Monday, September 27, 2010

The Labyrinth Society

I found the website for The Labyrinth Society today here. Fantastic information, images and links. Well worth a visit.

Labyrinth and hea;th

The Sydney Morning Herald story "Labyrinths offer a new path to health" September 16, 2010.

In the article Dr Michael Stevens a paediatric oncologist at The Childrens Hospital, Westmead, Sydney says "Labyrinths are an excelent tool for frightened, anxious and worried people all of whom we have here. A labyrinth in the grounds would be very helpful and would benefit our patients, staff and visiting family and friends."

Helen Malcolm a General Practioner and Seniour Lecturer in Rural General Practice at the University of Melbourne, uses a canvas labyrinth with patients, staff and family. She says
"The scientific evidence is well established that meditation helps physical and mental health, and the labyrinth is a walking form of meditation."

This is how my philosophical point of view as an artist corresponds with medical professionals and scientific research in recognising the importance of the labyrinth.