View Full Version : JEFRIENDS.org listed in Austrailian Reader's Digest?
Gaylene, from Adelaide, AUS, just signed the JEFriends guestbook:
this site was recommended to us in our Australian Reader's Digest. I watch the show down under, and love it. <snip>
Do any of our Aussie Friends have a copy of this, or can you get your hands on one? If so, I would gladly pay for the magazine, postage and your trouble.
I wonder if the Reader's Digest in Aus is connected with the US Reader's Digest?
03-26-2003, 09:27 AM
You're in international print.
03-26-2003, 09:58 AM
Wow Pam how cool is that!!! If you get your hands on it please post it :)
Congratulations! I see you're "enlarging your territory" yet again! :D
Crikey! Is this cool or what?! :P
Pam, in your wildest dreams, did you ever expect to be known by thousands of people internationally? :jumper: That is just so great!
Love, Gail :)
03-26-2003, 07:04 PM
That is THE COOLEST!! :jumper: :jumper:
03-26-2003, 07:17 PM
:D Now the rest of the world can find out just how awesome you really are.
03-28-2003, 05:35 AM
I'm off to the shops tomowrrow so I'll get a copy and tell you all about it.
Good on 'us, ;eh? :lwink:
Thank you everyone! Gail and Paula, thank you, but it's not about me, the good thing is that the site helps to beacon the message of hope and comfort itself, and links back to JE's site. So I'm very happy about that :)
Jude - just pray with me, that God's hand is ever with me, okay? :)
And Frosty, you're a dear :love: let me know how much it costs, so I can reimburse you.
03-28-2003, 08:13 AM
:cuser: Congratulations Pam - you deserve all the credit you can get, and recognition for putting your heart and soul into this website!
03-29-2003, 02:49 AM
OK I've just got back from the supermarket with the magazine. I've skimmed the article and I'm very impressed. It's written by a man named George Epamimondas (never heard of him) and in my opinion is very balanced. Apparantly he interviewed John in New York several weeks before his trip to Australia and attended at least two of the shows here.
Titled "He's Out of This World" it starts:
"It's a balmy evening in Melbourne in late January 2003 and social worker Loredana Elmowy is filing into Rod Laver Arena with the urgency of one hoping to make contact with the other side. She is not alone. More than 8 000 people have come to witness the renowned psychic and medium John Edward channel other worldly spirits and lives from beyond the grave."
Throughout the article the writer describes John's shows, mentioning a few readings but not in detail. He talks about John's life and quotes all the usual quotes from John. He also mentions and quotes our friend James Randi but balances this with:
"Deepak Chopra and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross have acknowledged the value of his work..."
He goes on with the usual about how much money John is making which seemed to be a theme of the journalists that wrote about his tour.
He does not give his opinion of John's work but does say:
"If Edward is a fraud, as many claim, and his special visions are all an elaborate hoax, then he has certainly fooled a lot of people. On the flip side, if he can provide closure for someone mourning a loved one's death, is that so bad?"
And now for the bit you've all been waiting for...
"But there does appear to be a cult of personality swirling around him. The website johnedwardfriends.org, for instance, boasts a discussion group of more than 4 600 members."
Pam I wouldn't think of asking to be reimbursed. Not only do I get to read this great article, but Reader's Digest, as you all know is a great mag and I'm looking forward to increasing my word power and Laughter is the Best Medecine. By the way, the article after John's is entilted "My Leap of Faith" Her mother's story of survival and the afterlife passed dwon to Rachelle Unreich.
So it looks like it's time for a soak in the bath and a good read.
Pam I was going to PM you and then I remembered that PM has been turned off. I bought an extra copy if you would like it. I'm not sure if you have my email addy but if you don't just give me a hoy.
frosty, thank you so much for sharing about the article. I've never been called someone who was in a "cult of personality" before, but if that means I get the higher message then I'm glad to be there ;) I'm not worried about the possible negative connotation of that phrase, because after all, the person who signed the guestbook is a supporter of John's.
I'll give you a hoy and then some, mate ;) Thank you!
03-29-2003, 07:44 AM
Very kewl indeed....
Thanks for giving us the gist of that article, frosty! And Pam, again, a big :thumbsup: to you!
03-31-2003, 10:13 AM
Yeah, the "cult of personality" thing is a little odd-sounding, but it's still all preeeety cool!
03-31-2003, 05:41 PM
Way to go Pam!
"Cult of Personality"--I sort of like it! Maybe I'll use that to explain the whole JE thing to people who just don't want to "get it" anyway....:bulb:
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