Visual Presentations: The Chartres Labyrinth

As a scholar, Dr. Geoffrion presents relevant, historic and accurate information. As a photographer, Jill engages her audiences visually through color, image and viewpoint. These presentations, which have been shared around the world, will open both minds and hearts. Those new to the labyrinth as well as seasoned labyrinth users will appreciate the the material. The length each presentation depends on the needs of the group. All presentations include “mini-pilgrimages” to help participants personalize their learning. When possible, the use of a full-scale labyrinth aids in maximizing experiential learning. Alternatively, using paper labyrinths is also suitable. Jill is available to present in Chartres or wherever you are.
The Unique Features of the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth
In-depth study of the Chartres Cathedral labyrinth focusing on those elements that make it unlike any other labyrinth.
Praying the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth
Introduction to the labyrinth in the Chartres Cathedral in service of exploring labyrinth use as a spiritual practice.

Le labyrinthe dans la cathédrale de Chartres: Une démarche de prière

Pilgrimages to the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth
Presentation of the concepts and questions addressed in Praying the Chartres Labyrinth: A Pilgrim’s Guide (JKHG, Pilgrim Press, 2006.) Participants are also encouraged to consider how they can become pilgrims while using local labyrinths near home.

Praying the Chartres Labyrinth
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Sacred Geometry and the Chartres Labyrinth: Understanding the Messages Embedded in the Chartres Cathedral pattern
Introduction to understanding the Chartres labyrinth through the lens of sacred geometry. Includes exploration of numbers 1-12 as they are found in this labyrinth.
Lighting the Labyrinth: Stained Glass Windows Around the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth
Exploration of the Chartres labyrinth in context. Consideration of stories, colors, shapes and other aspects of the famous windows of Chartres.
Mary of Chartres & The Labyrinth in Her Cathedral
Exploration of how the labyrinth in the Chartres Cathedral reflects the Marian nature of the church.
The Portals of Chartres Cathedral and Its Labyrinth
Presentation of how cathedral doorways and other thresholds relate to this labyrinth and walkers’ experiences of it.
Good Samaritan cares for the wounded pilgrim

Good Samaritan cares for the wounded pilgrim. Visible from the labyrinth.

Holy Mystery and the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth: Exploring Ancient and Contemporary Stories. 
Encouragement to ponder deeply one’s own experiences of labyrinth prayer.
The Camino (Way of St. James) Passing Through Chartres: Pilgrimage, Chartres Cathedral & Its Labyrinth
Introduction to the medieval pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela including its relationship to this cathedral and the pilgrimage path of its labyrinth.
Chartres-style Labyrinths Around the World
Modern-day labyrinth enthusiasts often make use of the beautiful 12 circle Chartres labyrinth design. This visual presentation highlights the unique features of this pattern, as well its French cathedral context. Relevant historical and theological background information as well as the contemporary creation and usage of Chartres-style labyrinths around the world.
Meditating on the Chartres Labyrinth as a Rose  (30 minutes)
Visual meditation that brings together the images of the unfolding rose and the Chartres labyrinth. A brief introduction helps to prepare participants to silently engage the images.
Advent Prayer on the Labyrinth: Echoes from the Chartres Cathedral
Images from Chartres, Advent Scriptures, and labyrinth prayer.

Walker praying in the center of the labyrinth

Contact Jill if you would like to discuss how she can serve your group.

 

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