You're Only Lying to Yourself

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You're Only Lying to Yourself

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Trick by Luke Jermay ($45.00)

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More than 4-hours of Luke Jermay like you’ve never seen him before. “You’re Only Lying to Yourself” is a jam-packed download and book set that showcases how putting a deck of cards in the hands of a leading mentalist can produce some of the most unique card magic you’ve ever seen.

Those who know Luke Jermay as one of the world’s top mentalists may be surprised to learn that he loves card magic. His passion and creativity shines through in this incredible project.

“You’re Only Lying to Yourself” features 15 amazing card tricks from over two decades of creating with playing cards. It offers something for everyone from traditional card tricks to mesmerizing mental magic effects and mentalism pieces.

The best part? Many of these effects are quite easy to perform. There's truly something for every skill level on this download. While this includes effects that will require some practice or knowledge of common sleight of hand moves, there are also others that are basically self-working and can be done by even those those mentalists that rarely pick up a deck of cards.

Just like all of Luke Jermay’s releases, everything in this download is direct, powerful and a ton of fun to perform. Luke’s novel plots and techniques leave audiences second-guessing if you truly have supernatural powers. Even the most pure mentalists will walk away with a new perspective on how playing cards and mentalism can work together.

There’s pseudo gambling material that gives the appearance of otherworldly skills with almost no sleight of hand required. Luke also shares updates on classics of magic like a captivating new way to frame the Ambitious Card and a Shuffled Out of this World that can be performed using a legitimately shuffled deck. All the dirty work is perfectly hidden within the framework of the effect, making this easily one of the standouts of the downoad. (Shuffled Out of This World is also available to learn for free in the VI Studio for members of Vanishing Inc. Monthly.)

Both mentalists and magicians alike will enjoy Luke’s unique mentalist and storytelling approach to card magic. While there are some stunning prediction effects, Luke also shows how he can make a standard card trick more memorable. Using his own unique method, Luke evolves the Spectators Finds the Aces to be structured around finding their birthday or something else very personal to creates a visceral experience they'll never forget.

All of this and so much more is available in the “You’re Only Lying to Yourself” box set that comes with a download and special hardcover book exploring the history and development of each trick. Anyone who purchases directly through Vanishing Inc. won’t have to wait for their set to arrive either, as the downloads will also be added to your account to watch immediately.

Update (October 2022): Since the release of “Your Only Lying To Yourself”, talented magician Cristóbal C. Liñán reached out to us to highlight a similarity between his routine “Tahúr” published in 2015 and Luke's “Shuffled Middle Deal”. While the routines are different there are direct similarities between the two. Luke was unaware of Cristóbal routine when he created his version and highly recommends that anyone interested in such routines seek it out.

 
 

Customer reviews for You're Only Lying to Yourself

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Jordan

 
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Niv

Watching all the videos on "You're only lying to yourself", Luke Jermay is absolutely incredible. His method of storytelling during a routine, and his ideas for plots, are something I haven't seen in a lot of other magicians. This routine specifically is genius, I love the method and the simplicity.

 
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Cory

Luke jermay is a brilliant thinker and probably my favourite teacher of magic because of all the details he goes into. His theory and thinking are one of a kind and I really really hope vanishing inc does more book/video projects of his work. It doesn’t get much better. Wonderful work guys.

 
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Charlie

 
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Merav

 
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Victor

 
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John

I really enjoyed that, some really good tips and variations on the cull that are clearly explained and not too difficult to do. I will be watching this again and am definitely looking forward to seeing everything else in this series/trick.
Can't wait to learn his version of out of this world!

 
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Ellen (Aaron)

This is my first real look into the works of Luke Jermay, and I must confess myself intrigued, inspired and absolutely astounded by his methods and thought. There were a few gimmicked tricks I saw that I felt were overcomplicated, but it did nothing to diminish the genius behind any of it. Fantastic work by a fantastic mind!

 
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Jurriaan

Luke Jermay is brilliant in explanations, detail and kindnesses.
And of course his effects are delightful and entertaining and not overly hard at all.

 
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Jurriaan

Luke Jermay is brilliant in explanations, detail and kindnesses.
And of course his effects are delightful and entertaining and not overly hard at all.

 
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Marc

 
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NEOFYTOS

Excellent material ??

 
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Pascal

 
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Nabeel

 
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Jose

I've been culling cards for over a decade and learned directly from Michael Vincent, but I still got some useful information from this video.

Luke covers different methods of culling and explains the differences between them and how some of these methods can be combined for certain purposes (whether you're culling just one or a few cards, larger groups like a whole suit, or if you're culling two 4-of-a-kinds and need to keep them separated as you cull them).

The only thing not covered was probably angles and how to cover the culled cards.

 
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Adam

I really enjoy Luke's approach to both magic performance and teaching. I already tend to want to purchase his products because I know that I am likely to resonate with his performance style and enjoy his teaching methods.

That being said this package continues to hit the nail on the head for me. His focus on the balance between tension and relaxation flows through all of the tricks, and I enjoyed hie revamp of seeing with the fingertips. Zen throw is also quite a fun one.

 
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Newell

 
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Jack

I absolutely love this latest evolution of the seeing-with-the-fingers plot. Takes a fair amount of preparation and then a lot of practice to get it smooth, but it really does seem to be the zenith of the work.

 
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Roberto

 
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Mark

This is an unusual, but very exciting release from Luke Jermay. Most of us know him from his fantastic work in the field of mentalism, but here he demonstrates his proficiency with a deck of cards.

As primarily a mentalist myself, I have not previous learned to cull or faro shuffle. Culling techniques are taught but the faro is not, and these are more advanced techniques which beginners in card magic would struggle with initially.
However, these effects are worth the extra study and, although I consider myself fairly adept at card moves, I will be putting in the work to perfect these.

The book itself is very small, but an interesting read alongside the effects.

I look forward to putting the work in to learn these effects, and soak up Luke’s experience and tips/tricks.

 
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David

What a great introduction to culling! Very informative.

 
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Robert

This was excellent! I am excited to learn the benefits of using a double backer in the deck. I am now motivated to learn the farrow shuffle, as I have never before had the need to learn it, but I am now excited that there will be tricks that require me to learn this shuffle. I found that reading the book and then watching the video made it easier for me to internalize the information provided. I am very excited to continue!!!!

 
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chunwei

 
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Daniel

 
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Jarrod

Great trick. Luke's insights into psychology and his rationale and motives for how to craft a trick and why to do the things we do a certain way are very informative. Color Sense 2.0 has a deceptive method that makes it seem like you have real powers. His method requires some arts and crafts, which I love, but one could also purchase the necessary items pre-made. You should probably just get a corner rounder and an exacto blade anyway, if you don't own them already. They are necessary tools for any serious card magic enthusiast or performer.

 
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Joshua

I’ve read a few reviews about this particular collection and was uneasy about my purchase at first. Given that I love Mentalism and the works of Luke Jermay, Derren Brown, etc… it seems like this will be a good fit to my repertoire.

Having just bought Luke’s Marksman deck I’m thoroughly pleased with the quality of his work and can’t see why I wouldn’t be here. For this download.

-jaye

 
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Patrick

 
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Mike

Some really unique ways at looking at card magic. Luke offers a lot of nice ideas for plot and presentation and I'll definitely be performing some of these effects.

 
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David

I tend to agree with Matthew after reviewing most of the material. While I learned a few things that are within the reach of most magicians, I think the teaching on culling desired more detail in terms of technique and touch points. Luke makes it look easy! Yes, I like to practice and like the sense of accomplishment that it brings, but I would have appreciated deeper instruction into the culling techniques. I know he provides that information, and that was appreciated. However, this instruction only motivated to learn more cull techniques and put them to practice. As for the rest of the material, there were a couple novel ideas, but I can't find a place for them in my work.

Lastly, the book.... I thought I was getting a book printed in the same fashion as other VI books. This thing almost fits in my back pocket (4" x 5"), and it doesn't supplement the videos with the missing details, as I would have expected.

Do I like Luke as a skilled and knowledgeable performer? Absolutely! I just expected more from this set.

 
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Matthew

"The best part? Everything is fairly easy to perform. These effects are not only within the range of any magician, but are also achievable by even those mentalists that rarely pick up a deck of cards."Really? A perfect faro and running cull are *easy*? I think a lot of non-card magicians, myself included, would disagree. I give this 1 star for the disingenuous ad copy.

The material itself tends to be very heavy on the preparations required. That's fine if the pay-off warrants it. But some of these effects here are very minor. I'm not sure they warrant a mainstream release, aside from for Jermay completions, let alone the effort you would have to put into making them up. Will anyone go to the effort and expense of purchasing the materials needed to perform the underwhelming "Look Here"? I'd be surprised. The strongest material has been released elsewhere, albeit in slightly different forms (Colour Sense, Zen Archer etc). I'd recommend checking it out in those other forms before looking here. Jermay is an incredible mentalist and I love everything else of his I've ever purchased, so I'm sad to be so critical. But as card magic, this falls short.

 

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  • James asks: What is the size of the book and how many pages are in it?

    • 1. John answers: Who said it’s a book?
    • 2. Terry answers: It's a download but the blurb says there is also a book explaining the development of each trick.
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  • Murshid asks: Is this an instant download?

    • 1. Darren answers: instant download together with a book
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  • Patrick asks: The last line of the picture from the table of contents got me intrigued. Is this about Luke's self-drawn oracle deck that he briefly showed in his master class? If so, how many pages of the book are devoted to this deck?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Nine pages, about the history of the deck. The routine is taught in the download.
  • Matthew asks: Does the book contain details on how to perform the tricks or just background history? And what are the books dimensions (it looks kinda mini in the pic above)? PS Luke is back. Yay!

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It's 13x10.5cm, and contains the history of each effect and any necessary credits. The routines are taught, in detail, on the 4+ hour download you also get.
  • Ulises asks: How much overlap is there between Luke's performance in Expert at the Card Table II and this download? It appears that the last trick he teaches on the ECT II download is also on YOLTY. Any other?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: 90% unpublished material, 10% improvements on previously published material according to the man himself!
  • Micah asks: How many of these effects are impromptu?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: There's a good mix of items that are impromptu or use a light setup.
  • Paul asks: In the Introduction Luke says a pdf download on card marking will be available. Is this available now?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: This will be included shortly! Sorry for the delay :)
  • Joe asks: Is there plenty for a beginner?

    • 1. Scott answers: I don't think running cull and prefect faro is for beginners
    • 2. Jim answers: I would not recommend this for a beginner.
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  • Justin asks: In the download Luke talks about a pdf download I didn't see it when I bought it

    • 1. Jim answers: It will be added soon.
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  • Dave asks: So what do you do when the unique code doesn't work?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Please email our Support Wizards at wizards@vanishingincmagic.com
  • Patrick asks: What deck of cards did Luke use to draw his fortune telling deck on? I like the untypical borderless backdesign (doesn’t look like typical playing cards) and the small pips (more room to draw). TIA

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Look just uses any deck and adds drawings to the face himself
  • Patrick asks: Thank you, I understood that :-I . Let me specify: What was the actual deck, that Luke (Look?) used in the actual videodownload to draw upon? I like the specific design and can't find it. Maybe anyone can provide a brand name or such. Thank you.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: I'm afraid we're unsure of the exact back design that was used.
  • Andy asks: Is there an ETA on when the PDF file will be made available?

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