Letter Nov 16, 2016 (updated Dec 23, 2016)
I like journalist Jon’s Rappoport’s breaking news and investigation. Apparently however, he is not grounded with Earth. “No limits?”
The dominant culture is so pervasive.
This is sad. He is an elder now and still not respecting limits?
When I say that we each should respect borders and boundaries, perhaps the reader might think I am talking about nations, or tribes or the self, but nature also has borders and boundaries. Nature is not the “limitless universe.” Nature is the context where each of us happen to be right now, and where we happen to be is limited.
I don’t walk on two trails at same time, I just walk on one, and that trail has limits. I am not speaking of a metaphorical trail, I am talking about a dirt path through the plants, something some people may not have ever experienced.
I don’t even like the word Universe anymore. I like “multi-verse” and that means we have to take responsibility for our verse and not assume we know every other verse, which no one knows.
Here is bit of history about the problem nature is facing with Jon Rappaport’s love of “imagination.”
… The dominant culture has always been aristocratic and then urban. Serfs existed to be used by the elite and most of us have always been serfs. The elite have been and are parasites. And now the new sub species, urban Homo indoorsians, regards every and all rural cultures as “primitive.” Urban people dominant nature with their disconnected want of things, and in turn, urban people are serfs to the elite. They take pride in being the elite above every thing rural, in the pecking order of extraction, which I call the pyramid of abuse.
There are no dirt paths in the city, and impact, or collateral damage, is not a problem for city people because it is out of sight, and everyone is anonymous any way. What, me worry? So rather than live in a known tribe on known territory with known plants and animals and rivers and weather, where human identity is built upon sovereignty, most Homo indoorsians live in their imaginations and regard the street as their universe. For urban people, the street is “nature.” Their universe is a man made reality. They know no other.
In Jon’s four messages below we hear the megalomania of the dominant culture, the pride, the rush of conquest.
It is sad and worse for me.
The biggest challenge to environmentalists is the dominant culture, which defines success as destruction and celebrates self-importance.
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The Individual unshackled from old space and time
by Jon Rappoport December 17, 2016
[Brackets are my comments – Ray]
Here is an excerpt of an introduction I wrote to my second collection, Exit From the Matrix:
“Global solution” means the individual is cut out of the equation, he doesn’t count, he doesn’t mean anything in the larger scheme of things, he’s just another pawn and cipher to move around on the board.
And as more duped and deluded people sign on to this agenda, the whole concept of the individual shrinks and becomes irrelevant.
This is purposeful.
This is the script for the future: create problems whose only solution appears to be collective.
Psychologically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually divert the individual’s attention from his own vision, his own profound desires, his own consciousness, his own imagination—and place it within The Group (“all of humanity”).
Propagandize the idea that, if the individual concerns himself with anything other than The Group, he is selfish, greedy, inhumane. He is a criminal.
More and more, this is how the young are being trained these days.
The grand “we” is being sold to them like a cheap street drug. They buy in. They believe this “we” is real, instead of a hollow con designed to drag them into a Globalist framework owned and operated by mega-corporations, banks, foundations, governments, and ubiquitous Rockefeller interests.
And what of the individual, his mind, his unique perception, his independent ideas, his originality, his life-force?
Swept away in the rush toward “a better world.” [YES, THE PROBLEM IS THE RUSH TOWARD IMAGINED UTOPIA WHICH NEVER HAPPENS. WHERE IS JON RUSHING TO?]
I have breaking news. Earth is not a spaceship and we are not crew members. If Earth is a spaceship, it has serious design flaws, because it keeps making the same trip around the same sun every year.
[TRUE, BUT THE POINT BY ENVIRONMENTALISTS WAS THAT THE EARTH IS A LIMITED ZONE WHERE CONSEQUENCES LIKE FUKASHIMA ARE REAL. THE POINT OF THE SPACESHIP ANALOGY, GRANTED, A VERY POOR ANALOGY BECAUSE EARTH IS A GREAT MYSTERY, NOT A VEHICLE TO SOME PLACE ELSE, WAS THAT THE BIOSPHERE IS A BUBBLE OF LIFE FLOATING IN SPACE. IT IS A POOR METAPHOR.]
Each one of us does not have a specified function, as a crew member would.
Going back as far as you want to in history, every shortage and scarcity in the world that engendered a crisis was either created by some elite or maintained by them, for the purpose of [and more recently, this was done intentionally, hegelian dialectic, for …] eradicating dissent and fomenting a collectivist solution. Meaning a solution that came from the top. Meaning a solution that reduced individual freedom. [THAT IS BECAUSE THERE IS TOO MUCH FECES IN THE RIVER, SO WE NEED MORE RULES TO CONTROL ALL THE POOP. WHEN I WAS A KID, MOUNTAIN STREAMS DID NOT HAVE GIARDIA]
In recent human history, a different idea emerged: establish severely hamstrung government, in order to protect the individual against it.
This idea existed in its pristine form for about an hour after the ink dried on the founding documents.
But regardless of circumstances, the individual can author his own freedom and what it implies. He can discover, within himself, extraordinary possibilities and extraordinary consciousness. [YEA RIGHT, BUT THAT GETS OLD, AND WE RETURN FROM VISION QUEST TO BE OF SERVICE] He can contemplate what it means to create reality that expresses his most profound desires. [WHICH ARE FINALLY SEEN AS JUST SELFISH DESIRES. BIBLE CALLED IT VANITY AND VEXATION.]
And then he can begin a voyage that no one and no group can stop. [IS JON LOST IN EGO?]
Civilizations come and go, rise and fall, but the individual remains. [THE INDIVIDUAL IS A TEMPORARY MANIFESTATION. DESIRES COME AND GO, BUT CONTEXT NEVER DISAPPEARS. DO WE IDENTIFY WITH ME ME ME, OR DO WE HAVE A SENSE OF PLACE?]
The word “imagination,” when properly understood, indicates that the individual can envision and then create futures that never were, and never would be, unless he invented them. [VANITY]
Imagination is the opposite of “provincial,” “restricted,” “well-known,” “familiar,” “accepted.” [I DISAGREE WITH JON. IMAGINATION IS JUST A PERMUTATION OF WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED, A HISTORY OF EXPERIENCE, A CONTEXT. ONE CAN COMPOSE A NEW SONG, BUT IT IS MADE OF NOTES, WHICH THE COMPOSER DID NOT INVENT.]
That is its danger to the status quo.
That is the true threat the individual poses to all predictive [TOP/DOWN] systems.
Therefore, “it’s all just information” is the psyop code-phrase. Ideas, thoughts—nothing is original, nothing is new; we all “share” information floating in the collective consciousness; the individual invents nothing.
Which is the opposite of the truth. The individual invents everything.
[HOLD ON. EVERYTHING. JON IS GETTING DOWNRIGHT NEW AGE. NO ONE ELSE IS REAL? THERE ARE NOT PLANTS? NO OTHER BEINGS? NO MOM? NO FAMILY? NO ECOLOGY? NO OTHER PLANETS? NO RESPECT, AND NO FITTING IN, AND NO COMPROMISE?
WHY WOULD SUCH A BRILLIANT PERSON, WHO HAS BEEN EXPOSED TO SO MUCH, AND LIKES LOGIC, BE SO EGOCENTRIC? WELL, BECAUSE HE GOT LOST. THE “MIDDLE WAY” KEEPS US IN BALANCE. WE ARE NOT THIS OR THAT, WE ARE HERE, WHICH IS SOMEWHERE. ]
He can’t be predicted when he is himself. He is not a pattern. He is not a system.
He is not anyone else.
He thrives on his own inspiration.
He is the ultimate riverboat gambler. He bets the house on his own as-yet uncreated future.
He is not a piece of universe. [YES WE ARE. AND WE ARE A HE OR SHE. BUT WE ARE NOT ONLY A PIECE, WE ARE PERCEIVERS. THE ENTIRE COSMOS ARE INDEED REFLECTED IN A SINGLE DROP OF DEW.]
He is not a humble servant of Order. [TRUE, BUT ARE WE HUMBLE SERVANTS OF SERVICE OR ARE WE EGOTISTIC DERIDERS OF SERVICE? THAT IS, ARE WE HUMBLE, EVEN IF WE DARE TO BREAK FROM THE HERD?]
He invents the space and time of his own time to come. [?]
Everything about him is magic, if he would see it. [UM, IS MY SNOT MAGIC? ]
As early as 1961, a brilliant healer, Richard Jenkins, whom I write about in my book, The Secret Behind Secret Societies (included in the Exit From The Matrix collection), explained what was to come. He wrote me a note, which I’m paraphrasing from memory: “People are confusing their own empathic response with some overblown idea about group identity. They aren’t the same. People are becoming afraid of their own unique and distinct existence. This is a social fear. A new social contract is being foisted on the population. Either you belong, or you have no rights. This is a totalitarian concept. It’s coming in through the back door.”
[IT IS JUST INSTITUTIONAL HERD THINKING THAT IS REPLACING TRIBAL UNITY. WE ARE NOT LONE CATS, WE ARE SOCIAL CREATURES WHO CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT OTHERS. THE HERMIT LEARNED HIS SKILLS FROM SOMEONE ELSE. WE SURVIVE IN GROUPS. JON IS URGING US TO BREAK FROM NWO HERD, BUT TO DO THIS, USING VANITY, IS A MISTAKE.]
Well, now, it’s right there at the front door.
The individual still has a choice. But he has to make it. [GOOD!]
Explore and use his own power, or give it away for nothing more than an illusion of belonging. [GOOD!]
Stoke the fires within, or form a diluted image of self, and bow down to The Group. The only being who can make that choice is the individual himself.
Once he finds enough of his own creative power, he knows which way to go.
[ONCE WE EACH TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR OWN DECISIONS, WE DON’T THINK ONLY OF OUR SELVES.]
And what about you? Six notes on Exit From The Matrix
Of course his message was popular because he doesn’t understand Buddhism. He thinks Buddhism is about the individual, so he is emphasizing “no limits” which is a mistake. Buddhism is the middle way, limits.
My work: the individual returns to his creative fire
December 23, 2016Through my articles, my Matrix collections, and my personal consulting services, I have one goal: bringing individuals back to their very capable minds, back to their own formidable power, their own imagination, their own creative force, their own deep desires and purposes. [And not to teach them respect for context.]When I began NoMoreFakeNews 15 years ago, I wasn’t sure how many people could handle this message. But I decided to find out. I’ve been pleasantly surprised, to say the very least.If there is a tradition I have been adding to, all these years, it is early Tibet—before the priest class moved in and took over. The magicians and their students were engaged in an enterprise of extraordinary dimensions. [Which was self centered. The conversion of black magicMilarepa to Buddhism by “the priest class” is a story Jon missed.]My research revealed that this tradition was initiated, some 1400 years ago, by teachers from India, who came to Tibet after being expelled from universities for their radical views.These teachers rejected the content and cosmology of all spiritual systems.
[That is one story. Here is another story which is very different than Jon’s.
…The history of Buddhism in Tibet begins with Bon. The Bon religion of Tibet was animistic and shamanistic, and elements of it live on today, to one degree or another, in Tibetan Buddhism.
Although Buddhist scriptures may have made their way into Tibet centuries earlier, the history of Buddhism in Tibet effectively begins in 641 CE. In that year, King Songtsen Gampo (d. ca. 650) unified Tibet through military conquest and took two Buddhist wives, Princess Bhrikuti of Nepal and Princess Wen Cheng of China. The princesses are credited with introducing their husband to Buddhism.
Songtsen Gampo built the first Buddhist temples in Tibet, including the Jokhang in Lhasa and the Changzhug in Nedong. He also put Tibetan translators to work on the Sanskrit scriptures.
During the reign of King Trisong Detsen, which began about 755 CE, Buddhism became the official religion of the Tibetan people. The King also invited famous Buddhist teachers such as Shantarakshita and Padmasambhava to Tibet.
Padmasambhava, remembered by Tibetans as Guru Rinpoche (“Precious Master”), was an Indian master of tantra whose influence on the development of Tibetan Buddhism is incalculable. He is credited with building Samye, the first monastery in Tibet, in the late 8th century. Nyingma, one of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism, claims Guru Rinpoche as its patriarch.
According to legend, when Guru Rinpoche arrived in Tibet he pacified the Bon demons and made them protectors of the Dharma.]
They essentially stated that such metaphysical “pictures” of existence were creative inventions—
And that the true subject for study, contemplation, enlightenment, and, above all, exercise was the individual creative impulse itself—
Creative power, imagination, and invention, at the level of the individual.
[However, if the creative impulse is not constrained in by a moral tradition then it becomes destructive. Did they teach this or not? They did indeed or they were black magicians.]
The Tibetan exercises were fashioned to expand individual creative power without limit. [Jon missed the boat, and thus cannot teach a moral principal and can offer no alternative to the dominant culture.]
In that tradition [huh?], and for these modern times, I developed hundreds of imagination/creative techniques.
JON IS A GREAT JOURNALIST, WHO THINKS IN HIS HEAD, THAT THE PURPOSE OF LIFE IS NO LIMITS. OF COURSE PEOPLE IN THE DOMINANT CULTURE, LIKE ALMOST ANYONE WHO CAN AFFORD INTERNET ACCESS, AND WHO ARE OBSESSED WITH THEIR OWN TECH POWER OVER NATURE, WOULD LOVE THIS IDEA.
LET’S BACK AWAY FROM INVENTIVE IMAGINATION AND DEVOTE OUR CREATIVE POWER TO SOMETHING VERY GOOD IN “OLD TIME AND SPACE” AND THAT IS THE SIMPLICITY OF PRODUCING NECESSITIES BY HAND.
THE ANCIENT IS SUSTAINABLE.