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The Truth About Psychics

The Truth About Psychics

What's Real, What's Not, and How to Tell the Difference

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How do psychic abilities work...and how can you tell if they're real?

In this fascinating look into the history of spiritualism, celebrity psychic Sylvia Browne tells all: what's real, what's not, and how to tell the difference! Starting with her own personal odyssey, Sylvia covers the history of psychics dating from biblical times and reveals the truth about everything from witches and talking boards to angels and astral projection. Did you know...

If someone tells you that an object is "haunted"...they are probably fooling you. Objects can retain impressions of prior owners, like a photograph, but they don't contain the spirits of those on the Other Side.

If you get rid of one item in your should be the talking board. Using one is like leaving your front door unlocked, inviting anyone (good or evil) to waltz right in.

Why Sylvia didn't believe in "living ghosts"...until she had a terrifying experience that changed her mind. The phenomenon called a doppelgänger happened to her more than forty years ago.

How to tell if a psychic is giving you a good reading...or just followiwing a script. There are a few key phrases that can give away a fake.

Through a wealth of personal stories and research into the lives of great psychics, Sylvia offers solid advice on how to put valid procedures to use and ignore the rest. The Truth About Psychics explains how you can spot a fraud and shows you how to tap into your own spiritualism and develop legitimate psychic skills!
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  • Touchstone | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781451691832 | 
  • April 2012
List Price $17.99
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I can’t imagine my life as a psychic without a lifetime equally devoted to God and spirituality.

But then, I can’t imagine any life on this rough earth without the comfort, healing, purpose, and joy to be found in God’s arms and in spirituality, where His infinite mysteries and answers lie waiting.

I was lucky (although I would never have used that word when I was a child). I never had to wonder whether the spirit world existed. I knew it did. I saw it, I heard it, and I sensed it all around me, whether I wanted to or not. Without my brilliantly psychic and... see more

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