Vastushastra and cybernetics for generative memory palace

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#1 13 September, 2018 - 13:02
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Vastushastra and cybernetics for generative memory palace

I think Hindus have an almost complete system for generative palaces of memory. It is specially made complex and hard to learn. In addition to memory for all thoughts during the day, it offers a kind of programming of the intellect, changing the entire string of thoughts through a series of filters and transforming images,mind abstract automatas(it's like mental math based on locies). But I repeat, the system is specially re-integrated so that a simple person can not use it without knowledge.
Part of the rules for building real temples is contained in Vastushastras.
"The Vastu purusha mandala has been defined as "a collection of rules which attempt to facilitate the translation of theological concepts into architectural form." This law of proportions and rhythmic ordering of elements not only found full expression in temples, but extended to residential and urban planning as well. This paper argues that the influence of the Vastu purusha mandala extended beyond building activity to encompass the cultural milieu as well. The first section discusses the principles underlying the Vastu purusha mandala. The application of the Vastu purusha mandala in residential design and city planning is discussed in the second section. The implications of the mandalas on the social milieu are also identified. Finally, the current status of the mandala in contemporary Indian architecture and urban design are identified."
This is about 1% of the memory system and improving the intelligence of Hindus, which is also divided into several parts..
Like this
Little part of Indian Temple
Other 99% encrypted in sacred texts, real temples.

I plan to reassemble everything, in parts, using the latest developments in computer science, linguistics, pedagogy and neurobiology of cognitive functions. I will clean all stereotypes, inefficient parts and religion, in order to get a truly rational upgraded system, engine and language wich locies and other codes can be generated, understood by computers&humans. If indian temple 100% I want infinity%. :))) But first I will use the current analysis of modern authors who came close to the problem of universal temple for all brain&world aspects.

A bit of history:
Many countries have adopted and transformed part of the Indian system. For example, Tibetans, Chinese and Koreans used the modified Vastu temple and other systems running on it(I-ching, feng shui, medicine systems, monks methodology for upgrading mind, etc..). They contain nothing mystical, but only practical things - Lynne Kelly raised this idea in her books about tibal mnemonics - at this point Temle systems and tribal systems are same. But by the time Temple and based on it systems corrupted by esoterics and because of information losses -now they only imitation of old self:((
After centuries the Greeks take 0,00001% of Temple and create simple mind palace technic ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
After centuries Giordano Bruno reinvented 2% of Chinese Temple:) Later, his ideas were taken by the Masons for their soulcrafting palaces. They reinvented other 2% of Chinese Temple but lost 80% of Bruno's technics¯\_(ツ)_/¯
But let's go back to the Asian temple I know.
Let's call it the Old Asian Temple. Firstly I will open one of the main ideas of the Asian temple:
First concept raised by the author of mnemology and Korean mnemonics ten years ago:
..can you briefly explain the basic principles?

-At this stage, I see it this way: you are constructing some model of the world, a copy of the real world. You need watch for 2 moments:
1) The virtual world must be strictly ordered.
2) The virtual world should be connected with the real on the principle of similarity.

Example 1:
I want to remember the weather, as is, in fact to have the opportunity to ask my memory the question: "What was the weather on March 22, 2006?" To achieve this, you need to create virtual weather in the virtual world, which operates on a clear schedule. And then every day to connect virtual weather with the real.

Example 2:
I want to remember books, as is, in fact, to have the opportunity to ask my memory the question: "What does it say on page 22 of Freud's Introduction to Psychoanalysis?" To achieve this, you need to create a virtual library in the virtual world and create a copy of this book there. At the same time, a virtual book should have some clear structure, a system of virtual places, to consolidate a real book.

This virtual world Koreans called the Inner Temple. Apparently the skill was in more detailed assimilation. At some point, the Koreans moved into a state of permanent memorization, that is, they did not leave the temple, presenting simultaneously a virtual world and at the same time were in the real world. And at the next stage they destroyed the Temple, because the whole process was automatic. For this they trained for about 10 years.

Now my interest is attracted to the task of bringing order to the virtual world, more precisely to create a model of the virtual world that would be the most orderly and at the same time simple enough to be in it.

For example, how to remember the events of the day, only combining them with events of a virtual day. For this you need to have something like a virtual timetable. We must live as if 2 lives: one in the Temple, one real. But if the real life is spontaneous enough and unpredictable, then the life in the Temple should be on schedule. And so that the schedule allowed to restore the event in the Temple according to its date and time, and quite definitely.

It is possible to argue thus: in a year of 12 months, than they differ? Weather. So the month of the event should be related to the weather. In a month about 30 days, what are they different about? Well, they are not very different, so you need to bring something. For example, the type of activity. 1 number - build a house, 2 number - build a bridge, etc. Next day is 24 hours, than the clock is different from each other? The position of the sun. You can connect the situation in the Temple with the position of the Sun. So at 9 o'clock we are in the 9th sector of the Temple, etc.

Next, we begin to simply relate the events in the Temple with the events in life, look for common places. For example, in the Temple I build a bridge in the 9th sector. In life, food is in the subway. I find common places: common colors, shapes, movements, etc., etc. But one must understand part of the Temple should be rigidly fixed. If I build a bridge in the 9th sector, it must be red granite. If I plant flowers in the 7th sector, then they are necessarily lilies. Etc.(** it's like a background-theme for room perspectives for grouping images with index like a alphabets words technic.)

The main problem is that it is difficult to find a general ordering algorithm for all cases of life(!). And for every detail (whether it's a kind of color, or a form of a bridge), I do not want to come up with my own algorithm. The most promising system of its kind that I managed to come up with is the so-called Fractal Shell, a set of keys that allows you to set up a match (see ). But this Fractal Shell itself must be constructed. It is necessary to find the basic agreement between numbers, forms, materials, colors, sizes, etc. From the basic relationships it will be possible to unambiguously deduce all the others. And when the problem arises of determining the type of bridge in the Temple in a certain sector, we will deduce it according to the rules of the Fractal shell in a matter of seconds.

In brief, things are as follows.


In the following articles, I will tell you about the differences of the old Asian temple from the classical art of memory and draw a picture of an Asian temple. I will do this indirectly, through listing the solutions to problems that the Asian temple solves, but the classical memory palace can not.
After that I provide you with upgraded New Temple v.1 (created by author of mnemology).

20 September, 2018 - 16:51
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Astrology may offer a door considering each day is unique but connected to every other day. There is also a wealth of history and imagery from mythology to help the construction. There is also the direct application into personal lives as you can build classifications of peoples and events according to zodiacs and planets. This wouldn't be thought of like horoscopes, as facts or revealing, but more like a categorization system. I used the chakra system right now for emotional evaluation and remembering some important things to me, not that I agree with all dogma that comes along with it.

23 September, 2018 - 13:03
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I found this very interesting. Where can I find more information about this method of the temple

14 October, 2018 - 23:54
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Problems of classical mnemonics and ordinary solutions.

What is Korean mnemonic? How does the Inner Temple work? Do not think that the technique of the Temple is reduced to a simple set of loci (perhaps even intricate with it’s complexity) for placing information according to the method of Cicero. This is not true. The temple is something fundamentally different. If you build a certain imaginary city and place images there - this is a simple modification of the method of Cicero, but not the Temple. To explain what is needed, how useful the Temple is, I will describe what unsung problems it solves.

1. First, let's remember how the Cicero method works: 1) prepare a set of places (in the classic version of the area of ​​imaginary rooms), 2) target information is converted into a set of images (in the classic version, people with objects that do something with something (for example, PAO which is easily extended by knowledge of linguistics)), 3) images are placed on the locies, fixing associations. It's all. These three components, patterns can be traced in all further modifications of mnemonics, methods of preparation and types of places, ways of obtaining images from target information, ways of placing them in places, changing the name of places / images, creating simple indexes (0001-10000, A-ZZ) ), but the idea remains the same. It is assumed that during the recall process, it is enough to recall the place and the image will appear there automatically. If not, memorization is not true or information is forgotten and requires repetition.

2. Those who practiced for a year or two used a similar memorization technique or variations of it, they know what the problems are. Let us examine the problems of classical mnemonics in order, for clarity, in relation to the above highlighted components of the technique (see Figure 1). The first 3 problems relate to memorization, the second 3 - to remembering. Please note that the problems of remembering are not worked out at all by classical mnemonics. This time I’ll skip the problem of erasing and filtering information as well as a whole category of problems with the possibility of building information machines and generators based on the Temple. And a lot more, like fuzzy memory and cognitive functions :)

Figure 1. Obvious problems (without going deeper)

3. The problem of indexing. The very essence of this technique suggests that to memorize new information in images, some information must already be remembered, in the simplest case, the number of places must be equal to the number of memorized images, because one image is indexed by one place. When it comes to hundreds of images - no problem. When the amount of incoming information increases to 1000 or 10,000 units, there will be serious problems with indexing. After all, to memorize 10,000 units of information, you must first create 10,000 places to place it, which in itself is not easy. I did not have enough virtual tours to create 1kkk classic places (without the techniques of creating themes, indexing by numbers, changing perspectives, etc.). For the brain, it is the same as memorizing places or images, because both spatial information and the reaction of certain parts of the brain to it plus bonus parts.
* Start author note*
By the way, I need 60k of these rooms to memorize information about each part of the brain marked up in 60k of voxels. In the future, I plan to check how memorizing parts of the brain affects brain activity. If I’m lucky I’ll pull associations from them, rewrite the information they contain. In short, total defragmentation, eclecticism and postmodern recursive programming of images and fuzzy automata. Just like AI or trained Buddha or Yoga Master:DDD
* End *
Classic solutions:
1) Familiar places - to take in the quality of the house with places your apartment or familiar building, or familiar objects if the hook method is used. The problem with familiar places is that the loci must be further revisited, and they also change with time (rearrangement of furniture in the apartment). Game places do not have these disadvantages, but they are worse because of the smaller number of connected modalities(our brains somehow feel difference).
In Indian and Chinese techniques, importance is attached to sensation, modality, body position, luminaries, relationships, and cognitive words. Remember i-ching - it is a simplified version of the ancient Indian language of the upper classes with its unique combinatorics. Vastu is even wider and it did not disappear with time, but only developed. Let me remind you that Vastu is less than 1% of the Indian system of development of the mind and communications.
2) Combining places or theming - using a combination of some places with others to increase their number, for example, having a set of 100 hooks, you can increase their number by making the second one hundred frozen, the third - burning, etc. Or simply combine the images in pairs making 100 hooks 10,000 hooks (something similar was suggested by Buzan in his book about supermemory, grids and fractals were often suggested by many authors). This creates a very strong interference. Imagine that you have 100 hooks with different types of image of bucket (burning, frozen, broken, flattened, etc.).

4. The problem of coding. The information you want to remember is rarely a image or a set of them.
To use the designated mnemonic, it is necessary to recode information into images (whether it be numbers, dates, feelings, colors, maps, text reference points, or something else). The problem is exacerbated if the information is not a list, but is complexly structured in the form of a tree (one-to-many), networks (many-to-many, language), matrix, hyperrisomes ((Internet surfing+human-computer interactions), and thousands of other data presentation, visualisation models), discrete representation (geographical map, nodes Houdini fx scheme, concepts, ideas in realtimeboard, schemes from systems theory), has a different modality from verbal or verbalized (picture, photo, melody, smell, room furnishings, emotions, abstractions, micro cognitions, holodynes , fleeting understandings and insights).
Classic solutions:
1) A alphanumeric code (for example, the major system) —numbers and other numeric data are converted by the letters of the words representing images. In principle, these are quite convenient techniques, however, it depends on the language, therefore it does not allow picking up regular images (cows, hammers, skyscrapers, and lawn mowers render in one heap). There would be an ideal, popular language like a complete (glyph) ithkuil, Lojban, arahau multiplied by haskell and vr programming. But there is no such thing:(((
There are also other nuances, there can be several images for one number, or none at all, especially when more than 100 codes are needed. Group theory and dictionaries, corpus of languages ​​do not help. Believe me - I tried. Our languages very chaotic. Dot?
2) Symbolization - abstract concepts or verbal constructions are presented in the form of a characteristic image (pain - a needle, communism - a red banner, America - burger, etc.). Well, or a whole heap, rhizome of images. All the characteristic images are different, moreover, they change every minute, even in the brain of one person. This leads to the need to create a certain figurative thesaurus for each subject area, which in itself requires efforts commensurate with cramming of targeted information. Everyone gets excited by the idea of ​​creating giant thesaurus, supersystem, but this is a pain in the ass without a community working on standardized options. Usually there are problems with categories and personal images against standard ones. We have to choose either to encode quickly, but then we forget and get confused, or we build the thesaurus first. In any case, this process is not automated, can not get a regular structure. Programmers create simple programs to automate the work on thesauri and generative palaces, but their efforts are clearly not enough to solve the problem. Even neural networks (for parsing categories of definitions and make graph clasterisation) and evolutionary processing of buildings are powerless. Only manual labor with dictionaries and errors or brain-computer interface of future:)
3) Discretization - all non-discrete information should be verbalized and further memorized using encoding information to image with specific word and symbolization (for example, a map to a set of coordinates). Usually, by specifying information, we make it useless, so rarely does anyone use these. Why do you need a map in the form of a stupid list of coordinates? It’s a data, not information. Here mnemonic misses a whole layer of useful opportunities. By the way, the images themselves are mostly useless, toxic, except that they carry the information encoded in them.
4) Key points, mnemonic markup (a primitive analogue of OpenGraph and laughter over the science of networks - when memorizing text or other network information with a complex structure, only key points are stored; mainly used for memorizing texts. This is often effective, but it is rather a way to reduce the network to the list, and not the answer to the question of how to remember the network. After all, sometimes you need to remember the network. For example, when learning a language, we can no longer reduce words, because they take on a multitude of meanings and are intertwined with each other.

5. The problem of forgetting and motivation. There are many different theories of forgetting information, but whatever we use, information will still be forgotten if it is not updated. This is the law of evolution: the unnecessary disappears with time. And in this we must see the dignity of memory, and not its lack. However, how to update the necessary information, set its priority and distinguish it from unnecessary?
Classic solutions:
1) Repetition (Spaced repetition) and consolidation - all associations between places and images should be repeated with increasing intervals (in a minute, hour, day, week, month, etc.) of time until it is remembered completely. As practice shows, this must be done infinitely long, because there is something in this method that prevents the final memorization. Repetition is a tedious process that kills any mnemonics at the root, it is natural for the brain to be lazy, doing the same thing without any purpose, just to keep it up to date. And the more information you need to keep in memory, the more time you need to spend on updating. Remember the guy who memorized every day of life. I set the task to memorize every sub thought, micro cognition, optimization, Bayesian computation infinitely compressing, rewriting thoughts, significantly changing the structure of the brain (hypothetically, due to neuroplasticity). In a week there will be so much information that there will not be enough hundreds of lives for its repetition due to the growth exponentially. Counterintuitive, right?
In addition, by keeping something up to date, we take away the resource of the brain that it could spend on other things. All this creates very serious problems of scaling this technology, both in terms of volume and in terms of information storage, effective coding. Therefore, mnemonics remain a toy for athletes and students taking exams. Mnemonic in this form is weak, although it has hacks — like pre-memorization of PAO alphabets (A-ZZ).
2) Pedagogical hacks and my techniques for improving classical learning. Skip # 2-2.26 if you want - it is not necessary to read:)))
2.1) Pedagogical method of funnel repetitions. When you repeat only the information in which you made a mistake or doubted. And so many times until there are no any mistakes.
This is a kind of filter that needs to be integrated into your software for spaced repetition.
2.2) Bodybuilding method of muscle isolation, such as a single muscle type workout (remember only certain information or in a certain way). Also, this method can be extended to the perception and retention of objects in memory - as in juggling, you concentrate on only one (pre-compressed, coded) piece of information.
2.3) Continuous intensive method of applying mnemonics every second, increasing the pace without any breaks. Continuously living a second life in mental exercises and working with techniques and tools. My method :) Brains are boiling from it like from a great change in pressure :)) When you study something new, you can’t take long breaks. You need to regularly surf through the waves of the forgetting Ebbinghaus curve never to go off the waves, only when you create a plan for a new area for memorization. The speed of repetition should grow overcoming the points OK. The number of errors should fall due to training and metanaviku :)) Be in flow:)
2.4) Learn only what you need or funny to learn. Solves the problem of motivation and revitalization of images :))
2.5) Hermeneutic circle and spiral memorization from the general(easy), to private(complex). We need develop some kind of speed reading for any type of information.
2.5.1) For non-linear information, we divide space into 9 squares into a set of iterations, and also simplify it as mathematical equations. The hierarchy and connections of the main objects in each approximation is different. But in order to learn everything you will have to invent your own solutions for the traveling salesman problem.
2.6) Compression of any information. When memorizing the binary number system, use the decimal, or preferably 100k number system, which can be obtained in a combinatorial way.
2.7) Collecting information for memorization through questions and goal setting. We throw out the water, senseless things. We only need a summary. There are hundreds of programs that compress information for you. I will write about them later if you want.
2.8) Use the visual shorthand in mind maps, image streaming and a camera, a voice recorder to record your whole life. Find another lifeloggers.
2.9) Use positive reinforcement with encrypt affirmations. Negative reinforcement - pay money if you fail to complete tasks, buy a smart bracelet with an electric shock.
2.10) Use the software habitrpg, rescuetime, laitis, realtimeboard, create a unity or unreal engine game temple for your goals. For the most advanced ones - neurofeedback, VR helmet, gloves for feedback from VR/AR.
2.11) Nootropics and intelligence enhancing tools, memory
2.12) To fix new information regularly, intensively repeat, upgrade it for 9 days.
2.13) Learn in advance! One month, one year before day X!
2.14) Play at hard mode/grueling in everyday life as the first working day! There are no comfortable stairs in life. There are only sheer cliff requirements. Develop an approach to quickly bring any skills to the required level. And do not stop at this. Main principle of kaizen - improving! Learn the dictionary in a month, then in a week an international classifier which is bigger.
2.15) Hack the motivation. Calendar for 99 years painted in weekly. Cross out the past, materialize the future, creating the image of the old self. Chat with him. What would he remember if he in your place?
2.16) Create triggers for prospective memory(memory of what you need to remember). Technical ones like electronic calendars and real ones like bags on the way out and preventing you from going through. If you face a trigger, remember what you need to remember.
2.17) Proper SMART goal setting. Result = Efficiency * Amount
2.18) Do not be a ram - give up and change your approach as a scientist. Go back to the complex part of the information later. Logical memorization works like a web. As soon as the spider begins to weave a web, cells in it are large and can only catch a large and light fly. Then it makes cells smaller and smaller. In our case, the role of cells is assumed by associations and connections. Each fly has its own web. What tool can be performed task? What set and can be performed more complex task? You need your programs for your tasks. Good practice to collect many memorization techniques in your palace. Installing the whole Wikipedia of art of memory in your brain will be great. Then, through combinations, create something of your own or discover something radically new like me.
2.19) Follow tips like Buzan’s SMASHIN 'SCOPE, create an image creation technique as an artist, and list the rules for their selection, create a classifier for associations and the rules, the logic of their selection and creation. Great artists often approached paintings as test engineers building rockets.
2.20) Pamper yourself with Tulp creation techniques. Communicate with your images, activate the social part of the brain. After all, the more lively and more logical are eccentric images, and even more so if you have personal contacts with them, the better they will be remembered in your palace. You can retell what you learn to them, so not to torture your surroundings with your memorisation lists:)
2.21) Gradually move to thinking with images close to the real world. While reading, you need to see essential images, arrange them into informational units that are easy to hold, to reproduce. Even if it is abstract information, we need images. This technique has a synergistic effect with the method of encoding words using alphabets (alphabet with fruits, tools, sports equipment, etc.) and combinations of letters (from AA to ZZ). Alphabet methods can be glued together. Also method 2.5.1 is suitable here.
2.22) Learn the technology of creating poems, rhythms, songs and pack each information unit into a rhyme.
2.23) Create mnemonic images for all recurring elements in your life, tropes, triggers, flags, formulas, meta intelligence, pain, patterns :) This will be 0.00001% part of training in clause 2.3:DD
2.24) Train your working memory with 2-n back exercises. Choose the most difficult game where you need to memorize at least the number, image, sound, screen flips and so on. And do not use the palace of memory for this - since this is a cheat-codes:D
2.25) Crush the day into 5 minute segments. Write things to them with macros and neural networks. Put deadlines without stopping. You need to be in a rush with a timer in your hands.
2.26) Look at the hacks of biohackers. For example, divide food into micro-portions of superfood and reward yourself with them. Never be fully fed. Sleep well, awke well. Retell your day and goals before sleeping and after awakening. Do power naps. At the end of the working day, leave time for scheduled entertainment and hobbies. Take a walk. Study victimology if your area is not prosperous. Be prepared in advance:))
In general, hacks can be divided into three blocks. 1. Work with memory 2. Work with information and self-organization 3. Microskills, skills and meta skills. Keep a google spreadsheet with your professional and mnemonic skills. I have 16k of them if I start to split up into sub skills and this is very little result.;((
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3) The uniqueness of places for long-term storage use unique places once and do not use them in the future for other purposes. From the point of view of the theory of forgetting the signal-dependent, this is correct, because if the key signal (in our case, the locus) leads only to one image and is used only for this purpose, the association will not decay and it only remains to ensure the safety of the key signal. This solution works, however, leading to the already indicated indexing problem and ghost images interference.

6. The problem of organization. When information becomes a lot of it is difficult to process. Imagine a long list of 10,000,000 places in which everything you remembered last year is stored. Even if all associations are preserved and you remember all the places, this list cannot be used for practical purposes. To solve this problem, there are many methods, but I didn't saw that at least one of them was used in mnemonics. It seems that for mnemonists the main thing to remember, and as for the recall, it is not their business at all. In general, the idea itself is one place - one image already defines a linear structure, which, by the way, was perfectly suited for the purposes of ancient rhetoric. But nowadays, I want something more, like a semantic repository or a relational database. The solution is obvious: to provide the possibility of many-to-many connections, but no one knows how to do this in terms of mnemonics. It just works in a natural language with which mnemonic cannot compete. But the language does not solve the problems of mnemonics - it has a chaotic, irregular structure that does not allow to store well-structured information. Have to combine one with the other: (
7. The problem of ergonomics. Why do we even remember something? Because we want at the right time to use it as intended. And the problem is hidden. When remembering, the information must be suitable for its use. Suppose we remember the world map by encoding the coordinates of cities. Remember well? Of course. But is it possible to use such a card? Of course not. After all, you will not calculate the distance between cities using the Pythagorean theorem in spherical coordinates. The fact that the classical mnemonic uses one-to-one connections makes it almost always non-ergonomic. Except, perhaps a retelling of the text or the recall of PIN codes and phone numbers. Even having remembered the list of jokes from 300 pieces, before retelling it will be necessary to sort it out mentally to find the right one, while he should fly off the tip of the tongue instantly if necessary. The size of the updated memory buffer is limited so you need to look for the right solution. I am going to put this solution into a perception and problem solving model. For example, in hacks from Morgan Jones books or code visualization interface

8. The problem of recovery. This is not considered a problem at all, if you don’t remember the image in the right place, it means that you didn’t remember it well. That's all! As if all memory is to place the images in place. I know many ways to solve this problem, but first you need to recognize that this is a problem in general. All decisions are reduced to the fact that gradually restore the lost association, do not remember it instantly, but find it slowly by selecting the necessary key.

9. I think the problems are clearly marked and those who are engaged in mnemonics understand them. In the next article I will explain how the Temple solves all these problems, and from this it will become clear why the Temple is not a set of places for placing images.

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I don’t slept for purpose of that article:)

15 October, 2018 - 23:36
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My third post is already too big (> 60 pages with many, many photos, infographics) for the forum, I will put it on patreon when it's ready ..
In it, among other things, I will go through many hardcore magical systems:D
Third article name: Why do you need a Temple?
If peoples can't buy - I post it free on steemit:DYay:D
I need beta redactor, because my english and eyes in weak state:))

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