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

October is upon us and with it comes the TLS Annual Gathering – our time to come together and celebrate all things labyrinth.  The Annual Gatherings have often been described as a family reunion of sorts.  This is the one time each year when we come together as an organization, gather with old friends, meet new friends, and re-ignite our labyrinth passion. 

On October 20th, we will meet in Taos, New Mexico, to open our 13th Annual Gathering.  The Theme of the 2011 Gathering is "Return from the Center: Open the Heart of Peace," and together will explore ways in which the labyrinth manifests peace, uniting all disciplines, cultures, the environment and the universe. We will hear from three keynote speakers: Shamanic Medicine Woman Virginia LoneSky, Crop Circle Researcher Lucy Pringle, and Visionary Artist James Jareb, who will address the emergence of the labyrinth as a way of creating new paths to peace, and the archetypal roles it has played in human and global transformation.

Other highlights of the Gathering include musical and Native Pueblo dance performances, a presentation by Mayan visionary, Ac Tah, panel discussions and concurrent workshops on a variety of labyrinth-related subjects, an Artisans/Vendor area for shopping, the annual Silent Auction, and opportunities to build and experience a variety of labyrinths, both on the grounds and through several pre- and post-Gathering bus tours.

The 2011 Gathering will be my last Gathering in the role of President of TLS.  It has been a great honor to serve the organization in this role for the past three years, and I look forward to celebrating and welcoming new leadership as we take the next step into our future.  If you haven’t yet registered for the Gathering, there is still time to do so.  The TLS website Gathering pages are filled with information, including easy online registration, workshop descriptions, and a detailed schedule of events.  All are invited and encouraged to attend this most incredible event.  I hope to see you there!
 

Lisa Gidlow Moriarty
TLS President