She strolls onto the stage as if into her own living room, casually elegant in a twinkling, black tunic top and matching trousers. “I love you, Sylvia!” cries an exuberant young woman, her enthusiasm rising above the applause of 2,400 paying audience members. Sylvia Browne.psychic, medium, prolific author.accepts the affirmation gracefully and takes the podium. “I want to talk to you about angels, about spirit guides, and about how to become more psychic.” Shudder. This is precisely the conversation I’ve spent most of my life avoiding. But I was trapped in a sea of believers, and having paid $78.50 of U.S. News’s money for my seat in the Atlantic City Convention Center auditorium, I didn’t dare attempt an escape.