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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Mysteries of the Black Madonna tarot deck

 



The first batch of the first printing of the Mysteries of the Black Madonna decks have arrived.  All the pre-ordered decks are spoken for.  A large number of the decks that were delivered were missing a card and it as these are digitally printed, one card cannot be replaced as there will be a colour difference.  The missing card is an error on the part of the printer and a new batch is being printed which I am now waiting on.  I am shipping in the order of orders received and the first orders were placed in December 2020 by my patrons.  That will give you an idea where you are in the queue. 

Creation of both the Mysteries of Mary and the Mysteries of the Black Madonna decks are an outflow of my own spiritual practise and devotion.  I never set out to become a tarot creator and I still do not regard myself as a tarot creator.  These decks follow a spiritual path and calling of a very specific devotion to Mary and Her many aspects.  I share my work with Mary and these decks with a Temple of Mary community on Patreon.  (www.patreon.com/templeofmary) and patrons were given exclusive access to the deck for a month. 


Right now there are no extra decks available and I am planning to print another small batch once all the decks have been shipped.  Shipping is a slow process due to many reasons.  Everything is done by hand by myself and one other pair of hands;  we double check everything and everything is prepared.  I work through a DHL agent with a single employee.  In order to get the special rate that I am offering on DHL Courier shipping, the numbers I am allowed to ship a week is limited.  We are in lockdown for Covid pandemic and all businesses have reduced staff which means everything is taking longer.  But know that I am doing my best to get your deck to you as soon as possible.


When I hand your parcel in to DHL, I send an email notification from the online shop informing you that it is now with DHL and the steps that will follow with tracking.  There has been a few incidents with USA parcels going through the Customs in Germany.  I am taking steps to try and minimise their interference in the parcels.  Please read my blogpost on this issue.

If you need to update your shipping details or any other details, please send an email to me at hgsacredart@gmail.com and kindly do not send messages on social media.  It is difficult to gather information from everyone all over the place and this will lead to some mistakes to be made.  If I am uncertain about your info or there are details missing from your order, I will send you an email and I will not ship until I am certain.  DHL also double check all information such as phone dialling codes.


There is a separate listing on the website for shipping of the Black Madonna deck which was sold without shipping as I did not have a price at the time.  I am not willing to ship with airmail currently as decks take up to one year to arrive.  I managed to get a special rate from DHL for bulk shipping and all decks will be sent with DHL Courier Express. The special rate is only $10 more than international registered airmail.  International mail is still extremely erratic and delayed and parcels take months to arrive from Africa to Europe and US.  Please add your telephone number to your personal details on your account page on the website.  I am in the process of sending out emails to all buyers, but it will speed up the process if you can complete your purchase and add your telephone number. 

Patrons from the Temple of Mary on Patreon (www.patreon.com/templeofmary) 
always get first option. 

I only print in small batches as every single deck and parcel is consecrated and carefully prepared for shipping.  Each item is handmade by myself .   When the deck arrives with you, you will feel the sacred and  healing energy that it carries.


blessings
Hettienne

Monday, May 17, 2021

Update on the Mysteries of the Black Madonna tarot deck


An update on the progress on the Mysteries of the Black Madonna deck.

The Mysteries of the Black Madonna decks are with the printers; I did receive the first batch of cards but I was unhappy with the quality and the decks were returned.




 I am hoping to start shipping by 20 May 2021. If you ordered the Mysteries of the Black Madonna deck without shipping costs, please buy your shipping. There is a separate listing on the website. I managed to get a special rate from DHL for bulk shipping and all decks will be sent with DHL Courier Express. International mail is still extremely erratic and delayed and parcels take months to arrive from Africa to Europe and US. Please add your telephone number to your personal details on your account page on the website. I am in the process of sending out emails to all buyers, but it will speed up the process if you can complete your purchase and add your telephone number.





Patrons from the Temple of Mary on Patreon (www.patreon.com/templeofmary) always get first option.



I only print in small batches as every single deck and parcel is consecrated and carefully prepared for shipping. Each item is handmade by myself : the beautiful tarot pouches are sewn by hand, the small statues I print on a 3D printer and paint by hand; our paper is eco friendly and hand stamped, etc etc. When the deck arrives with you, you will feel the sacred and healing energy that it carries.

www.hergracesacredart.com

blessings 

Monday, April 19, 2021

Update on the Mysteries of the Black Madonna tarot deck

 



I was hoping to have received both the decks and books by now,

but we have had a few hiccups and delays in the printing process.

I chose to rather send the decks out later than promised

than to compromise on my vision.

I also opted not to gild the edges of the decks until

I can find a different option to the few that is available to me


Right now shipping is expected to happen during May.

I will send out updates and mails regarding the price of shipping.

I can only determine the price of the options once I know the weight of the

card sets.

I am as eager as you to get these decks into your hands but

I want it to be an amazing experience


blessings

Hettienne

Friday, April 9, 2021

Giveaway on Patreon for the Month of May

Mary Magdalene giveaway

We enter the month of April through the Holy Week, Easter, Lent and those in the Northern Hemisphere, the celebrations of Ostara.

We are initiated into the mysteries of the Holy Gardener, the gestation of the seed in the tomb and womb of the Black Holy Mother by the Three Holy Marys. After three days and three nights in darkness,  we are initiated into the mystery of resurrection and regeneration.

And on the eve of these Great Mysteries, we are a witness to the anointing of the Holy One by the priestess and Holy Bride, Mary Magdalene.

For this month’s giveaway I am gifting two of these Mary Magdalene statues; each with a Mary Magdalene holy card


a miniature skull


and an extra card for your altar


and for one of these I am including the amulet set of the Priestess and the sacrificial Son.

Here in the Southern Hemisphere we are entering the descent of the sun into longer nights and shorter days; either way, spring or autumn, all of creation is aware of the cycles that cannot be controlled by us.


The amulet set includes the goddess moon, the sun, the chalice, rose, crown of thorns, the star, a small apothecary bottle for the sacred oil and the pouring pitcher



Anyone across all tiers can enter and I will change the game every month : this month patrons will be the judges. I will share your submissions here, anonymously, so that no-one is influenced and I will ask you to vote for your favourite entry.

If you want to enter, please send a few lines, or art, or doodle, or musings, or collage, or poetry about the meaning that this theme of sacrifice, death, loss and resurrection has for you. You can send it via email to me personally on Patreon.  The cut off date is 25 April 2021

blessings

Hettienne  

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Monthly Mary Reliquary Treasures Giveaway




The Temple of Mary on www.patreon.com

 Exciting news! I have been planning these treasuries for a year but with the pandemic shipping parcels to you have been impossible. But now the time has arrived to give away a monthly treasure from the Mary Repository. The definition of ‘repository’ is

a place where or receptacle in which things are or may be stored.
as well as
a place where something, especially a natural resource, is found in significant quantities.
I have many sacred altars that I have been creating, holy cards, sacred oils and incense and other devotive items that I have prepared to send out to you. My wish is that they enhance your bhakty and add to your spiritual practise and your most secret vision for your life ♥️
Each month I will put together three treasure boxes - one for each section of tiers of The Temple of Mary. The new treasury boxes and sets will be revealed during the first week of the new month.
Names of the patrons on The Temple of Mary will be put into 3 different jars. In order to qualify for the month’s draw, you have to be a patron for at least 3 months. I will update the jars each month with the new names of qualifying patrons.
And I ask of you in return that, when you win a box, that you share it on social media and that you tag me. If you are not on social media, then do not worry about it.
Each month I will share the content of each box and parcel and it will be wrapped with special care and little extras; the way that I usually do.

The repository treasure for all Order of the Dove tiers is a small Black Madonna travel shrine
 



 


A small tin with a miniature statue of the Madonna Santissima l’Incoronata from Foggia in Italy. I brought her back with me and she was touched to the statue of the Black Madonna of Foggia and blessed with the holy oil that is still available at the sanctuary.
 



 



It includes Black Madonna of Tindari holy cards, a Tindari amulet with image of the Black Madonna, rosary, frankincense and Mary stickers
 


For the Inner Sanctum of the Black Madonna and the Virtual Pilgrimage tiers ($15) the Black Madonna reliquary box
 


A gold silk hand made tarot pouch, a small Black Madonna statue, a clay copy of the sacred chemise of Mary from Chartres, a set of blessing seeds with one sacred chemise blessing seed, rosary, frankincense, Mary stickers and holy cards
 


 
All tiers of $10 per month and lower
Our Lady and the Dove
 
A beautiful piece of chambray linen with print of an old Mary holy card from my collection, a rosary, Mary stickers, a miniature dove, a clay amulet of the sacred chemise of Mary from Chartres and a dove feather from the doves that live in my Mary garden. You can read my many posts about the many messages and guidance that these doves have imparted to me over the years. The last few weeks they have been leaving so many feathers for me, and every day a dove has been in our house; some fly in, others walk in and sit for hours in my studio with me. Through the years this has always guided me through huge changes and healing.
 

plus two cards from the Mysteries of Mary deck for your altar : the two Black Madonnas of Chartres
 
I will announce this month’s winners on the feast day of the Annunciation
blessings
Hettienne

Mysteries of the Black Madonna deck date of next printing

 


Each deck will come with a luxurious and generous black velvet

pouch, lined with gold silk, tassles, gold cord and beads; each

pouch is hand sewn and different and unique in details.



Each deck will come with a small Black Madonna statue;
some are the Seat of Wisdom type and some the
panagia (front facing) icon of the Holy Black Mother.


The cards are with the printers and the printing process will
start soon.  Delivery to me is expected end April and shipping
of the first batch of pre-orders will start as soon as we can have them
all parceled up and ready to be shipped.

I will print a second small batch during June and you can place your
orders from the end of April on the website
www.hergracesacredart.com


blessings
Hettienne


Sunday, February 21, 2021

Update on progress with the Mysteries of the Black Madonna tarot deck


 Mary the Holy Tree from the Mysteries of the Black Madonna tarot deck

I want to give you an update on the progress of the Mysteries of the Black Madonna deck.
The progress is going well and, as always, there are many unexpected twists and turns. Just when I thought that I had completed everything and now it is a simple matter of 'putting it all together', I am being gifted with radiant images and clarity from the cauldron of the unconscious and I am right now in the process of making very important changes to the deck. When I set out to create this deck I had an idea and a vision and this deck is surpassing all those expectations.
Also, I had forgotten how many little details there are to take care of to get a deck published. We are in lockdown level 3 in South Africa and everything is taking much longer than anticipated. I dont have to explain to you, we are all in the same boat.
My intended shipping date for the first pre-orders were set at end of March or end April. Right now the expected shipping out date for the first batch of pre-orders are set at end April and it will continue into May 2021.
Shipping for the second set of pre-orders will still start on time during May and June.


Thank you for your support and patience. I will add the second payment listing for those who have made one payment and you can pay the balance when the decks are ready to ship.

I will continue to share updates here, also on Patreon and

on Instagram @walkingwithmary

www.hergracesacredart.com


blessings

Hettienne