What I meant by that was that I knew Mr Stockwell several years ago and found him to be fraudulent. His partner Stuart Borley is an even nastier piece of work. I was vulnerable after my father died and somebody put me in touch with them. I went on a workshop once and that was enough. Hoards of middle aged women worshipping this person. Soon woke my ideas up I can tell you. All they are in it for is the money - pure and simple. Oh and preying on the vulnerable and gullible.
I watched Tony Stockwell recently in a local event. I have to admit i was told wonderful things. The first thing that struck me was the seating plan, who reserves seats at the back of a room?
These white reserve seat papers where randomly put everywhere from left to right. I have no knowledge if this had anything to do with the readings, but it made me more alert.
Secondly a reading was done that was the same as was done in Manchester, my partner had been to the Manchester gig. It actually was the best reading of the night with accurate detail, it is a shame he does that same reading every night it seems.
I also have to bring criticism to his style, he wants you to be open and honest, but lots of people that night was saying no, no and no, but he just said he believed it to be true and that was that. These where things like eye colour.
Either way it was all vague and not really that entertaining to be honest, i found myself quite uncomfortable. I also found out later that the majority of the room was apart of a 'Spiritualist' group that have dealings with his PR, how true this is i really don't know.
I only know one thing, i knew from the off no reading was coming to me, i was not part of the script.
He actually repeats his readings?? Wow, that takes stupidity to a whole new level. I've seen Tony Stockwell and Gordon Fry years ago, and it was the funniest night out I've ever had - not because of Tony's jokes, but for the hilarious misses that spewed forth the whole night. My friends and I were in hysterics.
I don't doubt that the reserved spaces are for 'plants', as I suspected as much years ago when I went to see Gordon Smith at a local small theatre. I even complained to Hay House publishing afterwards (who of course fobbed me off).
I've never heard of the readings being rehashed night after night, though, that's a new one on me.
I am gearbox's partner and yes, this reading was indeed repeated (I attend Stockwell's demonstrations quite often).
The hall held a maximum of 150 people and the reserved seats were very spread out with some being in the middle of the back row, some spread out, some behind pillars so not really desirable seats, we had no option to reserve seats! His PA who organised the event has personal connections with everyone in the audience who received a message through the local spiritualist church. He was in the area just 2 weeks earlier in his Manchester gig, again an event strongly supported by the same PA.
Saying that he is a good tutor and is very good at increasing aspiring mediums' confidence. I dislike how he acknowledges a no and says "but I know I'm right"