I’m Steve, originally from the United States, however, I currently reside in the Kingdom of Sweden due to A: Job-related reasons or B: I’m an international fugitive.
I’m a close-up magician and a few days ago after a year or two of wanting (but not being entirely sure how) to memorize a deck of playing cards I finally committed myself to do so using the Memory Palace technique and Peg & Linking Systems I read in a Harry Lorayne publication and I’ll be… It worked!
Only after a few hours I knew the order forwards, backwards and by number. It’s been approximately three days since and I know it perfectly.
This has motivated me to pursue other memory feats such as memorizing Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ (haven’t quite figured out how to begin using these techniques with text and will have to search the forum for that) and memorizing the Periodic table of elements.
Looking forward to conversing with and learning from you all.