The elders in Native American and other indigenous tribes were revered because they had seen and experienced more of life than most of the others. This experience translated into wisdom and they were sought after for advice and counsel. The Wisdom Circle of The Labyrinth Society serve in much the same capacity.
The Wisdom Circle is comprised of former members of the board of directors — many of whom were founding members. The purpose for designating such a group was to create a body of people who have the early knowledge of the organization who could be called upon when knotty issues arise.
"The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson