Breaking a delusion of cause and effect

Breaking a delusion of cause and effect

by Jon Rappoport

October 23, 2014

Human beings tend to define themselves. They sum themselves up. They present themselves with a picture of what they are.

They may not do this with precision, but they do it. And the common factor is all about limitation because, after all, definitions involve drawing boundaries. Definitions describe what is inside those boundaries and exclude what’s outside. That’s limitation.

The most pervasive way this process is carried out is through making “the past” the great determinant of the present, as if the past is a series of links that, naturally, shape the ongoing Now.

“The past adds up to the present.”

Cause and effect.

It’s a nice neat package.

And if past history isn’t enough, people can resort to a vague idea of genetic determination. Or inherent and permanent IQ. Or the pressure exerted on them by their environment. More cause and effect.

Finally, you can add a cherry on the cake: open possibility for the future, if it exists at all, comes from the universe, or The Force, or the cosmos, squeezed out of a tube like toothpaste and passed to a person by the grace of a Something that responds to good behavior and patience…

The whole notion of cause and effect as a chain is a reality that is perceived at a certain level—and what breaks the chain is entering into a level where that rule doesn’t apply.

This higher level flows from creation.

This is where creating and imagination and greater energy combine to produce new realities.

This is where and how a life undergoes a great and unprecedented change.

Societies and civilizations operate within a context of cause and effect. They thrive, to the extent they do, on that principle. They promote the principle and educate according to it.

But societies and civilizations, sooner or later, abandon the individual in favor of the group. They explain this preference in many ways, just as a drug addict spools out his reasons for using drugs.

However, the individual can take action on a very different basis.

Imagination has nothing to do with conventional cause and effect. It isn’t interested in adhering to sequential time or “the one and only space.”

Because of this, people believe imagination doesn’t really fit into the world.

People are disposed to using imagination as if it were a cause-and-effect blueprint that mirrors physical reality. This is backwards. Imagination creates its own worlds and these worlds can be fashioned without such limits.

Energy-imagination-creation is the jumping-off point from traditional cause-and-effect.

This is why, ultimately, philosophy takes a backseat to imagination. Philosophy is an attempt to sum up What Exists. Imagination creates new shapes that didn’t exist before.

Logic, which is an indispensable tool for grasping reality at the level of perceiving cause and effect, may state that A implies B, but imagination can say A implies Z or A implies B, Z, and Q.

If physical reality could send a message it would be, “Here I stand. I am a chain of cause and effect, and you are part of that chain.”

The individual says, “I create beyond that message.”

The individual can delete his own knowledge of what his imagination does, and this is what is meant by self-hypnosis. Self-hypnosis operates by inducing frequencies and vibrations that bring on amnesia. It’s a parlor trick that shrinks space.

What you imagine and create…you can then insert into the world, and even though the world may view that creation within its hypnotic context of cause and effect, that isn’t how it was produced by you.

The physics of energy, space, and time works the territory of various limited types of causation, even when it is speculating about quantum events. Your imagination goes farther. Much farther.

Consider this whole business as a stage play, in which imagination creates reality…and then the human being WHO DID THE IMAGINING steps down his own perception and views what he did within a self-hypnotic space of cause and effect AND PRETENDS REALITY IS COMING FROM SOMEPLACE ELSE.

It’s a joke. A cosmic joke.

When you sleep at night, and dream, when the chains come loose for a little while, you are laughing at the punch line.

If you care to admit it.

Exit From the Matrix

From this point of view, the whole concept of Collectivism, The Group, or as I like to call it, the Great Societal Cheese Melt, takes on an interesting aspect:

“Let’s all (each one of us) pretend (imagine) the individual doesn’t exist. Let’s pretend (imagine) we’re all a great Glob. Then let’s step back and view what we’ve done and pretend (imagine) The Universe or some other Force created, in its wisdom, The Collective.”

I pick this example because it underlies the whole effort of Globalism to institute One Planet under One Guiding Hand.

Globalism depends, for its success, on the acceptance of Glob-u-lism.

The recent history of phony epidemics has yet another motive: to convince us that “we’re all in the same boat,” we’re all equally under threat, we all need The Guiding Hand to tell us how we should respond.

These phony epidemics also justify the expansion of the Surveillance State: “We’re all in this together. We need more tracking to identify ‘carriers of the virus’ in our midst, so we can purify The Collective.”

Many, many government programs and edicts are designed to bolster the concept of the Collective. That is their underlying goal.

At the root is a psychology of the group: the individual is a fiction, an outmoded concept that may have been useful at one time, but has no currency now—because we have ascended to a “higher state of consciousness.”

This is the pernicious, driving psychology of the 21st century.

Any individual who is seeking an out and an excuse can surrender to the Glob.

This is the wider meaning of the preposterous concept used to justify universal vaccination: “herd immunity.”

“Yes, welcome. Join us. You’re now protected because you’re part of us. You’re absorbed in the Great Body.”

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 emails at

19 comments on “Breaking a delusion of cause and effect

  1. From Québec says:

    “I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
    ― Albert Einstein

    “Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
    ― Albert Einstein

  2. brian says:

    Each moment is a new beginning. Fight the power.

  3. “When will science get enough reality to understand that it exists?”

    – Paul Vonharnish –

  4. ozziethinker says:

    “Cause and effect” is Freudian materialism or pseudo-atheism. Therefore that which was there from the start needed to be claimed, “bagsed” for rightful, “hereditary” ownership, as, to the atheist, the only possible extension of life is via the continued bloodline. Ad infinitum.

    Gnosticism states the existence of thought beings. This would infer that causality is wrong, as impetus (imagination) led to cause and effect. But that also would mean that thought beings become the rightful owners of everything and the puritan/Zionist/industrialist cabal will not allow it at any price. Gnosticism is their Achilles heel.

  5. R. Fowler says:

    You can’t say that because you create something in your mind that didn’t exist before that this is separate from cause and effect. Every effect has a cause. You don’t escape this reality just because you use your imagination. While it is not necessarily possible to describe an exact chain of events that led up to a certain thing it is true that they exist.

    The ability to use your imagination is influenced by your genetic make-up, social interactions, childhood influences etc. You can’t divorce the end from the beginning or the in between. That’s just nonsense.

    • ozziethinker says:

      Incorrect R Fowler.

      The reverse is true. Nothing could exist without being “conceived”, random or otherwise. Thus everything had to have started with a “version” of imagination. It is causality that is drivel issued by rabid, mindless souls.

      Go to the back of the class and put on the dunce’s cap!

  6. Sherlock says:

    So, is it correct to say: We are all guilty for every crime committed around the world?

    Each of our thought-action… or let’s say each cause has effects on everyone and the whole world.
    Consequently, if someone murders someone else, we are all guilty, since the sum of all cause and effect put the murderer at that specific location, at that specific time, wtih those specific thoughs to put into action. We should also be all responsible for the victim’s death, shouldn’t we?

    However, both “Guilty” and “Responsible” imply some sort of free will, no? Because if we don’t have any control, we can’t really say we are “Guilty” or “Responsible” of causing an effect.

    The freedom of the will must exist. Something has to be non-physical, right? Otherwise how I ended up being “me” insteand of being “you”? We are conscious, there’s no way that we are as Lewis Carroll’s phrased it: “nothing but a pack of neurons”. As far as I know, a neuron or even a pack of neurons are not conscious, and correct me if i’m wrong, don’t help to understand anything.

    On the other hand, all those causes and effects started long time ago, way before we were born, The day we arrived into this world, everything was already in motion. We weren’t responsible of the state in which things were that day as a relief pitcher entering the game with the bases loaded.

    But where does imagination fit into all this?

  7. mry says:

    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

  8. Deep. Far deeper than anything the most could fathom. And yet, tangible. Something you can grasp, hold onto, and ride like lightning in a storm.

  9. Me, myself and I says:

    I’m sorry (or perhaps I misunderstood the article,) but imagination does not trump cause and effect. This world is a physical one and is not being created on a second by second basis by anyone’s mind. For instance, were I to drop a dinner plate onto a stone floor, the plate would smash. No amount of imagining that the plate really didn’t smash would ever make the plate whole again. I may glue the pieces back together, but it would never be the same plate, due to the cause; my dropping the plate, and the effect; the plate hitting the floor. The same with people, we end up where we do in life due to the thousands of instances of cause and effect throughout or lives. We can choose to study for that exam or not, we can choose to become a doctor or a welder and, I’m sorry to say, that our IQ, background and genetic makeup do play a part in this. I agree with your opinion on the individual though, we must be vigilant to retain our identity EVEN AS PART OF THE COLLECTIVE. But as for the rest of the article, pure new age nonsense.

    • From Québec says:

      I don’t believe that “imagination” is dropping a dinner plate onto a stone floor, and think it would not be smashed.

      I believe that “imagination” is trying to create a new technology to find a way so it would not be smashed… like discovering the “anti-gravity law” for exemple.

    • ozziethinker says:

      If this world is a physical one, as you yourself describe, how could it have come into existence without having been “created”? For it to have been created, it must have begun with “imagination” which is a version of thought.

      The reason modern brave science-atheists fear that which is very small is, get small enough and you realise/understand/comprehend everything is NOTHING and the reason your plate smashed on cue is because you are tuned into a frequency which responds with slavish efficiency.

  10. Beyond the “individual man” and the “group man” is the Universal man–a man who finds the other two concepts quite juvenile.

    • anon says:

      Very profound observation. You’ve stepped outside the Hegelian Dialectic, which offers pairs of opposites and black-and-white, either-or thinking. It must be this way, or that way, and no other way. Once you go beyond THAT kind of thinking, you begin to see reality, as it truly is. You begin to see that the “rabbit hole” goes VERY deep, indeed. The control matrix that has pulled the wool over your eyes, has dumbed you down far more than you can possibly imagine, until you have spent at least several years using LOGIC, and REASON to unravel the ruse.

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