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American Book of the Dead, The

Product no.: 0-89556-051-8
With more than 125,000 copies of the small press edition sold, this irreverent, contemporary, and unique work brings the Tibetan teaching into contemporary American culture.

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With special relevance to those who are sick or dying, this American interpretation of the timeless Tibetan spiritual classic is invaluable for anyone in spiritual crisis, preparing for death, or wishing to honor loved ones. The American Book of the Dead transforms our attitudes toward death so that we may learn to live through explicit, practical instructions to guide readers along the labyrinthine voyage of spiritual transformation.

E.J. Gold discusses the states of life between birth and death - and beyond - as well as caring for the dying, building a personal altar, and ultimately, accepting one's own death or the death of a loved one.


"In the same way as Leary along with Alpert and Metzner proposed that reading from The Tibetan Book of the Dead could serve as a vehicle for the navigation of psychedelic space, I know of those who have similarly resorted to the ABD."      ~Naranjo

Author Gold, E. J.
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 196 pp.
Publisher Gateways Publishers 1999
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