Lauren Artress is an Episcopal priest at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and the founder of Veriditas, the Worldwide Labyrinth Project. This boxed kit contains an eighty-page paperback, a bag of sand, two labyrinth patterns, and a wooden box. The sand labyrinth can be used in the home or office, especially in times of stress or periods of decision-making. The act of tracing the labyrinth with your finger through a fine layer of sand helps you tap into your intuition and draws you into a clam, meditative state.

Artress, the author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool, encourages users to experiment with the two labyrinth patterns for different needs. The classical seven-circuit one, with its broad sweeping turns, tends to create a relaxed, extroverted state of mind. The eleven-circuit medieval labyrinth takes you through many more turns, in both directions, before you reach the center. It tends to leave people in a more introverted and reflective state.

Artress suggests that it may be helpful for practitioners to think of the labyrinth experience as having three phases — releasing, receiving, and returning. The author, who also teaches an annual month-long program at the labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral in France, presents five spiritually rich sections on specific uses of this ritual. They are: allowing healing into your life, creativity as a spiritual practice, discovering your soul assignment, awakening self-knowledge, and experiences on the path. Each section includes a fine selection of quotations for reflection. Artress concludes: "Whether walked or traced in sand, the labyrinth pattern is a powerful tool for reflection, meditation, realignment, and a deeper knowledge of self."