Beautiful Seven Circuit Labyrinth University Peace calming centering prayer community.

This is a classical or seven circuit labyrinth, seven concentric circuits lead to the center or goal. This is an ancient design and is found in many cultures around the world, as far back as 4000 years ago. Also known as the Cretan Labyrinth, it is associated with the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and this same design is found on ancient coins from Crete.

Labyrinths have most likely always been used in a spiritual manner. They can create a heightened awareness of the human condition and aid psychological and spiritual growth. To build a labyrinth is to create a sacred space. To walk a labyrinth is to imbue it with power and meaning. The more a labyrinth is used the more powerful it becomes as a symbol of transformation and a focus for meditation. The labyrinth has a long association with Christianity and they are found in historic churches throughout Europe.

Marty’s Work has begun on the Aurora University’s Beautiful outdoor labyrinth! It is going to be a beauty!

This is a classical or seven circuit labyrinth, seven concentric circuits lead to the center or goal. This is an ancient design and is found in many cultures around the world, as far back as 4000 years ago. Also known as the Cretan Labyrinth, it is associated with the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur and this same design is found on ancient coins from Crete.

Labyrinths have most likely always been used in a spiritual manner. They can create a heightened awareness of the human condition and aid psychological and spiritual growth. To build a labyrinth is to create a sacred space. To walk a labyrinth is to imbue it with power and meaning. The more a labyrinth is used the more powerful it becomes as a symbol of transformation and a focus for meditation. The labyrinth has a long association with Christianity and they are found in historic churches throughout Europe.

Thank you to Jeff Saward Labyrinthos for his assistance with this design.

Master Labyrinth Builders Marty and Debi Kermeen share stories of labyrinths, people, communities walking together and they get a standing Ovation in Houston TX. What an honor it was to be asked to be featured presenters for this wonderful group of Labyrinth Folks.

Alatri Carving

Marty has been commissioned by our clients Jon and Sloan Buccola of St. Helena, California to create a hand carved stone sculpture using Iowa Limestone. The sculpture is modelled on the “Christ in the Labyrinth” fresco located in the former church of San Francesco in Alatri, Italy, famous for its monumental city walls.

Once a convent, then a prison and criminal court, the building is now used as a cultural center. During restoration work in 1996, a tunnel was discovered beneath the old church, containing a number of fresco paintings, including a depiction of “Christ in the Labyrinth,” a unicursal labyrinth formed from 12 concentric black circles, with a pathway identical to that of Chartres. Christ appears at the centre, his face bearded and his head surrounded by a halo inscribed with a cross, and wears a tunic and a golden cloak. His right hand, fingers extended in benediction, point to the path of the labyrinth, while his left hand holds a book of scripture.

When found the frescos were in poor condition, but because of their importance the Italian Government commissioned restoration work to be carried out during 2011. This work also confirmed the dating of the frescos, including the labyrinth, to be between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries AD. The renovations have not, however, been able to solve some of the other mysteries surrounding the frescos. The original location and purpose of the frescos is uncertain, as they were not originally situated in a tunnel, as they are now, but were possibly on the wall of a larger chapter room of the monastery.

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Marty has already spent time connecting with the stone to release the image,  leaving this beautiful work of art to inspire future generations.  Keep up to date with this historic and creative endeavor; we will be taking video and photos to share the process! The finished work of art will be placed next to the beautiful paved labyrinth that Marty created at the same property last year.

The best artist has that thought alone
Which is contained within the marble shell;
The sculptor’s hand can only break the spell
To free the figures slumbering in the stone.

– Michelangelo

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Information and photos provided for Labyrinths in Stone by Jeff Saward of Labyrinthos – see “The Alatri Labyrinth Fresco” by Giancarlo Pavat in Caerdroia 40.

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The labyrinth is finished and we have returned to Illinois.  We are so happy to have had the opportunities to see such a beautiful valley and be touched by the nature the land and by the people!

Our clients are thrilled with their labyrinth and we will be returning soon to add to this beautiful and sacred space at “Corkwood” in St Helena CA.

 

 

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MESO Canvas Labyrinth

Just finished painting by hand this cool double path labyrinth. Jeff Saward helped to design this tool that will be used with the Municipal Electric systems of Oklahoma! Yes indeed labyrinths are great for team building and transformational work!

Team Building Labyrinth for Municipal Electric Systems of OK

Team Building Labyrinth for Municipal Electric Systems of OK

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Labyrinth for Healing Steps

This labyrinth came into the world by people coming together! How beautiful…watch this video of the labyrinth we made in Huntsville AL.  What is needed most in today’s world!   Interfaith, Healing, a lasting Prayer Space for all to enjoy!

http://www.waff.com/story/30581867/new-huntsville-prayer-space-aims-for-interfaith-healing

Honey Bee Labyrinth

At last the Honey Bee Labyrinth is complete~Marty was stung only 13 times total in the time he was making it.  The project took longer than we ever anticipated, some days the heat index reached over 100 degrees~  The ground was very hard due to the worst drought in many years…the large stones needed to be hauled then cut and shaped to fit the beautiful feminine design, then placed with care.  But, once again Even the extreme heat and terrible dry conditions did not stop  Marty from his work…or those bees from their work of making delectable Honey~

We have been enjoying some honey from the hives that will be surrounding the labyrinth after the flowers and plants are planted, these are the same hives that Marty has been working around for the past weeks.  Oh it is soooo Yummy, the sweet nectar!  We have been enjoying it very much.  I put it in my tea, on toast, over strawberries and fruit.  I also have used a wee bit on my face with some avocado.  Honey is so sweet, healing and beautiful~  Much like life itself~  Check back soon for photos~and you may even purchase Labyrinth Honey for sale on our website~

What is honey~

Sweet and sticky

Amber in color

With a thick slow texture

The Essence of  flowers filling my senses

The gift of  pollen, made into something beautiful

A blessing from Mother Earth~ abundant and wise~With a great sense of Humor

By: Debi Kermeen

 

Home of Marty and Debi Kermeen Labyrinths in Stone.  We are Labyrinth Builders, presenters, educators, facilitators and Founding members of The International Labyrinth Society.

We have created paver art from coast to coast for over 25 years; our first labyrinth project was completed in 1998 in Naperville, Illinois. That started us on the twisting, turning journey of the labyrinth…

Making the most labyrinths has never been our goal. Creating beautiful labyrinths, with intention that are precise works of art that withstands the test of time, is our passion.

Our labyrinth creations can be found in cathedrals, churches, hospitals, cancer centers, public parks, schools, universities, museums & private residences.

The labyrinths we create do not come in a kit. Labyrinths In Stone custom design and hand craft each labyrinth to fit the individual needs, space and budget requirements of our clients.

Marty Kermeen is the master sculptor and labyrinth builder who creates these beautiful labyrinths, which are recognized as some of the most beautiful and long-lasting available. They have been featured worldwide in magazines, books and TV, including HGTV, Time Magazine, and on the cover of Jeff Saward’s book “Labyrinths & Mazes.”

Explore our website to see details of our labyrinths throughout the USA.
Marty has carved three-dimensional images of nature since childhood and has recently started working in natural stone and incorporating his work into our labyrinth projects. He completed “Dance of the Cranes,” a relief carving featuring life-size Sandhill Cranes, in 2008.

We thrive on the creative process… whether it be creating labyrinth art, sculptures, workshops, or teaching about labyrinths and sacred geometry.

Bring us your ideas and let’s create a project that will leave a long-lasting, beautiful mark on the planet for future generations to enjoy!