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Memorized Deck Made Easy

Part One

There are several ways to burn a memorized deck of 52 playing cards into your mind. I truly believe the methods in this series will work for ANYONE! I am 66 years old. If I can do this, so can you.

BACKGROUND: In 1970 I left a stable career as an engineer with the IBM Corporation to teach a course called Mind Dynamics. It was a three part course to teach psychic development, psychic healing from a distance, and memory development. My wife called it my first, of many, get-rich-quick schemes. Part of the live demo to get people to sign up for the course was a demonstration of the Giant Memory. While standing at a blackboard, I would write the numbers from one to fifty. Then, audience members would call out any objects that came to mind. These 50 objects were written on the board next to the numbers. I would then face the audience with my back to the board. I would recite all of the numbers and items. Then, I would do it in reverse order. Next the people would call out any object and I could immediately recite the number, and vice-versa. So, 39 years later I thought learning a stack system would be a breeze. IT WAS NOT! Like muscles, the brain gets fuzzy and flaccid unless it is exercised. A few years later, I learned magic at the age of 30 in 1973. I became a regular member of the Academy of Magical Arts (Magic Castle) that same year. From the late 1970’s to the mid 1980’s I worked mostly trade shows and private parties. I got into magic because it was fun. Being on the road a lot seemed more like a job. I got burned out and did not perform for 24 years. I decided to take up magic again a couple of weeks ago on November 1, 2009.

The first order of business is to choose a deck to memorize. A search on this subject, in the Magic Café Forum will give you many opinions on the features and benefits of the various stacks available. After studying and weighing the options, I chose the Simon Aronson Stack. Because of my background with a memory peg system, I also chose to use my personal variation of that method.

If you are not interested in the memory peg system, don’t worry. A Lightning Fast Rote Memory System will also be included for you in this series

Continued in Part Two
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Thank you for this helpful series! I've added all 5 posts to my Memorized Deck Online Toolbox!
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Wow, Scott! I am deeply honored to be included in such distinguished company....
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