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December 2013 - January 2014 Edition: Review of Colin Andrews with Synthia Andrews new book 'On the Edge of Reality' - By Sean Casteel
                                                   On The Edge of Reality
                                                                        By Sean Casteel


Colin Andrews coined the term “crop circle” in the 1980s and was among the very first researchers to take the
phenomenon seriously. What began for him as a normal day in 1983 quickly turned into something extraordinary
that would change his life forever. While driving down a busy English highway, Andrews happened to glance to his
left and notice a wheat field with indentations in the crops that formed five perfect circles. Hundreds of other drivers
must have seen the circles that day, but Andrews alone actually stopped to take a closer look.

Looking back, Andrews wonders what force was already operating within him that caused him to react differently
than the others who passed by and whether it functioned as a kind of preprogramming for the strange turns his
future life would take. Along with former NASA design engineer Pat Delgado and others, Andrews went on to form a
research group, Circles Phenomenon Research International, and he began to spend most of his free time looking
for and compiling data on crop circles. He also began to have paranormal experiences, which he prefers to call
experiencing “high-strangeness events,” and started to believe that whoever was behind creating the circles could
read and respond to his thoughts as well as the thoughts of the others on his team. There was undeniably some
kind of “presence” operating out in the fields.
Some of the anomalies associated with the crop circles included
equipment failures, like cameras that stopped working and
compasses that rotated wildly. There was also odd animal
behavior around the circles; geese broke formation to fly around a
circle, dogs became ill, and horses bolted. Many people reported
miraculous healings while inside some crop circles, while others
experienced missing time, interacted with orbs and beams of light,
and reported seeing UFOs and other strange lights in the sky. It
was the preponderance of such high-strangeness events that
convinced Andrews and many others that most of the circles could
not possibly be manmade.

But Andrews was always aware that some of the circles were
indeed made by people. After Andrews and his wife Synthia
begrudgingly met with a human crop-circle-maker, who said he
was surprised that no one had ever mentioned the fact that the
teams of “hoaxers” sometimes mistakenly left their equipment
behind or left other clues at the scene, it dawned on Andrews that
the hoaxing phenomenon should be investigated as well. Following
his two-year study of the potentially hoaxed circles, funded by a
research grant from Laurance Rockefeller, Andrews announced
that eighty percent of the crop circles in England were manmade.
He became an “instant pariah,” he said, among his fellow
researchers and crop circle enthusiasts, and he was even
accused of having been paid by the CIA.
A further complicating factor in all this was that even the manmade circles were connected with the same
anomalous phenomena as the “real” ones. The same mysterious orbs and UFOs would often show up and mystify
visitors, even at circles known to be hoaxes. Thus, the question became, “How and why do circles in the field, no
matter how they got there, cause high-strangeness events?”

Now, Andrews provides us with a new book in order to move forward in answering this question and lift the veil into
non-ordinary reality. The answer to the question is the missing piece of the puzzle, human consciousness, and this
is what On the Edge of Reality, the new book by Andrews and his wife Synthia, is really all about. The book has a
long subtitle,
Hidden Technology, Powers of the Mind, Quantum Physics, Paranormal Phenomena, Orbs, UFOs,
Harmonic Transmissions, and Crop Circles
, and the book provides cutting edge summations of the latest findings
on all those subjects, along with an alarming update on the many reasons we live in perilous, threatened times,
especially ecologically and politically.
  
But, for the Andrews, all those roads lead back to human consciousness and the ways we are all changing
internally to interface with a much higher level of intelligence. These internal changes are essentially forced upon
us when we experience high-strangeness events such as UFOs and crop circles. According to Colin and Synthia
Andrews, the mind may be, at least on a conscious level, completely unaware that this transformation is occurring,
but the body somehow takes the new information in, analyzes it, processes it, and stores it away for some kind of
future awakening.
  
About the nature of this intelligence, they write:

We call it a higher mind, higher consciousness, or orchestrating principle. We also describe it as related to UFOs
and mysterious phenomena. My conclusion is that we are interacting with many different minds and multiple
intelligences. The beings might be called extraterrestrials, angels, light beings, demons, ghosts, astral bodies,
guides, totems, ascended masters or any number of names. They may come from other planets or be associated
with different dimensions on this planet. They may be souls who have died or are yet to be born. They may come
from our future. They may be our higher selves. They may be all of these things. They are other voices, other
nations, traveling with us in the matrix.
  
Early in his book, Andrews makes reference to a term coined by his friend and colleague, the late Dr. Gerald
Hawkins. According to Hawkins, a “mindstep” permanently changes how we fit ourselves into the larger context of
the universe. It represents a shift in how we identify ourselves. “The paradigm shift we are stepping into,” Andrews
writes, “is such a mindstep. Once engaged, our ideas of what humanity is and what the universe is will be forever
altered.”
  
Of course, the idea that UFOs, alien abduction, and other high-strangeness events are all related to the evolution
of human consciousness is nothing new. We’ve been hearing this theme repeated many times and in many ways
in the past few decades. It is one of the most basic tenets of the current New Age movement. But it is rare to find
this theme so charmingly expressed and with such sincere good will as in
On the Edge of Reality. Colin and
Synthia Andrews are to be commended for succinctly packaging a bundle of mysteries into an uplifting and
inspiring whole.  
On the Edge of Reality
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