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6/19/2016 - A little about Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) and his memory systems


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A little about Giordano Bruno (1548-1600) and his memory systems
Sunday, June 19th, 2016
09:37:34 GMT

I recently read the wonderful book You Can Learn To Remember: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life by Dominic O'Brien, who won the World Memory Championships numerous times.

Something that intrigued me near the beginning of the book was some details about Giordano Bruno (1548-1600).

A quote from the book:

"Bruno devised many memory systems, finally completing a series of memory wheels. These wheels were seen as microcosms of the heavens, and showed the orbits of stars and planets. On them he placed symbols of the arts, languages and sciences, and used his sensory associations to lodge images and facts related to these symbols in his mind."

Definitely sounds astrological.

Someday, I'd like to read more about Giordano Bruno and his ideas.

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