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What’s in common? gardens, megalithic structures, mandalas and temples

I have increasingly come to the conclusion that everything is interconnected, and there is a higher mental mind or is it embedded in our genes.

I look at labyrinths, mandalas, ancient ornaments and see the similarities, although there are huge differences in the culture and geography of those areas where all of these ancient times appeared. Images of labyrinths, referring to the same time were discovered in North America, India and Indonesia, in Sumatra, in the mountains of Tibet, and throughout Europe. Among all Nations they were associated with religious concepts of death and rebirth.

The most famous labyrinth is a maze of king Minos on Crete, which, according to the myth, dwelt the Minotaur.

One of the earliest depictions of the labyrinth in the North of Europe, belonging to about 2500 BC, is a triple spiral carved on the inside wall of the burial of new-Grange in Ireland’s County Meath.

Christian images outdoor labyrinths have become an integral part of penance, when the penitent sinner was to be on my knees for all the twists and turns of the maze. Such a penance was imposed on those who could not make a pilgrimage to the Holy places, and was called “road to Jerusalem”.

Severnoye South America, the maze is also not spared.

Incas.

The Kenko use Quenco, Quechua Q inqu, lit. “the maze” — an archaeological site in the Sacred valley of the Incas, 6 km from the city of Cuzco in Peru at a height of 3.5 km, the ceremonial center of the Inca, is located on the road from Sacsayhuaman to Pisac. The original name, which was before the conquest, is unknown. The conquistadors called it “labyrinth” in Quechua because of the underground galleries in the form of a labyrinth and small channels, nailed to the rocks in the form of zigzag.

The Kenko is often called the “amphitheatre” because of the semi-circular layout of the monument. But that ignores the purpose of the monument, which would serve as the altar, pulpit, or tomb. It is assumed that the monument was one of the most important sanctuaries of the Incas.

Maya.

A team of Mexican archaeologists discovered on the Yucatan Peninsula, underground labyrinth, consisting of 14 half-submerged caves, which are stone temples and pyramids.

In one of the discovered caves, archaeologists found a stone-paved road nearly 100 meters, ending with a colonnade with steps going off into the water.

Today the world’s largest maze, which first opened in 1978, is located in Longleat house, Wiltshire.

About Tibetan mandalas

A mandala made of sand is created and after the creation immediately destroyed, symbolizing the passing in this world. All waves, death followed by birth, birth by death. Everything goes in a circle, in order to create something you need something to destroy it, freeing the place for the created.

A monk of the monastery Gyudmed. The nasypaniem mandala of Chenrezig. Samara. 2002

It is necessary to recall the megalithic buildings.

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The cromlech from the villages. Escher Gudauta district.

As majestic and interesting ancient religious monuments are the stone circles – “the megalithic monuments of culture, unique religious buildings that served as temples of the sun”. The architectural features of the stone circles (a spiral form) and the archaeological excavations testify the presence of ancient Abkhazians bright ideas about the afterlife.

Well, the most intimate! a huge mandala of the Borobudur temple!