This Labyrinth Desktop Contemplative Tool is a Christian gift for all those experiencing a time of change, indecision, growth, and hunger for meaning in their lives. The labyrinth is viewed as a metaphor for Life’s journey. It offers lessons as we walk the path. Walking the labyrinth can assist us to address challenges, meditate, pray and find peace and serenity. At 4.5 inches in diameter, this solid pewter contemplative tool is the perfect gift for all those seekers of truth in our lives who have embarked on an inward journey of self-realization and transformation or on an outward journey in search of faith, meaning, and enlightenment. The labyrinth was found in the Catherdral of Chartres.
A Christian Gift for Seekers
The labyrinth is one way to meditate. We can examine and question radically the labyrinth of our own faith and beliefs, as well as the labyrinth of philosophies and sources of wisdom, but always with the conviction that Christ is our companion on this journey. This is a gift perfect for all occassions and stages of life.
The Labyrinth in History
This depiction of the labyrinth from the cathedral of Chartres is perhaps the best-known example of a symbol with a very long history. Already in antiquity there were labyrinths: round, square, octagonal, or oval. Christians often incorporated these forms in their churches and even carved them into church floors. The earliest example from 324 A.D. is to be found in the ancient Roman church of St. Reparata in Algeria. The labyrinth in the cathedral of Chartres is modeled on the geometry of the circle, the symbol of eternity for Christians. The way through the labyrinth, at first opaque and contradictory, courses in its own rhythm and structure through a six-petaled rose (a symbol of perfection), arriving at the center of life, which is, for Christians, encounter with God.