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Secrets & Mysteries of the World (edition 2006)

by Sylvia Browne

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Title:Secrets & Mysteries of the World
Authors:Sylvia Browne
Info:Hay House (2006), Paperback, 237 pages
Collections:Scared Places, Your library
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This is Sylvia's latest book in which she explores such things as crop
circles, crystal skulls, Stonehenge, Atlantis, alien abductions, the
pyramids of the world, the Shroud of Turin (and many other Christian
beliefs), etc.

You either love Sylvia Browne or you think she's a flake. I enjoy her
books and think she's more right than wrong in her outlook on things,
but that's my personal opinion. This book makes for some interesting
reading, though, and includes research from several other sources.
Since I do a lot of research myself on such a wide variety of subjects,
I'd already read most of her sources, but it was interesting to see her
tie some of them together. Sometimes she states something in such a
logical way that uses insight that's passed right by me, but the more I
stop to think about it, the more I see her point.

What I find interesting is the things that she debunks (vampires, the
Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch, demons, the Devil), versus the things she
upholds as true (crop circles, fairies, extraterrestrials, The Bermuda
Triangle, crystal skulls). I was introduced to some mysteries that I'd
never heard of before, but most of them I was quite familiar with.

I really enjoyed this book and it was quite a quick read. I'd give it a
3.5 but only because it wasn't long enough, didn't go into quite as much
detail as I wish it had, and didn't address nearly enough of the
mysteries of the world. But I suppose such an undertaking would be
enormous, wouldn't it? LOL ( )
  madamejeanie | Sep 17, 2008 |
Very interesting...if you're crazy! The best part of this book is the giggling that comes with Ms. Browne's theories. Perhaps she is actually guided by Francine from the Spirit World, but if I was a betting man, I'd say the both Francine and Sylvia are quite spaced out! Still it was fun to read. ( )
  DanoWins | Dec 31, 2007 |
I probably would have never read this book had I not received it as a gift. However I am a fan of the occult and unexplained phenomenon, so I gave it a shot. The book is entertaining; if only for the fact that her assertions about things like crop circles, the pyramids, and Atlantis are outlandish and fanciful. Her research is morbidly flawed, she sites several websites, and never bothers to site any credible references. It's important to note that the book has no bibliography. Many of her conclusions are a result of information received from her spirit guide Francine, and it occurred to me many times while reading this book that perhaps Sylvia should take what Francine has to say with a grain of salt.

The book is rather light on content. She tackles several "secrets & mysteries", however only dedicates a few pages to each. Her chapter on alien abductions is barely three pages long. For someone really looking to delve into unexplained phenomenon, there are plenty of books out there which explore these things in much greater detail and with more credibility. But if the book happens to fall into your hands, you might as well read it. It's good for some chuckles. (Of course, it's not supposed to be funny.) ( )
  sharon352 | Feb 4, 2007 |
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Using a combination of information from spirit guide Francine as well as her own incredible psychic powers, Sylvia Browne augments current scientific research to provide us with detailed explanations about seemingly inexplicable concepts.

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