How does he do it?
How often have you wondered how John Edward is able to communicate with loved ones who have "crossed over"? Well, it's actually easier than John Edward would like to let on.
Contrary to his show, Crossing Over, boasting that John Edward has had a "psychic" ability since an early age, what he actually does is called "cold reading."
A cold reading is the "sleight of tongue" procedure that fast-talking artists or so-called "Readers" use (as opposed to a "warm reading", where the Reader has actually acquired information about the subject beforehand).
Cold reading has many methods whereby the Reader can get out of a blatantly wrong guess with extreme speed. So fast that, unless you listen very carefully or are able to review a transcript of what was actually said during the reading, few would ever notice.
Cold reading is used by such other "psychics" or "sensitives" as Sylvia Browne and James Van Praagh (John, Sylvia and James being the three most popular Cold Readers at the moment). All of whom claim to communicate with loved ones who have crossed over.
A sample of a cold reading can be found below, together with explanations along the way so that you can see how people are duped into believing the Reader has some form of psychic ability. ...read more