Miami Psychic: Confessions of a Confidante

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As a young psychic, Regina Milbourne became the unlikely and reluctant confidante to the denizens of Miami's seedy underworld. Murderers, thieves, crooked cops, pedophiles, cheating spouses, and Russian drug dealers all came to Regina, who charged (and ultimately paid) a premium to shield them from dangerous evil forces. Even when confronted with death, corruption, and life-threatening encounters, Regina stood by her promise to help anyone who sought her guidance.

But when her and her family's lives were threatened, she decided to turn her back on the gift she's had since almost drowning at the age of twelve. In Miami Psychic, she comes clean, divulging -- without revealing the identity of any of her clients -- the unimaginable horrors and shocking confessions that she witnessed throughout her career.

Part gypsy priestess and part psychologist, Regina has experienced it all -- from a narcotics officer smuggling drugs to an identity thief plagued by a deceased brother and a Miami heiress cursed by black magic. This harrowing memoir reveals her story in a voice as raw and haunting as the world she came to know and ultimately left behind.

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Regina Milbourne first realized her psychic gift two weeks after almost drowning in an unattended swimming pool when she was twelve. With only a sixth-grade education, and half her life spent as a practicing psychic, she is coming clean to leave her past behind. She lives in Miami, Florida.



Yvonne Carey has worked in journalism for over a decade and is a regular contributor to the Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel. She is known for her articles on the entrenchment of the Caribbean religion Santeria and voodoo, and the diverse culture of South Florida. She lives in Miami, Florida.

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Psychics and their abilities make for good television: their dreams and visions can easily be translated into colorful onscreen visuals. In print, however, the mystical quality doesn't always translate. Regina Milbourne's experiences in South Beach, with the help of journalist Carey, have been rendered clinical and distant, as in such expository passages as, "I am a certified professional tarot and palm reader, astrologist, clairvoyant, and medium. The money I charge reflects how much the client can afford and the work involved." Even though this psychic claims to help her often desperate clients achieve their goals-among them having an orgasm or bringing back the dead-the author's emphasis on putting a monetary value to prayer, homespun mixtures and spells, or how to charge $12,000 to help someone have a baby come across more as con tactics than spiritual pursuit. It's more than a little dispiriting that a subject so intrinsically fascinating should be so lacking in magic-time and again, Milbourne's gift is reduced to a cash transaction. Lacking the heart or soul necessary to conjure up much excitement, this memoir illuminates just how lucrative the psychic profession can be, but little more.
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