AWAKENING HUMANITY THROUGH SHARING!!!


Dr. Virginia LoneSky


Founder of Peaceful Endeavours. A non-profit organization promoting educational workshops and tours around the world. Sharing information on ancient and modern ways to build community and exchange information. Creator of "Peaceful Endeavours ©Labyrinth Experience Kit", Central Regional Representative of The Labyrinth Society. Co-creator of ©Grail Goddess "Live Art" Personal Portable Labyrinth and holder of copyright of co-authored Labyrinth Inspiration Cards. Writer, published in "Stories Of Prayers & Faith", compiled by Gloria Nye.

Ordained Minister, Doctorate in Theology, Shamanic Medicine Woman, Workshop Facilitator, Organizer of Sacred Trips, and Counselor.

Peaceful Endeavours was founded in 1989 to share ancient wisdom, sacred geometry, legends, stories and dispel myths associated with indigenous cultures by going out into communities, around the world, creating dialog and experiences.

It was a natural progression to incorporate the Labyrinth into her work. She has designed and built Labyrinths. Given presentations and workshops at universities, special education schools, educational organizations and The International Labyrinth Society. She has also served on many Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards for non-profit community service organizations guiding curriculum. She has also earned several indigenous honors and titles.

She has been a member of The International Labyrinth Society (TLS) since it was founded in 1999. She continues to serve as the Central Regional Representative of TLS, answering questions and giving information on Labyrinths to anyone who seeks it. She has done numerous workshops and presentations. (See Below) Also view, www.labyrinthsociety.org Regional Representatives and view the website.

She has presented at numerous Universities, including a Conference hosted by the University of Illinois, Urbana Walking Conference, for The American College of Sports Medicine, to Doctors, Nurses, Educators and Health Practioners on the benefits of using finger labyrinths with patients after surgeries, and advocated the use of them at hospitals and schools for patients, visitors and staff outdoors.


Virginia was on a sabbatical from 2006 - 2008, during which time she focused on healing and completed her Doctorate in Theology, specializing in integrating her cultural diversity studies and apprenticeships with indigenous spiritual Elders, who hold shamanic knowledge of indigenous tribal ways and how to communicate with self and nature. How ceremony is the foundation to translate and connect with higher powers of cosmic consciousness, what we in the Western world want to call the practice of "Religion".

She also did a paper on the relationship between Cathedrals, Ancient Monoliths, Stone Circles and Labyrinths as being used for similar places conducive to expressing forms of worship.


From 2009 - 2010, Virginia focused on teaching how to do group Labyrinth walks in her on-line Facilitator Training classes. Works with Hospice Centers to train personnel. Travels around the United States, Canada and Europe to teach communities how to create local ceremonies, and use the Labyrinth pattern on the land for Geomancy and balance.


October 2011 - Keynote Speaker at the 13th Annual Labyrinth Society Gathering, Taos, New Mexico; sharing her 20 years of research and blending the Indigenous stories and way of looking at the cosmos with the creation of the Grand Dame Cathedrals in France and the direction of the labyrinth in the 21st century. Encouraging everyone to 'just build them' any size to set in motion a rebalancing of our earth; sharing stories and pictures of how the human body aligns with sacred geometry and scientific studies.


Virginia continues working with communities, schools, and institutions around the world, and has extensive experience in presenting workshops and tours where the people do not speak English; all done with interpreters, and inner "knowing" merged to speak the langauge of the heart. Which also led to the encouragement of the people and community to create their own portable indoor labyrinths, and building outdoor labyrinths. (See Pictures and Stories).


If you are interested in having her visit your organization to give a workshop, assist in a building project, or just come to your community and give a presentation to your friends and family, arrangements can be made by contacting her directly.

She can bring one of two portable labyrinths, the Grail Goddess © 2002, or the Heart of Chartres (design by Robert Ferre), or she can work with you to build one, or use an existing Labyrinth on your site.

Visit her Events section on this website for specifics, or


Contact Virginia at the Email - labyrinthexperience@netzero.com today. Also visit the Workshop Link.

PEACEFUL ENDEAVOURS - SACRED TOURS: Virginia has also organized "Peaceful Endeavours - Sacred Tours", and has taken groups to cathederals, caves, settlements; archelogical sites around the world.

She shares her years of research and personal experience from the heart. Taking people to places where they could experience their 'connections'. of energy and customizes the tour to the "group" requests.


She is a culturally diverse practicing "ceremonialist" whose ministry is based on a hands on involvement that takes her out into community to show audiences, through her workshops and tours, how to incorporate the wisdom of the ages, from Sacred symbols to the Labyrinth, into their day-to-day lives. She is dedicated to empowering people and building community.

Contact her at labyrinthexperience@netzero.com


SAMPLING OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Regional Representative for the Central Region of TLS
  • Member, Energy Keepers - On call volunteer spiritual service for community
  • 365 Club - Commitment to Walk the Labyrinth 365 Days a Year.
  • Education Committee - Work with other members of Labyrinth Society
  • Volunteer, TLS "Labyrinths For Peace" Project hosted by sandra Wasko-Flood, Washington, D.C. - March, 2000 Which included a Private Pipe Ceremony - Solstice for Mother Earth - In the Middle of Classic 7 Path designed by Marty Cain
  • Volunteer: TLS - Pre-Conference Community Outreach Education Program at the Leonardo De Vinci Regional School - Sacramento, CA - Sept. 2002
  • Writer - contributed to Mary Thunder's book, "Inside So Strong" - Elders & Teachers Section -"Journey of the Heart" - promoting labyrinths as 21st century transformational tools.
  • Co-Builder, 20 foot Classic style labyrinth for healing - Caraquet, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Created Ceremonies and participated in Workshop For the dedication of the Labyrinth to the "Healing of Arcadian Descendants" - June 2001
  • Co-authored Labyrinth Inspiration Cards ©2001
  • Co-created a new 'live art' form of personal style labyrinth - The "Grail Goddess" for transformational personal and community work.
  • Created an Ecclesiastical Corporation, Peaceful Endeavours Labyrinth Ministry. Involves traveling throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe - educating and building community thru workshops (Scholarships for Elders in attendance). Designed with the community for the community.
  • Created "©Journey of the Heart", "Personal Labyrinth Experience Kits" Products to sustain the community work. Products available for sale on web site. (Visit Labyrinth Products Link).
  • Facilitator Training and Tapes - For All Faiths and Spiritual Persuasions. Certificate Upon Completion. (Visit Labyrinth Faciliator Training Link)
  • Certified Laughing Yoga Instructor (Brings a lot of humor into the Labyrinth)
  • Writer, published in "Stories Of Prayer & Faith" compiled by Gloria Nye
  • Keynote Speaker, 13th Annual International Labyrinth Society Gathering, Taos, New Mexico

    OTHER COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • Member, various indigenous organizations
  • Board Member, various non-profit organizations
  • Multi-Faith Ceremonialist since 1988
  • Speaker, Universities and Schools


    She has studied with many teachers in the Aztec, Mayan, and Peruvian traditions. She was given her Mayan initiation name Ak'Bal-Te at Uxmal, Mexico

    How I Came To Work With Labyrinths:

    "I joined the International Labyrinth Society after attending its 1st International Labyrinth Society Conference in Denver, CO in 1999. When I arrived I was immediately drawn to walk the Classic 7 path, built by Marty Cain, which was outdoors facing the mountains. I was reawakened to my inner sacred geometry and the endless possibilities labyrinths held to be integrated with my Shamanic training and community work. It was a natural fit, and it enabled me to reach a greater audience and to continue my community building work.

    The next Spring, in March of 2000, I volunteered, and flew down to Washington D.C. for the "Labyrinths for Peace" Project. Organized by Sandra Wasko-Flood in D.C., I was hosted by Jane and Robert Buckman. The event featured the TLS Traveling Labyrinth Exhibit, and several of its' members placed Labyrinth patterns down on the East Lawn of the Capital Building, for the public to enjoy.

    By May of the same year, I was in Chartres, France with Lauren Artress walking the incredible chartres Labyrinth in the Cathedral, and by November, I was a speaker at the 2nd tls Conference in Fayetteville, Arkansas, talking about the relationship between Ancient Temples, Cathedrals, and Labyrinths.

    At the 3rd Conference in Norcross, Georgia, in 2001, I was a Speaker - covering the topic of The Role of the Labyrinth Facilitator during group walks, which included covering Facilitator Techniques.

    In 2002, at the 4th Conference in Sacramento, California I was a Pre-Conference Program volunteer and chose to work with school children, and also later gave a Transistional Group Ceremony presentation for the Members and visitors, debuting a new 'live art work' portable Labyrinth called the GRAIL GODDESS © 2002. A personal style labyrinth, of original design and adaptation for the integration of walking a labyrinth, without boundaries, to move into the use of Labyrinths as transformational tools in the 21st Century."

    Virginia travels where she is invited, all over the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe educating and formulating unique workshops that merge all spiritual paths and belief systems together using this perfect transformational tool - the Labyrinth. (Which she feels can assist humankind in its' evolution to find personal empowerment and planetary awakening.)

    In the Fall of 2002 Virginia was sponsored by La Casa del astrologo, sc of Mexico City, Mexico and took the Labyrinth Experience to the Hacienda De San Francisco cuadra near taxco, a mountainous city outside of Mexico City, Mexico where she gave a workshop using an outdoor Labyrinth built by Drunvalo Melchizedek. Afterwards she visited the local school at the Hacienda and worked with the teacher and children to teach them how to build Labyrinths. Donating several cloth finger labyrinths to the school. Before she left, the school made a commitment to build their own 7 path Classical style on their playground.

    She flew to Costa Rica, and there she gave workshops and was sponsored by the iriria Centre, and met the three current owners of Labyrinths. She was gratified to hear the people talk about beginning a Labyrinth Project to build a 7 Path cretan style in downtown San pedro! Before she left, she outlined the placement, and instructed the volunteers on how to go about staging a community day to build one.


    In the Fall of 2003 Virginia went to the Highlands of Scotland, Mid-England, and Southern France. Then returned to Northern Mexico, where she has unified communities and created Labyrinth experiences that have opened up their world's to endless possibilities. Culturally integrating the community back in time and then merging the past with the present. Using journey work, and holding sacred space, she uses the Labyrinth like a "temple".


    In 2004, Virginia again was sharing her research and experience at the 6th Annual Labyrinth Society Conference in Minnesota USA. Weaving into the "Art" in Labyrinths theme, she gave a presentation on the "encodements" in the geometry of Labyrinth shapes, and offered several ancient and modern ways in which 'tracing the lines' created opportunities for dimensional 'mind travel' using the Labyrinth with meditation practices. It was an 'experience' held on many levels of awareness and consciousness. All intended to move the Labyrinth enthusiast into other realms of empowerment and reality within symbols.


    In 2005, she was hosted by the University of Illinois, Urbana Walking Conference, for The American College of Sports Medicine, to Doctors, Nurses, Educators and Health Practioners on the benefits of using finger labyrinths with patients after surgeries, and advocated the use of them at hospitals and schools for patients, visitors and staff.


    From 2006 - 2008 she was on a sabbatical, during which time she focused on healing and completed her Doctorate in Theology, specializing in integrating her cultural diversity studies and apprenticeships with indigenous spiritual Elders, who hold shamanic knowledge of indigenous tribal ways and how to communicate with self and nature. How ceremony is the foundation to translate and connect with higher powers of cosmic consciousness, what we in the Western world want to call the practice of "Religion".

    She also did a paper on the relationship between Cathedrals, Ancient Monoliths and Stone Circles, and Labyrinths as being used for similar places conducive to expressing forms of worship.


    From 1989 to today, Virginia continues working with communities, schools, and institutions around the world, and has extensive experience in presenting workshops and tours where the people do not speak English, so it is all done with interpreters, and inner feelings merging to speak the langauge of the heart. Which also led to the encouragement of the people and community to create their own portable indoor labyrinths, and they building outdoor labyrinths. (See Pictures and Stories).

    She will create a safe atmosphere that allows everyone to learn at their own pace. You will be encouraged to just enjoy yourself and have fun!

    If you are interested in having her visit your organization to give a workshop, assist in a building project, or just come to your community and give a presentation to your friends and family. Arrangements can be made by contacting her directly.

    Visit her Events section on this website for specifics, or

    Contact Virginia at the Email - labyrinthexperience@netzero.com today. Also visit the Workshop Link.

    Thank you for your interest in the Peaceful Endeavours Labyrinth Experience .....