Huge thanks to all the folks at Sunstone for this opportunity. This is truly an honor. And to have Greg Prince's cover story be about owning your religion is absolutely perfect! It's what this project is all about. BTW, I've heard this might be the last printed issue of the magazine. They need our support if the magazine is to continue. Let's not make the issue number 187 prophetic. You can support them here: https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/donate/
Come, come, ye Saints, no toil nor labor fear; But with joy wend your way. Though hard to you this journey may appear, Grace shall be as your day. 'Tis better far for us to strive Our useless cares from us to drive; Do this, and joy your hearts will swell— All is well! All is well!
–31243, Hymns, Come, Come, Ye Saints, no. 30
Linework for the Temperence card.
"Hello! As a member of the Lds church I'm thrilled to come across this project. I genuinely belive that it breaks down 'Church Culture' vs the tenet beliefs. I've always been a bit of an odd duck amongst the Church Culture and I'm excited to see a project so raw and true." –HH
Huge thanks to all the folks at Sunstone 2018 for putting on such a great event...I'm already looking forward to next year.
"And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it." –Isaiah 2:2
"The morning breaks, the shadows flee; Lo, Zion’s standard is unfurled! The dawning of a brighter day,..Majestic rises on the world." –Parley P. Pratt
"To early Church members, the sun breaking through clouds symbolized the dawning of the Restoration and the coming of gospel light to illuminate a dark earth." (https://history.lds.org/article/nauvoo-temple-sunstones?lang=eng)
In 1989 the Smithsonian Museum purchased one of only 2 surviving original sunstones for $100,000.
The Sunstone "is a central symbol of the heroic effort by the Mormon pioneers in their movement from upstate New York to Utah to maintain their belief system...
The latest draft of The Tower card:
“The temple was destroyed and burned, and the stones of the temple were scattered like the bones had been cremated, and the temple, in effect, was dead. . . . So the temple died." –Boyd K. Packer, April 1999 General Conference
"Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts...Perhaps the fear of a loss of power." –John Steinbeck
When will the cards be available for purchase?
I plan on having a grand trumps collector's edition ready for purchase by Summer of 2019. The grand trumps deck will be larger than a traditional deck. It will be printed in a higher quality format and contain the 22 major arcana and a few bonus cards.
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