Saturday, January 12, 2013

Book Review – Afterlives of the Rich and Famous

By: Sylvia Browne
Published by: Harper One
© 2011
ISBN: 978-0-06-196679-8
Pages: 277

Afterlives of the Rich and Famous by Sylvia Browne gives readers a glimpse into what our souls can expect once we reach the other side and we certainly don’t rest on our laurels.

 After meeting our pets and loved ones when they emerged from the tunnel, the celebrities – like the rest of us according to Sylvia’s spirit friend Francine – were taken to a “Scanning Machine” where they had an opportunities to view their most recent life as it unfolded in front of them.” Then most of them jumped right into working on issues that meant the most to them, such as Abraham Lincoln, who is part of a panel of political, spiritual, environmental and scientific experts…” and Farrah Fawcett, who has joined other researchers on the other side attempting to find a cure for cancer – the disease that took her life. According to Francine, any breakthroughs in research are then “infused” into people on earth. 

When Rock Hudson, who died of AIDS-related complications arrived on the other side, he could hardly wait to begin training as an Orientator, “to help other AIDS victims make as smooth and peaceful a transition as possible to the Other Side.” A number of the celebrities have chosen not to reincarnate again on earth. Others are anxious to return, such as Elvis Presley, who Francine said came back and was born in France “in late November 2004. This time, he is blond with blue eyes, and will not be famous this time around.

“He will devote his voice and his talent as a composer to his devout Catholicism, writing hymns and performing them solely for church services and special events,” Francine said adding that he will become a monk and work with the poor. 

Some of the singers who have passed over, including Dean Martin, Sammie David Jr. and Michael Jackson continue to perform on the other side, while Albert Einstein is a co-professor at physics and astrophysics seminars teaching others who plan to become involved in related work once they reincarnate. Still others like Natalie Woods, Marilyn Monroe and George Harrison have chosen more quiet lives on the other side. 

Of all the celebrities, George Carlin and Katherine Hepburn were the most interesting given that they had been atheists during their lives. When George emerge from the tunnel and was greeted by his wife, Brenda, among others, Francine said, “I wish you could have seen the look of shock on George’s face” when he “rediscovered that there really is life after death." after all.” 

A few of the celebrities, including Heath Ledger, who died of intoxication brought on by “six prescription medications” and Patrick Swayze, who died of cancer and suffered a “relapse” after visiting the Scanning Machine were “cocooned” for a period of time Francine said to help them overcome their problems. Chris Farley, who died at the age of 33 from “a cocaine- and morphine-related heart attack,” arrived “distraught and disoriented.” He was cocooned twice, the second time receiving “more intensive therapy.” However, he now teaches “brilliant classes in world religions” as well as classical dance and swimming. 

Only a handful of celebrities, including actor Bela Lugosi, and comedian and actor Richard Prior remained earthbound for a while before making their way through the tunnel to the other side. Richard stayed here for about four years wandering from his home to “the backstage areas of the Improv” and “watched fellow comedians perform” at the Comedy Store. It seems Richard “did not believe God would accept him after the flawed, sometimes violent, often self-destructive life he’d lived.” 

Overall, Afterlives of the Rich and Famous offers hope to all that their existence will not end at the point of their physical deaths and those who choose to do so, can still contribute to the betterment of people’s lives on earth even if they do not wish to reincarnate again. 

To pick up a copy of this most enlightening book, go HERE. For more information on Sylvia Browne and her other books, go HERE

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