Labyrinth: General Bibliography


The following bibliography includes general works on labyrinths that have been particularly useful. Included are works not mentioned in For Further Study: Christian Use of Labyrinths or Bibliography/Bibliographie related to the Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth.

Artress, Lauren (1995). Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool. New York, Riverhead Books.

Buchanan, Jim (2007), Labyrinths for the Spirit. How to Create Your Own Labyrinths for Meditation and Enlightenment. (London: Gaia).

Candolini, Gernot (2001), Labyrinths. Walking Towards the Center. (New York: Crossroad Publishing).

Doob, Penelope Reed. 1990. The Idea of the Labyrinth from Classical Antiquity Through the Middle Ages. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Hancock, Gael D (2004), 108 Ways to Use Labyrinths in Schools (Thundersly, Essex, England: Labyrinthos).

Kern, Hermann. Through the Labyrinth.  Designs and Meanings over 5,000 Years. New York, Prestel, 2000.  (This is the “classic.” Expensive, thorough, extensive illustrations.)

Kidd, Sue Monk (1996). A Guiding Feminine Myth. The Dance of the Dissident Daughter. San Francisco, Harper San Francisco: 107-130. This section explores how various myths related to labyrinths relate to contemporary womens’ spiritualities.

McCullough, David Willis. The Unending Mystery: A Journey Through Labyrinths and Mazes. New York: Pantheon Books, 2004.

Sands, Helen Raphael. The Healing Labyrinth. Finding Your Path to Inner Peace. New York: Barrons, 2001.

Saward, Jeff (1997). Ancient Labyrinths of the World. Thundersley, England, Caerdroia. “This introductory history of the labyrinth by Jeff Saward, editor of Caerdroia–the journal of mazes and labyrinths, will help guide you along the way.”  Caerdroia.

Saward, Jeff. Magical Paths: Labyrinths and Mazes in the 21rst Century. London: Mitchell Beazley, 2002. An in-depth exploration of the world’s most remarkable mazes and labyrinths–ancient and modern symbols…

Saward, Jeff. Labyrinths and Mazes of the World. New York: Lark Books, 2003.

Saward, Kimberly Lowelle (2003), Ariadne’s Thread. (Thundersley, England: Labyrinthos).

Labyrinth prayer in the center of MIT labyrinth

Prayer in the center of a labyrinth