Find Sanctuary at the Otto Labyrinth Park. The definitions of sanctuary are: 1. a consecrated place where sacred objects are kept. and 2. refuge: a shelter from danger or hardship. We offer you both at the Otto Labyrinth Park & Welcome Center, sitting across the ponds from the Park.
The Welcome Center is open in the afternoons, Wednesdays through Saturdays
Virtual Mini Tour of The Welcome Center at the Otto Labyrinth Park
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.
Find great labyrinth gifts on this website, See Labyrinth Gifts.
Visit the Labyrinth Park, Open dawn to dusk every day!
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.
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. If you would like to help us fulfill these plans by making a tax deductible contribution to the Otto Labyrinth Park Fund.
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.
2018 Full Moon Labyrinth Gatherings - Back to our Roots
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|
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Read excerpts from the Labyrinth Journal and help us maintain the Labyrinth Park and Faerie Forest!
If you have enjoyed the Otto Labyrinth Park and want to support parks like this, please make your tax deductible contributions to
Otto Labyrinth Park Fund and Journal.
or mail your contributions to:
Otto Labyrinth Park Fund
43 Shambala Way
Otto, NC 28763
Article from Rabun Laurel Magazine, May 2008