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Topic: The Notebooks Volume 1 - Mystical Readings
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Nov 3, 2011 03:56AM)
Does anyone have this? Just wondering what you thought about it.

It is writted by Luke Jermay.

Ray
Message: Posted by: kannon (Nov 3, 2011 02:06PM)
I've read some of the work in it ... the pieces I have are very good and also it represents a different style of thinking and performance than you'd have seen in his work in the past.
Message: Posted by: rickhypno (Nov 4, 2011 04:11PM)
Based in the reputation that Luke has, surely is great material. Glad also that other person handle his publications, he is definitely not a good seller.
Message: Posted by: Stephen Young (Nov 4, 2011 05:33PM)
Well worth reading.

I'm quite partial to Luke's writings so that may colour my opinion, but it's not an expensive book.

I'll be watching two lectures by Mr Jermay next weekend.

Steve
Message: Posted by: Crossroads Mystic (Nov 7, 2011 10:30PM)
How long has this been out?
~Gavin
Message: Posted by: Jerskin (Nov 9, 2011 07:43PM)
Any in-depth review?
Message: Posted by: seadog93 (Nov 12, 2011 12:12PM)
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On 2011-11-09 20:43, Jerskin wrote:
Any in-depth review?
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any?

£1000.00 Palmistry Demonstration, The Mind Museum and Clearing Negative Energy look pretty interesting.

The readers alphabet is pretty interesting sounding too, but I wonder how much different could it be. I think I have something like 5-7 books on this.
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 21, 2011 08:05AM)
Do any of these effects use DR?
Message: Posted by: DrTodd (Dec 21, 2011 10:51AM)
The Mind Museum is wonderful....
Message: Posted by: voh002 (Dec 21, 2011 11:52AM)
Where is it possible to buy this book? I have seached on Google, but can´t find any information.
Message: Posted by: kannon (Dec 21, 2011 12:03PM)
http://www.lebanoncircle.co.uk/Luke%20Jermay%20Vol1.html
Message: Posted by: voh002 (Dec 21, 2011 12:46PM)
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On 2011-12-21 13:03, kannon wrote:
http://www.lebanoncircle.co.uk/Luke%20Jermay%20Vol1.html
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Thank you :)
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 22, 2011 09:27AM)
Im tempted but want to be certain these effects can be performed in intimate settings, where folks can talk amongst each other afterwards and not reveal possible methods

Would love a review
Message: Posted by: kannon (Dec 22, 2011 10:09AM)
Yes, I'm not aware of 100% of the contents but a lot of it is ideal for intimate settings - very little of Luke's material is DR.

It is HEAVILY focused on readings and presentations and frameworks for giving readings.

Mind Musuem - I love and have adapted instantly - It's Luke's presentation on an Enrique Enriquez idea

Clearing - Similar to Neal's Pendulum clearing

Marked Personality - Haven't used, probably won't, but a it's way to get ahead with a tiny piece of information and turn a cold into a hot reading using cards. It was first seen in the booklet that accompanied E.I

It 'probably' has a nice routine with a spirit bell in there too ... not sure though.

Reader's Alphabet is great and gave me a lot of help and thought into the framework and direction of readings .. although in the same vein as the systematic seer and A-Z it is (to use a now stock phrase) "Worth the price alone for readers and budding readers"
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 22, 2011 11:34AM)
Thanks for the extra detail. This looks like my next purchase.
Message: Posted by: Jerome Finley (Dec 22, 2011 10:34PM)
Luke teaches several incredibly powerful concepts, techniques and approaches to public and private readings in this manuscript.

It's a joy to see how far Luke has come with his readings over the years and what he has to say and teach and share in his "Mystical Readings" reflects his own growth and evolution perfectly while still maintaining that classical (super-clever and brutally effective!) "Jermay" feel and intense focus on suggestion, psychology, verbal manipulation and truly connecting with an audience member or participant.

Of note, his "Mind Museum" is absolutely stunning and as was suggested, is easily worth the cost of this manuscript several, SEVERAL times over.

I say this as someone admittedly biased and who had access to this piece of work well before its publication. I loved it so much that I adopted (and adapted) it immediately and it has since become a permanent part of my tool kit (thank you, Luke!). Besides it being an extraordinary tool for readings, life coaching and intuitive counseling LJ's "Mind Museum" also plays a huge part in what has become the most effective, impressive and helpful "automatic writing" demonstration that I've ever used or seen published.

This is a very nice piece of work as it stands, and the inclusion of Luke's "Mind Museum" simply takes it over the top at this price. It would easily be "worth it" for that one tool alone. All the other great material is just a huge bonus. :)

J.
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 23, 2011 09:57AM)
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On 2011-12-22 11:09, kannon wrote:
Mind Musuem - I love and have adapted instantly - It's Luke's presentation on an Enrique Enriquez idea
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I'm obviously biased here. Anytime Enrique Enriquez is referenced, my ears perk up

Posted: Dec 23, 2011 2:26pm
Just placed my order
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Dec 23, 2011 03:54PM)
I'd like to order too, but I cannot get over his categorization of “all” readers (even performers doing it for entertainment) as being "scumbags, thieves and liars" that he publicly pronounced last year on his EI release (not to mention the very poor readings skills he exhibited).

Has he learned how to actually do a reading over the past year?

Has he done a 180 in his attitude?
I would like to think he has grown and learned to accept people who believe differently than he, without the insults and threats of violence he has exhibited.

Will someone who has purchased this, and does readings, post his/her comments?

Tony
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Dec 23, 2011 04:40PM)
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On 2011-12-23 16:54, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
I'd like to order too, but I cannot get over his categorization of “all” readers (even performers doing it for entertainment) as being "scumbags, thieves and liars" that he publicly pronounced last year on his EI release (not to mention the very poor readings skills he exhibited).

Has he learned how to actually do a reading over the past year?

Has he done a 180 in his attitude?
I would like to think he has grown and learned to accept people who believe differently than he, without the insults and threats of violence he has exhibited.

Will someone who has purchased this, and does readings, post his/her comments?

Tony
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I have to agree with Tony. Even though I started this thread, I still find it hard to think of Luke as a reader.

Best
Ray
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 23, 2011 10:28PM)
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On 2011-12-23 16:54, Tony Iacoviello wrote:
I'd like to order too, but I cannot get over his categorization of “all” readers (even performers doing it for entertainment) as being "scumbags, thieves and liars" that he publicly pronounced last year on his EI release
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Wow... I didn't know this.
Message: Posted by: Jacob Smith (Dec 23, 2011 11:15PM)
Luke is like a Jim Morrison in mentalism, you can't get over that he is genius but he is still a highly controversial character...would love a copy of this product regardless.

Happy Holidays,
-Jake
Message: Posted by: John C (Dec 24, 2011 09:41AM)
You can save some pounds here. I will bite the bullet and get this for my wife's Xmas present. If she doesn't want it heck then I might as well read it!


http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/from-the-notebooks-pdf/18761487#detailsSection
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Dec 24, 2011 11:16AM)
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On 2011-12-24 10:41, johncesta wrote:
You can save some pounds here. I will bite the bullet and get this for my wife's Xmas present. If she doesn't want it heck then I might as well read it!

http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/from-the-notebooks-pdf/18761487#detailsSection
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:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

I should try this and buy my wife some cool mentalism stuff! :rotf:

Ray
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 24, 2011 12:17PM)
I started reading through it and will post more once I am done digesting. For now though, I am wondering if Luke has read or is familiar with Enrique's "Invisible Readings". Some of the material is eerily familiar
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Dec 24, 2011 02:30PM)
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On 2011-12-24 10:41, johncesta wrote:
You can save some pounds here. I will bite the bullet and get this for my wife's Xmas present. If she doesn't want it heck then I might as well read it!

http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/from-the-notebooks-pdf/18761487#detailsSection
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John, heads up. The Lulu version used Adobe DigitalEditions so it is using ADRM and can only be read or downloaded on PCs using that software. It cannot be read on a Kindle or IPad.

Tony
Message: Posted by: John C (Dec 24, 2011 03:23PM)
Adobew

Posted: Dec 24, 2011 6:23pm
I don't know what I said above but perhaps it's my newest mentalism effect.
Tony you can get the adobe stuff to share downloads between your tablets etc but it's not worth the effort if there are other options.
Message: Posted by: JohnWells (Dec 25, 2011 04:01PM)
I've ordered it. I hope I don't regret it.
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 25, 2011 04:57PM)
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On 2011-12-25 17:01, JohnWells wrote:
I've ordered it. I hope I don't regret it.
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Definitely nothing to regret. Having read though it a couple of times I have found much to inspire and stimulate my imagination. I particularly like his use of the pendulum and more specifically, his wording.

I also found the routine called Marked Personality to be an excellent use of regular playing cards as an oracle. There's a strong kicker ending to this routine, as well.

Mind Museum is good. I love the first part with the automatic writing demonstration. This is something I will use and because it's a flexible idea, I can adapt it to my own style. As for the rest of Mind Museum, Im not quite sure I understand it, nor can I ever see myself getting THAT intimate with a spectator.

Regardless of his opinion of genuine readers, I can appreciate his approach to divination from the point of view of an entertainer. He seem to have no issue combining age old mind reading techniques with his oracle readings. Whether this is appropriate or not is a subject for another thread, but I can imagine strong reactions with this approach
Message: Posted by: Jacob Smith (Dec 25, 2011 09:18PM)
Awesome review, sounds like Mr. Jermay has another winner here. Thanks for the lulu link, ill order a copy when I get my check tomorrow and also post up a nice little review!

-Jake
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Dec 26, 2011 09:47AM)
Yes, very good material and food for thought. Bare in mind the text is riddled with typos and incomplete sentences. This doesn't bother me. The instruction is clearly understood, although occasionally you will need to read a line over a couple of times.

I typically perform in venues with dozens, if not hundreds of guests. I would love to know the close-up venues Luke performs in I'm wondering how he manages his time when covering a crowd of people at an event He states that his palmistry routine was crafted for the strolling performer, yet this sequence can easily last five to six minutes and should really be presented one on one.

Very useful information though. I will use these ideas in more intimate settings, or perhaps for the organizers of the event during an offbeat moment.

Posted: Dec 26, 2011 10:04pm
The Instant Oracle is another idea I really like. It's basically a low tech spirit bell with a great presentation around fortune telling and pendulums. The thinking here is quite good. What starts out as a little game on par with horoscopes and fortune cookies, ends with a genuine paranormal mystery.

One thing worth mentioning, there's a reference to a list of "fortunes" which should have been included in the PDF. I couldn't find them so I assume they were left out. I came up with a different solution so if you're interested, just PM me with the name of the author Luke references in the first paragraph of "The Instant Oracle" and I'll share the idea with you
Message: Posted by: JohnWells (Dec 26, 2011 09:04PM)
This was pretty good. A few things I will definitely make use of. I would not call Luke a reader, nor would he so name himself, in the sense of a private consultant, but there are some very nice ideas. The rate of exchange took the price out of "great value for the money" range, but that's not anyone's fault but mine for being in the US, and it's an adequate value for just under $50. I've paid that much for crap (something about Edgar CAyce and a mirror-I forget), and this is not crap. Recommended.
Message: Posted by: JohnWells (Jan 1, 2012 03:08PM)
I've been using a couple of ideas from this in a few of my private readings, and it's growing on me. I'll be doing a little more roadtesting in a fair week after next, and we'll see how it goes.
Message: Posted by: JohnWells (Jan 11, 2012 04:08AM)
Before I get quite ticked off, did Luke credit The Alphabet of the Human Heart (kerr and Johnstone) for all of his reader's alphabet cues save one, and I just missed it?
Message: Posted by: JohnWells (Jan 11, 2012 04:14AM)
Apparently not. Here's a link. Even some of the memory cues are identical. Unless Luke also publishes under the name of one of the two authors, I can't get past the notion that this is wholesale plagiarism.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-1346259/Alphabet-Human-Heart-How-feel-happier.html
Message: Posted by: dmoses (Jan 11, 2012 09:40PM)
Ironically, I think the Reader's Alphabet was the weakest part of the eBook.

d
Message: Posted by: JohnWells (Jan 12, 2012 02:43AM)
I';ve been using it, and it's effective. The KEN system has been my go-to oracle for years, and this is an extra layer. It may be my background in academia, but plagiarism ****es me off. The material is available free on the net. At the very least he could have acknowkledged where it came from rather than claiming it as his. His use of it is original; he loses nothing by noting his sources, and has lost a great deal of my respect for him as an author.
Message: Posted by: dmoses (Jan 12, 2012 09:40AM)
Absolutely. In fact, I think that people tend to be more impressed when an author thoroughly credits his/her work.
I'm glad you're having success with the system though.