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From the best-selling 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 2:30 in the morning of June 6, 1998, Whitley Streiber was awakened by someone 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.
©2011 Whitley Strieber (P)2011 Penguin
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5 out of 5 stars
By KD on 04-30-12

The Key Unlocks the Mystery Of Who We Are

What did you love best about The Key?

This book fills your mind with peace and understanding of who we are and what we will be.

What other book might you compare The Key to and why?

Unleashing the Power of the God Code, by Gregg braden. Both books refer to the God within and how to open our minds to reach it.

Which character – as performed by Gregory Itzin – was your favorite?

Master of the Key

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

We need to become a compassionate world.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful listen. Everytime I listen to it I learn something new.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Trevor on 06-25-11

Totally in line with Truth

I find it a bit sad that the two other reviews before this say what they do, as it's just this kind of close minded thinking that the visitor in the book would have been aiming to overcome with his visit to the author.

I've been studying metaphysical priciples for 15 years now and I can assure you that you would be well served to expose yourself, with a relaxed and open mind, to this book.

There is a shift in consciousness taking place towards an expanded context from which to see ourselves, which is ultimately healing. Mankind at large is asleep and people like this late night caller are whispers penetrating throught the dream, encouraging us to wake up.

The narration is decent too.

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13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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