Sylvia Browne

October 19, 1936November 20, 2013

World renowned spiritual teacher, psychic icon, author, and lecturer Sylvia Celeste Browne passed away at 7:10 am - Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, CA. Born October 19, 1936, Browne was 77 years old.

For nearly six decades, Sylvia Browne dedicated her life to helping others as a spiritual guide through private readings, her books and lectures that spanned the globe. Having been called upon to assist individuals, families, and law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and Canada on criminal investigations, she worked tirelessly as an advocate for justice, receiving several commendations for the positive impact her contributions provided.

Browne grew up in Kansas City, MO where her spiritual psychic ability began to manifest at the age of three. For many years she shared her gift with friends and family, gaining a reputation for accuracy with her trademark down-to-earth approach and sense of humor and became very well known for helping people even before moving to California in 1964. In 1974, she founded The Nirvana Foundation for Psychic Research, a nonprofit organization helping thousands of people gain control of their lives, live more happily, understand the meaning of life, and to find God in their own unique way. In 1986, she formed the nonprofit organization, Society of Novus Spiritus (New Spirit) to promote a community of people who are dedicated to living a spiritual life based on its Gnostic Christian philosophy.

Browne’s certainty in the existence of reincarnation remained a central theme in her philosophy and she believed it held the key to understanding life, though never imposing her values upon anyone. Often, she had been quoted as saying, "Take with you what you want and leave the rest behind."

A best-selling author, Browne published over 50 works throughout her life with 22 appearing on the New York Times Bestsellers List. She was also a frequent guest on radio and television shows including Larry King Live and The Montel Williams Show, where Browne’s appearances quickly became a popular weekly highlight among regular viewers for over 17 years.

"A beacon that shined for so many was extinguished today, but its brightness was relit and will now shine forever for many of us from above,” said Williams. “I, like so many of you, lost a friend today. But, as has been for the last twenty years, she'll always remain a part of me. My thoughts and prayers go out to Sylvia's family in this time of loss."

Browne is survived by her husband Michael Ulery, sons Christopher and Paul Dufresne, three grandchildren, Angelia, Jeffrey, and William; and her sister Sharon Bortolussi.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 5:00PM until 9:00PM

In lieu of flowers, donations to support Sylvia’s Church, the Society of Novus Spiritus are greatly appreciated. and click on the tab: Support Novus


  • Visitation Monday, November 25, 2013

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Helen Collingwood

March 2, 2018

Oh dear lady I miss you, you have helped me through a lot of tough times over the last 35 years I wish I could of met you. Forever in my 💓, love you lots!

Leah Banister

December 31, 2017

You had an amazing gift and shared it with all of us and for that alone God Bless You, Sylvia. You are so very missed but your books , information and the affirmations helped me with with out even.knowing it helped me to see the "whole world" as it really was here and on the "other side"and to look forward to going home and not to fear the journey there so much and when death has struck and touched my life and the lives of others , it always brings me comfort and joy to share the incredible news that i have learned from you sylvia and a thank you goes out to francine as we all thank you for the guidance you gave sylvia browne and ultimately guiding us all. (Ps I would appreciate it greatly if i could get in touch w my spirit guide so when you get the chanc francine ,let my guide know.please and thank you) :) see you on the other side sylvia , francine, and everyone i might have met and will meet and everyone reading this message

Mary Womeldorff

December 4, 2017

Truly missed by many Sylvia

Denise Wilkerson

December 2, 2017

Rest in Jesus miss Silvia brown.

Denise Wilkerson

December 2, 2017

I never got a chance to recieve a heavenly reading from miss Silvia and I now your in heaven I know your still the best even in the afterlife I always said miss Silvia was a angel sent her by god to save people and even in the spiritual world your saving people rest in peace miss Silvia brown.

November 24, 2017

i love you

Anne Ford

November 24, 2017

I miss you Sylvia , you are missed dearly.


November 23, 2017

Thinking of you Dear Sylvia....I am thankful for YOU! You were a wonderful lady who shared her gift freely with all! Blessings upon you today and everyday! You are loved! ❤

Sharon Williams

October 26, 2017

Sleep in heavenly peace .


October 16, 2017

You'll be missed dear lady !