'Art of Memory: Ancient Greece to the Medieval Church and its arrival in the court of James I'

Martin Faulks

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15th April 2021
Philosophy | Memory | History

Led by memory expert, author and meditation master Martin Faulks, learn about this fascinating art that weaves its way through from ancient times to the modern day. Blurring the lines between myth and reality, even the stars themselves have a part to play in a tale that traces the origins of this art back to Ancient Greece through the Christian medieval monasteries and ending up in the court of Renaissance Scotland. This Art of Memory was a specific set of disciplines and techniques whereby one would create a memory palace. This could be based on a real or imaginary place which, using intensive imagination, one would build up in the memory to the degree that it could be easily visited and used as a kind of mnemonic storehouse. Those who watched the Sherlock series featuring Benedict Cumberbatch may well recognise this technique.

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About Martin Faulks

Martin Faulks has dedicated his life to the study of the mind sciences. A keen and dedicated practitioner of meditation and the kindred arts, Martin is well known for his demonstrations of feats of mind over matter and photographic memory. Known for his lively and impassioned talks, Martin uses his knowledge of the mind and of the mnemonic arts as part of his presentation to make sure that they are not only entertaining, but you may be surprised by how much you remember afterwards too!

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