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Publisher Description

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.

May 12
Penguin Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

TPNichols ,

Strieber's Finest Hour

I've always been one to enjoy and take heart from Whitley's personal experiences. This work, though, surpasses anything and everything I've ever known. Thank you, sir, for struggling to bring your experience out for the rest of us to behold. Now to bring a sea change to the other seven billion people.

TRexx$ ,

Thank You Whitley Strieber!

If you are unfamiliar with the depth of Whitley Strieber— not only his work but his deep thinking and compassion for humanity— this book may seem out there... but once again Whitley does an incredible job of bringing “out there” down to Earth. The Key gives us a glimpse into one night of Strieber’s incredible life experience and the messages— and vital information— he has been put here to share.
It baffles me that in this “modern” time we live in, so many are unable to accept that there is more to reality than the what we sense with our (untrained) Human bodies. If you are ready to investigate that there is more to this experience— and a dire need for change and growth within each of us— then The Key has a message for you.
I enjoyed this book very much, and am grateful for the voice of Mr. Strieber. No one can say that he lacks bravery!

NCW22 ,

Great Read!

I loved this book. Whether or not someone chooses to believe the story for exactly as it is told, I believe there is great wisdom in The Key. If someone is open to alternative views of religion and the universe then this book is a must read.

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