Your personal vision

Your personal vision

by Jon Rappoport

April 19, 2017

This isn’t about whether you need glasses. It’s about having a vision of the future. The future you want.

The future is composed of time starting one second from now—if you want it to. Or it could start tomorrow. Or next week. Or five years from now. Or never.

An extremely pointed and useful question is: what do you really want to do?

An answer to that begins to give birth to a vision.

But suppose the answer is: play music.

Does that mean you have to come up with a five-year plan right away? Does that mean you have to map out some sort of business structure immediately? Or could it simply mean YOU WANT TO PLAY MUSIC?

If that’s what it means, then start playing. Now.

Why not? It’s what you want to do.

And then, as you keep playing in the days and weeks ahead, think about the ways you could play music. Alone. With a small group. With an orchestra. What do you want?

It turns out you put together the future in pieces. You add pieces. Then, at some point, you see enough to fill in details and look at something long range. Maybe.

Or you could be one of those people who, five minutes after starting to play music, rushes to the computer and builds an architecture for the next 20 years of your life.

Different people operate in different ways.

There is no ironclad system legislated by the universe.

But you need to do something you want to do; in this case, play music.

If you don’t, you float and drift and percolate and ruminate and end up chewing cud.

Not doing something becomes a drug, and the addiction creeps in.

People are always doing something, but they aren’t usually doing what they really want to do.

Then there are people who are doing what they want to do, but they stop. Why?

For various reasons. One of those reasons is: they do enough of what they want to do, for a week, a month, a year, five years, and then they reach the end. After that, they don’t feel the impulse to keep doing it. The magic goes away. They aren’t interested anymore. It turns out they wanted to eat a fabulous meal for eight years, and then they were finished with the meal, and it was time to get up from the table.

That can happen.

All of the above is a prelude to me saying: imagination isn’t like this. It never runs out. It doesn’t need a plan. It doesn’t need a conclusion. Imagination is what you haven’t thought of yet. Imagination is the idea you haven’t come across yet. Imagination is more than having a vision. Imagination can enhance a vision and spread it out into previously unseen realms. Imagination is about the possible and the impossible and beyond. Once you really start exercising your imagination in numerous ways, you’re going to come across unexplored lands, and you’re going to feel new energy and inspiration. Who knows what you’ll do then? Whatever it is, when it becomes too familiar, imagination will be waiting for you and you can start the next episode.

If you’re looking for magic, there it is.


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.

Beyond patterns

Beyond patterns

by Jon Rappoport

April 18, 2017

These are notes I wrote in preparing my collection, Exit From The Matrix, which contains dozens of imagination exercises designed to increase individual creative power:

“In a passive human, the cartels of the world become the cartels of the mind.”

“If you could walk into a person’s mind, as if it were a post office, and if you could get rid of every letter and package that extolled, or surrendered to, The Group, you would see that person rise to a new height.  You would see a renewal on a grand scale.”

“A struggle continues to live.  It lives in the hidden places of every individual who wants out, who wants to come back to himself, who wants to stride out on a stage.  Freedom and power again.  The shattering of amnesia.  In this stolen world,  a new stage play, titled: The Extinct Individual Returns.  In this new play, dominoes of the collective begin to fall.  The rotting structure collapses, a wing here and a wing there.  The vast sticky web called ‘the people’ begins to disintegrate.  The pseudo-scientific plot to make humans pieces on the grand chessboard, biological machines to manipulate at will, with ‘inputs’ that ‘elicit predictable responses’—this great plan and great deception eventually becomes a burnt cinder in the annals of failed histories.”

“A person breaks through his patterns when he stops buying the products he always buys.  He buys a new product.  And the best product is an idea.  The best idea is one that imposes no sharp boundaries.  Instead, it liberates the mind.  The mind can now consider options it never entertained before.  The lights go on in territories that had never been explored.”

“Imagination decimates restrictive human programming.  With imagination, you aren’t buying a story; you’re inventing countless numbers of stories.  But this invention isn’t just aimless ruminating—you create something new, you express something new, and you propel it into the world.”


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 emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

Approximation of a dream

Approximation of a dream

by Jon Rappoport

April 13, 2017

Approximation of a dream

By Jon Rappoport

“The space-time continuum is a cheap drug we took a long time ago.”

How do you describe a highly complex, shifting, electric dream you had? Here is how I describe this one:

Cause and effect: Because of the wind, because of the night and the stanchions and the shifting of the orbits, and the fires on banked hills, and the white whirls of capes and the hammering blossoms and the burning of standing orders and the automatic sentients at the gates, and the frogs in the moats announcing to the wind the coming of April and the gaggling mobs at the iron doors and the soldiers and the castle maids and the old hogs sloughing in the dusty pens, and the fading of crimson and hotel rooms flying in the breeze and the mind warping back to catch fragments it left behind and the all the postponements of regrets and mottos and popularity of broadcasters, because of the tables and the lack of connections to the light and the ideas that frisson on and on without change but simply bubble, and because of the knights of the cauldron and the rejection of asylum and the reliance on whispers in the dark and symbolic messages shooting by in the night sky and cheap perambulating forks hovering over furniture, because of levitating statues and frank flying and saboteurs and mercenary allowances and censorship eating and green forests paths winding along brooks shepherds minding their flocks, because of sand and beach and pyre and old days, worms in the soil, deserts empty quarter levels of tangerine, lightning strikes over the hovercraft, silver spires of the new city, dwarf flat highways foreshortened by breezes, gold flake, emerald, agents reacting to, and against, their own schemes and the sky can turn many colors during certain days, and who can keep track of every nuance and slight plague that infects, and because the clouds pass slowly, they romance silver and heralds make announcements which they contradict hours later, language itself undergoes fashions, it is boiled down, it expands into empty bureau speak, it flashes and disappears, and because of dreams of being lost, outdoor corridors in the rain, the search for the only friend, strangers everywhere, why, imagine a piece of sculpture in a museum, it has 107 dimensions and in one of those dimensions, time has been crawling along a surface in precise small increments but now time begins to skip ahead in longer leaps and so, to avoid a very perplexing situation, we throw a sheet over the whole sculpture and prepare to walk away, and then we realize we are in the darkness.

Fragrant roses on the table by an ancient ink well. The white pitcher of cream glowing in the morning. The phone softly humming like a river. Tuesday. Low clouds. The sun gray and brown floating.

Raphael’s curls cabled on a wire from cliffs domed with chimes.

A segment of the city made up of denizens and castoffs drifting, shacks, plywood castles, runoff pools of lilies, hacked streets, lofts, parks, abandoned highways, morning, I remembered Carol. Islands floating letters of the green sun punching reservation keys to hotels I meet her in a wide gold corridor heavy curtains hanging on the walls she leads the way into an empty room we shut the door and look out over six hundred empty chairs we’re driving up a long road to a house we break into closets and try on expensive clothes and strut in front of mirrors we jimmy into file cabinets in steel rooms and fish out glossy photos of agents we fly a rug into a Saturday night reincarnation sports book find new packs of money in our pockets and lay it all down on a new life with blood pounding in our ears.

Also wrappery of old streets, souls of paper, graves, sacraments pressed into the brains of walking robots, sandstone cliffs…


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 emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

My three Matrix collections

My three Matrix collections

by Jon Rappoport

April 13, 2017

My collections, The Matrix Revealed, Exit From The Matrix, and Power Outside The Matrix, are the result of decades of research.

Here are several overarching concepts that are explored in great depth in these three collections:

The Matrix is an embrace between the human mind and the physical world, and this embrace is so complete that it imprisons the mind.

Mind freedom involves, first, an understanding about how the prison is built and functions.

Then, a person needs to understand the basics of logic and rational analysis, in order to escape the mental traps that keep him pinned to an “informational trance.”

A person can access and employ his own imagination, through the practice of techniques (included in Exit From The Matrix), in order to then invent new realities of his own choosing, in the world.  The result of this experience is far-reaching.

The three Matrix collections are the equivalent of a PhD program, or what would be a PhD program in a sane world.  The collections are all about empowerment of the individual.  They are also about liberation from the entanglements of false realities of the mind.

I would never have undertaken the work of my website, nomorefakenews, 16 years ago, if I hadn’t known the bottom line would be these Matrix collections.  I don’t inform and educate for the purpose of inducing paralysis—the point of my work is empowerment.

Yes, groups can achieve worthwhile objectives.  But it all comes back to the individual, his consciousness, his freedom, his power, his creativity—the launching points for a better life and a better world.

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.

From The Magician Awakes

From The Magician Awakes

by Jon Rappoport

April 12, 2017

Here are brief excerpts from my work-in-progress, The Magician Awakes:

“Nature doesn’t change its fundamental processes.  They continue.  They repeat, through endless generations.  A tree doesn’t suddenly become a glass tower.  But individuals can change realities at the drop of a hat.  This is not considered important.  But it is important.”

“What is called ‘subjective’ is thought of, thanks to psychology, as inferior to ‘the real world’.  But why?  Why is this the guiding principle?  Why are people cut off from what they dream after they dream it?  You can search heaven and earth for an answer, and you won’t find a good one.  But the relationship between you and what you dream is vital.  It is you looking at your own dream and seeing something there, or inventing something there.  That connection has been ignored.  It is as if you have a private dynamo in your basement, and it can supply all the energy you need, but instead you continue to pay your bill to the public energy company, and you believe the public energy is superior.”

“Suppose you created something you love.  You would look at it.  You would find something there.  You would, in your private thoughts, build something more on what you found.  This process is life blood.  It is a key to magic.  It is not taught, because it can’t be taught.  There is no system for it.  It is a route by which you discover that your world is more important than the physical world.”

“In my book, The Secret Behind Secret Societies, I detail my relationship and work with a brilliant healer, Richard Jenkins.  He made sure I understood he was pursuing a path unique to him.  He was improvising in the moment.  He wasn’t following a protocol.  The physical world and its properties were, for him, a minor fact.  By doing his healing, he was introducing a new element into the world: spontaneity.  And that alone was enough to heal.  It was the ‘other life’, as he put it.”

“I have done a bit of work in theater.  This is what I realized.  If you had an audience, and they sat there and watched actors improvise on a given premise or situation, over and over, for a few hours, nothing might happen.  But then, all of a sudden, one improvisation would take them by storm.  It would truly be spontaneous.  It would induce a kind of healing or magic, and the audience would be taken out of themselves.  They would be set on fire, and the fire would be the magic of the moment, entirely fresh, new, bubbling beyond the rules of cause and effect.  No proof of this would be needed.  The audience would feel it, experience it.”

“As wonderful as you might perceive the physical world and nature to be, it has a built-in rule.  All its changes occur within certain limits.  In this sense, the world is established against those changes which could be called magic.  The world is proof that magic can’t happen.  This is a lie, a very clever lie.  It is an illusion.  Why bother to invent an illusion unless it is convincing?  The ancient Tibetans understood all this.  They engaged in practices designed to set aside the illusion and render it null and void.  In this way, they brought in imagination as the prime originator.  They were revolutionaries.  That’s why theocrats labored to take over the Tibetan culture, and that’s why, at bottom, the Chinese State felt it had to dismantle Tibet and its tradition…”


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.

Quotes on the power of imagination

Quotes on the power of imagination

by Jon Rappoport

April 6, 2017

I wrote these notes after releasing my second collection, Exit From The Matrix. This collection contains over 50 imagination exercises designed to increase an individual’s creative power:

“Consciousness wants to create new consciousness, and it can. Imagination is how it does it. If there were some ultimate state of consciousness, imagination would always be able to play another card and take it further.”

“If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we’ve flattered reality enough. It doesn’t need any more. Reality needs a massive injection of imagination.”

“Imagination can be used to invent a better shade of nail polish or a universe. In a society devoted to nail polish, imagination is not to blame.”

“Imagination has extraordinary equanimity. It is just as happy to entertain and embody two conflicting realities as it is to spool out one uniform reality.”

“You can create the same thing over and over, and eventually you’ll be about as alive as a table. Inject imagination into the mix, and everything suddenly changes. You can go anywhere you want to. You can build worlds.”

“The lowest common denominator of consensus implies an absence of imagination. Everyone agrees; everyone is bored; everyone is obedient. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are massive floods of unique individual creation, and that sought-after thing called abundance is as natural as the sun rising in the morning.”

“Sitting around in a cosmic bus station waiting for reality is what reality is. Everything else is imagination.”

“There are those who believe life is a museum. You walk through the rooms, find one painting, stroll into it and take up permanent residence. But the museum is endless. And if you were a painter, you’d never decide to live inside one of your canvases forever. You’d keep on painting.”

“Traveling to places one has never seen is far different from creating something that never existed before.”

“The relentless and obsessive search for all those things on which we can agree is a confession of bankruptcy. Instead, build one new thing.”

“We re-learn to live through and by imagination, and then we enter and invent new space and time. But space and time aren’t the superior forces. They operate and come into being at the tap of imagination.”

“With imagination, one can solve a problem. More importantly, one can skip ahead of the problem and render it null and void.”

“You can enter imagination as if were an infinitely fluid medium, or you can give it sharp lines and edges. You can balance left and right, or you can tilt it eighty degrees to the right. You can do anything you want to. You can put a million pink quarks in a bowl and turn the bowl upside down in the sky. It’s Tuesday or it’s Thursday. It’s raining. The sun is out. It’s raining and the sun is out.”

“There are a billion murals on a billion walls, and the person chooses one and falls down before it and devotes himself to it. He spends a thousand years trying to decipher it. So be it. Eventually, he’ll wind his way out of the labyrinth. Then he’ll enter another labyrinth and undergo the same process. He’ll do this on and on and on, and finally he’ll see that he can imagine his own labyrinth. So he does. He invents many labyrinths. Then one day, it’ll occur to him that he can imagine whatever he wants to. It doesn’t have to be labyrinth.”

“What feeds back to you from the product of your imagination is far less important than the fact that you imagined it. People love to ensnare themselves in what they have imagined. They try to inject meaning into it, so much meaning that they become tied up in useless interpretations. They are the ‘product people’. Dreams, paintings, collections of ideas and thoughts—they are obsessed with what they have invented. Just look at what you’ve created it, enjoy it, revel in it, and go on to create something else. This is the path.”

“You can imagine a cosmos that is a forgery of, and a substitute for, the individual. In fact, historically, people have done that on a continuous basis. It’s called organized religion.”

“Imagination isn’t a system. It might invent systems, but it is non-material. It’s a capacity. It feels no compulsion to imitate reality. It makes realities. Its scope is limited only by a person’s imagining of how far imagination can go.”

“The universe isn’t a temple. It’s an amusement park invented by perverse jokers. Stop bowing and groveling.”

“I’m not breaking a system into parts. I’m not trying to teach a person how to tie his shoes. I’m talking about the proliferation of endless new worlds, not seen through a porthole, but imagined and invented.”

“There are no solemn, sober jokes—except the universe. That’s the hook. That’s what drags people in. A joke without a laugh called universe.”

“The EXPRESSION of imagination is the key. Instead of thoughts circling around aimlessly, you have projection out into the world. You make something that has never been made before.”

“Imagination is larger than any universe. It needs no sanction from the world or from other worlds. It is not some secret form of physics. It is not religion. It is not cosmology. It is not any one picture of anything. It’s what you invent.”

“It’s interesting to remember an earlier time when you had more imagination at your disposal. You might find an array of feelings you appreciate more than the feelings you’re feeling now. You might realize imagination stimulated those feelings and brought them into view.”

“The deployment of imagination unlocks hidden energies. A power, sought after and never found in other endeavors, appears.”

“A metaphor for imagination might be warp drive. You skip ahead in space by huge leaps. It’s not 1,2,3; it’s 1,2, and then suddenly four thousand. You’re not working by serial cause and effect.”


Exit From the Matrix

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)


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.

Unknown (and possibly unknowable) languages

Unknown (and possibly unknowable) languages

“Paradoxical consciousness”

by Jon Rappoport

April 5, 2017

This brief article might be of interest only to certain artists. I say that because there are paintings which exceed language and suggest unknown connections of meaning. You look at a certain painting and you see something in it which implies meaning. You sense the meaning is there, but there is no translation. There may never be a translation.

You paint something that is unknown to you. It has a richness (AND a contradictory implication or an extreme dissonance or a paradox) that exceeds anything you’ve ever done—but you can’t explain it. You can only look at it. Your mind doesn’t process it and come up with “an answer.” The suggestion is of a different sort of consciousness, but that consciousness has no name or description.

So the unknown thing stands. It is there. Someday, someone might come along and say something startling about it to you. Or not. The situation is unpredictable. Certainly, no one who is steeped in a devotion to the Familiar will ever be affected by the painting. That will never happen. Even if such a person registered the fact that he didn’t understand the painting, this would be of no interest to him. It wouldn’t be provocative.

When you talk to people about the far reaches of consciousness, if they are interested, they feel they have some sort of answer or description. They believe they have at least a general outline of what this new consciousness would be. They have a net, as it were, and they are anxious to put it around this new state of mind.

But suppose that is nothing more than a tendency to want to make things familiar? Suppose there is consciousness and meaning that resists whatever is familiar? Suppose this painting is presenting something that will outdistance any such labeling? Suppose there is meaning that defies any explanation with which we are familiar? Suppose the painter can create something which stands outside any and all nets, including his own? Suppose the painting presents a paradox which escapes translation, or any attempt to resolve and connect its parts?

And yet, suppose the painting presents meaning?

In that case, finding the meaning will need to proceed by some process which we do not understand. “Process” is an incorrect word.

Who knows? Perhaps standing before that painting, on and off for five years, will begin to allow something that can’t ever be expressed in words to start to bleed through.

Something direct, something with definite and specific impact, something that has no name.

And seeing that and experiencing it will provoke and signal, in the viewer, the emergence of consciousness that grasps the formerly incomprehensible.

Is this possible? I say it is. Can it happen? I believe it can.

In which case, a transformation would begin, in the viewer. He would not be able to describe it in words. But at some point, he would embody it.


Exit From the Matrix

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)


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.