Satori Cards Instructions 2018-01-19T10:16:23+00:00

Satori Cards Instructions

Welcome to the video and written instructions for playing the basic hand of Satori Cards. Reveal how you think when free to be yourself.

Video Instructions

Written Instructions

This beautiful discovery game will open up a whole new world of understanding for you and everyone you share it with. There is never a time in life when knowing yourself better is not valuable.

Your Satori Box contains 75 cards of various kinds:

Orientation (4)

Welcome and Contents

The Golden Thought

MindTime in a Nutshell

References & Links to online resources

Instruction (4)

How to use the Reveal and Satori cards

Reveal (9)

Reveal the patterns of time

Satori (45)

Discover your thinking archetype

Archetype (10)

A summary of key attributes for each of the three thinking archetypes

Dog (3)

Spares. In case your dog chews one…

Playing the Reveal Cards

You should begin by using the Reveal cards to reveal the patterns of time, just follow the simple instructions. And then after you’ve revealed time, you can enjoy playing your hand of Satori.

How to reveal the patterns of time

Reveal the patterns of time in words and concepts.

Take your 9 Reveal cards, shuffle them and hold them word-side facing you.

Without looking at the coloured side of the cards, arrange the 9 words into 3 groups of 3 cards.

The words in each group should resonate, not because they are part of a sequence, but because they express the same intention or point of view.

When you are satisfied with your 3 groups, turn the cards over.

You should find you have 3 groups of the same-coloured cards.

Don’t worry if you don’t get it the first time. It’s not important.

The idea here is to develop your awareness of how words reflect time’s patterns.

  • Red cards represent the past perspective
  • Green cards represent the present perspective
  • Blue cards represent the future perspective

If you did not group them this way, have a look at the cards you didn’t place correctly. Can you now see the patterns?

Playing the Satori Cards

How to reveal your thinking style

Find your 45 Satori cards and shuffle them well.
(These cards have words on one side and colour and an image on the other.)

Hold the cards word side facing you.
Look at the word on the first card and ask yourself the following two questions:

  • “Does this word describe my behaviour when I am free to be myself?”
  • “Is the idea/concept expressed by this word important to me?”

Create two piles:

  • a YES pile for the words that truly describe you
  • a NO pile for the rest.

The more clearly you can reflect the truth of your behaviours in your choosing of words, the more powerfully this mirror will reflect you and reveal your patterns of thought.

This is not about how you wish to be or what you think is right. There are no better or worse results. Just be yourself.

Pick up your YES pile and discard your NO pile.

If you have more than 12 cards in your hand (most people do), spread all your YES cards out in front of you.

From these choose the 6 words that most clearly describe your thoughts and behaviours. Put these words in a row in front of you.

Now choose the next 6 words and make a second row.

Your spread of 12 cards should look something like this:

When you’re happy with your final 12 cards, discard the rest.  Now, turn your chosen cards over.

The combination of colours you see represents your blend of the 3 perspectives.

  • Red cards represent the past perspective
  • Green cards represent the present perspective
  • Blue cards represent the future perspective

Calculate your archetype online

Your archetype describes how you use time’s perspectives to shape your thinking. Your blend of the 3 colours will match one of the ten archetypes. The fastest way to calculate your archetype is to use our simple online archetype calculator. []

Calculate your archetype manually

Count how many cards of each colour you have, then find that combination in one of the categories listed below.

Here are some examples:

If you have 9 of one colour, 2 of another and 1 of your third, your combination is 9-2-1.
If all your 12 cards are the same colour, your combination is 12-0-0. These combinations are in category 1.

The combination 6-4-2 (6 of one colour, 4 of another, 2 of your third) is in category 2. Combinations 5-4-3 & 4-4-4 are in category 3.

Category 1

  • 12-0-0
  • 11-1-0
  • 10-2-0
  • 10-1-1
  • 9-3-0
  • 9-2-1
  • 8-4-0
  • 8-3-1
  • 8-2-2
  • 7-4-1
  • 7-3-2
  • 6-3-3

Category 2

  • 7-5-0
  • 6-5-1
  • 5-5-2
  • 6-6-0
  • 6-4-2

Category 3

  • 5-4-3
  • 4-4-4

Did you find your combination in category 1?
If so, you’re mostly using just one of the three perspectives (Past, Present, or Future). The colour appearing most often on your 12 chosen cards identifies which perspective.

Did you find your combination in category 2?

If so, you use a blend of perspectives, a combination of your two principal colours.

Which of those two colours do you have the most of? That’s the perspective that leads.

For example, a spread of 7 blue and 5 green cards is Future/Present (not Present/Future).

In the event of a tie, Past trumps Present, and Present trumps Future.

Did you find your combination in category 3?

If so, you use a Past-Present-Future or Integrated perspective.

Your archetype name

Click on your archetype to read all about your thinking.
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