by Jon Rappoport
July 12, 2018
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These notes apply to paintings, yes; but also to the invention of any reality—
One: A certain amount of consensus is necessary in order to have a civilization. This means: shared perception. But then the consensus exceeds what is necessary. It becomes too much. It becomes forced.
A perfect analogy is the person who is famous for being famous. The consensus built around this person is essentially meaningless. The shared perception (by millions of people) that this famous person is important is empty. And meaningless. But because the perception is shared, the person’s fame endures for a time.
Controllers essentially say, “We have a system that works. If we abandon it, chaos will follow. Don’t leave the system.”
Of course, they’re lying. Many systems work. They just want allegiance to the system they own.
“I own X. Therefore, X is vital. I will build as much consensus as possible around the notion that X is indispensable. This consensus will be called Civilization.”
Two: People are terribly defensive. They believe the modern painter, who doesn’t present copies of physical reality, is destroying sacred tradition. “Retribution is surely coming, just over the horizon…”
What are they so worked up about? Why should the modern painter imitate the old painter who imitated Nature?
Is the square sacred? Is the sphere holy? Is the vanishing-point-perspective heavenly? By whose decree?
Suppose a modern painter deploys 6 vanishing points, or 562, or none? Is it really a threat if he presents us with a world radically different from our own?
Three: A person will claim he’s open to any possible reality—and he’ll keep on saying that until he runs up against one that re-imagines existence in a truly novel way…and then he’s speechless. He doesn’t know what to think, and this is a serious problem for him because he prides himself on always knowing what to think. He believes he’s imagined all there is to imagine as well, which is truly absurd. And now he’s met a Waterloo. It bowls him over. He’ll never admit it, but he’s shocked to the core. Every category of his which might anticipate and dominate this new reality misses the mark by miles. He has no words to describe what he’s seeing.
Four: No one knows how far the path of imagination can go, for the simple reason that there is no end to it. No limit.
There is no central idea hemming a person in. There is no overarching canopy under which he must walk.
The path of imagination eliminates answers and bottom lines that claim to be ultimate realities. The path of imagination does not have a nest where a person curls up and accepts an Ultimate Anything.
“Show me one ultimate reality and I’ll invent a thousand…”
The imagination reigns supreme.
The path of imagination is the path of inventing reality.
The individual is an artist of reality.
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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.