Ready For Jerocktober? (Pre-sorry….)

Aloha, Gang!

As you can’t help but know by now, my new book is out over at Amazon, waiting for you to read it. Another season of Our Undoing Radio has come and gone. And ye olde Paratopia keeps coming. I don’t listen to many of them as I put them out but when I do I appreciate them in new ways. Last week’s was the infamous Scott Lilienfeld episode. This is the show wherein we ask an extremely famous doctor in his field all about hypnosis and even pose some questions about the David Jacobs/Emma Woods hypnosis session clip where he tries to convince her that she has multiple personality disorder because aliens are starting to catch on to who he is and what he does, and he wants to throw them off his scent as an abduction researcher by throwing her under the bus. Because… you know… that’s how advanced telepathic aliens work. They only read the subject’s mind and only her hypnosis sessions. Or something.

As I listen to that episode now, I hear something else pretty amazing. I remember how proud Jeff was to have gotten Lilienfeld to do the show. It took some convincing. Ultimately, this convincing was built on the premise that Jeff was sane and honest and could be trusted not to screw this guy over with a lame true believer conversation that would waste his time. So, what I hear now is the best expert we could hope to talk to about hypnosis, memory, and human psychology–a man who, unbeknownst to me, at least, was also a ‘professional” skeptic–being kind of forced to listen to and reconcile with Jeff’s consciously-recalled experiences after Jeff had earned his trust and after both of us had shown we were rational enough to do away with hypnosis and terribly abusive pseudo-research. Think about how rare that is. As in, I don’t think it has happened since. It wasn’t a gotcha interview between two experiencers and a skeptic. it was a human conversation between three people.

There is not a show in existence where the host is willing to be that vulnerable. And it wasn’t premeditated. That’s just who Jeff was. He was like a little kid who couldn’t wait to finally have adult conversations with adults no matter if they ended up burning him or not. Fear of how negatively a person might react never stopped him from having the conversation. And to his great credit, Lilienfeld didn’t burn him. He couldn’t. He knew what we all know: Jeff was telling the truth and was sane.

As I continue to slog on from the periphery of ufology, I sometimes have to remind myself that even my experiences exist. Not that they’re real–I know they are real, whatever “real” means. But I sometimes get so caught up in calling out nonsense and con artists and even trying to teach an audience what it means to have the type of deeply inquisitive mind these subjects demand that I forget, Oh, right. This isn’t all garbage cases and shallow thinking. These phenomena exist. An intelligence reaches out to us, and, as Jeff used to say, “What you give is what you get.” If you want honest and deep you have to give honestly and deeply.

In other news, next month you will be hearing a lot more from me. I’ll be Whitley Strieber’s guest on Dreamland the 3rd week of October, I believe it is. Remember the big announcement I said I was going to make a few posts back? You’ll hear that announcement in the beginning of the interview, so do tune it!

Furthermore, I’m thinking about maaaaaybe doing another new Paratopia special. I have a long story to share and explore with you, I just don’t know where I want to do that yet. I’m leaning toward Paratopia because I also want to share a couple of the “Shroudman” revelations Jeff was told we could talk about publicly but never did. He would tell people one on one but never to an audience. I think it’s time to talk about those.

Furthermost, if you can’t get enough of my glorious voice and want to hear me make it babble for 2 hours, forty-five minutes, you don’t have to wait until October. You can listen to a man named Vuk question-bomb me into submission on the Tracing Owls podcast, which I have hyperlinked for your convenience. At some point in there I say that I am done talking about hypnosis and also my own experiences.

I mean it. I’m done. Sort of.

I will only talk about them in the future if there is something new and relevant to say about hypnosis or, in the case of my experiences, if whomever is interviewing me wants to use them as a springboard for some type of deeper discussion, perhaps to test a theory or make a point. Just rehashing what happened to me is not fruitful anymore. We have to move this conversation on. It’s stale. It’s dying. I either quit or help breathe new life into it. Let’s go with life, since… you know… we’re alive.

Also, because a week after my announcement I will be completely taking over ufology when I… Oh, you’ll just have to listen to Dreamland to find out!

Alright. That’s all I’ve got. ‘Til next time… adieu.

A Lot Happening At Once

Aloha, Gang!

Just dropping a note here to update you on my shenanigans of late. I’ve written yet another ufological book, if you can believe it, called Aliens: The First and Final Disclosure. This is a straightforward narrative, like Urgency., so it’s got the unnecessary humor without the unnecessary swearing and none of the “Wait, is this even a book?” artistic flourishes.

Sometimes I am a writer for the people. You’re welcome, the people, you’re welcome.

The premise is that, thanks to the 2017 reimagining of UFOs into UAP and the broader public dialogue surrounding them, I now have to go back to my roots and call myself an alien abductee to speak to a new audience who doesn’t understand that “alien” and “abduction” don’t really cover it. So that’s what I set out to do. But how long can I keep up the ruse?

Naturally, there will be enough meaty “I never thought of that” stuff in the book for everyone to bite into–even if you’re a vegan. It’s humorous and angry and builds on my previous books, but it’s still also fresh material from the depths. There are some things I need to say that perhaps you need to hear. We’ll just leave it at that.

So that’s my book. I wanted to release it on Roswell crash day, but I doubt it’ll be out before August.

It looks like I’ll also be appearing in someone else’s book. I’ll say more later, if the chapter doesn’t get left on the editor’s floor. Essentially, if I make the cut, this will be a book more people will read than my own. How funny is that?

Also funny is that I was recently included in a paper on French philosopher Henry Corbin at a conference at Harvard University. I feel like I just jumped to the front of the line. Later, ufology!

But I shouldn’t say that. The more I listen back to ye olde Paratopias, the more I realize what great work Jeff Ritzmann and I brought into the subject. This week’s show is a fun recap/moving forward end to season one. And then boom-boom-boom! Three classics: Graham Hancock, the Gettysburg ghost hunt road trip, and the Colin Andrews episode that affected all of our lives. I may actually listen to all of them again. I don’t generally. It’s a lot and with the loss of Jeff, it feels extra heavy.

If you miss the Our Undoing Radio flagship show, it will be back very soon. If you missed my The Experience special with Emma Woods, it’s here:

Emma has her first book out! The links to her book and website are in the description. Do check them both out. Our interview is interesting, too, I think. She was kind enough to give me the first interview and I, realizing she’d probably do a million more, shied away from the topics she wanted to talk about because I knew she’d be talking about them elsewhere. So when she gives her next interview, wherever that is, give it a listen, too. It will likely be different!

What else? That’s it. For now. I’m feeling the itch to get back to scribbling for the long-neglected essay sections. Look forward to more there as soon as this weekend. I’ll also be doing a brand new Paratopia episode, likely after the book launch.

If you have any ideas for stuff you’d like to see or live streams you’d like to participate in, hit me up:

Later, Gators!

Paratopia Unmoored

It is 2021 and all the world is speaking about UAP in the same terminology and context as Ted Roe and NARCAP did on this show a decade ago. What changed? And why isn’t NARCAP ever mentioned in the mainstream media? 

These are the questions I had for Ted. He gave the answers. And then he burned the proverbial house to the ground in this information-rich and somewhat heartbreaking episode. 

Yup, that’s the description for tomorrow’s Paratopia Unmoored. What’s that, you ask? It’s the name of any further Paratopia episodes from here on out. Normally I will be releasing them on a Sunday so as not to break up the flow of the Paratopia rereleases. However, as I explain at the top of the program, this one was too controversial, or maybe newsworthy in ufological circles–something in there–to pull focus from the next episode of Paratopia. It features the first appearance of Dr. Dennis McKenna, which was a pivotal moment for Jeff and me. So, that episode will air next Friday and this Friday is the return of Ted Roe. And oh, what a return it is!

No spoilers. Tune in. Tell a friend. Some of our idols are about to get name-checked off the list of sacred cows.

Somewhere out there, Jeff Ritzmann is shouting, “Ah-ha! Yeeeees!”

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