by Jon Rappoport
January 15, 2015
“…today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups…So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded with pseudo-realities manufactured by very sophisticated people using very sophisticated electronic mechanisms. I do not distrust their motives; I distrust their power. They have a lot of it. And it is an astonishing power: that of creating whole universes, universes of the mind. I ought to know. I do the same thing.” (Philip K Dick, 1978)
“You know, they ask me if I were on a desert island and I knew nobody would ever see what I wrote, would I go on writing. My answer is most emphatically yes. I would go on writing for company. Because I’m creating an imaginary — it’s always imaginary — world in which I would like to live.” (William Burroughs, 1965)
“Plans, such as architects and engineers sweat over, were never my forte. But I could always visualize my dreams in a cosmogonic pattern. Though I could never formulate a plot I could balance and weigh opposing forces, characters, situations, events, distribute them in a sort of heavenly lay-out, always with plenty of space between, always with the certitude that there is no end, only worlds within worlds ad infinitum, and that wherever one left off one had created a world, a world finite, total, complete.” (Henry Miller, 1953)
“Imagination, the real and eternal world, of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow, and in which we shall live in our eternal or imaginative bodies when these vegetable, mortal bodies are no more.” (William Blake, 1804)
Three branches of the future: scientific materialism; a return to fundamentalisms of the tribe, the clan, the blood; and unfettered imagination.
The history of the planet, the heroic struggles of individuals, set the stage for the liberation of imagination, and relived it of its burden and debt to ideologies and external sources of power.
At the dawn of the 20th century, imagination was free.
And so were the individuals who could live through and by it.
Of course, this was too much for most of the population of Earth; so they backed away, retreated, found shelter in counter-reformation.
They refurbished old gods and immersed themselves in a literalness of mind. They resurrected old enemies.
No matter. The open space of potential, the infinite space of imagination is here. Fifty years from now, a hundred years, a thousand, ten thousand, psychically exhausted humans will come out of their tunnels. They will admit they have tried every subterranean passage of the maze, every solution, to no avail.
They will stand at the edge of the pool and drink from the waters of their own spirit and then create and improvise without end.
Some will do it now.
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.
– (Philip K Dick, 1978).
This is what I‘ve always thought, that the Elites have a lot of imagination and that they use it to enslave us. There is no reason, why we cannot do the same to free ourselves from their mad world.
– (William Burroughs, 1965).
Writing ,painting, dreaming or creating music are the best companions you have in life. You feel free as a bird with no rules to follow.
– (Henry Miller, 1953)
I read Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn (in French) a long time ago. I thought he was a brilliant writer. You gave me the erge to read them again. But this time I will read them in their origine language English. I’m sure it will be even more powerful. We lose so much in translation.
– (William Blake, 1804)
What a great artist in all fields of Art! For sure he was a freedom lover.
When I was much younger, my favorite writer was Louis Ferdinand Celine. Especially his book “Voyage au bout de la Nuit”.
in English: ”Journey to the End of the Night”.
No one has ever came closer to describe the world that the Elites created for us. Of course, it was a bit pessimist, but the style my friend, would just blow you away! A genious in litterature, inventing new words, new style, etc.
See this Excerpt:
“All our misery comes from wanting at all costs to go on being Tom, Dick, or Harry, year in year out. This body of ours, this disguise put on by common jumping molecules, is in constant revolt against the abominable farce of having to endure. Our molecules, the dears, want to get lost in the universe as fast as they can! It makes them miserable to be nothing but ‘us,’ the jerks of infinity. We’d burst if we had the courage, day after day we come very close to it. The atomic torture we love so is locked up inside us by our pride.”
Only to say ty again, and your thoughts are read each time, from one free soul to another.
“Through art mysterious bonds of understanding and of knowledge are established among men. They are the bonds of a great Brotherhood. Those who are of the Brotherhood know each other, and time and space cannot separate them. The Brotherhood is powerful. It has many members. They are of all places and of all times. The members do not die. One is member to the degree that he can be member, no more, no less. And that part of him that is of the Brotherhood does not die. The work of the Brotherhood does not deal with surface events. Institutions on the world surface can rise and become powerful and they can destroy each other. Statesmen can put patch upon patch to make things continue to stand still. No matter what may happen on the surface the Brotherhood goes steadily on. It is the evolution of man. Let the surface destroy itself, the Brotherhood will start it again. For in all cases, no matter how strong the surface institutions become, no matter what laws may be laid down, what patches may be made, all change that is real is due to the Brotherhood.”
― Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
“If a certain activity, such as painting, becomes the habitual mode of expression, it may follow that taking up the painting materials and beginning work with them will act suggestively and so presently evoke a flight into the higher state.”
― Robert Henri
“I am always sorry for the Puritan, for he guided his life against desire and against nature. He found what he thought was comfort, for he believed the spirit’s safety was in negation, but he has never given the world one minute’s joy or produced one symbol of the beautiful order of nature. He sought peace in bondage and his spirit became a prisoner.”
― Robert Henri, The Art Spirit