Labyrinth = Peace?


I don’t know about you guys but the thought of walking a labyrinth would not quiet my mind, it’d drive me crazy looking for a way out. Or am I taking this too literally…?

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  • It’s just a pattern on the floor you follow from beginning to end. A meditative thing–not a maze.

  • Neopagan & Druid traditions use this motif as a meditative device as well.

  • Kind of like the check out line at the Petworth Safeway.

  • The Washington Cathedral has a labyrinth walk the last Tuesday of the month, often with harp or Native American flute music. Very peaceful and relaxing!

  • Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is often designed without dead ends. It’s made specifically for peripatetic and meditative pacing within a relatively small area. So, yes, it can be a peaceful experience.

  • It would be more peaceful without those freaky Fireys. Please, David Bowie, I just want my baby brother back.

  • haha wandering and anon 12:42. And i’ve always wondered about this place when i walk by. thanks for featuring.

  • I’ve gone through a couple of those corn mazes, and you’re right, it can be a maddening experience. Some of them are seriously hard to navigate, and I could see where it wouldn’t be a good place for someone prone to panic in that sort of situation.

  • It is a very peaceful experience. My parents used to have one on their farm- we’d walk it every night to relax.

    I think this is pretty cool, as long as there are not hordes of people walking at one time. That would just take all of the relaxation out of it…

  • There is another cool labyrinth in the newish Georgetown waterfront park. It is outside(obviously) around 33rd and K.

  • As long as there’s no minotaur there, it should be all right.

  • saf

    PoP, did you go inside? It’s a GORGEOUS little church. And on Tuesdays they have very nice lunchtime concerts.

  • You should mention that this labyrinth is at the Church of the Epiphany, on G St NW between 13th and 14th Streets. The church does a lot of outreach in the downtown area, including to downtown workers and the homeless. There is also a great free concert series every Tuesday at noon.

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