Let me begin by saying that I usually hate reviews that are somewhere along the lines of "Don't get
this, it's that good that only I want to have it" because I don't think they offer anything valuable
to the reader.
Having said that, there is really not much I can say about this project. I am a
huge Luke Jermay fan and I own most of the things he has published. I ordered my DVD set through
another site because it was first released there and I didn't want to wait. I thought that I would
already own a big part of the material since I have so many things from Luke Jermay but I didn't
mind. I knew that I had to have this.
I have to say that after watching all 4 discs I was blown
away. The wisdom Luke offers through this project is unparalleled. There was new material that I
hadn't seen before. The routines are amazing, well constructed, practical and fooling as hell!
was fooled badly by some of them and the reason some others didn't fool me was only because I have
seen them before in other projects Luke has released. However, there is no repetition without a good
reason here. There is a lot of extra work and thought that has gone into those routines and they
have become even better.
If you are not sure whether to get this or not, maybe you are not ready
for it. If you need to read a review first before you get it then maybe you shouldn't buy it. If you
are familiar with Luke Jermay's work then you should have already ordered it.
P.S.: Here's a
piece of advice. Buy everything this man releases! No kidding...
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I attended Luke Jermay's lecture recently and after his lecture I decided to buy all the products he
was selling and this DVD was one of them. It was one of the best purchases I have done in a while,
all the material here are worked and solid. This is real world material that can generate emotional
reaction. Many of the routines stood out, for example "Connected" is a killer living and dead style
routine, this is the trick that can make you look like a real psychic. His Tossed out deck was great
and his new addition to touching on hoy will change the Q&A game forever. There are also a series
of close up material on the DVD. This DVD is a great resource on Q&A, Luke tipped everything on this
DVD about billetless Q&A. I was so happy with this portion on the DVD and later I found even more
sources about Q&A on the 4th DVD.
What is great about this DVD is that the knowledge that Luke
Jermay is offering here is endless. From tricks and methods to character development, to performance
skills to giving powerful readings and Q&A , you can find everything here. Best Mentalism product I
have seen in a while, great job Luke and Vanishing INC!!
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Having intensely studied the masters of mentalism for two years now, there are very few occasions
where I can't work out how an effect was done, or at least come up with several ways it could be
done using classic principles. Jermay's Mind fooled me on multiple occasions. How nice to have
that sense of wonder and astonishment again! The fascinating thing is, all of the methods Jermay
uses and teaches are indeed classic methods, but with new twists or combining multiple methods to
create several layers of deception. Very, very clever and deceptive thinking here. Quite enjoyable
set of DVDs to watch and learn from. Highly recommended.
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I can't say enough good things about this product - it's everything you'd expect and more. In fact
add one more item to your shopping cart - add the ESP Origins Deck Only (Black) by Marchand de Trucs
- you'll need it for one of the tricks.
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Effects and Performance: 9/10
Watching Jermay perform and to comprehend his control of the
audience are phenomenal
Practicality and Additional investment: 8/10
There are quite a
few extra things you'll need if you want to perform all of these, it's quite worth it but it will
take some time. In regards to practicality this is mostly for more formal mentalism shows, but I've
found several ways to adapt it to casual settings.
Concepts and Methods: 10/10
is probably the best you can get (doesn't come with the gimmicks however). The TOH is a beautiful
concept that I personally don't enjoy, but Jermay goes very in depth about it in multiple routines
so I'm sure it will work for a lot of mentalists. The other routines are all very well thought out
and are direct and beautiful.
Teaching and Lectures: 9/10
Jermay takes you through
every nook and cranny of his mind process throughout a routine, and does a brilliant discussion of
his readings and QnA routine. Even the interview at the very end provides exceptional insight to the
world of mentalism
Production and Quality: 8/10
Besides some annoying background music
and sometimes quiet audio, the rest was really nice.
ranks up there with some of the classic DVD sets of certain artists. If you have the money and
haven't seen much of Jermay's work, you will not be disappointed.
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This is a complete set to develop your own show! This is just great! Highly recommended!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE GET IT RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
I was never aware of his name before purchasing this
dvd but now i would say this is it
no flaws best and real mentalism right there!
single trick is well created and explained and nothing has been kept away from you
required but there are few tricks which really goes well even without props
For the price of some "headline" tricks, you get Luke Jermay sitting face to face with you, giving
out his best stuff. Listen to these instructions, presentations and lectures over and over.
There is nothing wasted and Luke's years of performing will give you secrets and tips that only
seasoned performers can truly appreciate.
I have constructed the tossed out deck.
Fantastic opener for almost any show.
Well worth the investment. Jermay teaches powerful routines that work in the real world. Very direct
effects - and he teaches you how to elevate "tricks" into miracles.
I was hesitant to spend the
$$ - but I learned so much.
I'm a full time pro - been doing magic for over 30 years and I
learned so much.
This is the best mentalism dvd ever made and Jermay is definitely the best mentalist of the world
nowdays. Don't need to say anything more. It's a complete fantastic show where every routine is
amazing and explain in alla details..Great trikcs, great script, great tips and many other tricks
and subtle are explain all over the 4 dvd's. A masterpiece. Best buy ever!!!!!