Labyrinths & Mazes Resource Centre, Photo Library & Archive
His extensive knowledge of the subject has ensured that he is frequently consulted
to provide information, illustrations and photographs for many of the books on mazes
and labyrinths, as well as documentation for archaeological projects, student research
and restorations of historical mazes and labyrinths. He has also designed and built
a number of labyrinths and mazes for clients in the UK, Europe, America and India,
and also administers the Worldwide Labyrinth Locator website on behalf of the Labyrinth
Society and Veriditas.
The historical editor for the long-awaited English language translation of Hermann
Kern's monumental Labyrinthe sourcebook, published in 2000 as Through the Labyrinth,
his own book, Magical Paths, a pictorial essay exploring the modern revival of mazes
and labyrinths, was published by Mitchell Beazley in the UK & in France during 2002
(paperback edition published by Sterling in the USA, 2008). His book Labyrinths &
Mazes, a comprehensive illustrated history of labyrinths and mazes worldwide, was
published by Gaia in the UK & Lark Books in the USA in 2003 and also in German &
Russian co-editions. A contributor to Le Jardin Comme Labyrinthe du Monde, published
by the Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2008, he is currently working on a revised 4th edition
of his Ancient Labyrinths of the World guidebook and an updated edition of Labyrinths
& Mazes, as well as several palaeontological papers describing new species of extinct
Who We Are...
Jeff and Kimberly Saward are the co-founders and directors of Labyrinthos - the Labyrinth
Resource Centre, Photo Library and Archive, and publishers of Caerdroia - the Journal
of Mazes and Labyrinths.
They were founding members of the Labyrinth Society in 1998 and currently serve as
consultants for the society. Based in Thundersley, in Southeast England, they travel
extensively to give presentations and research the history and distribution of labyrinths
and mazes worldwide - read the Labyrinthos Blog to see where they have been and what’s
been discovered recently.
Kimberly Lowelle Saward, Ph.D., taught Psychology at Sonoma State University in California
and worked clinically as a school counsellor and somatic therapist. Bringing her
perspective as a lifelong student of spiritual practice, pilgrimage and sacred sites,
she has been working with labyrinths since 1995 and is currently researching modern
and historic uses of the labyrinth, comparing and contrasting their uses in folk
customs, mythology, and spiritual development.
She has recently published Ariadne's Thread: Legends of the Labyrinth, a psycho-spiritual
study of labyrinth folk practices worldwide. Travelling frequently between the USA
and Europe to organize and participate in labyrinth-oriented conferences, tours and
events, she has a unique cross-cultural insight into the modern resurgence of interest
in mazes and labyrinths, and served as the president of the Labyrinth Society from
2003 to 2008.
Jeff Saward was first captivated by the labyrinth in 1976, and founded Caerdroia,
the Journal of Mazes and Labyrinths in 1980. Now in continuous publication for over
30 years, Caerdroia has become an internationally respected forum for news, views,
new research and archival material. Many years of searching for labyrinths and mazes
has taken Jeff around Europe - from the shores of the Mediterranean to the high Arctic
- to India and around America on numerous occasions. His collection of photographs
is unrivalled. Widely considered the world authority on the history and development
of mazes and labyrinths,extensively in the UK, Europe and the USA to both enthusiast
and academic groups. He has contributed articles to many journals and magazines and
worked with journalists and producers for numerous features in newspapers and magazines
and has appeared on radio and television broadcasts in the UK, Europe, USA and Canada.