In 1985, an unnaturally beautiful and impossibly difficult puzzle was unleashed upon the world in the form of a picture book: MAZE, by Christopher Manson. Though greatly scrutinized, the book was little understood, and a contest to solve its central riddle was completed only upon distribution of explicit hints by the publisher. The bulk of the book remained mysterious.
The First Maze Resources
In the early days of newsgroups (usenet), several people made posts about MAZE, dumbfounded and with sporatic questions and answers. Later, in the 2000s, fans of MAZE began to collect, compile, and share their insights using the same medium (usenet). In the initial exchanges of information, much was learned, but not much was solved through further collaboration. Within a few years the dust had settled again, and MAZE was still almost entirely inexplicable. Click here for the Maze Archive site, generously provided by John Bailey and hosted by Mazecast. It was the first comprehensive (for its time) site on MAZE, and to this day contains some of the most valuable insight.
About The Abyss and White Raven
Into The Abyss is the place to read on user-submitted solutions.
“Into the Abyss” is a website started by White Raven in 2013, meant to compile Maze clues and solutions submitted by users, and “approved” by White Raven. In mid 2015, White Raven made users aware that he planned to no longer post on the site or give answers to further questions exactly 45 months after the inception of the site (which was Sept 2013).
Mazecast is a Youtube channel to see discussions and spoilers about rooms in MAZE.
Mazecast is a continuing series of videos to discuss, argue, and ultimately solve the puzzles within the compendium. Without confirmation from Manson, Mazecast members would prostrate their solutions to the other members, and would be approved or rejected, more or less, by common vote and reason. Mazecast is an open community, and no obligations are asked of you, except to appear in at least one video, at least in an audial capacity.
How to navigate this site
On the right are links to each room of the Maze and the video associated with that room. Links at the top also have videos associated with them, which are not room related, such as the Riddle of the Guide, and the Riddle of the Maze.
There are a few videos that are only on our Youtube channel, and not on this site. If you care to find out which they are, you must go there.
CAUTION! If you are looking to solve MAZE on your own, this site contains numerous spoilers. This might “ruin” the book for you, or you might relish in knowing the work has been done! Contact us through the form at the bottom of this page, or comment on our Mazecast videos.