Originally posted by Netties Hermit
reply to post by Darkblade71
I hope that you don't mind questions interrupting your train-of-thought-timeline Darkblade.
I have a couple after reading your story, if you don't mind. If not, then please continue.
You mentioned the medium John Edwards. I wonder if you think he's legit or not?
I used to think so but there is so much opinion out there that he's just a cold-reader that I'm not so sure any more.
Also, in your opinion, what is the difference between a medium and channeled information? Generally I'm skeptical of channelled info - especially
when it comes in the form of prophecy. I've been mulling this over even since reading, participating and researching this thread by The Gut
Dalai Lama Consults Trance Channeled Entities!
I've been asking myself how a crossed entity has access to future events.
edit on 28/9/2012 by Netties Hermit because: (no reason given)
I don't mind questions at all, I welcome them. It is also how I work things out. I don't understand much of it myself so as I go over experiences
etc, it gives me a chance to examine them as well, although chances are I have examined something to death already before I put it out for people to
This is just my opinion on John Edward, and I base this on my own experience.
I was fascinated with his show when it was running. At the time, he was about the only US medium on tv, so it was all I had to watch, and real or not,
what he said when I had my epiphany was good enough for me.
That being said...
If he is like anyone else, which he is, there is NO WAY in my opinion he could continuously give readings one after another and be legit in the sense
of not making some things up or mixing signals from spirits. He might be a medium, but from what I have seen and experienced, you cannot get all of
that information over and over again and have it correct. Also something else that has always bothered me about John Edward is that he does not give
closure in my opinion, he reads and moves on, leaving people hanging so to speak. To me, that is just wrong. It reminds me of Dr Phill, who tries to
fix someone in half an hour. What I have understood mediumship to be is to close wounds that create harm that disrupts a persons life, they cannot
move on from a death and because of that fact, the spirit of someone else is often bound to them until they can get closure. The spirit wants them to
move on and remember them, but not in such a way as to damage their own lives, which happens a lot with people who cannot seem to break out of the
grieving cycle. Ultimately to me, that is what this ability is for. There are other aspects, but mainly it is to get closure between those who are
here and those whop are on the other side watching someone suffer because they cannot let go. John Edward, from what I saw on TV when I watched, does
not offer closure, only a fast glance, real or not, in my opinion, that is the wrong way to do it. I guess I would have to look at what would happen
to me in his shoes and what I understand Hollywood to be. I know for certain that Hollywood producers will take a psychic and turn what they are into
something MUCH bigger. That is the point of Hollywood, to make things so much more grand than it really is.
It is also the reason that James Van Praagh co produces everything he does for tv, to try to stop them from turning what is, into something that is
not. I cannot speak for John Edward, but my guess is that he fell for Hollywood's "delusion of grandeur" for lack of a better way to put it. Do I
think he is real? I think he is real as in is a psychic, but I know you cannot get it continuously like that and be completely accurate, in fact, that
kind of reading would mess you up in the long run I would think. Which I am guessing is kind of what happened to John Edward. I am sure he cold reads
too, as a good psychic will take in ALL information, including body language.
I don't think you can get specifics from body language though, only emotional states and reactions to things already said. I know from my own
experience, as I rely on the person who got the reading to tell me if I am correct or not,that body language is one of those keys that tells me if I
am correct or not. So in a sense, it IS a part of reading, however, a true cold reading would not result in verification from spirit, which is always
required in my book. I don't know how someone would get that in about 2 minutes like John Edward. Also, if it seems to good to be true than it most
likely is comes to mind as well.
I gotta run for a bit and get some work done, will come back later and add about channeling, as it is something I have only in the last few years