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Walking through a labyrinth feels like moving along in a “vortex” toward inner understanding of each person’s personal path. Each year the class or group lays its own labyrinth. Creating and/or walking a labyrinth, with its spiral geometric shapes, has the potential to shift the perspective of those who work on it


  1. Research labyrinth all over the world. Why were labyrinths made? What was their function for the community? What different types of labyrinths have you been able to discover?
  2. Interview an owner of a labyrinth in your local area. Ask about the motivation why the labyrinth was made, how the place for the labyrinth was chosen, and ask about development of the implementation (materials, type of labyrinth).
  3. Lay the stones or sprinkle the lime in a labyrinth pattern (see examples).
  4. Make sure the paths are wide enough to walk comfortably.
  5. Note that the circles do not close themselves.
  6. Lay the opening to the east.
  7. Place a small (symbolic) object in the center.
  8. Make sure the labyrinth does not cross existing paths of animals and people.
  9. Finally, have students slowly and meditatively walk in and out of the labyrinth.

Tip: if there is no space in the school to make a labyrinth, you could also have a finger labyrinth designed. this is a labyrinth made on a wooden board or cardboard. Through relief, you can follow the labyrinth with your finger.



Creating a labyrinth together using the science of the mind and following prescribed geometric shapes.

Learning Outcomes

To (learn to) see reality from a spiral perspective, looking at our inner and outer world.


Sufficient space to build a labyrinth (diameter of about ten meters). Sufficient stones or white powder, such as lime or flour.


Ask students what it was like to collectively build such an intuitive art object. And what did they experience as they walked the labyrinth? What were they thinking about while walking?


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