The Paratopia Forum is Open For Ideas!


As Paratopia Oculus continues to jostle our minds and reinvigorate our thinking, we need a better way to connect with each other and connect all our ideas. You demanded it, we delivered. The Paratopia Forum has returned.

Go there. Look to the right. Click. You’re home.

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Listen For Free To The All New Paratopia Oculus Right Now!


NINEIt’s time. Time for Jeff Ritzmann and I to reunite and give listeners what they crave: a show where we go deeper into our own experiences and the mysteries surrounding phenomena that have baffled humanity from time immemorial.

Although we will feature guests now and again, Paratopia Oculus will not be another of the same old same old format. Mainly, it’s Jeff and I tackling these things as only we can. So, if you thought our after chats were the best part of Paratopia, this show is for you. If you have a string of thought you’d like us to tug on, give it to us. We need to flesh out these issues from different angles–including, importantly, your own.

While there will be no monthly or yearly recurring billing options, we are adhering to a pay-per-episode structure, although the first is free. There will be no iTunes freebie first half and then the rest pay…

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Is Supporting David Jacobs A Moral Question?


Joe Gooch has responded eloquently to David Jacobs’ self-destructive website dedicated to exonerating himself of unethical conduct in regards to former research subject “Emma Woods.”

Who is Joe Gooch? He’s an experiencer. He’s a human being. He’s not a talk show host. He’s not a researcher. He’s an observer of this fiasco, an outsider with no agenda. And watching him in the video below–watching how uncomfortable this man gets at speaking about the truly uncomfortable parts–the anger and despair boiling underneath the mature composure of his presentation reminds me why I care so much about this case: because in reality it is a simple moral question with a simple moral answer. It’s not about facts vs. other facts or spinning a story.

The David Jacobs case, as it should now rightly be referred, is about ethics and, beyond that, morals.

And so, anytime I see someone taking up for Dr…

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