This Sacred Charm is a Brass Labyrinth of Chartres pendant, 3.5cm wide, on black waxed cotton cord with adjustable knots to lengthen as desired. The Labyrinth is a sacred geometric symbol used for thousands of years in many religions and cultures as a meditation and prayer tool for healing, wholeness, connecting to the higher self and communing with the divine. The Labyrinth dates back over 5000 years and found in ancient Crete, Egyptian temples, ancient Peru, vedic India, European Cathedrals, Jerusalem and many other sacred sites around the world. To the Hopi Indians of North America, it is a Mother Earth symbol. The symbol of the labyrinth is spiral-like and as such is reminiscent of the spirals on the Neolithic sites of New Grange and Malta, indicative of the concepts of death and rebirth. This 4-quadrant labyrinth design is found in the 12th century Chartres Cathedral in France (Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres) located in the medieval town of Chartres, near Paris.
Labyrinths bring a sense of the sacred and unity with the cosmos, awaken our vital force and elevate our consciousness. Labyrinths can transcend space and time and are known as sacred gateways, found at the entrance of ancient sites around the world, often located on potent earth energy centers. Labyrinths are time windows, portals, where time stands still. They are known to facilitate altered states of consciousness, initiation, prosperity, and fertility rites. Ancient Scandinavian sailors believed the labyrinth had magical properties and when walked could control the weather and ensure a good catch.
The spiraling energy flow of the Labyrinth interacts with the kundalini energy converting the subtle energy into life force itself to revitalizes us through a process known as the dance of creation.
A labyrinth can be experienced as a birthing womb of the Great Goddess and were actually used as meditation tools by Hindu midwives to assist in childbirth and served as a means of relaxation for the birth canal.
Equated with the brain many cultures believed that the labyrinth could cure illness. Today the labyrinth is known to have a curative effect on certain ailments by producing a sense of well-being and balance through a type of vestibular stimulation, accessing both left and right hemispheres of the brain.
Labyrinths have always been associated with ancient pilgrimage routes and rituals of self-discovery and were often found carved on doorways to bless a dwelling.
By wearing a Labyrinth sacred charm serves as an oracle for gaining intuition and wisdom and believed to bring protection, healing, self discovery and connecting to the divine.
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