The seven deadly sins
As an enlightened citizen of the world, one should know them, the famous seven deadly sins. Not to avoid them, but to swing them as a rhetorical club when necessary. It is particularly impressive, of course, when one can name the Latin technical terms from theology at the same time. Using the example of the seven deadly sins, I will demonstrate how any facts can be ordered and reliably memorized.
- The technique: route method
- Time to memorize: a few minutes
- Applicability of the technology: list-like information of all kinds
This oil painting (unchanged image) by Antonello da Messina, an Italian Renaissance painter (15th century), is a randomly chosen location for the route. This route consists of seven route points. Each of these route points will serve as a kind of universal drawer for information to be memorized. Let's learn the route first:
Imagine how you walk through the world of the painting along the marked route points. Now go through the route points again, this time without looking at the picture. If that works, we can start: now we will link the route points with information.
The actual memorizing of the facts takes place through arbitrary and strange connections between route point <-> fact. For this purpose, each deadly sin and its technical term are illustrated and mentally linked to a route point: