For the Love of Chartres Labyrinth
with Special Guest Robert Ferré
New offering! Immerse yourself in the transcendent archetype of the Chartres Labyrinth as we trace its saga and secrets through stories and studies by modern day disciples.
The most widely recreated and beloved labyrinth today, the Chartres Labyrinth is an exquisite design that has turned around the lives of countless people from all over the world. Inlaid in the Chartres Cathedral in 1200, the labyrinth has been wedded to this beloved pilgrimage site, soaking in that holy space and reflecting its sacred geometry for over 800 years. Join Veriditas Faculty Member Lars Howlett and his mentor Robert Ferré for a deep dive into the history and mystery of the Chartres Labyrinth. We’ll consider its design and variations, as well as how the center rosette and perimeter lunations took labyrinths to a whole new level. Photographs from Chartres and stunning replicas from around the globe will showcase some awe-inspiring renditions of this medieval pattern.
Special guest Robert Ferré is one of the foremost experts on the design having traveled 53 times to Chartres to walk, study, and connect with the cathedral and labyrinth. This survey course was recorded live on Zoom during Veriditas Labyrinth Summer School, July 2021. A comprehensive digital workbook will be provided as a PDF download.
Note: Step-by-step instructions on drawing sacred geometry will not be part of this workshop, though examples of the designs, principles and techniques for creating them will be discussed.
Lars Howlett is a master labyrinth designer and builder creating exact replicas of Classical or Medieval patterns using sacred geometry and firsthand research from historic sites around the world. He is a Veriditas Faculty member and Certified Advanced Facilitator trained by Lauren Artress at Chartres Cathedral and former apprentice to master builder Robert Ferre. For fifteen years, Lars has created labyrinths as interactive art installations, the practice of mindfulnesss and personal transformation. Lars teaches the popular drawing class and construction workshop at Veriditas Summer School each year. Follow his work at www.DiscoverLabyrinths.com and facebook.com/discoverlabyrinths
StartIntroduction and First Impressions (15:21)
StartHistory of Chartres Labyrinth with Robert Ferré (38:08)
StartChartres Labyrinth Design & Variations (17:19)
StartBasic Elements in Creating the Chartres Design (13:10)
StartSacred Geometry of Chartres Labyrinth with Robert Ferré (35:33)
StartMaterials and Methods for Creating the Chartres Labyrinth (29:59)
StartChartres Applications and Exemplary Replicas (29:02)
StartRobert Ferré Encore Presentation (11:08)