Not saying she does, but Sorciere’s quest to find a way to get Granny Garuda to phoenix leads directly to events recounted during ‘The Vampire Variations‘ web-serial that appeared on pH-Webworld in the Twenty Noughts (early Two Thousands).
It’s a storyline that Jim McPherson, the creator/writer of the Phantacea Mythos, keeps threatening to revisit when he finally gets around to completing, as in completely revising, “Tsishah’s Twilight“. (Current reckoning has it as the third and final entry in the saga of “Wilderwtch’s Babies”.)
In this regard, he has discovered …
Jorge Gonzalez Camarena’s Presence of Latin America,1964–65, property of the University of Concepcion in Chile. One of its web-presences is here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jorge_Gonzalez_Camarena#/media/File:Mural_panoramico.JPG
Have a boo at the upper right hand corner of this mural (“Presence of Latin America”). Could that be Tsishah Twilight, who wears Sorciere’s daughter, the Shah Demon, as a way to keep them both semi sort of alive in 5980/1?
Could it be Sorciere herself, some fifteen years before her horrendous murder in June 1953? More importantly, is that really Granny Garuda phoenixing (to coin a word) at her side?
Of course not. Yet … it has to be, doesn’t it. Have a closer look and make up your own mind. Already have mine.
Jorge Gonzales Camarena did not receive a commission from Phantacea Publications for painting Granny Garuda phoenixing in 1965
As for what got McPherson researching Camarena, when he was in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Castle in January 2016 he not only spotted Camarena’s “Clash of Two Worlds”, he was allowed to take a picture of it.
Having already snapped impressive Camarenas in the opera house and the Archaeological Museum he decided to look online for some more, hence this serendipitous entry.
Camarena’s Clash of Two Cultures as shot by Jim McPherson in Mexico City’s Chapultepec Castle, 2016; web shots of same have been used on pH-Webworld for many years
BTW, the last time he was in the castle, fifteen years earlier or thereabouts, he was actually asked to leave for trying to take pictures inside it. Then again it might not have been a bonafide history museum then.
All of which explains why he had to appropriate a shot of it from the web to use on pH-Webworld here and here.
Business card used by Jim McPherson when in Phantacea mode; the Pharaoh’s head is actually a parking shot on Giza Plateau as shot by Egyptian air force circa 1929/30; Sedon’s Head by Jim McPherson and Tim Hammell, ca 1978