Solving the Communion Enigma: What Is To Come

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Now in paperback, the bestselling author of Communion revisits his groundbreaking work on alien abduction to explore the ultimate meaning behind today?s increasing reports of UFO sightings, close encounters, alien implants, crop circles, animal mutilations ? and what it means for our near-future.

In 1987 writer Whitley Strieber exposed the world to the truth about alien abduction in his landmark memoir, Communion. For the first time in years, Strieber revisits his encounter with...

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Overview

Now in paperback, the bestselling author of Communion revisits his groundbreaking work on alien abduction to explore the ultimate meaning behind today’s increasing reports of UFO sightings, close encounters, alien implants, crop circles, animal mutilations – and what it means for our near-future.

In 1987 writer Whitley Strieber exposed the world to the truth about alien abduction in his landmark memoir, Communion. For the first time in years, Strieber revisits his encounter with alien intelligences-but now dramatically widens his search to explore how "the visitors" connect with today's persistent and globe-spanning reports of anomalous phenomena, such as crop circles, cattle mutilations, UFO sightings, alien abductions, near-death experiences, close encounters, and unexplained bodily implants.

In his magisterial style, Strieber contextualizes these bizarre and unsettling reports with his own childhood memories of strange schools, sinister experiments, and family secrets. In exploring today's most convincing cases of unexplained phenomena, Strieber reasons that they are not unrelated events. Nor are they the result of mass delusion. In some of his most persuasive writing, Strieber argues that the wave of mysterious episodes marks a transition that humanity is undergoing right now. Against all conscious understanding, we are experiencing a broadened awareness of dimensions of reality that exist beyond our current perceptions.

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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 “There's enough compelling material to make even the rigid skeptic ask questions.”
Jeff Ayers, Associated Press

“No matter your beliefs, Strieber's writing has impact…Everyone interested in UFOs, other dimensions, or the mysteries of life will want to read Strieber's new work.”
Library Journal

“Interesting and challenging…Don’t miss it.”
Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut

“In these pages we have the privilege to watch a great author return to his most famous text and draw out from it more meaning and more secrets…I am not certain that I have ever encountered a mystical writer this fearless, this psychologically astute, and this darn clear. Be careful what you read in these pages, then. Both the risks and the rewards are very real…”
—from the foreword by Jeffrey J. Kripal, chair of Religious Studies, Rice University

“Amazing! I devoured this wonderful, important, thought-provoking book at a sitting. Whitley Strieber has done an incredible job here, weaving science with deeply-felt personal experience to tell a captivating, fast-moving story that significantly advances our understanding of one of the greatest mysteries of our time.”
Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399163814
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/29/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 624,815
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Whitley Strieber

Whitley Strieber is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty novels and works of nonfiction, among them the landmark work Communion, his account of a close encounter of the third kind that took place in December of 1985.  He is also author of The Wolfen, The Hunger, and The Coming Global Superstorm, all of which were made into feature films, most recently Superstorm as The Day After Tomorrow.  His latest novel is The Omega Point. He lives in California.

 

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    Having listened to Whitely for years I personally have no doubt

    Having listened to Whitely for years I personally have no doubt he truely believes he's had these experiences; whether the reader wishes to believe that is of course up to ones personal view of the world, and the fundamental nature of our reality.

    That said,
    Even if one chooses for a moment to suspend ones disbelief and approach the Communion Enigma as one would approach the speculative fiction of Larry Niven or Roger Zelazni there is much to consider here.

    What if the reality of our world is in very important ways fundamentally different than the world we perceive; what if we are not even near the top of the food chain; but are in fact the subjects of a very long term observation by intelligences both so vast and so Alien as to put them at the very edge of our comprehension.

    What if the Soul, (which has no place in the modern, materialist world view.) truly is the most important thing in our personal existences; and what if that soul has a strange Saturnine attraction to our Visitors, being in some way utterly unlike there own.

    Even if the Communion Enigma is viewed as speculative Fiction, and Spiritual Fiction; IMHO it is speculative fiction of a very high order; because like most good fiction it is in point of fact grounded in fact; Whitely goes to great pains to document the facts; and the potentially disturbing Questions they raise, this is really not a book for anyone looking for another ‘UFO Book’ or for people looking for the certainty of the Believer or the Debunker. This is a book for persons willing to consider living with the Question, even when those Questions strike at the root of our visions of our selves, our universe, and our place in that creation.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2012

    Not sure what to think

    Sorry, this story jumped around too much for me. I am left with the same questions I had before I starteded reading...and so was Whitley. I hesitate saying anything about the book but after weeks of reflection, I feel I had to say something. I kept thinking what a saint Whitley's wife is.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Leave this one on the book store shelf.

    I enjoyed "Communion". The "Key" was written in question and answer format, which was terrible. "Solving the Communion Enigma" appeared to be written to try to get his book sales going again. He spent a good portion of the book "Whining" about how his life crashed down around him. He bought a cabin he couldn't obviously afford and lost it back to the bank, like millions of other Americans.He had to move to a small Condo. His book sales dropped to next to nil. He was abused as a child by the military in a cover up. He didn't see aliens, it was the Government. It just goes on and on. Really, pathetic. I will not be purchasing anything else written by Mr. Streiber.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    finally

    an awesome expansion to his well known abduction tale

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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