Layers of mind: closed symbols and open symbols
by Jon Rappoport
January 24, 2015
First of all, there is no such thing as an absolute symbol. All symbols are created.
On one layer of mind, the literal level, symbols have specific meanings or references. This is convenient and useful.
What isn’t convenient is the attachment to closed symbols and, more important, the attachment to the layer of mind where everything must be literal and final.
This attachment is hypnotic. To put it another way, obsessive realism is hypnotic.
An open symbol would have no fixed reference. It can be seen in a variety of ways. In painting, for example, an open symbol eventually may lose all sense of reference. In other words, it becomes itself, nothing less, nothing more.
And its self is ambiguous, unknown, provocative, exciting.
The realist denies this. He suspends himself permanently in the literal layer of his mind, like a fly in amber.
He lives and dies there.
He is dedicated, like a castrated ascetic, to the hardened energy with which he surrounds himself.
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.