In this guest lecture from Labyrinth Summer School X, Robert Ferré explores the mysteries of Chartres Cathedral with a special emphasis on the beloved labyrinth there. Robert led the first Veriditas pilgrimages to Chartres in 1996 and 97 and has been 53 times to study the history and design of the cathedral. In this one hour lecture he discusses the history of the cathedral, the basics of Sacred Geometry, and the symbolism of the labyrinth. Some commonly held assertions are revealed as fiction and, as Robert says, sometimes the true stories are even more fantastic!
Robert Ferre worked for 17 years as a full-time labyrinth maker. He invented many of the tools and techniques currently used today. He has been involved in all aspects of labyrinths, including research, writing, editing, training, lecturing, and building. He has served as builder or consultant for major labyrinths in the United States and abroad.