Podcast: The Great Tradition of Imagination

And what it means for you, the individual, now

And for the next 10,000 years of Earth Culture

by Jon Rappoport

April 12, 2022

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My new podcast, THE GREAT TRADITION OF IMAGINATION, is now up at my substack page. You can go there and listen to it.

This podcast is 30 years in the making. It’s filled with personal stories that illustrate the Great Tradition; as well as my research on the subject that actually began in 1961, in New York.

At that time, I was working with an extraordinary healer, Richard Jenkins, whom I write about in my book, The Secret behind Secret Societies. Richard was a key figure in pointing me to breakthroughs about imagination and what they meant.

For the past few thousand years, Earth Culture has done everything in its power to downplay and bury and distort the power of imagination.

This is more than an elite operation. It’s an effort of the rational mind to take charge of ALL aspects of life, under the assumption that there is no other way for humans to survive.

To say this is a “mistake” is like saying failing to eat food or breathe air is a mere mistake. The vast overreach of the rational mind has imposed incredible limits on the individual human being.

The truth is, the individual certainly does need the rational logical mind; it is essential; BUT it is not everything. Left to its own devices, without a “partner,” it eventually becomes destructive—because it comes to resemble a Machine.

And humans have an astounding ability not to notice they are beginning to think and act like machines, in patterned and repetitive ways.

But when humans finally open the door wide to their own imaginations, the whole basis of living shifts.

Given its unlimited space, imagination is another kind of breathing. We don’t stop and question our intake and exhale of air. And when we begin to navigate life through and by imagination, we don’t question that, either. It’s a FACT, as natural as any physiological process.

Except when imagination is in full play, the LEVEL of living and experiencing and pursuing our desires rises.

Unlike other cultural traditions recorded in the history books and taught in schools, the Tradition of Imagination has never been recorded or taught.

And it doesn’t exist in groups. It exists in individuals, in every area and country, down through time.

The Tradition of Imagination isn’t borrowed or stolen or bought. It is alive, potentially, in every individual. It’s never too late to wake it up.

Over the years, I’ve often written, “Every individual is an artist of Reality.” In my new podcast, I have a lot to say about what that means, and the extraordinary “distances” it can travel.

Everything I’ve written over the past 30 years has had three motives.

One: Expose and attack the crimes of the cartels and their elites who are trying to run this world.

Two: Expose the absurd and destructive Culture that is spreading across the world.

And three: Clear away, and put to the side, all this insanity and show what a real Culture would look like, when that Culture IS THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE POWER OF HIS IMAGINATION IN ACTION.

I always come back to the individual and I always will.

I hope you’ll go to substack and listen to my new podcast.

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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.

13 comments on “Podcast: The Great Tradition of Imagination

  1. Jim S. Smith says:

    Good news!

    I am aware of the planned-destruction of the Library of Alexandria as a start towards the darkening of humanity’s world. I am also very aware of the massive book-burnings, which happened by blessing of the “church” (YES, this means under “Christianity” too), which catapulted Medieval Europe into “Thousand years of the Dark Ages”. ALL scientific, philosophical, and even medicinal endeavors were ruthlessly destroyed – all because such knowledge was considered “blasphemous” and “pagan” (though, the Pagan folk unwillingly contributed much to the “christian, and later – Catholic pantheon (or “Canon”) of saints).

    Humanity saw the destruction of over %99 of the astounding thousands-of-years’ worth of accumulated knowledge and wisdom – which potentially set humanity back by uncountable centuries’ of learning!

    The Renaissance was bound to happen – as more people started questioning the validity of the “all-powerful church” as the source of law.

    Just imagine,

    Would humanity already be walking amongst the stars – if it weren’t for this heinous destruction of virtually every academic pursuit undertaken? ? ?

    THAT is a huge question we will probably never be able to answer.


    This “flat-earth theory” – became “the law” by the “church” across all of Medieval Europe, even though – many of the early Masons (the insiders) knew this was not correct nor factual.

    – Jim S.

  2. Christina says:

    Jim S.

    Actually, The Catholic Church is not Christian by any stretch. By ANY stretch.

    As for all that “wisdom” that you lament (you’ll probably hate the following as it is actually true):

    “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
    Colossians 2:8, KJV

    “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.”
    1 Corinthians 3:19, KJV

    “And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”
    1 Corinthians 2:4-5, KJV

    “For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”
    1 Corinthians 1:19-21, KJV

    “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
    2 Timothy 4:3-4, KJV

    (I am NOT sorry to tell you…)

  3. Roundball Shaman says:

    “For the past few thousand years, Earth Culture has done everything in its power to downplay and bury and distort the power of imagination.”

    This is a multi-generational, deliberate effort to confuse and conceal to We the The People of the World just who and what we truly are and how we should be living our lives both as individuals and as a society.

    Why does this happen? A handful of obscenely selfish individuals think it’s OK to spoil and ruin an entire Planet and countless precious human lives just so that They can gain advantage and power over it. This is a mental and spiritual sickness beyond measure. They hide the truth and push lies. And these lies are then taught in schools and family homes and places like Anti-Social media.

    “But when humans finally open the door wide to their own imaginations, the whole basis of living shifts.”

    This is a way to get out of the Dark Cave that each of us was born in to. This is the Key to the Kingdom. This is liberation. This is freedom. This is getting back in touch with our real selves.

    “Unlike other cultural traditions recorded in the history books and taught in schools, the Tradition of Imagination has never been recorded or taught. And it doesn’t exist in groups. It exists in individuals, in every area and country, down through time.”

    Perhaps the Native cultures around the World do pass a form of this teaching down through the years. Since They venerate and value Spirit… They innately have recognition and appreciation for the Creative Spirit that is an essential characteristic of the larger concept of The Spiritual – ‘The Great Spirit’.

    Listening to Spirit Guides. Honoring your ancestors. Living with purpose. Living with respect for and in concert with Nature. These are all Creative things in their own way. It’s more than just passing down tradition. It’s getting in touch with your true Inner Self. And when one does that they automatically get in touch with their Imagination.

  4. Christina says:

    Only upon reading he book of PROVERBS did I realize my own idiotic vanity, my own futility of thoughts, my own jackass imagination, and…my own profound stupidity.

    And apparently, a FOOL has a better chance than any one who is “wise in their own eyes.”


    Idle hands…an idle mind…uh…something about the devil’s workshop?

    Food for thought, for those who still have a working brain.

  5. Christina says:

    Jeremiah 17:9-10

    “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?

    “But I, the LORD, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.”

  6. Opie Poik says:

    On top of everything else, the irrepressible comedians’ comedian, Gilbert Gottfried, has left the building for the last time at 67. He’d long suffered from genetic heart problems, which the MSM naturally ascribe his death to, but he was also an avid pro-vaxx advocate . . .

    Gilbert Gottfried Laughing for One Hour:


    Gilbert’s roasts of Joan Rivers, Roseanne Barr (“Rozilla”), and George Takei were titanically obscene murder of sacred cows. The world is truly less light-hearted in his absence, and knowing that he fell for what likely ended him sooner than his expiration date is immeasurably infuriating and disheartening: he stole himself from us and his wife and kids while aiding and abetting the enemy. A great crime is proceeding apace and a great darkness engulfs humanity. The people of Shanghai are starving to death and hanging and defenestrating themselves:


  7. Victor says:

    “There is a rule and an exception. Culture is the rule, and art is the exception. Everybody speaks the rule; cigarette, computer, t-shirt, television, tourism, war. Nobody speaks the exception. It isn’t spoken, it is written; Flaubert, Dostoyevsky. It is composed; Gershwin, Mozart. It is painted; Cézanne, Vermeer. It is filmed; Antonioni, Vigo. Or it is lived, then it is the art of living; Srebrenica, Mostar, Sarajevo. The rule is to want the death of the exception. So the rule for cultural Europe is to organize the death of the art of living, which still flourishes.”

    Jean-Luc Godard in this two minute short-film


  8. Vakzine Machst Frei says:

    You Just Got Robbed! 10+% of your savings have been stollen by financial mafia and nobody noticed. Nobody is in prison the robbery. Nobody is investigating the robbery. Imagine that!

    • Opie Poik says:

      There’s nothing recent about it. It’s been ongoing, whenever central banks have diluted the currency by arbitrarily issuing more paper receipts for it, unbacked by anything of substance. That’s why counterfeiting – “eating out our substance” – by individuals or institutions, has been punishable by hanging since 1791 in America, and 100% reserves of gold and silver are Constitutionally mandated. Theft by ledger legerdemain.

    • Christina says:

      1993 James Traficant’s U.S. Bankruptcy Speech
      The Bankruptcy of The United States

      United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303

      Speaker-Rep. James Traficant, Jr. (Ohio) addressing the House:

      “Mr. Speaker, we are here now in chapter 11. Members of Congress are official trustees presiding over the greatest reorganization of any Bankrupt entity in world history, the U.S. Government. We are setting forth hopefully, a blueprint for our future. There are some who say it is a coroner’s report that will lead to our demise.

      It is an established fact that the United States Federal Government has been dissolved by the Emergency Banking Act, March 9, 1933, 48 Stat. 1, Public Law 89-719; declared by President Roosevelt, being bankrupt and insolvent. H.J.R. 192, 73rd Congress m session June 5, 1933 – Joint Resolution To Suspend The Gold Standard and Abrogate The Gold Clause dissolved the Sovereign Authority of the United States and the official capacities of all United States Governmental Offices, Officers, and Departments and is further evidence that the United States Federal Government exists today in name only.

      The receivers of the United States Bankruptcy are the International Bankers, via the United Nations, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. All United States Offices, Officials, and Departments are now operating within a de facto status in name only under Emergency War Powers. With the Constitutional Republican form of Government now dissolved, the receivers of the Bankruptcy have adopted a new form of government for the United States. This new form of government is known as a Democracy, being an established Socialist/Communist order under a new governor for America. This act was instituted and established by transferring and/or placing the Office of the Secretary of Treasury to that of the Governor of the International Monetary Fund. Public Law 94-564, page 8, Section H.R. 13955 reads in part: “The U.S. Secretary of Treasury receives no compensation for representing the United States.”

      Gold and silver were such a powerful money during the founding of the united states of America, that the founding fathers declared that only gold or silver coins can be “money” in America. Since gold and silver coinage were heavy and inconvenient for a lot of transactions, they were stored in banks and a claim check was issued as a money substitute. People traded their coupons as money, or “currency.” Currency is not money, but a money substitute. Redeemable currency must promise to pay a dollar equivalent in gold or silver money. Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) make no such promises, and are not “money.” A Federal Reserve Note is a debt obligation of the federal United States government, not “money.” The federal United States government and the U.S. Congress were not and have never been authorized by the Constitution for the united states of America to issue currency of any kind, but only lawful money, gold and silver coin.

      It is essential that we comprehend the distinction between real money and paper money substitute. One cannot get rich by accumulating money substitutes, one can only get deeper into debt. We the People no longer have any “money.” Most Americans have not been paid any “money” for a very long time, perhaps not in their entire life. Now do you comprehend why you feel broke? Now, do you understand why you are “bankrupt,” along with the rest of the country?

      Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs) are unsigned checks written on a closed account. FRNs are an inflatable paper system designed to create debt through inflation (devaluation of currency). when ever there is an increase of the supply of a money substitute in the economy without a corresponding increase in the gold and silver backing, inflation occurs.

      Inflation is an invisible form of taxation that irresponsible governments inflict on their citizens. The Federal Reserve Bank who controls the supply and movement of FRNs has everybody fooled. They have access to an unlimited supply of FRNs, paying only for the printing costs of what they need. FRNs are nothing more than promissory notes for U.S. Treasury securities (T-Bills) – a promise to pay the debt to the Federal Reserve Bank.

      There is a fundamental difference between “paying” and “discharging” a debt. To pay a debt, you must pay with value or substance (i.e. gold, silver, barter or a commodity). With FRNs, you can only discharge a debt. You cannot pay a debt with a debt currency system. You cannot service a debt with a currency that has no backing in value or substance. No contract in Common law is valid unless it involves an exchange of “good & valuable consideration.” Unpayable debt transfers power and control to the sovereign power structure that has no interest in money, law, equity or justice because they have so much wealth already.

      Their lust is for power and control. Since the inception of central banking, they have controlled the fates of nations.

      The Federal Reserve System is based on the Canon law and the principles of sovereignty protected in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. In fact, the international bankers used a “Canon Law Trust” as their model, adding stock and naming it a “Joint Stock Trust.” The U.S. Congress had passed a law making it illegal for any legal “person” to duplicate a “Joint Stock Trust” in 1873. The Federal Reserve Act was legislated post-facto (to 1870), although post-facto laws are strictly forbidden by the Constitution. [1:9:3]

      The Federal Reserve System is a sovereign power structure separate and distinct from the federal United States government. The Federal Reserve is a maritime lender, and/or maritime insurance underwriter to the federal United States operating exclusively under Admiralty/Maritime law. The lender or underwriter bears the risks, and the Maritime law compelling specific performance in paying the interest, or premiums are the same.

      Assets of the debtor can also be hypothecated (to pledge something as a security without taking possession of it.) as security by the lender or underwriter. The Federal Reserve Act stipulated that the interest on the debt was to be paid in gold. There was no stipulation in the Federal Reserve Act for ever paying the principle.

      Prior to 1913, most Americans owned clear, allodial title to property, free and clear of any liens or mortgages until the Federal Reserve Act (1913)

      “Hypothecated” all property within the federal United States to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, -in which the Trustees (stockholders) held legal title. The U.S. citizen (tenant, franchisee) was registered as a “beneficiary” of the trust via his/her birth certificate. In 1933, the federal United States hypothecated all of the present and future properties, assets and labor of their “subjects,” the 14th Amendment U.S. citizen, to the Federal Reserve System.

      In return, the Federal Reserve System agreed to extend the federal United States corporation all the credit “money substitute” it needed. Like any other debtor, the federal United States government had to assign collateral and security to their creditors as a condition of the loan. Since the federal United States didn’t have any assets, they assigned the private property of their “economic slaves”, the U.S. citizens as collateral against the unpayable federal debt. They also pledged the unincorporated federal territories, national parks forests, birth certificates, and nonprofit organizations, as collateral against the federal debt. All has already been transferred as payment to the international bankers.

      Unwittingly, America has returned to its pre-American Revolution, feudal roots whereby all land is held by a sovereign and the common people had no rights to hold allodial title to property. Once again, We the People are the tenants and sharecroppers renting our own property from a Sovereign in the guise of the Federal Reserve Bank. We the people have exchanged one master for another.

      This has been going on for over eighty years without the “informed knowledge” of the American people, without a voice protesting loud enough. Now it’s easy to grasp why America is fundamentally bankrupt.

      Why don’t more people own their properties outright?

      Why are 90% of Americans mortgaged to the hilt and have little or no assets after all debts and liabilities have been paid? Why does it feel like you are working harder and harder and getting less and less?

      We are reaping what has been sown, and the results of our harvest is a painful bankruptcy, and a foreclosure on American property, precious liberties, and a way of life. Few of our elected representatives in Washington, D.C. have dared to tell the truth. The federal United States is bankrupt. Our children will inherit this unpayable debt, and the tyranny to enforce paying it.

      America has become completely bankrupt in world leadership, financial credit and its reputation for courage, vision and human rights. This is an undeclared economic war, bankruptcy, and economic slavery of the most corrupt order! Wake up America! Take back your Country.” [emphasis added]

      PLEASE NOTE: Traficant was framed by this government on trumped up charges and tried by a fraudulent court and then sent to federal prison. He was eventually transferred to a federal mental asylum where he died. For telling the truth.

    • Christina says:

      Can you leave a link or two?

  9. Sean says:

    Imagination. Don’t leave home with out it.

  10. AJ says:

    You continue the ranting but fail to actually attack the problem. That is why the world fails to progress to further humanity.

    Use your knowledge in any way to stop the destruction of the individual. How to do this is always in the imagination of individual. Thus, the world turns waiting for you to step forward.

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