Terracotta Angel, c.1896
Watts Chapel, England
Photo ©: Jeff Saward/Labyrinthos
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The Magic Labyrinth -
John Kraft reports on the magical usage of stone labyrinths in Scandinavia.
The Labyrinth as a Printer’s Device -
Ivor Winton looks at a series of printer’s logos from 15th & 16th century Italy.
Labyrinths in Pagan Sweden -
John Kraft documents stone labyrinths in Southern Sweden, associated with prehistoric sacred places.
Three Cowley Troytowns -
Damon Williams documents the three former turf labyrinths at Cowley, Oxfordshire.
My Father, W.H.Matthews -
Zeta Eastes recalls the life of her father, a pioneer of modern labyrinth studies and the author of the 1922 classic Mazes and Labyrinths -
The Mizmaze at Leigh -
Katherine Barker traces the earliest reference to the now overgrown turf labyrinth at Leigh in Dorset, England.
Labyrinths in Estonia -
John Kraft and Urmas Selirand document the historical stone labyrinths recorded in the southeast Baltic.
Labyrinths in Nordic Churches -
John Kraft's original study of the labyrinths in Scandinavian churches, revised and updated by Jeff Saward (2005) with map, table of locations and catalogues of the individual labyrinths for each of the four Nordic countries where they are found.
The Babylonian Labyrinth -
Hans Lyngsgård describes a Babylonian clay tablet in the Vorderasistische Museum in Berlin, covered in labyrinthine drawings of liver conditions.
A Nepalese Labyrinth -
Staffan Lundén describes a little-
The Ondavalli Labyrinth -
Paul Hyland goes in search of an Indian cave temple, and stumbles across a labyrinth.
Lichenometric Dating of Labyrinths on the Upper Norrland Coast -
Rabbe Sjöberg explains the techniques used to date over 40 stone labyrinths from the coast of Northern Sweden, and the interesting results obtained.
Stone Labyrinths in Arctic Norway -
Bjørnar Olsen provides an interpretation of the boulder labyrinths on the northernmost coastline of Europe.
The Rocky Valley Labyrinths -
Often claimed to date to the Bronze Age, Abegael Saward explains why it is likely that these enigmatic rock-
The Harmonist Labyrinths -
Lilan Laishley documents the first American hedge mazes -
A New Labyrinth Discovery at Petra -
Andrew Collins reports a previously unrecorded labyrinth inscription in Jordan.
A New Labyrinth at Knidos -
Staffan Lundén describes a newly discovered labyrinth inscription at Knidos, Turkey.
The Tomba del Labirinto, Luzzanas -
Jeff & Kimberly Saward go in search of this enigmatic underground labyrinth inscription in Sardinia.
A Life of Labyrinths -
Jørgen Thordrup, who died in December 2008, recounts his 60-
The Origins of Mirror & Wooden Panel Mazes -
Jeff Saward explores the 19th century origins of these seemingly modern mazes.
The Renaissance of Mirror Mazes -
Adrian Fisher explains the modern fascination for mirror mazes.
A 16th Century Labyrinth Jeton -
Jeff Saward describes an unusual ‘coin’ decorated with a labyrinth, and the source of its design.
And more archive articles in due course...
Please note: all of these articles are copyright Caerdroia/individual authors as appropriate. While you are welcome to print a copy for personal use, unauthorised reproduction and circulation is prohibited without permission from Labyrinthos. Please contact the editor if you wish to reproduce any of these articles for workshops, publication or use on other websites.
If there are articles in early and out-
Since it was first produced in 1980, Caerdroia has published a multitude of papers, articles and notes on many aspects of mazes and labyrinths -
The first 27 editions of Caerdroia are now out of print, and are unlikely to ever be reprinted. As we are regularly asked for photocopies of articles from these earlier, out of print editions, it would seem a good idea to start converting some of the frequently requested articles into pages that can be viewed online, to create an archive of some of these more interesting items.
It will be a gradual process -
|Introduction - Contents List|
|The Story of the Labyrinth|
|The First Labyrinths|
|The Centre of the Labyrinth|
|Chartres Labyrinth FAQs|
|Laying out a Labyrinth|
|Labyrinths in Ireland|
|Historic Turf Labyrinths - England|
|Historic Church labyrinths - England|
|The Chaldon Labyrinths|
|Labyrinth Typology - Classical|
|Labyrinth Typology - Classical Variants|
|Labyrinth Typology - Roman Labyrinths|
|Labyrinth Typology - Medieval Labyrinths|
|Labyrinth Typology - Medieval Variants|
|Labyrinth Typology - Contemporary|
|Locations - Europe|
|Locations - USA & Canada|
|Locations - Worldwide|
|Caerdroia - Subscription|
|Caerdroia - Submissions|
|Caerdroia - Back Issues|
|Caerdroia Index - C6 to C14|
|Caerdroia Index - C15 to C19|
|Caerdroia Index - C20 to C23|
|Caerdroia Index - C24 to C26|
|Caerdroia Index - C27 to C29|
|Caerdroia Index - C30 to C32|
|Caerdroia Index - C33 to C36|
|Caerdroia Index - C37 to C40|
|Caerdroia Index - C41 to C44|
|The Magic Labyrinth|
|The Labyrinth as a Printers Device|
|Labyrinths in Pagan Sweden|
|Three Cowley Troytowns|
|W H Matthews|
|Mizmaze at Leigh|
|Labyrinths in Estonia|
|Nordic Church Labyrinths|
|The Babylonian Labyrinth|
|A Nepalese Labyrinth|
|Stone Labyrinths in Arctic Norway|
|Rocky Valley Labyrinths|
|Petra Labyrinth Inscriptions|
|Knidos Labyrinth Inscription|
|Tomba del Labirinto|
|Origins of Mirror and Panel Mazes|
|Renaissance of Mirror Mazes|
|1591 Labyrinth Jeton|
|Who We Are|
|Historical & Academic|
|Spiritual & Practical|
|Folklore & Mythology|
|Mazes & Puzzles|
|Historical Labyrinths & Mazes|
|Labyrinth Petroglyphs & Artefacts|
|Church & Cathedral Labyrinths|
|Stone Labyrinths - Scandinavia|
|Garden Labyrinths & Hedge Mazes|
|Labyrinths in India, Asia & Africa|
|Labyrinths in the Americas|
|Church & Cathedral Labyrinths|
|Church & Cathedral Labyrinths - Graphics|
|Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth|
|Turf Labyrinths - England|
|Scandinavia Church Labyrinths|
|Temporary Labyrinths - Cork 2005|
|Native American Labyrinths|
|Modern American Labyrinths|
|Modern European Labyrinths|
|Historic Hedge Mazes USA|
|Historic Hedge Mazes|
|Wood & Mirror Mazes|
|Historic Monuments & Landscapes|
|Caerdroia Online Order|
|Links - Societies & Organisations|
|Links - Designers & Builders|