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Oblique Strategies

The philosopher P.D. Ouspensky once referred to the Tarot as a
"philosophical machine," meaning that the power of the deck has nothing to do with predicting the future and everything to do with stimulating higher thought processes.

Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt's "Oblique Strategies" is a Tarot deck for creativity, an oracle waiting to kick you loose from old thinking patterns. Zeroing straight in on your unconscious, the seat of the imagination, the cards offer you advice applicable to any creative act, from washing your car to making love to writing a book to smashing the system.

(R. Kadrey)



Oblique Strategies
Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt
$40 postpaid from:
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Box 2749
Los Angeles, CA 90068

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Some Oblique Strategies:

Look closely at the most embarrassing details and amplify them

You don't have to be ashamed of using your own ideas

What would your closest friend do?

Emphasize the flaws

In total darkness, or in a very large room, very quietly

Honour thy error as a hidden intention

Take away the elements in order of apparent non-importance

* nothing
* the most important thing

Editors Note:
A photocopy-able version of the "Oblique Strategies" cards is available in the Signal/WEC


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