Glastonbury Labyrinth

Glastonbury Tercentennial Labyrinth
~ St. John the Baptist Church, High Street,Glastonbury, England * ~

While backpacking around England during the Summer of 2011 I had the pleasure to walk this labyrinth sitting in the Churchyard of St. John the Baptist Church off High Street downtown Glastonbury. It is a carved grass labyrinth made of seven circuit designs – and the path is delineated by blue lias stonework locally mined and the same from Glastonbury Tor.

This Labyrinth has no ancient roots or historic origins, it was a communal creation done in 2007 by students from St. Dunstan’s school and incorporated volunteers from the community varying in spiritual persuasion and walks of life.

The Labyrinth project came from the local geomancer and author Sig Lonegren. He proposed it in 2002 to mark the 300th year of a very important event in Glastonbury’s history. They founded a committee and discussed various sites but were turned down by objections from residents near the sites. The Reverend Maxine Marsh talked to her congregation about placing it in the Churchyard and was approved. Once constructed, they hosted a simple and meaningful interfaith ceremony weaving Christian and Celtic symbolism in blessing the four quarters.

Rated: 4 of 5 stars. Visited 8/1/2011. ~ Review by Leaf McGowan/Thomas Baurley, Technogypsie Productions ~

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