DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
This first book of the Emperor Qin series describes the riveting moments when he and his ancient Army of 100,000 Terra cotta Warriors awake from their 23-century slumber--when they're resurrected. It leads us through a labyrinth of rapid-firing developments involving huge military clashes, apparent interventions by God or Nature, enthusiastically embraced by millions around the World--and a volcanically powerful love affair between Emperor Qin Shi Huang and Queen Yang Yu Huan.
Dr. Waldman’s doctoral dissertation was a Jungian-based study of the creative process: the extent to which one faces their unconscious...their undeveloped side.
Since 1981 he’s had a full clinical practice in his NYC West Village office where he’s helped individuals, couples, families, and groups become more creative. He’s taught "The Artists Search for His Soul: a Psychoanalytic Study" for fifteen years at the New School for Social Research. His interest in creative psychic development evolved into one in empowered living.
In 1988 he moved to Jersey City. For the past 30 years, in his J. C. community work, he's taught and empowered thousands of residents to creatively design their community park renovations through communal meetings and democratic votes.
By 1999, he'd led and completed the first great park renovation in J. C. history, based on the input of 551 residents, with Van Vorst Park. In 2004, he founded the Jersey City Parks Coalition--and went on to lead two and support two other major park renovations with this new approach. He’s currently working with residents and the City on the Leonard Gordon Park renovation. This photo was taken by the Jersey Journal as it reported on this renovation.
A visit six years ago to the Terra cotta statues in Xi’An, China triggered this book series--two more unconscious motivations seem to be his wish to empower the world’s people as he has as a clinician and community activist--and as does Qin. He also wants to know why a Jewish boy from NYC married a lotus flower from Zhengzhou.