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.
Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt
$40 postpaid from:
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Here is the TEXT POPUP for Oblique Strategies:
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
* the most important thing
A photocopy-able version of the "Oblique Strategies" cards is available in the Signal/WEC