The Shaper System

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General Background

The Shaper System was developed by a Mnemonist Erol Ozvatan with the initial thought of converting 2 digit numbers, The Alphabet letters, and the Math Symbols from its outline shapes into images that has the impression of a lookalike shape & reflection.

As an example; The image for "19" is an Elephant in the shaper system. This is because the number digits are seen with its outline shape, and reflects the impression of an Elephant with its "Back Tail", "The Big Ear" and "The Trunk" of an Elephant that looks like "19".

Another example is "20" which is "Snail". Again the number digit are seen by its outline shape, and reflects the impression of a "Snail" that looks like "20".

The Shaper System offers a variety of Methods that can be used as PP | OA | CO | COR | OAR | OACOR | PA | PAO | PACOR. Each letter used in the acronyms represent a 2 digit image. Each method used in the correct order which can be visualised as a single scene on a single locus. These methods are explained in detail by Erol Ozvatan by way his Video Course/s, Book/s,and Audio-Book/s on his website at PAOLIST.com

The Shaper System is used to memorise;
Number Digits | Binary Digits | Playing cards | Images | Words | Memory Palace | Lists
The author also mentions that it can also be used with an existing Names & Faces Systems.

Numbers And Images Of The Shaper System From 00-99

The basic Number Shape System generates images from 0-9. The Shaper System was further developed to generate images from 00-99. The shaper system is a 2 digit "Number To Image Generator" that generates an instant 2 digit lookalike image from 00-99, totalling 100 images.

With the addition of the basic Number Shapes, a total of 110 images can be used.

See "The Shaper System" - Number Shapes - 00 - 99 for a description and discussion of the technique.

Here are the Number Shapes Of The Shaper System.

Numbers Shapes 0-9

  • 0 - Egg
  • 1 - Magic Wand | Lighter
  • 2 - Duck | Coat Hanger | Pigeon
  • 3 - Lips
  • 4 - Knife | Chair
  • 5 - Teacup | Measuring Jug (tilt the number to the right)
  • 6 - Whistle
  • 7 - Axe
  • 8 - Woman Dress | Catsuit
  • 9 - Boxer’s Glove

Numbers Shapes 00-09

  • 00 = Binoculars
  • 01 = Shield & Spear
  • 02 = Hoover
  • 03 = Rabbit
  • 04 = Chopping board & Knife
  • 05 = Lantern Torch With a Handle
  • 06 = Golf Ball & Golf Club
  • 07 = Megaphone
  • 08 = Pool Ball - Black Ball with 8 on it.
  • 09 = Tennis Ball & Racket

Numbers Shapes 10-19

  • 10 = Fat Man | Drum
  • 11 = Drum Sticks
  • 12 = Needle & Thread | Playground Slide
  • 13 = Pregnant woman
  • 14 = A guy sitting | Heart - Valentine’s Day | Red Rose | Necklace
  • 15 = Man pushing a Disabled Chair | or just a Disabled Chair
  • 16 = Man smoking Pipe | Man pulling a trolley
  • 17 = Harp | Woodpecker
  • 18 = Broom & Snowman
  • 19 = Elephant

Numbers Shapes 20-29

  • 20 = Snail
  • 21 = Dollar sign
  • 22 = Pair of High Heels Shoes
  • 23 = Swan - Neck-body-tail
  • 24 = Alarm Clock (Associated)
  • 25 = Santa’s sleigh | (Associated > Santa - Xmas Day - Present | )
  • 26 = Watering can
  • 27 = Trowel
  • 28 = Crocodile
  • 29 = Gondola and man

Numbers Shapes 30-39

  • 30 = Jellyfish
  • 31 = Lips smoking cigarette | Bow & Arrow
  • 32 = Teeth | Shark | ( Associated)
  • 33 = Seagull | Angel Wings | Lips Kissing
  • 34 = Goat with Horns | Sheep
  • 35 = Crane Hook
  • 36 = Lips smoking pipe
  • 37 = Rocket
  • 38 = Beetle Car
  • 39 = Lips & Party Whistle

Numbers Shapes 40-49

  • 40 = Concrete Mixer Truck
  • 41 = Man Jet Skiing
  • 42 = Horse Head and Neck curve
  • 43 = Fish
  • 44 = Umbrella ( the second 4 flipped horizontally)
  • 45 = Kite & string
  • 46 = SeaHorse
  • 47 = Chihuahua
  • 48 = Pick up Van (8 tilted down as the wheels)
  • 49 = Mice

Numbers Shapes 50-59

  • 50 = Tractor
  • 51 = Pipe Wrench
  • 52 = Playing Cards (Associated)
  • 53 = Bra
  • 54 = Snake and his head
  • 55 = Wheelbarrow | 2 Hands High Five (Associated)
  • 56 = Forklift
  • 57 = Blacksmith Anvil
  • 58 = Scooter (8 tilted down as wheels)
  • 59 = Bull

Numbers Shapes 60-69

  • 60 = Monkeys Tail and Body
  • 61 = Fishing Tackle
  • 62 = Cat
  • 63 = Bee
  • 64 = Golf Club & Flag
  • 65 = Muscle Arm & Bicep
  • 66 = Two Cherries with a leaf
  • 67 = Punching Machine
  • 68 = Pram
  • 69 = Yin Yang

Numbers Shapes 70-79

  • 70 = Straw in a cocktail glass
  • 71 = Fire Extinguisher
  • 72 = Water pump
  • 73 = Camel
  • 74 = Semi Automatic Handgun
  • 75 = Exercise Bike
  • 76 = Saxophone
  • 77 = Two man Rowing | Two bent legs
  • 78 = Shopping cart (8 tilted down as wheels)
  • 79 = Axe and Farmer

Numbers Shapes 80-89

  • 80 = Baby Dummy
  • 81 = Violin and bow | Guitar
  • 82 = Woman & Long Hair | Hair
  • 83 = Mermaid
  • 84 = Bride and Groom (arm) - Bride holding arm with the broom and walking.
  • 85 = Girl on a Unicycle | Unicycle
  • 86 = Girl blowing a Whistle
  • 87 = Frog Eyes & Mouth
  • 88 = Weights
  • 89 = Snorkel

Numbers Shapes 90-99

  • 90 = Ninja Turtle
  • 91 = Space suit
  • 92 = Lion
  • 93 = Butterfly
  • 94 = Chef & Knife
  • 95 = Squirrel
  • 96 = Key & Padlock
  • 97 = Old Man & his walking stick
  • 98 = Biker with helmet
  • 99 = Mushrooms | Balloons

The English Alphabet From A-Z

The Shaper System also provides 26 (or more) lookalike images of the English Alphabet from A-Z.

  • A = Peg | Eiffel Tower | Tent
  • B = Sunglasses
  • C = Banana
  • D = Bow | Tongue | Protractor
  • E = Comb | Trident
  • F = Toothbrush | Crutch
  • G = Pacman | Ear | G-Clamp
  • H = Step Ladder
  • I = Flute | Needle | Stick | Candle
  • J = Shinty | Shofar | Alphorn | Hockey
  • K - Table [tilted] | Whizzy Ride - Bike | Ballerina Dancing
  • L - A Gun with a silencer | Ruler | Allen Key
  • M - Spider
  • N - Compass [North] | Fence | Mach-Sticks
  • O - Bracelet | Tyre | Ring | Ball | Hula Hoop
  • P - Flag on a pole | Sword [tilted]
  • Q - Magnifier | Tiara | Bicycle Pedal
  • R - Pincer | Pliers | Badge
  • S - Snake | Hook
  • T - Cross | Hammer | T-Ruler
  • U - Cup | Horse Shoe | Magnet
  • V - Necklace | Ice-Cream Cone
  • W - Vampire Teeth
  • X - Scissors | Plasters
  • Y - Slingshot | Funnel | Wine Glass
  • Z - Zebra | Escalator | Spring

See Shaper System for the English Alphabet for a description and discussion of the technique.

References

More about The Shaper System and Erol Ozvatan - Visit PAO List
More about The Methods contributed to the Art Of Memory by Erol Ozvatan


See Also