The Future of the Future

by Jon Rappoport

August 10, 2021

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“An artist who has no imagination is a mechanic.” (Robert Henri)

“Without the playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of imagination is incalculable.” (Carl Jung)

“What if imagination and art are not frosting at all, but the fountainhead of human experience?” (Rollo May)

“Everything you can imagine is real.” (Pablo Picasso)

“You cannot hear the waterfall if you stand next to it. I paint my jungles in the desert.” (Macedonlo de la Torre)

Face it. For various reasons, the human race is addicted to solving problems, even where problems don’t exist.

But imagination, unchained, would take us into a wholly different arena.

At some point in the future, art will intersect with reality in a way that exceeds any transformation yet seen.

I can’t put a number on the year or the century in which this will occur, but it won’t matter, because when it does happen, something will also happen to time itself…

As a result of art, language will change. A new layer will be added to the way we think and talk, and this layer will impregnate us with new esthetics which are impossible to define or label.

What was mystery becomes fact, but not rationally surrounded fact. It is immediacy of experience. In every second, we are alive. And a new language facilitates that.

For all this to come true, we need, above all, imagination—unchained.

Here is an introduction made by the famous astrologer and philosopher, Dane Rudhyar, before a concert of his music almost 40 years ago:

“Thus you find in my music extended chords which provide a definite sense of spacing between notes, notes which are supposed to be in dissonant relationship. These harmonies can be disturbing at first, but eventually you can learn to realize what is their essential purpose; and this purpose is to stimulate you, to arouse you, to break down crystallization…

“It is that kind of music to which you are subjected tonight. I hope that it will bring to you some sort of a realization of a possibility which perhaps you have not been aware of, or confusedly so, in the past. To really help you to live a more intense, a more creative life — this is the purpose I have always had in music, in other arts, or in my philosophy, astrology — indeed in whatever I have done. It is always an attempt to bring the human person away from the old traditional pattern of a classical, set and definite kind of society, and to lead it to new horizons where the creative factor in what really is man can be seen operating in full and glorious freedom.”

Paul Klee: “To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.”

Klee was intimating that our language could be expanded so that it exceeds the possibility of translation back into prosaic terms.

What we are has the potential to invent art out along an infinite number of roads—and in doing so, we surpass any previous form of language. And when THAT happens, our communication with one another reaches new heights and depths. There is nothing technical or scientific about such a momentous breakthrough.

We tend to place a tremendous emphasis on UNITY in our culture. But the truth is, evolution is taking us in another direction. When this false unity fragments enough, we discover another possibility. The unique character of every individual can be taken to its extreme, and then we arrive at millions of different ways of being artists.

This is the future.

As improbable as it may seem, it has wings.

Magic is nothing more and nothing less than imagination superseding this universe. Magic occurs when imagination takes this reality for a ride.

Which brings us to what I call the Is People. The Is People are dedicated with a fervor to insisting that this Continuum and this consensus reality are inviolable, are the end-all and be-all.

They strive to fit themselves into Is, and this eventually has some interesting negative consequences. These people come to resemble solid matter. They take on the character of matter.

For them, imagination is at least a misdemeanor, if not a felony. It’s a blow to the Is of Is. They tend to view imagination as a form of mental disorder.

Technocrats like to gibber about imagination as if it’s nothing more than just another closed system that hasn’t been mapped yet. But they’re sure it will be, and when that happens, people will apparently give up creating and opt for living in a way that more closely resembles machines.

There are many people who secretly wish they were machines that functioned automatically and without flaws. It’s their wet dream.

Magic eventually comes to the conclusion that imagination creates reality. Any reality. And therefore, one universe, indivisible, is an illusion, a way of trapping Self.

What began as the physical universe, a brilliant work of art, ends up as a psychic straitjacket, a mental ward in which the inmates strive for normalcy. Those who fail at even this are labeled and shunted into a special section of the ward.

But the result of imagination, if pursued and deployed long enough and intensely enough, is:

Consensus reality begins to organize itself around you, rather than you organizing yourself around it.

There are various names and labels used to describe this state of affairs, but none of them catches the sensation of it.

Magic is one of those labels.

What I’m describing here isn’t some snap-of-the-fingers trick of manifestation; it’s a life lived.

The old alchemists were working in this area. They were striving for the transformation of consciousness. In true alchemy, one’s past, one’s experience, one’s conflicts all become fuel for the fire of creating new realities. Taken along certain lines, this is called art.

One universe, one logic, one Continuum, one role in that Continuum, one all-embracing commitment to that role, one avenue of perception, one Is…this is the delusion.

And eventually, the delusion gives birth to a dedication to what “everyone else” thinks and supposes and assumes and accepts. This is slavery.

Freeing one’s self, living through and by imagination, is not a mass movement. It’s a choice taken by one person. It’s a new and unique road for each person.

Societies and civilizations are organized around some concept of the common good. The concept always deteriorates, and this is because it is deployed to lower the ceiling on individual power rather than raise it.

“Be less than you are, then we can all come together in a common cause.”

It’s essentially a doctrine of sacrifice—everyone sacrifices to everyone else, and the result is a coagulated mass of denial of Self.

It is a theme promoted under a number of guises by men who have one thing in mind: control.

It’s a dictatorship of the soul. It has always existed.

Breaking out of it involves reasserting the power of imagination to invent new and novel realities.

Under a variety of names, this is art.

Promoting the image of the artist as a suffering victim is simply one more way to impose the doctrine of sacrifice.

In 1961, when I began writing and painting in earnest, I had a conversation with the extraordinary healer, Richard Jenkins, whom I write about in my book, The Secret Behind Secret Societies. This is my note from that time about what Richard told me:

“Paint what you want to, no matter what anyone else says. You may not always know what you want to create, but that’s good. Keep working, keep painting. You’ll find your way. You’ll invent something new, something unique, if you don’t give in. You’ll see everything in a new light. Reality is a bad joke. It’s nothing more than what everyone assents to, because they’re afraid. They’re afraid of what people will say. They’re afraid they have far more power than they want to discover. They’re afraid that power will lead them away from common and ordinary beliefs. They’re afraid they’ll become a target for the masses who have surrendered their own lives and don’t want to be reminded of it. They afraid they’ll find out something tremendous about themselves…”

Nothing I’ve experienced in the 50 years since then has diminished what Richard said to me.

These fears are all illusions that disintegrate when a person shoves in his chips on imagination and makes that bet and lives it.

This new language—what does it consist of? Heightened ecstatic impressions, a sense of thrilling dynamic motion, images, emotions on the aesthetic plane, and other qualities too immediate to describe. These are all in flux. There is no aim to “trap them in a bottle.” Trapping them would change their nature. The “procession of packets of energy” in some cases might appear to tell a story, but a story without the usual plotlines, without beginnings, middles, or endings.

It is a language we have known before and will know again. It is an expression of imagination itself, and it contains, as direct experience, all those desired exaltations and triumphs and joys and powers that we once thought were hidden from us, like mountaintops in the clouds. But instead, they are right here. They are flowing from person to person. They are the substance of daily life. They are vision finally realized. But they are not an ending. They are rivers.

Art is dangerous to authorities.

In 1891, Oscar Wilde wrote: “Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. There lies its immense value. For what it seeks is to disturb monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine.”

Authority wants limited perception.

It wants “things as they are” to rule the day.

It wants the fire of creative exploration to go out and turn to ashes.

Art is dangerous. It makes people move out of standard-response channels.

They don’t see what they’re supposed to see anymore.

That’s why schools teach brain-deadening courses in art history. Every attempt is made to codify the students’ reactions.

I’m not just talking about political art. I mean ANYTHING that truly comes out of reliance on imagination.

Those who run things—and their willing dupes—want reality to look a certain way and be experienced and felt in certain ways. These limited spectra form a shared lowest common denominator.

Even so-called spiritual experience is codified. It’s called organized religion. I call it “give money to the ceiling.” You give your money and they tell you high how the ceiling of your experience is and what you’ll find when you get there.

Art has none of these limitations. It’s created by people who’ve gone beyond the shrunken catalog of emotions, thoughts, and perceptions.

Art, by which I mean imagination, throws caution to the winds. It invents realities that engender new reactions, never before experienced.

The hammer blows and the soft propaganda of the common culture install layers of mind control: “See things, experience things in these prescribed ways.”

Over the years, I’ve encouraged a number of people to become artists. Aside from the work they then invented, I noticed their whole approach to, and perception of, life altered radically.

Their sense of vitality, their courage, their adventurous spirit came to the foreground.

Mind control, both externally applied and self-induced, is all about putting a lid on creative power. That is its real target.

Technocrats would like you to believe that hooking your brain up to some super-computer will fulfill your needs and desires. They seek to prove that all invention, all creation, all art, all imagination is merely a set of calculations within a closed system.

This effort betrays their own despair: they see no way they can truly create.

It is the vacuum in which all elites live. They build up a frozen dead consciousness of models and algorithms and “solutions,” and they seek to impose it, as reality, on the minds of populations.

Essentially, they’re saying, “If we have a soul-sickness, you have to have it, too.”

It’s called hatred of life.

On the other hand, individual creative power launches from a platform of freedom and rises through layer upon layer of greater freedom.

From that perspective, authoritarian power looks like a sick-unto-dying charade.

There are two levels of fake news. The first one, many people know about. This is false and deceptive information broadcast by major media, to keep the public from discovering what really goes on under the surface and behind the veil, where power is used.

The second level, very few people understand. It is owned and operated by what I call the Wizards of Is. They say, “Now this IS and that IS and here is something else that IS…keep looking and thinking about what is, what already exists.”

“Familiarize yourself with everything that already exists. We will give you an endless supply of things and ideas you can peruse and feast on. We will give you what exists. Look at all these things and accept them. Keep doing that.”

The corollary is: There is nothing for you to create. Everything that can be created is being created. You yourself have no power to create.

This is the deeper lie. This is where the battle stops and the individual surrenders.

This is where the individual who could be more becomes less.

This is where the artist is still-born and decides to live in half-light.

This is also where vital energies deplete and peter out.

This is where the machine takes over.


The individual can wake up and deploy his imagination.

Without limit.

This is where the new battle begins. This is where the artist sets aside all the standard responses and petty emotions and, instead, INVENTS.

This is where fear is blown away.

This is where the individual reacquaints himself with his deepest drives.

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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.

27 comments on “The Future of the Future

  1. Peter says:

    Jon, Amazing article! Hats off.

    You clearly are deep thinker and you have sensitivity to many layers of human affairs.

    Making Art is indeed powerful activity.

    I happen to know the objective formula of beauty in all kinds of art… which is much comprehensive than DaVinci golden ratio. It is also true “rule of everything”, that gives universal, conceptual, metaphysical framework to any field of knowledge. Are you interested in such topic?

    It could broaden our collective understanding of reality itself and also liberates us from any top-down, tyrannical, rigid system, as it proves that any particular ideology is just one of the infinite options on a spectrum.

    • maria says:

      How very odd – i had just intended to post this before i read this comment:

      “What was mystery becomes fact, but not rationally surrounded fact.”

      Well “ratio” is subjective. The Golden Rule : Proportion – by comparison to a reference point. Steer by the Pole Star.
      Remove the reference point – what might happen?
      Still need to proceed with caution when venturing into unknown waters.

      ‘Anything goes’ – doesn’t.
      World has ended up with madmen rule.

      “The corollary is:
      There is nothing for you to create. Everything that can be created is being created. You yourself have no power to create …”

      That i guess is where to look deep creator …

  2. Bruce Wright says:

    This is exceptionally exceptional, Jon.

  3. ReluctantWarrior says:

    The ‘IS people’ ( I call them the IT People because they are addicted to things) are in the process of fracturing current reality and exposing it for the illusion that it really is. ‘IS’ people is even better because the ultimate IT is what they believe IS real.

    “The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
    ― William Blake

    Lately I have been feeling that writing my poetry has become the wings of my freedom. Imagination can free us from who we think we are and help expand our being beyond the bounds of our ego selves.

    In a poem that I am presently writing I open with the following lines:

    “Oh essence of freedom
    Yearning to be
    Pure emptiness,
    To gloriously ride the winds of fate
    Through the pillars of the mind
    Through the agony and the ecstasy
    Of the Present moment
    Nourishing the chrysalis of my being
    Most mysterious,
    With heart overflowing
    Pregnant with butterfly dreams”

    When I write I feel a sense of freedom and lonely joy that are unfathomable. With the power of imagination we can remake the world.

    “The Imagination is the golden pathway to everywhere”
    -Terence McKenna

    “Claim your place in the sun and go forward into the light. The tools are there; the path is known; you simply have to turn your back on a culture that has gone sterile and dead and get with the living world and a re-empowerment of the imagination. We live in condensations of our imagination.”
    -Terrence McKenna

  4. Paul says:




    Sprache language + Gefühl feeling

    – the intuitive sense,

    of the idiom,

    of a language


    characteristic mode of expression,

    in music or art…

    A Fountain Flows its debt.

    Time awaits,

    Most expectantly

    Its happenstance.


    & Reasoned Art.


    In Beauty.

    All too Real

    Yet unfenced.

    Mystery Possible

    Imagine a Heart,

    That can heal with blood.

    That can lay down

    An assembled army

    With its beating…

    “We’re leaving this
    wide open…”

    Thank You,
    Dear Jon/Richard.

    Secrets told
    Secrets un-fold
    Words un-mold.

    To KNOW again.
    To un-familiarize.

    “And oftentimes,
    to win us to our harm,
    The instruments of darkness
    tell us truths,
    Win us with honest trifles,
    to betray’s
    In deepest consequence.”
    “As there comes light
    from heaven
    and words from breath,
    As there is sense
    in truth
    and truth in virtue.”
    “This above all;
    to thine own self be true.”

    ~ William Shakespeare

    “I suppose
    for me as an artist,
    it wasn’t always
    just about expressing my work.
    I really wanted,
    more than anything else,
    to contribute
    in some way
    to the culture
    that I was living in.
    It just seemed
    like a challenge
    to move it a little bit
    towards the way
    I thought
    it might be interesting to go.”
    “Once you lose
    that sense of wonder
    at being alive,
    you’re pretty much
    on the way out.”
    For me,

    the world that I inhabit

    in reality

    is probably

    a very different world

    than the one people expect

    that I would be in.”


    “There’s a terror

    in knowing

    what the world is about.”


    “I always had

    a repulsive need

    to be something more

    than human.

    I felt very puny as a human.

    I thought,

    ‘F*ck that.’

    I want to be a superhuman.”

    ~ David Bowie

    “It is an expression
    of imagination itself,
    and it contains,
    as direct experience,
    all those desired
    and triumphs
    and joys
    and powers
    that we once thought
    were hidden from us,

    like mountaintops

    in the clouds.”

    “They are vision
    finally realized.”

    ~ JR…





    Ceilings crack
    Cannot contain.

    We dance
    We sing
    We laugh
    We un-surround,
    The Cosmic Joke.

    We Paint
    What We Want !

  5. SpiritTraveller says:

    Thank you Mr. Jon for your daily exercise of creative-thinking!

  6. Blotto says:

    Nothing changes until we chop the Beasts head off and it is further down the creek. Their imagination is stronger than ours and they have a few centuries head start with heavy back up. The fiction makes sense now, the reality does not.

    ‘…for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.’

    ‘They’ are outsmarting us.

    • vakzine machst frei says:

      They have thousands of year advance. but they are weak. they are scared. they hide. they only have power thru control of billions of sheep. they need the billions of servants because they are weak. and scared. scared and crazy females.

  7. Helena says:

    This piece is so inspiring. We truly are creative beings with unlimited potential.
    Dane’s book The Astrology of Personality is one of my favorite astrology books, along with Debbie Kempton-Smith’s Secrets From a Stargazer’s Notebook. Although I am an Aries Sun, I am very much the introvert, which is why I never gave astrology much consideration when I was younger. When I realized there was more to it than just the sun sign, I was blown away by the accuracy. Debbie’s description of Capricorn Rising..”Horrible posture unless they work at it…sad, downcast eyes…feelings of inferiority”, described me to a tee. To this day, I can pick a Capricorn Rising person out of any crowd almost anywhere. My dad also happened to be a Capricorn Sun, and I started to notice these astrological patterns in families. These patterns also work with numerology. My dad was a 7 birthday, I’m a 7 birthday, and my sister is a 7 birthday. Meanwhile, my brother was an 18 birthday and my mother is an 18 birthday. What I love about Dane’s work is that he talks about freewill and that astrology is just energy, and how we utilize it is up to us.

  8. Eluard says:

    My desire is a future where “art” merges with Heart and the flow of living itself. Where being an “artist” isn’t a separate category but day to day living is taught and known to be the space where beings express themselves in freedom and unpredictability.

    Where we enter the painting (like the people in Jon’s trapped in a painting piece); and exit it and enter another. Where we cast aside our former conceptions and dried perceptions like skins and emerge into joyful newness.

    Where art becomes the way we look at each other and the way we speak and don’t speak. Where laughter can heal disease and dissension. Dancers in the meadow at twilight.

  9. Superjls says:

    Absolutely magnificent, Jon. You reminded this oldie that she’s always had wings — and always known it.

  10. Natalie says:

    My family is pushing me to get vaxxed because of the children in Florida in ICU… anyone knows anything about it?

    • Eluard says:

      I know nothing about it Natalie, but the vax will do nothing for you except potentially seriously compromise the integrity of your health.

      Stand in your sovereignty. It’s your body, no matter how old you are.

      • Natalie says:

        Thank you I’m trying to… the pressure is the worst when it comes from the loved ones. If it wasn’t for my little guy, I’d have gone away long time ago.

        I find it very suspicious that kids are suddenly vulnerable to the virus right when they want to authorize the jab for the under 12 children.

  11. vakzine machst frei says:

    Whatever new reality you create, it should not have sheep. Sheep are the main enemy. they are the army of Satan. Even if we defeat Satan and all its offsprings (marxism, technocracy..) somebody else will take control of the sheep. Without billions of sheep, the satan is defeated.

    Just for fun, look at the picture of Baphomet. What symbols do you recognize?

  12. Roundball Shaman says:

    “For various reasons, the human race is addicted to solving problems, even where problems don’t exist.”

    The human race creates the problems in the first place. Keeps us all preoccupied instead of using our energies exploring our innate Creative nature.

    “…language will change. A new layer will be added to the way we think and talk, and this layer will impregnate us with new esthetics which are impossible to define or label.”

    For people who have experienced Near Death, they say that there is an ultimate communication in that realm and no words are used. Ideas, feelings, intent is all conveyed instantaneously and not a word is needed. Until we get there, we do need an elevated layer of language to free our dampened minds to the wonders that surround us on this side of Life.

    “We tend to place a tremendous emphasis on UNITY in our culture.”

    Unity in culture means mundane, bottom-seeking, boring, uninspired, lifeless, common. A ‘Unity’ of shared misery and bottom-feeding slacking.

    “People… strive to fit themselves into Is, and this eventually has some interesting negative consequences.”

    These people who seek the ‘Is’ in Life are lazy and fearful and in denial of their true divine-gifted nature. People like this who seek to Always Fit In should be avoided like the plague. They will drag you down with them.

    “There are many people who secretly wish they were machines that functioned automatically and without flaws. It’s their wet dream.”

    And you know what? They ARE just machines that function automatically… but THAT is a source of their flaws rather than the solution to them.

    “Societies and civilizations are organized around some concept of the common good.”

    Maybe they USED to be. Now they are organized over the ‘Great god of You-Must-Fit-In-With-Everyone-Else-Always-And-Forever’.

    “Even so-called spiritual experience is codified. It’s called organized religion.”

    Religion is a group of people who gather together to celebrate their common belief in the full erasure of true spiritual experiences and dynamic magic. It’s like baking a dish of Spicy Chicken and being sure to leave the spices out of it.

  13. Haniel Adhar says:

    Who needs fantasy, when reality is already unbelievable?

  14. ReluctantWarrior says:

    I would like to know the following. Is there a vaccine against the vaccine? In other words, is there anything anyone can do if by chance they are jabbed against their will? Can this mRNA ‘vaccine’ be neutralized?

  15. Jon, brilliant!

    Thank you.

  16. Pamela Pursell says:

    Wonderfully written. We are all so much more than we perceive. Do not let anyone destroy your unique tapestry perception. What a beautiful living quilt we are….must stay.

  17. Michael Kirton says:

    this is a great piece of writing in todays world. Thanks

  18. Alyn says:

    Brilliant. After reading, I feel myself coming out of the mothballs to discover that I am much more than a moth. I have escaped a cacoon of “normality” or accepted existance. I suddenly find that there are no limits and that my perceptions are now free to guide me to where no man has gone before.

  19. Sean says:

    This is one of my favorites.

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