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The 36th edition of the journal contains details of important new discoveries concerning the occurrence of the labyrinth symbol in India, several mathematical studies of the properties of both labyrinths and mazes, a wander around the mazes that appear in mystery and detective novels in English and American literature, and the usual eclectic mix of matters labyrinthine.

Jeff Saward, Editor

Caerdroia 36

October 2006

- Contents -

Editorial : Jeff Saward reviews this issue and forthcoming projects

The Labyrinth on Coins & Tokens : Jeff Saward describes two unusual labyrinth tokens in the Labyrinthos Archive Collection

How to Solve a Maze : Michael Behrend studies the mathematical algorithms for determining the pathways of mazes

The Classical Maze & the Octaëteris : Lance Latham examines the connections between the classical labyrinth form and calendric systems

Kota Labyrinths in Southern India : Klaus Kürvers documents a research trip to Southern India, with photographer Jürgen Hohmuth, in search of the elusive labyrinths in the Nilgiris Mountains

Mazes and Mysteries : David Ellis explores the mazes that appear in mystery and detective novels, from the tales of M. R. James, to modern times

Notes and Queries : further discoveries in India; a labyrinth festival in Cork, Ireland and labyrinths, old and new, in Croatia

The Labyrinth Society : Kimberly Lowelle Saward, TLS President, updates the news

Labyrinth Reviews : the latest maze and labyrinth books and publications reviewed

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