New Book Reviews
By Brent Raynes
On the Edge of Reality:
Hidden Technology, Powers of the Mind, Quantum Physics, Paranormal Phenomena, Orbs, UFOs, Harmonic Transmissions, and Crop Circles By Colin Andrews and Synthia Andrews
The Career Press, Inc.
220 West Parkway, Unit 12
Pompton, Plains, NJ 07444 2013, 320 pages,
US $28.99 (Paperback) ASIN: B00ERNOJTE
Reviewed by Brent Raynes
A few years back, I wrote a book with the same title, but not the same subtitle (thus no lawyers will need to become involved in this matter). Obviously it’s a very well-chosen title, if I do say so myself (which I just did) and I have absolutely no qualms about that, and as the rather long subtitle suggests this book certainly covers a lot of very interesting ground! While many associate Colin Andrews with crop circles alone, he’s actually delved into an extremely wide-range of paranormal enigmas! I must say (and, of course, in truth it has nothing to do with my liking the title) I truly approve of how the authors have presented their considerable volume of thought-provoking material, carefully explaining the evolution of their own investigative experiences and the progression of analytical thought processes that evolved, vividly encapsulating and distilling years of challenging experiences in the field and the difficulties encountered, time and time again, at trying to wrap their own minds around the mysterious events and manifestations that they were chronicling and even experiencing, while having to deal at the same time with the oft-times challenging people part of the equation, with skeptics, disgruntled “believers” who disagreed with their approaches, and elements of the lunatic fringe.
This book is highly thought-provoking and explores what I feel are very critical, significant key areas of the so-called “paranormal” that have often been overlooked. The enigmatic role of human consciousness in all of this was a very revelatory missing piece of the puzzle that Andrew had uncovered when he was forced to take a really hard look not only at the so-called “genuine” and authenticated “crop circle” formations, but the high-strangeness events that befell people who visited both those and the man-made formations, and the puzzling experiences that the crop-circle makers themselves were revealing!
But there’s a lot more contained within the pages of this intellectually stimulating book than just data and speculations on “crop circles.” The authors demonstrate, I feel, very well how so much of these events that fall under the broad umbrella of the paranormal (including the EVP phenomenon, I might add) may all be inter-connected. A must read!