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.

Ancient Aliens LIVE: Family Entertainment or Racist Theater?

Earlier today I saw an ad on Twitter for Ancient Aliens LIVE: Project Earth. This is a tour starring five White men who are leaping off the History Channel and into a theater near you to spread their message of how completely incapable non-Western civilizations were of creating the things they created without help from ancient astronauts. Funnily enough, Giorgio Tsoukalos is billed as the Ancient Astronaut theorist, while David Hatcher Childress is the real-life Indiana Jones. Giorgio used to refer to himself as a real-life Indiana Jones. I was wondering how that would shake out when presented with another real-life Indiana Jones. Did they flip a coin for the title or do the ol’ once, twice, three–SHOOT? We may never know.

Likewise, we may never know the origins of some of the ancient architecture that wows us to this day–the same rock structures we’re told were probably built by aliens. But we do know the origin of that ancient alien theory so many of us embrace that tells us we have alien overlords to thank: racism. And I’m not just talking about the racism of nazi-sympathizer and man once jailed for fraud, forgery, and embezzlement, Erich von Daniken. Yes, he’s the dude who globally popularized the ancient astronaut idea with his phenomenally popular book, Chariots of The Gods?, back in 1969. Yes, his is the ancient aliens legacy being carried forward quite successfully through his protege, Giorgio Tsoukalos. And yes, I am talking about him–but not just him. I’m talking earlier than him. I’m talking about ancient aliens as a little-known racist export from the American Midwest. And I’m talking about it in my forthcoming book, Aliens: The First and Final Disclosure, which you can preorder now on Kindle through the link at the end of this post, or get it in paperback on September 3rd.

Now I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, ‘Jer, isn’t this a cheap ploy to get me to buy your book? Why don’t you just flesh it out now, instead?’

To that I answer, “Since my book releases in September and the Ancient Aliens LIVE tour doesn’t start until November, you will have plenty of time to read it before deciding on whether that group shot with five White guys you saw on television a bunch is really worth the Ancient Aliens LIVE VIP Photo Experience asking price of $110.00, which, naturally is on top of the $39-$59 fee for the luxury of sitting in the theater to watch them talk, first. And naturally, before you can access tickets, you must agree that these fees may be changed at any time without your consent. Consider my meagerly-priced book insurance against ignorance so that you may make an informed high-priced decision about this tour.

“Also,” I continue, “I don’t just hit on racism in this context, I really take it to ufology and society at large. It’s a lot. It’s what it needs to be if we are to understand the first and final disclosure. It’s all in the book and that’s only a slice of what the book is about.”

And while I’m answering you, or what I made up about you in my head moments ago, allow me to add, “Furthermore, I won’t talk about it now because this is a cheap ploy to get you to buy my book. You were right.”

See that? I truly am a disclosure advocate at heart.

Massive Kindle Sale for Cyber Monday!

Aloha, Gang!

Beginning this Monday, and extending through the week, I have 2 Kindle-edition books going on sale and 2 that I am giving away for free!

SALE:

I Am To Tell You This And I Am To Tell You It Is Fiction

I Know Why The Aliens Don’t Land!

(The earlier you get them the better. They start off dirt cheap and rise in price over 7 days.)

FREE:

The Story of Toe: A Love Story for Everyone

Free Space: The Real Life Story of a Bingo Queen

Check out my Amazon Page when they go on sale:

https://www.amazon.com/Jeremy-Vaeni/e/B004UMAA2W

Happy Holidays!