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The Resource A guided tour of hell : a graphic memoir, Samuel Bercholz ; illustrated with paintings and drawings by Pema Namdol Thaye

A guided tour of hell : a graphic memoir, Samuel Bercholz ; illustrated with paintings and drawings by Pema Namdol Thaye

Label
A guided tour of hell : a graphic memoir
Title
A guided tour of hell
Title remainder
a graphic memoir
Statement of responsibility
Samuel Bercholz ; illustrated with paintings and drawings by Pema Namdol Thaye
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Take a trip through the realms of hell with a man whose temporary visitor s pass gave him a horrifying and enlightening preview of its torments
  • This true account of Sam Bercholz s near-death experience has more in common with Dante's Inferno than it does with any of the popular feel-good stories of what happens when we die. In the aftermath of heart surgery, Sam, a longtime Buddhist practitioner and teacher, is surprised to find himself in the lowest realms of karmic rebirth, where he is sent to gain insight into human suffering. Under the guidance of a luminous being, Sam's encounters with a series of hell-beings trapped in repetitious rounds of misery and delusion reveal to him how an individual s own habits of fiery hatred and icy disdain, of grasping desire and nihilistic ennui, are the source of horrific agonies that pound consciousness for seemingly endless cycles of time. Comforted by the compassion of a winged goddess and sustained by the kindness of his Buddhist teachers, Sam eventually emerges from his ordeal with renewed faith that even the worst hell contains the seed of wakefulness. His story is offered, along with the modernist illustrations of a master of Tibetan sacred arts, in order to share what can be learned about awakening from our own self-created hells and helping others to find relief and liberation from theirs."
Summary
Dante's Inferno meets the Tibetan Book of the Dead in this graphic memoir / fine-art book--the unforgettable true story of the author's visionary excursion into Buddhist hell, with stunning color paintings that bring a modern spirit of imagination to the sacred art of Asia
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10549509
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
294.3/423
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a graphic memoir
Label
A guided tour of hell : a graphic memoir, Samuel Bercholz ; illustrated with paintings and drawings by Pema Namdol Thaye
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn948360471
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 147 pages
Isbn
9781611801422
Lccn
2016011151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)948360471
Label
A guided tour of hell : a graphic memoir, Samuel Bercholz ; illustrated with paintings and drawings by Pema Namdol Thaye
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn948360471
Dimensions
28 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 147 pages
Isbn
9781611801422
Lccn
2016011151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)948360471

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