TLS Annual Gathering
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Modern to Future Labyrinths - The Labyrinth in Changing Times: Creating New Paths to Peace
How is the labyrinth re-emerging to create new paths to peace in our time and for the future?
Helen Curry, author, and the Labyrinth Society’s first President, was introduced to labyrinths by The Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress in February 1993. As an ordained inter-faith minister she performs labyrinth weddings and other ceremonies, and has an on-going labyrinth ministry at Danbury Federal Prison in Danbury, CT.
Neil Harris is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with a Master’s Degree in Applied Psychology, and a diplomat of the American Psychotherapy Association. He is the managing director of Relax4Life, a holistic education and services center and has been a workshop leader in the holistic health and self-enrichment fields since 1985. To promote healing on many levels, he uses many different modalities as well as his own modality “labyrinth counseling” (using his patented 2-person, 2-handed finger labyrinth design known as the Intuipath). This work explores integrative medical options, as well as the psychology and spirituality of illness and recovery.
Virginia Lonesky, founder of Peaceful Endeavours Labyrinth Ministry, is an Ordained Minister, a TLS member since 1999, and a TLS Regional Representative. She is a Labyrinth Facilitation Instructor, writer, author of copyrighted labyrinth products, and stories of faith. Shamanic Ceremonialist, Pachakuti Mesa Carrier, Geomancer and Energy Keeper, she is a creator of unique earth honoring ceremonies integrating Christian cosmology with Indigenous wisdom on the land and on the labyrinth.
James Jereb, PhD is a self-taught, neo-visionary artist who works in paint, print and stone and is the creator of Stardreaming, Temples of the Cosmos, a 22 acre sacred labyrinth temple complex for the new millennium located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Past to Present Labyrinths - The Archetype of the Labyrinth and its Role in Transformation: Petroglyphs to Labyrinths to Crop Circles
What role has the ancient archetype of labyrinth played in human and global transformation?
Jodi Lorimer, author of the book, Dancing at the Edge of Death: The Origins of the Labyrinth in the Paleolithic, spent over 12 years following an Ariadne's thread to its source, deep into the origins of human consciousness, studying the labyrinthine journey to the Otherworld painted on the walls of caves by the first modern humans in Paleolithic Europe over 32,000 years ago.
Lucy Pringle, a Founding Member of the Centre for Crop Circle Studies and a member of The British Society of Dowsers, works with scientists from all over the world and is widely known as an international authority and pioneer researcher into the effects of electromagnetic fields on living systems.
John Rhodes, Ph.D., has been involved in and closely associated with research in the field of education for more than 30 years. As Chairman of the Research Committee of the Labyrinth Society, he is actively engaged in the fledgling field of research related to the labyrinth and the effects reported by those who walk or otherwise interact with it.
Ac Tah is a direct descendant Maya from the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico. He was chosen by his ancestors, the ancient Mayaab people, to explain to us and help us implement some of their advanced sciences and technologies, as well as to deliver their message of the need for Unity for the 2012 transition. He has hundreds of people, in over 50 cities in Mexico, working with a pyramid technology in the form of ancient Mayan geometric designs: what we would call labyrinths.