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Book details
  • Genre:BODY, MIND & SPIRIT
  • SubGenre:Inspiration & Personal Growth
  • Language:English
  • Pages:230

Paths to Wholeness

Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas

by David J. Bookbinder

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Overview

"David Bookbinder is one of those awakened souls whose near-death experience gave him fresh and timeless eyes. He has taken that gift and poured it into Paths to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas, using innovative photography and heartfelt reflection to surface and praise the mysteries of the inner world."

– Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening

Many of us long to be fully present to this amazing existence we were born into, and sometimes we can. But sometimes, we look for help. In 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 with 52 award-winning Flower Mandala images inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe, 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, overcome fear and shame, build resilience, and to expand their hearts by listening deeply, inspiring hope, and loving more fully.

Keep it by your bedside, thumb through it as you drift off to sleep, knowing you are not alone on your journey.

Description

"David Bookbinder's Flower Mandalas contain both the shock of recognition and the delight and surprise of originality. They are flowers and jewels at the same time. They will enrich anyone's feelings about what a flower is."

– Harold Feinstein, One Hundred Flowers and The Infinite Rose

Many of us yearn to forgive and forget, learn from our mistakes, see our lives through the lens of humor, accept what may have befallen us and move on, present to this amazing existence we were born into. And sometimes we can do all that. But when we falter, we look for sustenance, support, and companionship to help us on our journey home.

Psychotherapist, photographer, and writer David J. Bookbinder provides that sustenance. Bookbinder is a gifted therapist who often, where others have failed, succeeds in helping people transform their lives. He is a deep listener, committed to accompanying his clients as they ride life’s sometimes smooth, sometimes roller-coaster-like pathways, a true companion who engenders a sense of being loved, seen, protected, and empowered. Comments like this one, from a couples counseling client, are frequent: “I can’t begin to fathom how much both of us have to thank you for where we are today. The list is long.”

In Paths to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas, David brings his capacity for personal transformation and healing to his readers. Combining insightful, pragmatic essays in the lineage of Carl Jung and Mark Nepo with 52 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, overcome fear and shame, build resilience, and to expand their hearts by listening deeply, inspiring hope, and more fully loving.

Buddhist leader Lama Marut, author of A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life and Be Nobody, sums up Paths to Wholeness this way: “More than just an arresting coffee table book, Paths to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas also serves as a guide for successfully traversing the hills and valleys of our existence.”

Keep it by your bedside, thumb through it as you drift off to sleep, knowing you are not alone on your journey.

About the author

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. In addition to Paths to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas, he is the author of two coloring books for adults that are based on his Flower Mandalas, as well as a book about American folk music and three books about computer software.

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