He's a lawyer. Explains a lot -- Jerry's interest for instance. Because he's smart, his assertion of honesty is quite acceptable.
That's the rub: if you're a true-believer in your own experiences -- you bring all your intellect etc. into the promotions about your experiences....even if you were deluded. Personally, I've woken up from dreams in various states of belief -- I hated this one woman in real life for what she'd done to me in a dream -- took three days to get clear about that.....see? No one can talk anyone out of what they think is true.....we're all such brutes.