Here is a fun thing that I have experienced in my journey to the world of “Memory Palace”. Somehow my brain finds out ‘related’ topics spread among the loci in multiple memory palaces! I don’t know why!
For example,let’s say, I have put “Anchoring Bias”(a psychological bias) in a loci of Memory Palace-1. And I have put “Priming Effect”(another psychological bias) in a loci of Memory Palace-2. When I review or work with “Anchoring Bias”,my brain can somehow make connection and refer to “Priming Effect” from Memory Palace-2,as these two biases have some similarities with one another!!!
So,I believe,Zettelkasten is very much possible with Memory Palace. I think,we just need to ‘consciously’ create ‘links’ among the loci that have similiar ‘ideas/points/notes’ of different MPs.
But the question is,why should we use MP for Zettelkasten? I personally see no reason! Not yet. I use “Notion and Obsidian” for my Zettelkasten notes. And if something is super important and ‘worth’ storing in my memory from my notes, I use “Memory Palace”. Zettelkasten could have ‘thousands of notes’ on different topics. And I believe,it is very much possible to store huge number of Zettelkasten notes in our memory by using “mnemonic” techniques.
BUT the problem will happen when we will try to review those thousands of notes. It’s too much ‘hard work’! For me,storing the notes in my memory is not the issue,but reviewing them is!! It takes a lot of time and energy to review stuffs with Space Repetition System. So,we should be careful about what ‘we are dumping in our memory’ for long term retention!
Just because I can store anything in my memory doesn’t mean,I should!!