Sunday 18 March 2018
The Warehouse, Clunes
Our next author talk here in Clunes is bound to intrigue all. Dr Lynne Kelly is a science writer and an Honorary Research Associate at La Trobe University. She is visiting Clunes to share with us the traditional Aboriginal memory technique that unlocks the secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and ancient monuments the world over and will show us how we can use this ancient technique to train our memories today.
Dr Kelly will be holding a free talk at The Warehouse - Clunes from 2-3pm, followed by a workshop where you'll delve deeper into creating your own memory board. The cost of this workshop is to be determined, so if you're interested, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 5345 3947 and we hope to have more info soon.
Lynne Kelly has discovered that a powerful memory technique used by the ancients can unlock the secrets of the Neolithic stone circles of Britain and Europe, the ancient Pueblo buildings in New Mexico and other prehistoric stone monuments across the world. We can still use the memory code today to train our own memories.
In the past, the elders had encyclopaedic memories. They could name all the animals and plants across the landscape, and the stars in the sky too. Yet most of us struggle to memorise more than a short poem.
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, the huge animal shapes at Nasca in Peru, and the statues of Easter Island all serve as the most effective memory system ever invented by humans. They allowed people in non-literate cultures to memorise the vast amounts of practical information they needed to survive.
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