Magician Awakes

Magician awakes

by Jon Rappoport

August 19, 2016

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

“A person’s life is an art form, and that is magic. He might persist in saying, ‘But what I really want to do is levitate a chair’. If he keeps expanding the art form that is his life, perhaps, one day, as a matter of course, as a side effect, he will levitate a chair. Or maybe the idea will stop being a concern to him at all.”

“Curl your index finger this way, look up at the ceiling, wiggle your hips four times, and purse your lips—this is what most people would want if they were studying magic: a formula. Something handed down from ancient times. If you told them they ‘had a place’ and needed to find it, they would like that, too. They’d walk around the yard trying to find the spot where they ought to stand, hoping they would feel different there. They’d do almost anything that didn’t directly involve themselves.”

“Consider two streams of cause and effect. The first one is composed of daily actions. Ordinary actions. A leads to B, B to C, C to D, and so on. The second stream has the same pattern, but is composed of events that are happening ‘behind the curtain’. Secret events. From the second series, you would learn something new. But in neither case would you be learning magic. Magic involves breaking the chain of cause and effect.”

“Magic is the opposite of being passive. Being passive is powerful medicine. It is not only addicting, it’s cumulative. And people program themselves to believe in a passive state of mind. To have a conviction about it, while denying they’re in that state. Passivity has a crude brilliance. It’s the best thing people can offer up. It’s their best piece of inner architecture.”

“There is a whole list of emotions people can use to cement their status as passive. Each emotion has the illusion of power and permanence. ‘I can’t do anything about what I’m feeling’.”

“A person says, ‘I want to remain exactly as I am, but I also want to do magic’. Where is that going to lead? It’s even stronger: ‘I absolute demand that I remain exactly as I am, but I also want to do magic.’ That’s like saying, ‘I want to run a mile in under four minutes while I sit in this chair, and nobody is going to get me out of this chair’.”

Exit From the Matrix

“People have symbols and images of their current lives. These symbols exist in their mental landscape: a yard, a fence, a house, a family, a job, a car, a vacation, and so on. Their mental activity consists of going around from symbol to symbol, and then, arriving back at the beginning, doing it again. Day after day, year after year. If you tell them to replace these symbols with others, how is that going to work out? Replace? No. They need to embark on some new action, which will become important enough to them so that, eventually, the whole merry-go-round of symbols fades away into obscurity. That doesn’t mean they desert their families. It means they launch something new and thrilling. Tinkering with symbols has no effect.”

“The physical body, the whole physical apparatus that the immortal YOU inhabits, is waiting for you to live through and by imagination. If you do, it shifts gears and enters a new level(s) of energy.”

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 or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

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