Disadvantages Waste of money
|Quality of journalism|
|Quality of features|
|Value for money||Very poor|
|Quantity of advertising||High|
In the present I see a magazine called Prediction, a glossy magazine produced and printed by IPC Media Ltd.
What do I see? Shush! I need to concentrate my powers. (Daughter please turn that 3 of a kind – Baby Cakes music down- how can I read and concentrate!)
“What are you reading?” My black cat purrs, I look at her and tell her to be quiet. I mean, I escape from the daughter only to have one hundred and one questions from my familiar!
As I open the magazine a little blue envelope falls out.
I put that aside thinking to open it later. The familiar chews the edges.
Warning -The crystal ball lights up again. Flashing - Financial advisor.
My familiar twitches her whiskers and shakes her head.
My eyes stray across the contents page, the cat settles down, as the light goes out in the crystal ball.
I read the note from the editor. The first paragraph throws me, I re-read it.
The editor cannot understand why people go abroad for hot weather as Britain is also hot in the summer months. My familiar looks at me warily as I laugh.
“Read on; Read on” she head butts me. Winter, yes go away in winter much better for SAD sufferers.
My crystal ball gleams figures at me and tells me that the astrology calendar is roughly 22rd July to 22rd August, for Leo, statistically the ball agrees with the editor.
Features - I decide to look at one of the cover stories.
Holistic healing – Saying that we all suffer from stress at times -
The article mentions very briefly about the biological process ‘fight or flee’
Then talks about every day stress and that we all suffer from it.
The cat yawns.
Oh! Bikram Yoga, a room heated to 100F and twenty six poses.
The crystal ball flashes the £ sign – Only £11.50 per session.
What can I see? The haze clears, two messages –
Time for me to consult my crystal ball.
My crystal ball jerks rapidly, it tells me, tea CAN contain more caffeine than coffee – Caffeine, yes that white drug that is put into our food and drink – the drug that causes over stimulation, excitement, anxiety and abnormally increases sensitivity. It is the white powder that is also known as xanthine. Don’t be fooled though, as caffeine free could be just as bad, it depends on how the caffeine has been eliminated.STRESS – Make love – if you have a partner.
Back to the magazine.*ZINC – An essential mineral which stimulates the activity of approximately 100 enzymes. It tells us that an easier way to take Zinc is by taking a supplement.
My crystal ball tells me.Zinc is an essential mineral which stimulates the activity of approximately 200 enzymes.
*Media ReviewA selection of books, websites and CD reviews, at full price, spells, fairies, every day magic and sex and spirituality.
*Do I believe I am ‘a transexual alien from the planet Nanoo-Nanoo?’
The magazine shows me glossy pictures of San Francisco and Tales from the City. At last, something where I can learn something new.
Letters to a Ghost Hunter
*A selection of letters to Jason Karl, a T.V presenter.
My eyes scan the page for the answer, is it an advertisement?
Oh sorry, my mistake, the answer offers the writer to buy Karl’s book that just so happens to be published in October, or failing that why not go back to the Inn in September. for a special evening that will cost you £100 per head. B&B with a two course meal.
50 ways to become a psychic part 2 - this starts from number 26
If I want to find out the first 1 -25 ways I will have to fork out another £2.95 for a back copy.
The familiar snarls thinking of all the extra food I could buy her and the crystal ball flashes – Do you really need to know what you know already, just use me as your guide.
Inspire a trance state by dancing like a Muslim in a religious exercise which can lead to a trance. – I can think of far easier ways of going into a trance without ending up in
hospital with high blood pressure and multiple fractures after falling over my barking dog.
My black cat, born on 31st October begins to pull the pages, nudging me; she is fed up with the giggles and sighs that keep shaking the bed.
And my horoscope?
Expect the unexpected – there may be financial problems, yes I am going on holiday I suppose that means another delay at the airport and I will spend a lot of money as usual.
Tarot my cat jumps up smiling – Fame at last. A whole two pages named after her.
She walks across the page, smiling. Love and Sex - She flops down dismayed, she never did like being neutered.
The way I see it, if you read the cards you would have needed a book to begin with. So what’s the point of reading the article?
At last something which is quite interesting and I can pull it out and put in my dream book for future reference.***
Perhaps it was spent on the trip to San Fransciso to find out whether we are all transexual aliens from the planet Nanoo- Nanoo.
First of all I would like to know why it costs so much money. The companies pay for their advertisements and believe me, for a magazine with 90 pages and with over one third of it adverts, in different sizes, half pages and quarter pages as well as smaller ads and larger ones the whole magazine looks like a yellow pages for psychics and the like.
I was wondering where all the money goes for this magazine, it is not spent on models as there only appears to be one or maybe they just look the same.
The editorial on some pages remind me of a jumping jack rabbit
The editorial is not always correct and I found that if something is suggested then doctors were always mentioned, it is as if they are always covering themselves legally.
Why don’t they just put a Prediction health warning?
Warning – Don’t try some of the ideas in this magazine without consulting a doctor first.
Another feature is, black font on a background that is predominantly different shades of light and dark blue and white. I found it so tiring to read I did not bother which was a shame because it actually started off as pretty interesting reading.I think what really annoys me is the price of £2.95 per month, for to me, there was no real editorial that one could really ‘get their teeth into’.
All in all I found it to be one of the worst magazines that I have ever bought.
So I would give it zero.
The website for interested readers is WWW.predictionmagazine.co.uk
(There are some interesting website links on here)
I am not a skeptic when it comes to matters of the psychic nature, having experienced
many strange phenomena myself and having seen into the future in dreams and paranormal experiences. I attended a spiritualist church for a few years and I have sat
in circle, this was all very helpful to me when my mind needed answers . I have also read many books on the subject.
I also believe that a mishmash of information that this magazine gives it’s readers cannot really help anyone.If you want to learn about plants read a good book on healing therapy.
My crystal ball now tells me it is time for the cat and I to rest. – Her final prediction is that I will never waste my money on this magazine again and I shall think of ways of using this magazine instead of just giving it to my husband to burn. (Yes, I know it can be recycled – what a waste of a tree!)
Hey, I just thought of an idea, I could line the cat litter tray. Oh! I forgot she doesn’t use one.
I shall just have to think harder. I shall let you know.
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