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Crown Point Ecology Center participating in World Labyrinth Day

5/1/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

BATH — Crown Point Ecology Center, located at 3220 Ira Road, will participate in the sixth annual World Labyrinth Day May 3.

Crown Point invites all to participate by walking the Crown Point Labyrinth at 1 p.m.

The labyrinth is open to all during daylight hours for quiet presence and meditation any day of the year except on major holidays, according to Crown Point officials.

World Labyrinth Day is an annual global event celebrated each year on the first Saturday in May, sponsored by The Labyrinth Society, an international organization founded in 1998. The Labyrinth Society invites the world to “Walk as One at 1” in an attempt to create a wave of peaceful energy moving around the planet. To participate, people are invited to walk a labyrinth at 1 p.m. in their local time zone.

According to Crown Point officials, while the origin of the labyrinth is unknown, labyrinths have been found all over the world dating from earliest antiquity. Once popular in the Middle Ages, labyrinths have been experiencing a resurgence in popularity, according to Crown Point officials, who added it has become increasingly common to find labyrinths in schools, prisons, parks, hospitals, spas, churches, prisons and retreat centers.

The World Wide Labyrinth Locator, www.labyrinthlocator.com, an online database, lists more than 3,400 labyrinths around the world. Labyrinths are thought to enhance right-brain activity, and uses include problem solving, conflict resolution, walking meditation, modern day pilgrimage and stress management, according to Crown Point officials.

For more information, visit www.crownpt.org.

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