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Dr. Bruno Furst - memory system any good?

Postby Wishmaster » Thu Jul 02, 2009 10:41 am



Hi all,

Around 15yrs ago, I bought one of those home study courses: Memory and Concentration Studies by Dr. Bruno Furst. It still costs around £200 and mine is in mint condition, never having been used. I used to be a sucker for those newspaper adverts!

Anyway, before I decide whether to spend ages learning it, as I'm motivated these days, or putting it up for adoption for a modest fee, I wondered if any of you know of it? Is it any good or should I just stick with Loci, Peg and link?

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Postby Max Gordon » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:08 pm

On the basis that you have already spent the money, IMO you should read it and decide for yourself.

You can always still sell it if it is not to your liking.

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Postby Wishmaster » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:04 pm

I just don't want to overwhelm/confuse myself with different systems and wondered if this was worth the time. There's a awful lot of it to read and study.

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Postby TonyB » Thu Jul 02, 2009 8:12 pm

Most of these systems are useful - even if you are familiar with the basic peg and link techniques. I have not read Bruno Furst's, but the best I have ever encountered is Domonic O'Brien's Quantum Memory. Very easy, very logical, and very good.

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Postby Dave Rout » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:40 pm

Hi I'm a new postie on this site. can not resist the reply I used this memory system and developed it many years ago. I constantly trained for years and it was fabulous for all it claimed. until recently i developed a bad cholesterol in my neck and have noticed i can not recall all i had put in my head.
use it and you will never regret it.
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Postby mark lewis » Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:59 pm

Bruno Furst was one of the first memory systems ever marketed. It is actually very good. I can also recommend Harry Loraynes books on the subject. My favourite is his very first one. "How to develop a super power memory"

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Postby TonyB » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:00 am

Harry's book is still one of the best out there. But I think Domonic O'Brien's works are even better. The two of them are the best authors I have ever read on the subject.

Tony Buzan is a bit dry, but has some good ideas in his books too.

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Postby magicofthemind » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:10 am

I think in words, not pictures, so I can't get on with Dominic O'Brien's system, which requires very strong visualisation. The method which works best for me is a peg system based on phonetics from one of Tony Buzan's early books. But it's Harry Lorayne's books that I recommend generally.

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Postby Antera » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:09 pm

I back D O Brien as well, i got his first book and truly a classic. He also use to card count at Casinos and i think he called himself Mr Jack Black in the 90s as his pen name for gambling books

U can get a down to a deck cards in around a month ( assuming you dont work for a living and have plenty spare time)

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Re: Dr. Bruno Furst - memory system any good?

Postby monty » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:40 am

yup fantastic!
Maybe I am a bit late to reply, but there is a great combination of techniques which take a good few months to perfect but definitely helped me in work and life over the last 20 years and have redone the course a couple of time to refresh / relearn the techniques.

Whatever method you choose there will be differences and each person will have a preference. Tony Buzan, Nicholas Boothman and others have techniques which can work very well. I feel that Dr. Furst works at a fundamental level which is designed to work at two distinct levels and combines concentration and recall.

1. The numbers principally are linked to the 10 main sounds used for most words. These are 0-9.
2. Numbers (and so sounds) in combination are used to create words. The use of Ten sounds are used to build word so you can always remember the words you need.
3. The hook & peg principle is also used so that as you count 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, etc initially single syllable words tea, noah, may, ray, law,key, fee, pea. (toes, tot, tan, tam, tar, tail, tack, toffee, tap, tissue are 10 - 19, two syllables etc). Building the association is key.
4. The use of imagery is also fundamental to recall. Make the image easy to remember using an enlarged or unusual image or scenario making thins easy to remember.
5. Concentration exercises build recall though focus on a wider picture, remembering it and refering to the image later for the details you need.

Examples use in the programme are to remember your shopping list or the order of cards in a deck. It is an older methodology initially from 1960's which I think so feel it has been ignored by many especially as Paul McKennas and Derren Brown who also combine an good understanding of people skills, NLP and other mind hacking techniques.

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