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.
Commonly Reported Effects of Labyrinth Walking
by John W. Rhodes, Ph.D.
Ultimate Guide to Walking Meditation
by Giovanni Dienstmann
The Sacred Art of Labyrinth Design: Optimization of a Liminal Aesthetic by Yadina Z. Clark University of Maine
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
The Chartres Cathedral Labyrinth FAQ
Bibliography of Articles and Studies Related to Labyrinth Research
Abstracts of 138 studies. Updated October 2017
These websites have lots to offer within their pages
World Wide Labyrinth Locator
An easy-to-use database of labyrinths around the world.
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.
Veriditas is dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal through the labyrinth experience
Labyrinthos provides a resource for the study of mazes and labyrinths.
DiscoverLabyrinths with Lars Howlett - Professional Labyrinth Designer & Master Labyrinth Builder
12 Reasons to Have a Church Labyrinth
Walking Mediation Bibliography, Links, Resources
The Kerns Spirituality Center offers a variety of programs, some of which are yoga which incorporates their labyrinth.
Local labyrinth leads to peace, meditation
A Journey to Self Discovery -- Lessons of the Labyrinth Kristin Keyes | TEDxCoeurdalene
Finding Meaning, not Minotaurs: A Beginner’s Guide to Labyrinths | Eliza Pillsbury | TEDxKids@SMU
Labyrinth Journey App for Android or iphone
Use your finger to trace the labyrinth
Labyrinth kits and Labyrinths on canvas
Make Your Own Labyrinth