For the Love of Classical Labyrinths
with Special Guest Richard Feather Anderson
Deepen your connection and appreciation for the Classical Labyrinth—the great grandmother of all labyrinths!
The Classical pattern is the oldest and simplest form of a labyrinth, treasured by a wide variety of cultures and traditions over the past four to six-thousand years. A survey of its design gets us in touch with the archetypal roots of all labyrinths and a better understanding of the basic ingredients that evoke ‘the labyrinth experience’. In this online workshop organized by Veriditas Faculty member Lars Howlett we will delight in the history, evolution, and application of the Classical Labyrinth. Learn the ins and outs of its sacred geometry and symbolism including how it reflects the basic patterns of life, a journey through the chakras, and the four directions. We’ll contemplate the many Classical variations such as the Chakra-vyuha, Baltic Wheel, and Man in the Maze with photographs of stunning examples from around the world.
Special guest Richard Feather Anderson will share his passion for the design which he has studied in-depth since 1982 as one of the early pioneers of the Labyrinth Revival. The workshop was presented 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 the labyrinths will not be part of this workshop, though variations of the design and tools 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 Labyrinth Tasting (13:37)
StartSeed Patterns and Historical Variations (38:45)
StartPrecision Designs and Baltic Wheel Variations (18:43)
StartSacred Geometry with Richard Feather Anderson (32:23)
StartCreating Classical Labyrinths (23:18)
StartA Walk through the Chakras with Richard Feather Anderson (32:46)
StartExemplary Classical Labyrinths (22:30)
StartQuestion and Answer Session (18:19)