Thursday, November 10, 2022

Mandala-print sales statistics

It's been two years since I started selling prints of my mandalas. I've enjoyed having this fully-me-controlled source of income. 

My prints were shown at Ka-VĂ¡, a kava/kratom bar in Brooklyn, in April/May. Photos of the show are here. I didn't attend because I live in Hawaii.

Nini in a box. He likes to pee in boxes.
I've sold 401 prints. I've sold these amounts of these prints:


57—mandala 13


47—mandala 25


27—mandala 12



17—mandala 8





5—mandala 16


1—star without glow


1—mandala 26

1—mandala 56


Those stats don't necessarily reflect popularity, because I added prints gradually over time. At first, there were 8 for sale; now there are 16. Some aren't listed in my store, but I have prints of them. If you want to buy one not in the store, feel free to email me to ask if I have it.

I've drawn probably around 60 mandalas to completion, and released 39 here. I want to publish my mandalas in a book one day.

Lately, I've been drawing ~1.5 mandalas a month, working on them 1-2 hours a day. I've gotten more systematic with naming them—started giving them all number names: 56, 57, 58. 


  1. do you notice your approach or experience with drawing mandalas change with progression in your worldview? ie discovering the blue field entoptic phenomenon or reporting lesser degrees of autism or living in hawaii

    1. Good question. I don't, I think. My writing has changed, and how I live my life has changed, but not how I draw my mandalas.

  2. What is it, you think, that finds us striped out of our clothes, naked, sucking on beer or tits? What’s the mission? How long will we be keep ignoring the pit, or the pendulum?

  3. Do you offer any vaccine-themed, or 911 conspiracy-themed mandalas? I collect art in these categories and would love to own any of your relevant pieces. Thx.

    1. Does the autism mandala cause autism?

    2. Scientists have not implicated my autism mandala in the etiology of autism, no. For causes of autism that scientists have identified, check out my autism essay:

    3. Is there any way to test the autism mandala to confirm its safety with respect to autism or any other neurological malady? I know there are lead safety kits you can buy at Walgreens to check for lead toxicity in household items. I was wondering how they test mandalas.

    4. None of my mandalas have been tested for neurotoxicity. If you want to do a test, I can mail you some prints for free. You could submit your results to a journal.

    5. Are you saying I could use Walgreens lead test kit on the autism mandala? I appreciate your offer very much but remain concerned about what seems to be a lack of independent testing on the autism mandala. If the autism mandala does cause autism, will you consider withdrawing it from your mandala emporium? Thx.

    6. Yes, if the autism mandala is found to contribute to autism, I will withdraw it from my store, and offer reparations to those who've bought it and been affected negatively by it. Let me know your address and I'll send you the prints for your testing.

    7. The subject author in the above article written by you -- the computer scientist Stephanie Senff -- seems like someone who might be in an authoritative position to test your autism mandala and determine if there is an autism connection to it. Would you mind sending some autism mandala samples to Ms. Seneff for autism testing? I might accept her verdict on them even though her Wikipedia page seems to make poops on her autism research. Wouldn't you feel better if she stared at the autism mandala first or found something at Walgreens or Home Depot to do a non-self test? I think I would.

      From Wikipedia:

      Response from scientists and academics

      Clinical neurologist and skeptic Steven Novella criticized Seneff's Entropy publication for making "correlation is causation" assumptions using broad statistical extrapolations from limited data, saying "she has published only speculations and gives many presentations, but has not created any new data".[25] Scientists and scholars such as Derek Lowe, a medicinal chemist, and Jeffrey Beall, a library scientist known for his criticism of predatory open access publishers, have separately criticized Seneff's paper for misrepresenting the results and conclusions of other researchers' work. Lowe and Beall also noted that Entropy and its publisher, MDPI, have a known history of publishing studies without merit.[26][8]

      A 2017 Review Article written by Kings College of London researchers and published by Frontiers in Public Health called Seneff's glyphosate health-risk research claims "a deductive reasoning approach based on syllogism" and "at best unsubstantiated theories, speculations or simply incorrect."[27] Consumers Union senior scientist Michael Hansen characterized Seneff and her glyphosate claims as "nutty", "truly unhinged", and "dangerous".[28]

    8. I apologize to Dr. Seneff for misspelling her name in my first reference to her.

    9. Tao,

      Could you tell me whether or not the autism mandala emits energy from an unknown, possibly governmental, source?

      You have doggedly and courageously promoted the work of Dr. Judy Wood, formerly of Clemson University, who claims that the World Trade Center towers on 9/11 were destroyed by a mysterious energy source and not by hijacked jet airliners.

      Would you mind sending an autism mandala to Dr. Wood so that she might test it for any emissions, releases or splooges of this mysterious 'directed free-energy technology,' as she calls it?

      Using Dr. Seneff's creative, "correlation is causation" style of logical reasoning and Dr. Wood's melodramatic and maybe paranoid pronouncements, just the name 'autism mandala' makes me worry that it causes autism. Thx.

    10. Seneff doesn't use "correlation is causation" reasoning regarding glyphosate. I don't appreciate you spreading misinformation about her work. Read some of her papers on glyphosate here:

      My autism mandala doesn't emit directed free-energy technology. It's made out of paper and ink. I don't want to waste Judy Wood's time mailing it to her to test. She's busy.

  4. Can you provide the recipe for your baked cannabis and/or cannabis capsules please

    1. Bake cannabis with ghee at 250 degrees for 30 minutes. Let it cool down. Put it into capsules, or don't. I used to use turmeric and black pepper with it too, but not anymore, because those spices contain high levels of oxalates. See my other comment below.

  5. do you think it's bad to eat turmeric and vegetables? Paul Saladino's arguments are good but I've never come across anybody else saying not to eat these things

    1. I do think it's not ideal to eat turmeric—and certain other vegetables—especially daily. Turmeric may be useful as medicine, but it's very high in oxalates, a damaging antinutrient found in various plants.

      For more on oxalates: Sally Norton.
      For more on the negatives of vegetables: Shawn Baker, Ken Berry, Mikhaila Peterson.

    2. do you think fermented vegetables are any better?

    3. Fermentation can reduce some antinutrients, like lectins and phytates, but I don't think they have an effect on oxalates. I recommend searching "Sally Norton" on YouTube. She has a lot of interviews and seems to be the leading expert on oxalates.

  6. Do you allow yourself to invite distractions into your space while working on your mandalas or do you set aside a specific amount of time to work on them? It might come across as dumb, but I'm curious as to how you ensure you remain concentrated on your work for long periods of time.

    1. 95% of the time while working on them, I listen to podcasts and interviews. I prioritize other things to working on them, often getting up to eat or drink or stopping to interact with my cats or do other things, like laundry. I don't need concentration for these mandalas.