Psychic

Psychic

My Life In Two Worlds

Book - 2010
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At the age of seventy-three, New York Times bestselling author Sylvia Browne is ready to tell the whole story of her extraordinary life. In Psychic, we meet the woman behind the public figure: from the child receiving her first visits from the spirit world to the teenager doubting her own sanity; from the new mother living through staggering highs and lows to the burgeoning celebrity, and, ultimately, the successful, happily married woman she is today. Filled with never-before-told stories and otherworldly encounters, Psychic is a riveting account of how Sylvia Shoemaker, a traditional girl from Missouri, became world-famous psychic Sylvia Browne.

Nothing is off-limits. Sylvia tells the little-known truths behind her three failed marriages--including physical abuse, bankruptcy, and legal troubles--and the financial and emotional damage they wreaked. She revisits her personal demons and describes her physical challenges, including her relatively recent discovery that she'd suddenly gone blind in one eye. And then there is the greatest surprise of all: Sylvia tells how, once she had reached her seventies, and believed her romantic life was over, the real Mr. Right finally--impossibly--showed up.

While the press has freely, often bitterly, weighed in on Sylvia's most painful stories, she has remained quiet--until now. Unlike any other book Sylvia has written, Psychic reaches deep beneath the surface of her life, including professional and personal experiences that she is sharing publicly for the first time. With candor, warmth, and a great deal of humor, Sylvia Browne has written the singularly captivating tale of a life lived in two worlds, filled equally with harsh earthly realities and mesmerizing spiritual insights.

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, c2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061966729
006196672X
Characteristics: x, 242 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Harrison, Lindsay

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abelcoure
Nov 11, 2017

I really enjoy her theories. I liked the book a lot and it gave me comfort as I recently had a loved one pass away. This book also has some humour. If you are open minded I would definitely recommend this book.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Dec 23, 2016

As her opening statement goes in this autobiography's first chapter - Self-proclaimed psychic, Sylvia Browne boldly states (*and I quote*) - "Before we come here from the "Other Side" to start a new incarnation... We choose our parents, our siblings, our enemies, our health issues, our best/worst qualities." (*end of quote*) - Yes, folks. According to Sylvia Browne, our choices are really as simple and premeditated as that.

Browne makes this utterly absurd statement as if it were, in fact, an absolute truth that no one (in their right mind) is permitted to challenge or rebuke in any way, shape, or form.

And, so - (With Browne's arrogantly blind words in mind) - I ask myself - If "we choose our health issues & best/worst qualities" as she so states - Does this mean that a person who's born physically deformed or mentally insane is, literally, choosing this sort of hell for themselves before birth!?... (Oh? Really!?)... And, what about suicide?... Did this person choose to kill themselves before they were born?.... (Like - Hello!?)

Anyway - On that one damning point, alone, I have no choice here but to completely dismiss the absolutely deluded Browne (and her apparent "psychic" abilities) as being totally fraudulent and, yes, not worthy of earning my attention in the least.... And, that's that!!

(*As a distraction - Watch the frenzied, 3.5-star "Cher - Believe" music-video*)

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bellauto
May 08, 2014

What an interesting read. I couldn't put in down. I enjoyed every page.

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