General Reading -
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:
Walking a Sacred Path -
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 updated edition has recently been published.
Labyrinths for the Spirit
Gaia, London, 2007.
Colourful introduction to labyrinths, with a wealth of practical ideas and information for creating labyrinths, large and small in various settings.
Crossroad Publishing, New York, 2003.
A delightful series of short essays recounting the author’s pilgrimages to labyrinths and spiritual thoughts and experiences along the way.
The Way of the Labyrinth
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
Gothic Image Publications, Glastonbury, England, 2007.
Originally published by Gothic Image in 1990, this instructional labyrinth workbook, with its wide-
The Spirituality of Mazes & Labyrinths
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
Outlaw Editions, Canada, 2010.
Including elements of fiction, non-
Piatkus, London, 2000.
Presents a sensible and broad outline for a self-
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-
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