The thirteenth-century Chartres Cathedral labyrinth and its historic precedents have been making a comeback as metaphors for the spiritual journey due to the work of Lauren Artress and others. In this book, Jungian analyst Sylvia Senensky probes the inner depths of the labyrinth as a source of Archetypal Feminine energy: the womb, the cave, the domain of the Goddess, the core of the earth, the encounter with planned chaos, and the consequences of ignored shadow. She draws on powerful personal experiences, the stories of women she has worked with as clients and workshop participants, and the rich literature of myth and fairy tale as found in Theseus and the Minotaur, Demeter and Persephone, Inanna, and Vasilisa the Beautiful. Poems and quotations also serve as examples. 20 illustrations.
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