The arcane and esoteric power
by Jon Rappoport
May 18, 2015
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Arcane and esoteric, because the individual is so out of touch with his own wellsprings of power…the very concept of power seems so strange, so remote, so buried.
What is natural becomes distant.
The barrier between a person and his own power…what is it? What’s the shut-off switch? What turns a person into a creature of average habits and routines?
I’ve sliced and diced this question for more than a decade, and I keep coming back to the same answer.
First of all (and this may sound strange, but it isn’t), a person has to imagine his power.
Without that step, nothing happens.
Yes, for a time a person may experience physical power, as his hormone levels deliver boosts to his senses…but that’s not the authentic piece I’m talking about.
Power is imagined.
Perhaps that’s why, in the days when many alchemists practiced their arts, the elusive Quintessence they strove to understand was glimpsed by them as…the creative impulse.
Power is imagined.
It isn’t a rock that sits in the middle of the subconscious. It isn’t a thing. It’s a process.
Search through the history of philosophy and the history of spiritual systems, and you won’t find what I’m talking about here. You certainly won’t find it expressed succinctly.
Power is contacted through imagining power.
Therefore, when a person is cut off from his own imagination, he arrives at a dead-end. Nowhere to go.
Now, as for what separates a person from his own imagination, there are some straightforward answers.
Lack of familiarity. Lack of engaging with imagination as a child. People claiming that imagination is, in fact, only for children and never for adults.
In school or at home, at an early age (and I have experience with this as a former teacher), you can introduce children to imagination and stand back and watch the fireworks. Children are all about imagination, if you allow it. You can play games with them to introduce imagination. You can have them engage in art. You can have them imagine various scenarios. You can do all sorts of things.
As they grow up, you can help them keep their imaginations alive…and they will, in various ways, imagine their own power. They will begin to get it.
They will begin to realize that, beyond the reality they perceive, there are an infinity of other possibilities.
Eventually, you enter a level of sophistication for which there are no formal schools. On that level, people need to be shown that their power can encompass the physical, mental, emotional, and creative. They need to be shown, and they have to show themselves.
My three Matrix collections are designed for this purpose. That’s what I’m doing.
Imagination is the central key. It’s the basic platform, the launching pad.
Society, as it functions, has very little to do with any of this. In fact, individual power is something society is very suspicious about. Why? Obviously because, more and more, society is all about the group. The mass. The average and the dependent. It is engineered this way.
Yet, think about how many movies and television programs and comic books and novels and video games are all about individual power. This is the expression, however warped it may appear, of what is missing in a person’s life.
In previous articles, I have suggested that imagination has no limits. The same is therefore true of individual power. Most people would reject the so-called “paranormal” out of hand. They would say it is a delusion. Or if they believe in it, they would say it originates from a place that is beyond the individual.
This last proposition is really an attempt to disempower the individual, to make him into a “receptor.”
Notice that, when power is ascribed to some external force, the force becomes an object of religious or spiritual reverence, and imagination is immediately taken out of the equation. This is self-defeating, to say the least.
Power is imagined. It is seen. It is taken. It is used.
If you say this to a robot or an android, he gives you a blank look. He has no idea what you’re talking about. He gives himself a hundred excuses for avoiding this path. He invokes whatever programming he needs to, in order to say no.
Finally, there is this: in the history of every individual, there are memories of power, of having it and using it and seeing it in others. This history becomes a stratum, a fundament, a ground of understanding: power is real.
It is not, by its basic nature, evil or wrong or cruel.
What is cruel is shutting someone off from what can be his.
Think about all the reasons that are given to people, in order to unhook them from their own power…and then you understand what the root propaganda on the face of the Earth is all about.
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.