The labyrinth is an ancient archetype, found in art forms all round the world from as long ago as 4000 years. The pictures on this site all portray the Chartres style labyrinth, found on the floor of Chartres Cathedral, constructed around 1200. Pilgrims used to use it as a symbolic journey to Jerusalem, with a view to finding Christ at the centre. However, more recently the labyrinth is used for meditational and spiritual purposes. I use it as a walking meditation, a way to my own spiritual centre. Useage is very individual. There is no right or wrong way to walk a labyrinth. It is a powerful tool to illuminating one's path through life.