TLS Members e-Newsletter

Members eNewsletter
At least four times a year, TLS members are rewarded at their inboxes with a copy of the Labyrinth Society e-newsletter. It serves as a means of direct communication with the membership and provides an historical record of the Society.

Greetings from the TLS President

Many people speak of labyrinth walking as an experience of stepping out of time… and time has been very much on my mind lately. In November we will be gathering once again from around the world, and this year we’ll be celebrating the Society’s 10-year anniversary. Ten years! In 1998, labyrinths in mainstream settings were uncommon, and those of us who were building and walking labyrinths were few and far between. We relished the opportunity to get together, and we felt like we could do more if we banded together. And so, The Labyrinth Society was born – and one of our prime objectives was to give ourselves the gift of gathering our labyrinth ‘family’ together once a year to share enthusiasm, information, and friendship. For me, the annual Gathering is the highlight in my calendar, and I look forward to our weekend of labyrinth immersion, greeting old friends, and meeting new ones.

Time has moved on, of course, and labyrinths are more plentiful than they were back then… but the pleasure of meeting together hasn’t diminished. Many people work hard all year to plan and prepare for each year’s Gathering. Will you be there? This is our chance to share our love for the labyrinth and to play together as we compare notes and share our passion.

Each year, I leave with the feeling that my heart-family has expanded, and I take with me renewed enthusiasm for my labyrinth work. This year’s Gathering at Simpsonwood is a time to look back at the development of the labyrinth over these past ten years, as well as a time to look forward. As a group, we’ve done much of what we originally set out to do, so it’s time to look forward to our next steps as a society. If you’ve attended Gatherings in the past, you’ll remember the energy and excitement that graces each event – and if you’ve never attended a Gathering, this is a wonderful chance to renew your own enthusiasm for all things labyrinthine and to meet people who share your interest. I promise you’ll leave with a full heart and, most likely, a spring in your step.

I hope you’ll consider joining us as we celebrate our 10th anniversary!

Kimberly, TLS President