PELMANISM—‘the Science of Self-Realization’—as it was commonly called by its students, colleagues and authoritative figures who spoke of high praise about this rare, literally "forgotten," and very unique personal self-growth training system created close to a century ago by The Pelman Institute of London, England.
Simply stated, this ‘training system’ shows the way to successful Self-Management that can be applied by anyone—with persistent effort, of course. It is a profitable and permanent Guide to Achievement—YOURS.
I came across the Pelman Institute in the fall of 2005 with their 12 Lesson course called ‘The Pelman System of Mind and Memory Training,’ while learning about, and eventually finding in complete format a few years later, their revised and expanded 15 Lesson version—for you to read online at your leisure.
The Course was sold by direct mail worldwide until the company’s demise more than five decades ago. After a little research, and I am guessing here, it looks like once the Institutes’ founder, William Joseph Ennever, passed away on August 16, 1947, at the age of 78, so did the Pelman Institute seem to “disappear” a few years later. No one “took over” the business from what I read. A great tragedy.
The Pelman Institute was recognized for being at the ‘forefront’ in the early 1900’s of the personal development/self-help movement that has grown into a multi-billion dollar global industry today. At the peak of its fame, the Institute stated in their publications to have successfully helped more than 650,000 people of all walks of life in the world.
Their mandate, and I quote, was: "The basic need in life of every one of us is to be able to direct and control our thoughts. If we take care of our thoughts there will be little need to worry over our actions. Each one of us has some measure of a will of his or her own …what matters most in your life is YOU."
The Pelman System
This Course was brilliantly written; easy to follow along as you are introduced and expertly guided over the 15 Lessons to the Institutes’ explanation on the fundamental workings of the human mind, philosophy of life, thrown together with their own skillfully researched "bedrock" principles and laws common to every man and woman that could be easily adapted to anyone’s particular situation in the great battle of life.
It was the first of its kind: a comprehensive development system based on the science of self-realization—that could be EASILY UNDERSTOOD and EASILY USED BY ANYBODY,—no matter what kind of background or circumstance the person came from!
Years were spent researching the practical experience on the needs, desires, problems, skills, and undeveloped capabilities of every available class of people before creating a practical training system of instructional reading material and unique, yet interesting, "mental exercises" they STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO DO in order to properly replace problem areas a person was having in their life by recognizing what needed to be done—according to these universal "bedrock" principles and laws that the Course was based on.
You see, the AIM of Pelmanism was overall mental development and efficiency—having your mind and body work together—BY STRENGTHENING into use whatever ‘areas’ that had become weak through disuse and neglect.
Pelmanism requires true honest reflection, dedicated practice and common sense thinking in order for an individual to see progressive improvements over time—enjoy the Course!
Below is a few paragraphs quoted from this amazing long-forgotten unique personal development course:
"For success in our Course, there is one other qualification even more important than confidence, and that is WORK; work in the sense of effort. Continued effort is the price we have to pay for progress."
"We are more apt to fall short of our life’s purpose because we are not faithful to what we know than because of the many gaps in our knowledge.
"PELMANISM will train you to see things more clearly, to hear meaningful sounds where there had been only a rumble. It will lead you to develop interest and driving power, so that the necessary job is done. Mind-wandering will be cured and concentration will become a habit. It will also show you the way to originality, to initiate thinking for yourself.
"PELMANISM will train you to make efficient use of all your mental powers.
"PELMANISM is the science of right thinking, the science of putting right thought into dynamic action. It will help you to use fully the powers that you know about, and what is even more important, how to discover and use hidden, unsuspected powers.
"The efficient brain that made the savage a king, makes the captain of industry today. We all have the same weapon. The only difference between success and failure in its use is a question of efficiency. Pelmanism is your opportunity.
"… because every mind works according to mental laws… In these lessons and exercises you will find all that is necessary for your personal efficiency.
"This is the point at which the student realizes the difference between PELMANISM and education as ordinarily understood: As commonly interpreted, education is a process of informing the mind. PELMANISM is a method of forming the mind.
"What is your object in life? This course leads you on the path to discover for yourself what you want to do, to be and become as a person."
Also feel free to read any of the other related material about "Pelmanism" at your leisure found listed on the two columns on the side of the page.
To read the FREE 15 Lessons simply scroll back to the top of this page and click on "15 Lessons" in the navigation bar.
A timeless piece of wisdom I would like to share with you:
"Know first who you are, then adorn yourself accordingly." Epictetus
Pelman System Photo Gallery
The Science of Success
Mind and Memory
Scientific Mind Training
The Soul of Pelmanism
Your Purpose in Life
The Will to Conquer
Concentration and Mental Control
The Science of Self Realization
Your Subconscious Life
Driving Out The Inferiority Complex
Self Expression and Personality
Good Judgment in Business + Affairs
How To Handle Your Facts
The Money Brain
Creating New Ideas
The World of People
The Use and Abuse of Reading
Pelmanism in Action