I just signed up and finished my PM lesson 1 (hurray for me!)
In Lesson 1, there are a few mentions of the GSM manual. Without knowing everything about Phenomenal memory, I'd say this GSM manual is suppose to be read before starting lessons.
But like a few of you, I too find reading the GSM manual extremely difficult. The ideas are so new to me, and so abstract, and so long (160 pages), I went through about 40 pages, and gave up before my mind explodes. I thought learning how to learn (and memorize) these things were what we signed up for. If we are able to read and understand this GSM manual before lesson 1, we wouldn't have to sign up to this course to begin with. LOL
I do go to the gym, and I do have the body that I want. so hard work is nothing new to me. No Pain, No Gain!
I'm going to read this GSM manual in parallel to my progress through the lessons.
Good luck to you all, and to me as well