Temples on the Other Side: How Wisdom from Beyond the Veil Can Help You Right Now [NOOK Book]


Sylvia Browne once again brings you new and fascinating information that can help you in life. This time she explores the many temples and halls that exist on the Other Side and how their functions can truly change your life. Using meditative techniques, Sylvia shows you how you can access these beautiful edifices, each of which has a particular purpose. From the Hall of Healing to the Temple of Azna (the Mother God), Sylvia explains the role of each of these wonderful places and gives you the opportunity to ...
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Sylvia Browne once again brings you new and fascinating information that can help you in life. This time she explores the many temples and halls that exist on the Other Side and how their functions can truly change your life. Using meditative techniques, Sylvia shows you how you can access these beautiful edifices, each of which has a particular purpose. From the Hall of Healing to the Temple of Azna (the Mother God), Sylvia explains the role of each of these wonderful places and gives you the opportunity to experience the beauty and wonder of your real home. With the help of her spirit guide Francine, Sylvia uses her ability of trance mediumship to give you a vast amount of new information on all of the temples, halls and other important sites on the Other Side that can be used to aid and embellish your life on Earth. She includes wonderful meditations to not only reach these special places but to also give you insight on how to use their attributes to enrich your life. This is another fascinating and inspirational journey that only Sylvia Browne can take you on!
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In this book, the indefatigable Sylvia Browne provides a narrative road map to the Other Side. With the reassuring tone that has made her America's most popular author/psychic, she describes the numerous halls, temples, and other edifices that serve as gathering spots in the hereafter and explains why these healing sites are relevant to our lives here and now.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781401922801
  • Publisher: Hay House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/29/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 758,641
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Sylvia Browne

Sylvia Browne is the #1 New York Times best-selling author and world-famous psychic medium who appeared on The Montel Williams Show for years and Larry King Live, as well as making countless other media and public appearances. With her down-to-earth personality and great sense of humor, Sylvia thrills audiences on her lecture tours and still has time to write numerous immensely popular books. She has a master’s degree in English literature and plans to write as long as she can hold a pen.

     Sylvia is the president of the Sylvia Browne Corporation; and is the founder of her church, the Society of Novus Spiritus, located in Campbell, California.

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Temples on the Other Side How Wisdom from "Beyond the Veil" Can Help You Right Now
By Sylvia Browne Hay House Copyright © 2008 Sylvia Browne
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4019-1745-6

Chapter One The Temple of Orientation

One of the things I love about being a Gnostic is that we're constantly finding and receiving fresh information and learning about new things. For example, I've always put forth that when we cross over to the Other Side, one of the first things we do is go to the Hall of Wisdom. Well, Francine has informed me of a slight change: Before we visit that particular building, we actually go into the Temple of Orientation.

Going through these first few halls helps us get accustomed to being back Home. My spirit guide says that the only ones who don't seem to need this process are the entities who die very young (before the age of six) because they were on the Other Side so recently that they have total recall. The longer we're incarnated on Earth, however, the more we need a full orientation. Even more important, we find that although we want to get "back in the groove" as quickly as possible, we're not really able to do so on our own.

You know how it is when you've been on a long trip and can be overwhelmed with what to do first when you get back: Do you unpack, water the plants, call your family, do the laundry, or just collapse into bed? Thankfully, on the Other Side it's all laid out for you in a well-organized plan. And everything does come back to you fairly quickly. It's much like when I traveled back to my hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, to visit my loved ones. It had been many, many years since I had been there, so I thought, How will I get from the Plaza to my house? But as my son and I drove down the streets, it almost immediately unfolded right before me. All of a sudden, it was, "Oh, I remember! Take Rock Hill Road to Gillam. Now go up Charlotte."

So you can see that getting around on the Other Side would be even more familiar, since you've spent an eternity there. It brings about a feeling of touching base: "Of course ... this is my Home. I've lived here for an eternity and was just away for a while."

The Temple of Orientation glows with a soft and beautiful white light (much like the tunnel we pass through to get to and from the Other Side) and is Romanesque in design, yet it's not as ornate as you'll find some of the other halls to be. It also isn't very elaborate inside; in fact, you might even say that it's somewhat spartanly furnished compared to the other buildings we'll be exploring in this book. Its furnishings reflect its purpose-everything is all business, for this temple's very important purpose is to lessen the trauma suffered by all souls going in and out of life.

There are two large sets of double doors in the front of this edifice: one with the word Incoming above it and the other with the word Outgoing. Both sets lead to the main portion of the temple, which is very large and divided into two distinct sections: again, one for incoming souls and one for outgoing souls. From Francine's description of this central space, it seems to me that each area is like a type of auditorium, with many seats and several aisles; however, there are also small cubicles lining all sides.

If you're an incoming soul, you sit down with your guide until a counselor (orientator) comes to escort you to one of the cubicles. While you're waiting, you might notice a huge board with blinking and solid red and green lights on the wall facing you. This board is actually an indicator of incoming souls who have either passed or are close to passing: A blinking red light means that a soul is about to pass, while a solid green light notes that a soul has indeed passed over just moments ago. You might even notice your name and that the green light next to it is solid.

While the Temple of Orientation is always full, amazingly there's plenty of room for everyone, along with enough orientators to meet everyone's needs rapidly and efficiently. So your counselor quickly appears to escort you to a cubicle, where he or she, your guide, and you all sit down in utter privacy. Your orientator begins to talk softly to you, answering any questions you might have and reminding you that you're safe and back Home. You may still be somewhat disoriented, but memories are flooding back to you of the life you just lived and how you died. (Only a few of those who pass don't remember such details at this point.)

The counselor assures you of many things: "Yes, you did complete what you needed to learn," "No, you didn't go too soon," "Your family on Earth is all right," as well as anything else to make you more comfortable and relaxed, thus orienting you back Home. He or she knows that you may still be tied to your just-passed life and have some disorientation or confusion, thus explaining, "Remember that you'll now go to the Hall of Wisdom. You've done a good job, and it's good to have you back Home."

You find that you're much more relaxed, and the first wonderful rays of realization that you're truly Home begin to form. You suddenly feel an overpowering love that is permeating your being, and you remember that this is the love of God (which we all feel on the Other Side), which is so much more powerful than any earthly sensation. It's so magnificent-almost overpowering-and it fills your soul with such compassion that it practically shouts, "In you I am pleased!" All the last vestiges of stress and anxiety about leaving life fade away and are put to rest. You see again how young you are and how good you feel. Your body seems so much lighter, as all the gravity and heaviness of your earthly shell is gone, much like the contrast of coming out of a swimming pool and becoming aware of how heavy your body truly is.

I think it's important to mention here that the counselors who work in the Temple of Orientation have to study long and hard to prepare for this role so that they can help with an individual's chart (this is the life plan every human being plots out before incarnating on Earth). Outgoing souls have their charts pretty much set when they go to the Temple of Orientation, but counselors give them tools to help them get through it and remind them to rely on their angels; guides; and, of course, the Mother and Father God.

The orientators usually perform counseling as their only vocation because there are always souls coming in and out. What they do is crucial, for they not only have to be experts in all kinds of therapy, but they also have to know about the nuances of life and how they can affect a soul. They have to be able to pick up signs of any problems through body language, speech, behavior, or what have you. They're also the ones who decide if a soul needs to be cocooned because of trauma (I'll talk more about this later on).

While the Temple of Orientation is ever ready to help any outgoing or incoming soul, Francine says that almost all those coming in are arriving from their last lives on Earth. So are these counselors in danger of losing their jobs? Never, for there will continue to be some souls who want to go to other planets. All of these orientators can also become teachers.


After Francine described this hall in a trance in our salon, several attendees remarked, "I've seen that place!" One woman said that she knew she was a counselor. Yes, counselors or orientators do incarnate because the experience gives them a greater understanding about life on Earth and the various charts that people can create for themselves.

Another lady later told me over the phone that she'd had a dream that was akin to an astral state (which it actually was) where she was in a cubicle with low glowing lights, and a beautiful entity was explaining what she'd gone through and why. Francine says that she had definitely been in the Temple of Orientation, where she'd received some counseling.

I also had a man basically report the same thing to me, but he added that he remembered being advised about going in to life. He remembered the counselor holding a scroll and reading off what he called "significant bullet points" about his upcoming life: He'd have a hard entrance and a predilection for drug addiction; and he wouldn't get married until he was 30, after which he'd lose his first baby but then have a little girl. He said that the counselor had gone on and on, but he didn't remember the rest. Then he told me that in this incarnation he had indeed been a premature baby and almost died; had a bad bout with drugs in his teens; got married in his early 30s; and watched helplessly while he and his wife lost their first baby at the age of eight months ... only to have a little boy (the only difference, it would seem) a short while later. The man said that he so wished he could remember the rest of what his counselor had told him, but I don't think he was supposed to know anything else.

Speaking of outgoing souls, after meeting with their orientators, those who are about to incarnate then go into a state of seclusion with an angel known as a "Virtue" (which I'll talk about later in this book). After that contemplative period, they're led to a glass room that's beautifully scented and illuminated by a soft purple light that then turns blue. Outgoing souls don't stay long in this room before they literally become infants, as their bodies change from those of 30-year-olds to those of newborns. This is done so that the souls can acclimate to the tiny vehicles they'll have when they come out of their mothers' wombs on Earth.

As outgoing souls are helped into waiting wombs, they begin to lose most of their conscious knowledge in the process. This happens because if they could clearly recall what the Other Side was like and what they've chosen for themselves, their test of learning would be minimized and not be as effective. Yet there's almost always some knowledge that leaks through to a degree, which explains why so many young boys and girls distinctly describe past lives or what it's like on the Other Side.

For example, when my granddaughter, Angelia, was four, she came to me and said, "Bagdah [her nickname for me], I was in this lovely place with lights and I saw all these babies who were leaving. I wanted to go in, but a pretty lady [her guide, Ariel] said, 'You can't go in there because those are souls getting ready to go into life.'" Angelia was very upset because she wanted to go into the room and play with the babies, but I let her know exactly what she'd seen. If we explain such things rationally to children, they'll understand because they've been to the Other Side so recently themselves.


Regardless of how we died, as I said earlier, most of us do make it to the Other Side. However, some who come over don't immediately go through the orientation process and are instead "cocooned." You see, if they've suffered extremely violent passings, some souls may become traumatized in the process, so the orientators will wrap them in warm blankets and place them in cubicles with comforting music or even soothing lights and colors. It's almost like being back in the womb but still on the Other Side. Extreme cases may be put into a deep sleep, almost like a coma, during which the orientators will deprogram the trauma incurred and give these individuals' minds some intense healing.

Most entities who are cocooned are only in that state for a month or so, but the extreme cases can be kept as such for a year or more. (Of course there's no time on the Other Side, so I'm referring to this according to our calendar.) I'm convinced that's why people often tell me that they haven't heard from passed-over loved ones who experienced a horrible demise. Interestingly, my father didn't contact me for ten months after he passed, much to my aggravation. His was not a terrible death, but Francine said that since he and I were so close, he may have carried so much grief over with him that they cocooned him. I often wish they could cocoon us down here when we're faced with the raw, dragonlike grief of losing a loved one.

(If you'd like to reach the Temple of Orientation through meditation, please turn to page ___ after reading the instructions on pages ___-___.)


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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

Part I Sites That Welcome Us to the Other Side

Chapter 1 The Temple of Orientation 15

Chapter 2 The Hall of Wisdom 21

Chapter 3 The Hall of Justice 25

Chapter 4 The Hall of Records 35

Chapter 5 The Hall of Resolution 43

Chapter 6 The Hall of Remembrance 51

Chapter 7 The Temple of God's Messengers 59

Chapter 8 The Hall of Meditation 65

Chapter 9 The Temple of Retreat (the Towers) 71

Part II Different Temples for Different Levels

Chapter 10 The Temple of Levels 77

Chapter 11 The Temple of Learning 85

Chapter 12 The Hall of Research 93

Chapter 13 The Hall of Nature 101

Chapter 14 The Temple of Artistic Endeavor 109

Chapter 15 The Temple of Voices 115

Chapter 16 The Temple of Lectures 119

Chapter 17 The Temple of Mystical Travelers and Mission-Life Entities 123

Chapter 18 The Temple of Spirit Guides 131

Part III Halls That Can Truly Help Us on Earth

Chapter 19 The Hall of Charts 137

Chapter 20 The Temple of Penance 151

Chapter 21 The Hall of Reconnection 155

Chapter 22 The Hall of Healing 163

Chapter 23 The Temple of Azna (the Mother God) 169

Chapter 24 The Temple of the Father God 175

Part IV Meditations for Visiting the Temples

Introduction to Part IV 181

Chapter 25 Meditation for the Temple of Orientation 185

Chapter 26 Meditation for the Hall of Wisdom 187

Chapter 27 Meditation for the Hall of Justice 191

Chapter 28 Meditation for the Hall of Records 195

Chapter 29 Meditation for the Hall of Resolution 197

Chapter 30 Meditation for the Hall of Remembrance 199

Chapter 31 Meditation for the Temple of God's Messengers 201

Chapter 32 Meditation for the Hall of Meditation 205

Chapter 33Meditation for the Temple of Retreat (the Towers) 209

Chapter 34 Meditation for the Temple of Learning 211

Chapter 35 Meditation for the Hall of Research 215

Chapter 36 Meditation for the Hall of Nature 219

Chapter 37 Meditation for the Temple of Artistic Endeavor 223

Chapter 38 Meditation for the Temple of Voices 227

Chapter 39 Meditation for the Temple of Lectures 229

Chapter 40 Meditation for the Temple of Mystical Travelers and Mission-Life Entities 233

Chapter 41 Meditation for the Temple of Spirit Guides 237

Chapter 42 Meditation for the Hall of Charts 241

Chapter 43 Meditation for the Temple of Penance 245

Chapter 44 Meditation for the Hall of Reconnection 247

Chapter 45 Meditation for the Hall of Healing 249

Chapter 46 Meditation for the Temple of Azna (the Mother God) 251

Chapter 47 Meditation for the Temple of the Father God 253

Afterword 259

About the Author 263

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2008

    There are no coincidences in life....

    There is no doubt in my mind that I was meant to find this book when I did. I've been a fan of Sylvia's for 18 years now & have read many of her books. I had purchased this book but hadn't picked it up yet. One day I had time & started it. The next day my father died. I packed up my kids & we drove 500 miles to be with my mom. During the next two weeks this book made dealing with his death, dare I say, a joyous, experience. Not to say I wasn't sad, but there was also a profound happiness that as he moved through the temples & processes of going home to the Other Side I felt I was there with him & I was happy for him. I finished the book inbetween funeral planning & cleaning out my mom's house & just before finishing it I new my mom needed to read it too. She isn't the type of person that I've ever really felt comfortable talking about my spiritual path with, but I had a very strong urge that I needed to share this one with her. I bought her the book at a local B&N & gave it to her. I know she started it & soon I'll have the courage to ask her about it. I hope it gave her as much peace as it has given me. You don't need a loved one to pass on to read this book & I highly recommend it to everyone. I believe I'll read it again & again because the meditation for accessing the temple at the end of each chapter is something that can be used over & over again to help us move forward in this lifetime. They also help us get comfortable & look forward to going Home or excited to move onto our next lifetime. Thanks to Sylvia for her honest, heartfelt descriptions of life after death.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2008

    ' Another book highly recommended'

    This book is beautifully written is describes every temple and church on the otherside and more it describes how their functions can truly change your life. This book teaches you to use meditative techniques on how you can access these beautiful places, each of which has a particular purpose. I couldn't put this book down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2008

    The best book she has written.

    I couldn't put this book down. It is very well written, so good that you can actually hear Sylvia as if she is reading the book to you. I have read many of her books and this tops them all as being better than outstanding. God truly inspired her to write this because He wants us all to know this information. Thank you Sylvia!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2008

    Fantastic spiritual healing.

    After recently losing my wife (soul mate), I have been looking for the answers that will guide us back together again. Sylvia Brown has the right answers through meditation, spritual guidance and the testimonials that dispel all my fears. Thank you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2012

    Wrong cover. This is really Temples on the other side.

    I was disappointed to find that the cover was wrong and I bought a book which I already read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2008

    Simply excellent

    I had gotten a real look at the other side not just we all float around sprinkling angel dust in the clouds

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