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10-28-2003, 07:56 AM
HI last seminar I went to people took pictures when he came out?? I really want to take my digital camera ?? I think im gonna risk not getting a reading just to get some pics---what do you think? thanks
surferet, what I think is that the rule is you're not supposed to take pictures. :hmm: The staff is very clear on that. There will always be people who break the rules.
The last seminar I attended actually turned people away at the door if they had a camera. They were told that if they were carrying a camera, they needed to return it to their car. That is highly unusual, as many people only want to take pictures of friends in attendance, before the seminar; I'm sure it was a venue thing.
But if JE has asked that we NOT take pictures (of him or during the seminar), why do it? :confused:
10-28-2003, 08:00 AM
Probably not a good idea. When we went into the seminar this past Sunday, they wouldn't even let cameras in the door. I think you may get some nasty looks if you snap a picture and interrupt the process. If they allow cameras then by all means bring it in but don't click while he's doing a reading!!
AND MOST OF ALL....DONT FORGET TO POST THEM! :devil:
10-28-2003, 08:10 AM
What about the workshop? Do you think he'll let us take some pictures there??
I can understand the desire to memorialize your experience in a picture. But I believe the experience is not felt in the eyes, it's to be felt in your heart - a place that a picture can't touch as deeply.
Jude is right, if Mr. Edward is the one who is requesting that you don't take any pictures of him during the seminar, then how could you justify taking pictures anyway? The man puts out so much of himself in so many ways, it seems the least we can do is honor this tiny request of his.
10-28-2003, 02:45 PM
i think the picture thing has to do with the venue because in CT they wouldnt let you in with them but yet when i attended the seminar in chicago, it never said you couldnt and i remember at the end people were takin pictures left and right all you saw were the flashes. also at the freehold book signing cameras were allowed which i was able to get some pictures, one with him and me!! i was so excited. but yeah i really think it has to do with the venue. good question, are the cameras allowed for the workshop and does anyone know if we will get to talk to john personally at all?
10-28-2003, 04:32 PM
It would be great if we could meet him - I'll probably never get the chance again. John has promised to come to the UK, but due to his busy schedule that'll take ages!!!
It's not the venue, it's a JE thing. I can get official verification from Carol if I have to.
If they didn't mention it in Chicago, it was an over-sight.
Anyone who has to get up in front of a large crowd of people, and either lecture, sing, act, perform, or in John's case, connect with spirit, has to concencrate, and the flashes are a huge distraction.
It's a matter of courtesy and respect for the person leading the seminar. John has discussed this early in his career at the beginning of seminars, regarding cameras (flash or non-flash), cell phones, beepers, etc, and the disruption of energy, be it spirit or be it his own.
10-28-2003, 05:39 PM
One of the reasons you wouldn't want to bring a camera or any battery operated device is because of the energy field it has as well. I've noticed that people who have this stuff with them don't get read and I think that has more to do with Spirit than with John. I just wouldn't want to risk it on the remote chance that I might get read.
10-28-2003, 07:21 PM
10-29-2003, 02:34 AM
I'll never get the chance to do this again - it's far too expensive when you add up the flights and everything.
NOBODY from my family will be there - nobody! I can't nudge anybody and say "look at me I'm in the same room as John!!".
I just wanted something to bring back home and say - "look - that's him - a picture taken when I spent in the day in the same room as him"
I wouldn't be so inconsiderate as to take the pictures as he was talking - I was thinking about after the event or maybe at lunch time.
We don't get the chance to go to The Gallery, he's never toured the UK and probably won't get to us in the near future. I wish I could afford to go to one of his seminars, too but I can't. The workshop is costing me a fortune and thats before I even got to buying my ticket (it's costing me a weeks wages too!!!)
I don't want to go on about the money, because the message is more important, but hope that you understand why I'd like a picture!!
If John doesn't want you to take pictures then that's how it has to be, but who took the pictures shown on the web?! (and I don't mean the posed ones............)
teresa, please don't think we're coming down on you. This is a good discussion, and I think it needs to be had, because I suspect many people feel the same way.
The message is, "it's not about John Edward, it's about the divine gift of spirit communication".
I think we all understand the motivation for wanting a picture of John, but I would encourage you to think past that motivation as less valuable and then elevate higher, John's wishes for not being photographed without his persmission.
Where did those other pictures on the web come from? From people who don't honor John's wishes, and who put their own need to capture John's picture for their eyes, before John's needs from his heart, not to be photographed. I'm sorry, and no offense to anyone in particular, but it seems quite selfish, and I personally feel that the people who value those pictures, don't understand the process of connection with spirit at all, and most of all, don't appreciate that John Edward is a real, live, down to earth person, who deserves to be respected and his simple wishes honored.
You don't truly need proof that you were in the same room with John Edward. A fading photograph of the man will never compare to your memories of the experience for years to come. Better to take good notes and then write about your experience afterwards for your own perusal later in the months and years to come. A photograph of John Edward, I'm sure John himself would agree, will never compare the imprint that the experience itself will leave on your heart.
Another question here -- I can't honestly say because I've never been there, but isn't the Workshop situation different than a seminar?
During most seminars, people can take pictures before and after with their friends, etc., but just not during the seminar, or pictures of John.
But what about the Workshop? Naturally, no pictures while JE is teaching, but what about during the "down" times? :shrug:
A few members are asking questions about the Workshop, so I thought I'd throw that out for discussion, as well.
10-29-2003, 08:19 AM
well, I was really thinking about lunch time or after the session. I'm sure all of us posting on this board respect John enough to hold off the picture taking when he is teaching etc.... that would be just plain rude!
teresa, I figured that's what you were wondering, and I don't have the answer, so that's why I'm asking, too!
Let me correct myself and say that not all pictures you see on the net are because of people who are not respecting John's wishes. I myself had my picture taken with him, but only because we asked his permission first and he obliged. Some of those pictures may be with John's permission, but I would assure you, not during a seminar.
Pictures during the workshop? No one here has a definitive answer. The only way to know, is to ask him at the time.
You can read Angelina's description of the last workshop from May of 2002 here. (http://www.johnedwardfriends.org/readingroom/readingroom-ade-1.shtml)
10-29-2003, 08:54 AM
Should John agree to a picture, and if I'm lucky enough to get one with him, I'll be asking one of you guys to take it for me! Don't forget I'm on my own!
10-29-2003, 09:17 AM
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