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Life on the Other Side: A Psychic's Tour of the Afterlife

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Have you ever thought about the otherside or the afterlife? Have you ever questioned the existence of the aforementioned? Take a journey that you will not forget in this inspiring account that answers life's greatest question. "What is life like on the other side?' 247 pages
Hardcover, Large Print Edition, 362 pages
Published 2000 by Dutton (first published 1999)
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Karolyn Sherwood
In the interest of anyone who's not open to what psychics have to say, let me just cut to the chase:

Five Stars to Life on the Other Side.

For those of you with more curiosity... This book blew me away. A tiny bit of backstory: I had never heard of Sylvia Browne until last week, had never seen her on the Montel Williams Show, nor ever heard of her "theories," but I have long believed that certain people come into your life at a certain time for a reason that's not usually understood until you've
Being very interested in the subject of life after death I read this book with an open mind, and found I needed it from the beginning. The author's description of life on the other side seemed quite strange and did not seem to line up with my personal beliefs or with other near death experiences I'd read about. But I gave her the benefit of the doubt because I believed she was honestly describing what she experienced. However, eventually my patience wore thin.

There were some positive aspects of
Nov 29, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone needing a spiritual refresher
I read this book during the last few months of my father's life (he died of cancer). I have to say that although I don't agree with ALL of her views, this book helped me TREMENDOUSLY during a time when I might have given up on faith completely. She helped me to not fear my father's impending death, but to embrace it as just another phase of life. I knew that his journey beyond this earth would be a pleasant one, but the imagery Sylvia presents helped me to really envision my father living happil ...more
Feb 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book actually changed my life, and I've passed it on to two dozen people. If anyone has questions about the life after life, this book is a must-read. I have no fear of death (because it doesn't exist.)
Sep 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clarified some of my own visions of the Divine Realm and the experiences I have had.
Brian Davies
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a truly compelling story of accounts from the- beyond or afterlife. The accounts question and contradict many of our religious conventions about heaven and hell. I have no problem approaching accounts of the afterlife with a truly open mind, after-all, there can never be any true eye witness accounts, therefor a high degree of subjectivity exists. We have, however, drip fed information through mediums, and this book truly gives an inspiring and uplifting account of what we may have to lo ...more
Jun 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested in life after death
Recommended to Kara by: no one
now i know what to expect on the other side when i die. sounds way better than here so i can't wait for my trip home. checked this out @ the library one rainy day and liked it so much i bought myself my own copy.
Dec 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual, own
You need to have an open mind when reading Browne's books. Don't criticize it if you've never read it. While some notions seem a bit far-fetched, she does make a lot of sense about a lot of things we cannot answer.
Sarah Crawford
Jan 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Sylvia Browne's book about what life is like on the “other side,” and it's very, very detailed.

She has done numerous readings for people, and her picture of the other side is based on these readings plus what her contact, Francine, has told her. The information was pretty consistent from what she found the people were saying when she did their readings, and from what Francine was saying.

In chapter 3 she deals with the origin of ghosts. She also comes up with something I have not run into
Claudia Loureiro
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dead-and-dying
Este é mais um livro sobre a espiritualidade, que nos ensina sobre o outro lado da vida, o mundo dos espíritos que nos cerca, nos impressiona, nos acalenta ou que por vezes nos aterroriza.
Esta obra orienta-nos sobre as noções básicas do espiritismo, traz definições sobre anjos, guias espirituais e ente-queridos que já partiram. Fala-nos sobre magia, milagres, coincidências, sonhos, viagens astrais e sinergia. Mostra-nos a visão espiritual sobre relacionamentos, família, almas gémeas e filhos. Ap
Started reading this book with much enthusiasm to know about the "life on the other side", just to feel disappointed with the content and the presentation of it. The "facts" given in the book is a very mediocre and any one with extensive reading on the subject would know it.One doesnt need a psychic to tell u these simple facts.. It is more like an autobiography of how she sees the spirits and ghosts, rather than an effort to share some information with the world.For example,even a simple phenom ...more
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spiritual
Secondo la scrittrice Sylvia Browne, l’Aldilà si trova più vicino di quanto pensiamo ed e’ composto da un pianeta molto simile al nostro che si suddivide in sette continenti: in più abbiamo Atlantide e Lemuria. Ogni continente è suddiviso in quattro quadranti.

Nel momento in cui moriamo, arriviamo in uno dei quadranti che corrisponde alla costa occidentale dell’America del nord: arriveremmo sempre li’ qualsiasi sia il nostro luogo di morte.
In questo posto verranno ad accoglierci angeli, spiriti g
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
L just love her writing anyone that has a strong belief in the spiritual world and how it connected to us and its waht we encounter after the afterlife this is our time its our new age I even did a book about vibratory fields and how our mind and body works its my Bio One Single Thought thats all it take it just like her writing she will definitely lave you thinking shes such a great writer so many facets in this book how things were created now and waht we endeavor after it gets you thinking wh ...more
Nichola Wojcik
Jan 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book brought me comfort when I lost my uncle whom was like a father to me. I really hope everyone can open there mind to a book like this. If your trying to understand life, this may help. Also remember she explains clearly, take what you like and leave the rest. Some people's minds seem so clouded in negativity that it may not be possible for people to really enjoy.... Hopefully people can be open about her idea of the afterlife and to be honest look at the point she makes about religion. ...more
Jan 04, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
Sylvia Brown has a unique experience of the life 'beyond' as she has experienced herself, being a psychic, but surely it is just her version of it. She has no way of really knowing what it was, or is she is really experiencing. Quite captivating.
May 30, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Started off really good and then just got silly!!
bellatuscana bellatuscana
Tried a little too hard to please the religious folk and spiritual folk alike - so while she may be seeing true things, it rings more like a 90’s telenovella about ghosts rather than a clear channeling. There are better books. Did not appreciate, for example, the oversimplification of good and evil or the lack of includsion of aliens. Was too religious and earth-egocentric for my tastes, as in coming from her religious upbringing more than a clear channel.
Feb 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I finished reading this, at first I thought wow this is a great book. But atfer reading further,I honstly don't believe I charted this life I'm living. Why would I put myself through so much loss, pain & turmoil? What "lesson" could I be learning through all this?
Vivian Sitze
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inspiring read

Makes you laugh and cry. Keeps you interested in each chapter, wondering what the next chapter will bring. Keep reading
Mary Lou
May 15, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not what I expected. I appreciate Sylvia sharing her ideas and beliefs, but they don't fit with what I know and believe.
May 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty much the same as “The Other Side and Back” but I still love her writing!
Jan 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
Sep 16, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second time I've read this book. Still fascinating; still leave me with a million unanswered questions, which is somewhat frustrating.
Carrie Snider
An interesting read. Some things she talked about resonated with me, and others did not.
Apr 10, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sylvia Browne is a psychic who claims to know what is it like in the afterlife or on the Other Side. Heaven I suppose.

First of all she claims that we are the ones who chart our lives on Earth. Everything from who our family will be and everything that ever happens to us. We have been to Heaven and back to Earth in the form of reincarnation many times and when we go to Heaven we will remember every life we ever lived. And each life has a purpose. Most interesting to me is her vision of what Heav
Although I agree with Sylvia in many ways I find her description of the after life to not match mine... but in many ways it's similar, so I can forgive some decorating differences.

My big issue with Sylvia is that she brushes off the idea of soul mates as completely ridiculous. While I agree, if on the other side you know thousands and if in those thousands there are a few "soul mates" she says the likely hood of your running into them here completely randomly AS your romantic partner might
Apr 14, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Pam by: Audible Sale
Shelves: 2013, audible, non-fiction
I'm usually not one to read this type of book, but when audible had it on their sale list and I was desperate for something to listen to, I decided to give it a try. Full disclosure, I am very skeptical of psychics/mediums, etc, but I do find some of the stories of communicating with the dead to be fascinating, so I thought this book might be entertaining. The beginning of the book was rather interesting. The author begins by explaining how she has always been able to see spirits and that she ha ...more
Sep 19, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall it was an interesting book. I really just read it because Wendy kind of made me read it. It paints a fairly idealistic portrayal of what heaven could be like and it would be great if that's what really happens after you die. It's kind of hard to believe that everything in the book is true though. I would mostly recommend it as entertainment value, although I did like that the book suggests that reincarnation is true. The Goodreads description of the book is quite accurate, so I'd recomme ...more
Rexanna Ipock-Brown
I believe much of what the author describes is based in reality, however I would have been more comfortable with her allowing others may see things a bit differently. As a long time trance medium I've seen and experienced many of the things she describes with spirit guides, etc, however, when she started in with the angels and the color of there wings, she lost me. She presented it as fact, rather than her interpretation of that realm. There is a difference.

She is positive and constructive in he
Mar 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've had an obsession with psychics and the afterlife since I was 12 or so, and I used to watch Sylvia Browne on a weekday morning TV show in the Bay Area called "People Are Talking". She's co-written dozens of books since then and is now a regular on Montel Williams. I don't like her as much as I used to... I don't so much think she's a hack as that she's too pop culture for her message to come across in any meaningful way. But I love it when the philosophies I read in disparate sources coincid ...more
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