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Final Box Design – benebell wen

Here’s the field design for the second print run of the Revelation deck that I’ve determined to go together with. Thank you, everybody, to your enter within the earlier publish and on Facebook!

I posted the ballot on right here yesterday at 3 pm and closed it to rely the outcomes this morning at 6:30 am. There have been solely 74 votes whole. Option B (the brand new one, with no SKT or model identifiers on the field) received with 56.75% of the votes (whole of 42) whereas Option A, which is that this one you see right here, acquired 43.25% of the votes (whole 32), so very, very shut!

I used to be going to go together with the bulk vote, however J raised a superb level. The whole variety of enter is just too low in comparison with the overall quantity of people that pre-ordered the second printing, so it’s not really going to be an correct gauge of what the pre-order individuals need.

Also, mentioned J, the individuals who would be capable to soar in and vote in lower than 24 hours on a weblog publish I didn’t even publicize or my Friends-only Facebook share are individuals who have already got a replica of the deck and who’re already actually used to my Stuff, in order that they don’t want model identifiers on a field cowl.

But, he mentioned, since he’s the one doing consumption of all pre-orders, he is aware of that many of the second print run pre-orders are new individuals. So it wouldn’t be honest to completely change the field design from the primary printing when the entire level of the second printing is for individuals who didn’t get the primary to nonetheless snag a replica.

Meanwhile, most people voting (in keeping with him) are names he acknowledges as individuals who’ve ordered different stuff from us. They can’t converse for the individuals who have by no means even heard of me and are shopping for the SKT for the primary time.

And then I used to be like, dang. Good level.

This weblog publish goes to be a walk-through of the field design. Since I took out the Book of Maps chapter on the cardboard again and field design, I’m going to place that data right here on the weblog and level individuals right here within the supply e-mail you’ll be receiving.

Much of it stays the identical, protecting continuity by means of the black and white First Edition, sepia-toned Vitruvian, and the primary print run of the full-color Revelation. All of them function this invocation from the Book of the Dead (or Book of Rising Light).

We’ve nonetheless obtained the “Sapere Aude” within the inside of the highest lid of the field, and now on the opposite lid’s inside, you’ll see Aum Mani Padme Hom, an invocation discovered throughout and uniting many alternative Buddhist traditions, linked to Kuan Yin, the bodhisattva of mercy, but it surely’s much more than that.

It’s a mantra that brings peace of thoughts, invitations love into your life, fills you with beneficent Light and knowledge. As a child I used to be taught that once we recited Aum Mani Padme Hom in meditation, we have been to wish for readability of thought, stability in our feelings, divine reminders to at all times be form, and divine steering to remain on the proper Path. Below it, “May Peace be upon you.”

The different inside panel stays the identical from the primary printing, although I switched out the Eye of God for the dove.

The which means of “Sapere Aude” is to own the braveness to say your understanding—belief in your worthiness of realizing, and belief in that realizing as soon as attained.

The hieroglyphs alongside the left border of the again design (to the left of the invocation) designates the dwelling and bodily presence of Divinity.

The first two hieroglyphs depict the solar over a subject. (For reference, it’s pictured alongside the very proper fringe of the above picture file.)

The third is a palm, the fourth a hand, and collectively point out fingers in worship. The fifth is of a serpent and the ultimate hieroglyph is a human determine giving reward. The closing determine can be emblematic of ascension towards heaven.

This is Divine Glory manifested in materials nature, Divinity in our created world.

Along the 4 corners of the again lid design are Paracelsus zodiac seals for Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, the 4 mounted stars.

They invoke the 4 major parts, earth, hearth, water, and air, enlivening the deck with safety from the spirits of those parts, per Paracelsus’s philosophy.

The Latin inscriptions featured across the field partitions are translated as follows:

  • Pro scientia atque sapientia. For data and knowledge.
  • Deos fortioribus adesse. The gods are on the facet of the stronger.
  • Mens agitat molem. Mind strikes matter.
  • Clavis aure summus. We are the Golden Key.
  • Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit. Whether you name upon Him or not, God is current. (Inscribed over the entrance entrance of Carl Jung’s residence, and his tombstone.)
  • Vi veri veniversvm vivus vici. By the facility of fact, I, whereas dwelling, have conquered the universe.

The decorative designs alongside the quick partitions are a nod again to the First Edition. Btw, these photographs I’m posting are a bit grainy as a result of I decreased the DPI decision from 500 dpi to 72 dpi so I might present these on-line. In doing so, quite a lot of the vibrancy and high quality will get misplaced.

Likened to a crown of jewels, every stone is symbolic, intentional, and (not less than to me) significant. Nothing is unfair, and nothing occurs with out severe thought given to the why.

Nevertheless, you’ll be able to click on on any of those photographs for a zoomed in close-up view of the main points. Just take into account that the decision has been drastically decreased, and in that conversion course of, quite a lot of the sharpness will get misplaced.

I’ve finalized all design recordsdata on my finish and shall be submitting them to the printers tonight after day job work. =) Will proceed to maintain you posted of the progress.


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