About the Magnetic Memory Method

Want to Know Why This Memory Expert Is Crying? 

Anthony Metivier About Magnetic Memory Method Page illustration


He’s crying because you suffer from poor memory.

Or better put, because you think you have a poor memory.


But This Couldn’t Be Further From The Truth!


The truth is that we all have wonderful memory abilities. We just need to discover and nurture them.

How? Through memory training, memory exercise and the best memory techniques in the world.

And because you’re here, you no longer have to believe the lies you’ve been telling yourself about your memory.

And I assume you’re here because you no longer want to stand idly by as your memory limps along.

Well, here’s the very good news:

You no longer have to chase after “silver bullets.” You can leave the bankrupt and scientifically questionable memory supplements behind and stop expecting miracles to fall from the sky.

I never did.

None of the successful people on our community testimonials and Magnetic Memory Method Masterclass reviews page ever did. We all acknowledge that expectation without taking action is the quickest path to suffering.

So here’s what we did instead:

We focused on learning and practicing memory techniques from the ancient traditions, from the people who used to learn multiple languages and absorb entire books.

And then we concentrated on sharing these powerful memory training secrets with others.

I guess this work and the community we’ve assembled explains why Tony Buzan gave me the Warrior of the Mind Award for Outstanding Contributions To Global Mental Literacy.

In my mind, he didn’t give it to me alone. He gave it to us, the MMM Family.

Anthony Metivier with Tony Buzan
Anthony Metivier with Tony Buzan


You Want Solid Memory Training Based On
Techniques That Actually Work


Now that you know about me and the Magnetic Memory Method Community, I suggest you dig into the free content I share on this site.We have hundreds of:

  • Blog posts
  • Podcasts
  • Videos
  • Exclusive private memory training opportunities

By the time you’ve finished listening to every episode of the Magnetic Memory Method Podcast, reading posts like How to Memorize a Textbook and signing up for your free, Memory Improvement Kit, I won’t be crying anymore.

Magnetic Memory Method Free Memory Improvement Course


Because you’ll be well on your way towards incredible memory improvement. The kind that lasts for life.

But by now, you’re probably asking …


What Exactly Is the Magnetic Memory Method?


The Magnetic Memory Method is an elegant, effective and fun approach to using Memory Palaces, mnemonics and other memory techniques to store and retrieve foreign language vocabulary and virtually any kind of information you want to have on hand.

At any time.

At any place.

And under any circumstance.

The technique works because it uses the strongest resource we have: our memory of space itself.

If you think about your home now, do you have to work very hard to do it? Most of us do not. (And for those with aphantasia, you have options.)

This training helps you exercise each and every level of your memory:

… and so much more.

We do all we can to get directly to the techniques themselves, but not without help from the memory science. It’s very important that people know how and why this training works. The more you know, the more you can know.


Who Created the Magnetic Memory Method?

Dr. Anthony Metivier is an experienced memory expert, author, professor and memory improvement course creator. He has taught thousands of students in three different countries and worked as a memory coach and adviser to top ESL instructors and language school administrators around the world …

… blah blah blah …

Although all of that’s true, it’s also the boring, conservative way of putting it! For more on my story, check out my TEDx Talk:

All in all, I’m a pretty normal guy, if also a bit of rebel in the world of mnemonics.


Well… I’ve gone against tradition in my exploration of mnemonics and developed entirely new approaches to memory techniques based on universal principles that have been poorly understood and under investigated.

Image of Anthony Metivier helping some local entrepreneurs use Thinkific in Brisbane
Hanging out in a coffee shop after an intense learning session in Brisbane


My Memory Sucks!

Or at least, it used to be horrible!

In fact, I still have a terrible memory when I’m not using memory techniques. (All honest and ethical memory enthusiasts and experts will admit this, including one of my personal heroes, Harry Lorayne).

But since confronting my own negative beliefs about the quality and vigor of my memory (that’s step one), I’ve made huge advancements in my own ability to learn and memorize foreign language vocabulary,.

Not only that, but I’ve also memorized a ton of valuable information, including historical dates and facts, specialized terminology from fields such as law and medicine and music.

Having developed the Magnetic Memory Method, I have made it my mission to help others improve their memory abilities to the highest possible standard.


So Then Seriously … What is the Magnetic Memory Method?


The Magnetic Memory Method is a complete revision of the ancient Ars Memorativa, or Art of Memory. It builds upon what used to be called Ars Combinatoria as well. I developed the books and courses after years of research and experimentation with the standard methods known around the world.

Although many people think there’s “nothing new under the sun,” in actual fact, year after year, new ways to use memory techniques keep popping up. 30 years of international memory competitions have revealed many interesting innovations as people keep exploring how and why these techniques help us learn faster and remember more.

We also continue to learn new things about ancient memory techniques. New translations of memory training books from many previous eras keep popping up. I do all I can to cover each of them on this blog as soon as I learn about them. Even if some of the ideas are not new to me, they will be fresh to someone else, and the work of promoting the history of memory improvement is as important as preserving it.

With this abundance of ongoing research and new learning, the Magnetic Memory Method blends basic memorization techniques that have been taught for thousands of years with evolutionary new approaches to the mnemonics popularized in the 20th and 21st centuries by many memory masters – many of whom are “guest professors” in the Magnetic Memory Method Masterclass and on the MMM Podcast.

There are loads of people who have written about mnemonics and I personally suggest that you read and study as much as you can from a lot of different people.

But if you’re looking for the most cutting edge mental technology when it comes to elegant memorization strategies directed at helping you memorize specific kinds of information, you’re in the right place.

Why? Because the Magnetic Memory Method not only teaches you how to create an elegant and effective memory, but it also teaches you how to be creative in the first place.


The Magnetic Memory Method is About You


The Magnetic Memory Method teaches you how to use elements from your own life and the world you live in to build effective Memory Palace journeys – hundreds, if not thousands of them if you wish.

There is some controversy about just how much the human mind can hold and I certainly have my critics, but I believe that with enough realistic application and individual exploration of the Magnetic Memory Method you can readily memorize anything you want.

And I’m not talking exclusively about World Memory Championship type stuff – though it is super cool and I dig what these people can do. I’m talking about applying the techniques to real world needs, like learning languages and completing large learning projects, like when I completed my PhD in Humanities.

And if you want to win a memory competition? No problem! Our student, James Gerwing, did just that in 2019 after using the MMM to excel in Latin.

Portrait of 2019 Canadian Memory Champion James Gerwing For Magnetic Memory Method Podcast

But mostly, I talk about improving your memory for everyday needs. I focus on the most useful information, such as what you need to know about memory to quickly learn a foreign language. This information will help you enjoy fluency as well as the benefits of bilingualism for your brain.

As a matter of fact, I specialize in memorizing foreign language vocabulary. That’s a good thing too. Since all information is carried in language, you can use the Magnetic Memory Method for systematically memorizing anything.

Above all, I’ll always be most passionate about memorizing foreign language vocabulary. I’ve worked hard at developing this approach. It works gangbusters and it’s an honor and privilege to offer it to the world.

Whether you’re interested in memorizing foreign languages or a theater play or music, let’s get started with some basics:


What Is A Memory Palace?


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A Memory Palace is a mental construct used to store and retrieve information that you want to memorize. Although related to the world of mnemonics, Memory Palaces are much more powerful than any single mnemonic.

Why? Because all the other memory strategies that you could ever possibly hope to use can themselves be stored and used inside of Memory Palaces.

Typically Memory Palaces are based on real locations, such as your home, schools in which you have studied, places where you have worked, churches, movie theatres, etc.

There are countless options, and you can use literally any place with which you are familiar to memorize information. If you need more help, you can listen to this episode of the Magnetic Memory Method podcast about how to find Memory Palaces.


Why Not Get Out A Pen Or Pencil And Draw One Out Right Now?


Seriously – it’s easy!

The reason Memory Palaces work so well relies upon a peculiar phenomenon. The mind has an amazing ability to burn the layout of any building or location almost instantly into the brain. In essence, the human mind is a natural “mnemonic machine” when it comes to remembering locations.

Anthony Metivier memorizing and recalling names at an NRG memory demonstration
Memory Expert Anthony Metivier memorizing and recalling names at a memory demonstration in Brisbane

As taught in the Magnetic Memory Method video courses, you can also build “Virtual Memory Palaces.” These mental constructs can be just effective so long as you follow the major Magnetic Memory principles. Anyone can experiment with using them and anyone can get great results.


What Can Memory Palaces Be Used For?


Anything you want to remember. However, the Magnetic Memory Method works especially well for memorizing foreign language vocabulary, names and faces, poetry, speeches and specialized terminology from professional fields like medicine and law. And of course, its precision-driven mnemonic principles help you memorize just about anything else too.

But you don’t have to take my word for it. These testimonials say it all.


How Can I Learn More?


Easy. Grab your free Memory Improvement Kit for mysterious and fascinating tips about using your mind to memorize anything. You can also grab one of my books. And if you want to throw a question past me, be sure to get in touch.

I look forward to hearing your stories of success and hope that you’ll pass these skills on to someone else. Remember:


The More You Learn, The More You Can Learn.
The Ability To Do That Must Be Shared.


Anthony Metivier with lots of books

So once you’ve learned how to improve your memory, pass the skills on. The world is counting on you!

In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.

Talk soon!



P.S. If you’re not interested in the free training and just want the Magnetic Memory Method Masterclass, that’s cool too. Talk soon!


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Anthony Metivier is the founder of the Magnetic Memory Method, a systematic, 21st century approach to memorizing foreign language vocabulary, names, music, poetry and more in ways that are easy, elegant, effective and fun.

Dr. Metivier holds a Ph.D. in Humanities from York University and has been featured in Forbes, Viva Magazine, Fluent in 3 Months, Daily Stoic, Learning How to Learn and he has delivered one of the most popular TEDx Talks on memory improvement.

His most popular books include, The Victorious Mind and… Read More

Anthony Metivier taught as a professor at: