“Solomon’s Memory Palace: A Freemason’s Guide to the Ancient Art of Memoria Verborum,” Bob W. Lingerfelt, author. Reviewed by Cathy Giaimo, Librarian, The Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania.
Anyone who has spent time, hours probably, trying to memorize lines from a script or their part in degree ritual knows the difficulty of keeping words straight, making a proper entrance or exit. “Solomon’s Memory Palace,” written by Nebraska Mason Brother Bob W. Lingerfelt, discusses how to effectively memorize work using the ancient method of “building memory palaces” by taking words, associating them with symbols and building a structure to around them.
Brother Lingerfelt devotes each chapter on how to start effectively memorizing, such as how to choose the type of structure you wish to build, how to fill the room with symbols that are associated with the words you are memorizing, to the time spent on how to effectively memorize, whether it is a few sentences per week or a paragraph in a few months.
If you are interested in borrowing “Solomon’s Memory Palace,” please contact the library at 800-462-0430, ext. 1933, or just visit The Masonic Library & Museum online catalog at www.pagrandlodge.org.