San Antonio native Whitley Strieber and his stories of encounters with extraordinary beings — and their vehicles that reportedly defy the laws of gravity — are deeply interwoven into the fabric of the Alamo City. In 13 captivating chapters, Strieber eloquently explains the most essential lessons he has learned from his continuous efforts to communicate with and understand his visitors, impelled by a great sense of urgency about the fate of humanity, and the Earth. In it, Strieber shares keys to how he has opened locked doors in his own spiritual and creative life. He recognizes that many of the statements he makes are difficult to accept, but he invites readers not to believe, but to question and consider, as he does. Our best defense in establishing contact, he asserts — drawing examples from many religious traditions but especially from the soul science of ancient Egypt — is to develop a strong soul through exercising compassion and living a truthful, blameless life. Much has changed over the past 33, especially in terms of media coverage of UFOs and the attitudes of many top military, intelligence and other leaders, as well as the work of pioneering scholars of religion.

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Strieber not only wrote about terrifying otherworldly creatures; he claims to have actually encountered them. He opened his eyes to see a small inhuman creature rushing toward his bed. A few months later, he recalled under regressive hypnosis a series of terrifying events. His memories became the basis for the bestseller Communion , in which Strieber asserted that he was abducted and physically assaulted by unknown Visitors.

What has haunted him ever since that night is the never-ending search for meaning: Who were these Visitors?

What did they want from him? Were they trying to tell him something? Maybe warn him about something? Communion posed the questions, and subsequent books offered speculative answers. Ouspensky, and concluding that the important lesson to be drawn from his experience was about overcoming fear.

Successful confrontation with it is the breakthrough that leads to understanding. In essence, he suggested that fictional creations may have more physical substance than we normally assume.

He cited his own fiction as his example. In Strieber published his first horror novel, The Wolfen. The book is about a pair of NYPD detectives who stumble upon a secret society of ancient wolf-like creatures. This discovery prompts a profound awakening to a new perception of the world around him. In Strieber published his second horror novel, The Hunger. Her latest target is a scientist named Sarah, who will soon become fascinated by her own transformation into a vampire.

Something not quite of this world. A plane? A UFO? The skin was as white and smooth as marble. There were no eyebrows, but the face was so noble, so much at peace that just seeing it made Sarah want to sob out the pretty passions of her own humanity and have done with them forever. Strieber emphatically denies that Communion was a hoax, but concedes that his imagination has played a significant role in his experiences with the unknown.

As to the specifics of that role, he is uncertain….. Did his early horror novels in some way predict what would happen to him in ? Did they perhaps even cause what happened to him in ? Did they help to feed an elaborate self-delusion… or did they make him aware of something that is usually hidden but demonstrably real?

They came, he concluded, to teach him how to time-travel. In his books he is doing just that, using imagination to prompt readers to overcome their fears of the unknown.

Often, he suggests, worlds of imagination overlap with our own. A vivid dream because of where he was sleeping? But I would also think it foolish to consider that the only possibility. There was an error in your submission. Please re-type your email address.

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Communion: A True Story

The book is based on the experiences of Whitley Strieber, who experiences "lost time" and terrifying flashbacks , which hypnosis undertaken by Budd Hopkins later links to an alleged encounter with aliens. A trade paperback edition presents a new preface by the author. Strieber compares the "familiar" being he sees, whom he describes as female, to the Sumerian goddess Ishtar. The cover painting of an alien was rendered by Ted Seth Jacobs. The painting is considered one of the most widely recognised popular culture images of alleged " grey " aliens. Virginia screamo band Pg.


Book Review: Communion – A True Story, by Whitley Strieber

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