the world to "Walk As One at 1' in order to contribute to a wave of peaceful energy moving around the planet. To participate, people are invited to walk a labyrinth at 1:00 p.m. in their local time zone.
Earthworks labyrinth by Alex Champion. Photo: www.CAPavlinac.com
While large group events are planned, no event is too small.
Lily likes to lie in the Labyrinth. Photo: Robin Hansel
In past years, a variety of events have been held at locations worldwide, including the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., churches, and even a maximum-security women's prison. International countries joining the celebration have included: Canada, England, the Bahamas, France, Spain, New Zealand, China, South Africa, and Australia.