Breakthrough: The Next Step

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HarperCollins Publishers, 1995 - Unidentified flying objects - 297 pages
"After telling the world of his remarkable contacts with apparent aliens in his mega-bestsellers Communion and Transformation, Whitley Strieber suddenly and mysteriously retired from public life in 1989. At the time he said only that he would not return until he had something fundamentally new to say about the beings he had come to call "the visitors."" "What had happened in 1989 was that he had gotten compelling proof that the visitors were real. His first impulse was to rush this information to press, but then he stopped, concerned that publication might be interpreted as some kind of signal to the visitors to initiate wider contact. He was worried what this might mean. Not all encounter experiences were good. People were afraid. Strieber himself was afraid." "What has happened to Whitley Strieber is completely without precedent. There has never been an unexplained experience so carefully documented or extensively witnessed by others. He has passed four lie detector tests. He has been examined for many diseases both physical and mental." "Not only is he entirely normal, the proof he advances in this book would convince a jury."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

Breakthrough is a very readable continuation of Strieber's first two books on the subject of his extraterrestrial visitor encounters, but one can see the quality noticeably decline as he focuses in on ... Read full review


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If you thought Ezekiel's vision of the valley of dry bones was strange, it's nothing compared to what Strieber relates of his latest encounters with alien ``visitors.'' Strieber, too, has visions of ... Read full review


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Whitley Strieber was born on June 13, 1945 in San Antonio, Texas. He received a B.A. from the University of Texas in 1968 and a certificate from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before becoming an author, he worked at an advertising agency from 1970 to 1977, going from account supervisor to vice president. He is the author of several novels including The Wolfen, The Hunger, Superstorm, The Last Vampire, Lilith's Dream, 2012: The War for Souls, The Omega Point, Critical Mass, Melody Burning, and the Alien Hunter series. In 1987, he published Communion: A True Story, which described his personal encounters with extraterrestrials. His other non-fiction works include Transformation, Breakthrough: The Next Step, The Secret School, Solving the Communion Enigma: What Is to Come, and Miraculous Journey. He founded the Communion Foundation in 1989 to assist in establishing a productive relationship with alien beings. He is the host of the paranormal and fringe science-themed internet podcast, Dreamland, available on a weekly basis from his website, Unknown Country.

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