The Memory Code
- The Traditional Aboriginal Memory Technique That Unlocks the Secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and Ancient Monuments the World Over
- Narrated by: Louise Siverson
- Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 22-06-16
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
Using traditional Aboriginal Australian songlines as the key, Lynne Kelly has identified the powerful memory technique used by indigenous people around the world. She has discovered that this ancient memory technique is the secret behind the great stone monuments like Stonehenge, which have for so long puzzled archaeologists.
The stone circles across Britain and Northern Europe, the elaborate stone houses of New Mexico, huge animal shapes in Peru, and the statues of Easter Island all serve as the most effective memory system ever invented by humans. They allowed people in nonliterate cultures to memorise the vast amounts of practical information they needed to survive.
In her fascinating audiobook, The Memory Code, Lynne Kelly shows us how we can use this ancient technique to train our memories today.
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By mazc on 07-01-18
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes. Makes you look at things very differently in terms of pre-history.
What other book might you compare The Memory Code to, and why?
Maybe because I've just finished it, but Ancient Wonderings includes speculation about how neolithic people in the UK would pass on information about landscapes and routes.
What about Louise Siverson’s performance did you like?
Very good indeed.
Any additional comments?
She places her research in the context of her own world and life, but doesn't stray too far from her essential purpose of enlightening people about how ancient knowledge held by communities was (and in some cases still is) passed on through challenging memory feats via stories, landmarks and objects.
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By Anonymous User on 03-09-18
So much to offer
Found it inspirational, terrified about what might already be lost and what will be lost if we don’t value what oral cultures around the world have to offer
By Pablo CL on 11-04-17
Good book, a bit repetitive
I purchased this book because i am very interested in developing my memory and memory techniques. I really enjoyed the book, since it gave me new ideas on how to expand my memory systems, mix different techniques and develop more ways of storing information. It is definitely worth the read. Having said that, the descriptive part on archeological sites is a bit too similar and dense in my opinion. A bit too much like reading the PHD dissertation than a leisure book. I would much rather have the author expand on how & why she chose to create her different memory journeys, as well as the troubles and tips she found while making her different mnemonic devices and how she thinks we could apply these techniques it in today's world.