Scattering and gathering
The nature of the labyrinth
Labyrinths are ancient signs: symbols of life that are found on prehistoric cave drawings, on Cretan coins, on Indonesian gold rings and on pieces of jewellery of the North American Indians.
Labyrinths cannot be explained – they have to be experienced with the feet and with all the senses. The winding path must be trod to the end before the goal of the contemplative path is achieved: the centre, which at the same time can be perceived as the turning point and a symbol for the goal of life.
Contrary to a maze, there is only one path that leads to the goal in a labyrinth. The labyrinth shows the visitors that the path (of life) of every human is the right path, even if it seems to be confused, to have many turning points and to repeatedly lead backwards. Whoever treads his path persistently and confidently always reaches his destination in the end – and finds himself.