The symbolism of the labyrinth lends itself beautifully to the marriage ceremony. Metaphorical of a pilgrimage to a sacred place, the journey into the center is a time for letting go of the past in preparation for what is to come. The bride and groom walk into the labyrinth individually, affording you time to become self-observant, to release any past obstacles that may be in your way, and to become fully present and centered by the time you reach the sacred space of the labyrinth's center. Met there by the wedding officiant, the center represents the sacred ground of the heart. Here the ceremony, which is written specifically for the labyrinth wedding, takes place as the two of you join your lives through the ritual of exchanging vows. At the completion of the ceremony, you will join hands and either follow the same path back out, or together create a new path that spirals you back out of the labyrinth. This part of the experience represents the Union, where you emerge from the labyrinth, beginning a new aspect of your journey together as husband and wife. You carry with you the blessings of the Divine to guide you on your way.
Your wedding officiant for the labyrinth wedding will be Eve Eschner Hogan, M.A., D.D., educator, inspirational speaker, and author of Intellectual Foreplay: Making the Right Choice and Being the Right Choice in Relationships. She has studied extensively about the history and meaning of the labyrinth since her first workshop taken in 1996 under Rev. Lauren Artress at the Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Eve has been facilitating labyrinth workshops since 1997.
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