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 Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas, using innovative photography and heartfelt reflection to surface and praise the mysteries of the inner world. Mark Nepo, New York Times bestselling author of author of The Book of Awakening 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, author of 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 words in the lineage of Carl Jung and Mark Nepo with 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 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 to self-actualization."