The Classical Labyrinth

This 7 ring design is as old as civilization itself. It has been found on many artefacts from archeological sites in all parts of the world.  To lay out this design in your garden, follow these instructions.

Stage 1
Mark out a cross on the ground. Mark out four ‘L’ shapes as indicated and four points also as indicated. Make the spacing approximately 18 inches between the lines
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Stage 2
From the topmost point of the cross mark out a semi-circle as indicated to join onto the topmost point of the upper right ‘L’ shape
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Stage 3
From the topmost point of the upper left ‘L’ shape mark out another semi-circle, parallel to the first, to join onto the point at the top right
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Stage 4
From the point at top left, again mark out a Semi-circle (shown as a dotted line for clarity), making sure that it runs parallel to the previous semi-circles, and join onto the lower leg of the ‘L’ at top right
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Stage 5
Continue to mark out further partial-circles as shown, connecting point ‘a’ to ‘a’, point ‘b’ to ‘b’, point ‘c’ to ‘c’, always making sure that each new line runs parallel to the previous semi-circles
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Stage 6
Mark out the final two part-circles as shown, connecting point ‘d’ to ‘d’ and point ‘e’ to ‘e’, keeping the lines parallel to the previously laid out lines.
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The original layout (from Stage 1) is shown marked in red as a guide to how the whole shape has been developed

Once these last two lines have been drawn, the final layout should look like the labyrinth shown at the head of the page
The overall width will be 22′ 6″ (if the lines are spaced at 18″ centres)

Dedicated to Rossa; walking the labyrinth will help to uncoil your Kundalini energy.

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1 comment for “The Classical Labyrinth

  1. January 18, 2011 at 05:44

    Thanks, JD, for that. I’ll get out the back and start laying mine now.

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