The Key: A True Encounter by Whitley StrieberThe Key: A True Encounter by Whitley Strieber

The Key: A True Encounter

byWhitley Strieber

Paperback | May 12, 2011

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From the bestselling author of Communion comes the mysterious true story of how an unknown visitor barged into Streiber's hotel room late one night--and imparted extraordinary lessons in personal development and man's fate that challenge us to rethink every assumption about the meaning of life.

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.
Whitley Strieber is the internationally bestselling author of more than 20 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 1985. He is also author of The Wolfen, The Hunger, and The Coming Global Superstorm, all of which were made int...
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Title:The Key: A True EncounterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.13 × 5 × 0.64 inPublished:May 12, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1585428698

ISBN - 13:9781585428694

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the most intriguing interviews you will ever read... In the early morning hours during the summer of 1998, horror novelist Whitley Strieber woke to a knock at his hotel door in Toronto. The mysterious gentleman who presented himself proceeded to conduct a fascinating conversation with Strieber on a broad range of topics, including spirituality, climate change, possible future events, the nature of the human soul, and what may unfold along the path that mankind has chosen for itself. This book is a new edition of Strieber's earlier release of The Key (2001), now updated with new analysis on who the mysterious individual that has become known as the Master of the Key is, plus insights on events that he discussed that have become part of our reality. Strieber says that the transcript of the conversation itself remains untouched from how it is presented in the earlier edition. Having read the original edition, I can safely say this is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future of humanity, offering amazing insight into topics that concern our world, our future, our past, and the human spirit. Hugely impactful, the original publication the this book has attracted a following of seekers who have taken up new questions: who was this individual, and was there any hidden meaning to what he actually said? Reading this, one can't help but feel that "The Adjustment Bureau" is based on something real... The meeting described in this book is also the genesis of what would eventually lead Strieber to research and write "The Coming Global Superstorm" with co-author Art Bell, of which the blockbuster movie "The Day After Tomorrow" was based on.
Date published: 2011-05-04