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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Review: Afterlives of the Rich and Famous by Sylvia Browne

Afterlives of the Rich and FamousPublisher: HarperOne
ISBN: 0061966797
Pages: 288 pgs
Genre: Non-Fiction
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Summary from Publisher:
Get an All-Access Pass to the Other Side

For decades—on television, in consultations, and in packed auditoriums across the country— renowned psychic Sylvia Browne has been asked one question again and again: “What is my favorite celebrity doing on the Other Side?” Now, for the first time, you can follow the red carpet into the heart of the spirit world. Browne reveals intimate details of how some of our most cherished actors, musicians, and public figures have fared since their deaths, giving us one more glimpse into the personalities we loved and lost. Both moving and rollicking, this is one book that’s truly impossible to put down!

Afterlives of the Rich and Famous features intimate afterlife accounts of Princess Diana, John Lennon, Heath Ledger, Marilyn Monroe, and other charismatic celebrities. By channeling her longtime spirit guide, Francine, Browne gained unrestricted access to a dimension most of us can only imagine, one in which telepathic communication is the norm and everyone occupies their healthy, thirty-year-old beautiful body. In candid reports, these stars reveal fascinating details about their new lives and the work they’re doing on the Other Side, many even sharing whether and where they intend to reincarnate.

With accounts written entirely in a trance state, Afterlives of the Rich and Famous offers an unprecedented look at life on the Other Side. You’ll find detailed descriptions as Browne brings the spirit world vividly to life and explains how we get there, from what transpires at the moment of death to the extraordinary welcome spirits receive. Afterlives of the Rich and Famous is a book that no one else could have written and a must-read for every fan of this extraordinary assembly of celebrities.

My Review:
I’m a huge skeptic. I’m ruled by logic and all that is orderly and tangible. It is very difficult for me to believe in anything supernatural because I can’t see it myself. However, sometimes I go on these tangents where I read about psychics and hauntings just to prove to myself that it is possible. This was one of those times. I have to admit that I started reading the minute I opened received this book in the mail. That never happens to me.

I did not initially think that I would be very interested in reading about the afterlives of celebrities because, usually, I don’t care very much for them. But I found myself so interested in their afterlives even more than their actual lives. Especially since some of my favorite celebrities were featured—Marilyn Monroe, Heath Ledger, Grace Kelly, James Dean. I do have to say that Bela Lugosi creeped the heck out of me.

I also must say that I loved Sylvia Browne’s vision of the afterlife. It’s pleasant and most emphatically not the black space of nothing that I worry that it is. I don’t want to go as far as to say I completely believe it. I’m a skeptic. An open-minded one—but still a skeptic. I can definitely see myself reading a never-ending pile of books, baking cupcakes for my fantasy bakery and living in a Pemberley look-alike on the other side. It’s a pleasant thought.

I started reading this book and could not put it down. My opinion about psychics and the paranormal hasn’t changed much but I am definitely a more willing to believe type of skeptic after reading this book.

*A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher for review. My opinion is my own and has not been influenced in any way and any monies made from associate or affiliate accounts are recycled back into the blog.

1 comment:

  1. Bela Lugosi was creepy in life - I can't imagine him in death! LOL

    I'm glad you have this book a chance. Thanks for being on the tour.



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