Flower Mandalas

Flower Mandalas

“Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas” book is here!

Well, almost here.

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas, three years in the making, is nearly complete! Final book copy will go to the printer early next week. Copies of the 228-page, 9″x9″ softcover first edition should be available in about three weeks. The price will be $45 plus shipping and sales tax (total, about $50 for U.S. and Canada). 

I’m taking pre-orders now. Here’s the cover:

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Here’s a preview of the book: http://www.davidbookbinder.com/uploads/Fifty-Two%20Flower%20Mandalas%20Preview.pdf

Email me at david@davidbookbinder.com if you’d like to pre-order copies.

Thanks,

David

Imagination and Reality

Imagination and Reality

This showed up in my morning email, via Tricycle magazine, a wonderful center for all things Buddhist:

“Imagination draws its energy from a confrontation with desire. It feeds off desire, transmuting and magnifying reality through desire’s power. Fantasy does the opposite; it avoids desire by fleeing into a crude sort of wish-fulfillment that seems much safer. Fantasy might be teddy bears, lollipops, sexual delights, or superhero adventures; it also might be voices in one’s head urging acts of outrage and mayhem. Or it might be the confused world of separation and fear we routinely live in, a threatening yet seductive world that promises us the happiness we seek when our fantasies finally become real. Imagination confronts desire directly, in all its discomfort and intensity, deepening the world right where we are. Fantasy and reality are opposing forces, but imagination and reality are not in opposition: Imagination goes toward reality, shapes and evokes it.”

– Norman Fischer, “Saved from Freezing”

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Help me choose the 4-5 best essays!

Dear Readers,

I’m planning to enter an essay/memoir contest and need to choose 4-5 of the Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas essays from the 58 I’ve written so far. If any of you have particular essays you remember liking more than others, I’d love to hear about it, as I have no objectivity with them.

Here’s a link to the whole collection: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas on WattPad

Please email me directly or comment on this post.

Thanks, as always, for your support.

David

 

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“Art of Healing” podcast by Bernie Siegel

Art of Healing

Just a quick note to let you know about a new podcast on the Art of Healing by Bernie Siegel. The podcast comes to me through the Art and Healing Network. Here’s a link to their current podcasts, including this new one by Dr. Siegel: The Art of Healing with Dr. Bernie Siegel

More anon,
– David
David J. Bookbinder, LMHC

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