Memory is one of the oddest things about human beings. How do we remember what we’ve learned? Where does it go in our brains? How are we able to recall it? With an art form like astrology, which is dependent on accurately memorizing vast quantities of information that we did not ourselves create, the work is even trickier.
In this episode, the first of a new podcast, we’re going to try to lay out the how’s and why’s of a Palace of Memory for astrologers. Palace of Memory techniques, essentially ‘artificial memories’, use a combination of mental training, strong visual images, and locations in real or imaginary space, to store and recall information effectively. Many of the world’s astrologers have been practitioners of this techniques, and in the following episodes, we’ll try to show both the methodology and the purpose of these tools to both new and more seasoned astrologers.
In subsequent episodes, we’ll visit the individual chambers of the Palace of the Zodiac, and explore them in more detail; and visit with astrologers, wizards, translators, and memory practitioners both experienced and new, trying to understand why these techniques work — and how they will improve your practice as a leader, coach, presenter, interpreter, and creator.
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