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Labyrinths: Ancient Myths & Modern Uses

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For thousands of years, in many different cultures and in many diverse forms, the labyrinth's enigmatic shape has reappeared to tantalize archeologists and historians. What were these magical mazes used for, and why? What meaning could they hold for us today? Through myths, stories, and symbolism we enter the labyrinth's sacred space, and into its very heart where we can r ...more
Paperback, 156 pages
Published December 31st 2001 by Sterling (first published May 9th 2001)
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Bruce
This is a great book written by a long time student of labyrinths and earth mysteries, and contains much useful and rare information. Lots of pictures, lots of experiential exercises, really casts a wide net. Recommended.

Unfortunately the prose is amateurish. It's completely readable but the clumsy wording is distracting in places, and at times simple things are ridiculously over explained and unusual complicated things are given few words-- the meaning is not always clear.

Nor is all the informa
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Amy Paget
Jun 13, 2015 Amy Paget rated it it was ok
Labyrinths: Ancient Myths & Modern Uses by Sig Lonegren is an excellent first introduction to the labyrinth topic, The revised edition was published in 2001. Chapters focus on sacred space, the seed pattern, myths, dreams, herstory, energies and modern uses. Most chapters engage the reader further with follow-up exercises. These guided exercises help the reader consider using the labyrinth fro problem solving and personal growth. The book also includes detailed instruction on creating both i ...more
James
Mar 04, 2008 James rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
A very interesting book. This explains what a labyrinth is (not the same thing as a maze - a labyrinth has only one possible path and serves different purposes - goes over the history of the creation of labyrinths in several cultures, shows still-extant examples from around the world, gives some instruction in how to make one's own labyrinth, and talks about the various ways people have thought about and used them. Along with the interesting text, the pictures are gorgeous.
Sylvia B
Jan 02, 2009 Sylvia B rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal book! It so affected me, a major catalyst for me. Life changing stuff here. Still use this one as a reference. A must have if you're the slightest bit interested in Labyrinths.
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