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Novelties of Nous | First Edition

A solo adventure of Serious Play for Living Life Artistically




Reclaim your sovereign sense-making capacity

Use this deck of imaginative prompts to bring your conflicting thought processes into accord at moments when you need the timeless wisdom of Artistic Mind. Each prompt is a synaesthetic pairing of visual muse and verbal mantra. While contemplating a prompt, your multiple sense-making intelligences are activated to arrive at an integrated, intuitive and deeply personal meaning.
Each Novelties of Nous deck reflects nine principles for Living Life Artistically: - Imagination - Curiosity - Attention - Intention - Improvisation - Perception - Experience - Transformation - Sovereignty


Nous or Artistic Mind, is an expansive form of intelligence available to us all. Thousands of individuals throughout time have accessed nous in search of spiritual guidance, collective insight, personal healing, social innovation, and creative inspiration. These individuals have included mystics, writers, painters, poets, philosophers, dancers, actors, activists, teachers, biologists, designers, architects, historians, shamans, sculptors, scientists, psychologists and sages. You, too, can benefit from the wisdom of Artistic Mind as a means of enriching your daily life. Novelties of Nous are designed for life-long daily practice in personal sense-making.

There's always time to enter the infinite playing fields of Artistic Mind!


These prompts are simple to use, but far-reaching in effect. They can be used on a daily basis to: 1) affirm your sovereign sense-making potential, and 2) bring curiosity, wonder and appreciation to the forefront of your awareness.

You can work with the prompts in multiple ways - for divination, contemplation, affirmation, journaling or self-reflection. Consider these options:

1) Hold a statement or question in mind related to your current life experience. For example: "I feel stuck." Shuffle the deck before randomly drawing a single prompt. Notice any associations, feelings or memories that arise as you contemplate both the visual muse as well as the verbal mantra. How do these two impulses complement each other?

2) Hold a feeling sense of your issue or life experience. You may not be able to translate this feeling into words, but it could appear as a sensation of hollowness, heaviness or anticipation. Once again, shuffle the deck before randomly drawing a single prompt. Notice any associations, feelings or memories that arise as you contemplate both the visual muse as well as the verbal mantra. Do any words or phrases stand out in relation to your felt sense?

3) You can also simply allow your curiosity to ride the explosion of colors and shapes in the visual muse in an imaginative reverie that brings deeper insights to the surface for reflection.

Embrace the playfulness of paradox as you immerse yourself in the wisdom of Artistic Mind. Card--3.png

View our complete playlist of moving collage videos on our YouTube channel.

Novelties of Nous collectible decks are the collaborative result of over 20 years of artistic research by Samantha Prigge (content curator, graphic designer & founder of iNous) and Lanon Prigge (muse and artist). Read more about us here.


If you have any questions or would like to find out about commissioning a personalised deck of prompts, email

5 new Novelties of Nous decks coming soon!


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Publish Date September 13, 2022
Edition First Edition
Department Games
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Why buy this?

  • 64 unique and visually striking imaginative prompts
  • Timeless wisdom from Artistic Mind
  • Collection comes in a sturdy compact box


  • This game contains a premium upgrade called UV Coating that makes the printed components more durable.


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