Appearing on The New Ricki Lake Show in 2013, John Edward described his process as one of bringing forth information through a process known as confirmation, or validation. This anchoring information allows the medium to deduce who he is with, although the person coming through might not be the person expected, or even desired. The loved one gives clues to his or her identity through names, initials, dates, and other observations often centering on the family’s everyday life.
Illustrating this, Mr. Edward sensed someone’s dad in the audience in front of him whose birthday was next month. In addition, he sensed a J name like Jack or James, and the message that there were two younger energies who “didn’t make it” and that the energies were with him. These attributes fit a woman who raised her hand in the audience. She also had a mother who passed from cancer and Mr. Edward transmitted a message from the father that he was “with the woman who had the cancer.” and that they were thinking of her.