Mar 152000

Bob, who visited our practical spirituality forum, says after his first Reiki treatment he gets warm sensations. Also, he has been told to walk in a labyrinth. Is this normal, he asks, and what can he expect? Susan has already assured Bob that things are progressing normally.


And I am truly a-maze-d.

Just before I started my Reiki course I visited Eia’s Spiritual Connection and saw The Labyrinth.

Paid little attention, because I thought the labyrinth was an invention of the English upper classes to cause little lords and ladies to get lost in and miss their tea.

If labyrinths and mazes have often been confused, I am not the only one who did so. Now I know a maze is like a puzzle to be solved. It has twists, turns and blind alleys. Not so a labyrinth! This has only one path – in and out.


Thanks to Bob I spent the morning learning a few things about labyrinths.

Labyrinths are two-dimensional templates used for walking meditation. They are found on the floors of medieval cathedrals and along pilgrim routes. The labyrinth on which Eia invites us to do ‘finger-walking’ is the design from Chartres Cathedral.

There are a number of nice web sites, including one which guides you to build your own labyrinth.


Eia says many healings, answers to questions and overall well-being have been reported as a result of walking in a labyrinth. Must go and tell Bob, and also thank Eia.

  2 Responses to “The Labyrinth”

  1. Please send me the website re labyrinth and particularly the building of a labyrinth.
    sincerely Ciaran Earley

  2. Dear Ciaran,

    Better check up on it at Eia’s Labyrinth page; you’ll also find more references via that page, like The World-Wide Labyrinth Locator.