Wild. Fierce. Free. A Mandala for Ferocity.


Wild. Fierce. Free © 2016 Bo Mackison

I created the fierce and unfettered mandala while watching bits of the Bully Debate. I was in deep need of finding balance in the swirling, angry energy. Prior to last night, I’ve limited my exposure to much of the presidential campaigns. That is not to say I am not paying attention to the news or unaware of the “talking points” for the various campaigns, only that it seemed wise to greatly limit what feels like coarse and intrusive reality TV.

However, last night I did choose to watch the debate. Or bits of the debate.

And so, while I listened to the candidates I created a powerful mandala that offered positive energy to counteract the negative. Ferocity as response.


Focus on Fierce © 2016 Bo Mackison

Focus on the center. The true center. Positive energy. That’s the practice.


The practice of combining mandala making and setting intentions, part of an online workshop I’ve created that melds words, vision and place. Details coming this week!



House Asunder – A Mandala & The Poetry It Inspired

House Asunder @ 2016 Bo Mackison

House Asunder @ 2016 Bo Mackison

Sometimes, after I create a mandala, I look and I see a story. Or in this case, a story written through poetry.

House Asunder

Split asunder, this house of me.
Unholy and discordant, I search old bones
for moments caught — oh tenuous, the breakthrough —
the scour of memory for treasure once shiny
bright and ribbon wrapped.

In the rubble, ladders suspended, the route out
is unclear. Heart explosions are messy affairs.

Yet shimmers cannot be denied, light still flickers
on splinters and shards. Whose task is this?
The putting together of that which has come apart?


Playing with the practice of combining mandala making and poetry writing,  part of an online workshop I’m creating that meld words, vision and place. Details coming soon!