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#SherlockLives: The Resurrection

The day is April 23rd, 2017.  It’s an ordinary Sunday afternoon in London.

The crowd bustles, trains whirr, birds chirp.

Life in the city is business as usual.

Three teenage girls take photographs outside 187 North Gower Street, soaking in the ambiance of the Sherlock set.  They step into Speedy’s for a cup of coffee.

The women lament over the loss of their favorite show. On March 8th, the BBC announced Sherlock would not be returning for a fifth series, and cowriters Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss were quick to assure their fans that it was time to lay the beloved program to rest.

But what the women saw next changed their lives forever.

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The Green Man represents the mystical rebirth of the human soul upon Gnosis. Realizing we are One with Nature, and that the Supreme Architect of the Universe IS nature. Man can only attempt to understand her Law. Like the plant that regenerates on the Equinox, so too shall the Spirit of Man on his perilous journey towards his inner self, to cultivate the spiritual Seed that dwells within the living carcass (chrysallis) of his body.  Almost every cell in the human body, including brain cells, are damaged, destroyed and replaced; reincarnated in cyclical fashion.  It is not this corporeal substance which makes us wondrous (although it appears so).  It is the Eternal Mind.  The Spirit that IS.  Once you have worked to find and cultivate your inner spiritual world, let it bloom and adorn Natures’ halls with your beauty.  Die unto the physical world, and be awakened to the spiritual.  The death of false illusion, caput mortuum: Do not let your soul wither to the false pretense of the world, for all that is corporeal, will change.  All that is Manifest, will be Unmanifest.  The Corpus Hermeticum states: “Now were It manifest, It would not be. For all that is made manifest is subject to becoming, for it hath been made manifest. But the Unmanifest for ever is, for It doth not desire to be made manifest. It ever is, and maketh manifest all other things.”  

Be reborn in the understanding of Nature, reflect her Laws, and live forever. For she IS you.

Richard E. Gordon III, 32, PHA  

Notice Mary Magdalene with her three children at the bottom of this picture, flanked by two women of the Jerusalem Church, representing the sacred feminine in the forefront of Jachin and Boaz, with dozens of masonic symbols, including the beehive, square and compass, spring of acacia, plumb, level, scythe, Jacob’s ladder, lamb, rough and smooth ashlars, point within a circle, anchor, cable-tow, ark of the covenant, lost key, past master symbol, noah’s ark, trowel, vitruvian base, venus (pentalpha/pentagram), mercury/alchemy star (star of David/Jewish star),  The Hierophant Tau Cross, mosaic pavement, three steps (degrees), the Sun, and the Divine Shekhinah in the center of the Holy of Holies, the inner chamber of Solomon’s Temple; this represents the Venus/Mercury conjunction with the Sun.  There are more symbols here, but these are just off the top of my head and what I can recognize. One of my favorite paintings, for various reasons. 

- Richard E. Gordon III 32 PHA, Knight Kadosh and Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret

/ XVII: The Star – Cygnus

The Star Arcana is also commonly associated with hope, self-confidence, faith, altruism, luck, generosity, peace and joy. The star is a guiding light; an assuring sign that one is on the right path, or a glimmering hope for lost souls. Can also symbolize long-term goals; a future that one needs to focus on and mustn’t lose sight of.

As a symbol of the Maple World, Cygnus represents hope and goodness in amidst the darkness brought on by the resurrection of the Black Mage.

/drew this for @martianunicorn‘s maplestory tarot collab! i love the way they managed to relate all the tarot meanings to the characters so well! i’m happy i managed to be part of this! i would’ve loved to do the devil: orchid and lotus one but i only knew about this after the app deadline…. but cygnus would’ve been my second choice so yayzers!

Ok so Gavin who is having his case taken to the Supreme Court is a homestuck. They showed him wearing a wind aspect hoodie on the National Geographic special they did on gender revolution. I am so happy they showed that pic. I’m gonna see if I can find it.

I love it bc unless you’re a homestuck yourself it probably wouldn’t have been noticed.