Tuesday, 6 March 2012

St. John's Keokea Labyrinth, Part 1

Maui's first labyrinth was installed in 1997 at St. John's Keokea Episcopal Church which is located halfway up the side of Haleakala volcano.


No need to wander around the grounds looking for this labyrinth -- it's painted right on the parking lot! It's the first time we ever drove a labyrinth, LOL!


The labyrinth has kind of a crazy tilt to it because the parking lot slopes downward for drainage purposes. Sometimes I felt a bit tipsy walking part of the perimeter. Whoa!


It was a cool, overcast day when we visited. The air was full of birdsong as we walked the ancient Chartres path, enjoying the lush greenery of rural Maui all around us.


A small donation box is located beside the labyrinth, protected from the elements by a cute shrine-like structure painted in the same colour scheme as the church.


Tomorrow: a tour of the church.

[All photos by Debra She Who Seeks]

21 comments:

crowbloke said...

how unusual !,, i`m sure i`ve seen this design as a tattoo,

Sulky Kitten said...

I'm sure I would have fallen flat on my face after a minute of this.

laurie said...

thats the first for me, never ever saw one like this, i do like the collection box protection though, such a nice touch.

Jane said...

I can see where the perimeter dips down! Lovely spot, seeing as it's Hawaii :)

Copyboy said...

Who knew such pretty labs existed.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is unusual to see this...neat pics also

Jeanne said...

A beautiful location. The tilt of the parking lot does look like it would bother a person. Or maybe make a person think that they were having a divine revelation. Looking forward to tomorrow's post.

Francie said...

Debra is there any significance to the design at the centre of a labyrinth? This one looks like a 6leafed clover.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hi Francie -- The centre of a Chartres Labyrinth represents a rose, which is the symbol of the Virgin Mary to whom all Chartres labyrinths are dedicated.

LaelShine said...

Oh wow, I like the idea of that. Place them you can fit them:)

Yvonne said...

A lovely labyrinth. I want a small one in my backyard. I really enjoy walking them.

Donna B. said...

Awesome...stopping in to say a long overdue hello and give you a hug.

Plowing Through Life said...

Very cool labyrinth. I really like that center area. Looking forward to tomorrow's tour of the church.

Jim said...

Interesting! Wonder if the churches here would go for it?

mistress maddie said...

Yeah,labyrinths!!! Could you imagine drving one, that would be a hoot. And I just heard yesterday, a park near here is thinking of making a labyrinth with tall bushes, think the Shinning. If they do I'll have to get pics for you!

BBC said...

Rolls eyes.

The Frog Queen said...

Thanks for sharing...I just love your labyrinth posts!!

Cheers!

brandi said...

~i am starting to wonder...just how many labyrinths have you wandered...i am in awe of your travels!!! i guess they must have been trying to utilize space...perserve their greens possibly...thank you for sharing this little treasure with us...much love light and blessings~

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

I am driven to have a maze in West.

Riot Kitty said...

Ok, I just have to ask - any explosive sermons in that church? (Sorry, had to.)

laughingwolf said...

cool...