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This isn’t one other guide concerning the damning results of local weather change, nevertheless it does flip the warmth up on our fragile souls. Doomed to everlasting damnation are those that accede to an irrepressible calling to grasp the incomprehensible, thus defying the dicta that cautions us to permit the sleeping canines of hell to sleep undisturbed. Seymour Chwast and I made a decision to throw warning to the nice and cozy wind and take readers on a tour via the most popular locations within the thoughts and spirit.

We name it Hell: The Folks and Locations, and it’s out in the present day.

In devising this guide, we, as Virgil, determined to take the perilous journey via a portal most harmful—via the gates of hell. Impressed by Dante’s Divine Comedy: The Inferno and dozens of different guides and manuals, secular and non secular, we sought to search out, if doable, what number of underworlds exist or have existed within the extra-dimensional and intra-spiritual worlds that maintain sway over physique and thoughts. We accepted this mission with full acknowledgment of the doable penalties—of turning into without end imprisoned by Garm and Lucifer (or no matter one chooses to name the guardians of those many underworlds).

Just like the universe, hell is infinite. Like a planet, hell nonetheless has form and type. Hell is past comprehension—not all hell is identical. There are a number of hells that match totally different demographics—totally different hells have totally different rituals. Not each sentient being (or factor?) perceives the very same grand plan for an afterlife, though there are many similarities between all of them. Not all hells are hidden from view or coated in smoke and flame. Some are in full view, and admission is free.

Hell: The Folks and Locations (PAPress) conceived and illustrated by Chwast, with phrases and sentences (and quoted) by me, is a sampler of those underworlds that emanate from the depth of people’ fears and situate geographically within the Center East, the Americas, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. Our Hell is just not a travelogue, however a thoughts map to realms no vacationer ought to dare to go.

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