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Interview With John Edward

Aired October 2, 2003 - 21:00   ET


LARRY KING, HOST: Tonight, John Edward, TV's hottest psychic phenomenon. He says he knows what happens after life. Can he contact someone you love who's crossed over to the other side? John Edward is here for the hour. He takes your phone calls. He's next on LARRY KING LIVE.
He is the internationally known psychic medium, the host of the very successful syndicated series "Crossing Over With John Edwards," and his new book, "After Life: Answers From the Other Side" -- there you see its cover -- debuted at no. 4 on "The New York Times" best- seller list.

John Edward -- just a quick note -- asked me to write the foreword to this book. I don't know why, but he did, and he said, Write anything you want. I'll just read something quickly from the beginning of it. I said, "John Edward certainly is one of the most extraordinary people I've ever known or interviewed. He's appeared on my show many, many times, and to say the least, provides fascinating TV. I'm a pure agnostic. That is, I don't know if there's a God or not. I don't know if there are other universes or not. And I certainly don't know if there's some sort of life after death. I'll admit John often provides insights into the departed that are not explainable. I don't know if he's seeing or hearing from the departed or if he's tuning into the viewer's vision of the departed. I'm not even sure if there is such a thing as psychic phenomena. However, I cannot deny that John Edward often amazes me."

What are you tuning into?

JOHN EDWARD, WORKS AS PSYCHIC MEDIUM: I'm tuning to the frequencies and the energies of loved ones who have crossed -- family members, friends, people that have made a transition from the physical body to the other side -- some might call it heaven, how ever you want to define that -- and providing people, hopefully, with some type of closure or healing or validations to let them know that their loved ones are still with them.

KING: And "After Life" is billed as "Answers From the Other Side." The book takes us on the tour through Australia.

EDWARDS: It does. You know, it's funny because I want to be really clear. When I wrote the book, I was intentionally sitting down to answer all the top questions that are often asked of me around the world. You know, every city, it doesn't really matter which country I'm in, it's the same questions. People are people, and they want to know about their own experiences. And I thought, Well, this'll be a great place to do that. And that was my intention. And then I sat down and this book happened. And like anything else, I feel like everything happens for a reason. And for me, I felt like it was important to take people on my personal and professional journey. And it's an intertwining life lesson that's learned, and I hope that the answers from the other side, basically, that they're my answers that I've gleaned from doing this work.

KING: You started as a psychic, right?

EDWARDS: I started as a psychic, basically...

KING: In which you would tell people how they're going to do in life and what things you saw. What switched to this "Crossing Over"?

EDWARDS: My uncle died in 1987. I unfortunately -- I saw it happen before it happened, which was really, really hard because I was 16 years old and I thought, like, Well, I'm seeing this. I'm supposed to stop this. And I couldn't. It was something that was way out of my control. And I saw what death did -- because she was the first person to pass in my family in such a really long time. And I saw what death does to a family, and it was very emotional. Well, a year- and-a-half later, death came knocking on my door. And it was my mom who had passed. And I was devastated. And it was this work for me that kind of cast out a net and kind of, I say, saved my butt. It really did. It let me know that there is something else and...

KING: You tuned into your own mother?

EDWARDS: No. That's the thing. I did not tune in to my own mother. She came through to me in different ways, signs and symbols and dreams, but it wasn't enough. I needed -- I need -- I'm like everybody else. At that time, I needed more. And what happened was, through the clients, by working with someone and connecting with their mother or their father and having that person say, Let my daughter know I was at her wedding -- I don't know this woman and I didn't know her father. But if that can happen for this girl, then I'm thinking, Well, that's good enough for me. I'll take it.

KING: From your TV show -- and you got famous appearing on shows like this, right?

EDWARDS: Yes. This show...


EDWARDS: This show was a major stepping board.

KING: Springboard. OK.

EDWARDS: Definitely.

KING: But before that, before your own TV show, before books, how did you make a living? I mean, you charged people to do readings?

EDWARDS: I did. Actually, my background was in health care. I used to work in a hospital, in a laboratory doing phlebotomy. I was a vampire. You know, I worked in the -- you know, out of the lab going -- I was the person that you did not want to see walk into your room because I was going to be sticking you with needles, drawing your blood, simultaneously working on my degree in health care administration. And then I met my wife through being a student at a dance studio. Loved it so much that I turned professional and I did that, as well, so...

KING: Dancing?

EDWARDS: Dancing. I was a...

KING: Ballroom dancing?

EDWARDS: Ballroom dancing.

KING: And you charged people for readings and...

EDWARDS: And I would do that, like, you know, when I had -- when I had time, I would do readings.

KING: Do you still do personal readings?

EDWARDS: I still do personal readings. I think it's really important to do that one-on-one work.

KING: How do you do this? People contact you and they...

EDWARDS: Well, I have a waiting list right now which is a little under three years and...

KING: Do you meet them in an office, in a room, in a...

EDWARDS: I used to meet this them in an office, and because of security reasons, I have had to now -- I have to change locations. I will go in different places, sometimes different, believe it or not, like, hotels, hotel-like, you know, venues and...

KING: Honestly, don't most people want to believe you?

EDWARD: You know, I think it really -- it varies. I think people would like to -- would like to...

KING: Know that there's something else?

EDWARD: ... know that there's something else. But you know, I recently did a group reading of -- it was a -- just a -- it was a favor for somebody who had lost somebody in September 11. And it was a group of people that just belonged to that unfortunate grouping of people. And you know, halfway through that, I just thought, like, God, where are all the cynics right now that, you know, say that you people are so grieving and desperate to hang on, you know, every word that, you know, I'm saying. It's so not the case, you know, especially when you're dealing with somebody who you want to hear from. You don't want to hear from, you know, Aunt Tillie or your neighbor's dog or your father-in-law's brother. You don't want to hear -- you want to hear just want you want to hear. Like people tonight. They're going to call up and they're going to be hoping to hear from one specific person. As a medium, I can't control who comes through. I can bring through -- especially, like, on a live show like this, where we have a small amount of time to be able to do a reading, or a radio show -- you know, to me, doing a regular reading is like watching a negative in a black room kind of come to life and see it and then see different aspects of it.

Doing a show like this or a live radio show, it's like taking that negative and holding it up to the light really quickly and trying to get what that story is about. So sometimes, they want to hear something different than what I'm actually able to get or I -- in a quick -- in a show like this, sometimes I can't connect with the person.

KING: What's hard to fathom is with all the millions of people who have lived on this planet who are departed, and you're saying they're all circulating around somewhere, all of them. The guy on the street and Abraham Lincoln, they're all circulating, right? They're all circulating around.

EDWARD: Well...

KING: And they focus in to you when someone calls in. I mean, that's...


EDWARD: They're not focusing -- they're not focusing in to me. They're focusing in with the person that you're reading. You know, so whether it be the person that's calling or the person that, you know, you're doing the -- you know, if I'm doing "Crossing Over," the person that's in the gallery. They're not there to talk to me. They're there with the person that's there.

KING: And you can't explain how they come to you.

EDWARDS: Because they're coming with -- so, for example, if I was going to be reading you, what would happen is, your family members and friends are around you. And then...

KING: I see.

EDWARDS: ... enter me into the equation, then I can actually...

KING: They're around the person all the time.

EDWARD: Right. They're not around me. What do they -- they don't want me.

KING: And these people always -- you always are encouraging. How come you don't tune in to an uncle who says, You know, Phil, I didn't like you, and I still don't like you. You're a bum, and you're still a bum.

EDWARD: Well, you know, I've had references that have been like that. But they're not -- not as harsh. There would be references of what the relationship was like when the two people were together. But you know, I have to say, when somebody makes a transition on the other side, they are not the same energy. So people who hated each other in life, you know, have come through together, which people find mind- boggling.

I remember once doing a session, I think it was on "Crossing Over," where I was talking about this woman's, you know, mother and father. And I said, you know, They just want you to know that they're very happy together, you know, the way they were in life. They're -- you know, they're happy on the other side.

And she looked at me, like, You cannot be talking to my mother and father. They were not happy in life and, you know, everything you're saying is accurate but that one statement. I don't know. You might be talking to somebody else because I can't even imagine my mother would want to even, like, spend half a second of eternity with him. And I had to explain to her, they're not the same energies.

KING: Do you like having this ability?

EDWARD: I do, actually. I do. I like...

KING: You do?

EDWARD: I like (UNINTELLIGIBLE) When somebody comes up to you and says, Thank you for doing what you do, or you know, You've helped my family, or You're helping a lot of people, that means they're truly getting the work. And to me, it's not about the medium. It's not about me. I'm just the vehicle. I'm just kind of putting out the message. And to me, nothing makes me happier than when somebody says, You know, I don't need to see you, but thank you for doing what you do.

KING: The book is "After Life: Answers From the Other Side." It's no. 4 on "The New York Times" best-seller list. John Edward asked me to write the foreword and didn't tell me what to do, and I wrote exactly what I felt.

We are going to break. We are going to go to your phone calls and ready to line them up for John Edward. Don't go away.


EDWARD: Somebody have salami chunks in a bag? Or like, does somebody have some type of chunks of meat that they carried in a Zip- loc? What's in the -- there's something that's, like -- there's something in a Zip-loc.



EDWARD: You brought cheese with you?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes. I think she threw it in my bag this morning. I'll see.

EDWARD: No. I'm not smelling it.


EDWARD: Behold the power.




KING: With John Edward of "Crossing Over" fame. His new book, "After Life." And we go to your calls. Pretoria, South Africa. Hello.

CALLER: Hello. My name is Nicole.

KING: Yes, Nicole.

CALLER: Can you hear me?

KING: Yes. Go ahead.

CALLER: Yes. I'd like to make contact with my dad that passed away two years ago from cancer.

EDWARD: OK, stop right there. I can try to make that -- you know, I'll try to make a connection with you, but the first thing I have to say for everybody that's watching, whenever you go see a psychic or a medium, the most important thing is not to divulge too much information because the more information that -- the more information you provide, then what happens is, it's less that the medium can actually use because now I know your dad's passed and now I know he passed from cancer and I know he passed two years ago. So if he comes through, I could basically say to you, Oh, yes, your dad's OK, and you'll probably be very, very happy. But I really didn't validate for you that your dad is there.

So the first thing I'm going to tell you is I -- I'm not connecting with your dad. However, I don't know if you have your mom who's passed or if there's another parental figure, like an older female who had crossed, who had congestive heart failure or who had problems with her chest. Do you know who that is?

CALLER: It could be my gran. My gran.

EDWARD: Would that be on your dad's side of the family, as well?

CALLER: I have two grans that have passed away, both mom and dad's side.

EDWARD: OK. I think I'm connected to the one that would be on your dad's side of the family. And your dad would have...

CALLER: Yes, she passed away from a heart attack.

EDWARD: OK. Your dad would be with also another male. So I don't know if he has a brother figure, as well. Where's the name Paul come in?

CALLER: We don't have a Paul in the family, as far as I know.

EDWARD: OK, well, I want you to remember this, OK? Connected to your dad's side of the family -- I could be off by the name, but I'm not going to be off by the initial. There's a P name, like Paul. So there's something...

CALLER: Peter.

EDWARD: Is that connected to your dad's side of the family?


EDWARD: OK, that's their way of just validating to you that I'm on the right side. And also, there's...

KING: What are they telling?

EDWARDS: Well -- hold on. There's also some type of reference -- I don't know if somebody had a military accident or if somebody had, like, an incident in the army. I don't know what this is, but there's, like -- they were scarred for life or they had some type of event, something they had to live with as a result of something in the army. Is that your dad?

CALLER: It could be my dad. He lived through the Nazi era, and as did my grandfather. They were both German.

EDWARDS: OK. And the...

CALLER: Could that be relevant?

EDWARD: Absolutely because it would be their way -- just know your family is together. And most importantly, like I said, this is really tough. It's a really, you know, quick type of session. But just know that they are together and they are OK.

KING: Mt. Sterling -- that was amazing. Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. Hello.

CALLER: Hello.


CALLER: I'm Brenda and...

EDWARD: Hey, Brenda, don't -- wait. Don't say anything. Brenda, let me just (UNINTELLIGIBLE) I heard your voice and I want to just jump in, if I can. I don't know if your mom has passed, as well. Is there an older female for you has passed?


EDWARD: OK. And she's got a younger male that she wants me to bring through with her. So I don't know if you have the son figure who's passed or if it's her son-in-law, whoever this is. But the older -- the old woman, who I refer to as a female figure above you, has a younger male who is with her. Do you understand this?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

EDWARD: Now, would that be, like, her son, her son-in-law? Who was this guy?

CALLER: Probably her son, my father.

EDWARD: OK. I want you to know that they're coming through together, but I have to let you know that somebody had either their voicebox removed or somebody had something with their throat where there's surgery going on here. What is that?

CALLER: Yes. That's my grandmother.

EDWARD: OK. I want you to know also that -- you know, this is going to sound kind of general, so all the skeptics, save your letters. I got to say this. There's some type of knitting needles or crochet needles or a metal instruments that would be creatively used. I don't know if those are yours, if those are hers and they're passed down, but there's a joke about them being used for something else. I don't know if somebody was cooking with them or if they made something and they put a knitting needle in something. I have no clue what this is. But it's a joke or it's a tease that comes with this.

And I also want to let you know that besides your dad being there, they're telling me to talk about the person who is now, right now, dealing with something health care-wise. I don't know if they were diagnosed with cancer or if there was an issue that they had a malignancy that they were concerned about. Do you know what he's talking about?

CALLER: I can't think of it right now.

EDWARD: OK. I just want you to know that. Where's Carol?

CALLER: Carol?

EDWARD: With a -- .

CALLER: I have an Aunt Carolyn.

EDWARD: OK. Is she still here?

CALLER: Uh-huh.

EDWARD: OK. It might be on that side of the family that somebody just had a scare or there's something going on there. I don't know. All righty? Thank you so much.

KING: Thank you. Malibu, California. Hello.

CALLER: Hello?


CALLER: Hi. My name is Pamela.

EDWARD: Hi, Pamela. How are you?

CALLER: I'm fine. I'm so excited!

EDWARD: Oh, thank you.

CALLER: I'm just looking to make some contact with some people that I love very much.

EDWARD: Well, would you like to start with a dog?

CALLER: A dog? OK.

EDWARD: And this is going to sound strange and I give it exactly as I get this always. I'm hearing a dog bark, which lets me know that there's a dog that's passed. And I feel like I need you to know that this is not a small dog. It's a medium dog. It's got, like, a -- like, a black-and-white border collieesque kind of look. And I feel like the dog had to be put down. And somehow, it's connected through you. But I also feel like it's with the older male. So I don't know if you have your dad that's passed or there's a father-in-law who has crossed. Where's the James?

CALLER: James?

EDWARD: Or a J name, like James -- Jamie, Jimmy. There's, like, that J name.

CALLER: OK. I'm pressed for that. I can't -- I'm going to write that down so I can think about it.

EDWARD: Who were you hoping to connect with?

CALLER: I've got three people -- my mother, sister and grandmother.

EDWARD: So you're going for the women's side of the family, and I'm getting a male.

CALLER: But I -- my grandfather passed, but he was Hardy Lee (ph).

EDWARD: OK, I'm not -- there's a James connection here.


EDWARDS: But I want to stress for you, more than anything...

CALLER: Yes? EDWARDS: ... is that somebody that you're connected to had to put their dog down.


EDWARDS: And it's the description that I gave you, and it's going to help them greatly when you share this. Or maybe they're watching this right. They're going to call you when we hang up and go, That's my dog. But it's connected through you.


EDWARDS: And I feel like it was -- you know, it's the baby of the family. They had no choice. They had to put the dog down. They need to know that the dog was ready to go. It was ill, OK?


EDWARDS: So it's very, very important. And also, one last thing. They're telling me to talk about Ellen or Helen. Who is that?

CALLER: Ellen or Helen?

EDWARD: That kind of -- yes.

CALLER: God, I don't know either of those, either!

EDWARD: OK. Do me a favor. Remember the names. It's usually their way of pointing me to where we're supposed to go. Thank you.

KING: Ibaraki, Japan. Hello.

CALLER: Hi. This is Gee (ph). I want to ask that I saw my husband's father's dad in my dreams. So -- and we are trying to have a child. So is it going to be -- is it going to be anybody from so far away related?

EDWARD: So you're -- what you're asking me is if you have a child, would the energy of a relative who's passed become your child?

KING: Right.


KING: Do you believe in that?

CALLER: I am asking you that I saw my husband's father's dad in my dream.


CALLER: So -- and we are trying to have a child.

KING: Is there an association?

CALLER: And is it going -- if -- when it's going to happen, and is it going to be somebody that's related?

EDWARD: I can tell you that -- the first thing is, I do think it's possible -- I know it's possible that you could be having a connection with your husband's grandfather, I believe, or your father- in-law. I'm not really sure of the relationship. But I think what you need to know is that if you're dreaming of this person who you might not have known or you might have known as well, they might be coming to you.

For anybody that's watching, if you've had a dream of somebody who you are not related to but you are related to through marriage or even if it's a friend's mom who you really didn't know, and they came to you, and you're saying, Why would they come to me? The reason why...


EDWARDS: The reason why they would come to you is for this exact reason. You're questioning it, which means you're talking about it, which means you're going to bring it up in conversation to that family member and maybe give them a little bit of comfort to know that the grandfather, the person is OK. Did you also lose a child, or were you pregnant and then you lost one?


EDWARD: OK. You're -- you -- there will be...

CALLER: When I was -- I was pregnant in April, and I lost it in April, so...

KING: Will she be pregnant again? Do you know that?

EDWARD: I do think that there is another pregnancy that's there for you. Thank you.

KING: We'll be right back with more of John Edward. The book is "After Life." Don't go away.


EDWARD: Is there some type of -- and I'm going to try to say this without, like, hurling my breakfast. OK?


EDWARD: I'm going to give it a try. But for me, this is like watching "Fear Factor."



EDWARDS: Somebody ate a -- I can't say it.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Oh, my God! Oh, my God! UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'll tell you, OK? You want me to tell you? My brother ate moths.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Dipped them in cocktail sauce.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Dipped them in cocktail sauce and ate them.




EDWARD: I wasn't sure if this was a fish or whatever this...



KING: The book is "After Life," and it's no. 4 on "The New York Times" list. The guest is John Edward. The caller is from Cambridge, Minnesota. Hello.

CALLER: Hello.


CALLER: Hi. This is Tina.

EDWARD: Hi, Tina.

CALLER: Hi. I'm wanting to connect with my grandma. Hello?

EDWARD: I'm here. I'm just trying to tune in with you. This is -- put your grandmother on hold for one second, OK? As soon as I'm tuning into you, the first thing I'm getting is I'm getting a feeling of somebody either making a huge move, like, they're making a move to, like, either leave the country, leave the house or somebody's separating and divorcing or -- is that happening around you now in your family?

CALLER: I'm not sure.

EDWARD: Where's the person that -- where's, like, the Joanne or the Joan or the June, Jane? Who's got that name?

CALLER: Oh, I'm not -- I don't know.

EDWARD: OK. Just one last time before I have to move on...

CALLER: Yes. Yes.

EDWARDS: ... because I know -- try again.

CALLER: OK. EDWARDS: Where's the J connection to you? Like Joanne or Jane? I might be off -- a female J name. Don't think just people that passed. Who connected to you living has that name?

CALLER: I have a stepbrother, a Jim.

EDWARD: But he's not a girl, so that can't be it.

CALLER: Oh, sorry!

EDWARD: A female J, Like Joanne or Jane or June.

KING: Well, now, what are you getting when you get...

EDWARDS: I'm getting...


EDWARD: Well, what's happening is, is I'm connecting with her and I'm getting this feeling of this massive separation or this energy -- this energy pull that's taking me, like -- somebody's, like, moving out of the state or somebody's, like, leaving their -- moving away from their family or...

KING: Now, when they can't comprehend, how do you explain it to yourself?

EDWARDS: If I had more time, I'd be able to -- be able to -- at least...


KING: You can't do that on a show like this.


KING: Belfast, Northern Ireland. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Larry.


CALLER: Hi, John.

EDWARDS: Hi. How are you?

CALLER: I was just wondering, John, if you could connect me to any member of my family that's passed on.

EDWARD: Is there one specific person that you'd be -- like, relationship-wise, that you want to focus in on more, though, than the others?

CALLER: Yes, there would be, actually.


EDWARDS: Go ahead.

CALLER: My sister.

EDWARD: Would that be a younger sister?

CALLER: That is, yes.

EDWARDS: Your younger sister.


EDWARD: OK. Was she like a daughter figure to you?


EDWARD: OK, here's the deal. What I'm getting, and I was getting it before you even called during the commercial break, was a younger-energy female-wise that had passed, and that's (UNINTELLIGIBLE) I even said to Larry -- I was, like, I think we're going to be talking to somebody shortly who either has a younger sister or a daughter vibration who's coming through.

KING: He did say that.

EDWARDS: I want you to know that there's an alcohol connection to the family in some way. So I don't know if somebody had a problem with their liver or if somebody just was known for -- you know, just known for their drinking or whatever this is.


EDWARDS: But there's a feeling of that that comes up. There's also an issue of somebody who either might have crossed themselves over, connected to the family, where somebody -- like, their actions might have caused their passing. Do you know what I'm talking about?

CALLER: I think so.

EDWARD: OK. I also want to wish you a happy birthday, or I don't know what the celebration is that's coming up in your family. Who's celebrating a birthday?

CALLER: My sister-in-law's birthday is today.


CALLER: She's passed.

EDWARD: I need to bring up the birthday -- the birthday issue, as well. And where's the colon cancer or stomach cancer in the family?

CALLER: My mother. EDWARD: OK. She passed from that?


KING: She's telling me to talk to you about the 26th. Like, the 26 of a month is connected to you or the family.

CALLER: The 26th?

EDWARDS: The number is 2-6, is what I'm seeing. So the 26th of the month or somebody might be gone 26 years. I'm not sure. But there's a 26 -- your dad's there, too?

CALLER: Yes. My dad -- I will be married 26 years this month.

EDWARD: You're married 26 years this month?


EDWARD: OK. This is just your family's way of saying that they see what's going on around you. I want you to know that, you know, this is part of the process. You know, you're on hold. You're at the show, and your sister, who I was getting as the younger female, like a daughter, wanted to come through and got my attention first. I'm going to say this one last thing to you. I don't know if you're a family of nine, or if there's, like, nine kids in the family or if there's nine grandchildren, but there's, like -- there's, like -- it's a family a little less than 10. Where is that?

CALLER: Well, there's 10 of us. It was 7 girls and 3 boys.

EDWARD: Oh, so there was 10?

CALLER: There were 10, yes.

EDWARD: Oh, I didn't think it was 10 because they were showing me it's, like, a little less than 10, unless there was only nine pregnancies and there's twins in there but...

CALLER: I've lost three sisters and a brother.

EDWARD: Just know that your family -- they're together, and they love the black-and-white photo thing that you did. They think it looks great. Are they still out?

CALLER: Yes, I have them.

EDWARD: They look great.

KING: Oh! Stop being so general! New York City. Hello.

CALLER: Hello?

KING: Yes. Go ahead.

CALLER: Hi. My name is Provi (ph). I would like to, hopefully, get in touch with my mother and my grandmother who's passed.

EDWARD: Do you share the same name with one of them?

CALLER: Do I share the same name?

EDWARD: Like, do you guys have a similar name? Like, basically, are you named for one of them?

CALLER: I was named after a great-grandmother, yes.

EDWARD: OK. That person's also passed?


EDWARD: All right. They're telling me to tell you that they're with the person that's passed that you share the name with. And I'm also supposed to tell you that you lost two people close together, as well, didn't you?


EDWARD: OK, because they're making me feel like -- I'm seeing -- my grandmother and my aunt passed within, like, 12 days of each other, and that's become a symbol for me. So whenever I see my grandmother and my Aunt Rachel, I know that there's a family passing where you lost people close together. So I don't know if it's your grandmother and your mom that you lost in that short period of time.


EDWARDS: OK, I want you to know that, you know, losing one person like that is hard enough. Losing two in a short period of time, it just -- it doesn't give you the opportunity to grieve in the way that you probably need to do that. So one of the first things I want to just say to you is that mediumship is not a cure for grief. And I'm very happy that I'm able to talk with you, but I think it's also important to maybe think about, if you're having a tough time or if anybody's having a tough time with grief, you have to talk to a counselor. You have to talk to a therapist, somebody that can kind of help you through this process. And know that this work can be extremely healing, and I hope that that's what this is for you.

KING: Are these two women around this...

EDWARD: They are. They're definitely around. But I want to know what's the -- there's an earring issue for you. They want me to bring up the earring issue. Do you understand why?


EDWARD: Can you explain that?

CALLER: She -- she gave me her earrings. She took off all her jewelry the day that she knew that she was going to pass on, and she gave me her earrings. And she just -- wanted us to have her jewelry before she passed. EDWARD: Now, you have a brother also?


EDWARD: OK. Are you -- are you, like, trying to make nice with his wife or his girlfriend?


EDWARD: OK. Good girl.


EDWARDS: I know -- I know that sometimes it's hard, but your mom's telling me that you got to, like, be patient. And you got to, like -- you know, you have no problem speaking your mind, from what she's showing me. You know that, right?


EDWARD: OK. Just keep your family unit together, OK?

KING: We're with John Edward, the internationally known psychic medium, host of the syndicated series "Crossing Over" and author of "After Life." Back with more calls after this.


KING: We're back with John Edward, host of "Crossing Over With John Edward" His newest book, "After Life: Answers From the Other Side" is No. 4, "New York Times" best seller list.

Back to the calls. Columbus, Ohio, hello.

CALLER: Hi. Yes, my name is Pauline (ph) and my daughter's boyfriend was killed back in January. We were hoping that maybe you could get through to him.

EDWARD: I would only be able to get through to him if, you know, he was able to come through. And I'll make -- you know, I'll open myself up and try to connect with you. But that doesn't mean he's going to be the one to come through. You understand that, OK? Hello?


KING: He may not come through.

EDWARD: OK. As you long you know that. What's your first name? .

CALLER: Pauline.

EDWARD: Pauline. Pauline, do you also have a brother who's passed?

CALLER: I have nine stepbrothers and sisters that I've never met. So that could be possible.

EDWARD: OK. Because they're telling me -- you have a brother -- I don't see step. And to me, a brother in law (ph) to me is a brother. And they're making me feel like you've got a male figure to your side who has crossed and this -- and there's also somebody who passed from lung cancer or they head emphysema. There's blackness to the chest.


EDWARD: That's part of your family, as well?

CALLER: A friend of my dad's or it could be my dad, too.

EDWARD: Who's the guy that owned the gas station or, like, the mechanical place?

CALLER: My Uncle Jim.

EDWARD: Also passed?


EDWARD: Was he -- is he -- he's like a major bragger. Was he like that in life? Like, was he somebody who had done very, very well for himself when other people might not have been doing very well for themselves?


EDWARD: OK. Because he's got, like, a flashy feeling to me and I also feel like there's somebody there who literally had some type of -- they bled to death. So somebody, like, bled out or they might have something that happened to them where there was internal bleeding.

CALLER: He was in a car accident.

EDWARD: Your uncle?


EDWARD: That same Jim?


EDWARD: OK. Just want to make sure.

KING: What about the daughter's boyfriend?

EDWARD: I'm not connecting with the boyfriend. But it doesn't mean he's not OK. It's just that, you know, at this venue, this is the people that are trying to come through.

KING: Missoula, Montana, hello.

CALLER: Hi, John. I understand you have a message for me. EDWARD: You do?

CALLER: This is the first time that I've ever been able to get through

EDWARD: So do you have a question that you want to ask or...

CALLER: Not -- nothing specific but I have a lot of people over there.

EDWARD: OK. Do you come from a Catholic background yourself?


EDWARD: OK. Well, that's the first place I'm going to start. They're showing me something in my frame of reference. They're showing me the Rosary. And whenever I see the Rosary, that to me means prayer. So I don't know if you're finding yourself more prayerful and getting back more into your own organized type of religion, your spirituality is enhancing and you're doing prayer work for people that have passed. That's the firs thing that they're showing me, because that's what the Rosary means for me and I'm also getting the feeling that there's a mom vibration who's passes. Is that your...


EDWARD: OK. Your mom is making me feel she's the one -- well, you're the one that's -- you're -- she's the one that you're praying for. You know, what I'm saying? There's that type of connection. And I also feel like you kind of have a lot of intuitive ability of your own. Correct?


EDWARD: Yes, because she's telling that you, like, you -- you -- you do, like, what I do but in a different way.


EDWARD: You have a lot of healing energy that you work with.


EDWARD: You got to watch your foot. I don't know what's going on with your foot.


EDWARD: What's going on down there?

CALLER: I've been having some pain in one of them recently.

EDWARD: OK. Just watch your foot. I don't know what this is. But just look out -- look out for that. Know that your mom is also OK. And why is February important? She's telling me to talk to you about the month of February.

CALLER: February?

EDWARD: Second month.

CALLER: I don't know.

EDWARD: OK, Just remember that. To me, it's usually a birthday or an anniversary that they want to mark or talk about.

CALLER: Yes. I don't know.

EDWARD: Thank you so much.

KING: Thank you very much. To Oxford, England, hello.

CALLER: Hello. My name's Valerie (ph). I love the show. Watch it all the time.

KING: Thank you, Valerie.

CALLER: Congratulations on your son. Do you have any messages for me, please?

EDWARD: Valerie, the first thing I'm going to tell you is I've got two men that are trying to get through to you very, very strongly. One of them feels like they're to your side. And that to me would be like a husband or brother who has passed. And somebody's claiming that they passed right after surgery. Who had the surgery? Like they had -- I smell anesthesia. That's why I'm saying that. I'm getting a -- I'm getting the feeling of being in an OR, which to me means somebody had a surgical procedure and then they passed after that.

CALLER: I can't think of...

EDWARD: That's ...

CALLER: Anybody.

EDWARD: Are you sure?

CALLER: Immediately.

EDWARD: Don't think immediately. Think in your family. Who had surgery and then passed? The person who had (UNINTELLIGIBLE) -- it's heart related surgery. They might have gone down to the legs for the veins and the whole thing, like bypass stuff because (UNINTELLIGIBLE) what it was called. Who had the bypass stuff?

I know that you're probably hoping to hear from one specific person and I have to say this all the time...

CALLER: Yes. Yes.

EDWARD: Put that on hold, OK? Listen to what I'm saying. Somebody passed right after surgery. They had some type of surgical procedure and then they passed.

CALLER: Oh, I really can't ...

EDWARD: Who were you hoping to hear from, Valerie?

CALLER: Well, my parents.


CALLER: Mainly.

EDWARD: So let's say I'm not going to connect with your parents. Not that they're not OK. I'm sure they are. But this is what's -- this is what's happening. Somebody would be like a contemporary to you, husband, brother, cousin, male figure to the side. You know, to me, could be your sister's husband, for all I know. He passed. He had surgery and then he passed. And I think it's cardiac related stuff. I got to leave it with you. I'm sorry.


KING: But you get so insistent on it, that must be really coming through to you (UNINTELLIGIBLE), right?

EDWARD: Yes, and I always say that. You know what? I stick to what I'm getting. I'm like -- you know, like, a dog with a bone. You know, I don't let it got. And one of the things, it's not like I -- well, maybe it's this or maybe it's that. It's like, No, this is what I'm seeing. Now I'm -- I'm very clear. I believe that they are 100 percent in their intention of getting the message across. I'm not. And I could totally screw up the interpretation.

But I feel like it would be remiss of me not to share what I'm seeing, what I'm hearing, what I'm feeling, because oftentimes after a show like this or "Crossing Over" or a reading, the "a-ha" moment kicks in. The person goes, Oh my God. That was my cousin. But in this moment, obviously, if you have an opportunity, you want to connect with your mom or dad or whoever it is that you want to hear from.

KING: Orlando, Florida, hello.


KING: Hi. Go ahead.

CALLER: Hi, John. This is Anita (ph).

EDWARD: Hey, Anita. How are you?

CALLER: Good. How about you?

EDWARD: I'm good. How can I help you tonight?

CALLER: I saw you while you were here. And I didn't get a reading. I was very disappointed. EDWARD: I'm sorry.

CALLER: I would like to hear from my son or my mom and dad.

EDWARD: You said your son, correct?


EDWARD: They're telling me that there's two children who have passed.

CALLER: Well, I've lost -- well, this thing is breaking up and I'm not getting your voice real well.

EDWARD: Can you hear me now?


EDWARD: OK. You have two kids that have passed though, correct?

CALLER: Well, I lost twins, plus a son.


KING: Wow.

EDWARD: Because telling me to acknowledge the other two, as well.


EDWARD: So were the twins babies?



CALLER: One was stillborn and one was a day.

EDWARD: OK. And is there -- you said -- OK. Let me just say there. You have either -- I'm sorry to be personal. But is there a first husband who's passed, too?


EDWARD: I've got somebody that would be like a husband figure, like a boyfriend or somebody who would be like a love interest who I feel like is also passed.

CALLER: Not that I'm aware of.

EDWARD: OK. I'm going to just put that out there and let you know that that's one of the first things that are coming through as well. But I want you to know that, you know, the kids are OK.

KING: Johnston, Rhode Island, hello. CALLER: Hi, John. This is Mimi (ph).

EDWARD: Hi, Mimi (ph).

CALLER: How are you?

EDWARD: I'm good.

CALLER: I've been trying for a long time to get through to you.

EDWARD: Oh, thank you.

KING: You made it.

CALLER: Yes, thank God. I was wondering how my mom's doing.

EDWARD: Well, as you're asking me that, the first thing I'm going to tell you is I'm getting -- they're showing me the sign of Libra. So to me the sign of Libra would means that something at the end of September or into October is significant for your family.


EDWARD: Whether it be somebody's birthdate or anniversary.


EDWARD: I'm also -- you understand that?


EDWARD: OK. I also want to let -- and your mom's passed, you said?


EDWARD: OK. Were you there when she passed?

CALLER: Yes, I was.

EDWARD: Did you actually tell her, like, Go now, it's OK? You can leave?

CALLER: Yes, I did.

EDWARD: She's telling me to thank you for doing that and she's making me feel like you were very hesitant. And I don't -- I don't mean to -- I kind of chuckle, but not to -- for any other reason except for that the way it feels. She's made me feel like you were very, very strong and like it's OK for you to go, it's OK for you to leave. And then when it started to happen, you felt like, no, no, no. Come back, come back, come back. It's like that's the feeling that I'm getting.

CALLER: Yes. I felt -- Yes. Because she, you know, she said, no. You know what I mean? So I always felt guilty about that. EDWARD: But she wants you to know she's met up I think with her sister. So I don't if her sister had passed before or if it's a really good friend of hers that had gone before. But there's a woman that met her when she crossed.

CALLER: Oh, yes.

EDWARD: And she's telling me...

CALLER: They're several.

EDWARD: She's telling me to acknowledge the sister and she's also bringing up the baby of the family. So I don't know if she was the baby of her family or if you're the baby of her family. But acknowledging the baby of the family, OK? And she's telling me to talk to you about the last holiday, the last Christmas.


EDWARD: I don't know if you were just going through those photos or those video albums, or whatever this is.

CALLER: Yes, we were.

EDWARD: OK. She wants you to remember that kind of stuff. OK?


EDWARD: Now she's telling me to talk about the cop. I don't know if the cop is still living or if somebody's just dating the police officer now. But there's something about -- it's not somebody that's passed, the cop. It's the man in uniform now.


EDWARD: And she's making me feel like she sees what's going on with the guy in the uniform. She sees what's going on in the family in that -- in that capacity. And she's also telling me -- are you near the kitchen?


EDWARD: OK. She's telling me to talk about -- you just broke the glass or something just broke around you? Well, there's something broken near me.

CALLER: There's something broken?

EDWARD: What's broken in the kitchen?

CALLER: What's broken in the kitchen?

EDWARD: Go to your left. What's to your

CALLER: To my left. Let me see. Oh! One of the -- oh my god. Its the picture. It's a shadow box that my -- oh my god. This is spooky. I have a shadow box on the wall, yes.

EDWARD: OK. This is your mom's way of saying I'm with you.

CALLER: Oh my god.

EDWARD: And this answers the question, they're not here for me. They're here for you.

KING: OK, I have to take a break. Stop skirting and stop being so general. OK. Be specific. You always annoy me. We'll be right back with John Edward. Don't go away.


KING: We're back with John Edward and we go to Denmark. Hello.

CALLER: Yes, hello.


CALLER: Hello, Larry. And hello, John.

EDWARD: How are you?

CALLER: I'm fine. I would like to know if there's any messages for me.

EDWARD: Is there one relationship you're hoping to connect with more so than another?

CALLER: My parents, actually.

EDWARD: OK, let's say I might not be able to connect with your parents, and if I can, that's great. But listen to what's coming up and don't automatically apply it to your parents, OK?

what is your first name?

CALLER: Shanel (ph).

EDWARD: The month November or the 11 of a month has to be connected to you are your family in some capacity.

Is that correct?


EDWARD: Is that connected to your mom's side of the family?

CALLER: Yes. Well, both, actually. Because I have a sister in Australia and it's her birthday.

EDWARD: And she is still here? She is still living correct.

CALLER: Oh, yes, yes, yes.

EDWARD: Are you going to be seeing her or is she coming to you shortly?

CALLER: I don't know about that.

EDWARD: OK. Here's what they're showing me. There's a family reunion coming up where people are getting together. Somebody just having a baby or they are going announcing the fact they're pregnant. I don't know if you know this yet. But the -- I should say it this way. The augmentation of the family which either means somebody is getting married or there's a birth -- the family is growing in some way.

KING: Now you aren't (UNINTELLIGIBLE) other side are you?

CALLER: Yes. My sister in America, she just became a grandmother.

EDWARD: So your parents would be showing me this to show what's going on. Now something a little strange and I could be completely wrong, in some way, did you lose a family in a small plane accident?

CALLER: In a plane accident?

EDWARD: Yes. Like a military accident or something. They're showing me like a plane crash.

CALLER: Well, when was this?

EDWARD: I actually don't know. I'm just seeing a plane crash. To me, it's like a reference of, you know, might be going back a bit so I don't know...

CALLER: Yes. It could be my real father.

EDWARD: Did he pass like in the war or something?

CALLER: Yes, I think -- he was a paratrooper with the Timor. Timor Island fighting with the Australians guerrillas with the Australian army.

EDWARD: Just know your parents are OK and if you can please let family know they see how the family's grown.

KING: Plainfield, Illinois, when hello.

CALLER: Hello. This is Judy.

EDWARD: Hey, Judy, how are you?

CALLER: I am fine. I'd like to like connect with your dad that's passed.

EDWARD: OK. Judy, the first thing I am going to tell is that besides you dad -- put him on hold one second, I am getting another father figure. So, I don't know if you have a father-in-law who has passed, as well?


EDWARD: There's another male there beside.

CALLER: My brother.

EDWARD: Older.

CALLER: Younger.

EDWARD: Nope. Older male figure. The tell me to talk about the person who had the problems...

CALLER: My brother-in-law died.

EDWARD: Older. Older. Is your brother-in-law older than you?


EDWARD: OK. There is somebody there who had a problem with their shoulder, almost like a tumor in the shoulder or at the top of the lung or something.

Do you know who this is?

CALLER: No. My dad had emphysema.

EDWARD: Do you know if they did anything with the top portion of the lung? Was there a problem with it?

Did they say top portion -- the lobe of the lung not operational. Let me tell you what I'm seeing. They show me the problem with the lung. They show me something up in the shoulder area and pain that comes up here. They're also making me feel like -- I don't know if -- I'm sorry to say this, I am just going to put it out there. There's a tax problem. I don't know if there was a tax problem with your dad here or having a problem with the taxes or there is an issue that needed, like, somebody to look at the tax bills or whatever this is. I don't know what it is.

CALLER: I don't know.

EDWARD: OK. You might be finding out shortly. Just putting this out there. There's a tax issue. So, just do the diligence and make sure you're on top all that kind of that stuff.

CALLER: A tax...

EDWARD: A tax issue, yes?


EDWARD: T-A-X, tax.

CALLER: Yes, (UNINTELLIGIBLE) might have a tax issue.

EDWARD: OK. Just know your dad is aware of it then. Thank you. KING: If you get a letter with no stamp, open it.

Clinton Township, Michigan, hello.



CALLER: Just want to say, John, I just have read all your books and watch your show and thank you for the work you do.

EDWARD: Thank you. When somebody stops me and says that, I have to tell you that it really, really means a lot me. So, i appreciate you starting us off saying that.

CALLER: You're welcome.

EDWARD: How can I help you?

CALLER: Oh, I can't -- I can't hear you talking.


KING: Go ahead. Go ahead. Turn your TV speaker down and you'll hear him.

CALLER: It's off.

EDWARD: Can you hear me now?

CALLER: I can hear you. Thank you.

EDWARD: What is your question?

CALLER: Well, I just hoping to connect with someone.

EDWARD: What's your first name?

CALLER: My first name is Sharon (ph). I'm sorry.

EDWARD: OK, Sharon, the first thing I'm getting around you is that there is a D connection. So, I don't know who the D person is.


EDWARD: I am sorry?


EDWARD: Is that like a Diane or Donna or Dan?

CALLER: Desiree (ph).

EDWARD: Desiray (ph)?

CALLER: Desiree. EDWARD: Desiree?

OK. Are there two Ds?

CALLER: Yes, yes.

EDWARD: OK, I am getting another D too.

CALLER: Deborah.

EDWARD: OK, I am getting another D connection that comes up around this. And I am also being told that the month of May or a fifth of the month is connected to your family, maybe an anniversary. I am also being told that somebody passes from cancer and I feel like, it's like a debilitating illness. And person gone for treatment after treatment after treatment or that they got physical therapy or some kind of occupational therapy that kind of comes up with something around this. Separate from what we're saying, would a D be a mom figure to you?

CALLER: My grandfather was but not a mom.

EDWARD: No. Who's the mom figure this's passed in.

CALLER: Well, my mother but she's not a D.

EDWARD: That's OK. But you mom has passed?


EDWARD: OK, because I get a mom vibration that's there, as well. (UNINTELLIGIBLE) I am getting the mom.

Why is January -- this next January, why is that so important?

CALLER: My -- this January, I don't know why next January is so important.

My daughter turned 6.

EDWARD: This coming January?


EDWARD: That's a very important event but that's not what they're talking about. There's something else that I feel like I need to talk about coming up in 2004 in January that they want you to know that whatever this is, they're aware of it and they'll be there for this event or whatever this is. It's not like New Year's or something like that. So, I have no idea what is, but I know whatever this event is they're going to be there for that.

KING: And we'll be back with the remaining moments with the extraordinary John Edward, the host of "Crossing Over with John Edward," syndicated TV. It reaches 98 percent of the country. And the book is "After Life: Answers from the Other Side." No. 4 on the "New York Times." Don't go away.


KING: We're back with John Edward. Ganeston (ph), Alabama, hello.

KING: Ganeston (ph), Alabama, are you there? OK, I'm sorry I may have had the wrong line. Ottawa, Ontario, hello.




KING: What did you say?

CALLER: Hi, it's Rita from Ottawa.

KING: Rita from Ottawa.

EDWARD: Hi Rita from Ottawa. How are you.

CALLER: Thanks for taking my call. I'm just wondering if there's any messages from any family member for me. I'll take them from anybody.

KING: A lot of people gone, huh, Rita?

CALLER: That's right.

EDWARD: Rita, the first thing I'm going to tell you that I have -- I don't know if this is a godfather or an uncle that's crossed, but there's an older male that's coming across. They pass, I think, something with an aneurysm or an embolism. So somebody passed very, quickly. It's not a heart attack though.

CALLER: No, that's right.

EDWARD: It's not a heart attack. It's like an aneurysm or an embolism. It's something very, quick. That's one of the things that are coming though. But then I also have a younger male who's passed. So I don't know if you have a nephew. A younger male like a younger son or brother whose passed.

CALLED: A brother?

EDWARD: Younger brother.

CALLER: No, not a younger brother.

EDWARD: I'm thinking I'm supposed to be telling you younger than you. Below you.

CALLER: OK. EDWARD: I don't know a son or nephew around you, but there is a younger male energy. And they're telling me to talk about the teacher. Where's the teacher or the education?


EDWARD: No. Who was that person? Who works in education in some way?

CALLER: I don't know.

EDWARD: Okay. I want you put this together. There's somebody who lost a younger male, like their son, nephew, grandson, and there's a connection to education. I don't mean that the child was of school years. I mean that the person works in education in some ways. The uncle or older male trying to bring it back and connected to your family. Thank you.

KING: St. Charles, Missouri, hello.

CALLER: Hi, Larry. Hi, John.

EDWARD: Hi, how are you doing?

CALLER: Pretty good. I wanted to see if there's any messages, but also tell you, John, that a very good friend of mine just recently passed and she was very big fan of yours. And I just want to thank you for your work because she was really into that. We would talk about you all the time.

EDWARD: Oh, thank you.

CALLER: I have a feeling she got me on the phone here. But let's see who else comes through.

EDWARD: Thank you for saying that. Sometimes it's very hard to do this work and kind of -- I joke around and say I walk around with a bull's eye on my butt and to do this work, you know, people want to shoot you down, but it takes one person like you saying that, it makes it all worth it. So thank you.

The first thing is I have, again an older male figure whose coming through. I don't know if your dad passed.


EDWARD: But, I'm getting a male figure passes. And this person passes that -- I don't know if it was a skin cancer issue or somebody had something skin related. A disease or issue of the skin. Is your friend's dad passed, as well?


EDWARD: I have to tell you, there's an issue with the blood that comes up where there's a severe toxicology bad blood, poisons in the system. So, I don't know if she was on heavy medication or chemotherapy before she passed.

CALLER: Yes, yes.

EDWARD: OK. She's the person I think coming through. She wants me to tell you she's with her dad. Okay? And I don't know if you missed out on seeing her right before she passed.


EDWARD: But you were with her a lot. You talked to her often?


EDWARD: Do you have the rug hook, or the rug thing or a needle point or something embroidered?

CALLER: Cross stitch.

EDWARD: Is that the same thing?


EDWARD: Is that hers that you had or you made it for her?

CALLER: She gave me something that was cross stitched by someone else.

EDWARD: Okay. She's bringing that up to let you know that this is her. She's also talking about, you know when you watch the "Golden Girls" the group meeting in the kitchen over the cheesecake.


EDWARD: She's telling me that you would do that with her. Like, you would either force her to eat something that she didn't want to eat or tried to get her to eat something foodwise, you had the mutual food thing. Do you know what I'm talking about?

CALLER: Oh, yes.

EDWARD: She also making me feel like I need to talk you about -- either the name of the dog is Max or I need to talk to you about a gray dog like a Schnauzer. What's Max?

CALLER: Max was her dog.

EDWARD: Is that her dog?


EDWARD: Just know that she's okay. Thank you so much for calling.

KING: Of all the times you have been on, this was incredible.

EDWARD: Thank you.

KING: That Max. By the way, to top it off. After you do something like this do you have to melt down?

EDWARD: I do. I have to sometimes go out dancing or go to a movie.

KING: You're a good man.

EDWARD: Thank you very much.

KING: John Edward. "Crossing Over with John Edward" is seen a you will over the country. And of course the new book, "After Life: Answers From the Other Side" foreword by me.

And me will be back to tell you about tomorrow after this. Max.


KING: Tomorrow night, motivational speaker Stedman Graham. You may know his girlfriend Oprah.

Herp Gong (ph), the world's greatest negotiator, according to "Playboy" magazine, will be her on Saturday. We'll repeat our Dr. Phil interview on Sunday.

But right now, it's time to turn it over -- I love turning it over -- to a man I respect and admire. I'm turning it over to the host of "NEWSNIGHT," the one -- the only -- the only and one, Aaron Brown.

AARON BROWN, HOST "NEWSNIGHT": Are you going to watch the program tonight, Larry, or are you going to watch the baseball game?

KING: I'm going to watch the baseball game, to root to see if your Minnesota Twins can defeat the Yankees.

BROWN: Ah, you have special dispensation. You can catch it on the replay. Thank you Mr. King.

KING: God bless.



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