This set of two Chartres miniPaths are inlaid into highly durable, food grade plastic and are miniature replicas of our 18″ Chartres finger labyrinth design.
A miniPath® functions in much the same way as a finger labyrinth, (to further relaxation, meditation & prayer) except you use a stylus rather than a finger to move through the design (the paths are too narrow for a finger to use). They are designed to fit in a pocket, purse, briefcase or sit on a desktop. Whether at home, work, school, in a car, train or airplane, this set of two Chartres miniPaths are ready to use anytime for greater relaxation, personal focus and guidance. Included with each miniPath® is a stylus, velour carrying pouch (which doubles as a non-sliding surface on which to rest the miniPath®), information card about the design and directions for use.
During the 13th century, this design was inlaid into the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France. It was adopted by the church during the Middle Ages as a substitute for the physical pilgrimage early Christians made to Jerusalem. The 11 circuits & center may represent the 12 apostles. There are 113 teeth known as “lunations” which adorn the outside of the pattern and many believe the ancients used these lunations as a sundial in order to determine the lunar feast of Easter. The center area (rosette) is a six-petaled rose that some believe represents the Virgin Mary or cosmologically, the six kingdoms of existence; mineral, plant, animal, human, angelic, divine. It is thought that by spending time in a petal representing a kingdom that embodies a quality that you are trying to emulate (i.e. the mineral and plant kingdoms teach us patience), you will come to better understand that quality. This labyrinth frequently takes you close to the center and then back towards the outside of the design. This pattern can represent coming close to and moving away from your personal, transformative center, a place of intense knowing and change.