Spiritually the labyrinth experience marks a watershed.
It is a symbol for the transition stage between the physical, practical world and a deeper understanding of all mankind.
The route in one type of labyrinth is ‘unicursal’ – that is, it goes by a straightforward route, which covers maximum ground straight to the centre and out again.
The second type is designed with the intention to confuse, and has many blind alleys and unexpected twists.
This can represent spiritual progress in dreams, through having to work out the key or code. Many trials and tribulations are met and overcome or negotiated on the path to attainment and the labyrinth may be a recurring image. Each individual will undertake his or her own route to the centre of his existence.