Mazes are fascinating mind puzzles and have been
used over the centuries for everything from
entrapment (the Labyrinth of the Minotaur) to
enhancing your likelihood of spending money (modern
shopping malls). They also have a long tradition of
use as tools for spiritual meditation. Ancient
meditation mazes are found in some of the great
cathedrals of Europe and are becoming popular in the
Amaze presents nine meditation mazes right on your
computer screen. The opening screen displays them
all in a mozaic. Clicking on one of the mazes
enlarges it to full size.
The unique property of the Amaze screen mazes is
that you can follow them with guided assistance of
the computer. The maze marker, which you move with
your mouse, is gently nudged in the proper direction
as you move through the path.
The Fascination of the Maze The Maze, or Labyrinth
has long fascinated people of many cultures. Solving
a puzzle maze, with its false paths, blind alleys
and dead ends can be an intellectual challenge for
many. Others have found traveling the turns of a
single path labyrinth to be a tool for meditation.
In western culture, the use of the maze in
meditation dates back to the middle of the first
millennium. Many of the most famous mazes are found
in the pavement stones of cathedrals or as worn
paths in churchyards or country hillsides.
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