Freemasonry As A Method of Memory Mastery
December 7 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Kent Club is glad to introduce you to one of the wonderful game of Memory with Martin Faulks.
If you want to know how to improve your memory for the ritual and names Martin Faulks has made this handcrafted talk for the Kent Club
From the earliest Masonic records, Freemasons and Freemasonry have been associated with good memory. Even the first constitutions of the stonemasons in Scotland talk of Brother Masons of good memory and rules that all members of the Lodge should practice the art of memory. In later texts, we see Freemasons compare their memory training to the Celtic Druids or Indian Brahman, both priesthoods renowned for their almost supernatural abilities in the recall.
This theme of the Mason as a mnemonist is not however limited to official documents or indeed just to the words of Freemasons themselves. Others outside the Craft have commented on the superb recollection and recitation of Freemasons, even Masonic exposés written by critics compare Masonic ritual learning to the challenging feat of learning the Catholic catechism.
It’s not just in history books we find Masons and memory united. Indeed if we look at our present-day order we find that we still respect memory in all its forms. We commemorate past events and good deeds with great rigour and are really impressed when the Director of Ceremonies remembers all the guests, managing to get their names and ranks just right. Who else in the world memorises hours of archaic script and gives out silver matchboxes for a perfect performance?
In this talk memory specialist Martin Faulks will teach:
- The Memory methods of the medieval stonemasons.
- What were the ritual learning methods using the art of memoria verborum?
- How to remember the names and ranks of Masons you meet.
- Methods of using the lodge room as a memory palace.
- How to remember locations, routes and where you placed objects.
- How to use Freemasonry as a method to continually improve your memory.
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