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Finger Labyrinth: Meditate in Solitude

Updated on March 31, 2013

Walk a Labyrinth: Finger Labyrinths

A finger labyrinth is a wonderful tool to have so you can meditate whenever you desire.

Labyrinths are viewed as a metaphor for our journey through life and are used for healing, inspiration, relaxation, to cope with grief and for spiritual meditation.

There are times when you may want to walk the labyrinth in private but you don't necessarily have that luxury with a public labyrinth. If you would like to have a labyrinth experience in solitude, or if you want to walk a labyrinth but there isn't one located close to you, then a finger labyrinth is a great solution.

Finger labyrinths also make great gifts. Throughout this lens you'll find various styles of finger labyrinths available in many different mediums (pewter, compressed wood, maple, walnut, acrylic).

I've also included a link further down for free printable finger labyrinths.

Image: Chartres Hand Held Pewter Labyrinth available through Amazon

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The Cretan or Classical Finger Labyrinth - The first labyrinth design

The Cretan or Classical Labyrinth is the oldest known labyrinth design. Associated with the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, the Cretan labyrinth was featured on ancient Greek and Roman coins.

According to New Age beliefs the Classical labyrinth, a seven circuit labyrinth, represents the seven chakras of the human body. To walk the labyrinth, either literally walking a large scale labyrinth or tracing the path of a finger labyrinth, one can get in touch with the different chakra energies and regain balance.


More Chartres-Style Finger Labyrinths

The Medieval finger labyrinth is also available in sealed compressed wood and as a hand held finger labyrinth made in pewter.


The Medieval Finger Labyrinth - This labyrinth symbol was designed in the Middle Ages

The Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth is the most famous and most well preserved of the medieval eleven circuit labyrinths. Many modern day labyrinths have been designed based on the Labyrinth at Chartres. Divided into four quadrants representing the four gospels, four elements or the four seasons, the Chartres labyrinth takes you on a winding journey inwards to help you focus on what is important.


18" Chartres Finger Labyrinth in Maple
18" Chartres Finger Labyrinth in Maple

This hardwood maple finger labyrinth captures every detail of the Chartres style Medieval labyrinth including flower at the centre and the lunations around the perimeter. This finger labyrinth is sealed and clear-finished so the wood grain shows through beautifully. Another advantage of having a sealed finish is the ability to clean and sterilize the labyrinth in between use if utilized in a public environment such as a hospital or care facility.

 

The Ely Cathedral Finger Labyrinth - Based on the ancient Reims Cathedral labyrinth design

This is a replica of the Ely Cathedral labyrinth, constructed in 1870 in Cambridgeshire, England. The Ely Labyrinth is of octagonal design incorporating the Maltese cross in aerial view. This labyrinth is based upon the design of the ancient Reims Labyrinth of the Reims Cathedral, France which was destroyed in the late 18th century. The path length of the real Ely Cathedral Labyrinth is equal to the height of the cathedral ceiling.


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How to Use the Finger Labyrinth - Finger Walking the Chartres Labyrinth

A demonstration of finger walking the Chartres finger labyrinth. The labyrinth is a metaphor for our journey through life.


The Intuipath Finger Labyrinth - Heighten your intuition with this finger labyrinth

The Intuipath labyrinth is a unique design that engages both sides of the brain. With eyes closed you trace both paths at the same time, one with each hand. The result is stimulated creativity, problem solving capabilities and overall relaxation. You can also use this labyrinth with two participants resulting in increased intuition and connectedness.


Chartres 7-Circuit Double Finger Labyrinth in Maple
Chartres 7-Circuit Double Finger Labyrinth in Maple

This labyrinth can either be used two-handed or with two people. It is carved in hardwood maple and sealed with a clear finish. Suggestions for use are engraved on the back.

 

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      Guided Abundance 2 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Wow what she said in the that video really stuck a nerve. It makes me think about what I may be doing in my own life, my own projects. Do I finish what I start?

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      Peter Messerschmidt 4 years ago from Port Townsend, WA, USA

      Yes, got one at a Labyrinth Society Gathering a few years back-- it's rather handy with our many rainy winter days around here....

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      I've never heard of finger labyrinths before this - very interesting!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have a finger Labyrinth, and enjoy meditation very much. :)

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I had seen Finger Labyrinths before, but really did not truly understand the impact of using them for solitary meditation. Very interesting concept!

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      jayceehaynes 5 years ago

      Ive never seen these and have recently started to meditate so this is definitely something I will check out...nice lens :)

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      I bought a book of labyrinths from a friend. Now I can go back to it with these suggestions. Thank you.