Category Archives: Art Of Memory

The Principles of Magic #3: The Practice


Life itself, and a little bit of what people usually call Karma, forced me to learn to become a good listener and, above all, a great observer, which gave me the possibility to develop and improve my understanding, and which … Continue reading

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The “Principles of Magic”#2 – The levels and focal points of Magic


Since I wrote the first part of the “Principles of Magic” five months ago,  I had received dozens of emails with questions about various aspects of this topic. I had answered some of these emails, but due to some personal … Continue reading

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The “Principles of Magic” #1: An Introduction and The Principle of Discipline


After having posted some essays about Giordano Bruno and the Art of Memory, many people had asked for additional elucidation on Magic. What is it?  What do I intend as Magic?  Where did I learn such things?  There were many … Continue reading

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The Art of Memory 3: Giordano Bruno and the “Symbolic figures”


In the previous post, we drew the guideline of the mnemonic related to magic: substantially, the world is composed of an infinite number of “sensible objects” which represents the shadows of the “real objects” (or archetypes). Recognizing the different shadows … Continue reading

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The Art of Memory 2: Giordano Bruno and the “Shadows”


Let’s continue with some considerations on the “Art of memory”. In the previous post we stated that the archetypes, in their original, essential form, can be “reached” through associative chains and correspondences. For the Renaissance Magus, those archetypes represent the “language” … Continue reading

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The Art of memory 1: The Reflection of the Divine


I would like to begin with a series of posts about the “art of memory”, often referred to as Ars Memoriae, Ars Memorativa and Mnemotechnics. I personally believe it to be a Western form of concentration on an object. Through … Continue reading

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