" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

June 4, 2019

Mazes & Labyrinths: A Fool's Journey?

I just finished reading the book 'Exploring the Labyrinth' by Melissa Gayle West and in the bibliography is listed a video titled 'Mazes & Labyrinths: The Search for the Center'.
I was looking for a trailer of 'Mazes & Labyrinths: The Search for the Center' on You Tube to see if it was worth watching and found that someone had uploaded the whole thing on April 1st this year, so I watched it and would have to say that it is truly worth a watch if you are interested in the metaphorical life journey that these art works represent.
UPDATE: I have since replaced that You Tube with another when it was taken down by You Tube.
I would have to disagree with that saying above the elephant maze as far as mazes go (that shot and the elephant maze are not from the movie), because some mazes are designed to see how long it takes you to get to the other side, not necessarily to find the center.
I found it interesting that in the Mazes & Labyrinths film it was said that a lot of mazes and labyrinths were put at the front of churches to confuse the devil and evil spirits because it was believed it would draw them in and they wouldn't be able to find their way out, which sounded a lot like the plot of Kubrick's version of Stephen King's 'The Shining' to me.
Apparently not all labyrinths were curved either, as the labyrinth on the coin above shows.
Well worth a viewing if you are into ... or out of ... mazes and labyrinths.
And Melissa's book 'Exploring the Labyrinth' is well worth getting into ... and out of, as well.
Syncwalking the Labyrinth and Awakening at the Center of the Mandala?

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