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Mazes And Labyrinths

Author : William Henry Matthews
ISBN : 9780486226149
Genre : Games
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With devoted scholarship and an appreciation for what he terms "the lure of the labyrinth," Matthews explores accounts of ancient mazes, the "meanders" of Greek and Roman times, theories on the meaning of church labyrinths, the hedge maze, and more. All important or exceptional examples are illustrated with 151 line drawings.

The Spirituality Of Mazes And Labyrinths

Author : Gailand MacQueen
ISBN : 9781896836690
Genre : Religion
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In this full-colour, beautifully illustrated book, Gailand MacQueen uses myth, history, and personal experience to explore the spiritual meanings of mazes and labyrinths. Convinced that labyrinths and mazes have much to teach us, Gailand MacQueen invites readers on a sometimes mystical, sometimes mysterious, journey of spiritual discovery.

Mazes And Labyrinths A General Account Of Their History And Development

Author : William Henry Matthews
ISBN : 9781465612212
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The hedge-maze, which is the only type with which most of us have a first-hand acquaintance, is generally felt to be a survival of a romantic age, even though we esteem its function as nothing higher than that of a playground for children. Many a tender intrigue has been woven around its dark yew alleys. Mr. Compton Mackenzie, for example, introduces it most effectively as a lovers' rendezvous in "The Passionate Elopement," and no doubt the readers of romantic literature will recall other instances of a like nature. The story of fair Rosamond's Bower is one which will leap to the mind in this connection. This type of maze alone is worth more than a passing thought, but it is far from being the only, or even the most interesting, development of the labyrinth idea. What is the difference, it may be asked, between a maze and a labyrinth? The answer is, little or none. Some writers seem to prefer to apply the word "maze" to hedge-mazes only, using the word "labyrinth" to denote the structures described by the writers of antiquity, or as a general term for any confusing arrangement of paths. Others, again, show a tendency to restrict the application of the term "maze" to cases in which the idea of a puzzle is involved. It would certainly seem somewhat inappropriate to talk of "the Cretan Maze" or "the Hampton Court Labyrinth," but, generally speaking, we may use the words interchangeably, regarding "maze" as merely the northern equivalent of the classic "labyrinth." Both words have come to signify a complex path of some kind, but when we press for a closer definition we encounter difficulties. We cannot, for instance, say that it is "a tortuous branched path designed to baffle or deceive those who attempt to find the goal to which it leads," for, though that description holds good in some cases, it ignores the many cases in which there is only one path, without branches, and therefore no intent to baffle or mislead, and others again in which there is no definite "goal." We cannot say that it is a winding path "bounded by walls or hedges," for in many instances there are neither walls nor hedges. One of the most famous labyrinths, for example, consisted chiefly of a vast and complicated series of rooms and columns. In fact, we shall find it convenient to leave the question of the definition of the words, and also that of their origin, until we have examined the various examples that exist or are known to have existed.

Mazes And Labyrinths

Author : Walter Shepherd
ISBN : PSU:000000064286
Genre : Games
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amusements using principle of maze, most based on story situations. Quite unusual. 84 illustrations.

Mazes And Labyrinths Of The World

Author : Janet Bord
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038815663
Genre : Labyrinthes
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From delivery to nursing, diaper duty to bath time, this book walks siblings and their parents through basics of bringing a new baby home. Also included is a note to parents with tips on how to prepare the older child for the new baby and what to expect.

Mazes And Labyrinths

Author : Nigel Pennick
ISBN : 1904658571
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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For thousands of years, the fascinating image of the labyrinth has held an important place in human consciousness. Mazes and labyrinths are the meeting-places of symbolism, myth, ritual, art and architecture. From the ancient rock carvings of northern Europe, the famed labyrinths of ancient Egypt and Crete, to the pavements of medieval cathedrals and the turf mazes of village greens, the form of the labyrinth has been a symbol across time. They appeared in renaissance gardens and as the puzzling hedge-mazes of formal gardens. In the late twentieth century there was a revival of interest, leading to the many labyrinths that exist worldwide today. In this book, Nigel Pennick guides the reader through the history and symbolism of a fascinating form of art that links us with the most ancient times and the inner reaches of our consciousness.

Mazes And Labyrinths

Author : Puzzle Planet
ISBN : 1535289481
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Maze Puzzle Books For Adults 50 Mixed Style Mazes & Labyrinths There are 50 challenging, mind-bending mazes and labyrinths for all you die hard maze puzzle fans! Finally you can push your maze puzzle skills to the limit by challenging yourself to some unusual mazes and labyrinths out there. What's The Difference Between A Maze And A Labyrinth? A maze is a complex branching puzzle that includes choices of path and direction, may have multiple maze entrances and exits, and dead ends. A labyrinth has only a single, non-branching path, which leads to the center then back out the same way, with only one entry/exit point. You will find the labyrinths to be slightly easier. NOTE: There are no solutions to these puzzles in this book. Nope, you will either solve the mazes or just give up. There is no turning to the back of the book for solutions here! These puzzles are appropriate for adults and teens that enjoy a good puzzle challenge. All 50 of them are perfect for intermediate and advanced maze solvers. Your patience and ingenuity will be put to the ultimate test. How many of these puzzles can you solve? Do you think you have what it takes to become a master maze puzzler? Let me tell you, if you can solve these mazes you are a master puzzler! Have fun!

Meditative Mazes And Labyrinths

Author : Cassandra Camille Wass
ISBN : 1402765290
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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An exploration of mazes and labyrinths with guidance for their use in meditation.

Mazes And Labyrinths In Great Britain

Author : John Martineau
ISBN : 190426333X
Genre : Labyrinths
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Red Thread

Author : Charlotte Higgins
ISBN : 9781473524002
Genre : Literary Criticism
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**BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK** The tale of how the hero Theseus killed the Minotaur, finding his way out of the labyrinth using Ariadne’s ball of red thread, is one of the most intriguing, suggestive and persistent of all myths, and the labyrinth – the beautiful, confounding and terrifying building created for the half-man, half-bull monster – is one of the foundational symbols of human ingenuity and artistry. Charlotte Higgins, author of the Baillie Gifford-shortlisted Under Another Sky, tracks the origins of the story of the labyrinth in the poems of Homer, Catullus, Virgil and Ovid, and with them builds an ingenious edifice of her own. She follows the idea of the labyrinth through the Cretan excavations of Sir Arthur Evans, the mysterious turf labyrinths of Northern Europe, the church labyrinths of medieval French cathedrals and the hedge mazes of Renaissance gardens. Along the way, she traces the labyrinthine ideas of writers from Dante and Borges to George Eliot and Conan Doyle, and of artists from Titian and Velázquez to Picasso and Eva Hesse. Her intricately constructed narrative asks what it is to be lost, what it is to find one’s way, and what it is to travel the confusing and circuitous path of a lived life. Red Thread is, above all, a winding and unpredictable route through the byways of the author’s imagination – one that leads the reader on a strange and intriguing journey, full of unexpected connections and surprising pleasures.

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