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to Bring You Home to Yourself


Welcome to Rose Press

At the very heart of Rose Press is ~ you

We publish books to grow your inner garden.

We offer products to nourish your inner being.

Whether you are a devoted reader

or also a writer,

we seek to offer you an experience of sanctuary

that opens you to the beauty of your own true being.



And isn't that just what we want from a book?

We want to see who we are.

We want direct access to the materials (and im-materials)

with which to grow our inner garden well.

We want to live in a world where this is so;

where our incredibly beautiful fragrance reveals itself to us

and is released

into a transforming 

and welcoming


"If you asked for a few words of guidance and comfort,

I would quickly kneel by your side and offer a whole book as a gift."

~ Hafiz




We offer a select bouquet of books

designed for your deep healing, encouragement, and delight.

Our authors are not only experts in their respective fields (for example, psychology and creativity);

they also have made deep, personal healing journeys

to find and bring back

the living flower of true being 

to share with you

and bring back your own.  

The beautiful thing about these books

is that they transmit their wisdom and healing to you directly from the page. 

The authors don't use information and expertise

(though both qualities are present)

to erect distancing barriers.

They bring their deep hearts into the finding

and the telling.  

This opens a door for you.

And so it's your own heart that does the healing.

The treasure reveals itself.



Smell the Roses ~ Browse Our Current Selection

(See also Books page)

I.   Our "Healing the World from the Inside Out" series:

1.HEALING CIVILIZATION: Bringing Personal Transformation into the Societal Realm, by Claudio Naranjo, MD

“ Our present crisis is nothing other than an expression of the destructive, and increasingly unsustainable,

obsolescence of the imbalance that patriarchy introduced among the father, the mother, and the child —
in the family, in the realm of cultural values,and especially within the human mind.”— Dr. Claudio Naranjo

The doctor has taken the pulse of our modern way of life, and concluded that it is very sick, indeed. In this book by the renowned Chilean psychiatrist who brought the Enneagram of personality to our attention, the author concludes that healing civilization is an inside job -- and that the future of true civilization is in our hands. With a Foreword by Dr. Jean Houston.

Healing Civilzation “Claudio Naranjo is at the forefront of those seeking to transform the world. For anyone wanting to make a difference for the better, Healing Civilization is a must-read!”--Michael Toms, New Dimensions Radio


  Click HERE for details.  

Ghandi was asked, "What do you think of civilization?" He replied, "I think it's a very good idea." 


2.THE STAR-SEER'S PROPHECY ~ A fantasy novel of the healing journey by Rahima Warren, MFT (ret.)





For anyone who loves the power of myth and a deep, riveting story well told ~

who yearns for a better world through the difficult, rewarding work of inner transformation ~

who has known suffering and darkness, and seeks to live in the light ~

this deeply affecting fantasy will be an intimate companion on the journey to wholeness,

a guide to healing seemingly unforgivable transgressions.

In an ancient world of blood sorcery and healing magic, the Soul-Drinker, a vicious necromancer-king, is draining the life from the souls of the people and of the earth itself. Worse yet, he has banished the land's rightful Goddess, and disrupted the Sacred Balance, sending the mortal and divine realms whirling toward destruction.

The only hope for salvation is a youth named Kyr, born and raised as one of the Soul-Drinker's blinkdly obedient slaves. Kyr knows only the pain, evil, and cruelty of the Soul-Drinker's hell ~ and nothing of the Star-Seer's Prophecy that declares him to be the long-sought Liberator. Rescured by strangers, Kyr embarks on a bewildering journey into a bizarre new life, where kindness and love are real. If he is to fulfill his destiny, he must battle his inner demons and fight to find his buried capacities for compassion and courage. Will he be able to surrender the inner ice that has been his soul's only protection in time to save the world from disaster? Will he keep faith with the Goddess, who will save his soul, in time to renew the Sacred Balance and restore Her sovereignty? The fate of the land and the Goddess Herself depends on his choice.

In this visionary novel of the healing journey by retired psychotherapist Rahima Warren, we are plunged into a world where an abused slave who knows only pain and evil is the only one who can restore the Sacred Balance of the mortal and divine realms. Through all the darkness of the hero, Kyr's, tortuous journey, the main focus of the book is on the amazing capacity we humans have to recover our true essence from the darkest of ordeals; to retrieve the light of our souls from the depths of despair; and to heal and transform ourselves into Light-Bearers, bringing hope to the world. 

“A beautifully written and richly woven tale of the archetypal themes of wounding and redemption. It explores the darkest aspects of human experience and the true nature of healing.” --Merideth Bowen Shamszad, MA, MFT; author, The Story of Little Feather

“Rahima Warren has written a daring, taboo-breaking, visceral, intensely felt and moving novel. You won't be able to let go of this book, any more than it will let go of you. Highly recommended!” -- Jodie Forrest, author, The Ascendant, and The Rhymer and the Ravens


Making the creative process your own:

Starting Your Book: A Guide to Navigating the Blank Page by Attending to What's Inside You, by Naomi Rose (the publisher of Rose Press, a book developer, and the creator of "Writing from the Deeper Self"). Starting a book is not a formula you need to learn. It's an organic growth that can only come out of you.  This book starts from the premise that it's what's inside the writer that makes the process of writing worthwhile ~ the person doing the writing. As you get more acquainted with what's inside you, you'll find that writing a book flows easily, surprising (and frequently delighting) you with what (and who) you find.


Money and the inner life:

MotherWealth: The Feminine Path to Money, by Naomi Rose. When money is an outgrowth of your inner wealth, it comes to you. You don't have to "go out and get it." You just have to be Home to receive it.  A magical story of how the death of an old sense of self can bring an endless ocean of treasures from within ~ including money. "Naomi Rose is a princess weaving straw into gold, using her experiences . . . as the path to the abundance of The Mother within herself. There are very few books written today that come close to this kind of genius." ~ Judith Avalon, author, Entering into the Heart of the Mother 


The poetry of ordinary life:

A New Life: Poems, by Ralph Dranow (an award-winning, widely published poet with a lifelong fascination about people's life stories).  The 76 vivid poems in A New Life offer us a unique and compassionate view of what it is to be human. In this collection of poems, the old life becomes the new life through the poet's discovery of the mystery and wonder that lie just beneath the surface of our everyday lives.








Writing can be an exquisite way to discover and share your true being.  Writing a book can be an extended experience of self-encounter ~ like a long, nurturing retreat ~ allowing your inner treasures to be known through reflection and the unfoldment of expression.

For this to happen, though, something deeper needs to guide this "retreat" ~ something deeper than the conventions of writing you may have learned through school, work, cultural expectations, or the unattainable standards of the internalized, inner critic. Something needs to calm the frightened ego, to highlight the place of aliveness in the moment, and to give permission for you to follow what has heart, meaning, and truth.

When this takes place, the tyranny of writing falls away, replaced by the joy of discovery ~ self-realization ~ organic movement. What began as a wish and a chaotic jumble becomes a true body of work, with a heart and a life that both reflects and enhances your own. Writing a book becomes an authentically creative act ~ even a co-Creative act. And when you are done, what you have given to yourself, you now can choose to also give to the world.

These pages hold the living presence of who and where you were as you wrote. These books are living emanations, and healers in the world.

For more details on entering this sanctuary, see "The Writing Sanctuary" page.

All Rose Press books are written in this way.


                    When 100,000 rose petals are gathered in the dark of early morning, placed into retorts

                      filled with solvent, and heated over time until their oil rises as a liquid distillation,

                      then you have just one pound of that most prized (and expensive) of aromatics,

                      rose essence (rose absolute).

                      In the same way, Rose Press books are the distillation of their authors' essence,

                      refined over time and many revisions to bring you into contact with the gift

                      of something fragrant and indescribably beautiful within yourself.


May your inner garden flourish


Naomi Rose

Publisher, Rose Press


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