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5.0 out of 5 stars Reassuring Spiritual Look at Life before and after Death, 20 May 2004
This review is from: Life on the Other Side (Hardcover)
Psychic Sylvia Browne provides a detailed look at her own life, her interactions with spirits and angels of all kinds, and what it has taught her about life before and after death. Take this as one woman's account of a fascinating life, and you've found yourself some very interesting reading. Take this as a spiritual metaphor for your religious beliefs, and you will find comfort in your new understanding. Take this as fiction, and you will be at the edge of your seat. Take this as the unexplained, and you will have a terrific mystery to unravel.
Ms. Browne has been in contact with spiritual figures from a young age, and she has made her life's work helping people to come to grips with issues they have concerning their connections to the spiritual world. She often uses deep hypnosis in her work, and reports on the consistent patterns of recalled former lives. She also shares the experiences of her own life, including a spiritual guide, Francine, who often speaks through her and her own near-death experience.
In the 1950s there was a famous case of potential reincarnation discovered through hypnosis involving Bridey Murphy. Ms. Browne refers to that case, and supplements it with her own findings. I found Ms. Browne's portrayal more convincing than the original Bridey Murphy material. For example, some of what she describes could be seen as a form of schizophrenia. Concerned about that, she arranges to have herself tested, and finds that she does not have that disease. She also runs a test whereby a psychiatrist picked 20 random patients, and asked Francine to say how they died. Francine was correct 19 of 20 times, and provided interesting new insights into the 20th case.
Putting on a skeptic's hat for a moment, the only explanation I could think of that seemed at all consistent with the facts other than Ms. Browne's interpretation (if we accept things at face value) was that Ms. Browne is a powerful mind-reader and projector of thoughts onto other people. If that is the case, the book is even more extraordinary to me.
In any case, you should make up your own mind about what is here by reading the book for yourself. No one can do that for you.
The book contains remarkable detail about the physical location of the Other Side (3 feet above where we are now), the role of religion there (everything is encompassed), death (it's getting to go to a better place, described in some detail), the physical appearance of the Other Side (down to buildings and what happens in each location), what it's like to be there and spend you days there (no sense of time), and how you leave to be born again into the physical world. There are even detailed drawings to show you what it is like.
This book would make for the basis of a terrific discussion with your spiritual and religious advisors.
Suspend your disbelief stall, listen to your inner self, and see what you think!
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Initial post: 29 Apr 2010 12:01:30 BDT
Book worm says:
I loved the clear appraisal of this book called Life on the Other Side. I too have found it fascinating reading, challenging, thought provoking and compassionate throughout. Unless we are blessed with the same degree of sensitivity as Slvia Browne, we will not be able to comment in the way she can. But, there are many things I cannot prove in life, and have to accept the expertise and knowledge of someone else. I have felt uplifted and comforted by reading this book, and would just say to any sceptics, do you have some better answers ?

Posted on 23 Aug 2010 16:44:18 BDT
Jake says:
"Putting on a skeptic's hat for a moment, the only explanation I could think of that seemed at all consistent with the facts other than Ms. Browne's interpretation (if we accept things at face value) was that Ms. Browne is a powerful mind-reader and projector of thoughts onto other people."

Or, another option you have ignored... just putting on my own skeptics hat for a moment here, is it not equally possible that, since this book is written BY Ms Browne herself, she has actually greatly exagerated her success and doesn't have nearly the same accuracy rate in real life? This would seem to be supported by the numerous case studies on http://stopsylvia.com

It is possible to write a book and not tell the truth, you know. I hate to break that to you :(

Posted on 20 May 2016 16:18:21 BDT
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Posted on 3 Jul 2016 00:51:31 BDT
Nick says:
Glad this evil lying piece of garbage Sylvia Browne is dead! Goodbye to bad rubbish!
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