Contrary to a maze configuration, the labyrinth leads to a destination, the center, that invites you to stop and enjoy the stillness. Then the path is easily retraced to the entrance. A simple circular route, unlike the maze, a labyrinth has no “dead ends”.
The most well known labyrinth is at Chartres Cathedral, in France. Built in 1201, it became an icon of Christian tradition. Since that time it has been used by all without any affiliations attached.