Whenever I see Sylvia Browne on one of her weekly appearances on the Montel Williams show* I am absolutely amazed that anyone in the audience can take Browne seriously. She's quite transparently just making up complete nonsense, yet people nod and clap and ooh and ahh like she's doing something spectacular.
Here's a few exchanges from my notes that I jotted down. They are paraphrased but indicative of typical "psychic" pronouncements from Browne.**
Q: When will I meet my soulmate?
SB: In about 3 years.
Q: Have I had any past lives?
SB: Yeah. About 37. The last one was in Jerusalem 100 years ago. You were a rabbi.
Q: My sister commit suicide, but we never found the suicide note. What did it say?
SB: It just said she was depressed and wanted to get out of here. She was depressed most of her life. You know we call this bipolarism, it's on the rise.
SB: Do me a favor and get your thyroid checked. [Browne randomly telling that to a questioner for apparently no reason.]
Q: I want to know what I'm going to be, if I'll ever figure it out.
SB: You're going to go into teaching.
Q: My daughter and I have a psychic connection. Did we know each other in a past life?
SB: Yep, several of them. One in Greece, one in ....
Does anyone see anything here that couldn't just be made up by anyone? C'mon! How can something this friggin' obvious be so difficult for so many people to see?
*Thankfully, Williams has been canceled and Browne will have one less forum to bamboozle people in.
**One of the posts I haven't gotten around to finishing yet will take a more systematic approach to Browne appearances.