A labyrinth is a magical single path maze. A maze has many paths and is essentially a left-brain puzzle. A labyrinth is a right-brain intuition and creativity enhancer. Let the labyrinth answer your questions and bring you peace. We opened the Otto Labyrinth Park to the Public in 1998. Come walk with us!
Walk the Otto Labyrinth at Mountain Valley Center.
Between the ponds and the creek, 10 tons of stone have gathered to form a classic 7-circuit labyrinth. It has been placed there for all to enjoy and use.
2018 Otto Labyrinth Park Gatherings
The first Gathering at the Otto Labyrinth Park was in the Summer of 1998. We had just completed building the Labyrinth, and 5 of us Gathered to walk it, build a fire, drum and sing. Over the past 20 years we have offered Gatherings throughout the Spring, Summer and Fall. Sometimes 5 people attend, other times 60 people come. Always the perfect number for the Energy that's needed at the time.
This year we return to our roots -the original Labyrinth Gathering We will meet at 7 pm at the Labyrinth. A brief visit to the Faerie Forest starts the Gathering, followed by a group walk to the Center of the Labyrinth. At the center a guided meditation allows us to lift our Energy in service of the World as well as ourselves. We then walk out to sit around the fire, drumming, talking and sharing as the night approaches and the moon comes out.
Gatherings are always Free. We do appreciate any love offerings you make to support the maintenance of the Park.
So plan to join us this year. What the world needs now is the Energy of Peace and Renewal. We are pleased to offer a place to connect throughout the years.
2018 Labyrinth Gathering Schedule
Saturdays, 7-9 pm
Note: Gatherings are held on the Saturday closest to the Full Moon
May 26~ Flower, Milk or Dyad Moon - Flowers come into full bloom and corn is ready to plant. Actual Full Moon Date is May 29th
June 30 ~ Mead or Strawberry Moon - In late June the meadows, or meads, were ready to be mowed for hay. Also called The Strawberry Moon, as Strawberry picking season reaches its peak during this time. Actual Full Moon Date is June 28th
July 28~ Hay or Buck Moon - Hay is gathered to be dried and stored. and deer start growing velvety hair-covered antlers in July. Actual Full Moon Date is July 27th
August 25~ Sturgeon or Barley Moon - Sturgeon are most readily caught during this month. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. Persephone, virgin Goddess of rebirth, carries a sheaf of barley as a symbol of the harvest. Actual Full Moon Date is August 26th
September 22~ Corn or Harvest Moon - Harvest Moon, occurs closest to the Autumn Equinox. The chief Indian staples of corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice are now ready for gathering. Actual Full Moon Date is September 24th
FROM THE NORTH - We are an hour and a half drive from Asheville, NC. Cherokee and the Smoky Mountains National Park are 45 minutes away. Drive to Franklin, NC and come south on 441 (towards Atlanta) approximately 7 miles. Turn right on Calvary Church Rd. Turn Left on Shambala Way.
FROM THE SOUTH - We are an hour from Gainesville, GA and 1 & 1/2 to 2
hours from Atlanta. From Atlanta, take 985 to Gainesville, then drive North East until 441 North joins the four lane. Continue on the same road to Clayton, GA and on to Dillard, GA. We are 3 miles North of Dillard. Turn left on Calvary Church Rd. Turn Left on Shambala Way.
If you are using GPS to locate us, enter "438 Calvary Church Rd, Otto, NC 28763". Shambala Way was 438 Calvary Church a couple of years ago, but some GPS systems can't find us yet.