The Labyrinth at Inn Serendipity
Dating back to as early as 2,500 - 2,000 B.C., the labyrinth has been a spiritual, reflective and meditative manifestation of human creation. Unlike a maze, a complex puzzle with branch points and dead ends, the magical labyrinth is a one-directional pathway which typically reflects a balanced symmetry and pattern which is not meant to confuse or trick the walker. There are two popular labyrinth designs: the ancient Cretan labyrinth and the circuit labyrinth which is based on the number of times the path loops around the center. Entry to our 7-circuit Inn Serendipity Labyrinth is made from the side, taking us to the center without any choices to be made; once there, we retrace our steps to exit the labyrinth.
Labyrinths have been used in many of the Gothic cathedrals of Europe, for fertility rituals by pre-Christian agrarian societies and as magical talismans by Swedish fishing communities. The ancient Cretan design was based on clay tablets found in Pylos, Greece. The Native American Hopi nation consider their 4-circuit labyrinth design a symbol for Mother Earth. The Celts used labyrinths in their art. Among the best known and most visited labyrinths are found at the Chartres Cathedral in Paris and