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  1. Dec 2022
    1. Then I remembered a little card game I came up with to make jam sessions more interesting: Have each band member list 10 musical acts they’d like to play in Write each musical act on an index card Shuffle the cards, and, without revealing the cars, deal one to each band member. Keep the cards secret — the game is no fun if you can see the cards before you play. Just like any other jam session, it helps to pick a key and start with the rhythm. Everyone has to pretend like they’re playing in the act written on their card. Jam until it gets boring. At the end, everybody gets to guess which card each person was dealt. Repeat until you’re out of cards

      A game by Austin Kleon for making jam sessions less boring using cards.

      Inspired by Oblique Strategies and The Creative Tarot.

  2. Aug 2022
  3. Feb 2022
    1. Playing cards offer numerous advantages: only after 1816 do their hitherto unmarked backs (fi gure 3.1) assumed a Tarot pattern.

      Prior to 1816 in France playing cards (cartes à jouer) had unmarked backs and thereafter contained a Tarot pattern.



  4. Jan 2022
    1. Maya]] has an article related to [[Oblique Strategies]] and [[tarot for thought]] - introducing randomness into chaos: culture, oblique strategies, and tarot for… (shared by Maya in hypothesis annotation to my journal from yesterday, thanks Maya!)

      Very nice!

      I don't know much about [[tarot]] but I'm interested in learning. I guess it could work in the same way as the [[i ching]], as an engine for creativity?

  5. Feb 2018
    1. On one side write this sentence: I can't ____ because of ___ . List every single thing you can't do and why you can't do it. On the other side of the page, write: I have to ___ because ___ . Fill in those blanks, too. Record every demand that is placed upon you and why you must do it. Don't censor your writing. Take some time with this. Run through a typical day and think about all the times you say "yes" and "no." Make no judgments. This is only an information-gath­ering exercise.

      an interesting exercise

    2. Star of Recovery: The Focused Shadow

      Love the idea of starting with a specific card that is worrisome/troubling

    3. Be certain your request is unselfish and justified. If it's not, you may find yourself being chased by her vengeance.

      when... is it not "justified" to ask for protection from sexual harassment, domestic violence, or rape? Actually, never mind. Don't call on the Crone for these things. Seek professional help.

    4. The Crone offers strength and comfort in the dark. She will not seek or call upon you; you must search for her and learn to trust the darkness. Her gifts are wisdom, transformation, clairvoyance, protec­tion, peaceful endings, and profound spiritual healing
    5. When you arrive at a point of unhappiness enough to want help, it is time to actively seek it.

      I would argue it's best to get help before then - and shadow work in conjunction with therapy could help process emotions that come up

    6. Shadow work is best performed in a nonjudgmental, neutral frame of mind.
    7. "shadow'' is defined as unresolved inner conflicts and unexpressed emotions. It refers to those archetypal images which are intuitively recognizable as a troubling part of us: saboteur, martyr, vic­tim, addict, sadist, masochist, or tyrant.

      mirrors the way many schools of therapy operate - presenting issue is often seen as the result of unexpressed emotions or events in the patient's past that have not been properly dealt with

    8. The collective shadow is made of negative traits held by races of people or countries as a whole, projected onto a minority group or nation.

      VERY uncomfortable with the idea of "traits held by races of people or countries as a whole." Does this come from Jung, or from Jette? Either way, some racism/bigotry is at work here,