LEM’S MAZE

Labyrinth has had its place in the culture since the Greek legends about Minotaur - a man with bull head. Minos, the king of Crete, locked the menacing monster in labyrinth constructed by Dedal. Minos, having conquered Athenians, requested 7 youths and virgins were provided to the monster to devour every 9 years. The conqueror of Minotaur was eventually Theseus, who got out of the labyrinth by thread given to him by Ariadne. The oldest specimen of classic labyrinth comes from Greece; it was discovered on the plate from Pylos approximately 1200 years BC .

In “The dictionary of myths and traditions of culture” is defined as” Wladyslaw Kopaliński defines labyrinth as “... an ancient construction of deliberately complex layout of rooms, corridors and passages, from which uninitiated person cannot find a way out”. For many labyrinths this, and other definitions often do not match, due to the fact that since ancient times labyrinths have had different forms, being symbols the most often. Usually there are two roads in the labyrinth: one leads to the goal, the other to nowhere. One is the road of life, the second symbol is death.

Geometric labyrinth system in theGarden of Experiences is among the most common classic forms. The geometry of applied roads causes, that we are really dealing with two labyrinths of meander type routes in the western part and spiral type roads in eastern part.

Seeking appropriate paths in garden Lem's-maze can take place at least in two planes. One of them is physical - natural for each labyrinth, while the other is linked more to spirit sphere, with tips and observations of great Polish writer and futurologist Stanislaw Lem. It is quotes from his works that are passed while going through Lem's-maze .