The Blaze (yes, Glenn Beck’s site) has a rather amusing article about John Edwards, the “psychic” fraud who makes huge amounts of money preying on the credulous and the desperate. And he tells the fanciful story of how he came to discover his “psychic” abilities and learn of “highly-evolved beings” that were all around us.
He recalls the psychic inevitably coming to family home and as each person went in to meet with her, he said they came out “blown away” by her abilities. Intensely skeptical, his family encouraged him to go in and speak with the woman; he reluctantly complied. And what happened next, he says, changed his life.
“I went up with attitude. She took my high school ring she did something called psychometry (psychic reading based on objects) and she looked down — she never looked at me,” he recalled. “And then she launched into how I had these ‘highly-evolved beings’ in white and gold, that were all around me [and] ready to work with me.”
He claims he was quite skeptical of this but eventually had to give in to the overwhelming evidence that she was right. But then it turned out to be a curse:
While he eventually took the dive, the path, Edward claims, wasn’t always easy — and the gift came along with some profound challenges.
“I almost had a nervous breakdown at the age of 16, because I saw my uncle’s death — and in 1987 I tried to stop [it] from happening,” he claims, however his uncle ended up dying at age 52 of a heart attack anyway.
To add insult to injury, his mother died of cancer one year later — an event that he did not see coming. While some assume that people like Edward can see any and everything, this experience was a lesson both for him and for the world at large that omniscience doesn’t come along with the territory.
“What it taught me is — it’s not about what you can do, but it’s about learning and understanding the subject matter and the process … it’s bigger than you, the work, the world,” he said, calling it a humbling experience.
Such a noble sentiment, isn’t it? This is starting to sound like an episode of Behind the Music: “But fame had its dark side…”
As for those “highly-evolved beings” that the psychic told Edward about when he was a teen? He described these spirits as being like an “energetic mafia.” And he also said that they are “no nonsense.” Edward recalled complaining about his powers to a friend in his younger years.
After saying that he simply wanted to be normal, he recalls allegedly losing his abilities; these “highly-evolved beings” took him at his word and revoked it, Edward claims. He asked for it back and it was returned and the psychic said he never complained again about his abilities, noting that the lesson taught him that you really don’t know what you have until it’s gone.
In an effort to understand what these being are, TheBlaze asked if they are comparable to the concept of “angels.”
“I have a hard time using that term angels in that realm. I don’t feel comfortable doing that,” he said. “One of them is an American Indian.”
Certainly, this may seem odd to some, but for Edward, interacting with these beings is apparently a daily reality.
Just like a lot of young kids who have imaginary friends. Most people grow out of that, of course — but not those who discover that there is a seemingly endless supply of people who will make him rich as a result. You know, like Glenn Beck, the guy who owns the site this article appears on.