25 August 2017

BadPsychics Classic - An Analysis Of Gordon Smith Mediumship

Originally published 13th September 2007

We keep getting asked here at BadPsychics to put more material on the site about Gordon Smith.

It is true that there isn't a great deal out there, so we decided it was time to show you guys exactly how he does it.

We got hold of some transcripts of some Gordon Smith readings, and the excellent Meercat decided to add his comments.

This is typical of a Gordon Smith reading, and after reading this, you may want to re-evaluate your opinion of this man (If you are a believer of his of course)

Analysis of the transcripts provided. My comments are in italics, the broadcast in bold and anything else is from the person who originally transcribed the piece.

Gordon Smith Hay House radio 14th November 2005
Key= RP –radio presenter C-caller GS-Gordon Smith

RP: We have a caller Gwen do you have a question for Gordon?
8mins 20secs

[b]C: My husband passed away, Id like to know what signs he gives to show that he’s around.. and what time of day?

(She has just told him who she wants to hear from and in what context)

GS: Well the funny thing is.. as soon as you speak to me I get the sense of a very powerful man in the spirit world, your husband quite a powerful figure, his character. (Mentions both a powerful figure, and character. Bases covered in case the husband turned out to be a 5 stone dwarf) I get the sense of him not liking how he was at the end of his life, there’s a sense of him not liking how he was. I feel as though he hated letting his family go.. (As opposed to being glad to see the back of them?)
C: Yes.
(What other answer could there be?)

GS: Do you know what I mean? He would not like the fact that he could not be in charge, or doing all the things that he wanted to do. But I do feel he his around you and you know he’s around you.. I sense somewhere between 12 o clock and two o clock in the early hours of the morning, that he’s very much around… and very much around you Gwen.
(Between 12 and 2? His spiritual lunchbreak? Nothing of evidence here, just telling the caller what she wants to hear, her husband is still around.)

C: Wonderful. 
(She has just been told what she wants to hear)

GS: He also makes me aware of times when you just get a sense of him, you can sense him out the corner of your eye but he’s not there, (A feeling that everyone gets at some point) or you feel his presence close.. and er.. er that’s what I would look for as his sign. There’s also something nice just happened in the family just recently, not long, I feel within the last two weeks, a month. Must have been a birthday or an anniversary, cause he makes me aware he was around at that time; but it’s for someone younger in the family… (Someone in her entire family having a Birthday or an anniversary in the last month. What’s the odds of that happening?)

Silence… (Apparently not good odds at all!)

C: Has he got a message for me about his estate?

GS: I do feel as though you’ve been to two different people, he’s making me aware. Or there’s two different parties concerning.. erm what he left behind. I’ve got to say to you ,you got to go with ..its almost like going with the original. Something to do with going with a solicitor or a lawyer that he preferred. But I feel like February/ March next year but you will get everything sorted, don’t worry.
(Basically, see a solicitor. As you would anyway)

C: I thank Gordon very much.. I needed to know.. those answers.
(And those answers were?…….)

RP : Becky now.. she’s in Knoxville Tennessee. Welcome Becky

C: Yes my brother was killed…..
(An instant lead for Smith)

Gordon interrupts.

GS Becky I can. Even before you spoke ,I could feel a young man , and I can feel a lot of anger surrounding this passing. There are still people who are uptight and angry, it’s almost as like a feeling of injustice here as well. But not with your brother cause spiritually your brother’s fine.
(Of course there is anger, a relative has been killed, either accidentally or purposefully, either way there is anger at the loss. There of course is no justice in a person losing their life prematurely)

C: (solemnly) Okay

GS: Okay? It’s almost as though he doesn’t want people to feel anger or regret… guilt. It’s as though heavy emotions are left hanging over family; but he loves you very much, and Becky I don’t know what’s round your neck but he’s making me very aware of something should be hanging round your neck.
(Reassure the caller that their deceased relative still loves them. Making him VERY aware? Why not say what it is that should be hanging round her neck. Jump leads? A tie? Im guessing a necklace, after all they’re very rare….)
Caller is silent.

GS: Do you know what I’m talking about Becky?

C: Yep , yes I do.
(She’s had a think and finally managed to make a connection somewhere)

GS: That’s just his little sign to say.. (then he changes mid sentence) (what little sign? Has he forgotten his patter?) these are what I call 2 minute messages, where there’s not a lot of time for spirit to give me loads of information so they just go for the quickest thing they can, (Because its so busy on the otherside, rushing around, throwing stones, moaning etc..) but there’s something special hanging round your neck that keeps you connected to your brother .I feel a lovely man… ,a lovely boy who had so much potential in this world , but don’t worry he’s still carrying that potential out in the next life.

C: Ah/er… (Confusion? Either she has nothing round her neck that keeps her connected with her Brother, or he had no potential whilst he was alive…)
GS: (quickly)Your going to be learning as well he’s telling me
(Change the subject Gordon, quickly)

C: What. ?
(Obviously the wrong choice of subject)

GS: Your gonna be learning, you’re going to be taking on some new education

C: (Sounding bored) Okay. Does he have any messages for anybody else, or… (She doesn’t want to hear about her, she wants messages from her dead brother, that’s what Mediums are for.)GS: No that’s all I get darling
(What an outstanding message from the afterlife)

AD break.

26 mins and Tessa rings in from West Sussex.

C: Grandma and Mother went at about the same time and there has been a lot of family problems, I just wondered if they had any words for me.
(Smith is spoon fed information here)
GS: I do feel your mother and grandmother are very close to you and both were in this life, I feel you had a good friendship bond. I feel very tired when I talk about your Mother so she must have got very weak and tired at the end of her life.
(How surprising)

C: Absolutely .Yes.
(As opposed to ‘Actually she was as fit as a fiddle right up to the second she died of being really well’)

GS: The condition that she had. She also said you were good to her, but you had so much going on in your own life and she couldn’t have thanked you any more. Your Mother says its actually the men in your life that cause you the problem.(laughs)
(A man causing problems for a woman? Never!)

C: Yes (laughing)

GS: There’s actually a dispute in the family at the moment between a man and a member of the family. But she’s saying let it go , don’t get involved it will be fine. I’ve got your Mother’s wedding ring here Tessa, she’s showing me her wedding ring
(She has already told him that there are family problems)

C: Yes.

GS: She’s handing it over to you, does that make sense to you

C: Yes there’s a dispute over that.

RP: Wow you got that.
(No, the caller ‘got that’. At no point did Smith say Your Mother says there is a dispute about her wedding ring. The caller made it fit, not Smith)

GS: Okay[talking to spirit] I don’t why she’s saying this but she ‘s saying tell her the fourteenth of December is important.

C: Right…

GS: but that date , the 14th is also important as a memory as well, not December but another month is important also. An important date for a birthday or an anniversary. Okay?
(That’s covered the entire year then, and all eventualities)

C: Er.. ok
(The caller obviously has to think of which of the many thousands of Birthdays, Anniversaries or Memories he may be referring to)

39 mins and another, Carol calls in.
C: My question is I had a brother passed away recently and kind of quickly and unexpected to the family at a young age ,and he’s left behind a daughter, and I just wondered if there’s something more I should be doing for his daughter.
(Why not give Smith you shoe size as well?)

GS: No. I don’t think there’s anything more you can do. I don’t know if it’s a distance or proximity, but… there’s a distance I don’t know why your brother was away or something like that. I don’t mean a separation in marriage but a separation in distance I feel from him. This is something I’m feeling, its almost like he’s trying to get back or he’s trying to let you know he’s so grateful for what your doing; cause its almost like your giving up part of your life your day to help his kid. Okay?
(By asking if there is any more she can do for the daughter, she implies she is doing something already, so of course a bit of her life is being given up to care for a child that is not hers. This would only leave one response from the caller…)

C: Yes
(And that’s the response)

GS: Also I’ve got to say to you Carol, there’s somebody with your brother, he’s not the only one in the spirit world, ok? I feel others around him.
(Gordon Smith amazes the World with the information that there is more than one person in the Spirit World)

C: Yes there are others in the family who’ve passed.
(Really? You mean other people in the family have died? Remarkable!)

GS: I feel a male figure who passed very quick ,like your brother but in different circumstance. I feel your brother’s was more accidental, but then another person died was like a heart attack, something that isn’t very quickly, this man stood beside him. (pick a man, any man…) (then goes into general comments about her relationship with brother) I’m feeling disaster. Something to do with a disaster as well, can you understand that Carol?
No reply from the caller.

GS: You know like a natural disaster

C: Hmmm… (Im pretty sure if you’d been involved in a ‘disaster’, you would not need to think about it too much..)

GS: You know someone-not your brother- has been affected by the hurricanes, or things like that.
(Lets look at this. Somebody, who is not her Brother, has been involved in a natural disaster. Hmmm… I think we’re into the millions there…)

C: I live in a hurricane area
(Although it is missing from the transcript, having listened to many hours of Hay House Radio, I know that every caller is introduced along with their location. So Smith already knows where this woman is from. For example this woman may have been from Texas or Florida.)

GS: Ah, something like that, I’m not saying he died in this , but he’s mentioning this; so I feel he’s been around you and was protecting you.. Hang on, you said someone, not her brother, was affected by something like hurricanes, what you have just said makes no sense) you’ve done lots for his daughter and he’s thanking you for this. (She has already implied to Smith that she is looking after the daughter, he is telling her things she already knows) Eyewear! I’ve got to talk to you about spectacles.
C: Ah ha.

GS: I dunno why, but he’s just said ”eyewear” I’ve just got to mention this to you .I don’t know if they’re yours or his but he’s mentioning specs.
(Eyewear? I have NEVER heard anyone refer to glasses as ‘eyewear’ unless they were talking about ‘protective eyewear’)

C:It is funny ,but my Mum wanted him to be buried with his glasses, and he said no.
(How a dead person says he didn’t want to be buried with his glasses is confusing)

GS: Well that’s his calling card to you.. and he wants you to know he’s very happy over there[spirit world] now I dunno who David would be, but its been written up here.

C: That’s my brother!
(This would be a hit if it wasn’t for the fact that Smith says he has no idea who David is, and yet he has just been communicating with him. Pick a name, and get lucky.)

GS: You take care my love and ..”Blow out the candles” he’s saying .There’s a birthday cake with not a lot of candles on it… and he’s telling you to blow out the candles; so there’s someone young’s birthday which is coming up
C: Right that’s my son’s birthday
(It may be, it may be someone completely different. Smith has not said anything other than ‘a young persons Birthday’. The caller has made it fit.)

GS: Well he’s telling you to blow out the candles for his birthday!
(Classic cold reading, the caller will now go away telling people that Smith knew it was her sons Birthday and told her to blow out the candles on his Birthday cake, when in fact Smith started out with a very vague statement and built on it using information from the caller)

GORDON Smith December 5th Hay House Transcript 
Start time about 9.00 mins in
For reference C=caller GS =Gordon Smith RP=radio presenter

C: My boyfriend died about a month and a week ago and I just wondered if he could get through to him?

There follows a lot of general waffle which is immaterial, so we skip to 10:45 

GS: In fact you are waiting ,at the moment to get some sort of possession of his.. you haven’t got yet, but you will get it.
(A prediction, which obviously we will never find if it comes true)


GS: But it’s something he wore, I feel it’s either a chain around his neck or something there. But you will get that.


GS: When that comes it will bring him ever closer to you.
(How exactly?)

C: Thank you

25m 09secs Gwen calls in;

C: Well, my Husband has passed, and I would like to know if he has a message for me, as to the progress I’m making.
(The caller is asking to be told that she is managing okay without her husband)

GS: I think your husband is very proud of what you are doing ,I get the sense of a man who really did love you ,who cared about you ,and I do feel as if you have taken up the reigns of your life and he is very proud of you. (Because its not good for the Medium business to turn round to a client and say “Your Husband says you are the anti-Midas, everything you touch turns to shit, what a cock-up of your life you’ve made since I died”) He’s a good man who liked to do a lot for you.
There’s something about a house around you, I’m seeing a property Gwen and he knows about the property and thinks you’re doing well.

C: Does anyone else have anything to say to me?
(What about the property Gwen?)

GS: I thought I felt a mother coming forward as well in the spirit world. an elderly lady coming forward here, who was quite infirm before she passed over , I felt she couldn’t walk very well .Her body was wasting before she died; an I feel her presence coming forward and I see her smile at you. I do feel you have a picture of this woman ,a photograph of this woman around you. I feel as though she talks to you , you talk to her ,you send her out thoughts.
(So you’re saying she may have a picture of her Mother or her Grand Mother? Brilliant.)

C: Oh. Thanks very much
(For what?)

RP: We have Trevor calling from Wales over there in Great Britain.

C: I lost my Dad , a couple of years ago I just wondering if you had any messages at all? That make sense anyhow…

(You’re asking a Medium to make sense? Good luck….)

GS: The first thing I sense is from you psychically, more than from your father. I sense there is unfinished business between
.Its almost as if you’re asking something from him or you’re asking permission from your Father. This is what I get, but I get the sense your father being someone who didn’t communicate all the well with you. Does that, make sense?

C: That’s right, yes.
(A Father who didn’t communicate with his son very well. How very rare…)

GS: that’s why I had to come into your psyche to get contact with him; and it’s though what he’s making me aware of. He is learning a lot in the spirit world. Stuff that he would never have wanted to look at, talk about when he was here. (Basket Weaving?) I feel he has been made to look at them in order for you to carry on your life. (This is just new-age babble that means absolutely nothing)
C: Oh right, wow.

GS: Can I just say to you, watch Trevor, because by the time you come to July, next year, your gong to be a lot more contented. A lot of that I feel is to do with relationships.
C: Oh right.

GS: Incidentally Trevor, I’ve just been given a watch, an ordinary wrist watch, not a pocket watch; just an ordinary wrist watch here.
C: Yeah.

GS: So it’s something to do with your Dad.
(Is it?)

C: Yeah give me a watch, yeah.
(He’s been given a watch? He wants a watch given?…)
GS: Well, that’s just his little connection to you to say he’s here.
(If he means that Trevor has a watch that used to belong to his Father, then I think you’ll find many sons who also have the same thing)

GS: and also Trevor, I do..[speaks to spirits] [spirits again]yes okay…Hear the name James being called forward and also the name of.. it’s like David, but its said differently.. could be Daffyd or whatever. (James, David and Daffyd)

GS: But I do hear those two names being called in from two different people in the spirit world.

GS: Okay?
(Please God let me get a hit…)

C: (no answer)

GS: And you know what ,Trevor? Do you know Colwyn Bay?
(He’s from Wales, what the hell do you think Gordon?)

C: Yes.

GS: He’s taking me up there for memories.. and Prestatyn.It’s almost like the North line of Wales..so there must be some memories that link to that North coast.
(Yes Gordon, he’s from WALES!)

C: Yeah
GS: Angelssey , Ive got to go to Anglssey as well.Ok
(Why not Gordon, just keep mentioning places in Wales, he’s Welsh remember…)

C: Yes, brilliant.
(Not just brilliant, its bloody genius…)

GS:But I do feel he’s around. He must have worn glasses, your father, cos he’s just shown me himself wearing glasses.
(I wonder statistically how many of the population wears glasses)

C: Oh, right, yeah (no idea if he is agreeing with the statement or confirming the statement. His tone of voice suggest the former. Its nonchalant, non committal.)

GS:I don’t know if someone kept the spectacles ,but I do see them there in front of me.. and he’s got a dog with him in the spirit world (inaudible as music kicks in)

RP: Lisa on the line form Richmond hills Canada 

C: I’m calling because my dad passed over in June, and I’d like to know who he’s with on the other side.

GS: First thing I get Lisa with your father is when he passed, it was time for him to go; time for the spirit to come round and get him.Okay? I feel as though there was a woman there with her hands out waiting to take him over to the other side.

C: Oh was it?

GS: Yep I feel an older woman, Im going back toward your Grandmother ok?

C: Oh my Grandmother…Ok.
(Any evidence here? No. This could apply to absolutely anyone)

GS I feel as though she was waiting to take him across. I also feel another male that connects to your father. Feels like a brother or someone in that line who was also standing there, and I get the sense of these people taking him across, and I do feel he’s reunited with many family. But I’ve got to take you across to the UK for links as well, there must be links in your family going back, that take you to the UK.. to Britain.
(Once again, any evidence? Names? Maybe the Britain connection?….)

C: Okay. .my own personal family, myself and my children or my Father’s side..?
(Nope, it seems not…)

GS: No.. no. Your father’s family.

C: Ok….(non committal)

GS: There’s links in the past.. to the UK
(How far in the past for heavens sake?…)

C: Okay…Is my father happy now, cos he went through a lifetime of suffering. is he happy?

GS: I do feel he’s happy now, and the last part of his life I do feel he was .. kind of unconscious. He was in different states of mind, the latter part just before he passed. It was at this point he saw different people coming forward for him.
(Lets face it, you don’t have to be a Medium to reassure this woman)
C: From the spirit world?
(PC World perhaps?….sorry…)

GS : He was becoming accustomed to it before he even went over there, but I do have to say there is a connection to grandchildren, that he still links to the grandkids he says
(Yes, as a couple of minutes ago she told you she had children)

C: (Amazed tone of voice) You’re connecting to him right now?
(Of course he is…..)
GS: He’s mentioning there was a birthday
(Yes of course there was a birthday, everyone has one once a year)

C: A birthday?

GS: He’s saying tell them I didn’t miss the birthday.. I saw it from the spirit world.

C: Whose birthday?
(Exactly, whose Birthday and when was it)

GS: I feel it was one of the grandkids
(Whose name would be?……)

C: Ooohh okay. Does he come around the family much?

GS: Yes I do feel he does, one time he will be there close to all the family is at the Xmas time. So just remember him at that time, cos I feel he loved having family around him. So he will be a part of the family, okay?
(Blah blah blah….)

RP: Okay thanks Lisa for your call.

Gordon Smith Transcript January 16th 2006-02-01
Key as always GS,=Gordon Smith, C=Caller, RP=radio presenter

We start the transcript at 20 mins in.
Sandra from Canada :

C: In November 2002 my Stepfather passed away, and his daughter produced a will that we believed to be false, that he fabricated it herself. And we’re trying to locate the true will. Does it exist or has she destroyed everything

GS : I think its gone Sandra , I really do. Sandra there’s a Scottish connection around you somewhere.

C: Okay…(hesitant)

GS: Scottish connections, do you know where they are, because I’m getting a sense of someone Scottish in the spirit world coming forward to me. .ah a woman, and she’s making me aware try as you may this is going to be a very difficult thing for you to overcome.

C: Uh huh.

GS: But I do feel, the majority of the family believe this all made up, and I believe it is. I think its gonna be very hard for you….. but what I feel is your wasting such a lot of your own energy, and it’s been driving you mad; cause you’d love to achieve something. But you keep coming up against brick walls.(more general pleasantries but nothing exciting)

Thirty seven minutes in and Emily calls: 
C: About 6 years ago we were living in Wales and we didn’t manage to get my Grandmother’s Christmas present in time before she died, and me and my Mother in particular have felt so guilty since then..

GS: But your Nan would know that’s fine, she would know the intention, they feel the intention, more than the physical act.And do you know what, I just saw Anglesssey, and Rhyll and Prestatyn, going around like that. A lovely picture.. a memory of that place.
(Once again he has encountered someone from Wales and is mentioning all the places in Wales he can remember)

C: (excited voice)Yes,yes…

GS: Of going out there.. and I do feel your Nan is very close. In fact somebody.. a Christmas time is very important. Its either a birthday or an anniversary time, because she’s just showing me the Christmas time..
(Which is it? A Birthday or an Anniversary? Christmas Time? That covers about 4 weeks…)

C: Er.. erm …My cousin was born.. er..

GS: She like, sees somebody celebrating a birthday at Xmas time, so your Nan’s very much with you. Tell your Mother she needs to get some more energy around her just now.
(Blah , blah, blah)

C: Yes she does

GS: She’s a little bit flat, she needs picking up, and don’t you worry about the financial thing you’ve going over its all fine. Everything’s going to be fine, its going to be a much better year for you.

If anyone can find evidence of 'Medium' abilities here, I'm a small mountain goat called Barry. Please dont give me any of this 'but he's better on stage' business, he is supposed to be a Medium, spirits Im sure do not care if he's on a phone or on a stage. He has NO psychic ability. Where the hell he got the signature "most acurate Medium" from is beyond me.