Sylvia Celeste Shoemaker like Dorothy was from Kansas who traveled down the mysterious path of life and ended in the Emerald City or Hollywood. To some she was like Glenda the Good Witch of the South but to her detractors was just a bad witch. She achieved her fame as a psychic and spiritual medium as Sylvia Browne, taking the name of her third husband but adding an additional letter to the name. Like Dorothy, Sylvia loved animals and wrote books about “Toto” and other animals going to heaven just like people.
Sylvia Browne had a heart attack three years ago according to another psychic medium James Van Praagh which may have contributed to her death on November 20, 2013 at 7 am.
Having read many of her books, like Auntie Em her Grandmother Ada understood the little girl and supported her in her beliefs of seeing dead people. Sylvia said about Grandmother Ada:
“Once in a while Grandma Ada used to say that if something hit you squarely in the solar plexus, that was a psychic hit, so you had to make a fast decision. By the same token, when you meet someone, your first impression is usually right because your intellect hasn’t gotten in there to mess it up yet. But if you do something blindly for all the wrong reasons, then your haste will make waste.
My grandmother was so ahead of her time. She ingrained in my soul that this world was just a temporary place to learn and do good. She also used to say that being psychic is only part of a bigger picture, which was to show people that God’s consciousness is all around us, and that His and Her helpers are always there for us, as long as we don’t get caught up in our own “stuff” and ego. I’ve personally been defamed, gone broke, been divorced, and lost loved ones; yet I keep getting up and trying again, knowing that those who love me always will, and those who don’t love me aren’t going to, and that’s all right, too.”
In her later years, she established a school of thought that could be called OZ. God is both male and female Om and Azna. We once had a 15 minute phone reading with Sylvia Browne about our career in writing. During the reading, we saw a portal or door open and green light was at the threshold, and when Sylvia Browne spoke she had an extreme calmness, sincerity and certainty about her information.
That was three years ago, and, we are still waiting for that reading to manifest but we did experience that the great and powerful, magical world of Sylvia Browne. May you and your beloved Grandma Ada walk the yellow brick road hand in hand on the ‘Other side”.
Our tribute to Sylvia Browne from June 8, 2011: