As the designer of the Labyrinth I see myself ‘walking’ alongside it as a kind of protector, a steward of it’s integrity. When asked for permission to use it my quest is always to check that it’s use does not align it’s ‘brand’ in any one direction that would disturb it’s neutrality for other users.

The Reconciliation labyrinth is on many occasions in many places ranging from intimate events such as weddings to festivals and carnivals.

The Reconciliaton Labyrinth has been built as a permanent installation in three places in South Africa (Slangkop Lighthouse, St.John’s Diocescan School for Girls in Pietermaritzburg and at the library in Masiphumelele, Cape Town). Permanent and semi-permanent reconciliation labyrinths have been built in nine places in the USA (as far as I know - May 2012) and in various school, professional and spiritual settings.

Portable labyrinths of this design are widely used. The first permanent reconciliation labyrinth built in the USA is at a multi-disciplinary professional practice in California which focuses on helping divorced parents to find a way of working together effectively for the sake of their children.

There are a number of different versions of the Reconciliation Labyrinth, depending on the number of circuits or ‘circles’ in the design. The first version used was the nine-circuit version (Wynberg Park, 2002). The most commonly used version is the five-circuit labyrinth, such as the one built at Slangkop Lighthouse in Kommetjie, about 20km from Cape Point. It also comes in both a seven and three-circuit version. The three circuit labyrinth is the quickest to set up and has often been used for ceremonies such as weddings, reconciliatory, therapeutic and commitment explorations and journeys.

This latter version is the one that has been made into bead pins which is also the logo of this website.

The ways of using the labyrinth are limited only by imagination.