Holy crap! I just memorized the entire Mnemonica stack while working on my computer (watching Rick's
video in a small window)!
In less than 90 minutes and with no pain whatsoever, Rick has
singlehandedly upped my magic game to a whole new level. Everyone knows that Juan Tamariz is a
genius... but when he gave the world Mnemonica deck, it divided the magic world in two... those who
can and those who can't use it. Even professionals like Justin Flom couldn't handle it well.
Thanks to Rick, learning the deck is EASY and literally almost INSTANTANEOUS. Seriously... this
is absolutely a must-have. I'll give you an example right now... as I am typing this, I'm going to,
off the top of my head and with no forethought tell you a card and where it is in the stack, as well
as tell you what card is at a specific place... I promise, this is not thought of in advance... I'm
writing as I think. Ok, here we go....
3 of spades and #6
3 of spades - 21st card
in the mnemonica deck
The 6th card is the 6 of diamonds
2 hours ago, I didn't know
that. But now I instantly know that the Ace of Spades is in the 7th place and that the 10 of
Diamonds is in the 49th spot.
Seriously. Why are you still reading this review? GO BUY IT
(man, I hope I got all the cards right or else I'm gonna be embarrassed... but hey,
I literally just finished the video so not too shabby)
Rick does a fantastic job of
teaching and Jamar's drawings (the same guy who does all the drawings for Penguin) really help us
visualize the memorization aids.
If anyone is a fan of the show "The Office", Michael Scott
uses the same type of memory aids. Offensive, but it works. haha!
Rick's method is not
new... I learned this method years ago when Kevin Trudeau taught it in his Mega-Memory course. (I
didn't have the whole course... but I did have a cassette tape that was like a free sample. Yes,
cassette tape. If you don't know what that is, ask your parents.) But I didn't really use this
method much. Now, I kick myself that, after all these years, I didn't use it more.
you Rick for this. This is a significant, influential, mile-marking product. I mean that with zero
exaggeration. Awesome stuff! You're my hero. Change your address, because I'm guessing that there
are now some high level pro magicians who will want to make you disappear aftr leveling the playing
field by putting Mnemonica within reach for everyone magician.
This product retails for
$40. You can get it for $20. I would easily pay $80 without a second thought, being that it makes so
much different to my magic skills. I'm just learning... but this opens a whole new world of
Mnemonica to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you Rick!!!
As you may know, I traditionally
do not award 5 stars to a trick unless it is extremely visual. This product isn't even a trick. So,
10,000 stars! I give Rick the highest possible rating
for this, which unfortunately is officially 5 stars.
(By the way, I always try to be honest
and straightforward in my reviews, while being respectful to the magician. If you appreciate my
reviews, can you please click the "Yes" button below beside the question, "Did this review help
you?" It's not like I actually benefit in any way by your clicking it... but it would be nice to see
if my reviews are helpful or not. I hope they are. If you ever have suggestions or comments or
questions about my reviews, please feel free to leave me a constructive comment. I'm just trying to
be helpful. I love the Penguin community and hope that I can someday contribute my own product. :-)
Thanks for reading and for any (hopefully positive, but either way, at least kind) feedback!)
45 of 48 magicians found this helpful.
While the concept that drives this video is great, unfortunately for me, I wasn't able to grasp
everything on the first sit through of the video, so I needed repeated watchings of the video. This
is where the shine started to fade rapidly. Repeated watchings made learning the system increasingly
difficult because of the sheer amount of talking unrelated to learning his system of images
interfered and distracted from the focus of learning.
What I mean by all of this is that a
lot of the time spent justifying why one should keep working on this after every 5 or so cards,
explaining how and/or why this particular system works (again, after every 5 or so cards), or why
the Mnemonica stack is worth learning (yup, after every 5 or so cards) could have been spent
quizzing--instead, after a few words of encouragement (helpful), I'm being given a sales pitch for
this memorization system as late as 40 cards in (very unhelpful--there's no need to keep selling
this to me for minutes on end after every 5 or so cards because, frankly, I've already purchased the
For example, after 40 cards in, why am I being given essentially a sales speech
for this download again? When I'm asked only a few cards later to leave a review, all I can honestly
I would encourage a re-shoot of this video, paying more attention to those
elements that undermine the learning, to trim the excess, and better structure it to enhance the
learning process. I do believe in this system, and I'm still working on it, but I think the teaching
of the system could use a good look to really make this as beneficial as Rick says it can be, and
also to put it on par with the quality of the teaching found in more well-produced Penguin downloads
at this price--and then I would be happy to give this 5 stars.
11 of 12 magicians found this helpful.
This system is probably great for the US magician. However, as an English man it contains far too
many references to American events and people. I've had to invent my own system. Which means a
wasted $20 There should have been mention of this on the site I believe.
12 of 15 magicians found this helpful.
Get ready to master this powerhouse of magic! Rick Lax brings the heady realms of the Mnemoica
stack in your reach!
I had years of familiarity with the Harry Lorayne memory system and
it still took considerable effort to memorize the Mnemonica stack. Now you can easily learn it
because Rick has put all the effort in to creating easily memorable keys for the 13 values and 4
suits, awesome number pegs, and kickin' graphics to store it all in your brain.
found tons of current and memorable memes to speed your way to memorizing the entire stack.
An added bonus comes if you've purchased one of Penguin's Maiden Back marked decks. You will
find they come fresh out of the box already in Mnemonica order. What are you waiting for?
Learn this now!
7 of 7 magicians found this helpful.
Simple, if you want to learn the best memory deck, with a life long supply of trick possibilities (
not taught here, just the system for learning)
Then this is for you !!!!!
5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
I have a rule about 5 star ratings. I don't give them out willy-nilly.
This is one of the
greatest card releases I've seen. Ever.
I have a HORRID memory, and this is a BREEZE even
I'm not going to sit here and tell you why this is so good. The other reviews are
doing that for me.
But I want to stress to everyone reading this, if you EVER use a deck
of cards, YOU WANT THIS NOW!
Thank you Rick Lax for this BEAUTIFUL system!
5 of 6 magicians found this helpful.
Most of all the ‘other’ memory systems out there are either too difficult, too complex or it takes
such a long time to learn that you virtually give up - very frustrating. Thank you Rick for sharing
this system, you are a genius! This is one of the most powerful learning systems I have ever
encountered in all the years (too many to mention) that I have been performing. I actually learned
the first part of the system in under 4 minutes - wow. If you ever had a fear of memory systems or
tried it and failed, fear no more as Rick walks you step by step through this amazing training
video. It is so unique that you will certainly have fun and be entertained while you are leaning it,
very different indeed. It’s about 90 minutes long so you really get your moneys worth, nothing is
left undone, no stone unturned, nothing left to ponder about, this IS the system to buy. There is no
way possible that any spectator or magician for that matter will know how it’s done other than to
believe that you have performed a virtual miracle. Rick's name will now be synonymous with this
incredible card memory system. Spend the money, spend the time, it’s worth the investment, you will
be remembered for performing this.
4 of 4 magicians found this helpful.
This is without a doubt the most important download penguin has ever put out. I've been struggling
for years to memorize a deck and never got anywhere. I've tried a lot of the stuff from Mneumonica.
I've tried a bunch of stuff Simon Aronson recommended. I've spent forever trying to work on
memorizing a deck based on a memory palace but I changed my mind as to what system to use way too
many times so I never even completed making my system.
But now, here I am. I just finished
watching the video yesterday. Penguin just uploaded the accompanying PDF (with some bad mistakes in
the text underneath a few of them. Somebody really should have reviewed the text at least one time.
The pictures are all correct so its obvious when the text is completely describing the wrong thing)
and now here I am. I put in under 2 hours practicing and reviewing so far and I'm already correct
about 95% of the time and I assume by tomorrow I should be at 100%.I never dreamed it would be
possible to memorize a deck this fast. I wish this would have came out years ago. Now I just have to
go back and find all those tricks I couldn't do because I couldn't memorize a deck....
Thank you Rick Lax!!!!
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
When you are ready to make a move into a mem deck. Mnemonica is a brilliant one to learn, as it is
so versatile. I have been using Mnemonica for more than 10 years now and if Rick Lax had come up
with this most brilliant system for learning a stack I could say I have been using Mnemonica for 12
Why is his system so damn good? Well Rick creates a very easy set of mental pictures to
see in your minds eye for only 13 cards, any one will be able to remember that and then Rick will
walk you through rest of his system.
WIth very little effort on your behalf you will be on the
road to using Mnemonica and the power that has.
Really, your audience will be baffled and blown
away with what you can do with this type of work.
This stuff works, I now do memory displays in
my work and I use the same style of memorising tools to remember words from the audience. It Works!
I cannot recommend this learning system of Rick high enough.
The video is easy to hear and
RIck as always speaks very clearly.
Buy it, Learn it and use it.
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
I couldn't believe how much I remembered after just one viewing. The video is 90 minutes, which is a
bit long, but you will have a tool that many magicians have struggled to master. I had a similar
memory system I created myself for another stack that I am scrapping because Rick Lax did such a
great job creating crazy visuals that are so hard to forget. This will take some work to master, but
Rick has made it easier than ever before. This is the best way to memorize a stack. If you want to
step up your card magic by learning a memorized stack, do yourself a favor and get this download.
You will be shocked at how much you retain without much effort. Thank you so much Rick Lax and
Penguin Magic for this. If
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