Religious Life Council
The Religious Life Council and the Chaplain's Office of Elon University
are bringing a labyrinth to campus on May 13-15, 1-8 p.m. daily. This
will be installed in McKinnon Hall at the Moseley Center.
The Religious Life Council includes representation from each of the nine
Religious Life organizations. The council meets monthly to plan campus-wide
events and to encourage groups to support one another in their individual
Walking the Labyrinth
The labyrinth is an archetypal form found all over the world. The one
visiting Elon is patterned after one found in Chartres Cathedral in France.
It is a pattern to be walked, but unlike a maze, has no dead ends. The
path leads to the center of the pattern, perhaps representative of our
this walk at Elon? In a time and culture that is poor in rituals that
touch us deeply -- a culture that is overwhelmed with noise and busy dailyness -- the labyrinth addresses persons' thirst for a spirituality that enhances
the joy and wonder of life. In "Walking a Sacred Path," Dr.
Lauren Artress says this experience offers "a tool to guide healing,
deepen self-knowledge, and empower creativity. Walking the labyrinth clears
the mind and gives insight into the spiritual journey
It gives us
time and space to see our life in the context of a path, a pilgrimage."
The labyrinth is, in short, a meditative exercise, but one that is extremely
personal. There is no prescribed learning or outcome. There is only the
silence and the walk in which we may visit the deep need for largeness
in our lives.
Please plan to take advantage of this inward journey, to come and experience
this silent, calming and ancient way of deepening the life experience.
In the busy days of a college student, what greater gift to claim than