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They longed for philosophy, for synthesis. The erstwhile happiness of pure withdrawal each into his own discipline was now felt to be inadequate. Here and there a scholar broke through the barriers of his specialty and tried to advance into the terrain of universality. Some dreamed of a new alphabet, a new language of symbols through which they could formulate and exchange their new intellectual experiences.

Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library]

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Intùiti Creative Cards

Intùiti Creative Cards is a new kickstarter campaign to create “a deck of cards for Creativity born in the Polytechnic University of Milan. A synthesis of Design, Tarot and Gestalt Psychology,” which may be of interest. [HT Jonathan Korman]

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“Intùiti is a deck of cards for Creativity.

It was born as a project of the Polytechnic University of Milan and it represents a new way of living the subject of creativity, an issue that is often superficially tackled. Instead of forcing the user to find an idea, as it happens with some techniques like brainstorming or the mind map, Intùiti invites to sit calmly and to feel what one has to give, remembering that creating must be a source of joy and satisfaction.

Intùiti proposes pointed suggestions, obtained from the analysis of classic tarots, that are a rich collection of archetypes. It has not an esoteric purpose: each card is related to a thinking model that belongs to our culture, a powerful incentive that can put in motion creative and inspirational processes.

Intùiti is a synthesis of Design, Tarots, Numerology and Gestalt Psychology. At the same time it is a serious game and a powerful tool that doesn’t treat the creative act according to rigid schemas, but it brings out its bright side.” [via]


Psychological Effects of Pathworking from Problems on the Path of Return by Mark Stavish, M.A. in Vol 3 No 1 of Caduceus.

“The most effect to date being Psychosynthesis, as outlined by Roberto Assagioli, Piero Ferrucci, and Jean Hardy. Peter Roche de Coppens, Ph.D. (The Nature and Use of Ritual for Spiritual Attainment, 1985; The Invisible Temple, 1987) has begun an effective synthesis and comparison of the effects of basic cabalistic work and its relationship to Psychosynthesis, however, a look at the effects of Pathworking as explained in any psychological framework or school appears to be lacking.” [via]