A random card from the Olique Strategies deck, to help you overcome creative blocks and obstacles.
Take away the elements in order of apparent non-importance
The Oblique Strategies are a collection of Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt's working principles, which they began transcribing as a reminder for when they were in times of stress or panic. While Eno and Schmidt began recording their working principles individually, they created a combined set of principles once they found that there was significant overlap between their individual lists.
In 1975 Eno and Schmidt printed their principles on a set of cards and offered them to sale. There isn't a single authoritative method for using the cards, as the instructions recommend either:
Reviewing the cards as a pack to remind oneself of possibilities, or
To draw a single card at random for inspiration when faced with a dilemma
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Copyright 1975, 1978, 1979 Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt.