Labyrinths New Zealand

Find labyrinths, mazes and sacred sites in New Zealand

Avoca House Labyrinth for Peace at Castle Hill


Made from stones collected mainly from the South Island rivers, this labyrinth is styled from a picture of a labyrinth on an angel in Watts Chapel, Compton, Surrey, UK.

This labyrinth was built as my response to September 11th when I suddenly realised that peace in my world begins with me; that I can be the difference that makes a difference and work towards world peace by learning to hold peace in my own heart.

Walkable Handpainted Silk Portable Labyrinths

a "sole to soul" experience

Silk labyrinth_walkwater14b

With a passion for colour on silk and for labyrinths it was a natural extension for me to start painting fabric ones. Bringing colour to the labyrinth has bought a whole new dimension, both in terms of logistics (3x3m is a large surface to work with) and in terms of walking the finished labyrinth. For me, walking these labyrinths has a physical effect on my body. I can feel the colour and the labyrinth working my energy system, re-aligning me.

At the moment I am painting two different labyrinths, one in water colours, the other, fire colours. I am in the process of finding words for them. To me, the two sets of colours I am painting represent the ancestral memories of water (blues, turquoise and violet) and the ancestral memories of fire (gold, oranges and reds).

Avoca labyrinths_silk_fire7

Getting there ...

Physical Address:

Avoca House NZ, the company, moved to Nelson.

Availability: The labyrinth at Castle Hill is no longer available.

Contact: Jan Blythe


Walking the Margins

"One step at a time
that's all I need to know.
One foot after the other,
that's all I need to do.
that I am enough as I AM."

from 'Walking the Margins'
Jan Blythe

Silk taniwha_1b
Silk labyrinth_water1s
Silk labyrinth_fire12b

You are viewing the text version of this site.

To view the full version please install the Adobe Flash Player and ensure your web browser has JavaScript enabled.

Need help? check the requirements page.

Get Flash Player