Imagination is the key, Part2

Imagination is the key, Part 2

by Jon Rappoport

February 6, 2015


“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.

Exit From the Matrix

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.


JJon 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 or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

13 comments on “Imagination is the key, Part2

  1. Christine says:

    Dear Jon, I watched your San Mateo lecture from last summer-brilliant (re

    I am a big fan of you, Dr. Farrell, Richard Dolan etc.. I have to keep that part a bit under wraps in my work, but am slowly introducing you guys to my clients all over the world. It’s happening! The word is getting out.

    So, I loved the Imagination article, and I agree. It’s the theme I keep writing about to help people realize they are not stuck really, and they need to be creative! in order to bust through this matrix. I would be honored if you would look at my latest article and my latest youtubes

    I care so much about what happens to all of us down here, and after finally raising the 4 boys! am ready to really take it to the next level if I have the guts.

    Thank you for taking the time to even read this email, I feel quite alone in my circle of friends/clients, ( they get it but don’t really take it seriously I think) but quite content knowing you guys are out there doing what you are doing. Thank You Thank You Thank You!


    Christine Barrere […]

  2. seamlessone says:

    “By the dawn of the 20th century, it was clear that humans had finally liberated themselves from the overwhelming need to build myths.” I cannot agree with that Jon. If you look more closely you will see that at the dawn of the 20th century the human mind was just as fragmented as it had ever been, spawning myths as fast as ever before.

    “Imagination can be tapped into and awakened at any moment.” I can’t agree with that either. Myths and imagination are mutually exclusive. Duality and imagination are mutually exclusive. Fragmentation and imagination are mutually exclusive.

    Until the mind becomes whole, capable of seeing the wholeness and seamlessness of life, free of all fragmentation, myths will always rule the mind. Once the mind/body is deeply secure and whole, only then can it venture out into the world and imagine and play.

    • From Québec says:

      “Once the mind/body is deeply secure and whole, only then can it venture out into the world and imagine and play.”

      I’m not sure if I understand you correctly, but it seems to me that it is the other way around.

      Imagination will take you everywhere and will open every doors in your mind. Like Jon says: Imagination is the key!

      If you wait for the mind/body to be deeply secure and whole, you may die before experiencing the power of imagination

      • seamlessone says:

        Yes Quebec, you may die before that happens, but it simply can’t happen any other way. A mind that is a slave to myths is simply not able to imagine anything except a world inclusive of its myths and beliefs. How can a mind full of myths imagine a world that is free of the shackles and prisons of myth? It’s simply a logical and practical impossibility. How can a mind full of false images (about itself and the world) imagine anything totally free of those images? Impossible, surely. Imagination is not separate from the imaginer, obviously.

        Image-ination is the capacity to create totally new images, and that requires a freedom from ALL the old images that one has accumulated about self and the world.

        • From Québec says:

          “How can a mind full of myths imagine a world that is free of the shackles and prisons of myth?”

          Probably on a day when he is so miserable, that he starts dreaming of a better life. It happens all the time. Some people need to get to the bottom before they start looking for a way out of it.

          By dreaming of a better life, he stimulates his imagination and BINGO… the doors of his mind open up magically.

          • seamlessone says:

            The world is full of that kind of imagination Quebec, and that kind of imagination is only capable of imaging different colored prison walls. That kind/quality of imagination is worthless. Imagination only becomes a truly creative endeavor when it becomes the tool of a creative mind, which is an empty mind, a free mind. Totally free….else one just keeps imagining the same prisons over and over again. That is not imagination at all, rather it is merely the recycling/re-packaging of the same old images. If that is what you call imagination then who cares.

            It is not imagination that matters, but the quality/intelligence of the imaginer himself. A stupid person cannot imagine himself to be intelligent, thus any attempt by the stupid person to imagine himself as intelligent is but more stupidity. However much the stupid person imagines, his stupidity remains.

        • Michael Burns says:

          “Image-ination is the capacity to create totally new images, and that requires a freedom from ALL the old images that one has accumulated about self and the world.”
          – seamlessone

          That’s if you consider imagination in the greater sense to be only about imagery. Imagination is about much, much more…the creation of music is about the language of the imagination and that creative process…one can imagine sound as color, or taste and vice versa.
          Imagination can incorporate all the senses. Smell, taste, touch and sound are all vehicles of the expression of the imagination.
          Theories…in physics, chemistry and biology start with the imagination. They are simply not images of theories…mathematics can and is imagined.
          Einstein imagined the workings of the Universe. The math was simply using another mathematical human language to try and prove it as a truth. Granted it is an twentieth century myth that has survived way too long…like Darwinism.

          We in twentieth century are not building new myths…but that does seems rhetorical in a sense, (if one includes the myths created by the corporation or governments)…I should say that we are recycling, reconstituting and rebranding the old world myths. The old gods are being resurrected. With new and improved powers…technological powers. But they are still the old gods.
          Imagination is not about creating another myth…myths are the basis of the propaganda of the priest class. Today science is that new priest class.
          Imagination helps me find a path to a truth.
          Imagination allows me to build my own reality. Free from the contraints and in some cases oppression of anothers.

  3. brad says:

    Yeah, it’s always seemed to me we reached a pinnacle of internally-felt freedom in the 19th century, a momentum that had been building over at least several centuries, and then we, amazingly, let go of it. It seems to be captured in literature prior to 1900. Something shifted in the 20th century it seems, and society devolved into something more brutish and crass, despite our supposed ‘easier’ lives. I don’t consider myself a Luddite, I’m not opposed to technology that’s truly beneficial, and I’m not saying all was well before 1900, but there’s something there of the human spirit that we need to recapture. For what any of that is worth.

  4. laura says:

    I understand that when imagination is true… has validity… then it came from Truth. However, if I imagine that I have a steak dinner in front of me… and eat the dinner I only imagined… as the plate is empty… the imagination is called “delusion”. The result of this repeated exercise is starvation and death.

    • From Québec says:


      It seems to me, that you are confusing “Wishful Thinking” with “Imagination”.

      Wishful Thinking” requires faith. Just like in religion. You wish and have the faifth that God exist, even though he is invisible, just like the steak in your plate is invisible of course.

      Imagination, requires no faith. You imagine something and you do it.
      A painting, a scenario, or a music piece, or anything else.

      Another example:

      The Elites have proven that they have a lot of imagination. They, for instance, imagined one day, to create a system that could spy on all of us, all of the time. They didn’t know themselves, how to make it happen, but they presented their “Imagined System” to people who had the skills to make it happen.

      And here we are today… Imagination has created a new reality.
      We have lost all of our privacy.

    • Michael Burns says:

      I ask you this Laura….when you imagined your steak.? How big was it, was just big enough or too big. Tell me, did you have that last bite that one rolls around the plate to sop up the juices…did it taste like the last bite. The last bite is always the best… as we both know.
      Was your steak barbecued on hardwood charcoal fire. Or should I say how you like it. Was it marinated before it was barbecued. Did you have a baked potato with it…did the sour creme and the butter melt just right. Was the potato baked till it was just so right. Because if this is true…what I have just said…then something else was feed Laura. Something far more important… than a stomach.
      A mind can be tricked into believing a silk purse is s sows ear.
      Imagination feeds a soul. Unless you don’t believe you have a soul.

  5. Stellar says:

    Maeva in Wonderland

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