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Learn about the history of labyrinths and their contemporary spiritual and educational uses, as well as how to draw or build a labyrinth, from the website of The Labyrinth Society.

On his website, Tony Phillips, a professor of mathematics at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, offers information on labyrinths and mazes, along with activities for children to explore or build a Cretan pattern labyrinth . He also provides a systematic way to draw the Cretan labyrinth .

The Labyrinth Society of Edmonton website offers a good description of the difference between a labyrinth and a maze.

Finger Labyrinths

See a variety of finger labyrinth designs at the Awakenings website.

View finger labyrinths carved of wood available for purchase on the website of the Relax4Life Center.

Identifying "Home"

An excellent adult book is Dakota by Kathleen Norris (Houghton Mifflin Books, 2001). The author describes life in her home on the prairie. She uses the term "spiritual geography" to talk about how place helps us grow and develop.

Home: A Journey through America by Thomas Locker (San Diego, New York, London: Voyager Books, Harcourt, Inc., 2000) has short poetry and prose sections about home, appropriate for school age children, by writers including Carl Sandburg, Henry David Thoreau, Jane Yolen, and Abraham Lincoln. The writings and beautiful illustrations will delight young readers as they "tour" landscapes that others define as home.

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