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Whitewater Mesa LAbyrinths
355 Bursum Road, Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths Glenwood, NM 88039
(575) 313-1002

A length of ribbon with eleven labyrinth designs inspired the first labyrinth made at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths. Syzygy is of medieval type designed by Ben Nicholson. The central circuit of the typical eleven was removed so that two horses can fit in the center. Syzygy is oriented on the sound of the river rushing through the Catwalk gorge. The second labyrinth made is a 7-circuit classic named Pima for the Native American people who make Man in the Maze baskets. It is made of beautiful rocks laid on the red clay ground. A maypole can be installed in the center for dancing around at Beltane. The third is an interlocking spiral of clay colored rocks on clay ground. The design can be found on Mimbres pots from this region. Visitors bring heart-shaped rocks to this labyrinth. The fourth is a tabula rasa of dug and raked clay in which people can make their own labyrinth by shuffling their feet or drawing with a rake. The fifth is called Troy Ride and was designed for Cordelia Rose by Jeff Saward for a re-enactment of Virgil's Game of Troy at a Labyrinth Society Gathering in New Harmony, IN. Cordelia has remade it at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths large enough for many horses to be ridden in it at once. It is made of horse manure topped with round white rocks and old horseshoes. The square maze is laid out in plan with white rocks, the long grasses contributing to its puzzle. It is oriented on the sun setting at the Equinox with the corners oriented on the solstices.

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