Metaphysik: A Mind Game to Inspire Creativity and Creative Exercises
54 Card Deck
High Quality Black Linen with Silver Ink, Card Size 5.5″ x 3.25″ 80pg
Instructional book of exercises and essays on creativity written by Coleman Stevenson.
Connecting The Unrelated:
Forging a pathway in our brains between two unrelated ideas or thoughts entails deviating from the expected and familiar. When the invisible thread of connection is first made, it can feel unsettling or awkward, but that tension gives rise to revelation and magick. It startles us, then helps us envision the world in a new light. It’s a constructive confrontation with the status quo, the social norms that box us in during creative channeling and other aspects of our lives. Once these unexpected breakthroughs occur, we are opened to greater discoveries in our personal lives and in the world of innovation. How do we move away from patterns and things that feel familiar? How do we create new mythologies and new visions? How can we break out of our ruts? Metaphysik offers methods of dismantling these templates of the “normal” that we all become accustomed. It is an instrument to summon the subconscious and tap into the primal creative force in all of us. When using Metaphysik, you can temporarily disengage from reality for a moment in time. You can work alone or explore its possibilities with a team of collaborators. As you draw the cards, “connection points” are located to tie them together. The patterns that you find may seem tenuous and arcane at first, but when you reach the end of the deck, a metaphorical machine or device will emerge. While laying out the cards, let go of any constrained thoughts and disconnect from the rule of ego. Allow yourself to make intuitive connections. You are creating a larger picture, a metaphysical diagram, a hierarchy that taps into the mysteries of the divine. Metaphysik will challenge you to escape your comfort zone and experience the mystical in the midst of your everyday life.
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Daniel Martin Diaz is a fine artist with an insatiable curiosity to explore the mysteries of life and science. His work has been exhibited worldwide and has been published in LA times, NY Times, Juxtapoz, High Fructose, and Low Rider Magazine, and four personal art books. Diaz has designed artwork for large public art projects in the US and has won many awards such as a gold and platinum record designed for Atlantic Records.