Communion: A True Story

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HarperCollins, Feb 1, 1988 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 320 pages
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On December 26, 1985, at a secluded cabin in upstate New York, Whitley Strieber went siding with his wife and son, ate Christmas dinner leftovers, and went to bed early.

Six hours later, he found himself suddenly awake...and forever changed.

Thus begins the most astonishing true-life odyssey ever recorded -- one man's riveting account of his extraordinary experiences with visitors from"elsewhere"... how they found him, where they took him, what they did to him and why...

Believe it. Or don't believe it. But read it -- for this gripping story will move you like no other... will fascinate you, terrify you, and alter the way you experience your world.

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I rate this book as a 5, showing the importance that Whitleys' sharing has given me. I read his book in the 80's, and on a deep level, much of what I read and felt made sense to me. Very few people were confronting the situation of Aliens and UFOs, and the overall attitude was to catagorize it as Science Fiction, or nonsense. I have much respect for his corrage to share, it has allowed me to pursue the topic or topics of interest to this very day. We have come a long way with truth and understanding, and thanks to this pioneer, many of us have been liberated, or many have taken a diffent stance on the abductions, government, and the truth that we are not alone, never have been. Some religions will be appreciated for what they are, and many souls are and will be able to advance as we are supposed to. I knew when I was a kid, that there was something else out there, and all I could come across was ridiculous sci-fi paper backs. I cried when I read communion because it was truth finally, and from someone that was crediable, and honest. We are at a point in time like no other, and many of us are here, open, awake, and stable...not crazy. We have a lot to look forward to. Whitley could even be called a prophet in his own right....because he helped bring truth to the people. I will always be thankful for that. Always 

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Well writen and very exciting and interesting book, however I'm not sure of the man himself(Streiber). I know two women that have met him and say he posesses an eery energy. This could simply be because of his experiences,or... he is a scammer. I do not believe everything people say, I guess I'm saying I get that feeling when I see him on screen also.I would love to know the truth as do we all! 

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Whitley Strieber is the bestselling author of the horror novels The Wolfen and The Hunger, and this memoir, Communion—all of which were made into feature films. His books The Grays and 2012: The War for Souls are both being made into films, and his Web site,, is the largest of its kind in the world. Strieber was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas.

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