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 How To Build A Labyrinth
The illustration on this page is courtesy of
'Labyrinths: Ancient Myths & Modern Uses'
by Sig Lonegren at
Mid-Atlantic Geomancy
A highly recommended book and website.


The classical 7-circuit is probably the most popular form of the single-path labyrinth.  To draw this type of  labyrinth begin with an equi-linear (equal length) cross at the centre of where you want your labyrinth to be.  Next, draw or pace out four "L's", as shown in the diagram, one in each corner of the cross.  Centre a dot in each of these four "L's".  This is the basic pattern from which the entire labyrinth can be built.   
 

  Now, beginning at the top of the cross in the upper right-hand section, draw a loop from the top of the cross to the top of the "L".  Proceed to the next step as shown in the diagram, which is to draw a loop from the upper left-hand (backwards) "L" to the upper-right hand dot.

Next step, as in the diagram, you will draw a loop from the upper left-hand dot and join it to the lower leg of the upper right-hand "L".

Continue in this manner, and according to the diagram above.  In only nine steps you will have drawn a complete seven-circuit classical labyrinth. 

Try drawing it by hand a few times before taking the procedure to larger dimensions.
 

Interactive Finger Labyrinth

Take a couple of deep breaths and let yourself relax. 
Ask a question or think of a dilemma you would like to solve, then 
simply trace through the course with your mouse.
Trace to the centre.  Stop.  Think of your
question or dilemma, click, come back and then trace out again.