Psychologists and educators have said that we use only a small percentage of our brain power—I think the system here will enable you to use just a little more than average. So, if like your operations, you have been bragging about your poor memory; I think that after you've read this book, you'll still brag about your memory, but to the other extreme. Now, you'll be able to boast of possessing a wonderfully retentive and accurate memory!
Use The Systems (excerpt)
..Many of the ideas that were taught to you, were taught as memory feats. I've done this for a variety of reasons. First, I believe that it makes it much easier to learn,
because you can actually see your goal. I've seen too many people start to try to learn something, and then give it up midway because they couldn't see the use or benefit of it
right in front of their eyes.
Seeing the goal gives you an added incentive to learn. The fact that you can use the
feats to entertain your friends, is an extra added incentive.
When you can do or understand the stunts, you've grasped the idea, and that's all I care about. Once you've got the idea, you will be able to apply it when you need it. This is where you must put your imagination to work. Any memory problem that may present itself, can be solved by using one or more of the methods and systems; whether they were taught to you in the form of a memory demonstration or otherwise.
My purpose in writing this book has been to give you the basis and groundwork of a trained memory. The systems are more far reaching and more applicable than the space allowed me could possibly show. I do hope, however, that I have given you an inkling of what can be done with my systems. The rest is up to you!
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Table of Contents from How to Develop a Super Power Memory
How Keen Is Your Observation?
Does what you see register in your mind? Which
light is on top of the traffic light? Is the number six
on your watch dial, the Arabic #6 or is it the
Roman #VI? Other observation questions. The
importance of observation in memory.
Habit Is Memory
There is no such thing as a poor memory, only a
trained or untrained one. There is no limit to the
capacity of the memory. Lucius Scipio was able to
remember the names of all the people of Rome;
Seneca could memorize and repeat two thousand
words after hearing them once.
Test Your Memory
If you can remember any one thing by association,
you can do it with anything else. A series of tests
for you to take now to indicate how limited your
untrained memory is.
Interest in Memory
The first step is to be interested in remembering
names, faces, dates, figures, facts—anything, and
that you have confidence in your ability to retrain
Link Method of Memory
What the Link Method is. Use this method of
associating ridiculous mental images with items
you want to remember. Start to remember as
you've never remembered before.
Peg System of Memory
The Peg System helps you associate and remember
numbers. You can learn to remember 52 items by
number, in and out of order.
Uses of the Peg and Link Systems
Start with remembering a Shopping List and Daily
Errands. From this you will go on to more difficult
How to Train Your Observation
Test yourself (and your friends) on a "trick" sign.
How to sharpen and develop your observation abil-
It Pays to Remember Speeches, Articles, Scripts
How to retain the contents of a speech or script JOT
delivery or use when wanted. How to memorize
the complete contents of a magazine!
It Pays to Remember Playing Cards
How to remember the lay and play of cards in any
card game. How to perform memory feats with
It Pays to Remember Long Digit Numbers
How to remember numbers—short, long, in se-
quence and out.
Some Pegs for Emergencies
How the Alphabet can aid your memory.
It Pays to Remember Dates
How to remember any date; how to perform stunts
with days and dates; learn to do the amazing "per-
petual calendar" stunt.
It Pays to Remember Foreign Language Vocabulary
& Abstract Information
Learn the system of substitute words to help you
to remember difficult foreign words, thoughts and
It Pays to Remember Names and Faces
Impress the name on your mind; associate the
name and face with something of significance to
What's in a Name?
More advice on how to remember names. Substi-
tute picture words and symbols for names.
More about Names and Faces
Now test your ability to remember names and
faces. Compare your score and your improvement.
It Pays to Remember Facts about People
The more you can remember about people you
meet, the more success and happiness you will
have in your social and business life.
It Pays to Remember Telephone Numbers
Here's how you will be able to remember any
number of telephone numbers with the greatest
The Importance of Memory
How a trained memory helped successful men and
women in their activities and careers.
Don't Be Absent-minded
How to handle and overcome mental blocks.
Amaze Your Friends
Learn the incredible "400 digit" memory feat and
astound your friends.
Amaze Your Friends
It Pays to Remember Appointments and Schedules
A simple way to keep your daily and weekly
appointments and schedules on your mind.
It Pays to Remember Anniversaries, Birthdays and
Other Important Dates
How to apply the methods you have learned to remember
important dates in your life.
Learn how to memorize the Morse Code in just
half an hour.
Use the Systems
Now, with full confidence, you can remember
prices, style numbers, state capitals, calories, facts
and ideas—anything you want to remember.
Allow me to provide you with a small sample of why How to Develop a Super Power Memory is a perfect companion for The Multiple Mentality Course. Part way through the lessons, Harry Kahne asks us to recall 50 three letter words by heart; this is a daunting task without explanation - unless we turn to a peg method of memory from Harry Lorayne's manual which allows us to recall words with ease in any order.
For example, here are the first 10 numbers each represented by a word. Please notice that each phonetic consonant pronunciation represents a number whereas the vowels only give the words meaning ("h," "w," and "y" serves us as a vowels here):
- pie or bee
In "Noah's" case, we can link it to "Ark" if we want a 3-letter word. "Shoe" can be linked to "hoe" as a derivative. We use phonetic "s," "z," and similar consonants to represent the number "0." To prevent confusion, we relegate "tie" and "toe" to separate pegs.
To build further pegs, we simply match words to each number. Therefore, 11 is represented by "tit" or "tot." 12 is represented by "tin," 13 by "time" or "tame," and so on. (Link "time" to "day" or "tame" to "cat" if you want 3-letter words.)
Please take my word for it: Remembering the "pegs" is easy. Remembering the rules for creating the pegs - not so much, but it's like tying a shoelace or riding a bike the first time. Please see the excerpt from Harry's Book, The Peg System of Memory for a sample.
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