Some science behind the scenes

Sacred geography - maze

A maze is symbolically a map of your Memory.  But a physically existent maze has another meaning within the context of sacred geography.

Within sacred geography a maze is a path or collection of paths, typically from an entrance to a goal. The word is used to refer to branching tour puzzles through which the solver must find a route.  The pathways and walls in a maze are typically fixed, but puzzles in which the walls and paths can change during the game are also categorised as mazes or tour puzzles.

Mazes in sacred geography are used to teach the lesson that an overly complex mind /maze means you never reach your goal – fulfil your destiny – and that the Memory must be reorganised and purified before your individual goal can be reached.  It is to a lesser extent also sometimes used to demonstrate the complexity of the spiritual path, endless choices between paths with no real idea where you are or what your goal is.

It is worth noting that many well known so called mazes are labyrinths, and there is a difference – see labyrinth and walking the labyrinth.  Furthermore many modern mazes were not built with sacred geography intentions in mind.

Construction

Mazes have been built with walls and rooms, with hedges, turf, corn stalks, hay bales, books, paving stones of contrasting colors or designs, and brick, or in fields of crops such as corn or, indeed, maize. Maize mazes can be very large; they are usually only kept for one growing season, so they can be different every year. Indoors, mirror mazes are another form of maze, in which many of the apparent pathways are imaginary routes seen through multiple reflections in mirrors.

A psychomanteum or psychomantium is the correct name for a room with mirrors.  A Hall of Mirrors.  It should contain multiple mirrors. 

Observations

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