Logic, imagination, and magic

Logic, imagination, and magic

by Jon Rappoport

June 27, 2014


Logic applies to the physical universe.

It applies to statements made about that universe. It applies to factual language.

Many wonderful things can be done with logic. Don’t leave home without it. Don’t analyze information without it. Don’t endure an education without it.

But art and imagination are of another universe(s). They can deploy logic, but they can also invent in any direction without limit, and they can embrace contradiction. They can build worlds in which space and time and energy are quite different.

Magic is nothing more and nothing less than imagination superseding this universe. Magic occurs when imagination takes this reality for a ride.

Which brings us to what I call the Is People. The Is People are dedicated with a fervor to insisting that this Continuum and this consensus reality are inviolable, are the end-all and be-all.

They strive to fit themselves into Is, and this eventually has some interesting negative consequences. They come to resemble solid matter. They take on the character of matter.

For them, imagination is at least a misdemeanor, if not a felony. It’s a blow to the Is of Is. They tend to view imagination as a form of mental disorder.

Technocrats like to gibber about imagination as if it’s nothing more than just another closed system that hasn’t been mapped yet. But they’re sure it will be, and when that happens, people will apparently give up creating and opt for living in a way that more closely resembles machines.

There are many people who secretly wish they were machines that functioned automatically and without flaws. It’s their wet dream.

Magic eventually comes to the conclusion that imagination creates reality. Any reality. And therefore, one universe, indivisible, is an illusion, a way of trapping Self.

What began as the physical universe, a brilliant work of art, ends up as a psychic straitjacket, a mental ward in which the inmates strive for normalcy. Those who fail at even this are labeled and shunted into a special section of the ward.

But the result of imagination, if pursued and deployed long enough and intensely enough, is:

Consensus reality begins to organize itself around you, rather than you organizing yourself around it.

There are various names and labels used to describe this state of affairs, but none of them catches the sensation of it.

Magic is one of those labels.

What I’m describing here isn’t some snap-of-the-fingers trick of manifestation; it’s a life lived.

The old alchemists were working in this area. They were striving for the transformation of consciousness. In true alchemy, one’s past, one’s experience, one’s conflicts all become fuel for the fire of creating new realities. Taken along certain lines, this is called art.

One universe, one logic, one Continuum, one role in that Continuum, one all-embracing commitment to that role, one avenue of perception, one Is…this is the delusion.

And eventually, the delusion gives birth to a dedication to what “everyone else” thinks and supposes and assumes and accepts. This is slavery.

Freeing one’s self, living through and by imagination, is not a mass movement. It’s a choice taken by one person. It’s a new and unique road for each person.

Exit From the Matrix

Societies and civilizations are organized around some concept of the common good. The concept always deteriorates, and this is because it is employed to lower the ceiling on individual power rather than raise it.

“Be less than you are, then we can all come together in a common cause.”

It’s essentially a doctrine of sacrifice—everyone sacrifices to everyone else, and the result is a coagulated mass of denial of Self.

It is a theme promoted under a number of guises by men who have one thing in mind: control.

It’s a dictatorship of the soul. It has always existed.

Breaking out of it involves reasserting the power of imagination to invent new and novel realities.

Under a variety of names, this is art.

Promoting the image of the artist as a suffering victim is simply one more way to impose the doctrine of sacrifice.

In 1961, when I began writing and painting in earnest, I had a conversation with the extraordinary healer, Richard Jenkins, whom I write about in my book, The Secret Behind Secret Societies (included in Exit From The Matrix). This is my note from that time about what Richard told me:

“Paint what you want to, no matter what anyone else says. You may not always know what you want to create, but that’s good. Keep working, keep painting. You’ll find your way. You’ll invent something new, something unique, if you don’t give in. You’ll see everything in a new light. Reality is a bad joke. It’s nothing more than what everyone assents to, because they’re afraid. They’re afraid of what people will say. They’re afraid they have far more power than they want to discover. They’re afraid that power will lead them away from common and ordinary beliefs. They’re afraid they’ll become a target for the masses who have surrendered their own lives and don’t want to be reminded of it. They afraid they’ll find out something tremendous about themselves…”

Nothing I’ve experienced in the 50 years since then has diminished what Richard said to me.

These fears are all illusions that disintegrate when a person shoves in his chips on imagination and makes that bet and lives it.

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 emails at www.nomorefakenews.com

4 comments on “Logic, imagination, and magic

  1. Red Dust says:

    Reblogged this on Scratch Living and commented:
    Well said Jon, I agree!

  2. kara says:

    Jon says: “Consensus reality begins to organize itself around you, rather than you organizing yourself around it.” This is how creating your reality works through imagination. this is an excellent article. I’d say Stay away from consensus reality when you don’t like what you are experiencing. go into the 4th dimension, envision the reality you desire and FEEL it as if you are there…you bring it about when you feel it. If you want to move to a new home, sleep in the new home in your imagination. Feel it, wake up in that new house in your imagination.. soon it will be your consensus reality. It creates itself objectively when you focus subjectively. The world is a shadow/reflection of your thoughts, your mind’s focus. What you focus on grows. What you think about you bring about. What you Imagine you create. Imagine with focus, not day dreaming.. KNOW what you are imagining. Stop organizing around someone else’s reality. MAKE YOUR OWN, and watch it organize around you!

  3. Dear Jon,

    I’m again heavily impressed not only by what You say, nay, even more by the way You do it. What a swiftness of punching things through, with just the right dose of redundancy! Determined, hard, melodic, in one go.
    I don’t know who – living – equals Your mastership of the English language. I ain’t flatterin’. This just had to be said.
    And, really wholesome, that You do not any of this light-adoring, supertranscending out-of-nothing-redeeming fashionable halfwitted cyberquantum-vedastick stuff, but make it headway to the real questions.
    Then, of course, the ahindlying sarcasm against Your adversaries, embedded, sometimes with a bit of cynicism in the rest of the discourse, anyway, not in so much distance from Your humorous-imaginary pieces, gives me just the more of the fun.
    OK. This was the try for a laudatio. To be heard.
    Now to business. Many people, in their despair, just want to find a way to let go for good. Thus they will take anything that’s sold to them as some kind of „spirituality“.
    I don’t take You as the kind of rabble-rouser that typically comes in whenever the cleric or the big briber is not already there. This is tough, straight, clear stuff. That’s why people don’t take it in so easily.
    May be the time is coming when I have the leisure to translate some more of Your more than just witty pieces into German. (These are hard nuts to crack.)



  4. Tony says:

    Just happened across this article, and it made me think of a quote that rings true the more I read it:

    “It is usually the imagination that is wounded first, rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.”

    (Henry David Thoreau)

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