The Labyrinth in Culture and Society Jacques Attali. North Atlantic Books, Berkeley,
California, 1999. Historically muddled study of the philosophy and function of mazes
and labyrinths. Despite numerous factual errors, the conclusions are none the less
The Labyrinth: Symbol of Fear, Rebirth, and Liberation Helmut Jaskolski. Shambhala,
Boston, Massachusetts and London, 1997. Well researched, this reflective and playful
study of the labyrinth motif ranging from ancient myths, mediaeval tales to modern
fiction is well worth reading.
Il Labirinto Metrico di Oronzo Pasquale Macri Cosimo Giannuzzi Congedo Editore, Lecce,
Italy, 2004 Italian-language study of metrical labyrinth manuscripts - verses and
texts formed as printed labyrinths, often with various interpretations according
to how they are read. Fascinating material with a long tradition throughout Europe.
The Mystic Spiral - Journey of the Soul Jill Purce. Thames and Hudson, London, 1974. Nicely
illustrated introductory study of spirals and labyrinthine patterns in artistic and
spiritual traditions from around the world.
Rosegarden and Labyrinth Seonaid M. Robertson Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, 1963.
2nd edition, 1981. A classic exploration of art therapy, with sections on the theme
of labyrinths, protective enclosures and gardens.