A perfect tool for turning anxiety and fear around death into an opportunity for growth and exploration. Original, startling inkblots paired with unique meditations and the author’s own eclectic interpretations offer illuminating, deeply personal insight into what we are attracted to and challenged by when thinking about death.
By combing two ideas, the Rorschach test and the concept of The End, this book and card deck provides readers with a new tool for understanding a world that is uncertain, scary and, more often than not, heartbreaking. Tunkl uses a tender and humorous voice to offer principles from psychoanalysis, psychology, meditation, and popular culture, giving readers many options for interpreting the large, colorful inkblots she’s created. Origins and Endings is a contemplative tool for individuals and can easily be adapted to use with groups large and small.
Lindsay Tunkl is an interdisciplinary artist currently pursuing an MFA in Fine Art and an MA in Visual & Critical Studies at California College of the Arts. Her work investigates what it means to be human in the contemporary moment and has been exhibited in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany. Lindsay Tunkl lives in Oakland, California.
Buddhist teachings and meditation offer a roadmap to help college students and others in early adulthood incorporate mindfulness into their lives as a means of facing the myriad struggles unique to this stage of life.