25 quotes on the power of imagination

by Jon Rappoport

September 11, 2018

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I wrote these notes after releasing my second collection, Exit From The Matrix. This collection contains over 50 imagination exercises I designed to increase an individual’s creative power:

“With imagination, one can solve a problem. More importantly, one can skip ahead of the problem and render it null and void.”

“Imagination isn’t a system. It might invent systems, but it is non-material. It’s a capacity. It feels no compulsion to imitate reality. It makes realities. Its scope is limited only by a person’s imagining of how far imagination can go.”

“It’s interesting to remember an earlier time when you had more imagination at your disposal. You might find an array of feelings you appreciate more than the feelings you’re feeling now. You might realize imagination stimulated those feelings and brought them into view.”

“Consciousness wants to create new consciousness, and it can. Imagination is how it does it. If there were some ultimate state of consciousness, imagination would always be able to play another card and take it further.”

“If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we’ve flattered reality enough. It doesn’t need any more. Reality needs a massive injection of imagination.”

“Imagination can be used to invent a better shade of nail polish or a universe. In a society devoted to nail polish, imagination is not to blame.”

“Imagination has extraordinary equanimity. It is just as happy to entertain and embody two conflicting realities as it is to spool out one uniform reality.”

“You can create the same thing over and over, and eventually you’ll be about as alive as a table. Inject imagination into the mix, and everything suddenly changes. You can go anywhere you want to.”

“The lowest common denominator of consensus implies an absence of imagination. Everyone agrees; everyone is bored; everyone is obedient. On the opposite end of the spectrum, there are massive floods of unique individual creation, and that sought-after thing called abundance is as natural as the sun rising in the morning.”

“There are those who believe life is a museum. You walk through the rooms, find one painting, stroll into it and take up permanent residence. But the museum is endless. And if you were a painter, you’d never decide to live inside one of your canvases forever. You’d keep on painting.”

“The relentless and obsessive search for all those things on which we can agree is a confession of bankruptcy. Instead, build one new thing.”

“We re-learn to live through and by imagination, and then we enter and invent new space and time. But space and time aren’t the superior forces. They operate and come into being at the tap of imagination.”

“There are a billion murals on a billion walls, and the person chooses one and falls down before it and devotes himself to it. He spends a thousand years trying to decipher it. So be it. Eventually, he’ll wind his way out of the labyrinth. Then he’ll enter another labyrinth and undergo the same process. He’ll do this on and on and on, and finally he’ll see that he can imagine his own labyrinth. So he does. He invents many labyrinths. Then one day, it’ll occur to him that he can imagine whatever he wants to. It doesn’t have to be labyrinth.”

“I’m not breaking a system into parts. I’m not trying to teach a person how to tie his shoes. I’m talking about the proliferation of endless new worlds, not seen through a porthole, but imagined and invented.”

“The EXPRESSION of imagination is the key. Instead of thoughts circling around aimlessly, you have projection out into the world. You make something that has never been made before.”

“Imagination is larger than any universe. It needs no sanction from the world or from other worlds. It is not some secret form of physics. It is not religion. It is not cosmology. It is not any one picture of anything. It’s what you invent.”

“The deployment of imagination unlocks hidden energies. A power, sought after and never found in other endeavors, appears.”

“A metaphor for imagination might be warp drive. You skip ahead in space by huge leaps. It’s not 1,2,3; it’s 1,2, and then suddenly four thousand. You’re not working by serial cause and effect.”


Exit From the Matrix

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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 “25 quotes on the power of imagination

  1. Michael Burns says:

    Imagination — and so I project out into the world — imagine the end of the Internet. Turn on the computer; hit the internet browsing button, and voila’, blue screen of death or black screen.

    The war is lost, and maybe that’s a good thing. Those who cared fought hard, but it is done. It’s over..caputo!

    The War: the Internet and its owners.

    The Internet is a constant war —  owned and is rightly the property of the controllers. I am not sure who that is, but its their property. I know that for sure. It belongs to them, and private property is private property. It wasn’t really what you thought it was..even though you have your own Webpage, or WordPress, or FacePage. Your own Twitter or YouTube channel, it does not belong to you. Like your house, you will always be paying taxes on it.

    You thought, it was open and free, wonderful and filled with every intellectual experience you could ever dream of and more. It is a distraction from your life. It is a disease to a lot of people. It is a sickness that is growing in us as the human species. It is a weapon for the corporations and government to gain greater knowledge of you and your family life. It is a big lie, really. Morsel of truth abide it, but for the most part it is an assault and insult on everything that you call yourself. You are being lost inside it, homogenized into some internet version of yourself.

    It has broken down to the lowest common denominators — why is it necessary to have no friends in the town that you live in, but you have 3021 Facebook friends. The whole point of the thing is to take away your freedom to be you, and replace it with some idiot who clicks a thumbs up button, and wishes for everyone to know the most boring details of a pathetic life. That really should not be lived. In fact, that person should kill themselves right this second, they are way past any semblance of a life.

    The best thing that can happen is that the Internet burns down. A great big, hot, toxic mess burning for a week and half. Like a mountain of old tires…black oiley smoke against the sky.

    The technology, the idea of it as a consciousness is good to certain aspect and that idea has evolved in minds, and the old internet model does not serve that purpose anymore. Its far too easy to be CONTOLLED, or bugged or glitched, virused, corrupted, abused. The Internet has been weaponized.

    Now it needs to have a big finale, a party so all of us can cheer, and toss into the big bonfire, all the shiite, and hatred and fakery that sticks to us like burrs on a dog. The power to educate oneself is enormous but, every single piece of quality information is being sought out and obfuscated to another’s whim.

    Now you might say, “Michael, have you been smoking some of that new genetically modified loco weed?” No I haven’t, I have thought about this for quite a while now and I convinced the Internet is not a good thing anymore. It is a bad thing for you, and kills everything that is of value inside of you. Everything that was individual in you. Like a incubus it draws out the goodness, and replaces it with cynicism, negativity — it is debauching the lives of seven-year olds.

    You, don’t go over and visit and have coffee with your friend anymore, and if, on some rare occasion you do, you bring the internet with you, in the form of your little smart phone, or device. Eventually during your conversation, someone has a need to Google, or the conversation goes into a lull and the conversationalists pick up their perspective phones and start checking their messages. When did life become, about your messages.

    You values are changing and you are not making sense anymore, the cognitive dissonance in your mind is making you believe that you are going insane, and you are going insane…

    You mind was designed by nature and this new-found method of information gathering is making it bonkers. The mind needs the hands to touch, not to be convinced through other methods that touch was experienced.

    The Internet is twenty years old and way past its shelf life — look at it rationally. Do you drive around in a twenty year old car? How old is you phone? Is your toaster twenty years old — how old is your wif…well that wasn’t a good example.  

    There are kids out there, young children, watching porn all day long on the internet —  on this twenty year old piece of crap. There are snuff videos on YouTube..when you think about it, we are heading for a mass shooting, in different places, every minute of every hour of every day. People are manufacturing news for their news shows. Their need for the now extended fifteen minutes of fame, is making them do the most outrageous, and inhuman things, to gain popularity. The internet is nurturing a generation of narcissists. It is teaching children how to be hitmen.

    It is done, its finito. It is all over, and what can be done — I suggest, burn it to the ground, first. The whole thing in flames.

    And what is next, well, as my friend says above…

    “You can create the same thing over and over, and eventually you’ll be about as alive as a table. Inject imagination into the mix, and everything suddenly changes. You can go anywhere you want to.”

    So the old internet is broken beyond repair, it’s far too easy to control, censor, suppress, corrupt, bias, brainwash, propagandize…the list goes on.

    Many of the websites that I frequent, because of the latest censorship have started to find alternative ways to the old internet ways.

    One can go over there and create their own Internet, local internet, personal internet, or turn it off completely and get back to a real life.

  2. Keanu says:

    I love these interesting quotes, and I love the idea of Imagination. Imagination expands and doesn’t remain stationary. It is ever changing, and the antidote to sheer boredom. Its a tool that gives the Individual creative potential. It gives the creative potential to make realities, new worlds and universes.

    Without Imagination, reality becomes a dull, vague system of endless cycles of the same thing, over and over again. It is irony that the creative and imaginative Indidivual is seen as “insane” while the one without is as “smart” in the eyes of the unconscious. The conscious and aware on the other hand, knows what is true and right for the Individual.

    Without Imagination, what creative potential could there be? The potential of a collective mind where everyone must agree and accept the reality of the master mind or as a whole? What if there are those who do not want that same reality as the others or the master? If there was ever a possibility that one can get out of that loop, then one can realize that the universe isn’t what it was widely believed. A whole new perception of reality kicks in, and Imagination takes its place, giving that very Individual a whole new meaning to the nature of existence. Creation has NO limits.

  3. Jane Mann says:

    Very well put.

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