Labyrinths

Labyrinths have been drawn by people for thousands of years in numerous places throughout the world.  They can be found as small drawings or carvings, or larger walkable labyrinths built of earth, stone or plants.

Labyrinths and Mazes are different.  Mazes are meant to confuse by offering choices and dead ends.  Labyrinths are unicursal meaning that they have a single path which is used to both enter and move towards the center and to leave the center and move back to the entrance. 

Labyrinths can be walked as a way to reflect, meditate, or have a spiritual experience.  Or they can simply be used as a place to walk where you won’t get hit by a car.  There is no one right way to walk a labyrinth.

Papers

Commonly Reported Effects of Labyrinth Walking
by John W. Rhodes, Ph.D.
https://zdi1.zd-cms.com/cms/res/files/382/Commonly-Reported-Effects-of-Labyrinth-Walking-Labyrinth-Pathways-July-2008-3.pdf

 

Ultimate Guide to Walking Meditation
by Giovanni Dienstmann
https://liveanddare.com/walking-meditation/

 

The Sacred Art of Labyrinth Design: Optimization of a Liminal Aesthetic by Yadina Z. Clark University of Maine
https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3373&context=etd

 

The labyrinth as a symbol of life: A journey with God and chronic pain by Lishje Els
Department of Practical Theology, Faculty of Theology, University of Pretoria, South Africa
http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0259-94222017000400008

 

The Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth FAQ
http://www.labyrinthos.net/Chartres%20FAQs.pdf

 

Bibliography of Articles and Studies Related to Labyrinth Research
Abstracts of 138 studies.  Updated October 2017
https://zdi1.zd-cms.com/cms/res/files/382/Bibliography_of_Studies_Related_to_Labyrinth_Research_.pdf_517K.pdf

 

Websites

These websites have lots to offer within their pages

World Wide Labyrinth Locator
An easy-to-use database of labyrinths around the world.
https://labyrinthlocator.com/

 

The Labyrinth Society is an international group of labyrinth enthusiasts whose mission is to support all those who create, maintain, and use labyrinths, and to provide education, networking, and opportunities to experience transformation.
https://labyrinthsociety.org/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvlZ0FybLM_mqhoHlT1Nqow

 

Veriditas is dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal through the labyrinth experience
https://www.veriditas.org/


Labyrinthos
provides a resource for the study of mazes and labyrinths.
http://www.labyrinthos.net/

 

DiscoverLabyrinths with Lars Howlett - Professional Labyrinth Designer & Master Labyrinth Builder
http://discoverlabyrinths.com/

 

BlogMyMaze
https://blogmymaze.wordpress.com/

 

Paxworks
Labyrinth Resources
http://www.paxworks.com/

 

12 Reasons to Have a Church Labyrinth
https://www.labyrinth-enterprises.com/12reasons.html

 

Walking Mediation Bibliography, Links, Resources
http://www.egreenway.com/meditation/walk.htm

 

The Kerns Spirituality Center offers a variety of programs, some of which are yoga which incorporates their labyrinth.
https://cdpsisters.org/kearns/labyrinth

https://www.laroche.edu/About/Catholic_Identity/Sacred_Spaces_on_Campus/Labyrinth_at_Kearns/

 

Local labyrinth leads to peace, meditation
https://triblive.com/local/hampton-shaler/local-labyrinth-leads-to-peace-meditation/


Videos

 A Journey to Self Discovery -- Lessons of the Labyrinth Kristin Keyes | TEDxCoeurdalene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNN8ZMHC9r0

 

Finding Meaning, not Minotaurs: A Beginner’s Guide to Labyrinths | Eliza Pillsbury | TEDxKids@SMU
https://youtu.be/etutPYM77so

 

Phone App

Labyrinth Journey App for Android or iphone
Use your finger to trace the labyrinth
https://www.labyrinthjourney.app/

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mountmojo.labyrinthjourney

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/labyrinth-journey/id1420284868?mt=8

 

Get or Make your own Labyrinth

Discover Labyrinths
http://discoverlabyrinths.com

 

Labyrinth Company
Labyrinth kits and Labyrinths on canvas
https://www.labyrinthcompany.com/

 

Make Your Own Labyrinth
https://www.labyrinth-enterprises.com/tapec1.html