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The Receptive

“The Receptive accommodates itself to the qualities of the Creative and makes them its own. Thus a square develops out of a straight line and a cube out of a square. This is compliance with the laws of the Creative; nothing is taken away, nothing added. Therefore the Receptive has no need of a special… Continue Reading

Artist’s Statement

Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle. Mandalas are symbols of unity and wholeness, and are often used for meditation and healing. They give us access to the Sacred Source from which arises all wisdom, power and love. A mandala may represent a metaphysical concept or truth, an archetype from the personal or collective unconscious,… Continue Reading

Fire Descending to Earth

Fire Descending to Earth

“What is dark clings to what is light and so enhances the brightness of the latter. A luminous thing giving out light must have within itself something that perseveres; otherwise it will in time burn itself out. Everything that gives light is dependent on something to which it clings, in order that it may continue… Continue Reading

Gift of the Grail

Gift of the Grail

“All that is visible must grow beyond itself, extend into the realm of the invisible. Thereby it receives its true consecration and clarity and takes firm root in the cosmic order.” — I Ching — This is the first mandala that came to me, although it was not completed for over a year. It is about… Continue Reading

Rebirth

Rebirth

This mandala is the first that I completed. I began it in late January 1996 on the 42nd anniversary of my father’s death and completed it four days later on the eve of my birthday. The pillar is a symbol of strength and garlanded with flowers to soften its aspect with beauty and grace. The… Continue Reading

Spirits of the Marsh

Spirits of the Marsh

I drew this mandala during a period in which I was considering how to extricate myself from an alliance whose time had come to an end. To foster contemplation and release, I spent a lot of time walking along the marshes at the Marin County water reclamation district. During that time, a huge flock of… Continue Reading

The Ant Queen

The Ant Queen

The Ant Queen is the industrious and practical ruler of her tribe who values storing up reserves for the future. She is a rational and clear-eyed planner who works solely for the continuity of her community. Her keyhole crown calls to us to find within ourselves the key to our own health and well-being: to… Continue Reading

Water, Mother of Wood

Water, Mother of Wood

“Water . . . flows on and on, and merely fills up all the places through which it flows; it does not shrink from any dangerous spot nor from any plunge, and nothing can make it lose its own essential nature. It remains true to itself under all conditions.” —  I Ching — In the… Continue Reading

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