Many of us long to be fully present to this amazing existence we were born into, and often we can. But sometimes, we look for help. In these selections from ‘Paths to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas,’ psychotherapist, writer, and photographer David J. Bookbinder brings his capacity for inspiring personal transformation to his readers. Combining insightful, pragmatic essays in the lineage of Carl Jung and Mark Nepo with award-winning Flower Mandala images inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe and Harold Feinstein, David both shows and tells the tale of a spiritual seeker who, having traversed his own winding path toward awakening, now guides others to find balance, build resilience, overcome fear, and to expand their hearts by listening deeply, inspiring hope, and more fully loving.
Carry it with you throughout the day, or page through it as you drift off to sleep, knowing you are not alone on your journey to self-actualization.
David J. Bookbinder is a writer, photographer, and psychotherapist. His award-winning Flower Mandala images were inspired by the paintings of Georgia O’Keeffe and the flower photographs of Harold Feinstein, with whom he briefly studied. David has been taking photographs since he was six. He came to psychotherapy after a transformative near-death experience shifted him toward art and healing. David holds Masters degrees in Counseling Psychology and Creative Writing and is a regular presenter at the Creativity & Madness conference in Santa Fe, NM. He is the author of ‘Paths to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas’ and the coloring books for adults ’52 Flower Mandalas’ and ’52 (more) Flower Mandalas,’ as well as a book on American folk music and three books on computer software