Being a hobbyist magician as well as a memory enthusiast I recently came a cross a book that I found quit interesting while browsing a magic-site with products for magicians.
It is a book aimed towards magicians to help remember “stacked decks” for magic tricks. However, I found the memory system used quit interesting and I would like to hear your thoughts about if this system would have potential for speed memorization.
The book provides a system that either contains 26 or 52 images that forms a “memory path”.
Each image looks like the number of the path that it corresponds to. E.g. Location 1 is a tower in a field that looks like numer 1, location 2 is a swan in a lake that looks like a 2 etc.
Each image/location is then divided into a four part grid where the top-left is for clubs, top-right for hearts, bottom-left for spades and bottom-right is for diamonds.
The cards that one places in the different locations corresponds with different images, e.g. Ace is a large creaming face, 4 is a large door, etc.
Do you think that this is a system that could be used for speed memorization? Im using the Dominic-system right now, but tried out this system just for fun and could do it quit fast. However, I do not know if it has any greater potential.