Spell to ANY named card--Mnemonica edition

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Jack Shalom
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Spell to ANY named card--Mnemonica edition

Postby Jack Shalom » July 21st, 2020, 6:24 am

Okay, people have asked for this, so here it is. I think the spells work out even better for Mnemonica than for Aronson. They name any card and, with a little coaching, they spell to it.

https://jackshalom.net/2020/07/21/remem ... ards-past/

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Paco Nagata
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Re: Spell to ANY named card--Mnemonica edition

Postby Paco Nagata » July 21st, 2020, 7:48 am

Breathtaking!

A million thanks, Jack!

A real Gem for the "Mnemonicians" in English!
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chetday
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Re: Spell to ANY named card--Mnemonica edition

Postby chetday » July 23rd, 2020, 3:04 pm

Jack, darn, now I have yet another reason to see if this soggy old brain still has enough sputtering neurons to memorize Juan's stack.

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Paco Nagata
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Re: Spell to ANY named card--Mnemonica edition

Postby Paco Nagata » August 1st, 2020, 5:56 pm

chetday wrote:Jack, darn, now I have yet another reason to see if this soggy old brain still has enough sputtering neurons to memorize Juan's stack.

Disastrous for memdeck workers! Watch out!

Warning!

Do NOT let supermarket staff scan your forehead to take your temperature.
It erases your memory.
I went in for bread and milk and came out with gin, wine, and chocolate instead!!

(My friend and great card magician Danny Crauwels sent this joke to me, and I just wanted to share it ^_^)

Stay healthy!
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chetday
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Re: Spell to ANY named card--Mnemonica edition

Postby chetday » August 2nd, 2020, 3:13 pm

I created my own stack back in the late 80's and memorized it perfectly after a LOT of hard work. I was teaching English in those days and usually did a trick on Fridays for my classes to end the week. I got quite a bit of mileage out of that stack for several months until I got distracted with other matters and quit practicing it every night before going to sleep. (On my back in bed, I'd mentally run through the stack backwards and then forwards and then by each card's number in the stack, a memory routine that served me really well).

I should add that to this day I can remember the magnificent response from my students the day I did Simon Aronson's "Histed Heisted." Interestingly enough, though, the response I got from doing the same trick at the local SAM club meeting one night barely approached lukewarm. I'm sorry still that I didn't poll the members that night as to what they thought about the trick. I lean to the muted response being caused by utter amazement because it really is a trick that seems downright impossible, especially for those who know nothing about memorized deck work.

I'm rambling. I also want to say that since reading Mnemonica several years ago, I've continued to occasionally think about using the memory techniques Juan describes in his book to see if I couldn't nail down his stack in a few days rather than the weeks it took me to get confident with my own stack back in the day.

With that said, given my age and inability these daze to even recall a six item grocery list that I'd looked at five minutes before going to the store that's three minutes away, I keep putting off giving Juan's stack a try because I hate to fail at stuff and not doing something does solve that little problem.

Finally, Paco, that was a pretty good grocery store joke. :)


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