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
FATHER OF JOSEPH JR., MASTER MASON, FOLK MAGICIAN & MORMON PATRIARCH:
"So shall it be with my father; he shall be called a prince over his posterity, holding the keys of the patriarchal priesthood over the kingdom of God on earth, even the Church of the Latter Day Saints" –Joseph Smith Jr. (Bates & Smith, Pg. 34)
"The Joseph Smith family was a Masonic family which lived by and practiced the estimable and admirable tenets of Freemasonry. The father, Joseph Smith, Sr., was a documented member in upstate New York. He was raised to the degree of Master Mason on May 7, 1818 in Ontario Lodge No. 23 of Canandaigua, New York. An older son, Hyrum Smith, was a member of Mount Moriah Lodge No. 112, Palmyra New York. –Chateau, Terry (2001. "Freemasonry and the Church of Latter-Day Saints".)
"Behold thy sins are for given thee & thou art an Elect Lady whom I have called..." —DC 25
"Oh, how lovely was the morning! Radiant beamed the sun above. Bees were humming, sweet birds singing, Music ringing thru the grove, When within the shady woodland Joseph sought the God of love, When within the shady woodland Joseph sought the God of love." --Hymn 26: Joseph Smith's First Prayer
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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