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Hi everyone,

Just a quick question regarding memory methods. I understand that we've spoken about this for memorising a deck of cards and when I did a search for "memory palace" I seen Magic Fish had used it for presidents and countries etc. 

I was just wondering if anyone had dabbled in the memory palace method for a subject. I'm a med student currently and have used Harry's book "How To Develop A Super Power Memory" to learn the Tamariz stack and have started learning the Redford stack using that method as well. I did try the loci system to learn all of Shakespeare's works a handful of years ago (the first part of which is still rumbling around in my head somewhere) but I'd need to have walked the Earth to be able to find a route to fit everything we need to know into different journeys.

I guess my question is has anyone found a method to learn a subject that isn't "linear"/list like or uses the loci method?

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Like you, I used Harry Lorayne’s method to memorize the Tamariz stack. I tried using the memory palace but found the method wasn’t nearly as effective as Harry’s. I also didn’t like that they didn’t even give him any credit for his contributions.

Anyway, aside from that, I didn’t particularly like that in the memory palace (Memory Arts) you’re provided with 26 pegs and have to put two cards in each location. I’m sure that this method works effectively for many people, but I didn’t like it.

I’m not aware of other methods of memorization that aren’t linear or use lists. I bet Harry would know.

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Let's all get ready for screams about my ego ... ready?  In all my research I've yet to find any memory training system, method, technique better than, or anywhere as good as, the ones I teach in my books. Certainly not the "stuff" in Memory F..er...arts.

     You really have to start reading the good stuff, guys.
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          Certainly not the "stuff" in Memory F..er...arts.

     You really have to start reading the good stuff, guys.


You gave me a good laugh, Harry.

Sounds like rouxsapse (like me) has definitely read and applied the good stuff. We’ve both benefited greatly from your work. Thank you!!

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Hi Rudy,

When I said memory palace I didn't strictly mean Memory Arts, just the memory palace method in general. I don't think I would like having 2 cards associated to the one image, but I guess I can't say if I'd dislike it unless I actually bought the book and tried it. The same goes for not giving Harry credit if they do mention methods that he taught in his works on the subject.

Hi Harry,

I agree that your techniques can be great for memorising many different things and that "the good stuff" does incorporate your books. The systems that are used for decks of cards, lists and mobile numbers that I have read in one of your books is great, but not for the new material I am looking to remember and store away. Is there a particular book in your set of "good stuff" that you can recommend for medicine? As Rudy said I don't disagree that your work (that I've been directed towards by other people) is "the good stuff" and will continue to your literary works if there is a particular volume that best suits the information I am trying to learn - I just need a recommendation. Unfortunately, as much as I'd like to my bank account says I'm a poor student so I can't buy and read all of your material on the subject on memory.

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   Rather than "research" my own stuff - first thing that comes to mind is a book I wrote for students - SUPER MEMORY-SUPER STUDENT!     A few sections on formulas, chemistry and etc. Would "fit" for what you're asking.  Go to harryloraynemagic.com , click on "Store" and then on "Memory Products"...etc.

 

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Hi Harry,

Thanks for the recommendation! I'll check out that book!

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Let's all get ready for screams about my ego ... ready?  In all my research I've yet to find any memory training system, method, technique better than, or anywhere as good as, the ones I teach in my books. Certainly not the "stuff" in Memory F..er...arts.

     You really have to start reading the good stuff, guys.


I bought "The Memory Book" probably when I was in college -- all good material -- have used the system most of my life. I used it for Aronson Stack when it first hit, then after I was away from magic for 7 years, pretty well lost those connections, so when Redford came up, I jumped on it and used the system for that.

I did buy 2 of the Memory Arts books -- kinda mad at myself for the 2nd one [frown]  I had heard other folks talk about it and wanted to see what it was about. I gave it a good shot, but couldn't make it stick like Harry's system.



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