Labyrinth is an ancient device where the age is unknown, though
there is plenty of research and findings to indicate they were found over
5,000 years ago and with the finding of fossils and petroglyphs it is likely
beyond that. Some say these findings are 25,000 years old.
It is described as a unicursal path. It may seem similar to a maze, though
maze has many openings and many dead ends. The labyrinth has only the
one path that leads the walker in on a circuitous route traveling back and
forth eventually making its way to the center. The path back is the very
same, so know one ever gets lost in a labyrinth, it is more where one
will find themselves.
a better way to understand it is simply by walking it. Some use it as a
meditation tool where they may breathe, relax and contemplate letting go
particular thought process on the mind. Others use it for finding deeper
while others use it for inviting creativity.
There are many ways and uses that a labyrinth can be of service. Today the
renewed interest in this tool is assisting people in clearing their busy
let go of all the attachments the mind stores and find more of the inner
we tend to tuck down inside. What is interesting is that the brain tends
to weave back and forth in the same way that the labyrinth does...it is
an unwind of the mind.
will find labyrinths today all over the world in a variety of places. Individuals
and groups create the labyrinth where there seems to be a longing for it.
Some of the areas may even be surprising, though once familiarized it wouldn't
seem at all surprising. The fascination and continual discovery of the labyrinth
is everyone's opportunity and what it may yield to one can be completely
different in what it yields to another.
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