Creative Labyrinths & An Unexpected Rediscovery

Winding through the back-roads of Marin County, CA the unfamiliar terrain all of a sudden became familiar and I found the turnoff that led us to one of my first labyrinth installations, twenty-two years ago.

It has been many years since I stood in this spot. To see that this labyrinth is still on the land, settled now and part of the hardscape with hundreds of footsteps before me, I was in complete awe.

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 Woodacre Classical Labyrinth October 1996

Woodacre Classical Labyrinth October 1996

The stones are now nestled into the earth… the path is worn and terraced in places that were once part of a smooth knoll. There is a deepness to this place that settles into the bones and cells of your being. The quiet and expansiveness of nature here in the twists and turns and surrounding area is a wellspring of vibrant life. Many lizards watched me wind my way to the center and back out again.

When we were leaving we met with a couple who live in the hillside community. They have been coming and walking this labyrinth for years and have attended ceremonies there as well. They let us know that it is still well used by all of the surrounding neighbors.

 Google Earth aerial photo 2018

Google Earth aerial photo 2018

 Photo from 1996 soon after completion.

Photo from 1996 soon after completion.

It was truly an amazing day of rediscovery…

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This Classical design has an expanded center to hold multiple people. It is approximately forty-five feet in diameter with an eight-foot center. I was assisted in this private installation by the property owner, my women’s group- The Madrinas and classmates from my graduate class at The Institute of Imaginal Studies/Meridian University.

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