The temporary continuum, Part Four

by Jon Rappoport

April 28, 2022

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Thirty years ago, I used to walk around Los Angeles with my camera snapping hundreds of pictures. At the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, on a Saturday afternoon, I was standing outside the main building taking pictures of Rodin’s large sculpture, The Burghers of Calais. A heavy-set woman wearing a long coat suddenly stepped into the scene and looked up at one of the Burghers. I caught her in the frame and snapped the shot. Later, when the black-and-white photo was developed, it turned out that her overhanging hair-do was nearly identical to the piled up arrangement of hair on the Burgher she was staring at. Her head was the same wedge shape as the Burgher’s. The similarity and the dissonance (a metal man, a flesh-and-blood woman, from two different epochs) were startling.

A few minutes later, inside the Museum, I was focusing my camera on a very large painting of several 18th-century courtesans reclining on a couch in a luxurious chamber hung with rich heavy curtains. This was just the kind of painting I would ordinarily pass without a second glance. Two girls stepped in front of the painting and looked up at it. I snapped several shots. Later, after developing them, I saw that the girls were wearing all sorts of costume bracelets and rings. The contrast between the girls’ and the courtesans’ jewelry, and between the young fresh faces of the girls and the opulent experienced faces of the courtesans, was quite marvelous—and the photo diminished the distance and separateness between the girls and the painting.

As a wandering photographer in Los Angeles, I experienced many of these spontaneous synchronicities.

This was a different order of reality. I would never have found it, had I not been carrying a camera and taking pictures. It would have been invisible. But there it was, on film.

A “level of continuum” that doesn’t really exist—except it does.

A spontaneous level, if you will, that rises beyond “solid and final reality.”


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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.

4 comments on “The temporary continuum, Part Four

  1. bcjn says:

    As a person who loves to take photos, really enjoyed your article. Amazing that you caught those coincidences!

  2. Paul says:

    Gorgeous.
    In Time
    & Space.

  3. Roundball Shaman says:

    “A ‘level of continuum’ that doesn’t really exist—except it does. A spontaneous level, if you will, that rises beyond ‘solid and final reality.’”

    Human beings are marvelous creations. But we have limitations built in — limitations that can be overcome and transcended but not without our dedicated effort and enlightenment.

    There are more layers to Reality than there are layers on a huge layer cake. Our usual waking-state attention is on the most obvious outside layer.

    But there are deeper layers the farther one goes. And all one has to do is experience just ONE of these deeper layers just ONCE… and they are changed forever.

    Why? Because they have cracked the code. They just found out that Reality IS like that big layer cake. And that ignites one’s internal fire to want to go deeper and experience more and find new revelations and new Realities. Once experienced… you can’t go back to your old way of thinking and feeling.

    There are others who are scared by all of this. They want Reality to be simple and superficial. So be it. That’s what they will get because they will allow for no other and Universe will give them what they ask for.

    But for those who truly want to know who and what they are and why they were created and came to exist in the Fullness of Reality… this quest is the greatest puzzle and greatest adventure that brings the greatest insights and most mind-blowing experiences.

    And you know what? There isn’t just one way to dig into the Big Layer Cake. There are multiple ways to dig in and taste it and be forever changed.

    And once in there… it is sweeter than sweet… spicier than spicy… more colorful than colorful… more melodious than the most heavenly sounds you ever heard before.

    And it’s all right there in front of you. And around you. It always was and it always will be.

    And one day… we will fully cast off our earthly limitations and join within and among the fullness of the Intense Deeper Reality that lies within all things. Even those who were afraid.

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