Ryan J. Bush, Ph.D. is a fine-art photographer, and the author of “The Music of Trees”, “A Singing Wire”, and “From Wandering to Illumination”, as well as a Reiki teacher, based in in Los Gatos, CA. He has been photographing seriously since 1996, using techniques such as abstraction, multiple exposure, 3-D photography, and video art to explore themes of consciousness, the visionary experience, our connection with nature, and the sacred hidden in the mundane. Bush earned a B.A. in Linguistics and Russian from Swarthmore College in 1995, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from UC Santa Cruz in 2000. His photographic style tends to be meditative and reflective, inviting us to see the beauty in all things, and enter a way of being that’s calmer and deeper than our ordinary way of being. His work has been exhibited internationally, and is in numerous collections including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Stanford Medical Center, and the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.