Fact A Day

Fact a Day: November 29th

The Facts on Psychic Readings (Harvest House, 1997), pp. 38-39


What are some personal and national consequences of the psychic revolution?

  While the life of a psychic can be interesting, it is also often miserable. To illustrate, the following comments by psychic Sylvia Brown could sooner or later apply to just about any psychic: “Psychics are really just human beings with a gift, [a gift] which does not serve us personally very well…. My life reads like a struggle for survival…. Someone told me that I am a ‘karmic catharsis’ for everyone, which seems to fit well.”* As is usually true, psychics’ spirit guides warn them in advance that their lives will be difficult and perilous. Apparently, what few psychics have considered is that, because of their basic philosophy of life, which includes ideas such as karma, their spirit guides are free to induce all the suffering and misery they wish, explaining this as a necessary consequence of the psychics’ need for karmic “readjustment” from misdeeds in “past lives.” (Of course, if being a psychic in this life means one is so spiritually advanced, how could the karmic debt weigh so heavily from a past life?) Brown’s biographer; Antoinette May, writes that her “suffering has often been intense” and that her “psychic abilities were a burden from which she could never free herself.”* “The conflicts and challenges that have beset Sylvia are numerous and varied” and “her body, weary of the battle within, was vulnerable to everything. Without understanding the cause, she suffered almost serial illnesses: persistent colds, flu, bronchitis, pneumonia.”* *For full documentation, please see The Facts on Psychic Readings.