This Labyrinth Pocket Contemplative Tool is slightly smaller than the desktop version. It is a spiritual gift for those who love the labyrinth as a spiritual aid. Using the labyrinth can assist us to address challenges (find our way out of our own labyrinths!), meditate, pray and find peace and serenity. It can be especially meaningful to those experiencing change, indecision, growth, or who are searching for their path.
A Gift for Seekers
The labyrinth is viewed as a metaphor for life’s journey and is a helpful contemplative tool. At 3 inches in diameter, this solid pewter pocket labyrinth is the perfect gift for all those seekers of truth in our lives who have embarked on a journey of self-realization and transformation. This labyrinth is based on the labyrinth in the Cathedral of Chartres.
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.