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May 2009 Archives

Bonsai IV: 1625 Miyajima White Pine

Miyajima White Pine This bonsai tree has been in “training” since 1625 and survived the Hiroshima blast. For more on its remarkable history, see Hiroshima Survivor at the National Bonsai Foundation’s website. More anon, David Discussion: Art, Healing, and Transformation […]

Bonsai III, U.S. National Arboretum

Blue Atlas Cedar bonsai, U.S. National Arboretum Wondering how many of you, out there, find solace and meditation through engaging with nature? More anon, David Discussion: Art, Healing, and Transformation group Flower Mandalas Project group Cultivating Creativity group Request the […]

Bonsai II, U.S. National Arboretum

Japanese White Pine, U.S. National Arboretum Discussion: Art, Healing, and Transformation group Flower Mandalas Project group Cultivating Creativity group Request the 15 Flower Mandalas screensaver: Fifteen Flower Mandalas © 2009, David J. Bookbinder davidbookbinder.com

Bonsai I, U.S. National Arboretum

American Beech Bonsai, U.S. National Arboretum I seem to be moving away from writing and more toward imaging, and toward imaging beyond the flower mandala series. So I’m posting occasional images from my other nature series. This is the first […]

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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

posted 9:57:16pm Jan. 22, 2014 | read full post »

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.

posted 10:43:51am Dec. 23, 2013 | read full post »

"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

posted 11:53:09am Dec. 19, 2013 | read full post »

Part III: Art and 'Madness' - Schizophrenic art
Works by schizophrenic artists Adolfi Wolfli (left) and Arthur Bispo do Rosario (right) Part III: Art and ‘Madness’ Schizophrenic art Copyright 2013, David J. Bookbinder Toward the end of the 19th century, the Romantic preoccupation with the idea that genius and madness were linked promp

posted 10:21:24am Dec. 16, 2013 | read full post »

Mandalas: Alexey Kljatov's snowflakes
"Snow Flower" by Alexey Kljatov. Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved. Mandalas: Alexey Kljatov's snowflakes Copyright 2013, David J. Bookbinder Just a quick note to let you know about the fascinating, mandala-like snowflake photographs of Alexey Kljatov. Using simple, inexpensive equ

posted 10:10:13am Dec. 02, 2013 | read full post »


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