Sorry Doug to answer your question raised in your last paragraph (if I am understanding it correctly?) DON’T DO IT!!

For Memdeck work, you need to immediately know what card is in say the 26th position. You also need to know at which position each and every card of your stack resides at. For example, what position is the Ace of Spades in? The best way to do this, is by using a “one-to-one correspondendence link”. Let me assist you by way of demonstrating how best to remember and be able to recall the first 5 cards in the Mnemonca Stack (Juan Tamariz’s stack) using my first 5 pegwords and first 5 cards in the Tamariz stack using the card rhyming method:

- Lighthouse - Core = Club 4 or 4 of Clubs
- Swan - Owl (Who Who…) = Heart 2 or 2 of Hearts
- McDonald’s Golden Arches - Devon = Diamonds 7 or 7 of Diamonds
- Windsurfing sail - Key = Club 3 or 3 of Clubs
- Hook - wHore = Heart 4 or 4 of Hearts

So it’s merely a game of 52 paired associations (of which I have given you the first five). So Think of a Lighthouse (preferable one you know. In Simonstown we have one called ‘Roman Rock’. Now picture the lighthouse standing in the sea but instead of bricks and mortar, the lighthouse is merely an apple core!! (This gives me Lighthouse = 1 = Core = 4 of Clubs). Or doing things in reverse (which is necessary!!) Where is 4 of Clubs situated? 4 of Clubs = Core = Lighthouse (Therefore I now it’s in position 1). I will leave positions 2, 3 and 4 for you to do. Let me explain how I know that 4 of Hearts is in position 5. Simple: 5 using a number shape is a Building Crane’s Hook (shaped like a ‘5’). Now to link a wHore = 4 of Hearts to the Crane’s Hook. This is where things do get a little bizarre to say the very least. Okay so I see a wHore (Buxom Bottle Blonde in High heeled shoes and mini-skirt with fishnet stockings. Unfortunately for her the Crane driver’s Hook (5) has ‘hooked’ her (no pun intended) by her miniskirt’s belt and she is being unceremoniously suspended upside down from the crane’s hook. From this I know exactly where my 4 of Hearts is (location #5) and I also know exactly what I will find a location #5 (a wHore = 4 Hearts). Sorry for the graphic detail but that’s the gist of what one would do to remember the order of all 52 playing cards to be remembered in either Tamariz’ Mnemonica stack or Aronson stack.