This is my first post on the forum after reading and learning from what has come before me. I am from Canada, I’m in my early 30s, and I first became interested in mnemonics in university after reading Foer’s book. My experience then was “cool, I want to do that” and then I proceeded to do nothing with mnemonics for about 8 years until I re-read it and committed to practicing some of the techniques.
At present I have committed to memory a Peg system (0-100) as per Harry Lorayne’s “How to develop a Super-power Memory”. As I understand it, this is a Peg system based on the Major system (e.g. 1 = T/D = tie, 2 = N = Noah etc.)?
Also as of this week I have started my first journey through an old home of mine with 70 loci and am currently reading Yates’ “Art of Memory”.
All this said, I want to take things increasingly further and would be curious if others more advanced would be willing to provide some ongoing advice and guidance about how to proceed, especially in the early days.
Do I need a POA system? Would you start by just creating a bunch of empty journeys? Would you do something differently if you were starting out fresh?
My personal goals would be to remember what I read (Non-fiction; non-verbatim); memorize decks of cards; memorize spoken numbers; and names and faces; and poetry.
I am in your hands!