Join us and immerse yourself in the world of labyrinths. Veriditas is offering a potpourri of experiences designed to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about walking and building labyrinths - all in one week.
Led by Veriditas Founder Lauren Artress and Master Builder Lars Howlett and special guests.
July 17: Introductory Lecture and Labyrinth Walk
The impact of walking labyrinths continues to touch peoples’ lives. And, we search for a way to understand the power behind this ancient archetypal form. In the opening night lecture, we will explore the Organizing Principle of the Labyrinth. Once the labyrinth is embodied, it becomes an over arching metaphor for how we live our lives.
July 18: Workshop led by the Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress
Walking the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice.
The labyrinth can be used as a spiritual discipline, or as a spiritual practice. In this workshop we will differentiate these two approaches, explore applications for using the labyrinth and reflect upon outcomes of an effective spiritual practice.
This workshop is designed for those who want to enrich and deepen their spiritual lives and to be in service to others. It serves as a qualifying workshop for the Facilitator Training that follows.
Suggested Reading: The Sacred Path Companion by Lauren Artress. (This is required reading for those attending the Facilitator Training.) Available on Amazon
July 19 - 20: Facilitator Training with Lauren Artress
An in-depth professional training to learn to present and work with the labyrinth in a variety of settings and differing audiences.
Learn more about becoming a Veriditas Trained
July 21: Labyrinth Making for Facilitators with Lars Howlett and special guest Lauren Artress
Expand your labyrinth toolkit for leading walks and workshops in a variety of settings! Learn the ins and outs of labyrinth making in this new workshop for facilitators revealing quick and easy methods for drawing simple designs and creating temporary labyrinths. We’ll explore patterns best-suited for small spaces, special events, diverse communities, and varying age-ranges and abilities. Gather ideas and enhance your skills for leading sessions in contemplative drawing, labyrinth blessing, energizing spaces, and community building.
Lauren Artress will join for a discussion about how to season a labyrinth, offering ideas and examples of ways to bring a new path to life or revive a lonely one. All participants are invited to a special dinner on an outdoor labyrinth at the home of local artist Ben Nicholson.
July 22: Designing Labyrinths with Lars Howlett and special guests Robert Ferré & Ben Nicholson
Learn to draw and create Classical and Medieval labyrinths through a variety of simple and inexpensive methods. Explore the differences between spirals and meanders, mazes and labyrinths to discover the essential elements for adapting designs or creating one of your own!
Students will receive a workbook highlighting the history, classification, and methods for drawing traditional or one-of-a-kind labyrinths. Apply new skills in the creation of finger labyrinths, artistic projects, or plans for a large-scale installation. This is a great opportunity to learn about the diversity of designs and explore how and why certain patterns resonate with people.
Robert Ferré will share his expertise in adapting the Chartres design and creating tools and techniques for tape labyrinths for events. Participants will be invited to Ben Nicholson’s private studio for an evening artist’s talk and exhibition of his incredible series of hand-drawn designs.
July 23: Sacred Geometry, Sacred Paths with Lars Howlett and Special Guests Robert Ferré & Kent Schuette
Channel your inner wisdom by working with intention and intuition in creating sacred spaces that reflect and resonate with nature. Connect with the shapes and patterns found in Sacred Geometry including the Golden Spiral and Flower of Life. Consider the meaning and symbolism of numbers and reawaken to the beauty and profundity of simple geometric forms in our environment. Learn the best practices for using a compass and how to create a precise labyrinth.
Robert Ferré will detail his research and understanding of the Sacred Geometry of the Chartres Labyrinth based on fifty-three visits to the cathedral. Local architect Kent Schuette will guide us in creating wondrous designs with a compass and lead an evening walking tour of New Harmony to reveal how Sacred Geometry was used in the planning of the town including its buildings, landmarks, and gardens.
To book accommodation, please visit www.newharmonyinn.com, and use the code VERSOC2020 in order to get the group rate of $99 + tax per day. If you have any difficulties, you can reach the New Harmony Inn and Conference Center directly at 812-682-6150.
Airport transportation is only available from Evansville Regional, it is $65 for 2 guests if the pick-up is more than 2 it is $10 each additional guest.