A Nodes-based mnemology is free of such things On it, you can create calculations on Bayesian “fans” of probabilities and use all scientific tools to check falsifiability. Among the mnemonic tools, you can use numerous techniques of critical and rational thinking. You can even organize a check on all current frameworks of rationality and ethics.
Now flood the fireplace, sit comfortably and listen to entertaining stories of mnemonics
I see something like this mnemology history chain:
Grounded: Indigenous Knowing in a Concrete Reality
To sum up, the mnemonic of the tribes (to the Greeks, the method of loci was even more powerful) carried a purely applied, pragmatic character.
“it is a serious, though apparently a common, mistake to speak of a totem as a god and to say that is worshipped by the clan. In pure totemism, such as we find it among the Australian aborigines, the totem is never a god and is never worshipped.”
It worked as an expert knowledge system without any mysticism. And something resembled the ancient Chinese philosophy with their principles of harmony and predeedness. But unlike the Chinese, the ancient tribes did not use such rigid frameworks as philosophical currents, we can say that they were hardcore low-level programmers.The Chinese only bypassed the Aborigines when they created the book of changes and improved the Tibetan method of the inner temple, which were equally tools, a mnemo-semantic system about behavior, perception of reality, and cognitive functions with tight binding to the time system.
- For maintaining a dynamic history of almost the entire continent over 4,000 years. The dynamism was that the history of moving, destruction of each locus (stones, buildings, paths) was created almost like a blockchain
- To record the perfect hunting techniques and knowledge of the behavior and physiology of the prey. In addition to purely pragmatic things, the natives memorized the properties of the flora and fauna of chito in order to satisfy curiosity and complete the collection.
-For a change of consciousness under a particular activity (Brain’s Default Mode)
- For corn selection and proper planting to minimize the risks of destruction of the culture from one or another misfortune.
- For each place a ritualized model of behavior and readiness for one or another possible event was created. This is reminiscent of the rituals of Giordano Bruno aimed at sharpening thinking and cognitive cognitive functions.
- Also like the alarm bell, the first oligarchs appeared.
“the groups that directly controlled iron production did so with highly esoteric technological and ritual repertoire. The ritual that surrounded iron production mystified the technological process to such a degree that it appeared to be mastery over something natural, human fecundity, rather than control over specialized technological knowledge. Such powers of mystification conferred certain economic advantages to the groups that controlled them.”
This paralell we will need when we get to the time of Nietzsche
Abhirup Dutta from Quora:
"The early Avestan religion of Persia and Vedic religion of India come from the same roots. They invoke the same deities, and their metre of recitation of scriptures is the same.
Zoroastrianism was founded by Zarathustra, who reformed the ancient Avestan religion into a new direction. Zoroaster, in many ways, inverted the ancient religion and thus, Vedic deities are demons in Zoroastrianism and Vedic demons are angels instead.
There are a lot of similarities between the Vedas of Hinduism and Gathas of Zoroastrianism.
It is a stroke of providence that when Zoastrianism faced persecution in Persia, many people from the Parsi community migrated and settled down in India and made this country their home."
In Hindu texts, it is already clear that practical mnemonics have been processed thanks to many knowledge domains:
- Agriculture and food;
- Drama, dance and performance arts;
- Education, school system;
- Gnomic and didactic literature;
- Law and jurisprudence;
- Mathematics and exact sciences;
- Gender and Sex;
- State craft, politics;
- Tantrism, Agamas;
- Temples, Sculpture;
- Scriptures (Vedas and Upanishads).
Especially need to highlight Post-Vedic texts:
" The texts that appeared afterwards were called smriti.
Smriti literature includes various Shastras and Itihasa s (epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata), Harivamsa Puranas, Agamas and Darshanas.
The Sutras and Shastras texts were compilations of technical or specialized knowledge in a defined area. The earliest are dated to later half of the 1st millennium BCE. The Dharma-shastras(law books), derivatives of the Dharma-sutras. Other examples were bhautikashastra “physics”, rasayanashastra “chemistry”, jīvashastra “biology”, vastushastra “architectural science”, shilpashastra “science of sculpture”, arthashastra “economics” and nītishastra “political science”. It also includes Tantras and Agama literature.
This genre of texts includes the Sutras and Shastras of the six schools of Hindu philosophy."
Many of them coincide with the ideas of Ramon Llull.
On the creation of the microcosm and its dry logical language as a convenient model of the world of the macrocosm.
Also played the role of ancient Sanskrit, a very complex language with a special twist - a mutation of the roots and easy encryption through allegorical expressions(For Brahmins varn profit). Linguistics is always a good complement to any mnemonic system. It expands with ease in several degrees. The more perfect linguistics is, the more powerful the system can be created. Do you remember Macunx linguistic system of deconstructing of languages and ithkuil?
Аlso their system was affected focus on superhuman capabilities:
"Hindus consider the Vedas to be apauruṣeya, which means “not of a man, superhuman” and “impersonal, authorless”.
Then the Indian texts with super huge mnemonic system reduced and fell into Indochina, and then into Tibet and Korea. From here came the generative technique of the old temple and various virtual add-ins/ons, starting with the mandalas and lasting the lost modifications for many cognitive functions.
Already then the technique of living in at least two worlds was created one is Virtual, the other is Real. Virtual at the same time is somewhat reminiscent of smartphones with a bunch of programs in the stores and brain implants, programs from fiction.
Simplified Asian ideas are picked up by Ramon Llull (with his circles), then Giordano Bruno (with his system of mnemonic seals), Hegel, Leibnitz, and even Bacon. At that time, the idea of creating a scientific / alchemical mental calculator and rhetorical machines came through.
And now to the “funny” part. The founders of Freemasonry relied on the ideas of Giordano Bruno, but with strong simplifications. They did not use the proposed framework, but created a multiple simplified analog that is understandable to ordinary users. And then the story loses its clear outlines. Where the ideas came from: Nietzsche, Karl Marx, Engels and the leaders of the countries is unknown. How did the Masonic temple influence the world? - unknown. In any case, I will not judge, because node based mnemology is only a tool.
I’m more interested in cleaning and deconstructing old and new systems using the latest scientific discoveries and improvements. It would be great if there were people on the forum versed in the Asian branch of mnemonics and the principles of creating programming languages and computer science. We could make out, compare efficiency, deconstruct and assemble a new total version of the mnemonic system for life. With a bunch of useful things besides simple memorization, transcend the experience of great inventors like Tesla and other thinkers.
P.s. It is quite tiring to write posts on this topic, as now I am busy searching for vacancies of growth hacking which is rare in my country.