The invention of meaning
by Jon Rappoport
August 29, 2015
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The idea that an individual can invent meaning is a foreign notion.
Discover meaning? Yes. Invent it? No.
And therein lies the rub.
“Why yes, a person can create something, but it doesn’t necessarily mean anything. There are rules about that. You have to stick to them. Otherwise, you’re incomprehensible…”
But suppose that is not the case?
Suppose a person can invent endless meanings, including those that don’t translate into language at all?
Suppose we all have that capability, but through the ascension of particular kinds of societies and civilizations, this fact has been “omitted”?
In that case, we would be walking around at half-mast, so to speak. We would be adhering to common sets of meanings and ignoring the infinity of what we can invent.
The reality machine explains what can mean what. It spits out accepted meanings. If we unhook from the machine, though, all bets are off.
Freed at last, would we be compelled to develop one new universal language that expresses new meanings? Or could we, instead, each imagine many new languages and take our chances on something far more adventurous?
Consider a painter. He makes 5000 paintings, and he says, “They’re all filled with meanings. But I can’t tell you what they are, because our language doesn’t convey them…”
If you listen to Shostakovitch’s 5th Symphony, do you glean many untranslatable meanings in the music itself? Not in words?
The situation I’m describing here is akin to thousands of people flying and running and walking in the sky…and feeling a compulsion to come back down to Earth, where the only meanings are.
That would be ridiculous.
Someone might point that out: “On Earth, there are sixty billion possible combinations that yield comprehensible meanings. But in the sky, there are 600000000000000000000000000000000 to the 50000000000000000000th power meanings.”
On Earth, the 60 billion possible combinations (or whatever the number is) are shrunken down to fewer…and then fewer…
It’s all a matter of commonality, isn’t it? People want to share already scripted meanings.
They forget there is another road, on which we become more than we are, which is to say, we become what we actually are.
Some 55 years ago, when I began painting, I found out much of this in a very short time.
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.