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I'm very interested in getting into some of Luke Jermay's material, but I'm worried that the majority of his effects and methods require the use of stooges or confederates. Is this an accurate assessment? If his material is "stooge-less" (is that even a word? Smile), which books of his do you recommend as a starter? What about his book "Building Blocks?" Or maybe you would recommend other authors instead. Besides books, any recommendations for DVDs that explore Jermay-style mentalism would also be appreciated.

Thanks for any and all assistance!
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If you've got to ask, maybe it's not for you.

And he's only got one DVD. Simplifies the whole decision process.
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Hoodrat, listen to James' suggestion. He knows what he's talking about! Smile

Luke is probably using stooges because, we all know, people cannot be hypnotized... hypnotized... hypnotized... hypnotized... hypnotized... hypnotized... hypnotized... Smile

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Luke's new book is probably best as the methods are surefire, rather than suggestion. Please note I said suggestion rather than STOOGE/ Lots of people seem to confuse these words when talking about Luke's work.

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[quote]On 2004-10-17 14:37, procyonrising wrote:
If you've got to ask, maybe it's not for you.
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That was really helpful. You actually wasted seven seconds of your day writing that? Gee, thanks.

I hope you were joking.
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Get his new book first. Read it, work with it, then decide if you want to go onto some of his more advanced stuff like Building Blocks.
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His new book first, definitely, then Building Blocks.
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Is his new book available yet?
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Seriously now, I agree with Richard here...

First buy his last book, then Building Blocks and, finally, 7 Deceptions (which I still find pretty good, btw).

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Get the DVD instead of 7 Deceptions. You will learn much easier.
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[quote]On 2004-10-17 16:12, hoodrat wrote:
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On 2004-10-17 14:37, procyonrising wrote:
If you've got to ask, maybe it's not for you.
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That was really helpful. You actually wasted seven seconds of your day writing that? Gee, thanks.

I hope you were joking.


You're welcome. After reading your post, I thought it was totally worth it.
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Thanks for the advice, everyone! Based on what everyone said here, I think I'll check out his newest book first followed by "Building Blocks" and then "7 Deceptions." Just wanted to get some professional input on which item of his to tackle first. Thanks again for the information!
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Questions is........ everyone ever use it in your act?
dont think so
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The beauty of using suggestive techniques is using them with your original solid effects.

If you already do metal bending then why not have a go at using some of Lukes techniques to make them really feel it bending, or have it grow hotter in their hand - If you don't pull it off , so what - you've still got the same effect you were doing anyhow.

With a bit of imagination some suggestive work can turn most routines into real head-f***s
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On 2004-10-18 04:07, PaulEverson wrote:
The beauty of using suggestive techniques is using them with your original solid effects.

If you already do metal bending then why not have a go at using some of Lukes techniques to make them really feel it bending, or have it grow hotter in their hand - If you don't pull it off , so what - you've still got the same effect you were doing anyhow.

With a bit of imagination some suggestive work can turn most routines into real head-f***s


seconded - I do a coin bend and 80% of the time they feel it bending/heating in their hand
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On 2004-10-18 01:05, mindgames wrote:
Questions is........ everyone ever use it in your act?
dont think so


I am confused by your question. Are you asking if anyone uses suggestion in their act? I am assuming you meant it as a rhetorical question as you answered it yourself, but just to clarify, I use it and have success with it.

If you are talking about effects from the books, then I use adaptations of those effects and the principles behind them.

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Hello Gentlemen,

Can someone give a review of Lukes new book and a rough discription of the effects.. If there is already a thread on this point me in the right direction as I can't seem to find one.. Thanks in advance

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Has his new book have a name. It seems that everybody calls it "his new book".
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A friend of mine e-mailed Luke regarding his new book, and the following is the information Luke gave him. I have only included information about the effects, and not the ordering information which Luke gave. I suggest if you want the book, then e-mail Luke as it's only available from him (btw, the books called "The Coral Fang"):

The book features the following effects:

Touching on Hoy:

Which is in my opinion the best thing I have ever come
up with. Simple, direct and strong. Three people
think of different things. You then reveal what each
person is thinking of. No pre show work, no props, no
stooges, no kidding

The Dangerous Opener:

The performer influences a spectator to select the
safe bag for him to crush. He slams his hand down on
the selected bag revealing under the bag left, an
upturned razor sharp knife. A 100% safe version of
the modern day classic. No pre show work, no danger,
no stooging.

Pre - Show Scripting:

A powerful model to be used for pre show work. It
allows the performer to reveal much more during
performance with no extra effort.


The Psychic VS Psychological Performance

An essay that features a model of scripting to allow
the performer to involve all types of audiences in his
performances. This scripting allows the performer to
appeal to both the sceptical members of the audience
and the true believes without offending either party.
It also means the mentalist has the potential to work
within both market places.

Blowing Bubbles:

The performer reads the mind of a spectator who is
visibly seen to react the moment the thought leaves
their mind. They also confirm the fact that they felt
you reach into their mind and remove that very
thought.

Phone Prediction:

A novel and entertaining prediction effect with a very
different climax. We will let you discover this one
for yourself!

PK Lip Stick

A stunning twist on the modern day classic. Bridging
the world of the unreal and the magickal.

Blindfold Sequence.

A member of your audience is blindfolded while another
focuses on a number they think of. Amazingly and with
no pre show work or stooging the blindfolded spectator
accurately reveals the number focused upon. This
could be used as much more than numbers.
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Luke hasn't posted anything about his new book on this site, yet. And I have no idea if he will.

I think there might be a reason why he hasnt, maybe because he is self puplishing the book to keep it out of reach of the 'simply curious'.
So if he were to suddenly get loads of orders from all over engand and the U.S. it woud be quite a work load.

Just thought Id say.

Alex
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