Geoffrion has created another groundbreaking book designed specifically for Christians who would like to use the labyrinth for personal meditation or communal Christian worship. She begins with a brief summary of the Christian history of labyrinths, and from there, offers both Hebrew and Christian Scripture texts with a question and prayer connected to each Scripture. There is also a section on experiencing Christ in the labyrinth that contains prayers and poems. Several line drawings of labyrinths and journal sheets are included.
Section 1: Introducing Labyrinths
A Quick Introduction to Labyrinths
Suggestions for Praying a Labyrinth
Labyrinths in Christian History
Contemporary Christian Usage of Labyrinths
Christian Theological Touchstones
Section 2: Becoming Familiar with Labyrinths
If You Haven’t Experienced a Labyrinth Before
A Suggested Method and Process of Praying the Labyrinth
Praying Labyrinths with Your Fingers or Eyes
The Chartres Labyrinth
A Seven-Circuit “Classical” Labyrinth
The Heart of Chartres Labyrinth
A Four-Circuit Labyrinth with Spiral Center
The Dancing Woman Labyrinth©
A Three-Circuit Labyrinth
Section 3: Individual Labyrinth Praying
Why I Pray the Labyrinth
Welcome to the Labyrinth
Suggested Approaches for Prayerful Labyrinth Encounters
Labyrinth Praying for Change
Praying God’s Name on the Labyrinth: An Invitation
Biblical Phrases To Use While Praying the Labyrinth
Section 4: Group Labyrinth Praying
A Circle of Praise Around the Labyrinth
Worshipping on the Labyrinth Using Psalm 103
Labyrinth Sweeping: Praying Towards Forgiveness
Section 5: Guided Labyrinth Praying: Scriptures, Questions & Prayers
2 John 1:6
3 John 1:3
Section 6: Experiencing Christ in the Labyrinth: Prayers & Poems
The Same Old Story of Faith
Christ of Earth, Christ of Sky
Morning Prayer on the Labyrinth
After Spending Time With Labyrinths
Transformation in the Labyrinth
Section 7: Labyrinth Dedications
Personal Canvas Labyrinth During a Gathering of Family and Friends
Chartres-Style Permanent Labyrinth In a Congregational Setting
Permanent Outdoor Labyrinth In a Home Setting
Canvas Labyrinth in a Hospital Setting
Minnesota Labyrinth Network Dedication Rituals
Section 8: Reflecting on Your Sacred Explorations
Journal Sheets for Your Use
Section 9: Learning More
Training Programs for Labyrinth Facilitators
Web and Other Labyrinth Resources
Other books on labyrinths by Jill
Praying the Labyrinth: A Journal for Spiritual Exploration. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 1999.
Living the Labyrinth: 101 Paths to a Deep Connection with the Sacred. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2000.
The Labyrinth and the Enneagram: Circling into Prayer. Co-authored with Psychologist Elizabeth Nagel. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2001.
Labyrinth and Song of Songs. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2003.
Pondering the Labyrinth: Questions to Pray on the Path. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2003.
Praying the Chartres Labyrinth: A Pilgrim’s Guide. Cleveland: Pilgrim Press, 2006.