Labyrinths are ancient mindfulness pathways that date back thousands of years.
Finger labyrinths recreate the experience of walking a labyrinth.
The Abingdon Abbey Finger Labyrinth dates to an 11th century manuscript from Abingdon Abbey in England. Labyrinths often illustrated early philosophical and liturgical writings because of the way the paths bend and curve - as do the merits of scholarly arguments.
This labyrinth illustrates a Latin poem that can be read in two different ways depending on if you lay the poem out along the labyrinth’s lines or circles.