Book Review | Psychic
Author: Sylvia Browne
About the Book:
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 troublesâ€”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.
I am a HUGE fan of Sylvia Browne and actually have a collection of all her books. I knew when I saw her new book, Psychic, I just had to pick it up and read it. This book tells Sylvia’s story and is basically like her autobiography. I learned about her as a child right up to what she is up to today. I was captivated right from page 1 but that’s no surprise since all of Sylvia’s books fascinate me and this one was no different.
I loved learning more about her and all the challenges she faced in her life. She has been through divorces, bankruptcy, family feuds like many of us and it reminded me that even though she is a famous celebrity, she still is human and has both good and Â bad experiences like the rest of us.
The best parts of the book are when she talks about her work with the Other Side. This is a subject I have always been so curious about and I enjoy reading Sylvia’s perspective on how it all works. Her spirit guide, Francine, is a constant presence in her life and she actually hears her talking and can ask questions. I know Sylvia says we all have our guides and sometimes I wish that mine would give me advice when I am facing challenges.
I think you need to read this book with an open mind. If you have never read any of Sylvia Browne’s books, some of the concepts may seem quite “out there”. To me they didn’t because I have read most of her books and was familiar with everything she talked about.
She discussed briefly many topics which are covered extensively in her other books. For instance, she talks about dreams and astral travel in Psychic. The topic is discussed extensively in her other book called Book of Dreams. If you haven’t read her books before, Psychic would be a good starting point since you will get a taste of all the books and can go out and buy books on the topics that piqued your interest.
One thing I wish I could get was a reading with Sylvia. She is super expensive though at $700 for a 30 minute phone reading. I think she has a 4 year waiting list too! I guess I will just be sticking to reading her books!
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*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*
Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!