Installing Labyrinths

Working with volunteers is very cost effective. Pictured is an installation in Charlottesville, Virginia.The adults take a break in order to rest up, but this young lady, who was a good worker, took breaks in order to run and play.
Photo by Lars Howlett.
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Read more about our crushed granite installations using volunteer helpers: granite.

Labyrinth Master Class

Each year Robert used to give a master class, along with his colleague Lars Howlett, in how to build labyrinths.

Here (above photo) the class is making a small Chartres Labyrinth in masking tape on the floor (photo by Lars Howlett -- see www.discoverlabyrinths.com). We also made labyrinths using beans, bottle caps, and engineer's tape. Robert is now retired from this endeavor, but Lars continues the tradition. For the dates and place of the next labyrinth summer school, please contact Veriditas through their website, www.veriditas.org or go to Lars Howlett's website at www.discoverlabyrinths.com.

Photo by Lars Howlett

 

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Above: While working on the five books slated for reissuing, Robert saw the need for a sixth book, about canvas labyrinths. It seems that more people are likely to make a portable labyrinth than a very involved permanent one. We have also added a new section here about the history and care of canvas labyrinths. See it here: Canvas Labyrinths. Also see this page about our canvas labyrinth studio.

We are still fully in business

OUR ACTIVITIES:

Labyrinths

Labyrinth Enterprises, LLC, is a collaborative of skilled labyrinth artists prepared to install the best labyrinth for your site and budget. Robert Ferré, now retired after 20 years as a full-time labyrinth maker, still acts as technical advisor and contact person. By communicating with the architect, client, or committee in charge, Robert helps to determine the best pattern and medium within the specified budget. The work is then assigned to the appropriate artists within the collaborative, who complete the installation. Robert still does two or three jobs a year personally. Ask about his new, versatile pure polymer tchnique. We are still fully in business.

Publishing

Labyrinth Enterprises, LLC, is the publisher of books written by Robert Ferré and Linda Ricketts. All current titles are available on amazon.com.

Proton Beam Therapy

Protons are a particle from the nucleus of an atom. A new and superior technology uses protons to treat numerous forms of cancer. In September and October of 2016 Robert received proton therapy treatment for intermediate prostate cancer, which is not invasive and is painless. So impressed was he that he has taken a new interest in promoting proton therapy. Accordingly, he has the book shown to the right, and also these three new websites:

www.protontherapybook.com
Website dedicated to the new book.

www.proton-beam-therapy.com
Proton therapy blog.

www.proton-therapy-centers.com
A current list of proton therapy centers in the United States.

eBay-ready Tool Sale

For more than a year Robert has been selling his antique tool collection on eBay. To finish up, he is offering tools individually and in groups, ready for sale on eBay, including packaging, descriptions and photos. Or buy them for your own collection. Robert already sold 2,000 yardsticks, but there are still quite a few collectable rulers left (from art museums, Spice Girls, etc.) See the current list here. This is likely to change, so to see what is still available, be sure to contact Robert.

Home for Sale

Robert is downsizing and moving to a retirement center. He and Linda are selling their 1,771 sq. ft. home in Hill Country Retreat, a Del Webb over 55 community in San Antonio. They are staying in the area (eleven miles away) as they love San Antonio. To see particulars regarding the house, go to this website: www.12607CascadeHills.com.

Books for Sale

Robert is selling his many books, accumulated over several decades.

Chartres Cathedral and Gothic Construction: 87 items in English and 41 items in French. The original cost of these books totals: $1,973.65 for the English volumes and $763.95 for the French language volumes. The asking price is one-third of the cost, being $658 and $255 respectively (plus shipping). See PDF description.

Books on the Middle Ages and a few Wisdom subjects, 28 items. Cost was $354, selling price is $118 (plus shipping). See PDF Description.

Eleven-voulme set by Etienne Houvet, early 20th centruty, ten volumes of photos and one of text. Collector's item. The followig description gives a selliing price of $3,000 but that has now been reduced to $2,000 (plus shipping). See PDF Description.

Any of these books could be donated to the proper nonprofit institution that would appreciate and utilize them.

For information, contact Robert.

Aging Workshop

Robert Ferré and Linda Ricketts offer a workshop entitled AGING AS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY in which the labyrinth is used as both metaphor and spiritual tool. Growing older is not a tragedy to be avoided at all costs. It can be the most exciting and rewarding time of our life. There is basic information about the workshop available at www.agingasaspiritualjourney.com. For a schedule of future presentations, or if your church or organization would like to sponsor an event, please contact Robert.

Reviews

Reviews are the life blood of an autor these days. People check reviews before buying a book. Would you buy a book with only one or two reviews? All of Robert's books are self-published through CreateSpace and POD (print on demand). That part is relatively easy. The marketing is the real bugaboo. Please help by writing reviews and sharing information about these books with others. Many thanks.

 

Latest Release:

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Currently available as an eBook (Kindle) this covers proton therapy for all cancers, not just prostate. The print version should be out shortly.

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Above: Robert's firsthand account of receiving proton therapy for prostate cancer. It is an amazig technology and the future of treatment for cancers of all kinds. For details, see: www.protontherapybook.com

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Above: Robert's detailed history of the labyrinth movement in the United States.

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A travelogue, love story, and memoir about crossing the Atlantic on a cruise ship, and much much more.

Robert's cruise memoir love story website:
www.cruiseoftheheart.com

AVALABLE ON KINDLE

Cruise of the Heart:. Click here for Kindle version.)

Labyriinth books reissued or in the process of being rewritten:

Church Labyrinths
Classical Labyrinths: Construction Manual
Chartres Labyrinth: Construction Manual
Symbolism of Chartres Labyrinth
The Labyrinth Revival

Eventually:
Labyrinth Building: Advanced Concepts
Labyrinth Facilitation Manual
Labyrinth Essays

 

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