Many of us run out of Palaces, or short of palaces. This is probably one of the biggest issues we have and that we are always in need of more and more places. I use a simple system with my persons and was able to create a 500 locations Persons-Palace (titled as Port500). However, if I want to memorise some info for long-term, then I have to have a separate palace for each. So the Alphabet systems comes very handy for the extra palaces that can cover at least 26 items in each palace. So here I have listed the methods that can be used as memory palaces using the Alphabet Letters.
The Alphabet Memory palaces.
The English alphabet consist of 26 letters. This would mean it would cover 26 words if used as pegs and or locations. Some languages covers more letters so there are more. But let’s say we are using the English alphabet to create Letter-Peg for each.
So “A” could be the Eiffel Tower because it looks like it, B could be Sunglasses, C could be Pac-Man. etc. I have a list of all Letter-Shapes in a post here
, or you can use the Wiki page to find all-ready pegs for all the letter shapes.
Here you can use all the animal names that starts with their initials.
So A could be Alligator, B could be a Bird, and so on. You can also find these when you do search to get the full list.
Again it’s the same principle, use the initials, A could be an Apple, B could be Banana, and so on.
Letter-Sounds & Rhymes.
This is where we use the sound of the letter to match it with a word-image.
A could be “Ape”, B could be Bee, C could be Sea, D Deed, E Eel, and so on.
Again use the initial letters to make up a tangible word-image. So A could be Aeroplane, B could be Book, C could be Coke, and so on.
This is the well known method I think most people have heard of.
A is Alpha, B Beta, C Charlie, D Delta, E Echo, F Foxtrot, and so on.
Associating the letters with a word-image. A could be Ace in a card game, B could be Shakespeare “To Be or not to Be” , and so on for all 26 letters.
This is an interesting one. Use the Major system to create the words and then find the images that match the words.
So, A = 01, this translates to SD, so it could be SoDa
B = 02, SN , SuN
and so on with all 26 letters.
So here are Eight ways to create 26 locations memory palaces using the Alphabet.
Depending on what you are trying to memorise, each Letter can perhaps be used a few times. Such as A in Animals is Alligator and could be used in itself as a 3 location letter-image, It may bite the one on the left side of it, you may sit on it, you may even make him dance or whatever that may help to memorise 3 different kind of data, just need to make sure that it is within the same subject and not different subjects. So by using it in a few different actions and positions it can then be converted in a 52 or a 78 locations palace. All depends on what you are using it for.
Perhaps a further brainstorming can be used to create even more palaces using the alphabet. If so why not add them to the list here?