The Maze

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Most of us know what it’s like to be lost in a maze, metaphorically at least.

The mother of all mazes may be the labyrinth built to house the Minotaur, that nasty creature from Greek mythology who munched annually on the youth of Athens, until Theseus fought and killed him. In the Middle Ages, many cathedrals in France and Italy had two-dimensional labyrinths embedded in the floor of the nave, sometimes with images of the hero Theseus and the Minotaur in the center.

But following the Enlightenment, most of those sacred labyrinths were removed, and dismissed as so much superstition. Today, the labyrinth has had a resurrection of sorts, with people turning to walk its coils, to find solace or inspiration.
(Hosted by Jacki Lyden)


Craig Wright, professor of the history of music at Yale University and author of “The Maze and The Warrior: Symbols in Architecture, Theology, and Music”

and Dr. Lauren Artress, creator Veriditas, the World Wide Labyrinth Project.