For the first time ever, we are making our labyrinth creator’s manuals available for FREE during the covid 19 crisis. Our hope is that individuals and families sheltered at home will find creating a walking labyrinth to be a fun and enjoyable project to do. Theses manuals normally sell for between $16 and $22, but are available for free now. Download any of the manuals by clicking the links below.
ROMAN LABYRINTH CREATOR’S MANUAL
11 page, step-by-step Roman labyrinth manual with color diagrams, for designing various sizes of the ancient 8-walled Roman labyrinth pattern (also known as the House of Theseus design).
This design is an angular version of the Cretan, revived by labyrinth enthusiasts from the face of ancient Roman coins. It connects with the masculine energies found in both males and females. While the Cretan design takes you on a free-flowing journey throughout its’ pattern,the Roman design has you finish a particular quarter of the design before it takes you into the next quarter (all four quarters are journeyed through in progression before reaching the center.) This is often referred to as linear or straight-line thinking. Interestingly, this is also the way Romans laid out their cities. The Roman labyrinth manual guides you through the process of laying out and building this ancient design and makes this process as simple as possible.
CRETAN LABYRINTH CREATOR’S MANUAL
The Cretan manual is a 14 page, step by step guide with color diagrams, for designing various sizes of 7-Circuit, Classical, stone and mulch Cretan labyrinths. The Cretan manual is especially good for groups to be able to lay out this design and quickly construct.
The Cretan labyrinth is one of the oldest (4000 years or more), simplest and most widely used labyrinth pattern in the world. It’s name was derived from an early representation on the Isle of Crete. It is also referred to as the Classical 7-Circuit design and can be used as a template for the seven major energy centers of the physical body known as Chakras. Understanding the quality of each of these energy centers as it relates to a specific path or circuit on the design, assists you to consciously gain insight into and ferret out answers to the complexities of life. The Cretan looks like the cross section of a human brain and has therefore been used effectively to assist those with Dyslexia, ADHD, neurological disorders etc. Let this Cretan manual guide you in the building process of this design in a clear, easy, step-by-step manner.
SIMPLE CHARTRES LABYRINTH CREATOR’S MANUAL
19 page, step-by-step instruction manual with color diagrams, for designing various sizes of outdoor, Simple Chartres labyrinth designs (also known as the Dromenon pattern). This pattern lacks the religious symbolism found in the full Chartres Cathedral design (such as the rosette in the center and the lunations) so is a popular choice for creator’s looking for a secular choice that still has the look and feel of the Chartres design.
Sharing the identical walking path, the Simple Chartres design predates the Chartres pattern and may have been developed by the Druids who used it in various healing and spiritual growth ceremonies. With its freedom from both the design complexities and religious symbolism of the Chartres pattern, the Simple Chartres design is a popular choice among labyrinth enthusiasts when creating a walking labyrinth design intended for a secular audience. Many create prayer gardens near the design to add greater peace and significance for those coming off the Simple Chartres labyrinth, giving them a true respite from the everyday.