Dreams more real than reality

Dreams more real than reality

by Jon Rappoport

March 21, 2017

Every person has had at least one dream that, during the time of the dream, was more real than waking life.

Two interpretations: he was visiting an actual locale outside this continuum; he was creating the dream.

In either case, the bottom line has great significance. The impact of the first interpretation is obvious. The second implies the person has creative power that far exceeds his ordinary sense of what he can do.

Either conclusion casts light on this continuum: it is less convincing than it seems to be. The all-embracing impression this space-time yields up is an illusion.

It isn’t the end-all and be-all.

We carry on our lives as if “this place” is IT. But it isn’t.

If it isn’t, why are we, most of time, such an eager buyer? Somehow, we’re participating in the illusion. We’re propping it up.

We want the illusion.

Here is one reason why: if we perceived and admitted our actual creative power, we would feel compelled to act on it. We would launch great inventive enterprises that far outstrip our present goals.

We would revolutionize our point of view.

For most people, this is too much.

This is sticking out one’s neck too far.

In other words, part and parcel of accepting this space-time continuum as the end-all is consenting to be average, to exist within certain parameters. The acceptance and the consent go hand in hand.

The advertisements write themselves:

Buy a ticket to a continuum where you can be average.

Take a vacation from creative Self.

Stressed out from your own power? Here’s a place where you don’t have to use it.

And yet, behind it all is a challenge: go to a place where most of the inhabitants bury their own creative power…and use yours to the hilt anyway.

It’s a challenge every individual can take on. If he will.

In my collection, Exit From The Matrix, I present in great detail a series of imagination techniques you can practice daily, to expand your creative power to achieve what you desire most deeply in life.

This collection is the equivalent of several years of post-graduate work—if colleges taught anything useful in these areas.


Exit From the Matrix

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Jon Rappoport

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.

Are we living inside a virtual simulation?

Are we living inside a virtual simulation?

by Jon Rappoport

March 16, 2017

A 2012 study out of Bonn University led to a new round of speculation about the nature of the universe.

The study proposes that cosmic rays undergo a strange energy shift. The energies are “re-fitted” to align with an underlying pattern or lattice. There is only one proper fit; no exceptions are permitted.

If the lattice is, indeed, a basic pixel-like Reality we are interacting with every day of our lives, then we could be living inside a created artifice.

A simulation.

Put this description alongside the hypothesis that the universe is a hologram: lines of code inscribed on a two-dimensional surface deliver instructions on how the lattice is built, and what its properties are.

In other words, the software which holographically projects the universe includes the exact structure of the lattice.

Then, by the rules of the game, energies which don’t automatically plug into the lattice-framework precisely, as they’re supposed to, are “snapped to” a correct fit, as Mike Adams (Natural News) has suggested.

Mike has made the analogy to a television picture, which consists of pixels that have their own dimensions and structure. So if we imagine an all-encompassing “television picture,” this would be the lattice-controlled reality we live in.

In the long-term project of putting together my collections The Matrix Revealed and Exit From The Matrix, I did a great deal of research on other notions of creation or “reality-building.”

It is clear that at deep levels, propaganda turns into self-propaganda. In order to live inside a Matrix or universe, we would have to produce, in ourselves, an extraordinary level of amnesia about what we can create.

The ancient Tibetans knew a great deal about this conundrum. Before they became a theocratic society of rites and rituals and a rigorous elitism, they were daring adventurers on the edge of experiments in consciousness.

Relying on the teachings of itinerant outcast adepts from India, they developed a practice called, by a few later scholars, “deity visualization.” (See John Blofeld, The Tantric Mysticism of Tibet)

Perhaps based on an already existing mandala-painting, a teacher would give his student a very detailed and specific “personage” to create in his imagination. This effort, if it was successful at all, might take months or even years.

The goal was to mentally hold the complex image intact, in every detail, not just for a few seconds or minutes, but continuously. If the student was successful at this arduous task, he would soon find that the personage he created seemed to take on a life of its own.

The personage or deity would become the student’s friend and guide and give him valuable advice and counsel. When the teacher sensed this relationship had progressed to a very close point, he would order the student to get rid of the personage altogether.

This, it was said, was more difficult than the original act of creating it. But if the student was able to perform both aspects (creative and destructive) of the exercise, he would then realize, see, and know, with full consciousness, that THE UNIVERSE WAS A PRODUCT OF MIND.

At that crossroad, he would be able to spontaneously take apart pieces of “the hologram” or “the lattice,” and even create (out of nothing) new objects that hadn’t existed before.

Perhaps those Tibetan adepts, in their practice, actually saw the lattice or even the two-dimensional surface on which the holographic code of the cosmos is inscribed.

Another clue concerning the origin or underlying force that made the universe is revealed through a study of the famous alchemical diagram: two crossed staves.

The four endpoints were said to represent the basic aspects or elements of Nature: earth, air, fire, and water. According to some alchemical interpretations, these elements were in eternal conflict with one another.

The resolution of the conflict was represented by the center-place where the two staves met. This mysterious intersection was called Quintessence, and its meaning was long debated.

Paracelsus, one of the most famous of the European alchemists, seems to have thought that Quintessence was, in fact, imagination.

In other words, our creative power could change the inherent design of reality.

The history of millions of artists on this planet directly points to the fact that, when freed from restraints, human beings become enormously creative. Every painting, play, poem, novel is a world of its own; a universe. This suggests that the physical universe is but one work of art, out of a possible infinity of universes.

William Blake made several remarkable statements about the power of imagination:

“Some see nature all ridicule and deformity…and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”

“Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.”

Of course, the notion of multiple universes is reflected in contemporary science. Physicist Brian Greene, author of The Hidden Reality, explains that Relativity and Quantum Theory, each highly useful in its own way, come into high mathematical conflict when set side by side.

One resolution of that conflict can be achieved through String Theory, in which tiny vibrating strings (in 10 or 11 dimensions) explain the makeup of this universe. But String Theory also suggests many surfaces or membranes or islands on which matter, energy, and time can exist: multiple universes.

No matter what force or power we say made this universe, a new day is here. We are coming to grips with the idea that the universe isn’t all the reality there is. Some find this disturbing. Others are inspired to feel it is intensely liberating.

Yet another hypothesis: we are living in an interpenetration of several simultaneous universes or planes of existence. And they’re all here now, if we could see them.

The rigorous lattice or holographic code defining this universe is merely the way one plane of existence is structured.

Rather than reduce all possible universes to the principles on which this one may be built, why not consider many, many other such “works of art?” Each universe is constructed or improvised out of the infinite well of creative freedom…

Could there be a greater illustration of the principle of Abundance?

Throughout history, humans have been reaching for, and elevating the idea of greater abundance. In one of the early Bible stories, Old Testament Joseph, as a boy, dreams of dancing sheaves of wheat. Wheat, grain was, for the ancients, a living symbol of abundance.

Johanna Stuckey, well-known researcher on early goddesses, points out that the Sumerian grain goddess, Ezina/Ashnan, was also called Lady of Abundance.

We have always sought, in faith, in hope, in myth, in story, in investigation the means for unending abundance. Now, we also see it reflected in our most far-reaching contemplations: not just one universe, but many universes, without end. Because if we are living in this virtual space and time, why shouldn’t other continua exist?

Are they all simulations? Is a painting a simulation? Not really. It’s an independent invention, undertaken in freedom, launched from the unfettered imagination of an artist. It is its own universe.

We are all artists.

With all veils and curtains lifted, this is the truth we have always known.


Exit From the Matrix

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Jon Rappoport

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.

2046 CIA memo: solo ET lands ship in desert

2046 CIA memo: solo ET lands ship in desert

by Jon Rappoport

In case anyone doesn’t grasp the significance of the date, January 5, 2046, this is a work of fiction. However, it is fiction with a point.

CIA/Top Secret Report/Eyes Only

January 5, 2046

To repeat: A difficult situation has emerged. This is the first confirmed, real-time, live landing of a space vehicle on Earth. We have video. The sole occupant is humanoid and speaks English. He and his ship are under guard in the desert outside XXXX.

He states he represents no one. No planet, no solar system, no government, no federation. He calls himself an explorer.

The occurrence of the landing itself is difficult enough, but the possibility this creature is acting on his own raises several troubling points. He could gain sympathy from the population. He could awaken, among the population, a dormant sense of the power of an individual. He claims he built his own ship and piloted it here over the course of roughly 40 years, using self-configured means of navigation.

He claims he set his sights on Earth because we still have people who think and act independently of large groups and organizations. This in itself is a problem, as I’m sure you can understand.

Under no circumstances could we allow the creature to set out on a “fact-finding” mission to discover such independent people. What would he say to them? What encouragement would he give them? What alliances—outside the scope of our governments—might he forge? Is he some kind of “populist?”

We have used every possible test to confirm the creature’s identity. Genetic assays reveal he is not an “Earthling hoaxer.” He comes from somewhere outside this planet.

He is aware of the founding documents of the American Republic. He quotes long passages. How is this possible? We have no answer. The creature is not forthcoming on this score.

Everything is on hold, awaiting a decision from above.

Efforts to beam him with “group-think” programming have failed. To our consternation, he informed us he is immune. He’s somehow quite aware of our covert attempts at mind control.

Should we terminate him, destroy his ship, and bury the remains deep in the sand? So far, this is the consensus among personnel on the scene.

Write the whole thing off as a one-time occurrence, and hope and pray it doesn’t happen again.

On the other hand, we don’t know what defensive (and offensive) capabilities he possesses.

He has given us a written message to pass along. It is an exact copy of the Declaration of Independence. This was startling, to say the least.

On the surface, he seems friendly, even happy. He speaks English perfectly—including colloquialisms. In the initial interview, he stated: “The CIA believes it owns the office of the presidency, right?” Quite a shocker.

Advices and orders soonest would be appreciated.

Our provisional assessment: the creature is quite dangerous; he could cause grave harm; he should have no contact with the public. Our entire enterprise is threatened by [message cuts off at this point]—


power outside the matrix

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Jon Rappoport

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.

The secret creation of false worlds

The secret creation of false worlds

by Jon Rappoport

March 13, 2017

Potemkin Village: “a pretentiously showy or imposing façade intended to mask or divert attention from an embarrassing or shabby fact or condition. Origin of Potemkin village…after Prince Potëmkin, who allegedly had villages of cardboard constructed for [Russian Empress] Catherine II’s visit to the Ukraine and the Crimea in 1787.” (Dictionary.com)

A decade ago, I began making notes for a novel. Its focus was the CIA—but a greatly expanded version of the Agency.

One of my central characters was Arthyr Meriden, former Agency director. I started writing quotes penned by Meriden during his long career.

Here I present a few of those quotes.

Whether the reader regards them as pure speculative fiction or metaphors describing actual manipulations of reality—they open the door to a wider and deeper understanding of how reality is shaped. The question is: how far does that shaping/control extend?

Is it only political, or is it also in some sense metaphysical? Multi-dimensional?

“Suppose one side sets up a truly massive amount of false information, to let it be stolen or intercepted? I’m talking about whole slices of reality. We can literally builds worlds of data to be carried off in the middle of the night by our enemy. We can make these assemblies of information so huge that few people would doubt their veracity. Suppose both sides are doing this? Creating and stealing. Sooner or later, we might think we’re working with the truth. And the labyrinth would be complete.” (Arthyr Meriden)

“Look at the intelligence business. You have two basic things. A process of discovery, and the thing you want to discover. Simple. You aim in a certain direction, and you apply all your skills. But suppose what you’re seeking turns out to be an artifact? Wouldn’t that be useful for your enemy? Suppose he could construct a whole world of false information. Information that interlocks and connects internally. And suppose, unknown to you, that is the target you’re seeking.” (Arthyr Meriden)

“Both sides have built Potemkin Villages of information. And as both sides penetrate each other’s Village, they obtain feedback, and they use that feedback to mount still other operations, and so on and so forth. What’s the result? Towering misinformation. I would even call it an unintended art form. Potemkin Villages of feeling, of false certainty. Something from nothing. Two sides changing the experience of each other, at a deep core. It would give birth to a composite, hybrid world that wasn’t there before. A world composed of layer upon layer of intelligence operations that never had a basis in fact. Executed by both sides. Think of it this way. Two people sit in a room and have a conversation about their lives. Both people are inventing lives they never had. Everything is improvised. Everything is false. But the conversation goes on, and out of it comes shared experience. Does it really matter that they’re lying?” (Arthyr Meriden)

“Once upon a time in the West, the Roman Church held sway. Then there was breakaway Protestantism. They were both arguing about Potemkin Villages of doctrine. But there you just had two basic sides. The level of information, like water in a river, was rather low. But by now, with all the succeeding breakaway religions, the water is spilling over the banks. It’s a boiling flood. You go back to the source and you find an artifact. It was all built up from nothing, really.” (Arthyr Meriden)

“I could give you some important names. Each one of these names has been a target of a deep investigation, inside our agency, spanning years. I originally made up those names. They don’t exist. They’ve been entered into the equation without anyone noticing. The world has folded itself around them. If they were removed, various pieces of the world would go with them.” (Arthyr Meriden)

“You can’t know the feeling of creating a labyrinth unless you do it yourself. I did. Thereby, I gave people something to do, something they jumped into with an intensity they’d never known before. What is a life without searching, without complexity, without that fire? I would say history itself is a Potemkin creation.” (Arthyr Meriden)


The Matrix Revealed

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Jon Rappoport

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.

The cure

The cure

by Jon Rappoport

March 13, 2017

1

In the Copper District, he walked through narrow alleys. He sniffed a cascade of fear.

He turned a corner and saw a large man kneeling on the cobblestones. Lying on her back, an old woman was trying to scream but she couldn’t. The large man raised his arm to strike her.

He approached the large man and grabbed his head. He twisted it sharply. The large man fell backwards, looked up at his attacker and then was gone from the world.

He said to himself: I killed a man but I’m not a killer.

He sat in his furnished room in the city.

He spoke: “Citizens, who delivers justice? Only the State? Am I now a fugitive? How many cameras captured what I did?”

Some people in the city heard his voice. They didn’t know who he was or where he was.

In his room, he walked over to an old gas stove. He lifted a square grate from a burner. He twisted it into two pieces his hands. He dropped the pieces on the floor.

He twisted the air of the room into a vortex. It began to spin. The light fixture in the ceiling tore loose and fell into the whirlwind and disappeared.

This is new, he thought.

He walked into the bathroom and took a shower and went to bed.

2

The next morning, as he was getting dressed, a group of policemen dressed in black burst through his door. They were holding shields and automatic weapons. They screamed at him to get down on the floor.

He felt calm. He kneeled on the floor. Two men cuffed him and chained his ankles together.

Later, he was led from his jail cell to an assembly hall filled with people.

He was frog-marched to a chair under a spotlight in the middle of the hall and he sat down and allowed his captors to tie him to the back of the chair.

He looked around the room. He saw anger and resentment and fear in people’s eyes.

An amplified modulated voice said:

“This is a man who has committed a grave transgression. He has asserted himself beyond the needs of the group. He has left the human community. Is there anyone here who would seek to forgive him?”

Silence.

The voice continued: “He has tried to override the public voice. He has made himself his own Law. He has tried to be more than human. He must pay.”

Murmurs throughout the audience.

The voice, again: “We are all victims of oppression. Every citizen of Earth is a victim of oppression. That is our heritage. That is what binds us. From this, we gain collective strength. We gain mutual love. But this man chooses to be different. By what right?”

More silence.

Then, as if a signal had been transmitted, the audience rose and said: “Kill him.”

“Kill him. Kill him.”

The man stretched his arms and broke his ropes and his cuffs. He spread his legs and broke his chains. He stood up.

He rose up into the air above the crowd and said: “What do you want?”

A golden radiance filled the hall.

“Do you want healing?”

The radiance entered their bodies.

“Do you want justice? You’ll first have to separate yourselves from each other and live your own lives? Do you understand?”

The people now stared blankly at nothing, as if they had been drugged.

He rose higher in the hall and flew back and forth just under the ceiling.

“Do you think what I’m doing is evil?” he said.

He disappeared.

3

The next day, the people who had been in the hall went about their business. They seemed not to notice they had been healed. They remembered nothing about what had happened.

Was this the first time they had forgotten?

Or had this occurred many times before?

4

One man who had been in the hall went on to write a book. It was called False Hope. It rose to become a massive best seller.

In it, he argued that any individual who stands outside the “body politic” is, by his very nature, a messenger of destruction. Such an individual seems to offer a way out of the human condition…but this is a grand deception.

“No,” he wrote. “We are all in this together. We have always been together. Any other assertion is a cruel delusion.”

He lived in a large house overlooking a town. Every day he went into the town with a camera and filmed the residents—and then at night he would sit in his kitchen and watch the footage.

He didn’t know why. He only knew it gave him comfort to see people doing the same thing every day, speaking more or less the same words every day.

This was vital. This was the glue that kept people connected.

As he watched the footage every night, he would reach for his bottle of pills. The pills would calm him down.

Sedated, he would often see himself as a fish swimming far below the surface of a lake. Smoothly moving along, he would eat smaller fish.

When he had eaten several dozen fish, he would be able to go to bed and sleep.

On this night as the famous author slept, he dreamed he was a captain of law enforcement. Dressed in black, he was leading his squad through back alleys searching for an enemy. He tried to recall who the enemy was. He strained, but he couldn’t bring back the memory.

No matter, he thought. Someone knows. Someone has given the order.

He turned a corner and saw an old woman fleeing in the distance.

Closer, there was a familiar figure kneeling over a large man, who was dead. The figure lifted the large man and put him on his feet, twisted his neck, and with a snapping sound the large man came back to the world.

The two stood close to each other.

“Look at me,” the figure said. The large man looked at him. “I gave you justice once,” the figure said, “and I can do it again. Do you understand?”

The large man nodded.

“Go away now,” the figure said. “Consider your life.”

The dreamer wanted his camera, so he could record this event, so he could alert his bosses that a crime had been committed. A man had brought another man back to life.

Surely, that act was punishable by death.

Behind him, the captain heard his men chanting quietly, “All same. All same. We all same.”

He thought: where are my pills. I need sustenance. I need help.

He stood paralyzed for a long time.

He came to realize he was dreaming.

But he couldn’t exit the dream.

He thought: I’ll be here forever.

Panic rose in him like a great wave.

And then he heard a voice say, “You’ll be all right.”

He woke up in his bed and saw the figure in the alley walking out of the room.

5

The press reported: “Today, in midtown, a bizarre event. The author of a famous best seller was arrested for breaking into a warehouse where copies of his book were stored and burning down the building. Fire fighters responded quickly to an alarm, and no one was injured. A police spokesman told reporters the author claimed he was despondent because his brother recently died after a long illness. But a search of records shows no such brother exists…”


power outside the matrix

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Jon Rappoport

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.

Why do you read this blog?

Why do you read this blog?

by Jon Rappoport

March 9, 2017

I’m making a few assumptions.

You have your own idea about what “the reality machine” is. It may not be a perfectly formed idea, but it’s there, and you know there’s something very important and interesting about what sits outside that machine. You know the machine has something to do with imposed limitations on the mind. You think about offloading those limitations.

You consider the possibility that imagination is relevant to what sits outside the reality machine. Imagination isn’t preoccupied with what already exists in the world or in the mind. That’s a clue. Imagination journeys into untapped realms. You wonder about just how powerful imagination can be.

In the course of your life, you’ve had moments when limitations went away. How and why that happened may not be clear, but the experiences were vivid, and you can still remember some of them. The clouds parted. The gates opened.

And what I keep saying, in one way or another, is: imagination is the key. It’s the key to offloading limitations.

That’s because imagination doesn’t care about repeating, over and over, what is already known and understood and perceived. That repetition doesn’t disclose what sits outside the machine.

To exit the environs of the machine, you need to deploy the faculty you’ve always had, the faculty that never goes away, the faculty that leads you into unexplored territory. It’s not enough to “try to change what you perceive,” in order to see beyond the machine. You need to invent.

Imagine.

When I put together my collection, Exit From The Matrix, invention was my target. All the imagination exercises in that collection were designed to bring this faculty front and center.

The machine says: “Here is what reality is, and there is what reality is, and over there is more of what reality is, and what I show you is all that reality is. There is no other reality.”

The faculty of imagination says: “There is no limit to what reality is, because you can invent new realities at every conceivable level of life and perception and experience.”

Obviously, what I’m talking about here is not found in any text book. It isn’t widely disseminated knowledge. This isn’t psychology in any traditional sense of the word. It’s not part and parcel of what society is.

I learned a great deal from reflecting on my experiences as a painter. I realized I could file that knowledge away or base my life on it. I could make it “dead data” or the wellspring of my own future.

What I’m discussing here, in this article, is not a principle implicit in the universe. People might like to say it is because then it takes the focus away from them. What I’m discussing in this article is implicit in the individual.

“The machine” is a metaphor for engineered consent on every level of life and consciousness, and at bottom the prime engineer is the individual himself. What is being engineered? Limitation. Lack of imagination. Normalcy.

“All human accomplishment has the same origin, identically… Imagination, imagination, imagination. It converts to actual. It sustains, it alters, it redeems!” (Saul Bellow)

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” (Albert Einstein)

“This world is but canvas to our imaginations.” (Henry David Thoreau)

“Imagination is like a muscle. I found out that the more I wrote, the bigger it got.” (Philip Jose Farmer)

“Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.” (Lewis Carroll)

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” (William Blake)

“We lay there and looked up at the night sky and she told me about stars called blue squares and red swirls and I told her I’d never heard of them. Of course not, she said, the really important stuff they never tell you. You have to imagine it on your own.” (Brian Andreas)

“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.” (Jean-Jacques Rousseau)

“Imagination isn’t a thing. It isn’t an object you can look at and measure. It’s more like a secret language you’ve always known how to speak. But then they taught you the standard language. Nothing wrong with that, except you forgot the first language. You took the magic language and put it on a remote shelf in a faraway room. And now you look for it as if it were a chunk of gold. But that secret language has no boundaries. You can make it bigger. You can expand it without end. You can try to describe this language and characterize it and even define it, but then that limits what you’ll do with it. All the trouble starts with the limiting. You settle for a smaller version of the secret language. You play with the smaller version. After a while, you’ve drained and explored it. What then? You need to expand and extend the secret language. Keep going. When you do, you find that this world, the physical world, makes more sense. You can see it more clearly. You can deal with it more successfully. That’s good, because you and I and everyone else operates in this world. But that’s not a reason for dropping the secret language…” (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)


Exit From the Matrix

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Jon Rappoport

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.

In the Great Moment

In the Great Moment

by Jon Rappoport

March 6, 2017

In the spring of 2046, a trial was held in a New York courtroom. The defendant was John Jones. He was alone in the room with the Judge, who had been appointed to his post by a vote of NY reporters. This was the law.

Judge: Mr. Jones, you wrote the document in question?

Jones: No, sir. I don’t know who wrote it.

Judge: But a routine scan 56-7A-43 showed it was on your computer.

Jones: I don’t know how it got there. I never read it before I was charged.

Judge: Irrelevant. Do you understand the charge against you?

Jones: No.

Judge: It is possession of a document that doesn’t fit within established parameters, which is to say, it doesn’t scan into official categories. It makes no sense to us.

Jones: How is that my fault?

Judge: The citizenry has been warned, time and time again, about ideas and notions which lie outside the boundaries. This is not new. It’s firmly embedded in education classes.

Jones: But how can I be familiar with all those boundaries?

Judge: Through study at our centers.

Jones: I repeat—I didn’t write the document.

Judge: Possession, not authorship, is the issue. In fact, authorship is a misnomer. No one authors anything. He merely picks words and phrases out of the vast collective field.

Jones: I don’t even understand the meaning of the document.

Judge: Neither do we, and that is the problem. Read the document out loud.

Jones: In the moment

The black brushstroke on the white canvas comes and goes

The satisfaction with the mind as it is disappears

The ideas of a lifetime, welded in place, gone over and over

Polished, built in

Vanish

And then another stroke of black paint

Past the edges

You’re riding out on the air

You’re advancing past the places where civilizations sat

You’re cut loose

You’re no longer talking to people while keeping an eye out for their limits

You’re no longer trying to make any particular thing clear

But every thing is clear

Judge: Yes. It’s entirely illegitimate.

Jones: Why?

Judge: I explained that. It doesn’t fit. There is no classification for it.

Jones: Then it should be harmless. No one understand it.

Judge: You’ve got it backwards. The most dangerous literature is the literature we don’t comprehend. We have no way to assess its potential damage. We must protect against damage.

Jones: As with vaccination?

Judge: Yes. In this case, the vaccine is education for all. We train our people to shun what they don’t grasp. Delete it. Don’t permit it to spread. But now and then something slips through. That’s why this court exists.

Jones: And the document is now my responsibility?

Judge: It is on your computer. It is an infection in your possession.

Jones: I reject the document.

Judge: Too late, Jones. The law doesn’t work that way.

Jones: It should.

Judge: “Should” doesn’t apply. You’re guilty.

Jones: What happens now?

Judge: You’ll be refitted.

Jones: With what?

Judge: A new identity. You’ll become a different personage. You’ll work for us. We’ll train you. You’ll become a spokesperson for the right and the good. If the training doesn’t hold, we’ll assign you as a volunteer for gene-refit.

Jones: Is “spokesperson” a low level job?

Judge: At first. But in time, you could rise higher.

Jones: For example?

Judge: You could become a reporter.

Jones: I could?

Judge: It’s possible. We always need factoid-managers. You could shape stories to align with narratives.

Jones: Which narratives?

Judge: There are twelve basic ones.

Jones: It doesn’t sound difficult.

Judge: What’s difficult is learning how to please your sources. You need to become a social person. In all respects. Sources can be very demanding.

Jones: I’m sure I would be happy to please them.

Judge: But not too happy. It’s a balancing act. You’re tough but fair. You’re argumentative when you need to be. You’re friendly but somewhat distant. In the end, you always go along.

Jones: Reporters elected you to your post, Your Honor.

Judge: Yes. They run the day-to-day perception in our country. They have elite status.

Jones: I’m willing to give it my all.

Judge: All right. Now admit it. You wrote that document.

Jones: Yes, sir. I did.

Judge: What does it mean?

Jones: I was trying to describe an experience I had as a painter. It was hard to explain what happened to me. I felt I’d been let out of prison. I was in a cave, and then I came into the light, so to speak.

Judge: It was wonderful for you?

Jones: Yes sir, it was. But now I understand what happened should be no part of public knowledge or experience. That was my mistake. Thinking I should try to convey it to others.

Judge: Can I believe you?

Jones: You can.

Judge: You know, through my recommendation, I can help you become a reporter for the State.

Jones: I would like that very much.

Judge: But if you reverted back to your old ways, things would go very badly for you. Once, I was like you. I had my own strange ideas. But then I realized that was the wrong path. I reformed myself before I was caught. Before it was too late. I can sympathize with your plight. But you see, when you know the pitfalls, you can guard against them, and you can recognize them in others. That’s an advantage. We need people who once strayed. There are fewer of them these days.

Jones: I see. Yes. I could contribute.

Judge: You’ll walk a fine line. You’ll have to be strong.

Jones: I’ll try my best, sir.

Judge: Not many people remember this, but I was once a reporter. When it still existed, I was one of many editors of the New York Times. I was there when it was taken over by the State, after its financial collapse. We hobbled along for several years. Then the State dropped us from the budget. We were absorbed into FaceGoogle under the Zuckerberg Coalition. My colleagues voted me into a judgeship.

Jones: I didn’t know that.

Judge: I’m devoted to this job. In every case I hear, I hold the position that I’m on trial. Therefore, I track every defendant after I pass sentence. I’ll be watching you. My assistants will be monitoring your moves.

Jones: I would consider that an honor, Your Honor.

Judge: First, you’ll spend ninety days working on a feces lagoon in North Carolina, at a Chinese pig farm factory. Then you’ll be transferred to a re-ed camp in the Florida Keys, where you’ll learn how to act as a spokesperson for processed meats. From there, you’ll work your way up, if you can. It’s up to you.

Jones: I gladly accept my sentence, sir.

Judge: Good luck, Jones.

Jones: I’ll try to discount luck. I’ll do my duty as a patriotic citizen.

Judge: If in the coming years, you ever rise high enough on the food chain, perhaps you’ll have a chance to watch me. We’ll watch each other, to make sure “strange ideas” never get the best of us.

Jones: One final question.

Judge: All right. What is it?

Jones: You do understand the document that brought me here today, the document I just read. Isn’t that true?

Judge: Of course I understand it. That’s why I assigned myself to your case. There is this world, and there are worlds beyond worlds, where experience surpasses any reality we are we bound to. Worlds of perception. Worlds of imagination. Moments of ecstatic spontaneity. But all that is beside the point. What we are doing in this place is vital to the survival of our species. Our work is our highest obligation and duty. We are warriors in that cause. This is what you will learn, day by day. We stand for the freedom to be what we are supposed to be. To be in our place. We hold the line.


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Jon Rappoport

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.