If you are looking for a labyrinth to walk on World Labyrinth Day, here is my Google Earth placemark file of ‘Labyrinths of the British Isles’, recently updated and now including over 180 labyrinths in Scotland, England, Wales, N. Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The last time I worked on this was about five years ago, and it is quite impressive seeing the number of new labyrinths that have appeared in that time.
Each placemark contains details about the labyrinth, and where appropriate access details and contact number so you can check availability. You can access the file using the interactive Google map below, by clicking on the picture above, or you can click here (or right-click and select ‘save as’, then open the link from within Google Earth). If you don’t have Google Earth installed, you can download it here.
One thing I have noticed since I last worked on the file is that for some reason Google seem to be blanking out certain labyrinths in their coverage. I don’t know why this is, especially with public labyrinths, but there are several that have ‘disappeared’ since the last version. You can often make them visible by turning on the ‘historical layers’ button on the Google Earth toolbar. Of course, there are some cases where I just haven’t been able to locate the exact position of the labyrinth – this is a particular problem in Ireland, where the lack of postcodes and poor aerial photographic coverage makes it difficult to locate many precisely. If you find any that are wildly out, or if you know of a particular labyrinth that isn’t listed, please let me know in the comments below.
Grahame Gardner is a professional dowser and geomancer specialising in house-healing work involving geopathic and technopathic stress, and the creation of sacred spaces. He is listed on the Professional Register of the British Society of Dowsers, and served as President of the Society from 2008-2014. He is also a founder member of The Geomancy Group. This article is from his personal blog Western Geomancy.
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