The Tower of Wisdom

You just must love the mediaeval mind – the ‘Tower of Wisdom’ was a device for memorising the virtues and also as an aid to meditation.  The steps of the tower begin with, naturally, humility. There is a beautiful scholarly article here.

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2 Responses to The Tower of Wisdom

  1. Frere Rabit says:

    That is a timely post: I have been talking about the medieval memory systems and renaissance alchemical memory theatre with my A-level Geography students, as part of general study skills work. A good image to illustrate this!

    • Thank you, Frere – Yes, it’s very interesting. I recall using diagrams for revision and ‘visualising’ them to recall in exams…BTW, the longer article is worth a read as well.

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