Last month I attended Edmonton's Pagan Pride Day which was held this year in Gazebo Park in Old Strathcona (for those of you who know the city). Whenever there's an outdoor pagan get-together, the Edmonton Pagan Learning Circle Fellowship hosts a temporary labyrinth for people to walk. The labyrinths are created by EPLC Fellowship leader, Kaldra.
If the venue is paved, Kaldra will draw the labyrinth using chalk. If the venue is grass, she uses spikes and brightly coloured nylon rope to form the labyrinth walls. Sometimes her labyrinths are round, sometimes square, depending on the type of space available. This year's labyrinth was a crazy quilt / spiders web kind of a path. I absolutely loved it and thought it was Kaldra's best creation yet!
An existing stone pillar on the lawn formed the labyrinth's centre. That's a smudge bowl with a basket of incense and other smudging material at the base of it.
The labyrinth was well used during the festivities -- you can see how the park's grass has been trampled down on the unicursal path!
Like the sacred life journey it represents, an EPLC Fellowship labyrinth exists only for a short while and then is gone again, reappearing when needed in a new form.
Blessed be, everyone!
[All photos by Debra She Who Seeks]