A memoir from the crucible of developing a conscious relationship to the sacred feminine using myths, dreams, astrology and alchemy.
I am writing my first book. With Mercury and Venus conjunct my Sun - I was born to write at least one. Add my Scorpio Moon and Saturn in Fifth House Gemini, and you get a passionate and deep author on a difficult mission to accomplish a "great work." All that stormy energy is being channeled into the book so I can share what I have done to work with it.
My book will use examples from my own life as a way of illustrating how inner guidance through dreams, synchronicity and tools like Astrology and deep listening can be a navigating influence - a guide - through rough waters as well as dark or mysterious times. From arriving in NYC with fifty bucks and two suitcases, ending up in a Broadway show two weeks later, to knowing when to leave a decent job and a familiar place, also moving to California so I could create a new life - How would such upheaval have meaning? My story may surprise you as it goes deep into concepts of the sacred masculine and feminine as the forces shaping the mundane. I hope my story will inspire you to be bold, take risks and listen to the language of your inner self.
With the project minimum, I can get a good friend to help edit my book for an honorarium. I'll also hire someone to create a nice cover for the book. Then there are a few fees related to getting an ISBN number, copyright and barcode. A limited run of 500 copies will cost about $3,500 at minimum using a local digital printing company. Then there's another $1,500 related to California sales taxes and shipping costs.
That's the minimum. $10,000 to self-publish 500 copies and bring this work to fruition. It might not mean fame or fortune but it creates a necessary tool for teaching and living by example. The self-published author has a great deal of control over his work while the business model is more realistic as income for a new author. Some of you will also get to experience my gifts as an astrologer. And I will feel such overwhelming gratitude to you, for your support.
If this campaign reaches $16,500 I will hire a professional editor and print 750 copies.
If the project reaches $27,500 In addition to hiring an editor I can work with a printing house in the U.S. to create a quality (FSC certified recycled paper) final product and further increase the print run.
Any funding above $27,500 will go towards promotional material, advertising and book tour expenses. I could do a book reading/signing in your town! Now you know what I will do if you generously pre-order the book and share your amazing support with friends and loved ones!
It takes at least six months prior to publication to get the book into the right places for trade journals, library listings, etc... as well as to get some notable persons to read and make recommendations I can include on the books cover. So that tells you why the book will be published in February of 2013. Six months from August when it will be in its final stages.
For more information on me, what I do, or my story visit http://rickborutta.com
You can also message me privately with any questions you may have.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $10,000 goal
Funding Canceled Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on June 6, 2012.
May 18, 2012 - Jun 17, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $10 or more
An e-book version of Feats of Dazzling Grace in the format of your choice: iPad, Kindle, NookEstimated delivery: Feb 2013
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A paperback copy of Feats of Dazzling Grace. Your pledge includes CA sales tax and shipping costs above the retail value.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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A paperback copy of the book plus a handmade drawn interpretation of your astrological Sun, Moon and Ascendant as an archetypal figure. (You will need to provide me with your birth data privately.) The drawing can be completed and sent well before the book publish date.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $125 or more
A paperback copy of the book and a one-hour natal chart astrology reading done in person/by phone or .MP3 sent to you. The reading will be informative and entertaining in the Evolutionary Astrology style, particularly if you are interested in karma or past lives. We can schedule the reading prior to the book publish date. Birth data required.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $250 or more
Two books and a couples chart reading done in person/by phone or .MP3 sent to you. Like the natal chart, I will interpret information from two birth dates in an informative and entertaining way using the Evolutionary Astrology style. What was going on in the sky when you met your mate? Were you possibly in a past life together? Birth date from each person required.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $1,000 or more
So, if you are feeling really generous - I will travel to you on a date of your choice to lead a festive "Astrology Party" for you and five friends. You provide the location, perhaps a meal and then using your charts, I will create a fun game for you that will lead to some surprises! Also, a copy of the book for each guest. Please add extra airfare for international locations outside the U.S.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
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If you belong to a group interested in any of these: dream work, astrology, shadow work then this reward will get you a one day workshop with me at a date and location of your choice. Up to ten people, with my book included. Add $100 extra for any number over ten participants. Please add extra airfare for international locations outside the U.S.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013