My notes for The Magician Awakes, a permanently unfinished work

by Jon Rappoport

April 1, 2022

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This one is for readers who don’t need to see iron connections made between one note and another…who can take a note and do something with it, turn it to their advantage, make some changes if necessary, twist it with torque and go to town…

It was all a dream, the trips to Nice, the suppers in the dusk, the watering holes, the movie stars, the kindness of the Sultan; but not your faith

Even the saddest day of your life will be a day of great faith

The Teacher lays out the steps of progress along the path to enlightenment like concrete, and at the end the student is facing a brick wall. This was not the Teacher’s intent. But the result was inevitable, because DISCONTINUITY and THE ASYMMETRIC can’t be taught.

When astronaut Edger Mitchell privately told friends he could see, from space, with his naked eye, individual humans walking around on planet Earth, there was no system to account for it.

It’s quite possible that some space aliens have looked at Earth and said it is the home of systems—whereas their approach to reality is quite different.

The universe can be a machine, and it can be a non-machine.

A seven-year-old chess prodigy hasn’t studied and absorbed the moves of the masters.

Robert Bly, the author of Leaping Poetry, the best book ever written about poetry, illustrates poets who don’t move from A to B to C, but from A to R. All at once.

The internal coherence of a system doesn’t prove the system. Virology can be made to appear coherent, despite the fact that it isn’t finding new viruses.

A marriage between two people isn’t a set of variables. Enduring over time, it has untraceable twists and turns. If husband and wife can absorb all the revelations, they triumph. This might take a few thousand years.

Despite the possibility that Nikola Tesla could see, in his mind’s eye, all the parts of a new machine interacting before he ever built a model, the CONCEPT for the machine came from a place or a moment with no name and no material existence.

A conventional artist can take three of his familiar and tired landscapes, cut them to pieces with a knife, scatter the pieces on the floor, paste them together just as they lie there, and he’ll discover indescribable connections that have no precedent or reference. And he’ll feel as if he’s just flown off the top of a mountain and is hovering in mid-air, for the first time in memory.

Here is how, in part, chess genius Bobby Fischer drove himself to distraction. He grew enormously bored with all systems-approaches to chess. He suggested changing the rules for pieces’ movements on the board, in order to open up entirely new frontiers for creative action. No one took him up on his offer. Machine minds preferred their machine.

There are those who believe life is a museum. You walk through the rooms, find one painting, stroll into it and take up permanent residence. But the museum is endless. And if you were a painter, you’d never decide to live inside a canvas forever. You’d keep on painting.

If there were some ultimate state of consciousness, imagination would always be able to play another card and take it farther.

The pavers of concrete for the mind assure one and all that every event has a precedent in the past. Every event is the result of a chain of cause and effect. They sell this hypnotic suggestion to billions of customers. But for THE SPONTANEOUS and IMPROVISATION, they have no explanation. Except to say these qualities don’t exist. So the blind lead the blind into a dead end.

A person says, “But I’m just ordinary. I don’t deal with these ‘big issues.’ However, “ordinary” is an invention. A role. A character fleshed out by the person himself. And of course the person denies he is doing it.

It takes tremendous attention to detail, in order to achieve the credible role of “ordinary human.” It takes powerful imagining to convince one’s self that this role is natural and WASN’T CONCOCTED.

Billions of individuals hoodwinking themselves in this way is quite a sight.

Earth Culture is all about THAT.

There’s a proviso, however. When a person is acting a role TO THE HILT, that IS reality. It’s entirely real, until he stops. At the end of the play, he walks away.


Exit From the Matrix

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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 NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

2 comments on “My notes for The Magician Awakes, a permanently unfinished work

  1. Roundball Shaman says:

    “The universe can be a machine, and it can be a non-machine.”

    The ‘Universe’ is what each person sees and observes and experiences It as. Period. Everything… EVERYTHING is conjured from inside our own heads and feelings. All of it.

    The ‘Universe’ is and will be whatever YOU TELL IT TO BE. It morphs to your expectations. It can do no other. You make Your Universe in Your Image. And You are the god of that Universe. And maybe, the Devil as well.

    “When a person is acting a role TO THE HILT, that IS reality. It’s entirely real, until he stops. At the end of the play, he walks away.”

    We dream up the Play. We write the Play. We act out the Play. We direct the Play. We produce the Play. And then, We write the critique of the Play. We do it all. And if We don’t like the Play we just made… there is only One Person to blame.

  2. Tim_2A says:

    I’ve been a pool player (8-ball, 9-ball, etc.) for quite a few years, and when in the company of other players, especially my teammates (when I’ve had them), I invent new ways to use the (somewhat) limited resources of the ‘field’ upon which the game is played. Disapproval of my ideas is usually the least of the responses, with comments reharding disrespect for the rules of the game, why do you play, etc. but I’ve still kept it up. It makes the activity more interesting (to me, and occasionally others) than it would be otherwise.

    I don’t think of myself as a “creator,” but creative, and it suits me fine.

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