Occult Man and his search for his true nature

Occult Man and his search for his true nature

by Jon Rappoport

February 15, 2017

The word “occult” is frequently associated with a secret society, and it is given a negative twist by pitting it against organized “clean” religion or “totally rational” science.

But the Latin root of the word comes from the verb, “to hide.” That’s all.

Occult Man means man who is hiding something. And it really means man who is hiding something from himself. What would that be?

Occult man is hiding his true nature from himself.

In order to discover what that true nature is, he would already need to be free from the belief that he owes his time, energy, and life to another person or an idea. He would need to be free from the self-debasing concept of spiritual debt—regardless of how fashionable it might be to incur (or pretend to incur) such a negative balance sheet.

Legion are those who invent these “debt scenarios” for themselves, and they rarely give them up, regardless of the consequences. They prefer to imagine they “win by losing.”

When Occult Man embarks on the journey to find his true nature, he enters a labyrinth. Sooner or later, he needs to realize the maze is composed of all possible answers to his self-inquiry. How to choose one answer above all others? How to discern?

Nevertheless, despite the difficulties, he will choose. He will clutch an answer, he will adopt it, and he will begin to live on that basis. He will say, “This is my true nature,” he will climb into that conveyance and drive it down the road.

After a certain period, he will see its limitations, he will experience first-hand the pressure of those restrictions, and he will look for a more inclusive answer to his inquiry.

As this process of accepting, testing, and rejecting answers continues, he will become aware that each solution to what-is-my-true-nature gives birth to a space that is defined—and his primary role is to fit himself into that space.

In the majority of cases, Occult Man eventually talks himself into accepting a space and learning how to adapt to his position in it. It is as if, all along, he has been asking himself, “What is my place?”

Relatively few people are prepared to admit this is a loaded question. They would rather adhere to one of thousands of “philosophies” which are determined to tell Occult Man what his place is.

According to this sort of guidance, Occult Man is supposed to take pride in finding that place.

For those who can avoid this end, there remains a less-defined path. “Where do I go? What do I do? What am I looking for?”

What about looking within? As interesting as this option may seem, and as rooted in tradition, what results does it confer?

Either Occult Man looks within and sees, disappointingly, spaces populated by random objects and ideas, or he presupposes what he is going to discover, and then discovers it. Needless to say, such sleight of hand isn’t the means for finding his true nature.

What now?

Now we come to the threshold of a shift into another dimension of experience. Regardless of how long the journey has taken so far, now Occult Man begins to examine his very role as the searcher. The seeker. The discoverer.

Is the whole paradigm of questioner-question-answer able to yield up the effect of finding his true nature?

And in parallel, can he harken back to some past tradition and say, “Well, my conundrum triggers answers put forth by this body of wisdom or that body of wisdom or this enlightened master…” Do these references give him what he wants?

At every turn, it seems as if he’s been looking for some sort of content or material or information that will unlock the door. Or perhaps he needs an experience that will shock his system into a new realm of perception.

All along, he has been searching for some kind of reality that is already there. A deeper reality, a more elevated reality. Concealed, out of view. Hidden.

Which is why he is Occult Man. Because of the way he has been proceeding.

But suppose…there is no such hidden reality which is his true nature. Suppose that is the cosmic joke.

And suppose, instead, he is the maker of realities.

Suppose that is his true nature.

Suppose every system and traditional belief avoids putting the finger on his true nature.

Suppose he has no pre-defined place.

Suppose the shape and character of societies and civilizations on Earth flow from the inability of individuals to see their true nature?

There is much more to say about this subject, but I’ll leave it here for now—except to mention that everything I’ve authored in my collection, Exit From The Matrix, is designed to increase an individual’s power to make realities of his own choosing.

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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 NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

5 comments on “Occult Man and his search for his true nature

  1. kimbroadie says:

    This morning I was reading Ortega’s set of lectures entitled Some Lessons in Metaphysics. In his very clear way Ortega illustrates that our fundamental situation is that of disorientation. If we think we are oriented it is because we have taken on a pseudo self that comes from the social fabric, from others. What he and Jon are saying in their different ways is that knowing is a function of the attempt to bring some order to the horror of feeling lost, that our metaphysics, our science, our religion, are all creations, albeit provisional, to ally that fundamental horror. The easy, false way is to rely on what “they” say. Jon, of course, is much more succinct.

  2. IMNAHA says:

    You CAN go “inside” while appearing to go “outside”. By synchronizing the our brain’s hemispheres and practice we all have the ability to can all access our “true” selves which are NOT human but ARE eternal.

  3. Greg C. says:

    ‘Legion are those who invent these “debt scenarios” for themselves, and they rarely give them up, regardless of the consequences. They prefer to imagine they “win by losing.”’

    Right you are, Jon, though they don’t need to invent them – their church will teach them how it all works. I stopped calling myself a Christian after I figured out that the Protestant debt scenario was not that much different than the Catholic. They both believe in a vengeful God who counts debt and demands payment.

    However, debt is a money-based concept. You can’t just take it and apply it to something else. Let’s say I have a musical debt. Every time I play a “D” on the piano, I owe a “C” note (pun intended). But I can cancel it if I quickly play a “B”. What nonsense.

    Religious debt, or spiritual debt, is the same kind of nonsense. And I think that Jesus knew it. He was a religious saboteur, intent on destroying the priesthood system and the atonement payments. The New Testament is very ambiguous, full of figures of speech and hidden meaning when it comes to “salvation” and “enlightenment” (which are of themselves figures of speech – metaphors). Which is, I’m convinced, intentional. It’s an occult book, in the sense that you use the word in your post.

    • foghornnews says:

      Hi Greg. I agree with you. I have allowed myself to take a journey of ‘knowing’ in an attempt to discover what The Bible is actually telling us. Chuck Missler helped https://youtu.be/dmLgnfwQoo8?list=PLTVl11jRR6Bz0I8PhHQfdPeyG7JRgq9E_ An ongoing endeavour and a fascinating one, I am compelled to introduce you to a man whose message has changed my perception of ‘religion’. I have been steered to understanding what Jesus’ mission was here on earth was, through being guided to a YouTube channel called theJonathan Kleck. If you are curious, I’m recommending that you learn from Jonathan who references scripture to enlighten his listeners. He shows us The Vatican, the ‘rock’ where Christianity claims a home on earth. That ‘home’ of bricks and mortar turns out to be a dark and evil basilica for all to see hidden in plain sight, but few to understand. Once I accepted that Jon wasn’t some kook on the internet and settled into listening what he had to say, my Christian life changed in a very profound way. I’m wondering what video to share here as an introduction to JK (there are many) This one could be good start. https://youtu.be/munxVfDwarE?list=PLsqO5KBlCPjfdpSFE2rqoFQd1cv-uY4Ul I hope this reply as it comes to you is accepted in good Faith. Whether drawn to act upon these suggestions or not, I send regards and blessings. Charlotte

      • Greg C. says:

        Hi Charlotte,

        My Christian life changed in a profound way, too. I jettisoned everybody’s teachings, systems, methods, videos, books, etc. and just sat down with a Greek Interlinear NT and studied Romans – logically and linguistically – without the help of scholars or experts. Difficult passages, I found, are easily resolved if interpreted rhetorically – figures of speech. No need to invoke special theology, or prophecy, or revelation. That’s why I stopped using the label “Christian” for myself, because that always implies those things.

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