Well the sad news is that the Labyrinth at Labyrinth Springs no longer exists as a physical
creation. It does however still exist as a very tangible energy form and continues to enhance
the area to this day........
The following pages are pretty much as I wrote them years ago and yet to this day the whole
process could have all been yesterday.
So why build it??
I am tempted to answer "Don't ask me, I only made it and keep the gate" for so it
seemed..... but waffle words aside, there is probably no real satisfactory answer to this but
walking it gave one an experiencial understanding, a knowing of value. For me, in part, it
ended as a way of reaching out and communicating, adding something of value within my
own personal expansion.
The ripples spread out and touch us all.
It is the experience of the walk itself that gives us the clues as to why these various forms have been around for such a long
time. Much meaning and significance can be attributed to any particular design, but ultimately it is down to you as it is
something one experiences rather than talks about. Maybe you should find a Labyrinth and walk it, gain a sense of their
magic, otherwise all this is just words.
This particular design was new to the world and incorporates one of the most basic, yet potent forms we choose to identify
with, the spiral. Continuous movement in and through, bi-directional, life, death, re-birth in all it’s permutations.
In this case it is also representative of the large energy spiral forms present at Labyrinth Springs, energies strong enough to
break dowsing sticks.... several times.
Above all, I take it as a symbol of the inter-action between ALL THAT IS and that which defines all that is with the
attendant understandings. The ebbs and flows of creation that we call our lives.
To my perception Labyrinths benefits all who walk them, be it in subtle ways or stunningly in your face as some have found.
It was extraordinarily easy to create in a sense, despite a degree of mowing tedium. It was like I had already made it, the
design just flowed out, even allowing for my tendency to fiddle and adjust. It feels like I have done it before, so there is
nothing like a bit of added mystery to ponder.........
It all came about because I had seen a small GENESA CRYSTAL and found it oddly attractive, definite intimations of unusual
properties in what little literature I could find, as well as the actual feelings I was experiencing from it.....
I never seemed to get around to making one to explore, all talk I was. Then it came to me that I should build a big one that
you could get inside and really feel. Talked about that a lot if I remember rightly but never did anything about it.
Some time much later I was visiting a good friend of mine, Adriana, and a book on the table "insisted" I go and pick it up, I
did and everything fell into place with a flash of prophetic insight...... ahem The book was called, "Mazes and Labyinths
Of the World"....... It was obvious, (at least at that moment), a big Genesa Crystal had to go in the middle of a
Labyrinth! The rest is history.
I turned up back at home just as Marie was telling someone I would probably turn up with some "crazy idea about mowing
a path around the property or something", is that psychic or what? Little did she know what it would develop into.
Funnily enough despite comments like "Why are you doing this? What are you going to do with it?", Marie was always first to
walk any new section as soon as it was made. When I queried her about it all on completion, and asked "Should I let it
grow out now?", I got a very definite "NO! It's just WONDERFUL". Despite 35 kilometers or more of mowing a month I'm
still inclined to think so myself as well.....
Curious things were observed to happen just after it was completed. For instance our two doves suddenly discovered
flight, until then they had only ever flown down from the roof of the house for food and back up again, seriously that was
all they had done. The morning I put the Genesa Crystal in and completed the Labyrinth they flew continuously for twenty
minutes, (that I saw), clockwise around the main body of the Labyrinth, centering on the Genesa Crystal. Now you can't
see the labyrinth from the house, and they have never done it since, or ever gone anywhere else for that matter.
What were they seeing??
We also noticed a change in behaviour in a lot of traveling larger birds, ie. gulls migrating to the mountains, on food runs
from the coast etc, they were now flying over the top of the Labyrinth, often changing course there. They used to fly up
the river bed a couple of kilometers away, yet the Labyrinth was only visible from directly above and somehow they sensed
it from afar.
The Genesa Crystal seems to visually "squirm" at times, there have been "blobs" of red light, halos, odd optical effects
and time distortions. All purely subjective of course......
The Labyrinth was dedicated on the spring equinox of 1999, and a public ceremony was held a couple of days later.
The centre of the big circle is the focus where the Genesa Crystal resides.
It was made with a long bit of string, many bits of stick, a lawnmower, lots of persistence and a vague wishing I could
remember some high school math formula's. It is quite big, the path being about 2.2 kilometers long in total, it took
about 30 minutes or more to walk in actual time, quite something else in perceived time depending on where your head
Start point was at the left side of the big photo above, and you take the first turn right, with the path circling around the
perimeter into the head section, down through right-hand spiral then the left-hand spiral and into the main body. Once
at the focus and time spent at the Genesa Crystal it was a short walk out. It differs from many labyrinths in that the path
is a journey "through" rather than a "there and back experience"
In essence it could be taken as a representation of life’s journey, rather than just an aspect of it. A short journey into
the centre and back could be done if one just wants to meditate in the Genesa Crystal.
Looks like a lot of work........
Surprisingly enough it only took about 2.5 hours per week to do basic
maintenance. I used two mowers, one for the path and a re-modeled
contraption for the raised section. Visually amazing as the whole thing can be,
(particularly when freshly mowed), you really have to question the sanity of
someone who CHOOSES to do this, (even I wonder at times). One of my
explanations is that it guaranteed I got some exercise.
And then walking it on an apricot sunset evening, or in the magic of a full moon
night, JUST STUNNING!
Why a grass labyrinth you might well ask? Try contemplating making 2.2k's of
stone path, or mounding, plus maintenance, it just doesn't bear thinking about,
particularly when in the first instance you want a labyrinth NOW. The section
between the paths developed quite a dense body over the first year or two, and
continued to build. Mowing each week guarantees some attention and on
balance, spreading the labour in weekly 2.5 hour lots is quite an efficient
What some of you may not realize is that the grass there was somewhat
vigorous, dense, just about unstoppable, and quickly self repairing as I
In the first winter the neighbour had a herd of dairy cows escape, they charged
straight down the road ignoring all options except those leading to the labyrinth,
some 2 kilometers distant from the breakout. I lost my cool in a MAJOR way, the
Labyrinth had been looking the best it had EVER looked. The poor guy on the
motorbike roaring all over the Labyrinth trying to round them up, took one look
at me and wouldn't stop for some reason.............. When I cooled down, I was
amazed at how little damage was done considering the softness of the ground.
It was winter, the grass wasn't growing, but it did put a growth spurt on and self
healed after we filled the holes. Can't blame the cows, they just took the first opportunity to visit the nicest feeling place
"I just feel so peaceful after that"
"But it only seemed like a few minutes........ timeless"
"When I got to the end of the first lot of spirals I just felt like dancing. So I did."
"I could feel my mother walking with me, and could hear children laughing. She's been gone for years now.
It was wonderful."
"My son is autistic and he says it balanced him, and I feel it has brought us closer together."
"Did you know there is a blanket of healing energy right over it?"
"Well it's just big circles in a fields isn't it? I do feel pretty charged up though."
From 3 nine year olds, -- "We have heard some pretty weird stuff about this thing and thought we had better
check it out. It's really cool and they're right it just makes you feel good."
"Is that thing in the middle supposed to move like that, sort of twisting? Looks pretty solid to me, how can it do
"Did you know my husband need a double hip operation. He walked it easily."
So you get the picture, labyrinths can be useful as well as interesting to walk. Personally I use it to get good ideas and
"sort things out". I don't "see" energy like some do, but it quite uncanny to feel there is someone unseen walking with
you, or walking "through" something. One thing for sure is that it amplifies the wonderful energy of the property, you
could just about bottle it with it being so tangible.
And then stories like this filter back:-
"My friends sister came and walked your Labyrinth. Now this woman has leukemia and a heart condition, and would
normally find physical exertion impossible, even relatively short walks. However she made it around your
Labyrinth and the next day did a spring clean in all the kitchen cupboards. A task that would have literally killed
On the opening day we had 32 people present, we decided to do an ancient Hathor chant, led by Neil, while we were
circled around the Genesa Crystal. Lovely harmonics from the group, when we stopped, it continued from somewhere
Methinks I will have to create another
........of course let us not forget that it is not the Labyrinth as such, the labyrinth is just a focus, it is you.
PLEASE NOTE: this Labyrinth may not be reproduced in any form whole or part thereof without the explicit written
permission of it's original designer/creator