Labyrinth

The labyrinth is a winding, maze-like path, often resembling a spiral. Labyrinths are found in many ancient cultures, and almost always have spiritual significance. Nearly identical labrynth patterns are found in neolithic art, on native American petroglyphs, and even in ancient Vedic sites. Ancient Minoan labyrinths were associated with the cult of the mother Goddess, and were possibly used in initiatory rituals.

Labyrinths carried into medieval times, where they were often laid on the floors of cathedrals. They were used as a sort of miniature pilgrimage- often, these ‘pilgrims’ traveled the path on their knees while praying continuously. Labyrinths have seen a kind of revival. They are common today both in churches and Neopagan sanctuaries. (It is estimated that there are now more than fifteen hundred labyrinths in churches in the US alone.)

Greek Labyrinth

 

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Man in the Maze

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Studio-Tekne September 25, 2014 at 7:56 am

As much as I know the labyrinth is even the representation of the brain,the side or the section of it, with the Pituitary Gland in it. At that time they were really charmed in what they were able to find in every skull chopped, without know the reason.

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Samael March 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

Have a close look at an RFID chip and you will find out what a labyrinth tells you. The snake is a stretched labyrinth and labyrinths are found in all cults. Maya for example means underwater tunnel world, in the ancient language of the Mayas. So, that is a labyrinth as well. If you know,(or you don’t, then I tell you) that the occult teaching is esoteric, thus inside and never be found outside, look inside your body and find labyrinths …..

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