About the Labyrinth
Labyrinth is an ancient symbolic path with healing
and spiritual significance. The Cretan pattern dates
back to the third millennium B.C.E. and has been
used within many cultures and spiritual traditions
throughout the planet.
labyrinths represent life's journey or spiritual
pilgrimage. Walking the labyrinth
often produces a calming, centering feeling.
labyrinths have been categorized as a type of maze,
unlike mazes they usually have 5, 7, 9, or 11
circuits. There are no wrong turns in the labyrinths
path. It is a single pathway that winds in and out
clockwise, then counter- clockwise to the center and
then out again.
walking, this alternating balancing motion can calm
and quiet one's body, mind, and spirit often
inducing a receptive state for meditation and
contemplation in the center of the labyrinth.
The labyrinth in Sayville is called the Peace
Labyrinth. Built in 2003, it was designed, laid out,
and financed by Marianne Fulfaro and dedicated to
her parents, Carlo and Carmela Annunziato.
The labyrinth is a seven circuit, Mini-Chartres
design. It is constructed of paving stones with red
gravel pathways. The design in the center welcomes
you with open arms.
The labyrinth is open to the public.
There are full
moon labyrinth walks available from March to
December. For more information about the labyrinth
at The Common Ground contact:
Barbara Fitzpatrick at email@example.com
For more information on labyrinths on Long Island
Marianne Fulfaro at firstname.lastname@example.org