Free book on Giordano Bruno online

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#1 1 October, 2017 - 11:43
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Free book on Giordano Bruno online


I found this excellent old book on one of the most practical appliers of the art of memory - Giordano Bruno - who memorized vast amounts of useful knowledge with memory systems. Below is the link at the top. The bottom link is just a nice little explanation of his memory system. It appears that Giordano Bruno used Greek and Hebrew letters to categorize and systematize where he was storing mnemonic images in his loci's - but during his time, I believe, those letters were still very commonly used as numbers, so he was probably using them as numbers instead.

I might write a forum post in the near future, proposing some further ideas on how to incorporate Giordano Bruno's system with the Feinaigle memory system, and how to easily construct artificial memory rooms.

https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/mnemosyne/Bruno/pdf/180229040x.pdf

https://ontheshadowsofideas.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/on-memory-palaces/

3 October, 2017 - 20:52
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Thank you for these links, Mnemon. I didn't know about the first book and am delighted to have discovered it. The second link is to Scott Godsell who runs a podcast on memory related ideas. I talked to him quite recently:

http://bottlerocketscience.blogspot.com.au/2017/09/ep-038-lynne-kelly-on...

He has lots of people on it who might be of interest. You probably already knew about the podcast, but just in case ...

I have Scott's translations of Bruno's original work. If you do write a forum post on Bruno and Feinaigle, I would be very keen to read it.

Lynne

4 October, 2017 - 12:54
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Thank youuuu Lynne! :)) I did not know about his podcast, actually, and am delighted that you are telling me about this! Looks like you were just on it last month. I am definitely going to listen to that!

I have yet to do more reading up on Bruno's original work, but I'll look into it and see if we can extract some powerful insights from this towering intellect of the past.

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