Reality as a machine
by Jon Rappoport
July 30, 2015
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)
“There is something you could call ‘machine perception’ or ‘system perception.’ A person sees through the filter of a system. How does he defeat that, change that? Not through the retraining of his eyeballs. No. But if he used his imagination widely enough, he would find that the filters dropped away. That’s quite a discovery. That’s why I developed many imagination exercises.” (Notes on Exit From The Matrix, Jon Rappoport)
Things are never exactly as they seem.
There is a good reason for this. Things are made. The ‘making’ aspect or the ‘created’ aspect is not readily visible. If it were, people would be waking up at a stunning rate. They would see the fuller dimension. They would realize how (hypnotically) focused they were on the result, as opposed to the individual inventor and the process of inventing. And their viewpoint on reality would expand and change forever.
Think of reality as a machine. A machine that produces objects.
You look at all the objects. You accept their existence. This acceptance is so pervasive that you believe reality equals the array of all those objects.
However, you press on. Lo and behold, you discover the machine. You look at it from all sides. What a find.
Then, you come upon an idea: if you go into the machine and see how it works, see how the parts mesh and function, you’ll know more. You’ll fathom the basis of reality.
After many years of exploring the guts of the machine, you understand it. This is metaphysics; the working of the machine. This is where traditional philosophers went. Of course, they came up with many different blueprints.
But there was another layer. The inventor of the machine. And how he put it together. How he made it work.
I’m not talking about religion. I’m talking about something less complicated: the perception that a machine comes from the imagination of an inventor.
My grandfather was an inventor. In the early years of the 20th century, he put together a machine that would create links of chain. In one end, you fed wire. At the other end, the machine had tongs that looked like lips, and these lips chewed and twisted the wire into connected links. Long lines of chain piled up on the factory floor.
Reality—the things of reality—can be perceived as having come from imagination. This goes beyond metaphysics. This goes beyond blueprints. This suggests that you can also imagine and create reality.
And what you create doesn’t have to resemble what others have invented.
The road is open.
The artist in front of the blank canvas is free. He can go anywhere. He can start in one place and end up at another. He can wipe out sections of what he’s painted and insert something different.
Obviously, society is concerned with the output of the machine. That’s where the visible action is. The inventor, creator, the one who imagines—he has to carve out territory for himself. He doesn’t wait for permission.
Another aspect of the reality machine is propaganda. It promotes what it manufactures. It never stops promoting it.
And a third aspect of the machine is “the system of manufacture,” the fact that reality is put together as a system by a system. This entrances many people. They believe that by discovering the structure they will arrive at some ultimate destination. The inventor and the artist, however, see it differently. All systems are provisional, no matter how hard-wired they appear. Many systems work. They yield up results. However, there is no cosmic prescription about how new realities must be imagined or created.
What looks like a closed world is very, very open. This even extends to the space-time-energy continuum itself. For instance, the ability to achieve telepathy violates the standards of this “one-continuum” premise and its rules about energy transmission.
The reality machine is a device with several intentions, one of which is the induction of hypnotic focus on the output of the machine. In that sense, you could say this is a consumerist universe. As usual, the “products on the shelves” are sold by extolling their status in a grossly exaggerated fashion, to the point of claiming they are sacred—meaning they are turned out by some religious force.
Outside all this, outside the machine, there is you. With unlimited imagination and creative potency.
Which can be reclaimed again. Along with a non-machine world.
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.
“Whatever has a beginning, has an end, Neo.” Agent Smith in Matrix Revolutions
All images and thoughts, all “selves” and ‘thinkers’ exist at the level of duality. They have a beginning and an end. That is, they are self-created & exist at the level of the dualistic consciousness rather than existing at the level of the “uncreated objective reality” or the “observing consciousness”. This is what comprises The Matrix in its entirety.
The fundamental image underlying the ‘reality machine’ of The Matrix is the image of ‘spatiality’; that is, the consciousness of a “self” which is separable from other “selves”; which are considered the “not self”. It is this dualistic consciousness that creates all images. Whereas the fundamental thought underlying this reality is the thought of the ‘thinker’ or the “self”.
One cannot escape something created by an image (the image of a ‘spatiality’ of a “self”) by creating other images through ‘imagination’; all of which are trapped in duality; but, rather, through the naked observation of the image-making mechanism itself. In other words, any perception based upon or filtered through images originating in imagination is merely another iteration of The Matrix itself.
The “objective reality” and the “observing consciousness” has neither a beginning nor an end. It is both non-spatial and non-temporal.
WOW! You have been very prolific while I was moving. It will take some time before a catch up with your new posts, Jon. I was without a computer till today.
Meanwhile, I’ve created a new reality in my life. I adore my new place. I’ve designed and created it in my image. It blends with me. Somehow I’m merging with it. I feel at home, like never before. A place that is 100% bullet proof against the reality they are trying to force on us.
Glad to hear you had a good move, Q!