General Background on Labyrinths

A labyrinth is an ancient circular pattern found in many cultures around the world. In its classical form, this sacred path has one concentric circular path with no possibility of going astray - unlike a maze, there are no dead-ends or false trails in a labyrinth. Labyrinths have been found in almost every spiritual tradition in the past 4000-5000 years in such areas as Egypt, Greece, Italy, France, England, Sweden, Peru and North America.

There is a labyrinth renaissance now in the United States gathering momentum and inspiring many to use this beautiful and powerful spiritual tool. The labyrinth engages the body, mind and spirit through the focused attention needed to walk its twists and turns. Labyrinths are used for calming and releasing distractions, for ritual, celebration, for gaining spiritual insight on questions, prayer, games and dancing.

For information on canvas labyrinths and other resources available for rent please, see our Labyrinth Resources to Rent page. Wisdom Ways also offers the use of our Labyrinth Library of books and videos to read on site or borrow.


The following resources are available to find other labyrinths available to the public:

Labyrinth Resources to Rent

Public labyrinths in the Twin Cities

The Labyrinth Society

World-Wide Labyrinth Locator

Jill Geoffrion's website