The Native American labyrinth is known as a Medicine Wheel or Man in the Maze. The Never Ending Circle is the Celtic version. The labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral in France, built in 1201, is probably the most famous labyrinth. It was constructed of inlaid mosaic stones set in the floor of the chapel.
Labyrinths belong to the family of “Mandalas” (sanskrit for “circle that contain the Essence”). They guard, activate & amplify the spiritual energies of a place so that people who walk it can experience a feeling of grace, peace or holiness in their heart, soul & spirit.
7 circuits of the Cretan labyrinth correspond with the 7 spheres of the sacred planets, the 7 principles of the human being and the cosmos, the 7 days of the week, and other sevenfold meanings. Passing to the center of the labyrinth and returning to its circumference represents the involution and evolution of the universe, the coming into birth and the passing out of earthly life of an individual, and a journey into the center of our own being.