Capturing Sleeping Beauty






This morning I awoke with a startling revelation. I beheld myself with a camera on our private beach near Jenner. I was photographing Rena Christensen – completely naked! Why? Why! didn’t I buy a used camera from Goodwill and shoot roll after roll of one of the most beautiful women in the world?

Rena posed nude in the woods after a student, and total stranger, asked her to model for him! One pic was chosen for a poster that was posted all over campus.

Above is the Rosamond cote of arms that has a cross made of a weavers needle on a mount with two flowers. You can not have a cross in your cote of arms unless your kindred went on crusade. Did the Lords of Rougemont and Florimont go on Crusade? I believe they went as Knights Templar.

The Rosamond family were weavers for countless generations. Surely we took interest in the story of Sleeping Beauty. Perhaps, it is a family yarn whose woof and weave connects us to the bloodline of the Swan Knight? Hans Ulrich Rosemond was a weaver. Ulrich means “wolf ruler’, and Hans is John.

A month into World War Two, German troops entered the city of Louvain and utterly destroyed it because freedom fighter were allegedly sniping at the Kaizer’s men. Atrocities were committed. Nuns were stripped naked in search of weapons. Citizens were herded off to concecration camps. Louvain College was burned to the ground along with four Art Colleges. One of them was the Falcon Art College of which my ancestor Godeschald Rosemondt was the Master. Was his artwork lost in the flames?

Above is a photo of Rosemondt’s book that he signs with a Rose and Mont. There is a Habsburg cote of arms and a emplem for the Falcon College. The Rosemondts were members of the Swan Brethren who wore a pen of a closed rose surrounded by thorns.

Here is the story of the Sleeping Beauty Princess named Rosamond and a beautiful city full of Artists and Thinkers that is destroyed because of the Kulturekumpf (cutlure war) The Kaizer is waging against Catholics. Louvain is a famous Cathlic University that was established in a Weaver’s Hall donated by another Godeschalk Rosemondt. Losing a Weaver’s Rebellion, many weaver families fled to England.

I just found out about the destruction of Louvain this morning. I believe much of the Rosemondt Family history was lost. I believe I was born to raise it from the ashes. I am The Rose of the World.

The cote of arms of Louvain depicts a open book with empty pages. Consider the Faun showing Ofelia the book of the Crossroads – the Rose Crossroads. The Louvain atrocity preceeds the atrocities of Franco against the Freedom Fighters of Spain, and the Jews of Germany. Louvain was a portal into the future, a bell that sounded a warning.

A Seer said I go each knight to a place the Rosicrucians discovered called ‘The Catherdral of the Souls’ where I have a reserved seat at a great wooden table. There is a hood figure standing behind because I am……..The One.

Awake and rise my dear Roses! Arise!

Jon Presco

Copyright 2014

“Peter Rosemond further reported
information from the Records Office in Basle that “before Basle the
family resided in Holland up to 1338, and it is said they descended
from the estate Rosemont, near Belfort, in France, where also the
village Rougemont is found.” A family coat-of-arms was registered
in Basle about 1537 when the first Hans became a resident there. A
reproduction of this coat-of-arms in the writer’s possession shows a
weaver’s crook conspicuously, and it will be remembered that in
Ireland our people were linen weavers and farmers, and that Edward,
the elder, was a weaver in this country. Peter Rosemond had seen in
print the letters from Erasmus to Gotschalk Rosemondt. He noticed
that a seal used by a Rosemont in Holland, bearing a jumping fox,
was like an emblem he had noticed in a wall of the house Rebleuten-
Zunft in Basle. This seal dated back to 1430, whereas the coat-of-
arms above mentioned dates from 1534, it seems.





Flax is amongst the oldest fiber crops in the world. It was probably first domesticated in the Fertile Crescent region.
Spun, dyed, and knotted wild flax fibers found in a cave in Dzudzuana from prehistoric Georgia, in the present day Republic of Georgia, have been dated to 30,000 years ago (30,000 BP).[1][2][3]
Flax was extensively cultivated in ancient China and ancient Egypt.[4] The use of flax for the production of linen goes back at least to ancient Egyptian times. Pictures on tombs and temple walls at Thebes depict flowering flax plants.
The use of flax fiber in the manufacturing of cloth in northern Europe dates back to Neolithic times. In North America, flax was introduced by the Puritans.

Fiber crops are field crops grown for their fibers, which are traditionally used to make paper,[1] cloth, or rope. The fibers may be chemically modified, like in viscose (used to make rayon and cellophane). In recent years materials scientists have begun exploring further use of these fibers in composite materials.
Fiber crops are generally harvestable after a single growing season, as distinct from trees, which are typically grown for many years before being harvested for wood pulp fiber. In specific circumstances, fiber crops can be superior to wood pulp fiber in terms of technical performance, environmental impact or cost.[2]

There are earlier elements that contributed to the tale, in the medieval courtly romance Perceforest (published in 1528), in which a princess named Zellandine falls in love with a man named Troylus. Her father sends him to perform tasks to prove himself worthy of her, and while he is gone, Zellandine falls into an enchanted sleep. Troylus finds her and impregnates her in her sleep; when their child is born, he draws from her finger the flax that caused her sleep. She realizes from the ring he left her that the father was Troylus; he returns after his adventures to marry her.[5]

The princess’s name has been unstable. In Sun, Moon, and Talia, she is named Talia (“Sun” and “Moon” being her twin children). Perrault removed this, leaving her anonymous, although naming her daughter “L’Aurore”. The Brothers Grimm named her “Briar Rose” in their 1812 collection.[8] This transfer was taken up by Disney in the film, which also called her Aurora.[9] John Stejean named her “Rosebud” in TeleStory Presents.
The Brothers Grimm included a variant, Little Briar Rose, in their collection (1812).[8] It truncates the story as Perrault and Basile told it to the ending now generally known: the arrival of the prince concludes the tale.[10] Some translations of the Grimm tale give the princess the name Rosamond. The brothers considered rejecting the story on the grounds that it was derived from Perrault’s version, but the presence of the Brynhild tale convinced them to include it as an authentically German tale. Still, it is the only known German variant of the tale, and the influence of Perrault is almost certain.[11]

After the birth of a great lord’s daughter, Talia, wise men and astrologers cast the child’s horoscope and told the lord that Talia would be later endangered by a splinter of flax. To protect his daughter, the father commands that no flax would ever be brought into his house. Years later, Talia sees an old woman spinning flax on a spindle. She asks the woman if she can stretch the flax herself, but as soon as she begins to spin, a splinter of flax goes under her fingernail, and she drops to the ground, apparently dead. Unable to stand the thought of burying his child, the lord puts Talia in one of his country estates.




Player’s Name: Hippolyta

Model Used: Reese Witherspoon

Name: Princess Rosamond (Sleeping Beauty)

Original Fairy Tale, if applicable: Mother Goose Tales by Charles Perrault; Pentamerone by Giambattista Basile; and Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s ballet Sleeping Beauty.

Age: appears to be 27.

Appearance: Blonde with blue eyes, somewhat shorter than average height.

Family: Her family (the King and Queen) in the small kingdom where she was born, her husband Prince Phillip.


Occupation: Owner and Manager of the Silver Slipper, the first super model of fairytales

Personality in Brief: Beautiful, intelligent, graceful…Rosamond has it all. She is the perfect wife and the perfect business woman. She is however slightly impatient, and does not like sleeping very much. She is almost obsessed with clothing and shoes, and dresses impeccably.

Magics / Quirks / Fairy Tale Gifts: Six gifts were given to Rosamond at her christening.

-Beauty. The first faerie gave the princess the gift of being the most beautiful person in the world.
-Wit. The second faerie gave the princess the wit of an angel. Wit is intelligence and cleverness.
-Grace. The third faerie gave Rosamond wonderful grace. Grace is charm and elegance. The princess must have grace to be a pleasant person. Grace will also help her treat her subjects in way that will make them love her as their leader.
-Dance perfectly well. The fourth faerie gave Rosamond the gift of being able to dance perfectly well, an important feature at a royal court.
-Voice like a nightingale. The fifth faerie gave the princess the voice of a nightingale, to be able to sing all kinds of music. People with beautiful singing voices are usually held in high esteem.
-Be able to play all kinds of music. The sixth faerie gave Rosamond the gift of being able to play all kinds of music. The ability to perform music was held in even higher esteem before recorded sound.

The seventh gift was a curse, and the eighth gift soothed it.

-Spindles. The seventh faerie said Rosamond would have her hand pierced by a spindle, and that she would die from the wound. This was somewhat undone by the eighth faerie, who said that Rosamond would not die from the wound, but fall into a profound sleep which would last a hundred years, and from which she would be wakened by a King’s son. – Rosamond only needs a small prick from a spindle, and she falls asleep. She can only be awakened from this sleep by her husband, Prince Phillip.

History: Princess Rosamond was born the daughter of a king and queen, as most princesses are. At her christening, seven faeries were invited to be her godmothers, and a great feast was held. Unfortunately, an eighth faerie appeared, and she was mightily offended to not have been invited to this grand occasion. One of the faeries hid to be able to speak last, and somewhat lift the curse of the eighth faerie. Princess Rosamond was given the gifts mentioned under Magics.

Of course, nothing could be done to prevent such a thing from happening, and Rosamond had her hand pricked by a spindle, and she fell asleep in the highest tower of the castle. The whole castle fell asleep along with her, courtesy of the eighth faerie. And while the castle slept, the thorn bushes grew high around the castle so that the princess would not be disturbed by any curious people. Many years came and went, but no prince came to the castle to awake the princess.

Finally, a prince heard about the beautiful princess in the castle behind the thorn hedges, sleeping and waiting for the prince for whom she was reserved. He instantly vowed to save her, and approached the castle.

Princess Rosamond was awakened by a kiss, and it was of course love at first sight for both of them. They talked, falling more and more in love, and the Prince had the good sense to not tell the Princess that she was dressed like his great-grandmother where she laid in the bed. Not losing any time, the Prince and Princess were married that very evening by the castle almoner.

And there the fairytale would end, but of course this is not the end of the story. Rosamond was more than a little bewildered to find that her beloved kingdom had all changed, and how much had happened during the hundred years she was asleep. She did not want to stay in the kingdom any longer. They moved to a fairytale kingdom, where they found themselves a lovely mansion to live in. Rosamond found that she had developed a taste for fashion. With her grace and beauty, she was discovered, and turned into The Twenty Kingdom’s first super model. However, she was ambitious, and went on to create the Silver Slipper….the most famous clothing and shoe store in all of the Twenty Kingdoms.

One would think that her busy business would keep her away from the large mansion and her handsome husband – but, somehow she manages to keep all the balls in the air, and also be the perfect housewife and wife. One must wonder when her perfect image will shatter…

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