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.