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About Whitley Strieber
About Whitley Strieber
I started my writing career with the Wolfen in 1979. There have followed since over 40 books during a long writing lifetime. My books the Wolfen, the Hunger, Communion and Superstorm have all been made into films (Superstorm as the Day After Tomorrow). My series Alien Hunter was a TV series called Hunters on the SyFy Channel.
In 1985 I had an experience of close encounter that frightened and confused me. I was injured by it but still could not believe that it had been a physical experience. It was just too strange. Still, I was very curious and began going out into the woods at night from our little upstate New York cabin to try to somehow re-engage. This worked, and the rest of my life began. I have become deeply engaged with the entities I call "the visitors" in Communion and my follow-on books, the latest of which is A New World.
In March of 2021, I published Jesus: A New Vision, which is a look at the life of Jesus and what happened afterward. As the scientific evidence that the Turin Shroud really is a very unusual object has grown, it seems to me that a new look at Jesus, seeing him neither as a god distant from us or as an ordinary man was essential to deepening our understanding of what his teaching means, and what his life really was.
I have a big website, Unknowncountry.com, which concentrates on the credible edge of science and reality. It is the home of my podcast, Dreamland and offers extensive social media platforms both for subscribers and non-subscribers.
Some of my books have been eerily predictive. Notable among these are Nature's End, published in 1987, which predicts the California and Amazon fires and warns about drought in the US midwest.
Then there was the Superstorm, which predicted that climate change would be much more sudden and violent than was thought in 1999 when it was published. This has proved to be true.
In 2015, my wife Anne died. Within hours, even before anybody outside of my immediate family knew what had happened, friends began calling to say that they were hearing her tell them to phone me. As this continued, it became all but indisputable to me that she really was still present. Our relationship grew into a book called Afterlife Revolution, which afterlife expert Dr. Gary Schwartz called one of the most convincing stories of afterlife communication ever written. (He wrote a foreword for the book)
In 1970, Anne and I began a meditative practice we learned in the Gurdjieff Foundation in New York. This organization was created by Armenian teacher and philosopher Georges Gurdjieff, and is based on the idea that man is not fully conscious, but that there are methods that can change this.
When the visitors entered my life in 1985, they used the same teaching techniques that I was familiar with from my Gurdjieff Work. So I work with them, also. I have been active in my Foundation work now for more than 50 years, 30 of which I have also worked with the visitors.
Although I am pretty much an outcast and a pariah when it comes to the mainstream, I lead a blessed life and consider myself the luckiest of the lucky.
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Titles By Whitley Strieber
They are called Others, Visitors, Grays, Friends, or Strangers. No one knows who or what they are. But due to intense investigations of the past few years, resulting from the publication of the controversial bestseller Communion, their reality is no longer a question.
THEY ARE AMONG US.
These letters, often awkward, sometimes incredulous, and always searingly honest, document the fact that hundreds of thousands have experienced the Communion phenomena: childhood visitations, the "nine knocks," mysterious scars and implants, abductions, sexual encounters, and "black sedans."
It's all here. Unvarnished and irrefutable. Assembled for the first time, these letters lead us to the heart of the greatest mystery of our age. For it is in these authentic personal encounters of ordinary men and women that we come closest to the truth about who They are and what They want with us. In the dramatic words of Whitley Strieber, these letters report--a courtship.
Whitley Strieber (Communion) and Jeffrey J. Kripal (J. Newton Rayzor professor of religion at Rice University) team up on this unprecedented and intellectually vibrant new framing of inexplicable events and experiences.
Rather than merely document the anomalous, these authors--one the man who popularized alien abduction and the other a renowned scholar and "renegade advocate for including the paranormal in religious studies" (The New York Times)--deliver a fast-paced and exhilarating study of why the supernatural is neither fantasy nor fiction but a vital and authentic aspect of life.
Their suggestion? That all kinds of "impossible" things, from extra-dimensional beings to bilocation to bumps in the night, are not impossible at all: rather, they are a part of our natural world. But this natural world is immeasurably more weird, more wonderful, and probably more populated than we have so far imagined with our current categories and cultures, which are what really make these things seem "impossible."
The Super Natural considers that the natural world is actually a "super natural world"--and all we have to do to see this is to change the lenses through which we are looking at it and the languages through which we are presently limiting it. In short: The extraordinary exists if we know how to look at and think about it.
As the author of such influential books as Warday, Nature’s End, Communion and Superstorm, Mr. Strieber ranks among the cultural forces of our time.
Jesus: A New Vision is at once a magisterial work of scholarship and a completely new approach to the meaning and message of Jesus. It comes at a time when the western world is divided between a declining number of believers in Christian doctrine and an ever-increasing number of people who feel that Jesus was nothing more than a religious zealot who was executed for the crime of sedition. What if neither of these approaches is right? What if Jesus really did perform miracles, including the resurrection, but that this says not that he was a deity, but that he was exercising human powers which are buried within us all, and which we do not suspect are there?
By exploring the life of Jesus and his teachings in an entirely new way, Jesus: A New Vision sheds fresh light on the meaning and power of his parables, explores the mysteries of the gospels of Thomas and Mary with fresh insight, and explains why, as Strieber puts it, he “committed suicide by crucifixion.” It also addresses the questions that continue to surround the Shroud of Turin, exploring both the science that concluded that it was a medieval forgery and the more recent studies that have shown it to be something very different. It explores what happened after Jesus’s death that led to the ultra-violence that destroyed the entire polytheistic culture of the Roman Empire, and explains why this greatest of all human revolutions happened, relating it to the pandemics and uncontrollable migrations that resulted from a climate change event that began around 150 A.D. and led to extraordinary disruptions that the Romans, knowing nothing of solar variability, blamed on their gods. In its sweep and its drama, there has never been another book like Jesus: A New Vision.
"Whitley Strieber's take on Jesus is thought-provoking and surprising. This is an important investigation, filled with new insights. Highly recommended." Graham Hancock, author of Fingerprints of the Gods "Very wise, and satisfying for the contemporary mind." Toby Johnson, author of Finding Your Own True Myth: What I Learned from Joseph Campbell
From Edward Kennedy to Playboy magazine, readers have praised Warday as an absorbing, suspenseful novel — and an important book for every American to read.
"A first-rate novel, as real as snapshots of tomorrow. And as scary." — New York Daily News
"Haunting … horrifying … engrossing … an all too believable look at what could be the future." — United Press International
"Disturbingly plausible … its vision of postnuclear chaos exceeds 'The Day After'." — Newsweek
"Imaginative … entertaining reading." — Boston Herald
"Frightening … controversial … a futuristic thriller." — Chicago Tribune
They are waiting for you.
No one has ever lived to tell the horrifying truth about them. Yet even now the Wolfen are gathered in the night-dark alleys ... unseen, poised ... ready to destroy their helpless human prey. Only one man and one woman, trained cops, willing to risk their lives, stand in the way.
At two-thirty in the morning of June 6, 1998, Whitley Streiber was awakened by somebody knocking on his hotel room door. A man came in, and everything he said was life-altering.
This is the unsettling and ultimately enlightening narrative of what happened that night. Strieber was never really sure who this strange and knowing visitor was--a "Master of Wisdom"? A figure from a different realm of consciousness? A preternaturally intelligent being? He called him the Master of the Key. The one thing of which Strieber was certain is that both the man and the encounter were real.
The main concern of the Master of the Key is to save each of us from self-imprisonment. "Mankind is trapped," the stranger tells Strieber. "I want to help you spring the trap." In a sweeping exchange between Strieber and the stranger--which takes the form of a classical student- teacher dialogue in pursuit of inner understanding--the unknown man presents a lesson in human potential, esoteric psychology, and man's fate. He illuminates why man has been caught in a cycle of repeat violence and self-destruction--and the slender, but very real, possibility for release.
In its breadth and intimacy, The Key is on par with contemporary metaphysical traditions, such as A Course in Miracles, or even with the dialogues of modern wisdom teachers, such as D.T. Suzuki and Carl Jung.
It is time for the truth to be told...
On July 2, 1947 something crashed in the desert outside of Roswell, New Mexico. An explosion of light and sound made the sheep wail, the chickens squawk, and the children scream. And then the ranchers heard a noise they thought could only have come from the devil himself.
For forty years, Majestic Agency director Wilfred Stone helped the CIA pretend the landing never happened. Then his conscience got the better of him.
This is the real story, told to reporter Nicholas A. Duke by the guilt-racked shell of the man who once worked tirelessly to cover it all up. It is a truth so terrifying that Whitley Strieber had to call it fiction.
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A New World is Coming…If We Can Take It.
In 2018, the US Navy admitted that videos taken off the carrier Nimitz by pilots using ultra-sophisticated cameras, were of unknown objects with incredible flight characteristics. Add to this the past 70 years of UFO evidence, and it is now undeniable that something unknown is flying around in our skies. But why are they here?
There are millions of close encounter witnesses who would say that they are here for us, and have already been in contact with us for two generations, while the official world and the media have been in denial.
In 1987, author Whitley Strieber published Communion about his own close encounter. It was met with brutal skepticism...but not from other close encounter witnesses, who wrote him in their hundreds of thousands, telling of their own experiences. As it has been increasingly realized that something real is happening, a great university has archived this precious record.
After 33 years of having them in his life, and an entirely new group of encounters starting in 2015, Whitley Strieber returns with a new vision of contact that will shatter all of our previous theories and beliefs and reveal the experience for what it is: the strangest, most powerful and potentially most important thing that has ever happened to mankind.
From A New World
As science advances, we are finding that the universe is far larger and more complex than we ever imagined, and mysterious beings like our visitors, which we dismissed as imaginary, are turning out to be real. This is calling to all of us to find a new life—a new world—in which they play a part.
As we are coming to realize that they are real and here, we also find ourselves asking the question that Col. Philip Corso asked so long ago when he found himself facing them: “What’s in it for us?”
They want to join us. They need us, but more, we need them—their wisdom and their insight into the peril of our world and how to ensure our future.
Dare we open our door to them?
Praise for A New World
“Whitley Strieber’s magical books about his encounters with the uncanny have captured my imagination since childhood. A New World find the master in top form, from a stirring and ultra high strangeness experience at Wounded Knee to grand speculations about consciousness, communion and the future of humanity. A fascinating, mysterious book.”
--Josh Boone, director of The Fault in Our Stars
“Mr. Strieber writes with the precious sanity of an intuitive savant. In describing so clearly true experiences that baffle most of us, he opens our minds to accept with grace meanings we need to learn are very real.”
--Christopher Green, MD, PhD
“Provocative and riveting. I couldn’t put it down. Strieber confronts the mystery of close encounter with fresh insight and depth, wrapping up his years of interaction with the phenomenon he calls “the visitors.” Now there is more urgency for contact than ever before, and this book explains how that might happen.”
--Leslie Kean, Investigative Reporter and Author of Surviving Death, a Journalist Investigates Evidence for an Afterlife
“I entered Whitley Strieber’s New World and couldn’t put it down. Humankind has always wondered what extraterrestrial life would look like, be like, act like.
It is a future that could well be ours. In their second shocking and fascinating portrait of America's possible destiny, Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka have again written a breathless thriller, a book that gives us an important warning and ultimately a message of hope.
In the #1 New York Times bestselling tradition of Communion, Whitely Strieber returns with a terrifying novel of alien occupation
We are not alone. Millions of people are confronting aliens that authorities say do not exist.
Meet the Three Thieves, a group of Grays assigned to duty in a small Kentucky town. They have been preparing a child for generations. Innocent Conner Callaghan will face the ultimate terror as he struggles to understand who he has been bred to be, and what he must do to save humanity. Colonel Michael Morax strives to keep the secret of the Grays from the public for reasons so sinister, yet believable, that they read like truth. And Lauren Glass, government "empath" to the last surviving captive Gray, known only as B for Bob, has a unique ability to communicate with this captive Gray. But when B for Bob suddenly escapes the highly secure underground Air Force facility that he's been captive in for years, a frantic race begins, as the government must outmaneuver the Grays to keep the secret of their presence intact.
The Grays is a mind-bending journey behind the curtain of secrecy that surrounds the subject of aliens, written by the field's great master, Whitley Strieber. If you've never so much as thought about the subject before, this book will make you think deeply, not only about the mystery of who the Grays are, but who exactly we are.
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