The Multicultural Tradition of the Labyrinth

From Celtic and Jewish cultures and as a Wiccan symbol, the labyrinth has a rich history that spans many cultures.

Designed by Sharon Brady, the Cretan-style labyrinth at St. Gabriel’s Monastery in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania (opposite), consists of sand-filled paths within the lawn. The indoor labyrinth of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco (above and below) is a replica of Chartres’ eleven-circuit pattern.
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