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Lets take a look at the definition of Religion: a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny, the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a god or gods, a pursuit of a belief or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance. I just summarize it by saying it is anything outside of you that you let control your mind. Those of you who know me know I am not against being spiritual. Spirituality is figuring out the truth of reality and trying to grasp it. Trying to find the truth of the universe, nature and ourselves and bringing it all together.
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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.”
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Loneliness is the number one reason people decide Magic is not for them. They think that being around people is the cure for loneliness. There are so many people today who have not even heard of real Magic and they are lonely. With Seven billion people on the planet today, why do people feel so damn lonely? The last thing you need is the company of a bunch of walking zombies. Loneliness is from on inner emptiness. You have not met your true self yet.
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I have received several emails telling me I’m to hard on the masses. Am I? If I am too hard the masses it is because conformity deadens the human spirit. Conformity is the imitation of behaviors, beliefs and values that are considered socially acceptable. The trap that most fall into is they reject things out of the desire to just be ‘different’. So they accept something from yet another external source to be part of a different group. The leaders of this world have successfully put people into to groups where they think they are alike. The human race has become different groups of domesticated mammals. That is the definition of a Herd.
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This world has a lot of what I call Pretenders. A Pretender imitates the beliefs, behaviors and values of what is considered socially acceptable. They know they don’t belong in this world, but they have to pretend to be like everyone else. To not pretend is a lonely existence. This is the number one reason people turn away from Magic after they start, they don’t want to be lonely. Better to be a Pretender than be lonely. I don’t think I belong on this planet of madness either, but every one of us has a purpose and as long as you are pretending, you will never reach what you truly love.
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The Word …
About a year and a half ago I wrote a post titled The Word. In this post I stated that the written word was the reason we are a species with amnesia. Let’s just say it wasn’t welcomed readily by the patriarch left brain mind of this world. I’m not saying that we need to get rid of the written word, but I am saying that we need to let the children learn with their right brain too. Ever wonder why very intelligent people have to write everything down so they don’t forget it? They are in the masculine mind-set, whether they know it or not. I have come across an ancient text that backs my theory up. As a matter a fact, a very ancient god agrees with me.
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Crazy Horse dreamed and went into the world where there is nothing but the spirits of all things. That is the real world that is behind this one, and everything we see here is something like a shadow from that one
Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks
Modern man, I dutifully noted, is in search of a soul, and the age is an age of longing.
Theodore Roszak, Where the Wasteland Ends
Perhaps the reason some of us are feeling a sense of loss and longing is that we are, as Black Elk informs us, living in the shadow world. Our reality on this side may only be the fleeting ghosts of a place that is more real somewhere else. On this side we have broken our commitment to the earth and have unsouled ourselves from the wilderness. By the first century CE, the essayist Plutarch was asking, “Why is it that the gods are no longer speaking to us?”
For a long time now, we have been trying to create a new and different image of ourselves. It is an image where modern humanity is placed at the center of its own universe. We learn by observing, probing, experimenting, and finally dissecting and destroying the dynamic world we live within. From this, the modern mind started to develop a new reality for itself.
The collective reality in which we now reside does not take kindly to opposing perspectives. We have inherited an alienated consciousness that views the world as an outside entity – a world of objects that move in mechanical motion. This alienated consciousness has substituted the enchantment and mystery of living within a dynamic and animated world with a dream of the artificial, and ultimately the unreal. The modern landscape is now more scattered with administration than adventure. The central image of our modern age has been that of consumerism: the ability of the average person to buy the material goods they require in order to have a decent standard of living. A standard of living albeit promoted to us through our mainstream media and glamorous propaganda.
Only recently have some of us come to realize that consumerism has now become a contemporary form of crash therapy for unsatisfied people wanting to buy their way into happiness to escape from the very system they are simultaneously supporting. The easy acquisition of things has become more about trying to cover up anxiety as a substitute for contentment. Modern life, especially in the highly-developed West, is now rife with people parading their false selves in place of authenticity.
The modern history of the West has been about the removal of mystery, mind, and magic from the world around us. In the past there were realms of wilderness that existed outside of the social order, and each culture had these ‘wild zones’ where people danced with the little folk in the woods, undertook initiations in caves, circles, and hard-to-find corners. There were pagan rituals, crazy ecstasies, and unknown zones where primal energies were released. These were the places of wilderness, where dreamtime reigned, and clock-time was banned. And now these wild places are fewer and fewer as a new ‘reality order’ becomes the manifesto of the day. Now it is many of us who are feeling haunted. We have lost the presence of the ‘transcendent’ within our modern societies.
We must now recognize that something has happened – a break, a mutation, has occurred that has placed us in an ‘intermediate’ stage between eras. Modern life is being not so much rewritten as reconfigured. We are seeing odd things occurring in relation to time, speed, and distance. It’s as if right now the clock, and our sense of timing, is malfunctioning. This ahistorical period is out of time, until it resets itself. And here, the possibility of transcendence lingers like a phantasma.
We are in a time of carnivalesque distortion where ‘fast food’ is a parody of our normal food preparation and consumption; mediatized sport is a spectacle of its original form; and the music industry is one huge commercial carnival that mocks genuine creativity. In the pop music industry, the spectacle, the live show – the ‘carnival performance’ – is often more important than the actual merit of the song (even when the performer mimes, as they often do). We are in a different world right now – or at least a seemingly different reality.
In this new world of different relations, symbols, and meanings we have become unmoored from our harbors. We are talking about the fractal, the quantum, the molecular, the nano, the bots, artificial intelligence, and the singularity – yet we find we have no soulful connection with any of these terms or their significances. Perhaps we have entered a void-time.
By John Rappoport
Illiteracy leads to censorship
by Jon Rappoport
June 6, 2018
“…intellectual freedom is a deep-rooted tradition without which our characteristic western culture could only doubtfully exist. From that tradition many of our intellectuals are visibly turning away. They have accepted the principle that a book should be published or suppressed, praised or damned, not on its merits but according to political expediency. And others who do not actually hold this view assent to it from sheer cowardice.” (George Orwell, 1953)
When those who control public discourse, in a nation, see that they are losing to upstarts, that their flimsy ideas are being supplanted by much stronger ideas from these newcomers (who are actually traditionalists), the shocked controllers turn to the more direct strategy of censorship.
In terms of substance, and even popularity, the ministers of truth are losing; so they abandon reasoned discourse altogether. They desert this fertile, competitive, and…
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by John Rappaport
The blockbuster movie called Reality
by Jon Rappoport
There is always a certain amount of whining and remorse as one enters the theater to see the movie called Reality, after buying the ticket.
“Is this a good idea?” “Why did I do it?”
But you can already feel a merging sensation. The electromagnetic fields humming in the theater, even before the movie starts, are drawing you into the space.
Your perception of x dimensions is narrowing down to three.
You take your seat. You look at the note you’ve written to yourself, and you read it again:
“Don’t forget where you came from. Don’t forget this is just a movie. Don’t fall asleep. The serial time in the movie is an artifact. The binding feeling of sentimental sympathy is a trance-induction. It’s the glue that holds the movie fixed in your mind.”
“The movie will induce nostalgia for a past…
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