As he faces a Columbus theater full of people, John Edward hopes to provide comfort for a few troubled souls.
“Life and love are eternal,” the psychic medium said. “To help somebody in their healing process, giving them the tools of understanding — that would be my hope for anybody sitting in front of me.”
Onstage before a crowd, Edward works to bond with individual audience members. He discusses his theories on spiritual energy and how he gets his information, tries to connect audience members with the souls of lost relatives and answers questions from the audience.
“It’s basically psychic improv,” he said.
Edward finds the process easier than performing a one-on-one session.
And during personal readings, the pressure is on, Edward said.
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This is an astounding piece. It basically shows Edward does not do anything paranormal but is using observations and basic psychological ploys to make people think they are coping with death.
During a one-on-one session the client is much more likely to call you on your misses than in a public setting with many people, where there’s always a chance that if you just spew out a generic statement about a personailty trait, people will willingly give you the answer.
“Psychic improv”? That sounds almost like he’s kinda sorta, but not really, admitting to cold reading. Well well well, Mr. Edward. We knew that all along.