81 Admirals and Generals now Enrolled.
75 ENROLLMENTS IN ONE FIRM!
The Illustrated London News, March 23, 1918.
“PELMANISM” continues its extraordinary progress amongst all classes and sections of the community.
To the many notable endorsements of the System which have been already published there is now added an important pronouncement by a well-known M.P.—Sir James Yoxall, whose eminence, both as an educationist and as a Parliamentarian, gives additional weight to his carefully considered opinion.
“The more I think about it,” says Sir James Yoxall, “the more I feel that Pelmanism is the name of something much required by myriads of people to-day.”
He adds: “I suspected Pelmanism; when it began to be heard of I thought it was quackery. Now I wish I had taken it up when I heard of it first.“
This is very plain speaking; but plain speech is the keynote of the entire article. Thus one of the greatest national authorities upon the subject of education adds his valuable and independent testimony to that of the many distinguished men and women who have expressed their enthusiasm for the new movement.
81 Admirals and Generals are now Pelmanists, and over 20,000 of all ranks of the Navy and Army. The legal and medical professions are also displaying a quickened interest in the System—indeed, every professional class and every grade of business men and women are enrolling in increasingly large numbers.
Several prominent firms have paid for the enrollment of eight, ten, or a dozen members of their staffs, and one well-known house has just arranged for the enrollment of 75 of the staff.
A DOCTOR’S REMARKABLE ADMISSION.
FASCINATION OF THE “LITTLE GREY BOOKS.”
Within the past few weeks several M.P.’s, many members of the aristocracy, and two Royal personages, as well as a very large number of officers in H.M. Navy and Army, have added their names to the Pelman registers.
One of the most interesting letters received lately comes from a lady in the Midlands. Being 55 years of age and being very delicate, she had her doubts as to whether she should take a Pelman Course. She consulted her son, a medical practitioner, who at first laughed at the idea, but promised to make inquiries. The outcome was a letter in which the Doctor wrote:
“‘Pelmanism’ has got hold of me. I have worked through the first lesson and… I am enthusiastic.”
His experience tallies exactly with that of Sir James Yoxall, M.P., Mr. George R. Sims, and a host of other professional men (doctors, solicitors, barristers, etc.), who have admitted that their initial scepticism was quickly changed into enthusiasm.
Truth puts the whole matter in a nutshell in its infamous Report on the work of the Institute—
“The Pelman Course is… valuable to the well-educated, and still more valuable to the half-educated or the superficially educated. One might go much further and declare that the work of the Pelman Institute is of national importance, for there are few people indeed who would not find themselves, mentally stronger, more efficient, and better equipped for the battle of life by a course of Pelman training.”
Easily Followed by Post.
“Pelmanism” is not an occult science; it is free from mysticism; it is as sound, as sober, and as practical as the most hard-headed “common-sense” business man could desire. And as to its results, they follow with the same certainty with which muscular development follows physical exercise.
It is nowhere pretended, and the inquirer is nowhere lead to suppose, that the promised benefits are gained “magically,” by learning certain formulae, or by the cursory reading of a printed book. The position is precisely the same, again, as with physical culture. No sane person expects to develop muscle by reading a book; he knows he must practise the physical exercises. Similarly the Pelmanist knows he must practise mental exercise.
“The Finest Mental Recreation.”
“Exercises,” in some ears, sound tedious; but every Pelmanist will bear out the statement that there is nothing tedious or exacting about the Pelman exercises. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that an overwhelming proportion of Pelmanists describe the exercises as “fascinating,” “delightful,” “the finest mental recreation I have ever known.”
There are thousands of people of all classes who would instantly enroll for a Pelman Course at any cost if they only realized a tithe of the benefits accruing. Here, again, a Pelmanist may be cited in evidence:—“If people only knew,” he says, “the doors of the Institute would be literally besieged by eager applicants.”
The Course is founded upon scientific facts; that goes without saying. But it presents those facts in a practical, every-day fashion, which enables the student to apply, for his own aims and purposes, those facts without “fagging” at the hundreds of scientific works which he might otherwise read without gaining a fraction of the practical information and guidance secured from a week’s study of Pelmanism.
Every day brings its batch of flattering letters from:—military, business, professionals, housewives, clerks, legal, medical, tradespeople—a system which can evoke voluntary testimony from such widely different classes is well worth investigation. Who can afford to hold aloof from a movement which is steadily gaining the support of all the ambitions and progressive elements in the British Empire?
If ever the well-worn phrase, “from peer to peasant,” had a real meaning, it is when applied to Pelmanism. The improvement begins with the first lesson, and continues, increasingly, right up to the final lesson of the Course.