Was Hermes the first stand-up comedian?
by Jon Rappoport
August 30, 2016
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)
The Greek trickster god, the god of wit, poetry, boundaries (dissolved), guide of souls into the afterlife, Hermes may have been the first comedian in the history of myths.
His basic joke was about space-time. As in, it’s an illusion.
“Two guys walked into a universe. And they couldn’t get out.”
But Hermes could. He thought it was funny.
“The whole thing’s a con, folks. Don’t you get it?”
“See this door? It leads to another cosmos. Doesn’t anybody want to check it out?”
Hermes could be called the god of everything paranormal. Of course, for him, these abilities were entirely routine. The struggles of humans were absurd—and yet Hermes displayed a generosity of spirit toward humans. He was the lighter side of Prometheus. Without the whole business about being chained to a rock and having birds peck out his liver. Hermes was always on the move. He flew through walls, buildings, cliffs. He rearranged the objects of ordinary reality for fun, to confound the rubes.
“I’m sure I left that comb on the night table. And now it’s at the bottom of the pool. How did that happen?”
He was always delivering the gift and possibility of expanded perception.
“Just open your eyes a little wider, and you’ll see this whole set-up is a farce. There are no boundaries. The distance between you and Mt. Olympus is just a step or two.”
Even though his advice went unheeded, for the most part, he didn’t despair. He was up-beat, optimistic, forward-looking. If he seemed cruel, because he made a joke of the so-called human condition, there was much to be learned, if you grasped the punch lines.
As big as things might seem, they’re very small, given what we could comprehend.
Two brief quotes from my work-in-progress, The Magician Awakes:
“You think new space and time is going to come to you on a silver platter? You think the normal world is going to move aside by itself and let in the fresh air of a new life? The magic has always been right in front of us. It is imagination. Imagination is not a tyrant. It doesn’t impose its will. It’s always ready. It just needs a tap, and then it responds…”
“At the very bottom of every rabbit hole, there is you, with all your power. That’s the first and last card in the deck. That’s the end of waiting. That’s the reality and the dream together.”
I turned up the last card in the deck
And it was me
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.