Radical Imagination and Civilization

moving forward with the truth eraoflightdotcom“Why do I keep using the word ARTIST in describing the core of the individual? Because every person contains the potential to transform reality. For example, one brilliant client in my consulting practice, a formidable painter and writer, has widened her influence on those around her by deepening her concentration on her work. I believe she will have a greater and wider influence in the coming years. This will happen, regardless of whether she consciously intends to liberate the power within others. Intense creation is contagious. It sends sparks and rays and ideas in all directions. People who come in contact with her wake up to their own potential. They spontaneously realize the immense difference between mechanical patterns of thought/action, and unblocked imagination. They tune in to new spaces and energies. They step on to new paths. Consider what would happen if MANY more individuals had this experience—enough individuals to cause a tidal wave of creative NEWNESS to engulf societies and civilizations. The structures of living would undergo a radical shift. Relationships would elevate to new levels. The ceaseless hum of sameness would crumble and sink into oblivion. We would not see the emergence of a single novel reality; rather, the future would consist of many side-by-side inventions, finding their own unique and unforeseen connections…” (Jon Rappoport, Notes on Exit From The Matrix)

You could say that everything we have before us in the way of civilization was imagined by many persons.

Obviously, in that case, things went off the rails at crucial moments; men grabbed huge amounts of power and directed the course of societies in destructive directions; serial experiments in instituting fair government failed; billions of people forget they even had powerful imaginations. And so forth and so on.

And yet, the end of the 19th century brought a new frontier of thought: a free individual could create his future; he could imagine his own fulfillment and strive to attain it; he was not bound by theories of cause and effect; he was more than a material object; his ability to summon up energy depended, to a significant extent, on his willingness to conceive of (imagine) what he most profoundly desired.

As unheralded as this breakthrough was, it threw a monkey wrench into elite plans for a locked-down mind controlled future. The free individual, whoever he was and wherever he was, was a wild card in the deck. He was unpredictable. He was immune to propaganda. He saw through political/religious ideologies and other fake fronts. He was a rebel. He understood that he had imagination and creative power, and he set about using them.

Science itself was being backed into a corner. Its descriptions of reality came down to immutable laws obeyed by every particle of energy and matter in the universe—in which case, freedom was impossible. Therefore, the unspoken conclusion went: the battle to establish freedom was, at the core, a fraud, because it did not exist.

People began to see through this sham of science.

What could stop the budding revolution of the free individual and his imagination? What would work? What could elites do?

On the level of society, the answer was; defame and demean the concept of the free individual, and instead celebrate The Group. Claim that “the individual” never actually existed, it was merely an evolutionary step in the direction of recognizing the primacy of The Group. The individual was a near-extinct and useless appendage.

The Group, on the other hand, was in ascendance. Under the surface, it preached: give up your idea of individual differences; work to become like the others to whom you belong; surrender and sacrifice; you are not unique, that is a delusion; the Group you belong to is much more important than anything you could think or imagine.

And yet—the revolution still lurks. More of the individual and less of the group is part and parcel of DECENTRALIZATION OF POWER, an idea many people have privately embraced. For example, small self-sufficient communities are practical and doable. They aren’t publicized widely, but they dot the map.

Nation-states are large lumbering entities, playing a competitive game that has few possible moves. Their futures and fortunes are often directed from behind the scenes by elite globalists.

At the other end of the scale are highly mobile, agile, imaginative, individual creators and innovators.

Their potential has no limits…

Some people misinterpret my work. They think I’m putting the individual up on a very high and isolated pedestal, alone, without connection to the world. This is not the case. I have seen, time and time again, groups gain adherents through a version of mind control, in which the free individual is, sooner or later, opposed. In fact, I welcome and admire groups which are formed from free individuals choosing to act in concert without losing their uniqueness or power. However, it turns out that, in a very large number of cases, humans are willing to offload their search for their greatest dreams and ambitions and, instead, meld their fortunes with a group that promises “rescue, salvation, and victory” in one form or another. This is abhorrent. It’s an age-old strategy.

The truth is, every person is an artist of reality. He can find that power within. He can imagine, invent, create futures. He can exceed, by light years, the standard clap-trap and sham of The Group…


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.