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A Labyrinth for the Mind and Soul

April 12, 1999|JANET KINOSIAN

The labyrinth is one of mankind's oldest spiritual symbols, so is it any wonder it's now in finger form? Traditionally, labyrinths are walked slowly by pilgrims--the most famous one is in Chartres Cathedral in France--and walkers claim all kinds of mystical and magical transformations can occur while traversing the cyclical progression from life to death to rebirth.

Now your fingers can do the walking. Dubbed the Double Finger Labyrinth, this plastic table offers the opportunity to trace the ancient routes. And where your fingers keep sticking in the patterns? There's a guide to help you untangle your "blocked energy."

"While nothing can replace the actual symbolic labyrinth walk, this does offer an easy-to-use representation of the powerful structure," explains Jay Weidner, researcher for Explorations, a Colorado-based catalog that offers the table.

"As we trace the labyrinth with our fingers, we're interweaving mind and magic," says Weidner. "This powerful construct is a lens that brings our collective unconscious into focus on a personal level while at the same time aligning us with the larger forces at work in the galaxy."

Pretty good for not getting out of your chair.

Explorations: (800) 720-2114.

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