Hi, I am Sandy Humby, I am the creator and author of the beautiful Rose Alchemy Rose Oracle for the Heart. I am hoping you will feel inspired to support me and my passion for my Roses in this next phase of the evolution of the Roses in the Oracle and their messages of Love.
My first edition Rose Oracle was published in 2014 and my work with the Roses has continued to develop since then. The original print run of 1000 sets of the Rose cards have been shipped right round the world... inspiring, comforting and uplifting the Hearts of those drawn to them... but this edition is now completely sold out. So it is time to republish and add in an extra 7 Roses to the original 45, making 52 in total for the 2019 second edition... and it is the production and printing of this second edition that I am asking for your pledges and help to finance.
My personal journey and connection with Roses started as a small child in my Grandparents Rose Garden in a little cottage in the New Forest in Hampshire, England, that along with my beloved grandmother Rosa Kate and my sister Rosemary set the path!
The Roses then followed me into my first career as a couture Wedding Dress Designer with a studio and retail shops in Hampshire. In those 18 years I made hundreds of pure silk and antique French Textile dresses... and yes, of course, most of the women wanted Roses on their dresses! so alongside that bit of my journey I started to get really curious about the deeper mystery surrounding the history and symbolism of the Rose and why so many people continued to be drawn to her beauty and fragrance.
Fast forward to late April 2010 and I found myself somewhere I had wanted to visit for a long time... The Alhambra in Granada, Spain and it was Rose time! The Alhambra is a beautiful Moorish Palace, high on a hill with amazing gardens and architecture. As I walked through the entrance I just felt like I had come home, something was so familiar about the feeling and energy there for me and tucked in my bag was my favourite camera... I have always loved photography, so needless to say I came home with loads of Rose photographs in my camera and loaded them onto my computer.
I couldn't have guessed what was to happen next... but i woke just two days later with a real sense that I was being guided to physically print particular Roses that I had photographed and sit and meditate with them. Well, I followed my intuition and that was to be just the start of a fascinating journey. The original 11 Roses that I started with whispered messages as I meditated with them. Those messages were in the form of inspiring words and little poems that I wrote down. I certainly at that point had no idea that this would build into anything, I just followed the steps!
From 2010 to 2014 I started sharing the Rosy wisdom offered through the Roses with groups interested in The Way of The Rose here in the UK and then I was invited to travel to speak to groups of women in NJ and NY, USA. I also started to add the Roses into my client consultations with very positive results. The work has developed in wondrous ways and the 5 different sets of Roses within the Rose Oracle gradually came together as and when I was ready to receive the next level of inspired guidance. When I finally came to write the messages into a booklet form and publish the 5 sets as the Rose Alchemy: Rose Oracle for the Heart back in 2014 there were 45 Roses. To launch the Oracle in the USA I was invited to speak to a small group within the United Nations in New York on the Rose and the path of Peace and the opportunity to visit the gorgeous UN Rose garden.
From 2014 to 2019 my journey with the Roses has developed again with exhibitions, consultations and classes in the UK, Europe and USA and I have also produced beautiful silk Rose power mats and cushions, silk scarves and silk kimonos which are all on my website. I have very good reviews and feedback for the Rose Oracle, its quality and refinement and of course the beauty of the Rose Images and how they speak directly to the Heart. This way of direct communication with the Heart offers a opportunity of Heart coherent wellbeing, inner peace and centred presence... regardless of what is being experienced externally.
The Rose cards can be used simply as a divination tool just like any Tarot or Oracle set... but are so much more. I also offer classes and retreats and a beautiful pathway to awakening and raising consciousness for those drawn to connect with the Roses at a deeper level. For me they are just Pure Love and they offer such comfort and support in these intense times.
I do hope you will consider pledging to enable this second edition print run. I am needing to raise £11,500 towards the reprint as the print run itself and shipping to the UK is currently estimated at £15,500. I have had editing costs to create the second edition and sampling... plus work to start on upgrading the existing website to embrace the 2 extra sets of the Roses within the Oracle and the production of the silk bags. There are also kickstarter costs to cover.
I thank you in advance for your support, with love and rosy blessings
Risks and challenges
I have already printed the original set successfully in 2014 and have excellent technical, printing and shipping support. I am not anticipating issues in delivering the products or additional offers for pledges. The November deadline is a reasonable one in the scheduling as I have seen it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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