“Imagination isn’t just a toy for children. It’s the vital lifeblood of human action that goes beyond the mechanical.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
By the dawn of the 20th century, it was clear that humans had finally liberated themselves from the overwhelming need to build myths.
By myths, I mean fanciful stories parading as truth. I mean stories that placed the individual as a small creature under the control of inexorable forces.
There was no longer a need to invent such stories, which were self-sabotaging.
There was no longer a need to invent the stories and then claim the stories hadn’t been invented at all.
To put it another way, humans could see their own imaginations were paramount—and they could create and invent in many directions.
This immense breakthrough was the result of centuries of struggle.
But, as it turned out, the old adage proved true: you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink.
Many, many, many people stepped back from the breakthrough. They retreated. They looked for old myths they could align themselves with and even worship. They went tribal. They sought “a revival of the past.”
They chose not to be what they were and are: artists. I use that word in the broadest sense. I’m talking about individuals who create new realities, new futures.
I’m talking about open, free, and unlimited human imagination—and the stunning amount of energy that is liberated when the individual makes his imagination the prow of his own ship.
Many people are content to view imagination as child’s play in a sandbox, a brief time of joy that needed to be offloaded in “maturity.”
The result? A sense of pervasive limitation. A focus on the mechanical and the repetitive. A dampening of the emotions. A reluctance to explore what lies beyond what is already known.
In other words, a lessening of life-force.
But imagination doesn’t go away and die. It never dies. It is always there, waiting. It can be tapped into and awakened at any moment.
And when it is awakened and deployed, it outdistances all negatives, all despairs, all mechanical neutralities. They melt down into the energy from which they originally came and become raw fuel for the fire of individual creation.
This fact of life needs no external cosmology to justify itself, no “universe” to grant permission to the individual, no beneficent force to provide an explanation. That metaphysical baggage (more myth-making) was the past.
Within the individual are all the faculties and eternalities. They were always there. They will always be there.
The magic is always there.
It sees “realism” and “it is what it is” and conventional psychology and philosophic materialism as a spectacular joke.
The magic has always been imagination.
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.