Sylvia Celeste Browne (Sylvia Celeste Browne)

Sylvia Celeste Browne

Psychic, Spiritual Medium, Author. Sylvia Celese Browne appeared regularly on television and radio, and hosted an hour-long Internet radio show on Hay House Radio. She was the subject of frequent criticism for making psychic predictions that were later proven false. She was the author of dozens of books on paranormal and spiritual topics. She discussed a wish for people to feel that they are loved by God. She claimed that God comprises both a male and a female part, named Om and Azna respectively. She stated that the entity of God loves all people and living beings equally, no matter what one’s specific religious or spiritual beliefs are. According to Sylvia Celeste Browne, this includes atheists, people who do not believe in a god or gods. Browne wrote that people’s actions and intentions define a person and soul, and that people of all religions, spiritual beliefs, and non-beliefs may go to “the Other Side”, as she referred to Heaven. She wrote that she presented her beliefs in a way that allows readers or listeners to take what they want from her teachings and leave behind what they do not agree with. She was a frequent guest on US television and radio programs, including Larry King Live, The Montel Williams Show, That’s Incredible!, and Coast to Coast AM. During these appearances, she usually discussed her abilities with the host and then performed readings for audience members or callers. Sylvia Celeste Browne hosted her own hour-long Internet radio show on Hay House Radio, where she performed readings and discussed paranormal issues. On certain occasions she was paired with other guests, including skeptics, often leading to debate about the authenticity of Browne’s psychic abilities. These shows often featured verbal sparring between the two, with each trying to convince the audience that the other was wrong. She appeared in a 1991 episode of Haunted Lives: True Ghost Stories. In the segment “Ghosts R Us,” she portrayed herself in a recreation of events that purportedly took place in a haunted Toys R Us store. Browne also appeared as herself on the television soap opera The Young and the Restless in December 2006. In 1986, she founded a Campbell, California church known as the Society of Novus Spiritus, which described itself as “Gnostic Christian”, purported to espouse the traditions and teachings followed by Jesus Christ, while incorporating the Gnostic Gospels and not excluding Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, or Hinduism. The Novus Spiritus website says that while the Bible is a “marvelous book of learning and hope”, it is not the “unaltered word of God”. She claimed that she knew what it is like in Heaven. In her book The Other Side and Back, she says the temperature is a constant 78 °F (25.6 °C), that there are no insects unless one wants there to be, that pets go to Heaven, and that a house can be built wherever one wants. She asserted that the “other side” exists approximately three feet above ground level and at a “higher vibrational level” and that this makes it difficult for humans to perceive. Like a number of other psychics, she claimed to have been born able to perceive a wider range of “vibrational frequencies”. She declared that she could see angels, and that they looked similar to depictions in paintings but had different traits depending on their “phylum.” She also claimed that they do not speak.[18] Browne professed the ability to speak with her spirit guide, “Francine,” and gave details of 54 of her own former lives as divined by her. There have been some notable false claims made by Browne. In 2002, she told the parents of 11-year-old Shawn Hornbeck, who had disappeared earlier that year, that Shawn was dead and had been kidnapped by a dark-skinned man with dreadlocks. Hornbeck was found alive in 2007; his kidnapper was Caucasian and short-haired. In June 2008, UK television network ITV2 was sanctioned by Ofcom for reairing the Montel Williams episode featuring Browne’s original prediction. In November 2004, to the mother of kidnapping victim Amanda Berry, who had disappeared 19 months earlier: “She’s not alive, honey.” Browne had claimed to have had a vision of Berry’s jacket in the garbage with “DNA on it.” Berry’s mother died two years later believing this to be the case. Berry was found alive in May 2013. On Larry King Live in 2003, Sylvia Celese Browne predicted she would die at age 88. She died in 2013, aged 77. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia)

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Born

  • October, 19, 1936
  • USA
  • Kansas City, Missouri

Died

  • November, 11, 2013
  • USA
  • San Jose, California

Cemetery

  • Oak Hill Memorial Park
  • San Jose, California
  • USA

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