Going back to my little experiment (if that is okay), I am not sure if I explained clearly what I was aiming for. I was hoping we could set aside all notions about visualizing anything. I understand that is not an option for you.
To make this experiment better, would you mind pretending that you actually are completely blind? So, you start by going to your first location (your stove). Since you are blind, you reach out and carefully feel around the stove. To your huge surprise, you discover there is a large long legged bird standing right there on top of your stove. You can feel it. Its feathers, its body. You can feel that it is very much alive as it moves and reacts to you. Somebody nearby–maybe a spouse or family member–tells you it is a blue heron. Perhaps you feel it some more and wonder what the heck it is doing there…
Just then, you realize something is horribly wrong…you realize that the stove element somehow was turned on and its very hot.
So, what happens next?
Can you use your imagination (without visualizing) to generate some bizarre and strange consequences to this scene? What might happen if there actually was a blue heron (or any color heron) on your stove and the stove element was turned on?
Wouldn’t the heron start screeching and flapping around and trying to get away? Might it actually catch fire? What if it’s wings were on fire, and it was flapping them at you in a panic as it was trying to get away from the stove?
Forget picturing it. The real question is, what would all this FEEL like? Imagine it. A large, freaked out bird on fire in your kitchen, flapping around, trying to escape, etc? What might your feelings might be? Fright? Revulsion? Anger at yourself for allowing this to happen? Puzzlement?
I am trying to ascertain whether you are able to use your (non-visual) thought processes to deliberately generate crazy and outlandish situations that you can use to prime your emotional memory. And, assuming you can do that, I am further wondering if you can now link your emotional memory with your knowledge of places in your home.
Hope that was better. If this experiment is of interest to you, perhaps you could to try to apply the same kind of thinking to the other objects on the list.
Anyway, many thanks for indulging me.
Note: No animals were actually injured in carrying out this thought experiment.