Maps of consciousness, ancient Tibet, and a new psychology

Maps of consciousness, ancient Tibet, and a new psychology

by Jon Rappoport

January 4, 2016

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

“For the most part, today’s individual wants his spirituality to sit there like a plum on a tree. He doesn’t want it to be highly dynamic. He certainly doesn’t want to make it intensely personal and unique to himself.” (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)

Readers who have been with me for a while notice that I work against the grain.

This is my natural tendency, but it’s also the result of 30-plus years of research into a number of “sacred cows.” The findings of my research have shown me that civilization supports numerous false realities, and this extends to so-called mental, spiritual, and metaphysical foundations.

There are wide cracks and leaks and large holes.

I have enormous faith, long-term, in the individual. Not in the group. I see the individual as the future, no matter how long it takes, no matter how deep his potential is buried under a mass of propaganda and misdirection.

Over the years, I have written several articles describing the underpinning for my 3 Matrix collections.

This is another one, based on my investigations of: Tibet, modern “consciousness writing,” and the role of psychology in a controlled society.

To begin with, psychology, in theory and therapeutic practice, has a way, over time, of “settling in” to the society around it. With some exceptions, it more and more mirrors the values of society.

Mainline psychology considers the individual as having key relationships, and seeks to strengthen, repair, and normalize them.

This is all very well for the patient who already considers himself to be living inside fairly conventional boundaries. But when the boundaries themselves are the issue, psychology tends to waver, wobble, tap dance, and even cast doubt on the mental health of the patient, as if his challenging the limits were somehow a sign of “inner imbalance” or neurosis or misperception.

The “playing field” of society is taken as the fundamental ground of operation, and the person who is walking outside those lines, looking in, assessing what is going on, is suspect. He may “require help.”

You won’t get a psychologist to admit what I’m pointing out here, but this conformist aspect of his work has come all the way down from the early, wide-ranging, fantastical ramblings of Freud, to a comfortable and even smug, small narrative.

Why? Because psychology has been determined to establish itself as an institution within the context of society. Smallness of conception is the fate of all such efforts.

For the past 75 years or so, a counter to psychology has emerged and gained popularity. I call it “consciousness mapping.” It begins by acknowledging that normal and average perception is grossly limited, and then moves on to offer an alternative.

However, the emphasis has been placed on explaining a structure or an ultimate object which consciousness, in its elevated state, would apprehend: a pot of gold; a cosmic entity; a universal connectivity.

“This is where you will arrive, and this is what it looks like, and this is what you will know.”

The Big It.

Well, this is attractive, because many people want to hold on to a Big It. They want to know what lies at the end of the road before they step foot on the road for the first time.

The metaphysical calculus of religion is transferred to consciousness itself.

In my search for a different approach to the power of individual consciousness, I came upon the history of early Tibet, before the society hardened into a theocracy.

Several sources were particularly helpful. The work of author John Blofeld (The Tantric Mysticism of Tibet), the writings of the intrepid explorer, Alexandra David-Neel, and a quite unconventional healer, Richard Jenkins, with whom I worked in the early 1960s in New York.

Jenkins once wrote to me: “There are people who want to tell us what consciousness should perceive. They’re blind to the electric, alive, and free nature of awareness. They’re wrapped up in content and addicted to it. Their biggest mistake is omitting the creative nature of human beings…”

That creative nature was the intense focus of the early Tibetans.

These practitioners, teachers, and students, some 1500 years ago, realized that most people viewed consciousness as an accumulator of knowledge. A searching tool, or a receiving apparatus.

Instead, the Tibetans embarked on a far more adventurous course.

Their many images (e.g., mandalas) weren’t meant as depictions of what finally exists in higher realms. Those realms were just as provisional and changeable as the physical world. You might call the multiple locales and dimensions representations of “what humans in certain Asian cultures would expect to encounter in their journeys of spirit.”

In other words, the Tibetans consciously treated their pantheons of gods and semi-gods as convincing illusions.

Several of their key exercises and techniques were all about having students mentally create these illusions in voluminous and meticulous detail. That was difficult enough, to be sure. Far more difficult was the next aspect of their practice: get rid of these creations.

Put them there; take them away.

The Tibetans were committed to living life on the level of imagination, with all that implied.

And what does it imply?

A new psychology. A psychology of unlimited possibility:

A person’s past, his history, his problems, his relationships are all framed against the wider context of what he can imagine and then invent, create, in the world.

Living through and by imagination long enough, the individual discovers that his prior relationships are transformed. They no longer set themselves up as questions or problems.

He is operating from a platform that affords an utterly different, original, and unexpected outcome.

A psychology of possibility not only looks forward to the future, it has a reason to do so. Bringing electricity back into life depends, initially, on viewing possibilities in the space of one’s own imagination.

It may strike you at this point that our current civilization is bent on lowering possibilities; and that is true. That is the psychology of the psyop.

There is a good reason for this programming, as well as the staging of events that seem to give the programming validity. Those who aim to control the destiny of humankind want to shrink the “size of humans.” That is their intent.

A psychology of possibility would reverse that trend and expose it.

To the casual observer, the weight of this civilization and all its accoutrement seems enormous. But the creative potential of the individual outstrips that structure by light years.

How does the individual realize that fact? What is the spark that ignites his understanding? It all begins in imagination, which is the home of possibility.

If you truly wanted to gain insight into the basis of a person’s problems, you would find it in an area of his imagination where he stored all those things he considered impossible.

Over the years, the “impossibles” build up. And so the future diminishes.

Shrinks.

He carves down the size of his journey. He even turns around and tracks backward, revisiting the places he has already inhabited.

What will he find? Basically, what he already knows.

He becomes like the painter who repeats the same theme over and over.

Whereas the blank canvas actually stands for unlimited open space, unlimited possibility.


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In the arena of The Group, we see all manner of problems presented along with their solutions. Replace the free market with government control. Conduct a religious revival to wean populations away from their consumerist addictions. Eliminate money altogether, in favor a more “equitable” plan. Provide monetary compensation for every group who has ever been wronged in the past. Achieve better education by reducing it to a Pavlovian series of stimuli and responses. Track and observe every human, 24/7, in order to curb anti-social behavior. Hook all brains up to a super-computer which has trillions of important data. Genetically alter humans, to make them more talented and healthy. And so on.

Each and every solution winds around and ends up against a brick wall, where the outcome is worse than the original dilemma, where suffering is compounded.

If only we were smarter. If only we were more ingenious. If only we had a better plan. But no, I’m afraid that isn’t the difficulty. The difficulty stems from considering humans as groups in the first place.

The secret to the labyrinth is at the beginning, where the individual surrendered to the idea of the group. It was all downhill from there.

As the future of society plays out over the next few hundred years, there will be a return to the individual.

And then he will decide what happens next.

He will decide whether he should remove the filter, through which he sees all remedies as collective and mass remedies.

He will decide whether to breathe life back into his infinite imagination.

He will decide whether to take his own power as seriously as he now takes centralized spirituality.

But why wait for hundreds of years to pass? Why not now?

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 NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

4 comments on “Maps of consciousness, ancient Tibet, and a new psychology

  1. Michael Burns says:

    “If you truly wanted to gain insight into the basis of a person’s problems, you would find it in an area of his imagination where he stored all those things he considered impossible.” -JR

    This wonderful thought has rolled around in me for quite some time now, the impossible versus the possible. The “I can’t”, squelched finally by the “I will”.

    “Mainline psychology considers the individual as having key relationships, and seeks to strengthen, repair, and normalize them.” -JR

    I am sure you don’t mean this…do you? I have found for the most part that psychology is detrimental and inconsiderate of the individual. The individual needs correcting. Repairing and normalizing him, is gained by making him a medicated mendicant worthy only of group therapy which inculcates brings him back to the fold or forever sends him to the outer bounds of the lunatic fringe with his multitude of labels and disorders.

    This synchronicity of the microcosm of me to your macrocosmic intent for this piece; or am I wrong. Are you telepathic? Or is a good voice both; one that speaks to the individual, and to the collective at the same time.

    You have gotten too far inside of me, and I am left shaken sometimes, in my usually familiar settings, at how close these articles come to my present state. I feel at this moment like the whole world waits for some decision that I might make. Balancing on an edge of an apocalypse or a new beginning. I am both overwhelmed by it, and embarrassed at such egotism in my self.

    Too many times I have noticed how right you are, and I wonder: How does he know these things? How can he. I know you are authentic. I look so closely for your fatal flaw. Not because I am a pessimist but because, I have been so gullible in the past, and loath being deceived now.

    The notion of Shiva visiting as a beggar flits through my mind. And I wonder what holiness lies within me, awaiting discovery,  without being self aggrandized, and in the same space, without any false modesty.

    If anything I have always be victimized by the duality of the thing we call reality. And yet I am repulsed by the idea of the one, and singular that I am to adapt too.

    I am moving ever so carefully and slowly into a new space, an undiscovered space, that could be argued as existing already, awaiting discovery and not yet having been created by me as yet. But waiting my brush, or my words or a song. And I think of such things as within the context of,  no bounderary, fearless, intentional, vast and full of energy. Prolific and what one may call as a final freedom…at last.  A falling away of metaphorical chains and metal things. And the finding at last me…once again.

    The world has become such a caricature for me. Surrounded by loony tunes acting out their programming. Knee-jerking and twerking to the cultural junk flavour of month. Sometimes I find it unbearably lonely, except for what I read from this website and my own excursions through a literary wasteland for a morsel or two of something real. Nothing is new anymore, except for the recycling of the recycled…endlessly the same messages. Star-wars 2016 redux…blah.

    2016 will be the year of my rebirth. The creation of a new being.

    Thanks for the words, here’s some for you.

    FOX NIGHT MAN

    I saw the fox the other night on my preambling…

    I was declaring the preparation of my manifesto to the wind.

    He was grey and silver, in his winter suit.

    Summer auburn black back in a den.

    A puff of smoke came outta his mouth.

    “Hey” I said, “Long time, no see.”

    He stopped and looked and said,

    “You sold the convent!…you homeless now?…

    were I am gonna get kittens when I need a midnight snack.

    That was a good place to hide out, your place.  You’re the only one in this town that I can trust.”

    “Fox!…I got a new place now. I’m  out at far edge of town. Close to the owls. Your welcome there… maybe I’ll even get you a kitten if you show up not too late.”

    He sat down on the road, and we both were caught in the other’s gaze.

    He looked up above his head.

    And there was the hunter, with his head full of Betelgeuse.

    And the jeweled night, cold and clarity…and the fox and the man.

    And a moment, a long and extended moment in the eternity of it all.

  2. spiritcalls says:

    Psychology is for the exoteric man as is Transpersonal Pscychology for the esoteric man.

    The “All” is at the same time a “Monad” as it is the essential “Trinity” …

    There is no greater number than One and it will only be truly known through the Three.

    The UNIverse contains all possible Multiverses, it is both as simple as it can be while at the same time holding ultimate complexity as potential. There is no such thing as Chaos, that being only unrecognized Order.

    The World works (for the controlling Elite) through the intentional distortion of the “Controllers” who pollute the Hegelian Dialectic into “their” trinity where they attempt to hide as The Puppet Master pulling the strings of those (us) who have been “Divided” (against each other) for the Conquest and Control of.

    We are their “Duality”, the contrived Positive (+) and the contrived Negative (-) UNDER their “perverted” Equality (=).

    That being the exoteric relationship of Duality (+/-) where the (=) (Synergy) is “hidden” as best that they can maintain.

    The Esoteric is (+=-) where the = is the Spirit of GOD (not God nor gods) and we peoples, and everything else make up the natural (and thus necessary) Equals YET Opposites of Duality UNITized via Spirit (=) in between the relative Positives (+) AND Negatives (-) each of which are needed to make up the whole.

    (+=-)>(+/-) IMnsHO and E.

  3. There are many consistencies in reports of Mantis and Zeta extra-terrestrial “abductions”. Children, in particular, are made (encouraged) to play a mathematical game with their minds. These strange hosts have technologies or techniques that distinguish the numerous frequencies of brainwaves by dazzling coloured hues. The kids have to manage the waves and integrate with each other. By adulthood, accounts state, they become so proficient they create grand, shimmering symphonies of light.

    I thought you might like to hear that, Jon.

    Best
    OT

  4. Danica says:

    Thank you for writing such truthful real info that is easy to read and understand! You are amazing! Thank you! Danica

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