Descending into Darkness
In many ancient cultures the labyrinth was seen as a gateway or portal through which we can ritually experience death and rebirth. As the year moves toward darkness, we too must prepare to face our own darkness and find the wisdom hidden there. Descent into darkness is an archetypal theme in many Goddess mythologies, like Inanna moving through the seven gates of the underworld or Kore descending to Hades to become Queen of Darkness. Only by embracing our shadows can we become whole and stand fully in our power. In this workshop we will use the 7 circuit classical labyrinth to part the veil and descend into shadows, returning with a missing piece of our deeper wisdom.
Tracy Andryc has been sharing her love of the labyrinth since her first walk on its path in 1998. She sees the labyrinth as a universal tool that can be used in a magical/spiritual context, regardless of your religious path. Tracy is a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator, Certified Birth Doula, Reiki Master and owner of One Path Labyrinth Ventures. She takes a holistic approach to her labyrinth work by incorporating other modalities such as crystal grids, sound and sacred dance. For almost two decades, she has facilitated workshops and rituals on the labyrinth and other topics at venues throughout New England. Tracy lives in Massachusetts, with her husband, three adult kids and three step-kids, happily playing with clay.