For one, I’m trying to get my PA images 00-99 into my head
second, I want to get my first A-Z Animal+Action
third, the 2nd alphabet AA-ZZ into my head.
This would be very useful to have.
I’ve already got most of it 00-99 and the letters into my head without using any loci at all.
I’ve been associating the numbers and letters and using Erol’s Shaper system.
However, I’ve found that there is a stubborn remaining 20-50% that I can’t get to stick.
Because of this I thought I’d try going back to the Major system and try putting them in locations.
But they won’t stick.
There’s something about putting things in locations that isn’t right.
I prefer to work in the void.
I searched since posting this and found I’m not alone in this. I searched a bit more on the method of loci and found complaints from people that things memorised this way can be compartmentalised and don’t associate with other pieces of knowledge.
The thing is, there’s nothing wrong with using the method of loci for memorising the number system and aa-zz. This is very much a memory sport related thing, right? So why do I struggle to do this? Why does it feel so wrong?
The story method works a lot better for me… but the story method does not allow fast indexing for sequences.
So I’ve started to combine the Dominic journey method with the story method both for the Major and also for associated stuff. I then interact that with the environment in ways that make sense. I’m getting some progress here but it’s limiting because my mind won’t remember things unless it makes sense.
Sure, some weird stuff fits but only if it’s extreme and actually, I found that this stuff doesn’t last as long as logical linkages.