The 48 laws of power is something I have memorized, this is one of the easiest things to memorize, you can do it right after you get done with the sections on linking and memory palaces in the getting started guide. I thought I would share how to do it, might turn out to be useful to some people. Here is the complete text.
There are several ways to memorize this, as we have seen in the guide on memorizing books. Since the section titles summarize the “sections”, we could easily just memorize those, or we can add an image or two to get the wording of the whole thing. I will do this in parts of 10(if there is interest).
To start with: The title of the book and the authors - The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers
1st locus: Using the Major System we can encode 48 by filling in vowels around the consonants R and F/V/PH. Some possibilities are RooF, ReeF, RaVe. Imagine a coral ReeF, with King Triton in it to signify power.
2nd locus: In the second locus, imagine a green robber(robber wearing completely green clothing), and all he stole from the coral reef in the first locus is just some pointy elf ears (just elfears)
Starting with the rules(again, look here for the full text):
3rd locus: Include your image for 01, ie: STairs you are wearing armor which is holding in your inner brightness, making sure you don’t outshine the person above you on the stairs, who is sitting comfortably on them. You tear off your armor, exposing your talents, and he recoils in fear. You put on your armor again, and with your hand slowly transfer some of your “light” to the person above you, making them glow brightly, which causes the step you are standing on to suddenly start growing up, far surpassing the other person.
4th locus: 02: SNake; There is a circle of friends, laughing together, and each of them has on their shoulder a snake. They start saying how much better their snake is compared to the friends. They start crying about a slight insult, and then ruthlessly try to command the other friends. Now, some distance away from the group is an enemy, you give him some coins and he right away goes to do something, let’s say hunt a deer, to prove himself to you. You look back at the friend circle, and you are afraid of them. The enemy proudly brings you a deer, and you start to eat it right away, trusting him.
I am aware these are quite complex images, they are longer stories, but all you need is to review the whole thing a couple times and it will be stuck in your head. It’s also easier to imagine it than it is to write it all down.
5th locus: 03: SuMo: Inside a dark room, a sumo wrestler is trying to balance on a tent(intent). The whole thing is then covered up by a big blanket. You see him peeking out from under the blanket in all directions, but he has no idea that you are above him, when you drop a shield on him(defense). Then you float down and console him, guiding him down a path “out” of the building, while discreetly dropping smoke bombs all around you two(maybe there are envelopes laying around). Then, you guys see a different tent, and he realizes your intentions, but it’s too late, because you blank(think up of something)
6th locus: 04: You are writing a letter, and all you write on it is “No.”, you walk out of the room into a ballroom, where you go into a circle of people. As you start talking and continue, your clothes slowly reduce from royal to common peasant clothing, and your crown dissapears. You are then holding a banana(to remind of banal), describing it, while you sit down on a miniature sphinx, whose mouth is open. After pausing for a second, you just say “Banana”, which both impresses and intimidates the people around you. Then you say “is so yellow” and people start laughing at you.
7th locus: 05: SouL: Imagine people in the streets opening a newspaper with your picture of it, and your soul is attached to the picture(guard it with your life). They grab the newspapers out of a box which has a crown on it(to signify power). An enemy is reading that same newspaper, he begins to be scared of the words, and waves the newspaper as a white flag. You watch from above, but then slip and fall down to the street, and then all the people there start attacking you from all sides. (going back in time) make the newspaper made out of gold. Always be looking at it to make sure parts of it don’t turn white, and if that happens you have to violently paint them back gold. Look at your enemy’s newspaper, and poke holes in it, then the image on it changes to him hanging from the ceiling with a bunch of people standing around him.
8th locus: 06: SaTCHel: You are in a court, in the center of it, with a satchel. You are dressed splendidly, even though you have scars on your chest who noone sees. Because you are dressed so well, everyone is cheering for you. They rush to you, surrounding you, but because of your vibrant colored clothing you always stand out, and are never lost in the plain masses. Then, you hold up a magnet, which turns everyone’s heads towards it, and you start growing larger, becoming even more colorful, more mysterious(perhaps wearing a hood so they can’t see your face) and the masses around you slowly turn into a single shade of gray or brown.
9th locus: 07: SLime: You have people working behind you in the building, but you are once again standing on a balcony, with the masses below, and a servant just hands you credit cards, which you hold up to make the crowds cheer. One of the people behind you is reading books, one is making diagrams on a blackboard, another is doing squats. Imagine an ass(donkey or butt) behind you upon which there is an hourglass and a battery, which emit an energy to you giving you a godlike halo and aura. Your balcony rises to the next floor quickly, and your helpers are forgotten. Your name is written on the balcony. Then, you hand a new servant a letter to put inside the mailbox 10 feet away from you.
10th locus : 08: SaFe: Imagine standing in front of a safe, you are holding a piece of meat and someone is crawling on the floor towards you. You use the “force” to lift them up closer to you and control their limbs like magneto. Your enemy somewhere else in the room was composing a mousetrap on a blackboard, when they see you holding a bag of money, and when he comes close to you, you attack by throwing metal cards at him.
Done for now. Will resume if there is interest. Feel free to comment, link, etc.
P.S. The TV-show House of Cards(which vastly surpasses and eclipses any other political tv-show) is a great example of the 48 laws of power in action. Kevin Spacey must have read this little book every day of filming.