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.
Labyrinthe 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. Sterling Publishing, New York,
2001. Originally published by Gothic Image in England, 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
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
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: