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Living Labyrinths for Peace

Sedona, Arizona, 86336

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About Living Labyrinths for Peace

Labyrinths for Peace: 

Inner Peace to World Peace through Labyrinths.

Living Labyrinths for Peace, Inc., a nation wide operating nonprofit, aspires to bring Labyrinth Centers to all areas of the world where people can walk the labyrinth path of Inner Peace to World Peace with each other. Labyrinths have a single meandering path which goes to the center and back. While you can lose yourself in a maze with its many false paths and dead ends, you can find yourself in a labyrinth. Many people find that the winding path slows the breathing, helps to focus the mind and induces a creative, peaceful state of being.    




Labyrinths have Physical, Psychological and Spiritual benefits. They help to alleviate such diseases as autism, dyslexia, Parkinson’s high blood pressure. They help with anxiety and PTSD by balancing both the left and right hemispheres of the brain. They help people to de-stress, resolve conflicts and make better decisions. Walking the meandering path is a form of meditation. It centers the mind and stimulates the pineal gland, enhancing a connection to one’s higher self.   





Our founder’s dream is to build this Luminous Labyrinth Center for Peace in Sedona, Arizona. Sandra Wasko-Flood conceived it from a vision she received at Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico. There she saw ceremonial dancers from all races, cultures and beliefs, peacefully ascending an underground spiral to do a labyrinth dance in the Kiva and ascending another spiral under a space dome to the sky. In this light-up labyrinth, you can choose what labyrinth design to walk to project on the floor. Choose what you want walk on—grass, water, fire, stars; panoramic Images of where you want to walk—mountains, ocean or desert, and overhead Images in a dome: stars, sunrises, sunsets. You can walk for such occasions as birthdays, marriages, funerals, and most importantly, conflict resolution workshops.    




Mark Goldman, head of the Architecture Dept. at the University of Taos, NM is doing excellent designs for this Peace Center as you can see in this picture. He will first help us produce a traveling exhibit of this to be used in schools and community centers worldwide. Your donations will so help in these constructions.  



Also your contributions will help support “Labyrinths for Creativity and Peace” programs in the schools and the communities worldwide, both virtual and actual. Labyrinths relate to all subjects: history, geography, science, math, art, music, physical heath, relationships both intrapersonal and interpersonal. Our next book: “The Labyrinth Instructors Handbook” will have contributors relating the labyrinth to every subject.  



Some testimonies from school children are: 


  • I walked because I am sad. I am happy now. 
  • Now I feel that I do not worry anymore. I am calm.  
  • The labyrinth told me what to do and what to be.  
  • Thank you, Miss Sandra, for bringing the labyrinth to our school. Our school is now more peaceful. 




Your contributions will help finance our instructors, our school supplies—art and writing—as well as the labyrinth construction. You can buy or donate for a labyrinth of your choice-a canvas one or an outdoor one painted on a black top or a garden one formed on grass. You may also choose to support our adult programs at colleges or universities, as well as those in the communities—at retirement centers, and such places that Living Labyrinths for Peace has done: Veterans Center in Washington DC and Angel Fire, NM, Organizations for Suicide Prevention and for Alcoholics. Let us Live Labyrinths for Peace!


       

For more information or to donate,  please visit: Labyrinths for Peace

We are a 501 (C)(3) Non-Profit. Your contributions are tax-deductible.  



About the Founder Sandra Wasko-Flood

Sandra Wasko-Flood is an artist, poet, teacher and founder of the national non-profit organization:  Living Labyrinths for Peace. Wasko-Flood received a BA from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) in English, and a Standard Secondary Teaching Credential from California State College, Los Angeles. After teaching Junior High School for three years, she became disappointed with the school system, and became a full time artist. She chose artistic luminaries with whom to study wherever she lived:  at UCLA, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Smithsonian Institution Washington DC, and UNM Taos.

Specializing in printmaking and art/technology labyrinths, as director of the printmaking center at the Lee Arts Center in Arlington, VA, she invited Keith Howard to teach his new safe etching methods there. She then taught Safe Etching as well as Monotype printmaking, one of the first to update this form of one copy prints, at her home studio in Alexandria, VA.

An ardent feminist since college days, she was a founding member of the Washington Women’s Arts Center, the Washington Printmakers Gallery, the International Labyrinth Society and the founder of the Women’s Art Spirit group (discusses art and spirituality), and Living Labyrinths for Peace.

She discovered labyrinths from a seminal experience in the Great Kiva Civic/Ceremonial Center in Chaco Nature National Historical Park, NM, in which she saw figures of all races and cultures ascending an underground spiral, to do a Dance of Peace on the Kiva floor, and ascend a spiral to the skies. Afterwards, she went straight to a book store and found newly published book on labyrinths. She knew a labyrinth belonged in that kiva. Returning to her Washington DC studio, she was inspired to create “Dance of the Labyrinth:”  computer programmed light box image faces of people and animals (Life), mummies (Death) and icons (Spirits) that lit up to your steps.

Due to an invitation from the Washington Performing Arts Society, (WPAS), based at the Kennedy Center, she conducted her “Labyrinths for Creativity and Peace” workshops in local schools. Inspired to change the school system, she related the labyrinth to all subjects or intelligences. In her soon to be published book—“The Labyrinth Instructors Handbook,” she will receive contributions from teachers in every field.  This teaching experience led her to co-directing the Labyrinth Society’s first project:  “Labyrinths for Peace:  2000,” a labyrinth demonstration for inner peace on the East Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.  Shortly afterwards, she founded Living Labyrinths for Peace (LL4P).  This national organization, has the mission to inspire healing and transformation within and among people through labyrinth creation and education. Its goal is to establish a permanent LL4P center based on her vision in Chaco’s Great Kiva to unite peoples of all cultures, races and beliefs.You are invited to view her art and LL4P websites:  www.waskoart.com www.livinglabyrinthsforpeace.org



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