Artress, The Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress; Walking A Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool; Revised and Updated; Riverhead Books; New York, NY; ©1995 (update - 2006).

     note: If you are going to purchase one book on labyrinths, this should be the book! A great

     comprehensive introduction to labyrinths by the person who truly mid-wifed the labyrinth

     movement in North America. Dr. Artress is an Episcopal Priest and the founder of Veriditas, the

     Labyrinth ministry from Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.

Artress, The Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress; The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform; Riverhead Books; New York, NY; ©2006.

Geoffrion, Jill Kimberly Hartwell; Praying the Labyrinth: A Journal for Spiritual Exploration; The Pilgrim Press; Cleveland, OH; ©1999.

Geoffrion, Jill Kimberly Hartwell; Living the Labyrinth: 101 Paths to a Deeper Connection with the Sacred; The Pilgrim Press; Cleveland, OH; ©2000.

Hays, Edward M.; The Lenten Labyrinth: Daily Reflections for the Journey of Lent; Forest of Peace Publishing; Leavenworth, KS; ©1994.

West, Melissa Gayle; Exploring the Labyrinth: A Guide For Healing and Spiritual Growth; Broadway Books -- a division of Random House; New York, NY; ©2000.

Wheeler, The Rev. Diana, illustrated by Marshall Pung,  On My Path: A Very Young Pilgrim's Guide to Walking the Labyrinth, $5.99 Paperback. Only available from  

     On My Path is a gentle guide to walking labyrinths for children ages six and under. Through the

     use of an inclusive language text, very young pilgrims are invited to share different ways of

     walking and using the labyrinth. Children are also able to color the paths on each page.

Wheeler, The Rev. Diana,  A Young Pilgrim's Guide to Walking The Labyrinth, $5.99 Paperback.

     Only available from  Intended for pilgrims ages

     seven and older. Using inclusive language, readers are introduced to the labyrinth's ancient

     origins and modern uses as a personal transformational tool.

The following organizations can be contracted / consulted with to build permanent labyrinths:


P.O. Box 502244

Indianapolis, IN  46250

(317) 842-2997



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