Hellucination [Mass Market Paperback]

Hellucination [Mass Market Paperback]

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by Stephen Biro
     
 

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A drug-fueled trip through the gruesome levels of Hell may sound like a fictional horror story to some, and since the traveler in question was movie distributor Stephen Biro, it could just as easily have been one of his film projects. But Stephen's experiences were the real, life-changing sort. They're also proof that the Lord does work in mysterious ways --…  See more details below

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A drug-fueled trip through the gruesome levels of Hell may sound like a fictional horror story to some, and since the traveler in question was movie distributor Stephen Biro, it could just as easily have been one of his film projects. But Stephen's experiences were the real, life-changing sort. They're also proof that the Lord does work in mysterious ways -- extending all the way to squares of LSD and nitrous oxide cartridges.

Armed with psychedelics, hallucinogenics and a brave desire to meet God no matter the personal cost, Stephen pushed beyond the boundaries of safe drug use. He took the most nightmarish of trips from a cramped one-bedroom apartment that he used for running his underground video business. With initial difficulty finding God in his altered state, Stephen instead encountered depravity and grotesquery enough to make his soul weep, but he pushed on. And if that wasn't bad enough, his Hellish experiences bled over into his waking days, and his friends and acquaintances began identifying themselves to him as Antichrists, deities and other assorted beings from "the other side." Reality was blurring and shifting, and Stephen was run utterly ragged. Could he fulfill his quest to learn universal truths before his extreme drug use took its toll?

Hellucination: A Memoir spares no disturbing detail of the unusual route that one man took to find Christ and the God of the Bible. The memoir also follows younger Stephen through his 1970s childhood and his bizarre early encounters with religion that drove him to Atheism.

"An utterly surreal memoir. I'd say it was 'mindbending,' but "HELLUCINATION" doesn't just bend your mind, it twists it, stretches it, stabs it, and tosses it on the grill!" - Jeff Strand, author of the upcoming book, "PRESSURE" and "WOLF HUNT" He's been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award in 2006, 2008, and 2010.

"HELLUCINATION takes the form of a page-turning memoir, combining personal trip reporting with science fiction, horror movie, and religious mythologies, philosophical speculation on the nature of the author's experiments with psychedelic drug combinations, strange encounters with other people who may not be what they seem, and the rationale behind his spiritual conversion from atheism to Christianity." --David Jay Brown

Author of "Mavericks of the Mind" and "Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse"

"HELLUCINATION is a powerful read. In fact, it might distinctly appeal to fantasy readers, film lovers and lovers of fiction. Biro writes passionately with a purpose... you may end of ripping your eyes out afterwards though." -- Review, Horrornews.net

Mind-boggling and enthralling. The visualization techniques used is astounding. - Paul White - Producer of Bride of Re-Animator and Brian Yuzna's Society

I felt myself questioning my faith, or lack of faith, on religion, Jesus, God, the Devil, and what the purpose and point of my life and existence really was/is. I think that is the point of the book. The book raises awareness and makes readers think about the meaning of life and what their purpose is in it. That, in itself, is a pretty scary thing to think and ponder about. - Hellucination - Book review by www.shuizmz.com

Cinematic... it's going to scare the Hell out of some Christians. - Jim VanBebber - Director of The Manson Family and Deadbeat At Dawn

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466386815
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2011
Pages:
174
Sales rank:
796,714
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Biro has worked in the film industry for over ten years, producing, distributing and even acting for fun. He opened his first comic book store in Tampa Florida and even opened a cult video store in Y-Bor City before the film industry dug it's claws into him.

The written word has always fascinated Stephen, it was his first love and now he is doing it. The imagination of the mind has always compelled him beyond the reality we live in and writing has always captivated him. No budget, no actors to deal with and specifically... no constraints of the imagination.

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Hellucination 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Deep_ReaderJA More than 1 year ago
Wow... I wasn't expecting this at all! It's one of the most fascination memoirs I have ever read. Stephen Biro's candor on his life is shocking as it is humorous. His description of Hell is exquisite and sublime. His meeting with God gave me goosebumbs and fits total biblical theology and least to say, being manipulated by the devil is to put it lightly. Everything made sense in the book and you actually see it build from his first acid trip to when he began searching for God using drugs and WOW! You don't know what is going to happen and when it does... you will question you life and your beliefs to such an amazing degree that you will pass this book on to friends and even family. Tons of drug use. Yes. Violence? It's probably the most violent book you will ever read. Madness? Amazing at the description and understanding of it. A true conversion? You bet and it's all handled in such a tone that won't put anyone off and he even gives multiple theories of what actually happened in Hell that makes so much sense that I was blown away. This guy is a powerful writer and he got into my head like no other writer has. I read the Shack... sort of a let down. This book is going to take off, once more readers find out about it. I hope this guy has more books out because if this is his memior, I'm dieing to find out what he would do with fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago