Flower Mandalas

I began this blog several years ago as a medium for exploring the intersections between creativity and transformation. Over time, as I became increasingly involved in synthesizing writing, photography, and transformation in my own life, this blog became a venue for presenting essays from my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. That project is now moving…

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Presence” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Presence: Now, be, here Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder I was 20 when I first encountered Baba Ram Dass’s square, purple-covered Be Here Now, the book that launched many of…

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Possibility” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Possibility: More powerful than a locomotive Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Much of my childhood took place in the realm of possibility: machine intelligences, aliens, mutants, future worlds, alternate pasts.…

Dear Readers, Just FYI, I have created a print-on-demand site on FineArtAmerica.com where people can buy prints, framed prints, and prints on metal, canvas, and other materials. Here’s a link to a Flower Mandalas poster on the site: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/48-flower-mandalas-david-j-bookbinder.html and here are links to two versions of the site itself: http://david-bookbinder.artistwebsites.com/ or http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/david-bookbinder.html Thanks, David

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Perseverance” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Perseverance: Fellow Travelers Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder This line from a Jackson Browne song often goes through my head: “And when the morning light comes streaming in, I’ll get…

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Perfection” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Perfection: Uncrossing the line Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder My father was a storekeeper and the son of working-class immigrants. He wanted his children to do better than he had,…

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Perception” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Perception: Dispelling Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder In the 1999 film The Matrix, the protagonist, Neo, is offered two pills by a guide who has awakened him from a global…

A couple of people have suggested I publish the essays I’ve been writing for the Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas book in a magazine. I’m interested in doing so but have not been able to think of venues to approach with the idea. Any suggestions? Thanks, David

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Patience” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Patience: Practice Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Motorcycle maintenance has always been an important part of riding for me. Knowing the basics gives me confidence that I can get the…

NOTE: This is the first draft of the “Path” essay in my forthcoming book, Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas. Responses and comments welcome, no matter how brief. Path: With heart Copyright 2013 David J. Bookbinder Twenty years ago, I visited my brother Mark and his family near the capital of the tiny country of Luxembourg. One evening,…

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David Bookbinder

I am a psychotherapist, photographer, digital artist, and writer living near Boston, Massachusetts. As a therapist, I work primarily with artists, children and families, and people with addictive behaviors. Like Carl Jung, one of the fathers of modern psychology, I believe art can be a pathway to the essential Self and foster personal and global transformation.

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