The Labyrinth Project
Sponsored by the Psychology Department & the Depth Psychology MA Program
The labyrinth is an ancient earth-based tool for walking meditation. Participants follow a winding path that leads to the center; and then follow that path outwards again to the beginning. The path of the labyrinth reflects the winding path we all encounter on our own life's journey; and its center reflects our own inner center within. Labyrinths are ancient tools used for body-mind centering, calmness, and focused awareness. Walkers report increased clarity, reduction of stress, and greater calmness after walking the labyrinth.
The Labyrinth Project was initiated by an alumnus of the Depth Psychology MA program whose vision was to see a labyrinth at Sonoma State. The Project is sponsored by the Psychology Department and the Depth Psychology MA Program. The projected site for the labyrinth is on the gently sloping land between Salazar Hall and the PE Building; it´s a very lovely and quiet site fitting for the meditative walking of the labyrinth.
The Labyrinth Project held an afternoon benefit at Zebulon'sLounge in Petaluma on Sunday, April 24, 2005 (yes we're still collecting money) as the kick-off event for our fund-raising. We thank our generous donors, attendees, musicians, and caterers for their support of this event. Glittering piano and bass were provided by the Casey Cameron Duo; hors d´oeuvres by Preferred Sonoma Caterers. We give special thanks to Trevor Cole, the talented owner of Zebulon´s; and Jake Kaminker, the maestro organizer of the event. The afternoon was marked by spirit, conviviality, and heart: we thank our community for their givingness, may blessings return thousandfold.
If you would like to contribute to the fund to make this vision possible, contact Laurel McCabe at 707 664 2130; or email; or mail a contribution payable to the SSU Academic Foundation (Memo: The Labyrinth Project) to:
The Labyrinth Project
Sonoma State University
Department of Psychology
1801 E. Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park CA 94928
All donations are charitable contributions and are tax-deductible.
Attend our next Information Meeting for the MA in Psycholog with an emphasis in depth psychology on Sat. March 28, 2-4 pm in Art 102.