When it comes to the world of psychic phenomena, there are few as attuned as John Edward.
With his groundbreaking series Crossing Over With John Edward, the lauded psychic pioneered a genre and has since parlayed that success into a formidable three-decade career that has seen him become a giant in his field, having done readings for the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Kim Kardashian.
Now John is heading back Down Under, this November and he told Newcastle Live he couldn’t wait to connect with Australian audiences again.
“I just love coming down o Australia – it really is a great country,” John said.
“Also, I have found that Australian audiences some of the most open and appreciative toward what I do, so it’s always a pleasure to visit.”
John, who also has a number of New York Times bestsellers under his belt will be hitting the Civic Theatre in November, giving people the opportunity to ‘connect’ with deceased loved ones.
He said that while discovering his ‘gift’ at an early age, it is something that he constantly has to work at to perfect.
“It’s something that I’m always working on,’ he explained. “I am definitely 100 per cent sharper now than I was when I discovered I could do this. It’s constantly evolving and I’m always learning.”
After hitting the cultural stratosphere in 200 with Crossing Over – which was the first TV show devoted to psychic mediumship that was syndicated worldwide – John kept the success going with John Edward Country in 2006 which ran for three seasons.
In 2007, John launched a digital network to deliver real-time content internationally, culminating the creation of the online community, Evolve Members of Evolve have exclusive access to view John’s weekly web series, Evolve with John Edward, which features members readings, celebrity interviews and assorted metaphysical and lifestyle content.
He said that while he was aware that there was an audience for what he was doing in the early days, he was initially taken aback with how strongly his ‘gift’ resonated with the world.
“I was really shocked,” John said. “I can remember talking to a reporter from TV Guide who asked me how I felt about creating a genre.
“I certainly didn’t think of myself as a pioneer, but It is definitely nice to be thought of in those terms.”
There’s no denying that, throughout his career, John has attracted his fair share of critics and cynics and the New Yorker said he invited any and all naysayers to come and check out what he does for themselves and make up their own mind.
“I really do encourage cynics to come and have a look at what I do,” John said.
“And it’s not like an “I told you so” kind of thing either. And I’m not trying to convert anyone. For me, it’s about hopefully sending people on a journey of discovery. if I can get people thinking, then I’ve done my job.
Catch John Edward at the Civic Theatre on Wednesday 20 November. Get your tickets here.