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Many in the Spiritual Formation movement are using the “prayer labyrinth” as a contemplative prayer practice. Why is the prayer labyrinth so dangerous? Because it comes directly from the New Age movement. I should clarify – the modern use of the labyrinth was popularized by Dr. Jean Houston, a New Ager. She introduced the labyrinth directly into churches. She first used this occult-based tool in a mainline/liberal church, but it quickly spread to evangelical denominations.
Note – I have checked out various “evangelical” Christian websites that endorse the prayer labyrinth. Many of these websites provide links to further info about labyrinths. In many cases, the links they provide lead readers directly to New Age websites teaching how to use labyrinths in occult ways. Amazing! How blind can Christian endorsers of the prayer labyrinth get?
Click here for one of many Christian articles exposing Dr. Jean Houston and the prayer labyrinth.
And here is a series of Christian YouTube videos exposing the prayer labyrinth:
Following are more Christian articles exposing prayer labyrinths:
Commentary on Dan Kimball’s article “A-Maze-ing Prayer” endorsing prayer labyrinths
I would like to find some articles by “Christian prayer labyrinth practitioners”, trying to defend their practice against critiques from discernment ministries. I am still looking…