Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Rememberers @ Mt. Hope Chronicles

In the past, I’ve shared some of my favorite quotes, articles, and videos about memorization, which I think of as potential creative energy. I’d like to add a few more to the collection as we begin our 7th year with Classical Conversations.

:: The Sacred Relics of Memory by Joshua Gibbs @ CiRCE [Yes!]

"Everything they remembered had this in common: it was memorized in a community. What they had crammed for on their own was lost. What they had worked at together stood a far greater likelihood of clinging to the mind."

:: Taking the Time for Connections :: Memory Work by Ashley Woleben @ Between the Linens

Ashley quotes David Hicks:

“The scholar derives his excitement and motivation at first from snapping discrete pieces together and, in time, from seeing the image of the whole puzzle begin to emerge. His excitement, as well as his chances for completing the puzzle, however, depend on his being given a sufficient number of pieces from the same puzzle”

:: Quiddity #54: Jenny Rallens on Why (and How) Memory Cultivates Virtue @ CiRCE [podcast]

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