Immerse Yourself In The Wisdom Of Artistic Mind

Knowledge is limited and can be applied only in very specific contexts.
Wisdom is infinite and applicable in all contexts.
Knowledge is finite, useful only for short periods of time while still fresh in our memory.
Wisdom is timeless and can be called upon from the depths of our embodied experience as revelation, realization, intuition, inspiration and illumination.

Receive one Novelty of Nous daily from an open-ended flow of prompts

Assimilate patterns of extraordinary seeing designed to arouse the infinitely generative potential residing within you.
Align your innate artistic capacity with others who have had the courage to improvise, the resilience to fail, the confidence to innovate, the humility to transform, the faith to risk, and the sensitivity to share.
Fulfill your wish to live artistically by receive daily reminders of your imaginative potential.

Enliven the infinite generative potential residing within you

Novelties of Nous are imaginative prompts offering illuminations from within the infinite playing fields of nous. As prompts, they invite a liminal state of attention led through the expansive states of curiosity and wonder. The pairing of visual muse and verbal mantra in each Novelty is a potent demonstration of synaesthetic ‘seeing’. As an artistic rendering of the paradox that lies at the heart of the human search for meaning, each prompt provides a portal into the spaciousness of Artistic Mind.

As mind-jazz mythologist William Irwin Thompson has observed: “The mystic understands that the mind is like a flashlight in search of the nature of darkness; the more he searches, the more he chases it away”.

Novelties of Nous do not presume, assert or declare. They simply prompt, invite and suggest – in the same way that a myth “glides across the face of the unknown” by taking on “the qualities of the unknowable” (William Irwin Thomspon).

As a daily practise, the open-ended Flow Prompts provide a fluid lens through which to appreciate the unfolding of your life as a unique journey of discovery and innovation.

What you might enjoy about Flow Prompts:

  • Flow Prompts are delivered daily to your preferred email address.
  • Each daily prompt is drawn spontaneously from our collection of 500+ Novelties of Nous – we are as surprised as you to discover which one pops up!
  • Flow Prompts are non-prescriptive, honouring the unfolding of your personal artistic enquiry
  • Each prompt is a synaesthetic metaphor, a pairing of visual muse and verbal mantra.
  • You can renew or cancel your subscription of Flow Prompts whenever you wish.

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Each prompt reflects one of the nine gateways leading into the playing fields of Artistic Mind: Imagination, Curiosity, Perception, Attention, Intention, Experience, Transformation, Improvisation, and Sovereignty.


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iNous is an independent Artistic Research institute based in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. We celebrate Artistic Mind as a collective resource and create imaginative tools to support the flourishing of artistic minds worldwide.


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Novelties of Nous are imaginative prompts for artistic minds. Each prompt synergizes an evocative image with a pearl-of-wisdom gleaned from a diverse range of contributors.

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