Category Archive: Education

Jan 14

The Monolithic ‘Magnussen’ Mind Palace – Fact Or Fiction?

The Curious Case of the Criticized Capability Today on Tumblr (yes I actually opened a post this way) a blogger openly attacked the BBC’s use of the “Mind Palace” technique. They also expressed criticisms regarding the capacity of Charles Augustus Magnussen’s Mind Palace. Magnussen was of course a character in “His Last Vow,” the incredible …

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Dec 31

2014: The Year Of The Deductionist…

Hello friends and Happy New Year! I’ve written this special New Years post to share with you what I’ve been up to, a monolithic project I’m sure ALL of you are going to thoroughly enjoy! Firstly, as any Sherlock Holmes fan knows January 1st is the premier of the third season of the BBC’s epic …

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Dec 17

The Inspiring Case of The Happy Life Story.

Friends, I’m going to be making a pretty big announcement within the next few days but first I would like to share something very inspiring, and powerful with you. Those of you that have been following my blog for some time will know that I’ve never shared anything quite like this, nor have I ever …

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May 26

Peter Cushing As Sherlock Holmes: A Force To Be Reckoned With…

Today marks the 100th birthday of the brilliant, and quite literally prolific actor, Peter Cushing. This week droves upon droves of bloggers around the world are taking part in the “Peter Cushing Centennial Blogathon.” This post is my humble contribution. It will certainly be of no surprise to my readers that I’ve chosen to share …

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May 22

Happy Birthday Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – A Tribute To The Prolific Genius Who Inspired Generations…

Today is a very special day for millions of people around the world, including myself. It is the day a man we owe so very much to was born, Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle. Doyle was born on May 22nd, 1859 at 11 Picardy Place in Edinburgh, Scotland to mother Mary Foley and father Charles Altamont Doyle. His …

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Apr 17

Graphology: A Deductive Dive Into The World Of Handwriting Analysis…

Before we begin here’s a few words on the subject of Graphology from Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty in the film “Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows” courtesy of Warner Brothers: This interaction actually brings up a few points I want to make before we actually jump into learning about handwriting analysis. You’ll notice that …

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Oct 13

Inside The World Of Nonverbal Communication – An Interview With Former FBI Spycatcher Joe Navarro.

Not many can say they were personally approached to join the FBI, but this is exactly what happened to Joe Navarro while he was working as a police officer at the tender age of 23. He accepted their offer and became one of the youngest agents ever to join the renowned investigative agency.
Joe spent the next 25 years at the FBI, working both as an agent and supervisor in the areas of counterintelligence and counter-terrorism Through his work he was able to study, refine and apply the science of non-verbal communications. His acumen in this field and his success as a spy-catcher, led Joe to begin training FBI agents and the intelligence community. Retiring from the FBI in 2003, and meeting overwhelming demand for his notable insights into human behavior, Joe has dedicated himself to speaking and consulting with major corporations worldwide.
Today Joe is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on reading non-verbal communications and he is regularly interviewed on programs such as NBC’s Today Show, Fox News, ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS’ Early Show, and for publications such as The Washington Post and Psychology Today.
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Mr. Navarro was kind enough to agree to answering some questions for myself and the readers of this blog. His answers were insightful and delightful in every way, and yes, we even briefly discussed Sherlock Holmes. Let’s jump right into it…

Aug 06

An amazing end to Sherlock Holmes Week, A lovely mention from Barefoot On Baker Street & more!

Well friends what can I say, Sunday nights live web event could not have went better! Together with the help of everyone that joined in we made something truly special happen. You all did an amazing job coming up with the numbers that would later prove to mean so much more. Four novels, Fifty six short stories the first of which appearing in ’87, 1887. Thanks to everyone who participated, viewed and those still enjoying the recording of happenings. Special guest Laura Anderson took a mental trip and was left with a memento of curious implications. Special thanks to Sherlockology, The Baker Street Babes, Luke Kuhns & MX Publishing for all their support! I’m already thinking of future events…

Jul 26

Live “Sherlock Holmes Week” Mentalism & Deduction Web Event with Joe Riggs!

That’s right friends, we will be bringing Sherlock Holmes Week to a close with some live Mentalism & Sherlockian fun! This event is open to everyone who would like to attend. I will be on video interacting with you via an open chat window visible to everyone. Whether you’re coming to interact or just watch the fun, by all means do stop by and tell your friends about it!
As many of you know from my original blog post here, I’ve sent two separate “predictions” out; one to Sherlockology and the other, a strange phrase, to The Baker Street Babes. If everything goes well, this will all culminate in an amazing tapestry of events during the webcast that should be amazing and interactive for everyone. Special guests Luke Kuhns & Elena Kitzantides will also be present, helping to choose questions and moderate, etc.The theme is, of course, Sherlock Holmes Week. The purposes are: to have some fun, answer your burning questions, and to raise awareness for The Undershaw Preservation Trust.

Jul 25

Baker Street Chronicle Special SHERLOCK Edition Now Shipping! First look at my Mind Palace articles inside!

I could not resist sharing this news! This is such a beautiful edition of the Chronicle based on ‘The Sun’ seen the BBC’s epic “SHERLOCK” television drama. This edition is packed full of amazing content and includes my work on the Mind Palace, or Memory Palace
I am extremely honored to be a part of this wonderful edition. Also, I absolutely loved the photo of Mark Gatiss supposedly holding the issue as in ‘The Reichenbach Fall.’ A brilliant touch indeed!
This is a one time special edition so order yours today! Find out more below:

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