John Edward

Quick Look at John Edward

  • Who: John Edward McGee, Jr. (born October 19, 1969) — better known as John Edward — is an American psychic medium. He is best known for his TV shows Crossing Over with John Edward and John Edward Cross Country.
  • What: Gained popularity after publishing his first book, One Last Time: A Psychic Medium Speaks to Those We Have Loved and Lost, and a subsequent appearance on Larry King Live.
  • Claims: Says that deceased people — generally friends and relatives of audience members — communicate with him from “the other side.”
  • Controversy: Critics claim Edward uses techniques known as ‘hot reading’ (forehand knowledge), ‘cold reading’ (making high-probability guesses from observing and analyzing a person’s body language, gender, style of dress, manner of speaking, etcetera), and ‘warm reading’ (utilizing known principles of psychology that apply to nearly everyone, in combination with the judicious use of statements that seem personal, yet apply to many people). [1]



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  1. Regarding these techniques see the Wikipedia entry on cold reading
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