The symbol fakers
And the freedom to invent symbols
by Jon Rappoport
September 16, 2015
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Symbols have intrinsic meaning? No.
Even if certain symbols and their meanings were embedded in the construction of the universe or embedded in consciousness, they would not be final. They would still be apparatus, imposition; and accepting them and their meanings as final would be a mistake.
Freedom is beyond any of this. Imagination is beyond any of this.
For one thing, symbols are what secret societies promote for their own ridiculous ends. The power of those symbols is ZERO. The only power is hypnotic…because the secret society people SAY the symbols have esoteric meanings. That’s the hypnosis piece. It’s cheap. It’s a cheap trick. It’s meaningless, except for the gullible audience who buys in.
Circles, squares, stars, pentagrams, eyes, triangles, horns; it’s all nonsense. Crap.
I could say a triangle means three naked men and a dog with a red collar are dancing on the moon. So what? Or I could say a triangle is a deep Masonic symbol denoting a portal into Satan’s navel. So what?
People sell what they sell and buy what they buy.
People give meaning to symbols. Symbols don’t give their meaning to people.
Tracking the history of symbol-usage can be helpful in discovering what various secret societies have been doing down through time, but that is far different from saying the symbols have intrinsic meaning.
Symbols are often derived from promoted cosmologies, but the cosmologies themselves are invented, just as paintings are invented. This latter fact escapes most people. They prefer to attach themselves to some “structure of deep reality,” the way a barnacle attaches itself to the hull of a ship.
After they’ve done that, the meanings of various symbols appear to be final and unshakable.
It’s an illusion.
The early Tibetan practitioners knew this. They viewed their own pantheon of semi-gods and gods as provisional—just another cosmology—and they expected their students to eventually realize this is well.
All cosmologies and symbols are inventions.
Language is a complex of many, many symbols, upon which humans agree, in order to connect with each other. Poets stretch and expand language and create new frontiers of metaphor and image and word-association.
Earth culture has always been based on the premise that there are a few poets, and everyone else receives poetry that has been co-opted and twisted into religious and “spiritual” cosmologies.
Any real poet could invent a hundred cosmologies. He would never assume there is just one.
To the degree that billions of people believe they could never be poets, Earth culture sinks over time. It becomes authoritarian, which means the population attaches itself to any one of several key cosmologies (poems), and then you are talking about mind control.
Accepting symbols and their meanings as “inherent” is a powerful form of mind control, and no matter how loudly people proclaim that symbols have ultimate meanings, those people are operating in a hypnotic state.
Of course, they don’t know that, because they surrender the possibility that they could become poets and artists.
They try to love the reality machine.
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 NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.