overview of sorts.
Well the sad news is that the Labyrinth at Labyrinth Springs no longer exists as a physical creation.
It does however still exist as an energy form and continues to enhance the area to this day........
In due course there will be cast in bronze versions (and maybe
other materials) suitable for wall hangings or as Finger Labyrinths,
particularly good set in tables methinks. The beauty of a finger
Labyrinth is that it can be "walked", so to speak, with a finger tip
and similar results can be experienced to actually walking it, mileage
will vary on this aspect but at the very least it can be extremely
calming, hypnotic just looking at the pattern......
Feel free to contact me about them..... I want the design to continue being of assistance.
I am tempted to answer "Don't ask me, I only made it and keep the gate." For so it seemed...
There is probably no real satisfactory answer to this but walking it gave onean experiencial understanding / a knowing of it's value.
For me, in part it, ended as a way of reaching out and communicating, adding something of value.
THE RIPPLES SPREAD OUT AND TOUCH US ALL.
It is the experience of the walk itself that gives us the clues as to why these forms have been around for such a long time.
Much meaning and significance can be attributed to any particular design, but ultimately it is down to you.
Maybe you should find a Labyrinth and walk it, gain a sense of their magic.
Otherwise all this is just words.
particular design is new to the world and incorporates one of the most
basic, yet potent forms we choose to identify with, the spiral. Continuous movement in and through, bi-directional, life, death, re-birth.
In this case it is also representative of the large energy spirals / forms present at
Labyrinth Springs, energies strong enough to break dowsing sticks.
Above all, I take it as a symbol of the inter-action between ALL THAT IS.
The ebbs an flows of creation that we call our lives.
To my perception Labyrinths benefits all who walk them,
be it in subtle ways or stunningly in your face as some have found.
It was extraordinarily easy to create in a sense, despite a degree of mowing tedium. It was like I had already made it,
the design just flowed out, even allowing for my tendency to fiddle and adjust.
It feels like I have done it before, nothing like a bit of added mystery to something.
all came about because I had seen a small GENESA CRYSTAL and found it
oddly attractive, definite intimations of unusual properties in what
little literature I could find, as well as the actual feelings I was
getting from it.....
I never seemed
to get around to making one to explore, all talk I was. Then it came to
me that I should build a big one that you could get inside and
really feel. Talked about that a lot if I remember rightly but
never did anything about it.
Some time later
I was visiting a good friend of mine, Adriana, and a book on the table
"insisted" I go and pick it up, I did and everything fell
into place with a flash of prophetic insight. The book was
called, "Mazes and Labyinths Of the World".......
obvious, (at least at that moment), a big Genesa Crystal
had to go in the middle of a Labyrinth! The rest is history.
I turned up back
at home just as Marie was telling someone I would probably turn up with
some "crazy idea about mowing a path around the
property or something", is that psychic or what? Little did
she know what it would develop into.
Go here for a little more depth to the physicality of it's creation.
despite comments like "Why are you doing this? What are you going to do
with it?", Marie was always first to walk any new section as soon as it
was made. When queried about it all on completion, and
"Should I let it grow out now?", I got a very definite "NO!
It's just WONDERFUL". Despite 35 kilometers of mowing a month I'm still inclined to think so myself as well.....
Curious things were observed to happen just after it was
completed. For instance our two pigeons suddenly discovered
flight, until then they had only ever flown down from the roof for food
and back up again, seriously that was all they had done.
The morning I put the Genesa Crystal in and completed the Labyrinth
they flew continously for twenty minutes, (that I saw), clockwise
around the main body of the Labyrinth, centering on the Genesa
Crystal. Now you can't see the labyrinth from the house, and they
have never done it since, or ever gone anywhere else for
that matter. What were they seeing??
noticed a change in behaviour in a lot of travelling larger
birds, ie. migrating, food runs from the coast etc,
they were now flying over the top of the Labyrinth, often changing
course there. They used to fly up the river bed, yet the
Labyrinth was only visible from directly above and somehow they sensed
it from afar.
Genesa Crystal seems to "squirm" at times, there have been
"blobs" of red light, halos, odd optical effects and time
distortions. All purely subjective of course......
The Labyrinth was dedicated on the spring equinox of 1999, and a public ceremony was held a couple of days later.
The centre of the big circle is the focus where the Genesa Crystal resides.
made with a long bit of string, many bits of stick, a
lawnmower, lots of persistence and a vague wishing I could
remember some high school math formula's. It is quite big , the
path being about 2.2 kilometers long in total, it took about 30
minutes to walk in actual time, quite something else in percieved
time depending on where your head was at.
point is at the bottom, (of the plan), and you take the first
turn right, with the path circling around to the head section,
down through right-hand spiral then the left-hand spiral and into the
main body. Once at the focus and time spent at the Genesa Crystal
it was a short walk out. It differs from many labyrinths in that the
path is a journey "through" rather than a "there and back experience"
it could be taken as a representation of lifes journey, rather
than just an aspect of it. A short journey into the centre and
back could be done if one just wants to meditate in the Genesa Crystal.
LOOKS LIKE A LOT OF WORK DOESN'T IT
Surprisingly enough it only took about 2.5 hours per week to do basic
maintainence. I used two mowers, one for the path and a
re-modelled contraption for the raised section. Visually amazing as the
whole thing can be, (particularly when freshly mowed), you
really have to question the sanity of someone who CHOOSES to do this,
(even I wonder at times). One of my explanations is that it guaranteed
I got some exercise.
And then I walked it on an apricot sunset evening, or in the magic of a full moon night, JUST STUNNING!
grass labyrinth you might well ask? Try contemplating making
2.2k's of stone path, or mounding, plus maintainence, it
just doesn't bear thinking about, particularly when in the first
instance you want a labyrinth NOW. The section between the paths
developed quite a dense body over the first year or two, and
continued to build. Mowing each week guarantees some attention and on
balance, spreading the labour in weekly 2.5 hour lots is quite an
some of you may not realize is that the grass there was somewhat
vigorous, dense, just about unstoppable, and quickly
self repairing as I discovered.....
the first winter the neighbour had a herd of dairy cows escape,
they charged straight down the road ignoring all options except those
leading to the labyrinth, some 2 kilometers distant from the
breakout. I lost my cool in a MAJOR way, the Labyrinth had been
looking the best it had EVER looked. The poor guy on the
motorbike roaring all over the Labyrinth trying to round them up, took
one look at me and wouldn't stop for some reason..............
When I cooled down, I was amazed at how little damage was done
considering the softness of the ground. It was winter, the
grass wasn't growing, but it did put a growth spurt on and self
healed after we filled the holes. Can't blame the cows, they just took
the first opportunity to visit the nicest feeling place for miles.
"I just feel so peacefull after that"
"But it only seemed like a few minutes........ timeless"
"When I got to the end of the first lot of spirals I just felt like dancing. So I did."
"I could feel my mother walking with me, and could hear children laughing. She's been gone for years now.
It was wonderful."
"My son is autistic and he says it balanced him, and I feel it has brought us closer together."
"Did you know there is a blanket of healing energy right over it?"
"Well it's just big circles in a fields isn't it? I do feel pretty charged up though."
From 3 nine year olds, -- "We have heard some pretty weird stuff about this thing and thought we had better
check it out. It's really cool and they're right it just makes you feel good."
"Is that thing in
the middle supposed to move like that, sort of twisting?
Looks pretty solid to me, how can it do that?"
"Did you know my husband need a double hip operation. He walked it easily."
So you get the
picture, labyrinths can be useful as well as interesting to walk.
Personally I use it to get good ideas and "sort things out". I
don't "see"energy like some do, but it quite uncanny to feel there is
someone unseen walking with you, or walking "through" something. One
thing for sure is that it amplifies the wonderful energy of the
property, you could just about bottle it with it being so
And then stories
like this filter back:- "My friends sister came and walked your
Labyrinth. Now this woman has leukemia and a heart
condition, and would normally find physical exertion
impossible, even relatively short walks. However she made
it around your Labyrinth and the next day did a spring clean in all the
kitchen cupboards. A task that would have literally killed her
On the opening
day we had 32 people present, we decided to do an ancient Hathor
chant, led by Neil, while we were circled around the Genesa
Crystal. Lovely harmonics from the group, when we
stopped, it continued from somewhere above......... twice.
Methinks I will have to create another
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