To repeat, you do have to use a bit of imagination, and the more often you form conscious associations, the easier it will become because you will be improving your imaginatioin as you improve your memory. As Aristotle explained in De anima,
The perceptions brought in by the five senses are first treated or woked upon by the faculty of imagination, and it is the images so formed which become the material of the intellectual faculty. Imagination is the intermediary between perception and thought.

It is the image-making part of the mind which makes the work of the higher process of thought possible. Hence the mind never thinks without a mental picture. The thinking faculty thinks of its forms in pictures. No one could ever learn or understand anything, if he had not the faculty of perception; even when he thinks speculatively, he must have some mental picture with which to think.
Aristotle went on to say that all men can think because "it is possible to put things before our eyes, the way those who invent trained-memory techniques teach us to construct images."

Harry Lorayne is teaching you, now, how to "construct images" with intangibles. The pictures (Substitute Words, thoughts or phrases) that you use must remind you of the intangible material. And, again, simply trying to apply the idea must better your memory. Trying to find a Substitute Word for anything forces you to think about it, to concentrate on it as you normally would not.
-The Memory Book, Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas, page 21

I found this fascinating, how creating "substitute words" helps the memories. Maybe all my word-play and "sum-sillilies" aren't so rediculous after all! he he.. Tongue I think I'm very punny... Laughing

Love and light beings, Teo Do (Re, Mi, Fa...) CoolDance CoolDance

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Thank you Teo for teasing and squeezing my brain. Wall I will look for the "Memory Book" Book

I think it is a great post. Clap

Creative visualization, which is a similar thing, is a wonderful exercise for the brain and for improving your imagination. Idea

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Thank you Teo.
This is a very unique post.
The book sounds interesting also. This inspires me to use my imagination a bit more. It is good for the brain and the soul.

Vicky 2Hearts
Thanks for sharing the memory book Teo.
This is an interesting topic.

Right now I am visualizing a large cup of black, strong coffee. Razz

Sue Cat Cat2
Thank you Teo.
I wish that a lot more people would try to improve their imagination...for better things.

If there is a thing you don't lack, dear Teo, that's imagination ... I love this word, it is a colorful expression in my mind ...

I think I am going to write a poem about Imagination ...

Thank you dear Teo and your cloning of new words is just a confirmation of your imagination ... hahaha

Love and hugs.
Margherita 2Hearts

Originally posted by Inda:

Thank you Teo for teasing and squeezing my brain.


Dear Inda, I can't tell, is that picture you attached a beautiful MOP??? or a lovely bird? Wow! Aaaahhh yes dear dpm, Imagination, what a wierd - I mean word! he he.. Tongue I imagine (he he) it's the one thing I've NEVER lacked! If I had a dime for every idea I've produced... well, maybe my mother-of-invention is even more inventive... oh boy now I'm tripping over my over-imaginative self in my reply... Nut

Love and lightness, Teo Kiss Kiss

Have the heart of a gypsy, and the dedication of a soldier -Beethoven in Beethoven Lives Upstairs

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