Walk a 7 circuit outdoor Labyrinth at the Otto Labyrinth Park in Otto, North Carolina and enjoy our unique Labyrinth Gifts and Services

Labyrinth Gifts and Books
Unique labyrinth gifts include our inspirational Life Path Porcelain Finger Labyrinths, sand blasted Labyrinth Stones, Pewter Labyrinth Plates, pendants, bracelets, keychains and recommended books.

Labyrinth Park Welcome Center
The Welcome Center has all our online gifts, plus one of a kinds not on line; the Healing Room for one on one energy work, restrooms, and special surprises. Come and spend the day in retreat and sanctuary!

The Otto Labyrinth Park, Otto, NC

Labyrinth ParksA 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.


7 Circuit Labyrinth Drawing

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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.

Park & Benches

Benches at the Otto Labyrinth Park, Otto, NC

Lily Pond

Lily Pond at the Otto Labyrinth Park, Otto, NC

View from the Center of the Labyrinth

Rose and Milk Quartz Stones at the Center of the Otto Labyinth, Otto, NC

Welcome Sign and First Lily Pond

Lily Pond and Welcome Sign at the Otto Labyrinth Park, Otto, NC

Welcome Center, up the drive!

Welcome Center at the Otto Labyrinth Park, Otto, NC

Group Labyrinth Walk

Group Labyrinth Walk at the Otto Labyrinth Park, Otto, NC

Fire Circle at Labyrinth Gathering

Fire Circle at the Otto Labyrinth Park, Otto, NC

Path Behind Labyrinth into the Faerie Forest

Path to the Fairy Forest at the Otto Labyrinth Park, Otto, NC

Click here to learn how to draw your own labyrinth

Photo Journal Of Our Labyrinth, walk a finger labyrinth, draw your own labyrinth, learn about labyrinths history and meaning. See a photo journal of our Labyrinth.

Visit the Labyrinth Park

outdoor Labyrinth at the Otto Labyrinth Park
Otto Labyrinth Park

The Otto Labyrinth Park was open to the public in April 1998. It is made of 10 tons of stone and sits in a high energy spot with a creek on two sides, a pond on the third and a hillside of mountain laurel above. Information and Directions

Mountain Valley Center & The Otto Labyrinth Park
43 Shambala Way
Otto, NC 28763.
Phone Toll Free 888-773-2491
email: mail@mountainvalleycenter.com

The labyrinth is open dawn to dusk. After hour activities must be arranged in advance at Mountain Valley Center.
Guided tours of the labyrinth and special group activities must be arranged in advance.

We have established a non-profit organization to facilitate development of facilities at the Labyrinth. Plans include building a “screen house” with restrooms and a fireplace just beyond the pond. Plans have also been drawn up for building several cabins in the woods to accommodate visitors on site. Your tax deductible contributions help us maintain the Labyrinth Park and help us move forward to provide expanded services. We appreciate your support!

Driving Directions:

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.


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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.

Labyrinth Gatherings are over for the Season and will Resume in the Spring

Winter at the Otto Labyrinth Park

The Labyrinth Park is a wonderful place to explore in cooler weather. The green of summer takes on a mystical hue in winter and is a perfect place for contemplation. The Welcome Center will be open Wednesday thru Saturday afternoons (except on snow days!). We will have hot tea waiting for you after your walk and visit to the Faerie Forest. Come for Peace and Renewal this special time of the year.

 

The Otto Labyrinth Park was open to the public in April 1998. It is made of 10 tons of stone and sits in a high energy spot with a creek on two sides, a pond on the third and a hillside of mountain laurel above. Information and Directions

Mountain Valley Center & The Otto Labyrinth Park
43 Shambala Way
Otto, NC 28763.
Phone Toll Free 888-773-2491

The labyrinth is open dawn to dusk. After hour activities must be arranged in advance at Mountain Valley Center.
Guided tours of the labyrinth and special group activities must be arranged in advance.

We have established a non-profit organization to facilitate development of facilities at the Labyrinth. Plans include building a “screen house” with restrooms and a fireplace just beyond the pond. Plans have also been drawn up for building several cabins in the woods to accommodate visitors on site. Your tax deductible contributions help us maintain the Labyrinth Park and help us move forward to provide expanded services. We appreciate your support!

Otto Labyrinth One of a Kind

Visit our Labyrinth Page for more Information

Group Labyrinth Walk

Read excerpts from the Labyrinth Journal and help us maintain the Labyrinth Park and Faerie Forest!

Read what others have written about the Otto Labyrinth Park.

If you have enjoyed the Otto Labyrinth Park and want to support parks like this, please make your tax deductible contributions here

or mail your contributions to:
Otto Labyrinth Park Fund
65 Shambala Way
Otto, NC 28763

Visit the Otto Labyrinth Park on Facebook. Share your experiences walking our Labyrinth and others. Share insights, healings, and gifts received from Labyrinths! We look forward to this new community of like minded seekers! Note: Be sure and click “like” when you visit the Labyrinth’s Facebook page!

 

 

THE FRANKLIN PRESS – Friday, March 12, 1999- Section D Page 9

outdoor Labyrinth at the Otto Labyrinth Park

The seven circuit Otto labyrinth park is composed of 10 tons of stone. The labyrinth measures 65 feet in diameter and is approximately a half mile long from start to finish. ( Photo by Johnny Woodhouse)

 

By Johnny Woodhouse

Not many folks would turn two acres of their private land into a nature park.

Fewer still would encourage strangers to visit the site unannounced.

But that’s exactly what Jill and Charlie Henry had in mind when they built their one-of-a-kind labyrinth park in Otto last April.

Unlike a maze, a labyrinth is one clear but winding path to the center. This centuries-old design is one of many that has been revived for the public by churches and individuals such as the Henrys.

Labyrinth walks are reportedly being rediscovered across the country as a tool of meditation. There are labyrinths at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Toco Hills, GA. and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Decatur, GA.

Area labyrinth locations include Leicester and Fairview. During the middle ages, Catholics made symbolic journeys to the Holy City by walking a labyrinth.

The Henrys, who Own Otto Based Mountain Valley Center, said more that 200 people have visited their seven-circuit labyrinth which measures 65 feet in diameter and is a half a mile long from start to finish.

Walkers sign a register after strolling the park, which also includes a tree lined walking path and ponds. The labyrinth is composed of 10 tons of stone, including five keystones of rose quartz at its center.

For the Henrys, building the labyrinth, they say, is a way to share the land with others. There is no charge to visit the site, but contributions to its maintenance and further development are accepted.

Directions to the labyrinth may be obtained by calling or visiting Mountain Valley Center, which is located at 43 Shambala Way, Otto, NC.

What is an Energy Vortex?

An energy vortex is formed in a place where focused thoughts and feelings have gathered in unison of common vibration. Such energy vortexes can often be found at the sites of schools and universities, large companies and organizations, temples, churches and mosques. Wherever people have gathered or an extended period of time in common purpose with powerfully focused intention you will find an energy vortex. Sometimes these groups were drawn to gather at these sites by preexisting man-made vortexes, or by naturally occurring geographic vortexes. Such natural vortexes are often found in mountain ranges and at the confluence of converging bodies of water.

Vortexes are a focusing and pooling of the natural life energy, sometimes called “chi” or “prana.” Prana energy flows about us all of the time, but energy vortexes create a situation where the energy becomes focused and magnified in one spot. We are then able to literally steep in the focused energies of the vortex when we go to these places. Being in the vortex can help us more easily achieve a special focus of thought or feeling. Some vortexes are known for healing, or for a profound sense of peace, or for stimulated creativity or endeavor.

Some energy vortexes, such as special temples in India, are known for their ability to help us to break out of negative patterns or karma. These negative patterns keep us set into the same kind of life, the same kind of job making the same range of salary, and the same kind of relationships that we have been experiencing in our lives. These special vortexes can act as a remedy to the negative pattern that has been repeating in our lives. By visiting the vortex, your energy field becomes powerfully impressed by this remedial energy, counteracting the negative pattern and replacing it with a new vibration. Dr.  Pillai often organizes through Pillai Center special trips in the fall of each year to such energy vortexes. This year’s trip will be in the south of India to energy vortexes that include water, forests, caves, and temples.

If you are ready to take charge and make powerful changes in the sort of life you have been manifesting, you may like to discover and visit the most powerful energy vortexes where you live, or travel to where they can be found.

Thanks to Dr. Pillai, Pillai Retreat Center for Mind Science, San Diego, CA

Please see attached Map of Otto, NC Energy Vortexes sent to us from
John J. (Jack) & Evie Brodbeck. Thank you!!

Energy Vortex Map for Otto, NC

 

Article from Rabun Laurel Magazine, May 2008

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