"There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. You can use the labyrinth in any way that meets your need. Today people walk the labyrinth slowly as an aid to contemplative prayer and reflection, as a spiritual exercise, or even as a form of pilgrimage."
"Labyrinths have recently experienced something of a revival. Partly, this is due to the way in which the labyrinth engages so profoundly with many peoples more overt expression of
spiritual exploration and life-journey, a characteristic feature of 'post-modernity'. Labyrinths have become an ancient and a modern classic of cathedrals and are currently being used world-wide as a way to quiet the mind, find balance, and encourage mediation, insight and celebration. they are open to all people as a non-demoninational, cross-cultural tool of wellbeing."
"Over the centuries labyrinths have been a feature of many cathedrals. One of the best remaining examples dates from the Middle Ages and is found in Chartres Cathedral, France. The Middle Ages was a time of pilgrimage, but because many could not make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, (considered at the time to be the centre of the world and symbolising Kingdom of Heaven), they would instead make pilgrimages to cathedrals like Canterbury, Santiago de Compostella, and to Chartres."