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Labyrinths and mazes have their beginning in European countries where Kings and Dukes would petition a labyrinth or maze for their castle. But in recent times, labyrinths have found their way to spas, hospitals, and retreats where mental exercise or contemplation is needed. Mazes on the other hand, have been used by farmers to create agritourism opportunities, parks as an attraction, and even in the common home landscaping. But to create your own labyrinth or maze one must understand the difference.
Labyrinths are typically designed to define a sacred space that has one entrance/exit. The paths are designed to go in one direction and lead to a predetermined destination. While an individual walks along the path mediation and contemplation occurs. The goal of a labyrinth is not how one gets to the predetermined destination but instead the journey itself.