This is my latest installment of "The Honest Liar" video commentaries:

In which I consider why villains like phony mediums still like what they see when they look in the mirror, thanks to the workings of cognitive dissonance. From psychic frauds to faith healers, talk-to-the-dead mediums, or even the filmaker Vikram Gandi who posed as an Indian fakir for him documentary film, “Kumare” (about which I also comment in greater depth here), with the help of cognitive dissonance, nobody looks in the mirror and ever sees a villain.

While I’m at it, if you missed my debut “Honest Liar” video, about homeopathy, it’s called “Money For Nothing”: