Labyrinth: Illuminating the Inner Path

Labyrinth: Illuminating the Inner Path

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By (author) Brian Draper

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  • Publisher: Lion Books
  • Format: Hardback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 162mm x 10mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0745955088
  • ISBN 13: 9780745955087
  • Illustrations note: Colour photographs and illustrations
  • Sales rank: 201,653

Product description

Mysterious and alluring, labyrinths have been in use for over 4,000 years as a means of exploring one's spiritual journey, searching for meaning and guidance. The labyrinth is a universal or 'one-path' design - not like a maze, where there are decisions to be made and you can be tricked - but a path laid out before you, much like our own spiritual paths, to which we must surrender, following God's guidance. Christian labyrinths date back to the 4th century (in Algeria), although the most famous instances came later (e.g. Chartres in the 13th century). Recent years have seen a revival of interest in this practice as a powerful physical recreation of the inner life. This small format hardback book - illustrated with labyrinths from different designs, locations and ages - is an inspiring, meditative guide to this ancient and modern spiritual practice.

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Author information

Brian Draper runs Echosounder, a consultancy which works with leaders and organizations to nurture their spiritual intelligence. He regularly contributes to "Thought for the Day" on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4. He is the inspirational author of Labyrinth and Spiritual Intelligence and his work has been acclaimed by Oliver James and Douglas Coupland.

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"A gem: packed full of practical suggestions which readers will find hard to ignore and written in a down-to-earth style." --"Bookseller" on "Spiritual Intelligence"