Sylvia Browne (1936–2013 ) was one of the best-known psychics in America, Sylvia Browne (originally Sylvia Celeste Shoemaker) has appeared on numerous television programs and has written several books about her paranormal experiences. She was also the founder of a Christian group called Novus Spiritus, which embraces the beliefs that the soul survives after death and that spirit guides watch over the living; Browne has said that God has given her the mission of promoting and proving this belief. Browne began her career with individual psychic readings in 1973. Since then, she has given group readings and made predictions of future events based on her dreams and/or conversations with what she says are her own spirit guides. Some of these predictions have proven to be correct, but others have been wrong.
For example, in 2004 Browne predicted that actor Robert Blake, about to stand trial for killing his wife, would be found not guilty, and in 2005 this was indeed the case. However, she also predicted that the deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein would be killed during an attempt to capture him, when in fact he was captured alive.
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