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EricS

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Hello Fellow Magi - 

It’s been a bit since I’ve been active here but with summer going on and family activities etc. it’s been difficult to find the time to visit as often as I would like. But after the past couple of weeks I had to post this.

I was going to post this as a pm to Harry but I am just too excited to not share with the forums. 

I have been looking at purchasing “Super Memory, Super Student” for my daughter from Harry’s website (still planning but time and life has been getting in the way).

In the interim, I was gifted, copies of “Super Power Memory” and “The Memory Book” (which Harry wrote with Jerry Lucas). 

I am astounded to say the least. 

I started with The Memory Book and am about 50 pages in and it already has proven its worth. I can still recall easily: airplane, tree, envelope, earring, bucket, sing, basketball, salami, star, nose) - two weeks after reading that section!

Today, when going to the store, I was able to remember a dozen and half items on my wife’s list with no issue. Needless to say she was a little surprised considering I’ve always been the type where if she said to pick up three items invariably I would only come home with two.

I was given Mnemonica as a Christmas gift a few years ago and have always been nervous about mem deck work and unsure if it was something I could pursue. But even with what little I’ve read thus far, my confidence has already increased in that area. I can see possibilities coming into play. 

I never thought that being a 50+ year old I would be able “train the brain” this way and this easily. 

My only regret was that I didn’t know about this 35 some years ago when I was in school. I can see how valuable these techniques would have been during my high school and college years. 

So I offer my kudos to Mr. Lorayne for what he has given. I am thankful for the opportunity through this forum (thank you Rudy) to be able to offer my appreciation directly. 

And in Harry’s words - I’m finally reading the “good stuff”. [smile][wink][idea][crazy][thumb]
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Mod Edit: Harry's name was corrected, so don't worry Eric!


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“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
”So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

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[Edit - Forgive me - just noticed that I misspelled Mr. Lorayne’s name in the title of this post. I ask humble forgiveness from you all (and especially Harry). I guess I got so excited about my post I didn’t catch my error. I will now return to the dungeon to be punished by Ricky Jay throwing playing cards at me. [frown]]
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“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
”So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

― J.R.R. Tolkien
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  ericS:  So glad to have been of help, and thanks for telling me so.  Always nice to receive bouquets while one is still around to smell em.  Oh, and Lucas had as much to do with writing The Memory Book as you did!!
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