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Carroll will explore the Energy of labyrinths

January 23, 2013

WAUKESHA, WIS.— On Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, the Office of Student Affairs at Carroll University will present a daylong exploration of the energy of labyrinths. The design of a labyrinth varies, but it is always a single walking path that leads to the center and must be retraced to the beginning. This is an ancient exercise in meditation, spirituality and self-awareness.

A canvas labyrinth will be installed in the Stackner Ballroom of the Campus Center, 101 N. East Ave., Waukesha. It will be available for students, staff, faculty and visitors from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. In addition to displays of descriptive signage, someone will be present to answer general questions.

For a deeper explanation, three faculty members will provide insight at 6 p.m. in the Oak Room, the lower level of New Hall, 200 E. College Ave. The speakers for Labyrinth: A Panel Discussion on the Philosophical, Psychological and Literary Facets of an Ancient Symbol will be:

  • Dr. Jeffrey Fisher, assistant professor of religious studies, who will address theological and philosophical dimensions of labyrinths.
  • Dr. Christopher May, associate professor of psychology, who will speak about labyrinths as a meditation tool and the work of Carl Jung.
  • Dr. John Garrison, assistant professor of English, who will provide a history of the labyrinth in literature.

This free event is part of Carroll’s yearlong exploration of Energy in its many forms, from cellular to solar, and from individual to societal and global perspectives. This interdisciplinary series of presentations, workshops, performances, convocations and other activities will explore energy from a variety of perspectives, including fossil fuel dependence, developing new sources of energy, personal energy, and spiritual energy.

For more information, contact Dan Gray, outdoor recreation coordinator, at 262.524.7339 or


Contact: Jess Owens 262-951-3104

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