I received a reply from Sylvia Brown's "people"

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by cjcookie, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. cjcookie

    cjcookie New Member

    To recap, I asked the question:

    I love Sylvia Browne, have read some of her books and watch her on Montel. I was very disappointed to read about a past life regression mentioned in her newest book, however. In the affidavit from C., she says Sylvia told her she was burned at the stake as a witch in the late 1600s. I cannot believe that no one on her staff, the editors, or anyone reading her drafts would not have caught that obvious error. No one was burned at the stake in Salem for being a witch. There were 19 hangings and one that was pressed to death. I had previously believed in Sylvia and wanted to get a reading for myself. Now I am very confused. I don't want to disbelieve for one error but this was a big one.

    Do you have an explanation?

    Here is what they replied:
    How do you know some were not burned? Just because it’s not in the History books doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

    I thought that was very lame and replied back:

    I do believe Sylvia has a gift. She also admits that she can't be 100% right all the time. Obviously, you believe she has the power to rewrite history now. Should I believe those lunatics that say the holocost never happened too? History books can't be wrong all the time? Please!


    That lady's answer scared me - it felt like she was in a cult or something. With this type of answer, Sylvia can be 100% all the time even with outrageous claims. She can just say that "just because it isn't in the history books, doesn't mean it didn't happen".

    What do you guys think?

  2. harrysmom

    harrysmom Member

    Did Sylvia mention Salem specifically? Persons accused of witchcraft were burned at the stake in European locales during the time frame you referred to. Past lives, I would think, probably aren't confined by geographical or political boundaries. Just a thought.

  3. cjcookie

    cjcookie New Member

    That's why I brought it up.
  4. SusanEU

    SusanEU New Member

    I used to be a big fan. Had all the books, tapes, etc.

    Not so much anymore. I believe she has a gift, but over the years has learned how to give glib answers even when she is guessing.

    It seems to be all about the money. She has built quite an empire which will now be passed down to her son. My friend has an appointment with her - in 3 years and for $700.

    As for telling people about fibro, it seems she says that to everybody who feels ill and has not had a diagnosis. Eat more protein, that isn't mysterious, we've all heard that.

    The more I see her on Montel, the more "hokey" it all seems. The pat answers and back pedaling.

    Just my 2 cents. (and I do believe in psychics!)

    Sue in Ontario
  5. Adl123

    Adl123 New Member

    Dear Cookie,
    I have gone to some of Slvia's readings, and I even attended one where she channeled a womaned named "Justine" (I think - it was a long time ago).

    At that time, I asked a question and I found that her answer was partially right.

    There is no doubt in my mind that Sylvia has a gift, and that she tries to tell the truth as she sees it. It is possible that she mis-interpreted what she got, as Salem, and she could have, at the same time, seen something that might have been done in secret. Not everythng is mentioned accurately in history books, and a lot of what a psychic "gets" is on the "feeling" level.

    I've come to find, after 41 years of teaching, that history books are slanted, according to our "national interest", and according to the mores of the times. You would be amazed if you read history books of other counties. All are "edited", because every country and every publisher has a point of view.

    I take psychics , no matter how sincere, with a grain of salt. I believe that they are a tool, and don't have any absolutely accurate answers, nor are they meant to. I feel that they can assist us, and we must always follow our own lights.

    While I don't believe she runs a cult, She does have a church (or did have, when last I heard) and a very dedicated following. And- money definitely helps you, if you want to be part of her group.

    My cousin studied with her for several years, and then left. He told me that he was asked for $5,000.00, to be part of the governing board. He didn't approve, and so he left. However, this doesn't make her group a cult, because one can leave at any tme, and people are not told to separate themselves from their friends and family.
    Thanks for letting me share.

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  6. sleepyinlalaland

    sleepyinlalaland New Member

    and I don't believe she nor anyone else knows just what adventures someone may (or may not) have had in a previous life. Personally, I feel the "burning at the stake" comment was another of her trite off-the-cuff statements.

    But I DO believe her answer is correct; just because it wasn't in the history books, it doesn't mean it didn't (possibly) happen.
  7. SusanEU

    SusanEU New Member

    Bump for more opinions
  8. tata1580

    tata1580 New Member

    I have been thinking about his since the first thread..I think that time I was the only one who liked and believed her..and it was possible that these things happend..possibly by good ole boys out on the back 40..

    I am disapointed in the reply sent to you does not sound very professional...I also no not care for the fact that so much money is charged..I have often thought about that to...I feel a gift is something to be shared..but heck I don't know what she does with her money..

    I do still stand by..I like Sylvia..I tend to beleive her more than anyone else..I kinda like her flip attitude sometimes..can you imagine if you had the gift..and being in other peoples problems and feeling all of the time...that is something else to think about..

    Anyway I think I have strayed once again..

    I live in a very, very rural area..and I know there are a lot of things that go on around here that will never make it to an history book..not even the news paper!

    I am so foggy today...I feel this may really like like the ramblings of a boob!! But I am gonna post er anyway!!

    Thanks for the update..maybe we should write Montel..send him these post and she if he would pen her down on it!

    just a thought!!

  9. Marta608

    Marta608 Member

    I have no doubt that Syliva Brown is intuitive and maybe even has insight far greater than many. But I've seen too many slip ups on her part - and watched her quickly recover. Unfortunately I believe that she has become too commericial for her gift. I also want to be careful of what I put my faith in.

  10. lea

    lea Member

    Did you find her answers more like mind reading. Is it something that the person asking the qustion or someone else know this answer?
    thank you
  11. Adl123

    Adl123 New Member

    I never thought of it that way, really. I guess she cold be mind reading. Some people believe that we already know all the answers to our questions, even if it is subconsciously. so I guess it is possible.

  12. shelbo

    shelbo New Member

    leave it alone!
  13. JLH

    JLH New Member

    I enjoy watching Sylvia Brown on Montel, but strictly for entertainment purposes.

    I really think anyone could come up with the same answers as she does for people. Most of her replies to people can't be proven right or wrong.

    She entertains people, and earns a lot of money doing it! Just like other well-known personalities.

  14. StephieBee

    StephieBee New Member

    Someone should have asked her what her name was in her past life as a 'witch' in Salem. I wonder if she would have an answer to that! Then you could reference it.

    I live 15 minutes from Salem, and as far as I know...you can find out just about any of the witch's names that were killed back then.

    Just a thought.
  15. Jane_Canuck

    Jane_Canuck New Member

    Well here is my 2 cents.

    While I had always been leary of Sylvia in the past I saw her in Columbus in June. She has interesting things to say, while I am not still 100% sure of her I feel if you are given information from spirit, it needs tested.

    If you ask for further confirmation, if a statement is true, then it should recieve more confirmation to back up the original statement.

    Now on this witch issue... my thoughts are like this... whilst I do not defend her think of it this way.

    How many blacks were killed in the back woods with neck tie parties that just went missing and no one knows what happened to them they just disappeared. So little of that time was documented.

    Now think of this... if the witch they were after were not major land holders in their community, what if they just didn't like someone that was poor? Why waste the time of the courts, why not just go out and get rid of them?

    Makes sense doesn't it?? No not everything is recorded esp if it is done in secret.

    However I do agree there does seem to be alot of commercialism. I work with a group out of a new age book shop andwhen they also went and saw Sylvia in June the consensis is that we all liked John Holland better lol!

    So there ya go interesting post.

    Just trust your own angels and guides and gut you will be lead better, most things coming thru psychicly ought to confirm your gut feelings. I live by confirmation is everything. I also feel that whatever you ask yourself about stop and feel what your gut says, what the first word that comes to mind about something is likely is what is true for you.

    Many Blessings!!

  16. painintheeverywhere

    painintheeverywhere New Member

    I have always found her to be extrordinary. I have so much faith in her, however if you have questions, nothing is wrong with asking.

    I do believe the answer you received is completely legitimate. I think she knows much more about the past then we do...and everything did not make the history books.

    Just my thoughts....I would love to meet her someday.

    Take Care

  17. lil_angel1198

    lil_angel1198 New Member

    and is prone to mistakes.

    I feel that no one should rely on psychics. How are we to know where the 'information' comes from....the devil is really sneaky and makes things look really good when he wants to draw someone in.

    Trust in God for the answers, He'll always give you the truth.
  18. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    Like Steph said try to find out her last name when she died in Salem.

    My DH and I go to Salem every year I know we could find out.But then again she could call a head and get a name herself.

    I think she is a very good actress that makes a lot of money.

    Sue ..PS : I do believe there are some that do have the power to predict the future and read minds or view your past and speak to your loved ones. BUT Most do not make tons of money for there gift.Do we see lots of others on the Montel show No.....Or any other show??Nooo....We have seen people who can locate missing children .They share there gift to truly help others.thats it Im done.
  19. zenouchy

    zenouchy Member

    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks so much for reading my response. My opinion is a bit strong, and I apologize if it offends anyone. I take Sylvia Brown to be an interesting, entertaining and compelling person. However, do we let one person's possible past life regression rewrite history for us? That seems highly illogical.

    And gift or no gift for past life regressions, she is playing with fire and CROSSING A HUGE LINE
    when it comes to REWRITING HISTORY. Think about this for a minute. I want to give you some perspective: I just looked up our WORLD's population on the internet. Do you know what it is? It's 6,543,635,372. Wow, that's huge! And our nation's population? It's 299,717,171. But what does that have to do with Sylvia Brown? A lot actually.

    How does Sylvia Brown have the abililty and brazen audacity to start flirting WITH REWRITING our NATION'S HISTORY? How many other millions of people (who just don't have access to millions of viewers on television) could say the same thing? And then just say, well, OOOPs, I might be wrong sometimes, guys! My opinion, is that this is quite negligent. SHE WAS NOT ALIVE IN THE LATE 1600s. A past-life vision is NOT PROOF. I think we're too smart to fall for this.

    Anyone who flirts with rewriting history is dangerous. And even worse, like CJ said, her staff seems to be following her in this scary cult-like fashion.
    People need to take a stand and not accept this. (*On that note, I very much applaud CJ for writing her staff- way to go!!*)

    Indeed, look at the Holocaust Revisionists who also had the brazen and disgusting audacity to say it didn't happen even when there is countless footage of the occurrence, and even with the thousands of survivors (although shrinking in number) who are still alive and have written books, made documentaries AND appeared on Oprah .

    People may think that this is nothing close to the sort of tragedy of the Holocaust. And of course it isn't. However, there is a similarity. And while the witch burnings does not have the same impact on us today, what DOES have the same impact and relevance on today is how we accept truth. Do you accept one person's possible life regression as truth and justification to REWRITE HISTORY? I don't. Some food for thought.

    Thanks for reading. Much health and happiness to all.

    Sincerely, Erika
  20. Summit

    Summit New Member

    Hey, not a bad idea, ask Montel to get a more "detailed" description from her. Course she could make up anything? Who could deny it? Yep, I like her, but take it all with a grain of salt. Sometimes I have felt her answers to be to vague. I just ordered a few of her books/tapes, will see what I think of those.

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