The power of nature 

Devils Tower earth mandala  a meditation and prayer  for the land that  all beings be free.  Everywhere I look ants march out of their underground labyrinth through a small dark hole in the center of perfectly round mounds of fine dirt.  This patch of land was bare, save the grass in the center. I clear…

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“Earth Mandala” by Mitra as May 2015

In honor of earth – a mandala on smooth ground collecting twig, leaf & stone This month’s image is inspired by a visit I made to my local park, Stow Grove, in Goleta, CA. It’s one of the only places near my home where I can be in a forest of redwoods. My intention was…

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Possessed by a Flower God

About a decade ago, I became aware of some tendencies in my creative process that were both confusing and disturbing. In this paper, I attempt to explain a mysterious pattern in my creative experience by using a few concepts articulated by the psychologist Carl Jung. By analyzing my creative behaviors through the lens of Dr.…

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April 2012 calendars – free download

The desktop calendar includes notes on: Moon Phases, holidays, stones, fruits/vegetables, flower, and astrological signs. The image is a detail of  “Waterflower Mandala” by Mitra Cline. In various spiritual traditions, mandalas may be employed for focusing attention of aspirants and adepts, as a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid…

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