Monthly Archives: June 2021

How to Have an Intimate Relationship with Jesus Christ

Spiritual Communion The Roman Catholic Church knows a thing or two about spiritual communion. In fact, Southern Baptists, like Billy Graham (and now through his son, Franklin) say essentially the same thing: “Invite Jesus to come into your heart.” I … Continue reading

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Why Does It Take So Long for the Penny to Drop?

Communion When I first read Whitley Strieber’s book (“Communion”) in 1987, I didn’t pick up the huge hint that Anne Strieber had implanted into the title. In fact, it wasn’t until this morning that the penny finally dropped. What was … Continue reading

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How Did George Gurdjieff Know, All Those Years Ago?

A Meeting With a Remarkable Man It seems the most unlikely of links: Whitley Strieber follows the ‘sensing’ exercise as suggested by George Gurdjieff. This brought the light of his soul to the attention of the ‘visitors’. Creating this type … Continue reading

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The Problem with Time Travel: We Know Where, But Not When

Time Passages I’m not being glib, here: these things happen all the time, it seems. You travel along a road in the country, one that may have even been familiar to you at some time in the past, and suddenly, … Continue reading

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Revealed: The True Spirit Behind the Communion Experience

Anne Strieber (August 25, 1946 – August 11, 2015) Sometimes, one wonders if the death of a spouse is such a traumatic experience that everything that occurs after it seems to take on extra significance. Such is the case with … Continue reading

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I Love It When Several Streams of Thought Converge

Whitley Strieber (June 13, 1945) As I intimated in my post yesterday, I’m reading Whitley Strieber’s latest book, “A New World”. It’s good for me since this book goes back to the original narrative of the events covered by “Communion”, … Continue reading

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Returning to the Scene in the Library

A New World (2019) It’s hard to believe that more than 35 years have passed since Whitley Strieber had his close encounter of the third kind. Since Anne, his wife of 45 years, died in 2015, Whitley has come to … Continue reading

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How John le CarrĂ© Describes George Smiley to His Readers

A Murder of Quality (1962) If you’re like me, you would have probably thoroughly enjoyed the Smiley Trilogy (“Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy”, “The Honourable Schoolboy” and “Smiley’s People”). But I had never read one of the early books that introduced … Continue reading

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Was There Something in the Air That Year?

No Man’s Brother (1984) There I was, writing a book about furtrading in the Canadian North, and suddenly I realized I’d been pipped at the post. Obviously, these things happen, but it knocked the wind out of my literary sails. … Continue reading

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The Beaver House (VIII)

Chapter Eight Meanwhile, Pierre was dreaming, too. But his dream was not pleasant. In fact, he was having a nightmare about his close brush with death at the hands of his Mohawk capturers. Scenes of scalding, joint amputations, beatings and … Continue reading

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