Labyrinth on Wier Island – Ancient Sites
This stone labyrinth on Wier Island, in the Gulf of Finland was discovered in 1844. It was drawn by von Baer and its exact location is not known, possible in an overgrown area.
There are labyrinths of various designs in many ancient civilisations. The labyrinth is a symbolic journey into the spiritual self and then back out again with extra insight, a bit like a walking meditation. It is not like the maze where your intellect must keep working to find your way out of high walls, but rather a deep contemplation as you walk. It is though that some cultures used labyrinths in initiation ceremonies and other celebratory days. Hundreds of labyrinths were constructed in Scandinavia by the sea, fishermen were said to walk the labyrinth for purification and protection before going to sea. Labyrinths were made in places of natural beauty and inside churches to mimic journeys to holy places. People walk a labyrinth for purification, protection, knowledge and new beginnings.
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