Genre: Memory classic books

De Umbris Idearum (On the Shadows of Ideas)

De Umbris Idearum (On the Shadows of Ideas)

To memorize anything, distribute vivid, emotionally stirring imagined images around a piece of familiar architecture. This is the method of loci, or memory palace method, first developed in classical antiquity. Giordano Bruno perfected the art in the late 16th Century. He published a series of books on the subject, beginning with De Umbris Idearum (On the Shadows of Ideas) More info →
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Cause, Principle and Unity & Essays on Magic

Cause, Principle and Unity & Essays on Magic

This volume presents new translations of Cause, Principle and Unity, in which he challenges Aristotelian accounts of causality and spells out the implications of Copernicanism for a new theory of an infinite universe, and of two essays on magic, On Magic and A General Account of Bonding, in which he interprets earlier theories about magical events in the light of the unusual powers of natural phenomena. More info →
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The Art Of Memory

The Art Of Memory

This unique and brilliant book is a history of human knowledge.Before the invention of printing, a trained memory was of vital importance. Based on a technique of impressing 'places' and 'images' on the mind, the ancient Greeks created an elaborate memory system which in turn was inherited by the Romans and passed into the European tradition, to be revived, in occult form, during the Renaissance. More info →
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Giordano Bruno and The Hermetic Tradition

Giordano Bruno and The Hermetic Tradition

With the publication of Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition, Yates transformed Renaissance historiography. In it, she revealed the hermeticism with which the Renaissance was imbued, and the revived interest in mysticism, magic and Gnosticism of Late Antiquity that survived the Middle Ages. More info →
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Evelyn Wood Memory Dynamics

Evelyn Wood Memory Dynamics

How to retain, recall, and remember more! Expand the power of your mind! Evelyn Wood Memory Dynamics gives you the tools you need to remember and retain more information, names, and numbers! More info →
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On Memory (Magnetic Memory Series)

On Memory (Magnetic Memory Series)

Memory Improvement Secrets From The Ancients More info →
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On Memory and Reminiscence
Eros and Magic in the Renaissance

Eros and Magic in the Renaissance

In the course of his study, Couliano examines in detail the ideas of such writers as Giordano Bruno, Marsilio Ficino, and Pico della Mirandola and illuminates many aspects of Renaissance culture, including heresy, medicine, astrology, alchemy, courtly love, the influence of classical mythology, and even the role of fashion in clothing. More info →
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