Welcome to the Sacred Grove
Sacred Ceremonies, Ltd, a nonprofit, includes a place called the Sacred Grove where visitors may be spiritually renewed through the use of the Athani II retreat cabin, labyrinth, meditation garden, and paths, all where sacred ceremonies may be performed.
What to Expect at the Sacred Grove
These 10 acres of The Sacred Grove are yours to enjoy. The Sacred Grove provides space for being…whatever that means to you.
The Sacred Grove is a place
for people to give themselves space to “allow time to stand still,”
to experience the trees at work, cleansing and helping to heal the body as you walk the trails,
to encourage you to meditate at one of the quiet bench areas,
where your Spirit will be encouraged to speak to you as you walk the labyrinth and as you sit on the boulder in the center, allowing your mind and body to speak to you.
About the Labyrinth
A labyrinth is a path of prayer, a walking meditation that can become a mirror of the soul…
A labyrinth is not a maze. A maze is designed for you to lose your way; a labyrinth is designed for you to find your way.
The goal of walking the labyrinth is to connect with God (or your Higher Power.) One of the by-products of walking the labyrinth is transformation. The key to getting the most out of your walk is to remain open.
There are as many ways to walk the labyrinth as there are people who walk it. There is no “right” way or “wrong” way. However you choose to interact with God (or your Higher Power) as you walk is “the right way.”
"This is a very serene and beautiful place. The thoughts I had here will guide me in my future endeavors. Thank you."
"This place is beautiful and so serene. It feels so magical, almost life I could get spirited away if I’m not careful. It’s amazing and I never want to leave."
"A place for rest, memory stimulation, love of nature and life, a shelter from our pain, an unburdening of heavy hearts. What a gift!"
"Thank you so much!! Cannot express in words how grateful I am to you - Pat and Lucy – for this gift of Sacred Grove. Love+Light+Blessings."
The Sacred Grove does not charge any entry fees.
Yes! Although during the winter, we do not clear the snow. You're more than welcome to walk or snowshoe the property at your leisure.
The Sacred Grove is open from dawn until dusk each day.
Labyrinths are present throughout the world in a variety of mediums. According to the Baslers, labyrinths are at least 6,000 years old, originally found on the Isle of Crete, but may not have been used for the same purpose as today—for walking meditation and silent reflection. The most famous labyrinth lines the floor of the Chartres Cathedral in France and it is said that during the time of the Crusades, because it was too dangerous for devotees to make their way to Jerusalem for the annual pilgrimage, walking the labyrinth was the symbolic equivalent.
"Walking the labyrinth is a meditative experience and can be used for slowing down your life, or for gaining clarity to help make right decisions. Some are calmed and some are energized. It's unique to each person. But it is a tool to help one delve deeper inside themselves," said Lucy.
By Lynn S. La Froth
As published in the Inter-County Leader, Burnett County Sentinel, and Spooner Advocate, October 2, 2002
The Sacred Grove is maintained by an all-volunteer board of directors. We're always seeking volunteers to help with grounds maintenance.
- Tree and brush removal
- General groundskeeping
Flexible hours and duties. Please contact us if you're interested.