Dr. Lauren Artress shows how an ancient mystical tradition — the labyrinth — has been brought to new life in the modern world. As Canon Pastor of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, the author has set up a 40 — foot canvas labyrinth modeled after the one on the floor of Chartres Cathedral in France. Over 50,000 people have already walked the one-third-mile winding path and found it to be a rewarding spiritual experience. Included here are many thought-provoking comments from individuals who have been inwardly transformed by their walking meditations.

Artress believes the labyrinth is "a tool to guide healing, deepen self-knowledge, and empower creativity." She makes a good case for the labyrinth as an archetype, a sacred space, a ritual, and a key unlocking the feminine principle, the imagination, and the inner resources of soul. One of the best things about this marvelously written book is that it salutes and honors the spiritual yearnings and journeys of seekers outside the institutional church.