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The Path of the Holy Fool

How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers

by Lauren Artress

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The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers

The Path of the Holy Fool summons each of us to become a Holy Fool: one who is accountable, stands for equality and social justice, embraces an ecological vision, and encourages community spirit. Lauren Artress, who established the two permanent labyrinths at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, is a leading force in the Labyrinth Movement. Her new book The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers expands upon her earlier work in Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice. Through the Parsifal story Artress suggests the labyrinth serves as a Grail that is discovered in the invisible, imaginative, in-between world symbolized by the Grail Castle. Most importantly this book invites readers to explore and reflect upon their own uniquely configured imaginations. It is through the imagination that self-reflection and raw experiences of the Holy occur. Once we navigate our imaginative processes without fear, the labyrinth experience ignites our creativity, heals our wounds and opens our big picture vision that nurtures empathy and gives us eyes to see and ears to hear—even through the sorrows of the pandemic—the call for a life-enhancing future. The labyrinth offers the Holy Fool an unwavering path as we learn to takes risks, create new modalities and find a way to contribute to our evolving world.

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Lauren Spiritual Direction

The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress is Canon Emeritus of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco and the author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice, and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform (Putnam/Riverhead Books, New York). Her new book The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers is inspired by her thirty years of work with the Labyrinth at Chartres Cathedral.

In addition to her writings on the labyrinth, Dr. Artress is a spiritual guide, marriage and family therapist, and the founder of Veriditas, a non-profit dedicated to introducing people to the healing, meditative powers of the labyrinth. Please visit Dr. Artress at laurenartress.com and Veriditas.org to find out more about her lifelong work in healing and spiritual transformation.

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Walking a Sacred Path The Sacred Path Companion The Sand Labyrinth Kit