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

A classic introduction to the labyrinth and its role in the field of spiritual psychology, hugely influential in the current spiritual revival of labyrinths. A new edition has recently been published.

Gernot Candolini.
Pattloch, Augsburg, Germany, 1999.

Potted history and full page plans of different labyrinth designs for drawing exercises, etc.

The Way of the Labyrinth: A Powerful Meditation for Everyday Life
Helen Curry.
Penguin Compass, New York, 2000.

A thoughtful guide to using the labyrinth in personal spiritual practice, as well as in ceremony and ritual for larger groups and communities.

Praying the Labyrinth / Living the Labyrinth
Jill Kimberly Hartwell Geoffrion.
Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, Ohio, 1999/2000.

Two books with questions and exercises to guide a pilgrim's journey on the labyrinth are offered along with scriptural selections to broaden the context.

Labyrinths: Ancient Myths & Modern Uses
Sig Lonegren.
Gothic Image Publications, Glastonbury, England, 2007

Originally published by Gothic Image in 1990, this instructional labyrinth workbook, with its wide-ranging study of labyrinth mythology, earth energies, and suggestions for practical usage, remains both influential and innovative.

The Spirituality of Mazes & Labyrinths
Gailand MacQueen.
Northstone Publishing, Kelowna, BC, Canada, 2005.

Engaging study of the spiritual and philosophical aspects of labyrinths and mazes, with nice illustration and plenty of practical suggestions for further exploration.

Questions for Ariadne: The Labyrinth and the End of Times
Carol Matthews.
Outlaw Editions, Canada, 2010.

Including elements of fiction, non-fiction, myth and memoir, this work addresses working with the labyrinth to explore the ageing process.

Finding Fulfilment
Liz Simpson.
Piatkus, London, 2000.

Presents a sensible and broad outline for a self-guided process using the labyrinth to promote healthy change in one's life.

Labyrinth: Pathway to Meditation and Healing
Helen Raphael Sands.
Gaia Books, London, 2000. Published in the USA as "The Healing Labyrinth" by Barrons, 2000.

Beautifully illustrated discussion of labyrinth design, history and use. Includes clear instructions for creating labyrinths and open-ended suggestions for possible construction materials & ceremonial uses, etc.

Spiritual & Practical Guides

The current revival of labyrinths involves a considerable element of interest in their spiritual aspects. This has been reflected in a wealth of recently published books on these matters. Many of these also contain valuable information on the practical matter of constructing labyrinths, either for temporary or permanent use. The following are our favourites:

Labyrinthos Bibliography - General Reading

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