"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
The colors are still a bit screwy, but here's the latest draft of the Death card:
"We have got a Territorial Government, and I am and will be Governor, and no power can hinder it, until the Lord Almighty says, “Brigham, you need not be Governor any longer,” and then I am willing to yield to another Governor." –Brigham Young (The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young)
"Not surprisingly, the hierarchy was conspicuous in public office until the end of the nineteenth century. In the State of Deseret, 1849-51, the president of the church was governor, his first counselor was chief justice and lieutenant governor, and his second counselor was secretary of state. The Presiding Bishop and an apostle were associate justices, and other general authorities comprised 19.2 percent of the House of Representatives and 21.4 percent of the Senate." –Michael D. Quinn (The Mormon Hierarchy: Extensions of Power, pp. 265-66)
Brigham Young thoughts on justice concerning...
"My father hath been slain in battle, and all my kinsfolk, and I have not friends nor whither to go; and how long the Lord will suffer that I may live I know not." —BOM, Mormon 8:5
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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