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Psychic News - June 2018

Post by Candlelight.kk on Wed 30 May 2018, 17:25

June 2018 edition:






Psychic News
www.psychicnews.org.uk

NEW ADDRESS:
Unit 2, Griggs Business Centre, West Street, Coggeshall. Essex CO6 1NT
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Post by JDBP on Thu 31 May 2018, 15:41

Shame that this rag is so one sided and refuses to even discuss the idea of holding an alternative view to the agenda that they push.

Almost biggotted against skeptics if you really think about it.

Not to mention the fact that spiritualism in the UK is a vastly "white/old" cult.
And we all know why that is don't we!
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Post by Candlelight.kk on Thu 31 May 2018, 16:31

JDBP wrote:Not to mention the fact that spiritualism in the UK is a vastly "white/old" cult.

Is it?


JDBP wrote:And we all know why that is don't we!

confused er .... No, I don't think we do. Would you be so kind as to enlighten us?



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Post by JDBP on Fri 01 Jun 2018, 18:14

Candlelight.kk wrote:
JDBP wrote:Not to mention the fact that spiritualism in the UK is a vastly "white/old" cult.

Is it?


JDBP wrote:And we all know why that is don't we!

confused  er .... No, I don't think we do.  Would you be so kind as to enlighten us?

I could, but that would be no fun would it.
I wonder if you can figure it out for yourself.
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Post by Candlelight.kk on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 00:49

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I could, but that would be no fun would it.
I wonder if you can figure it out for yourself.

I have tried but - no. I really just don't understand what you're on about. Some sort of clue would be nice.



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Post by JDBP on Sat 02 Jun 2018, 18:34

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JDBP wrote:
I could, but that would be no fun would it.
I wonder if you can figure it out for yourself.

I have tried but - no.  I really just don't understand what you're on about.  Some sort of clue would be nice.

Ask your spirit guide, I am sure they will fill you in.
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Post by Candlelight.kk on Mon 04 Jun 2018, 12:38

JDBP wrote:Shame that this rag is so one sided and refuses to even discuss the idea of holding an alternative view to the agenda that they push.

Almost biggotted against skeptics if you really think about it.

Well, I can't say whether or not that may have been the case in the past, but certainly the existing editor, Roy Stemman, is very much a skeptic himself and open to exploring matters of Spiritualism, in particular, from all available angles and reporting and publishing such from a fair and balanced perspective.
Of course, once Psychic News and Two Worlds are amalgamated, Roy will no longer be editor; the June edition is the last issue of Psychic News as a magazine on its own & edited by Roy Stemman - but I imagine he will still have a lot to do with the publication in its new format.
I wonder what they are going to call the new amalgamated version. hmm



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Two Worlds - June 2018

Post by Candlelight.kk on Mon 04 Jun 2018, 22:25

Two Worlds - June 2018 edition 

This month's issue . . .

Two Worlds Are One

Writing his last editorial for "Two Worlds" before we join "Psychic News" next month, Tony Ortzen features, amongst others, American entrepreneur Steve Jobs, a co-founder of Apple, HRH The Duchess of Cornwall and the Queen.

To seek spirituality

A selection of thought-provoking quotes about spirituality from the great and the good throughout the centuries.

Dear Beccy . . .

Our resident adviser investigates three subjects, including the superb voice mediumship of Mona van der Watt, the colours of chakras and the areas of the body they govern.

Portraits of the living ‘dead’

Barbara White homes in on famous psychic artist Coral Polge and tells how her young son made his pictorial spirit return.

Stephen’s wise words

"Your future is born out of your past and is often redirected by your present," writes medium Stephen O’Brien. "However, unforeseen circumstances can suddenly arise to turn your world upside down."

Flowers are spirit gift

It’s time to bid a fond farewell to Mary Russell, who has decided to take life a little easier. This is her final column.

Find your roots . . .

As ever, veteran Spiritualist Mollie Morgan shares some stories to enlighten and help us on our earthly journey.

Seeing with psychic eyes

"The higher you are spiritually, the better you are, the kinder you are, the more charitable you are, the more unselfish you are, the higher is the level on which you live in your world," says Silver Birch.

Write on!

Readers comment on being a Spiritualist, ecclesiastical leaders remaining oblivious to the spirit world and dealing with disasters.

Book reviews

Graham Jennings comments on three books including one containing "a wealth of spiritual knowledge" and another on palmistry.


link   http://www.twoworldsmag.co.uk/



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Post by mac on Tue 05 Jun 2018, 13:56

Candlelight.kk wrote:
JDBP wrote:Shame that this rag is so one sided and refuses to even discuss the idea of holding an alternative view to the agenda that they push.

Almost biggotted against skeptics if you really think about it.

Well, I can't say whether or not that may have been the case in the past, but certainly the existing editor, Roy Stemman, is very much a skeptic himself and open to exploring matters of Spiritualism, in particular, from all available angles and reporting and publishing such from a fair and balanced perspective.
Of course, once Psychic News and Two Worlds are amalgamated, Roy will no longer be editor; the June edition is the last issue of Psychic News as a magazine on its own & edited by Roy Stemman - but I imagine he will still have a lot to do with the publication in its new format.
I wonder what they are going to call the new amalgamated version. hmm
Two Worlds was - when I was a subscriber - very much Spiritualism focused, even if that was often of the sometimes-distant past.  It would be nice to see PN returning to a similar focus under Tony's leadership but unless there is more Spiritualist news to report then things may not change much. 

If, however, the focus were again to become that of Spiritualism and mediumship/healing I'd subscribe again.  Smile

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Post by JDBP on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 16:55

Candlelight.kk wrote:Well, I can't say whether or not that may have been the case in the past, but certainly the existing editor, Roy Stemman, is very much a skeptic himself and open to exploring matters of Spiritualism, in particular, from all available angles and reporting and publishing such from a fair and balanced perspective.
Of course, once Psychic News and Two Worlds are amalgamated, Roy will no longer be editor; the June edition is the last issue of Psychic News as a magazine on its own & edited by Roy Stemman - but I imagine he will still have a lot to do with the publication in its new format.
I wonder what they are going to call the new amalgamated version. hmm

Roy Stemman is not a skeptic. He is a stooge, and you know it.
If he really cared about the "industry" he would speak to someone like me and get an alternative view, instead for years he has surrounded himself with woos.

If you know him, tell him to contact me, I am easy enough to find.
If he really is a skeptic, he will have no issues speaking openly and honestly with me. Of course if he is a stooge, he will pretend to not know who I am, and claim he has no interest. Usual story.

At least John Sutton from the Psychic World Newspaper had the balls to talk to me. Yes he is as much of a nutter as anyone else, but he seemingly believes in his crazyness.

Haven't you ever worried why these types of publications aren't desperate to speak to me? To try and change my mind?

To quote a great leader
“As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that’s his problem, not mine,”
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Post by mac on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 17:12

"Haven't you ever worried why these types of publications aren't desperate to speak to me? To try and change my mind?"


I can speak only for myself in response to such daft questions and reply "No, I haven't ever worried about such trivia."  I doubt anyone else has either! LOL



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Post by Candlelight.kk on Sat 09 Jun 2018, 17:29

JDBP wrote:
Haven't you ever worried why these types of publications aren't desperate to speak to me? To try and change my mind?

lol - No, I can't say it's something that has had me losing any sleep with worry.   nuts

What on earth is the matter with you?  A flea in your bonnet now about why the editor of Psychic News hasn't been in touch with you personally to ask for your opinion on matters of mediumship/spiritualism?  Rolling Eyes

If it means that much to you, there is nothing stopping you contacting the publication with your views or questions or whatever it is you have in mind.  You just go through the normal process like everyone else.

To quote a great leader
“As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that’s his problem, not mine,”
On the other hand, perhaps you have already tried, and perhaps he does know who you are, and that favoured quote of yours might be something that he goes along with also - i.e. 'You are the one that has the problem - not him.   gigle

alienpop   [ ETA ]:  But, seriously, if you go in there with your usual rhetoric ("100% right / never wrong / everyone's a fraud, etc ..."), just don't be surprised if you are not taken seriously - by anyone.  
Just saying, like ...   butterfly



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Post by JDBP on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 10:34

mac wrote:"Haven't you ever worried why these types of publications aren't desperate to speak to me? To try and change my mind?"


I can speak only for myself in response to such daft questions and reply "No, I haven't ever worried about such trivia."  I doubt anyone else has either! LOL



laugh out loud indeed!  very happy lol lol lol

Yes laugh out loud, please do.
Now consider this, I published an article a couple of months ago, that article has had over 180,000 views.
That is more people than read the psychic news, by a long long way. And that is just one article.

So if you want to build your readership, and you happen to cover a really niche subject like spiritualism etc, Then wanting me on your side from a business point of view makes sense.

My site is the UK BIGGEST and most read site on this subject from a skeptical point of view.

But you keep laughing out loud, and while you do, the psychic news will continue to decline, lose readers and die a slow painful death.

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Post by JDBP on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 10:43

Candlelight.kk wrote:
JDBP wrote:
Haven't you ever worried why these types of publications aren't desperate to speak to me? To try and change my mind?

lol - No, I can't say it's something that has had me losing any sleep with worry.   nuts

What on earth is the matter with you?  A flea in your bonnet now about why the editor of Psychic News hasn't been in touch with you personally to ask for your opinion on matters of mediumship/spiritualism?  Rolling Eyes

If it means that much to you, there is nothing stopping you contacting the publication with your views or questions or whatever it is you have in mind.  You just go through the normal process like everyone else.

To quote a great leader
“As far as the risk of dealing with a madman is concerned, that’s his problem, not mine,”
On the other hand, perhaps you have already tried, and perhaps he does know who you are, and that favoured quote of yours might be something that he goes along with also - i.e. 'You are the one that has the problem - not him.   gigle


I dont chase anyone, not my style. I turn down journalist requests every day.
But they are always from the mainstream media.

When John Sutton contacted me some years ago, a man I really do despise, I agreed, because there was a challenge there. I knew he would try to stitch me up, I was prepared.

He was happy as his publication would get a huge bump in readership. I was happy as I get to take on someone who claims to be an expert, run rings around them and back up everything I claim.

My point here is purely from a business standpoint.
Spiritualism is dying, SNU churches are closing, media interest in mediumship etc is at a 20 year low. Psychic News readership is at a low. EVERYTHING that these people are doing is failing. So why on earth would you not try something different? Why not create some debate, why not embrace the skeptical side of things and try to take it on and prove the woo side of things. Even if it goes nowhere, it creates interest. 

But these old white men who run spiritualism have no idea, their thinking is the same as the old white men they took over from and so on.

A few weeks ago I turned down an invitation from the BBC to appear on some morning debate show thing. 
But I would happily accept an invite to go to some Spiritualist Church and partake in a debate whereby it is me versus 10 mediums. Psychic News could cover it. They could fill half their next issue with coverage of it. They could film it and stick it on a youtube channel. They could even live stream it.

These are all simple ways to drum up interest in the subject and attract new people.

They could say what they like about me, label the event
"The death of JD and the birth of a new spiritualist"

So much they can do. But instead they just rehash old stories about long dead mediums. Moan about declining attendance in churches, and it is all boring.

So year maybe the head of the Psychic News has no interest in me (despite calling me The Arch Skeptic), but his lack of interest is killing his own publication. Sometimes you have to embrace that which opposes you if you want to survive.
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Post by mac on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 12:36

I have no idea who you are Mr Faker or what website you run but it's not of any interest to me and I can't fathom why this little website is of any interest to you....

Perhaps you're simply a closet Spiritualist?  When will you come out?
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Post by Candlelight.kk on Fri 15 Jun 2018, 23:31

JDBP wrote:When John Sutton contacted me some years ago, a man I really do despise, I agreed, because there was a challenge there. I knew he would try to stitch me up, I was prepared.

Presumably, this is what you are referring to(?) :   https://lightafterlife.forumotion.com/t504-the-psychic-world-interviews-jon-donnis


JDBP wrote:He was happy as his publication would get a huge bump in readership. I was happy as I get to take on someone who claims to be an expert, run rings around them and back up everything I claim.

If that was you "running rings around" John Sutton, then your mind must be even more addled than I thought.
What fantastic revelations were readers privileged to learn from that interview? 
Where is this back up of "everything I claim" ?  I can't see it.
Reading through it again ( http://www.badpsychics.com/2014/11/the-psychic-world-newspaper-interviews.html ) , all I can see is ..."My 100% record" .... blah blah blah .... - i.e. that same old 'hundred per-cent' scratchy record.  

JDBP wrote:Haven't you ever worried why these types of publications aren't desperate to speak to me? To try and change my mind?

Why on earth would anyone be bothered to ask any questions of you when they know (100% lol) that all they are going to get from you is the same old tunnel-visioned mantra repeated down through the years. blah     One really doesn't need to be psychic to predict the outcome of any such discussion.  Rolling Eyes



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Post by mac on Sat 16 Jun 2018, 07:11

a legend only in his mind.....   gigle  

Yuh gotta wonder how this guy's mind works - whoever he actually is rather than who he pretends to be.   confused

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Post by JDBP on Sun 17 Jun 2018, 17:56

Candlelight.kk wrote:
JDBP wrote:Haven't you ever worried why these types of publications aren't desperate to speak to me? To try and change my mind?

Why on earth would anyone be bothered to ask any questions of you when they know (100% lol) that all they are going to get from you is the same old tunnel-visioned mantra repeated down through the years. blah     One really doesn't need to be psychic to predict the outcome of any such discussion.  Rolling Eyes

How do they know they would get the same stuff? I have literally only ever given maybe 3 written interviews? Maybe 2?

Dont confuse me winding up woos on a forum, to how I would reply to an interview.

As for Sutton, yes I ran rings round him.
As i do everyone.

Even Mac who despite you telling him who I am, still thinks I am VZ.

I actually requested my name be changed so that you would not attract VZ and his cronies on here as a way to attack me.
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Post by mac on Sun 17 Jun 2018, 19:16

yada, yada, yada....  Exactly what is the point, Mr Faker, of coming here to talk at us little bunch? 

We don't charge anybody for anything, we don't make money, we don't behave in a reprehensible way and we're happy in what we're persuaded about.  So is that your real reason for coming here?  Maybe you're just jealous of our obvious contentment and simply want to upset us for your own pleasure? 

I sure as hell don't ever see anything nice in anything you do or say.  Are you that way towards everyone?

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Post by JDBP on Wed 20 Jun 2018, 14:35

I came here to talk because Cathy emailed me, as was worried that I had seemingly dropped off the face of the world.

I wanted to prove I was still alive and kicking and that rumours of my demise had been greatly exaggerated. 

But alas it is time to go now.
Feel free to keep abusing me, if it gives you motivation to keep posting, then it is all good.
And for those that have any vague interest in chatting to me, do a bit of research and you shall surely find the ONLY real place I post that guarantees the real me on the other end of the internet machine.

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Post by mac on Wed 20 Jun 2018, 15:08

Is it abuse to state what's observed about someone's m.o.?   confused
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Post by Candlelight.kk on Wed 20 Jun 2018, 15:09

JDBP wrote:I came here to talk because Cathy emailed me, as was worried that I had seemingly dropped off the face of the world.

I wanted to prove I was still alive and kicking and that rumours of my demise had been greatly exaggerated. 

But alas it is time to go now.
Feel free to keep abusing me, if it gives you motivation to keep posting, then it is all good.
And for those that have any vague interest in chatting to me, do a bit of research and you shall surely find the ONLY real place I post that guarantees the real me on the other end of the internet machine.


   [little coded message at end of above post deleted by admin]  wtf

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monster FAO JDBP : - Stooping a bit low there, even for you! Something else you may or may not know about me ... I can speak AND read a conversational amount of Arabic, enough to be able to decipher that sneaky little troll-like message you dropped in there at the end of that post!
Did you really think you could get past me with such a low-down trick???



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Post by mac on Wed 20 Jun 2018, 18:20

Candlelight.kk wrote:
JDBP wrote:I came here to talk because Cathy emailed me, as was worried that I had seemingly dropped off the face of the world.

I wanted to prove I was still alive and kicking and that rumours of my demise had been greatly exaggerated. 

But alas it is time to go now.
Feel free to keep abusing me, if it gives you motivation to keep posting, then it is all good.
And for those that have any vague interest in chatting to me, do a bit of research and you shall surely find the ONLY real place I post that guarantees the real me on the other end of the internet machine.


   [little coded message at end of above post deleted by admin]  wtf

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monster   FAO JDBP : - Stooping a bit low there, even for you! Something else you may or may not know about me ... I can speak AND read a conversational amount of Arabic, enough to be able to decipher that sneaky little troll-like message you dropped in there at the end of that post!  
Did you really think you could get past me with such a low-down trick???
I would guess he knew that, kk.  Neutral  


In my experience sad fakers need to know their  unpleasantness is being experienced by those they target.  


And although you don't treat him as a troll, he does exhibit quite a bit of troll-like behaviour.
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Post by Misty on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 13:13

Like two different people. one of them makes a bit of sense some of the time, then it turns into all about me me me.
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Post by mac on Thu 21 Jun 2018, 13:53

JDBP wrote:
mac wrote:"Haven't you ever worried why these types of publications aren't desperate to speak to me? To try and change my mind?"


I can speak only for myself in response to such daft questions and reply "No, I haven't ever worried about such trivia."  I doubt anyone else has either! LOL



laugh out loud indeed!  very happy lol lol lol

Yes laugh out loud, please do.
Now consider this, I published an article a couple of months ago, that article has had over 180,000 views.
That is more people than read the psychic news, by a long long way. And that is just one article.

So if you want to build your readership, and you happen to cover a really niche subject like spiritualism etc, Then wanting me on your side from a business point of view makes sense.

My site is the UK BIGGEST and most read site on this subject from a skeptical point of view.

But you keep laughing out loud, and while you do, the psychic news will continue to decline, lose readers and die a slow painful death.
LAUGH OUT LOUD AND SHIDAD   His year away doesn't appear to have helped his emotional well-being. 

What a bizarre online life he must lead.... Rolling Eyes
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Post by Candlelight.kk on Fri 22 Jun 2018, 12:51

mac wrote:
LAUGH OUT LOUD AND SHIDAD

SHIDAD??? I have seen this written before - and still have no idea what it means? question

This is all I could find:
Egal Shidad is a folk hero that was known as the brave coward. From Somalia, Egal Shidad was known for his dislike of wild animals and his inability to take risks. Like many Somali people, Shidad was a nomadic herder of camel and sheep.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egal_Shidad



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Post by mac on Fri 22 Jun 2018, 16:16

Shaking Head In Dismay And Disbelief - I coined it myself some years back for my use in response to some of the barmy stuff I was reading on the forum pages at that time. I think it was originally for me on Violet's 'Spiritual Inspiration' website and she found me an emoticon to accompany it, something I've since lost.  Sad

SHIDAD - or just shidad - is used in a similar way to LOL - Laugh Out Loud. (or, sometimes somewhat confusingly, 'Lots Of Love'!)

Our favourite troll occasionally takes to using it in a largely-vain attempt to mock me.
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Post by Misty on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 11:36

mac wrote:

SHIDAD - or just shidad - is used in a similar way to LOL - Laugh Out Loud. (or, sometimes somewhat confusingly, 'Lots Of Love'!

lolsign The first time I saw LOL typed somewhere it was at the end of a sms on my phone --- i thought it was short for Lots Of Love and still thought it for a long time after. Could be quite embarrasing that! obgob
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Post by mac on Wed 04 Jul 2018, 17:42

Misty wrote:
mac wrote:

SHIDAD - or just shidad - is used in a similar way to LOL - Laugh Out Loud. (or, sometimes somewhat confusingly, 'Lots Of Love'!

lolsign The first time I saw LOL typed somewhere it was at the end of a sms on my phone --- i thought it was short for Lots Of Love and still thought it for a long time after.  Could be quite embarrasing that! obgob
We had a member on one of my other websites who routinely signed off in that way until one of the others pointed out its regular meaning - I think she was very embarrassed when she learned how LOL was usually used.

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