Labyrinth Research Bibliography

Bibliography of Studies Related to Labyrinth Research (.pdf 517K)

This downloadable Bibliography has all entries sorted by author. The entries in the bibliography have been categorized below by topic and also by type (doctoral dissertation, journal article etc.).

The classical seven-circuit labyrinth as transcultural phenomenon

Muller, M. H.

Abstract: In Chapter One, I begin by studying the function of the classical seven-circuit labyrinth motif as a cosmological symbol. In particular, I focus on the Hopi who dwell in the southwest of North America.

In Chapter Two, I examine the prevalence of classical labyrinths in the Scandinavian area and their geographical distribution. In particular, I explore the solar mythology that appears to be linked to the labyrinth tradition of this region.

In Chapter Three, I look specifically at examples of the classical seven-circuit labyrinth as it appears historically on the island of Crete.

In Chapter Four, I investigate the classical seven-circuit labyrinth in terms of its function as a dance template or diagram and identify some geographical areas where it occurs in this way.

In Chapter Five, I trace prehistoric origins of the labyrinth pattern and function.

In Chapter Six, I examine the classical seven-circuit labyrinth as it appear protective or magical field pattern in a number of diverse traditions.

In Chapter Seven, I investigate how the classical seven-circuit labyrinth pattern occurs as an image of contemplation and reflection, particularly in the traditions of India and of Ireland. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)

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