posted on May, 26 2017 @ 04:50 AM
Hello, ATS -
This is to announce the publication of a paper that may interest some of you. It's the first sustained critical analysis of the work of Whitley
Strieber. Many have dismissed Strieber over the years as a deluded man and a storyteller, while others have said his writing is too vivid and his
presentation too earnest for him to be dismissed outright.
Yet nobody's done the work. While it's easy to find inconsistencies in anybody's accounts - not just Strieber's - it's another thing to confront
someone's work as a whole. This paper does just that through the lens of Strieber's book "The Key".
In 1998, Whitley Strieber claimed to have been visited late one night in his hotel room by a man who presented him with a "new vision of God and
man", scientific predictions, information about antediluvian civilizations, etc. In 2001, he self-published a book about it called "The Key". In
2011, he brought the book out again - this time with a legitimate publisher, Tarcher/Penguin.
Unfortunately, Strieber's "The Key" has exposed Strieber as a pathological storyteller. This paper called Problems with Strieber and The
, looks at a variety of often obscure, lost interviews together with Strieber's other books and articles to show that the material he claimed
to have gotten from the so-called Master of the Key was straight from Strieber's own mind.
The paper can also be found at Archive:
Strieber's work as a whole is examined in light of the fact that his 1998 encounter is pure fantasy. Strieber's effort to insert himself into all
paranormal stories du jour is shown in detail: the drones, cattle mutilations, the JFK murder, 9/11, and more. Finally, his recent attempts to
'channel' the words of his dead wife who is now co-hosting the Dreamland podcast with him.