Een Grimoire is a book of magic spells and recipes. Les sorts en toverspreuken qui se trouvent in deze Grimoire take the form of practical tools, technieken, jeux et structures à utiliser par toute personne interested in l'expérimentation met tijdreizen and time-travel in collectieve processen.
How to consult
We fried our analytical brains to group the exercises in different phases. To guarantee a pleasant journey, a better stay in the future and a safe but fruitful return to the present, we highly recommend building a trajectory that passes through these phases chronologically. You will also find some general tools and effects to sprinkle over any exercise at your own discretion.
Exploring the past and the present
Preparatory phase to target a problem to be solved, a desire to be satisfied or a question to be answered. Sharing personal experiences, painful or radiant memories, invoking ancestors, extracting key-words or diffuse feelings... in order to set out a common path.
This beast is alive
This Grimoire is a living archive of existing tools and new inventions. Nourished by our own tests and experiences we keep on shifting, adapting and adding entries. A first proto-version was launched on April 1st 2022, a second one in December 2022, along with a printed publication of this Grimoire. We will continue moulding, reshaping and transforming until the end of times.
Inventing and imagining new worlds
Some essential techniques to collectively design a blueprint of possible futures and imagine the outlines of new worlds. Scenario-building and worlding through an analytical approach, associative dreaming, improvisation games or plain divination.
Exploring and developing new worlds
Games and activities to feed and push the imagination about the worlds and futures outlined in the previous phase. Conversational games, mental projection, poetic writing, walking practices... to develop concrete scenarios from different perspectives.
Simulating and performing new worlds
A vade mecum to elaborate 1-1 scale tests and prototype the future by creating short or long-term immersive situations. This is where you step into your future, and the experience of your imagined worlds becomes tangible.
A collection of general tools to support the group in its cooperative work. Some icebreakers to warm up a shy or reserved atmosphere, some tools to push a group to a common decision, to increase its cohesion or to sharpen its senses.
Returning to and transforming the present
Final phase to close and conclude your time-traveling expeditions and to come back to the present in one piece. Ways to deduce a possible transformation of your daily life, and to contemplate how to make desirable futures happen.
Like an effects pedal for guitar-players, you can modulate the atmosphere, add grain, resonance or highs and lows to your composition. Some effects: practice at night, try it with strangers, in the woods, with psychotropic drugs...