The Mind as a Maze

  • According to B-Follow This Thread, mazes (not the classical Labyrinth pattern, which are ancient and widespread) began in Europe alongside the Renaissance and the growing ideas of free will.
  • Labyrinths as life (one final ending) vs mind as a maze (constant choices and forking paths).
  • By extension, mazes also associated with insanity (The Shining).
  • Mind as infinite labyrinth - William Blake