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The Unending Mystery: A Journey through Labyrinths Ansd Mazes

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According to legend, anyone who wandered into the labyrinth in Ancient Crete never came out again. Some labyrinths may have offered patterns for an erotic spring dance. Those on the floors of Medieval cathedrals represent mathematical perfection–and walking their paths was a symbolic approach to the divine.

From ancient Mediterranean coin patterns to the great French cathedral labyrinths to contemporary cornfield mazes, labyrinths and mazes have appeared all over the world, but never have so many been created as in today’s revival, on farms, and in parks, churches, hospitals, and spas across the country.

In his charmingly quirky investigation of an image that has inspired countless beautiful patterns and mysterious practices, David Willis McCullough offers an irresistible way to enjoy their enduring appeal.

Synopsis:

A critical study of the role of labyrinths and mazes throughout human history looks at countless manifestations of the cultural phenomenon throughout the millennia, from the Neolithic period to the present, and provides a tour of great examples around the world, along with their uses and interpretations. Reprint.

About the Author

David Willis McCullough’s previous books include Brooklyn . . . and How It Got That Way, several

mysteries, and, as editor, a number of anthologies, most recently Wars of the Irish Kings. For many years he was

a member of the Book-of-the-Month Club Editorial Board. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307429513
Subtitle:
A Journey through Labyrinths and Mazes
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
McCullough, David Willis
Author:
Mccullough, David W.
Author:
David Willis McCullough
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Architecture : General
Subject:
Social Science : Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Metaphysics-Labyrinths
Subject:
Metaphysics-Sacred Sites
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
Spirituality-Labyrinths and Mandalas
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20051108
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

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Arts and Entertainment » Architecture » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Games » General Puzzles
Humanities » Mythology » Folklore and Storytelling

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"Synopsis" by , A critical study of the role of labyrinths and mazes throughout human history looks at countless manifestations of the cultural phenomenon throughout the millennia, from the Neolithic period to the present, and provides a tour of great examples around the world, along with their uses and interpretations. Reprint.
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