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The Memory Book and millions of other books are available for site Kindle. The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play Paperback – August 27, Harry Lorayne is the world's foremost memory training specialist and the author of. Compre o livro The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play na maroc-evasion.info: confira as ofertas para livros. Start by marking “The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School, and at Play” as Want to Read: The Memory Book is a guide written by Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas. His book The Memory Book was a New York Times bestseller.

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The Memory Book Classic Guide

“The Memory Book: The Classic Guide to Improving Your Memory at Work, at School That is the reality Lorayne and Lucas's Memory Book will help you find. The Memory Book by Harry Lorayne, , available at Book The Memory Book: The classic guide to improving your memory at. Unleash the hidden power of your mindIt's there in all of us. A mental resource we don't think much about. Memory. And now there's a way to.

Begin today. In the ancient world, a trained memory was of vital importance. There were no handy note-taking devices, and it was memory techniques and systems that enabled bards and storytellers to remember their stories, poems, and songs. Early Greek and Roman orators delivered lengthy speeches with unfailing accuracy because they learned the speeches, thought for thought, by applying memory systems. What they did, basically, was associate each thought of a speech to a part of their own homes. When the orator wanted to remember his speech, thought for thought, he actually took a mental tour through his own home. Thinking of the front door reminded him of the first thought of his speech. Cicero wrote that the memories of the lawyers and orators of his time were aided by systems and training and in De oratore he described how he himself applied memory systems. From a fragment dated about B. Thomas Aquinas was to become its patron saint, instrumental in making the art of trained memory a devotional and ethical art. During the Middle Ages, monks and philosophers were virtually the only people who knew about and applied trained-memory techniques. The systems, whose use was mostly limited to religion, were basic to some religions. During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, many other books were written on the subject. Unfortunately, the techniques fell into disuse for centuries.

Young, you have a nice day. It was embarrassing when the other students asked me how I thought I did on a test we had all taken.

I always knew for sure that I got every answer completely correct and accurate in every way. I would just say, I did alright and I usually got the highest grade in the class on the test. Back in the days that I went to the Universities, there was great respect for the professors and the professors had great respect for their students.

Also, the very expensive private colleges and universities had a tradition of respect and honor that seldom is seen in the much less expensive institutions of higher learning that the large majority of students attend.

I never attended the less expensive state schools a few decades old. My schools were the hundreds of year old with the very best professors. I have never had a Professor walk up to me like this.

He is standing right next to me smiling a big chaser cat smile. Wonder what he is going to say. Hello Scholar Young. He is slowly bowing his head and just standing there with his head bowed. I wonder how long he is going to keep his head bowed. Now he is slowly raising his head and looking into my eyes with that big chaser cat smile.

How are you doing Scholar Young? I am fine, how is your day going? At least 60 students staring at me, this is very nice but embarrassing Things are fine with me; look forward to seeing you in class tomorrow. See you later. Off he goes. All the students are watching me with a feeling of reverential respect mixed with wonder. Then they would stop, look me in the eyes and say to me, hello scholar young.

Next, they would slowly bow their head and stand quietly for a few seconds with their head down. Then they would raise their head slowly look into my eyes with a big smile and ask how my day was going. After a short conversation, they would then move on to where they were going. They never walked within my line of sight without doing this ritual honoring, even when I was sitting with other students.

While they were doing this, all the students around me watched in awe. The professors never passed me without doing this physical and verbal sign of high honor because I was one of the four Greek scholars in the University.

They treated all four of us the same way. We were the only students treated this way by any of the professors. I remember my first day of Greek class. Hello students, welcome to Greek studies.

Greek is the most rigorous subject that can be studied in any University. I appreciate your courage to attempt this study. We have a major test each day because there is so much to learn.

We have hundreds of Greek vocabulary words to learn each day. It will take you a minimum of five hours per night to memorize these words for the daily tests. Until this time you have not known what true scholarship is. Look at the person to your left and the person to your right they will not be here tomorrow. Sure enough, in a day only four students were left out of a whole regular size class because of the rigorous scholarship that would be required each night.

Imagine trying to memorize hundreds of Greek words each night.

Book Summary: “The Memory Book”, Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas

I remember my evenings in the dorm. Here I am and it is Oh, I can see in his room and he is just now closing his Greek book. He has been at it for five hours. Wow, that would drive me crazy.

My three fellow Greek scholars all told me they knew I was a genius because they were each studying five hours per night in their little green Greek textbooks.

Ok time for me to study. I like standing by the window outside the Greek class before the class time. I can see the Greek class door from here.

Thinking I have to go in there and take the test is just the motivation I need. Now I look down at the word and now I look out the window up into the white chiffon clouds. Ok, I got that one, now I just repeat this identical process over and over again.

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I glance down and look up into the clouds over and over. See you in the class. Finally, finished and I have a few minutes until class time. Brace yourself for this absolute truth told to you once. I just got finished studying the same Greek book for five minutes and I know for sure I will get a hundred on the test. I just wish people would stop trying to talk to me as they walk by; it makes it hard to concentrate.

It was so easy for me. And I knew all this information would stay permanently in my mind without any additional study. I really did feel sorry for the other three Greek Scholars who really worked their heads off studying five hours each night. I felt a little guilty when the professors walked up to me daily and bowed to me in front of all the other students. My fellow students noticed that I was not studying at all for any of my classes.

So they asked me how long I had been a real genius. No other student would believe me when I sincerely honestly told them the truth once. I had simply read a book called the memory book and it was just a magic trick anyone can do.

Even my fellow Greek Scholars would not believe: No matter what I said my fellow students had convinced themselves that I had to be a real genius. Finally, I just gave up telling them the truth once and let them think what they wanted to. Remember the first law of real magic: People would rather believe a lie told to them a thousand times than the truth told to them once! I found people are not opened minded.

They have been lied to a thousand times and are convinced the lie is true. It is such a shame. The good life so close but so far; if they would have just believed the truth I told to them once. They could have had full tuition scholarships and enjoyed their university social life like me.

They had evidently been told thousands of times that there are real geniuses and figured I must be one of them. Now, something really astounding did happen as I advanced on in my university studies.

It blew my mind! After all, I was the wizard of Oz scarecrow C student all through my first twelve years of school. Coming from a family where most of my relatives did not get a high school education. Here is again the truth being told to you once: I remember when it happened. I am listening to the Dr. Rippy and I just realized I forgot to take notes on his lecture.

What am I going to do? All my fellow students just walked out the door. Rippy how stupid I was to not take notes. Let me see, what was it; he was saying. You know I remember that complicated formula. He also talked about the different ways we can help people: Let me try reading our textbook.

Now I close it. I remember every word in what I just read every single word. This is amazing and I am not using the secrets in the memory book. I am remembering everything. This must be what it feels like to be a real genius! Wow, this is really weird, a good weird, but nevertheless weird as it can be.

Me, Mr. Real Magic! I got so I could read a book and remember everything I read after one reading. It was amazing how the memory book actually transformed me into a real genius with real magical super mental powers.

It seemed like real magic that I liked very much. It made college so much fun, so inexpensive and it gave me so much free time to just enjoy my University social life. You want a free almost half million dollar education; get, read, and use the secrets in the memory book, I did.

There are many students using this book and they keep it a secret. They are your competition for scholarships. By the way I not only got full tuition scholarships, but all my books and electronic equipment were also paid for with scholarship funds. My food was free and my housing was also free.

Will you believe the lie told to you a thousand times, or the truth told to you once, I wonder? This book worked for me Mr. Jun 10, Adam Uraynar rated it really liked it. Focus on what you want to remember--if you want to remember. The best example is learning someone's name. Forget it right away? You're not being aware enough. When meeting new people, rhetorically repeat, "What is their name? What is their name? Substitute words for similar words. Page 73 is list for last names.

Put things in the same place every time. To remember to do or get something put something in your path or awkwardly out of place to spur original Focus on what you want to remember--if you want to remember.

To remember to do or get something put something in your path or awkwardly out of place to spur original thought. Learn the phonetic alphabet backwards and forwards to remember Start with license plates around your home, then work; simply add acrostics for the three end letters.

This is not to impress people that you remembered their license plate. No, it's merely support struts to more quickly create phone number memories--the real goal. With that, the license plate letters don't even need to be remembered.

After these, phone numbers will be quickly translated to sounds. Why not start with your frequent contacts? Eventually, the number will replace your mnemonic aid. I broke every five pegs into a picture.

All of which is surrounded by tub sculpted as a nose. Actually, it's my backyard: Corner number one, the first picture not described above ; going clockwise, corner two near garden, a giant soiled shoe 6 ; corner three, a tot Going to side lawn, clothes line has a net hanging from it 21 ; corner, clockwise, where an angry neighbor is making making a notch 26 ; big tree splits in half while a rocket comes out with Matt at the controls 31 ; Front door, 41 ; main front door, 46 ; closest corner of driveway, 51 ; Preis corner of driveway, 56 ; small gate, 61 ; other side of small gate, Up, top of fence to roof corner, 71 ; counterclockwise next roof corner, 76 ; farthest roof corner, 81 ; next corner, 86 ; next corner, 91 ; last corner above back door from beginning, I re-discovered the book in the basement and couldn't remember a thing about it.

Not a good sign for a book about improving your memory but it's never to late. The most important methods presented here are Word substitution It's hard to remember words that don't make sense and it's better to come up with something that is easier to visualize.

The authors give endless examples for that and I became jealous how easy it is for them. There is nothing that they can't simplify and I hope that it's just I re-discovered the book in the basement and couldn't remember a thing about it. There is nothing that they can't simplify and I hope that it's just a matter of training or having the right mindset because it's the base of their system.

Linked lists Another fundamental are linked lists. Forming creative and outrageous associations between words helps to remember them and, this is the best part, you only have to memorize the beginning. The rest will flow from there and I can confirm that this method works great. Major system for Numbers For numbers the authors promote something that is now known as major system.

Each of the digits from is associated with a consonant and the trick is to form words to remember long numbers, e. You can find a lot of information on the internet and learning words for the numbers from will pay off a thousand times. A little bit frustrating was to see how easily the authors find words for long numbers. This is something I can't do yet although by having something for the 2-digit numbers enables me to use the system too.

New to me was the so-called memory graph , a system with coordinates that you could use to remember locations or anatomy easier. Very interesting was also the remark that your helper images will disappear after a while and just the fact will pop up in your mind.

This allows you to re-use the pictures without getting confused, e. The only negative point for me was the chatty style. I have read other books about memory improvement so the important things were clear to me. This wasn't the case when I bought the book in the 90s and I wouldn't recommend it if you need clear instructions. For seeing the system in action though it's absolutely priceless. If you are familiar with the various methods and want examples then this book is for you. For better instructions I recommend The Memory Workbook.

For example:. As you can see, substitution can be auditory sounds like or conceptual reminds me of. The only important conditions are that your substitution is concrete and reminds you of the original concept. We use The Phonetic Alphabet System to encode the 10 numerals as 10 different consonant sounds. Why is this useful?

Because this system lets you encode abstract numerals as concrete things. And concrete is just what we need for The Link Method. To practice, try playing with the system in everyday life. Make a game of changing numbers you see into their phonetic equivalents.

Change the objects around you into numbers. When you find a tricky combination, treat it like a puzzle — have fun finding a memorable solution that fits. The Peg System is a pre-made collection of concrete things that code for numbers 1 to and beyond.

Personal, however, is always more memorable. Recalling the relevant peg item in or out of order will remind you of the relevant entry on your list. To picture letters, create an association with something that sounds like the letter, for example:. Once again, the best Alphabet-Word list will use your own words — just avoid overlaps with your Peg System or things get confusing. For example, German nouns have one of three genders — male, female, neuter. To remember things like this, first associate a visual adjective with each class of information — in this case, gender:.

Then, when using Substitution and The Link Method to learn the word, add an intense version of the adjective to your link. You can apply The Adjective Idea to any information that needs tagging or grouping — from sports or financial statistics to people, anniversaries or art.

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The techniques above will help you sneak information quickly into memory. But how do you keep it there? If you remember the whole chain, review it again 3 days later, then a week later and so on, roughly doubling the time between reviews. If at any point you forget all or part of the chain, restrengthen it and start the process again from 1 day.

These days, digital Spaced Repetition Systems can help you schedule thousands of refreshes exactly when needed to maximise staying power.

And memorising the Phonetic, Peg and Alphabet-Word systems will take some time and effort. But, with practice, the few seconds each step needs at first will become second-nature. The ways to make practical use of the systems above are limited only by your opportunity and imagination. For now, though, here are some ideas and quick explanations organised alphabetically from The Memory Book to help get you started:. The benefits here come more from forcing awareness and observation than using an actual memory trick.

Now use The Link Method to connect it to the person it relates to. For extra points, use Substitution or The Adjective Idea to remind you of what type of anniversary it is. Now link the appointment using The Phonetic Alphabet System day and time and Substitution appointment content. Use The Adjective Idea e. Finally, for appointments not on-the-hour, round to the earlier quarter and include an object that reminds you of timing in your link, e.

Peg system Link system tells you to link all the things you want to remember using a weird relation. Not all of them at once, but as a linked list. And this works! Example if you want to remember, mouse, aeroplane, chair.

Visualize a mouse flying over an aeroplane. And a chair dropping out of aeroplane. As you are forcing your mind to think more about the relations, it memorized the relations.

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