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The Lavender Labyrinth, Cherry Point Farm and Market, Michigan. Upper photo: Barbara Bull. Designed by Conrad Heiderer. Installed 2004. 

Inside the stacked-stone circle that encloses the labyrinth, lies a beautifully-orchestrated sensory bouquet, created with more than fifty kinds of herbs, including several varieties of parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, basil, and calendula. The 26 arbors surrounding the herb garden were built with 52 posts, representing the weeks of the year. Outside the stone circle, rows of lavender planted on mounds of concentric circles, look like waves of undulating sunbeams surrounding the labyrinth. 

The labyrinth was designed in the style of a 12-point vesica piscis pattern (“Flower of Life”), in which the center of two equal circles are off set by a distance equal to the circle radii. The ancient Egyptians practiced sacred geometry based on the shape of the vesica piscis, where it can still be seen today at the Temple of Osiris, Abydos, Egypt. 

Lower photo: Flower of Life, Luca Giarelli / CC-BY=SA 3.0 from the portal of an ancient house, Erbanno, Val Camonica, Italy. 

 
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