That is good. Always be open to others' opinions and thoughts but, always TRUST your own inner spirit.
Listen to your feelings and inner voice, it will always tell you the truth, even if others are trying to convince you of the opposite.
There will always be haters in forums and websites...it is a clear indication that these few members are merely refusing to express honor and respect with a clear, examining and 'un-biased' attitude and choose instead to express their lack of awareness and lack of intelligence.
If you feel you have a need to investigate and explore certain pathways of learning and growth, for you, then by all means, do it, and ignore those who condemn or judge without knowing the facts.
It is obvious that your choice to meet with this person Sylvia B. is a mirror reflection of your need to explore your own inner psyche or intuitive skills.