A vaccine against magic

by Jon Rappoport

March 7, 2019

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“Imagination can produce a level of well-being that is bulletproof, in the sense that, no matter what happens in life, there is a back-up, there is something that can be created beyond the current crisis…” (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)

“When I use the word ‘magic’, I mean everything that can spring from imagination. Not the silly little things. The big things. The launching of entirely new realities that outdistance what society is producing. And setting a limit on what the individual can imagine and create, and how far he can go, is very much like promoting the idea that every human is ill and should be a medical patient all his life. It’s sheer propaganda that seeks the lowest common denominator, as a sales gimmick. In the case of imagination, we’re talking about the future of civilization and human life on the planet—whether it rises or falls, whether the population finally accepts the notion that every person is a victim and there is no way out…” (Notes on Exit From The Matrix, Jon Rappoport)

In the human psyche, from the moment a newborn baby emerges into the light of day, he/she has a desire for magic.

We are told this is an early fetish that fades away as the experience of the world sets in. As maturity evolves. As practical reality is better understood.

In most areas of psychology, sensible adjustment to practical reality is a great prize to be won by the patient. It marks the passage from child to adult. It is hailed as a therapeutic triumph.

In truth, the desire for magic never goes away, and the longer it is buried, the greater the price a person pays.

A vaccine against a disease can mask the visible signs of that disease, but under the surface, the immune system may be carrying on a low-level chronic war against toxic elements of the vaccine. And the effects of the war can manifest in odd forms.

So it is with an inoculation of reality aimed at suppressing magic.

One of the byproducts of the “reality shot” is depression.

The person feels cut off from the very feeling and urge he once considered a hallmark of life. Therefore, chronic sadness. Of course, one explains that sadness in a variety of ways, none of which gets to the heart of the matter.

It is assumed that so-called primitive cultures placed magic front and center simply because “they couldn’t do better.” They didn’t have science, and they couldn’t formulate a “true and rational” religion with a church and monks and collection plate and a European choir and an array of pedophiles.

Historically, the impulse for magic had to be defamed and reduced and discredited. Why? Obviously, because the Westerners who were poking through ancient cultures had already discredited magic in themselves—they had put it on a dusty shelf in a room in a cellar beyond the reach of their own memory. But they couldn’t leave it alone. They had to keep worrying it, scratching it, and so they journeyed thousands of miles to find it somewhere else—and then they scoffed at it and tried to crush it.

And we wonder why, under the banner of organized religion, there has been so much killing. At a deep level, the adherents know they’ve sold their souls and they’re depressed, angry, resentful, remorseful, and they want to assuage and expiate their guilt through violence.

But the urge for magic is forever.

And yet the charade goes on. While paying homage and lip service to ordinary practical reality seasoned with a bit of fairy-tale organized religion, people actually want to change reality, they want to reveal their latent power, they want to create realities that, by conventional standards, are deemed impossible.

They want to find and use their own magic.

In our modern culture, we’re taught that everything is learned as a system. That, you could say, is the underlying assumption of education. It has far-reaching consequences. It leads to the systematizing of the mind. The mind is shaped to accommodate this premise.

“If I want to know something, I have to learn it. Somebody has to teach it to me. They will teach it as a system. I will learn the system. I will elevate the very notion of systems. Everything will be a system.”

In the long run, that gets you a lump of coal in a sock, a spiritual cardboard box to live in.

The intellectual enrolls at Harvard, he studies anthropology for six years, he flies to a jungle in South America, he digs up remnants of a lost culture, he infers they performed arcane ceremonies six times a week, he writes monographs—and he concludes they were a very picturesque society with fascinating customs and totems, and their brand of magic can best be understood as an inevitable consequence of their matriarchal organization, which itself was an accommodation to rainfall levels.

Back home, the anthropologist takes two Paxil and goes off to teach a class on the meaning of ancient eyebrow trimming in Tierra del Fuego.

Systems are wonderful things. They produce results. They take us into technological triumphs. They help us become more rational. But when they are overdone, when the mind itself becomes shaped like a system, it reaches a dead-end. Then the mind works against the unquenchable desire for magic. Then society is organized as a tighter and tighter system and turns into a madhouse.

And then people say, “Maybe machines can actually think and choose and decide. Maybe machines are alive. What would happen if we grafted computers on to our brains? It might be wonderful.”

People move in this direction after their own minds have been shaped, like putty, into systems. They don’t see much difference between themselves and machines.

The desire for magic in every individual is squelched. So the first order of business is the restoration of imagination, from which all magic flows. Imagination is sitting there, always ready, waiting.

Imagination is saying, “The mind has been shaped into a system? I can undo that. I can liberate the mind and make it into an adventurous vessel. I can provide untold amounts of new energy.”

Life is waiting for imagination to revolutionize it down to its core.

Since imagination is a wild card that technocrats can’t absorb in their systems, they pretend it a faculty produced by the action of atoms in the brain. They pretend it is a delusion that can be explained by demonstrating, for example, that a machine can turn out paintings. Or poems.

“You see? We don’t need humans to make art. Computers can do just as well. Imagination isn’t mysterious at all.”

Technocracy and transhumanism flow from the concept that the human being is just another machine. And any machine can be made to operate more efficiently.

Meanwhile, imagination waits. It never vanishes. It stands by, just in case an individual decides to live a life that overflows with creative power.


Exit From the Matrix

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


If my work in this area has any organized precedent, it is ancient Tibet where, 1500 years ago, before the priests took over with their interminable spiritual baggage of ritual, practitioners engaged in exercises that engaged imagination to the hilt.

This was not about ultimate worship. This was not about some deep substrate in the Universe that one could plug into, to guide his actions and thought. It was about liberating the individual from systems. It was about endless creation.

The first teachers of this Way came from India, where they had been pushed out of the academies of orthodox religious instruction. They were rebels. They had offloaded the metaphysical labyrinths of control. They were, in a sense, artists. Artists of reality.

They were brilliant riverboat gamblers, and in Tibet, for a time, they found a home.

They found students who, as now, were tired of the preaching designed to make humans into sophisticated mind-machines.

These people wanted more. They wanted to awaken their own imaginations and exceed the illusory boundaries of one space and one time.

They wanted magic.

Despite every cynical ploy, that desire is still alive.

Here are several quotes from an introduction to my collection, Exit From The Matrix:

“Magic as a natural outcome of imagination has NOTHING to do with secret societies and their criminal operations and rituals. These secret societies are bent on imposing masters-and-slaves as their ultimate structure. That’s all they have. That’s their limit.”

“Magic is, for example, the invention of new ideas. These ideas prompt the individual to make a sharp turn and invent his future in a way that is far closer to his heart’s desire.”

“To make a literary comparison, magic is more poetry and less prose. Magic makes consciousness more alive.”

“Magic, which is ultimately imagination, lets a person know he doesn’t have a particular place where he should be. That’s a piece of nonsense and deception. ‘You have your place.’ No. ‘The universe is telling you that you have a particular place.’ When you examine that statement closely, it turns out that someone is using an idea of ‘universe’ to impose a limit and a freeze…”

“The idea that magic is ultimately imagination makes no sense to people who already have a shrunken notion of imagination. They abandoned their imagination long ago, because they couldn’t find a consensus for it. They were looking in the wrong place. They should have been looking at artists.”

“Crazy artists. Yes. The people who find it quite natural to invent realities that aren’t already existing. The people who exercise that non-crazy impulse in every field of endeavor.”

“When a person begins to realize that the new realities he can invent are much larger and more far-reaching than he previously considered, he has dipped his foot in the ocean of magic.”

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.

17 comments on “A vaccine against magic

  1. swo8 says:

    Hi Jon, have you heard of Dr. Paul Thomas of Integrated Paediatrics in Portland Oregon ? I like his take on vaccines.
    Leslie

  2. artemisix says:

    The singular problem with the abrahamics is they are EXCLUSIVE. whereas other pagan types are INCLUSIVE. This allows for the developement of the individual, further into adulthood. You can question, you can find your own way, no 2 way are the same. Obedience is not the order of the day, nor even belief. Just awe of the natural world. Respect for it. And the old heathen ways have a full compliment of the archetypes, which is psychologically helpful to many in differentiation. It seems to me the abrahamics are repressive of the individual, you could even say, an enslavement of it. The old ways are the opposite.
    Magic is allowed….

  3. “… the notion that every person is a victim and there is no way out …”.

    Yes that is the clarion call being blasted out at deafening volume on the speakers of the “Mental Health” bully boys. The mantra is “can’t, can’t, can’t” … “You can’t become a musician”, “You can’t buy your own house”, “You can’t solve trauma”.

    There’s no such word as “can’t” as my teachers used to say.

    Rather than looking to concepts like The Phoenix we have these automatons proclaiming their vacuous, pitiful, philosophy. The height of irony in a Universe that is a singular creative act. The original creative act. Yet all we get is this monstrous suffocating negativity from these malicious psychiatrists, the agents of the world view you describe so well. It’s the Dark Side and in fact it’s Star Wars that comes closest to describing what this evil really is.

  4. pdxdragonfly says:

    Thank you for saying out loud what many of us artists were unable or reluctant to say out loud.

  5. SM says:

    Wonderful words Jon, the awakened imagination is like being born again.

  6. Michael Burns says:

    “The launching of entirely new realities that outdistance what society is producing.”

    That is not a completely good thing in the wrong hands. And society is not a bad thing. And “outdistance” society? I think you fail to realize how large that statement is…this society was not born yesterday. It is the striving of millions and millions of ‘individuals’ over the course of some eight thousand years or so. Across all states of human endeavour…

    This society, this democracy, and its reality is an organic thing! It is a living thing.

    “In the human psyche, from the moment a newborn baby emerges into the light of day, he/she has a desire for magic.”

    No, the desire is shelter and to thrive and a foremost bonding to the mother on a highly complex and sophisticated level. The idea of magic, and a desire for it is established long after the baby matures, to a state of a toddler and starts to form the cognition for individualism. Individualism is the first state of being…babys don’t stop gestating the minute they leave the womb. That is only the beginning. The process lasts the whole life continuously evolving throughout those three score and ten years. Maturation is a continuing process through that humans life.

    “In most areas of psychology, sensible adjustment to practical reality is a great prize to be won by the patient.”

    You speak as if that is a bad thing…it isn’t. Finding peace and centeredness is by no means a loss of the individual. 

    “In truth, the desire for magic never goes away, […]”

    I find this misleading, as the common understanding of magic is misinterpreted. Why don’t use the correct form of what you mean, which is to ‘iMAGIne’. Magic is unavailable to the neophyte, it is acquired after a long period of study and discipline. And is usually ignored as the process is about something else…

    “A vaccine against a disease can mask the visible signs of that disease, but under the surface, the immune system may be carrying on a low-level chronic war against toxic elements of the vaccine. And the effects of the war can manifest in odd forms.”

    Misleading again…here you are fighting two personal political battles on the same front.

    Anyone who has read your work would know your fight against vaccination and specifically its suppression of physical immunity. which has no busy, and is of no consequence to the working imagination of an individual’s mind. Imagination is what you are, what you see through your eyes everyday, and everyday are your imaginations of the world. The translating of EMF frequencies into a tangible image, conceivable in your mind as reality. ‘IT’, can never be shut down. Certainly not with a shot in the arm, imagination finds a way through all……….

    “One of the byproducts of the “reality shot” is depression.”

    Again misleading, numbers of things cause depression — things closer to home are more likely to cause depression, as in the simplest answer is closer to the truth — diet, self-image, environment and a host of others can lead to depression and generally imaginations and the workings of imagination can cause depression as well.

    “It is assumed that so-called primitive cultures placed magic front and center simply because “they couldn’t do better.” They didn’t have science, and they couldn’t formulate a “true and rational” religion with a church and monks and collection plate and a European choir and an array of pedophiles.”

    Misleading again. Socialist nonsense…and extremely unfair. 

    What you proclaim as magic in most cases was superstition and a brutal priest class elite, who ran cultures by eating babies, or throwing them in a pit of fire and burning individuals.

    Of the 500,000 priests that serve the catholic community worldwide, roughly 5000 are pedophiles. Terrible as that maybe…it still leaves 495,000 priests who perform baptisms, marriages, feed the hungry and give rest to the tormented. Supply sanctuary and give host to forgiveness and absolution from sin. Whither that happens or not, it does give peace, when peace is needed.

    26% of the world’s health services and hospitals are run by the catholic church. 

    The largest independent educator, on the planet besides government — in universities colleges and schools is the catholic church. But hell, lets burn it all down and start over right (sic) 

    “And we wonder why, under the banner of organized religion, there has been so much killing.”

    Really…stop it, you are throwing gasoline on a unwarranted fire. And I find just as much killing performed by primitive culture. In a period of a few days the Mayans beheaded and ensanguined and tore the heart out of ten thousand lonely individuals upon the simply commemoration of a single solitary mayan temple.

    Primitive culture have made themselves extinct in process of cannibalism and brain eating to size up their misgivings and physical foible and that took generations upon generations to accomplished.

    You mislead for the most part on this I can’t agree with you and am surprise that you would use your past words in this way. 

    “Meanwhile, imagination waits. It never vanishes. It stands by, just in case an individual decides to live a life that overflows with creative power.”

    Terribly misleading, imagination never waits, it never stands by, you are imagination, you life at present reading this comment is imagining, and turning symbols on a page it definitions, and into likely emotions or concepts. Painting pictures and images in your complex and greatly imaginative mind.

    Your are selling ice to eskimoes!!!!!

    Shame on you old man. I don’t think I like you anymore. When did you start lying for a living…maybe its me that has been blind to you…

    • SM says:

      I enjoyed your post however I will correct you on the section regarding the Mayan. You approach this from with Western preconceptions. The Mayan sacrifices were an ecstatic celebration with full participation from the whole society including those being sacrificed. At the time psylocybin mushrooms were a central part of their religion and these produce an intense feeling of connection to the ‘godhead’ and can induce a deep desire to be reconnected. This is probably why psylocybin is so effective in hospice care for late stage cancer sufferers as it removes all fear of death.

      Also, Christianity at its core is a Gnostic system – Catholicism is a control mechanism designed to police who has access to this knowledge. If you read the parts where Jesus rails against the scribes and the pharisees, what he is attacking is the way this knowledge is denied to everyone but their inner circle. This is exactly what the Catholic church is guilty of.

      When Jesus says “The Kingdom of heaven is within you”, he is being literal. ‘The Messiah’ is awakened imagination that brings you to the father which is God and Heaven at the same time. This is the trinity, which is a circle and one thing, at the same time. The New Testament is an externalization of an internal process and that is the secret heart of both Jewish mysticism and Catholic mysticism. It is a secret that both would deny to their adherents.

    • Greg C. says:

      When it comes to history, sociology, and human relations, facts are mere building blocks for models – they can be rearranged, reinterpreted, ignored as unimportant, or put forth as supremely important. They have no meaning except through what the model building, the explainer, gives them.

      I noticed several years ago that the more I looked for objective facts and principles to believe in and live by, the angrier I got that other people couldn’t see what was so obviously true. Then I saw that my anger was not doing me or anyone else any good, and so I started questioning my assumptions, and finally let go of them.

      There really is no need to expound on what is wrong with the world because suffering is inevitable, and coming up with theories to explain who is responsible for it does nothing to change things overall. Even when one thinks the battle has been won, evil will continue on a different front. The most we can do is take on responsibility in our own sphere … rather than assigning oneself the task to be a critic of civilization in general, to get into the habit of assigning oneself tasks that can be accomplished, and deciding which tasks are best by imagining what next week or next year would look like once the task was successfully completed.

      The impatient person will vent his spleen and think that is the end of his responsibility. The patient person gets up each day, thinks about what worked well yesterday, and tries to improve on that a little bit. Then new possibilities open up. His responsibility is not to explain himself or the world, to believe this or that, but to get into the world and engage with it in action.

      So I keep coming back to reading Jon’s blog, because lacking a rigid belief system, a fixed model of reality, I find that imagination is essential. It is only through imagination that I can know what to do next. It allows me to redirect myself when necessary, rather than clinging to judgmental ideas about myself or others.

      Jon, your words are always inspiring and helpful to me. When I run into obstacles that seem like immovable objects, I learned to reach into my imagination to see the problem from different vantage points, rather than fixating on one. It works! I am successfully restarting my career that I left years ago, at an age when most people would say is hopeless. I am finding that the world needs me, needs my imagination to solve problems and get things done. What a huge discovery for me! No longer do I look at past rejections and project them onto the present as the inevitable reality that I face. Reality is truly malleable with the techniques that you describe.

      • Michael Burns says:

        “When it comes to history, sociology, and human relations, facts are mere building blocks for models […]”

        Models are imitations, representations, facts on the other hand speak to specifics as the most truthful knowledge at the time that one can have of a concept or a thing. They are not simply building blocs…

        “I noticed several years ago that the more I looked for objective facts and principles to believe in and live by, the angrier I got that other people couldn’t see what was so obviously true.

        It seems to me, you are searching for belief rather than education.

        ” […] next week or next year would look like once the task was successfully completed.”

        It is hard enough living in this second, this day, let alone next week or next year…thinking in such ways I have found serves nothing but a daydream.

        “His responsibility is not to explain himself or the world, to believe this or that, but to get into the world and engage with it in action.”

        Not so — we live in different world than our past, some live within the confines of the Internet, some live within the confines of their own mind. Why do you think the world is that important, that it must be engaged by action. that it must be addressed at all?

        I tire with this line of reasoning…

        “Reality is truly malleable with the techniques that you describe.”

        It has always has been, one does not need technique to understand that, it is a given…you imagine, wither you want to or not!

        • Greg C. says:

          “I tire with this line of reasoning …”

          Who said it was reasoning?

          “Why do you think the world is that important, that it must be engaged by action. that it must be addressed at all?”

          Because the alternative is to live like a brain in a jar – just cogitating all the time. Action defines being – Descartes had it wrong. “I think therefore I am” is a justification for passivity.

          Education has trained modern people to be inactive – sitting in a classroom all day, thinking, not doing. It has created a new kind of person, capable only of reacting to messages delivered by the media.

          • Michael Burns says:

            “Who said it was reasoning?”

            Correct me if I am wrong, but you engaged me, via my comment.

            Why are you even blatherings…if it is not reasoning, then tell me what it is that you doing…dog piling like the rest.

            Then you go on to say…

            “Why do you think the world is that important, that it must be engaged by action. that it must be addressed at all?”

            Is this not reason asking for a response to your closed mindedness of the world and taking action in it.?

            “Education has trained modern people to be inactive. […]”

            Education is what brings us to action, a mind that is armed with a knowledge is something to behold.

            • Greg C. says:

              Michael, you contradict yourself all over the place, so it is clear you just want to quibble with people, that you really don’t have a position on anything. You say education is great because it brings us to action, yet you deny that being engaged by action is a good thing. You defend reason, but your words are unreasonable.

      • Larry says:

        “I noticed several years ago that the more I looked for objective facts and principles to believe in and live by, the angrier I got that other people couldn’t see what was so obviously true. Then I saw that my anger was not doing me or anyone else any good, and so I started questioning my assumptions, and finally let go of them.”

        I think I am finally letting go of some of my anger also, Greg – a guy can spin his wheels for only so long before he begins to burn out.
        ( I do reserve the right, however, to pull it out of my quiver when necessary!) 😉

        Also, regarding your praise of Jon’s unique methodologies and perspectives…HEAR, HEAR!

  7. From Quebec says:

    Do not worry too much, their stupid vaccines never work.

  8. jacobite2015 says:

    @ Leslie
    +1

    I first heard of Dr. Thomas when he was a guest with George Noory on Coast to Coast AM a few weeks ago. I thought: Wow!…this a practicing pediatrician who’s not mind-controlled by the CDC and isn’t afraid to step outside the box. He talks about the risks of vaccines, the importance of a healthy immune system to fight off viruses and even goes into detail on the Thompson-CDC fraud case.

    He’s pro-choice and says he honors & respects informed consent. And that’s the way it should be; pro-choice! We don’t need the “pro-vax tyrants” of the medical system coercing people into taking vaccines with aggressive tactics such as fearmongering, guilt trips & threats of being dropped from the doctor’s practice if you don’t comply.

    Here’s a really good couple of videos by Dr. Thomas (I wonder how long they’ll stay on YouTube before the pro-vax tyrants try to get them removed?).

    The first video is about the fearmongering with the recent measels outbreak in Washington last month, the MMR vaccine and the Thompson case. The second one talks about the vaccine-autism link and more on Thompson.

    https://youtu.be /Q7jtkB5QhBU

    https://youtu.be /ddCNIhN3TT4

  9. JB says:

    “It is from us that the all-engulfing terror proceeds. We have in our service persons of all opinions, of all doctrines, restorating monarchists, demagogues, socialists, communists, and utopian dreamers of every kind. We have harnessed them all to the task: each one of them on his own account is boring away at the last remnants of authority, is striving to overthrow all established form of order. By these acts all States are in torture; they exhort to tranquility, are ready to sacrifice everything for peace: but we will not give them peace until they openly acknowledge our international Super-Government, and with submissiveness.” Protocols 9.4

    • Michael Burns says:

      “Active measures” bullshit….get you head out of you ass and stop smelling sulphur. This is clearly black propaganda brought together under Andropovs time to assault the jew. Distinctly fifth directive nonsense. It can be proven.
      Admit it you hate jews and use this bullshit to support your argument.

      There is much more evidence to suggest that no one is in control, and that chaos runs afoul…

      YURI ANDROPOV  — Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet; 4th Chairman of the Committee for State Security (KGB); General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union; inventor and creator of the fifth directive :-

      “[…] a billion adversaries could inflict far greater damage on America than could a few millions. We needed to instill a Nazi-style hatred for the Jews throughout the Islamic world, and to turn this weapon of the emotions into a terrorist bloodbath against Israel and its main supporter, the United States”

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