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Stories from the Messengers

Owls, UFOs and a Deeper Reality
Narrated by: Mike Clelland
Length: 10 hrs and 10 mins
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This book is a companion to the groundbreaking ideas that began with The Messengers. It is a further exploration into the connection, both symbolic and literal, between owls and UFOs. There is a strangeness to these accounts that defies any simple explanation. Each chapter tells a deeply personal story where these mysterious experiences are explored in depth. The ancient mythology of the owl is repeating itself within the modern UFO report. What plays out is a journey of transformation, with an owl at the heart of each story.

©2018 Richard Dolan Press (P)2018 Richard Dolan Press

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A fascinating and enjoyable exploration

I really enjoyed listening to this audio book. There's this mysterious clash between ordinary reality and high strangeness that happens to some people and it's often not talked about by these people. For obvious reasons.

Mike Clelland has had an interesting podcast and youtube videos of conference talks, as well as interviews he has given to other people, so I've often come across his work and experiences as I indulge my interest in UFOs and Consciousness.

Because of his blog and podcasts and talks and interviews, when people have googled to find out more about some strange thing that happened to them - often involving owls - Mike Clelland pops up.

Therefore, he has become a contact hub for many people that have had strange experiences, and who share those experiences with him. Over some years, five? or six?, I've often read or listened to Mike Clelland share some of these stories, and over time his own stories also started to gel.

His first book, The Messengers, was a compilation and connect-the-dots collection of these such stories. Because he is a hub of connection, he sees similarities, synchronicities, and symbols between people who have never met each other, or even people who have, but didn't know they had the same type of experience until both have submitted their stories to Mike.

This second book is a deeper exploration of such experiences and stories. It's a strange juxtaposition of every day life - grocery shopping, commuting - with unusual experiences - hellhounds, large owls, regular owls, deer, orbs, 11:11 or other significant numbers, visions, and of course UFOs.

That's the strange thing. You are just doing your regular thing and WHAM! something weird happens. You google it, or a friend tells you to tell this guy, and Mike Clelland gets your story. And, the weirdness is that he gets another story just like yours, and maybe another. And within the stories are synchronicities.

So, this book unfolds, story after such story of things that happened to people. Some very recently, in 2017. And the connections unfold too.

Well written, it's an exploration with pondering, wonderment, and gentle speculation of a series of events that hint at a much bigger reality that our human minds have yet to grasp. But, it's good to consider what clues we have.

For the nuts-and-bolts UFO researchers, this may be a way to dip your toe into the exploration of consciousness ideas, some high strangeness, and weird happenings. What is most striking is how ordinary our lives are and how these experiences happen to regular people doing regular things.

Well, maybe they aren't regular people after all, or afterwards.

Narration: Enjoyable

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Captivating!

I binged this. The narration done by the author puts you in the space of hearing these accounts first hand. He has very eloquently painted the picture of what it is to come to the realization that there is high strangeness in your life. It can be a long and winding road of mysterious markers and crumbs designed to wake you up. This collection of accounts paints the picture of what it is to notice the signs and how it changes your life. This is a great read for the curious reader and/or for those seeking and trying to make some sense of their own mysterious happenings. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to more work from the author.

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Fascinating stories

I bought Mike Clelland's first book, The Messengers, and really enjoyed reading it. When I heard that he had an audiobook available of book no. 2 , a deeper look into the stories, I put it on my wish list right away. Mike has a good voice for audio as I know from his podcast series. If you are unfamiliar with his podcast, you should take a listen to the archive. I finally got the book on audible and it took me awhile to finish because it is long and so full of fascinating stories. It was really great for commuting. I highly recommend this book. There are multiple reasons to give it a read or listen. 1. If you are interested in ufos or paranormal. 2. If you can agree with the statement "the world is a much weirder place than it appears to be" and 3. If you have had any odd encounters with owls, you will want to read this book.

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Repetitive and a Little cringy.

I like paranormal stuff and weird esoteric things. I wanted more from this book than just a bunch of stories that make me question the credibility and research of the author. I know that the point of this book is personal accounts of this high strangeness but it really just felt like the author just made up all this crap. Ehhhhhh...

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Really????

I find it hard to believe anyone much less all these positive reviews would believe this stuff..
I am generally concerned about the masses after reading the reviews of this book which is clearly made up BS
Really????? Ugh

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Complete nonsense and, Imho, intentionally fake.

I'm so disappointed. The original Messengers book was on my want-to-read list for a long time. I wasn't familiar with Clelland's work, but I thought he might have insight on Jungian archetypes of the owl, etc....at least that was the impression I got. Finally this book (which is kinda a part 2) became available in audio format so I snatched it up. OMG....such nonsense. Look, while I can be skeptical, I'm often willing to suspend disbelief for a bit so I can better sync with an author to understand the world from their perspective -- but this book as simply asking too much suspension. In my opinion, it's outright fakery.

The stories told in this book is nothing more than adults playing make-believe. I'm not sure where make-believe ends and author-lying begins. There seems to be very little facts, few few tangibles, and nothing but complete cotton candy fictional fluff.

I'm really disappointed as I had high hopes.

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Wow, totally mind blowing

I love birds, and they unexplained, so this was such a fascinating book! It gives me a lot to ponder!

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Amazing

Extremely well read. Sucked me in immediately. A little sad it ended and wish the parent book was on audible. So much deeper than owls and UFOs, this a deep trip in to spiritual beliefs and the subconscious. Just amazing.

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A Collection of Anecdotal Stories.

A collection of anecdotal stories about encounters. Half the stories also involve seeing an owl which is supposed to somehow make these stories more meaningful.

There is no substance to any of the stories, and they all offer nothing in the way of helping to explain any part of the UFO phenomenon.

This book is a complete waste of time if you're looking for anything scientific, in-depth, or offering any kind of explanations or meaning. It's simply a collection of anecdotal stories that all roughly sound the same.

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Fascinating

Informative, perfectly narrated and overall a joy to listen too. We need more great pieces of content and story like this, thank you and looking forward to more.

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  • LJLC
  • 11-18-18

Interesting, but...<br />

Interesting and done well, but hard to take seriously I'm afraid. It all may be 100% true and real, but I personally find it too much to take as real.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-17-18

Fascinating Important Book

Mike Clelland narrates this, his own book, in his gentle hypnotic voice and it is great for that. You can hear his pain, bewilderment and raw honesty. I have been aware of Mike for some time and to me it is absolutely clear that there is something important here. Very strange and challenging but real and important. Have a listen. You’ll be glad you did.