The age of imagination

The age of imagination

by Jon Rappoport

March 12, 2014

During the 20th century, awareness of human mythmaking grew to enormous proportions.

Looking back, it was obvious that cultures and civilizations had been inventing their own myths, before which they then bowed down.

This insight was then taken in two very different directions.

On the one hand, academics and psychologists drew the inference that all experience and perception were “relative.” That territory was infected by propagandists, whose job was to induce decay into all standards of ethics and morality.

On the other hand, some artists realized the core of the original insight was fantastically bracing and liberating for the faculty of imagination.

As in: imagination creates reality—therefore, use your own and invent your own.

We are living in the middle of that precept. What each one of us chooses to do with it is an open question.

Reality is no longer a given. The tyranny of What Already Exists is gone, should we choose to see that fact.

The catch is, the challenge is, the individual must shift from a passive to active stance.

Passivity includes seeing through various deceptions but then stopping there.

There are no limits on imagination except those imposed by Self.

When the iconography of every organization is viewed as an effort to entrance and entrain minds, the alternative is individual creation.

This can be launched in any field of human endeavor.

It is all art.

Complaints and objections are useless. One either invents or one doesn’t.

Obviously, not everyone is ready for this.

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But for those who are, freedom takes on new dimensions. In fact, imagination/invention/creation becomes the core answer to the question, What is freedom for?

The implications are staggering. We are no longer contemplating the future with a query of “what will it look look like,” or “what will it be”? There is no It. The future is wide open. Side by side, many, many individuals will invent novel realities, leading to decentralization of power.

In a sense, we are no longer looking at one universe, but many.

This is the bottom-line reason for the preservation of the twin concepts of The Individual and Freedom.

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM 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

9 comments on “The age of imagination

  1. Andrew Crisp says:

    That is just BEAUTIFUL!

  2. ErnieM says:

    Excellent essay. “Side by side, many, many individuals will invent novel realities, leading to decentralization of power.” Language determines concepts determine reality. How to break the chains of language to break into possible futures? Just go ahead and do it: create the new. Be critical of the language itself, rebel against it, assert your freedom by creating. I have done it by adding a graphic element: For me it’s offered a different world, a creatively improved world.

  3. keldoone says:

    Thank you, well said. This is sovereignty! As the physicists say, there is nothing outside of ourselves. I have been saying for over twenty years… We are the myth makers!
    Everything is just made up (example: E=MC2 except when it doesn’t)… so we are the leading edge only when we are making things up also. By the way, who gave authority to anyone? We are each our own authority and with that is the genius of our Constitution… if no one or no thing is damaged, there is no offense. It is all just light and information AND we get to do with it what ever we chose. I love my day dreams, my imaginary world. I am the captain of my ship. Those who think they are in control of others are fools… and they are fools who think they must be controlled. Freedom is not fought for, freedom is simply experienced… or not.
    Thank you.

  4. Very informative, as usual.

    I would like to add that our experiences in Life can often help guide the way, and give us more to work with when it comes to our creativity.

    BTW: I’m a big fan of Quantum Theory, and its associated theories.

  5. hp says:

    Borrow a thought from H.L. Mencken – many things in and of this neo-modern absurd society of cheaters and cheated result from a triumph of imagination over intelligence.

    This on the mundane platform alone, what to say of the spiritual platform..

  6. Jarrod says:

    Propaganda comes at us from all angles of the consensus construct, and what it all has in common is the promotion of collectivist ideals and the denigration of the individual. Since true freedom and individuality go hand in hand, the assault on the individual is an assault on freedom itself. This is a power game. To deny one’s inherent uniqueness, to disavow one’s inherent self authority to invent reality, is to relinquish your power to an external source, one that seems hellbent on acquiring as much power as possible by destroying the concept of individuality.

  7. hp says:

    I’m sticking with Mencken on this one.

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