A break from reality: the path of the artist
“The artist invents new space, where there wasn’t space before, and then he creates new energies there. Artists produce unprecedented dimensions and worlds.” (The Magician Awakes, Jon Rappoport)
Among all spiritual paths described by teachers, now and in the past, the one represented by artists is unique.
Why? Because—and this is vital to understand—the path of the artist has no explicit cosmology, no preordained content, no catalog of wisdom.
In other words, no prior meaning has been imposed on it.
This is not a path replete with its own metaphysics.
No one is in charge of the path.
For all these reasons, the path of the artist is not normally recognized as being spiritual.
And yet it is. It is forged in freedom, and it has been established by artists from the dawn of time, from the moment the first human scratched the first drawing on the wall of a cave.
He was saying, “Reality is not final.”
“The wisdom of the clan isn’t the only wisdom.”
He was saying, “This path is for the individual.”
Who knows what price he paid for his daring?
But he opened the way for all artists to come.
There is a line that separates everything a person knows from the Mystery that lies beyond.
Most people are content to rearrange and filter and study what they already know. They may glimpse the sea of mystery, but they don’t want to enter it, because: they have no map.
And yet, the key to greater consciousness is always in that mystery.
The mystery can be entered, but not through conventional means. It can be traveled, but not with someone else’s navigation chart. It can be illuminated, but not through a process of head-on discovery.
The mystery is progressively revealed through the act of creating. The act of imagining. The act of inventing what wasn’t there before.
This is what the artist does.
He brings about a dimension-shift.
He makes quantum leaps, spontaneous actions, improvisations that have never occurred before, that are unique to him, in the moment.
As a resultant effect, he experiences insights that are beyond his current state of knowing, beyond what anyone else in the universe can transmit to him.
This path, obviously, is not a system. It is beyond all systems and structures. Beyond all charts, all diagrams, all blueprints, all cohered wisdom.
This path is always new.
That is its opportunity: to transcend repeating and restating what you already know and limiting where you can go.
It’s the opportunity to move out of the welter of thoughts that occupy your mind, into the action of inventing new reality—on a blank canvas, on an empty page, and most importantly, on the yet uncreated space of your future.
We are all artists who make reality. We are meant for that life, in the same way the body is meant for breathing and moving.
In these times, many people have opted for a more passive form of spirituality, in which acceptance of things-as-they-are is considered an end in itself.
Along the artist’s path, spontaneously, rise up answers to the most profound questions you have been asking, since it first occurred to you that life, mind, thought, and the universe might be more than they seem.
These answers are uniquely yours. They’re not replicas, they’re not copies; they’re not second-hand.
They incur no debt or obligation. They’re free, and they expand freedom. They’re yours, and they transform your energy. They’re new, and they initiate your intensified experience of the moment, the here and now.
Everything I’m describing and alluding to here is different from the work of the Reality Manufacturing Company (RMC), which spools out Things-As-They-Appear-To-Be.
In the political arena, for example, the RMC manufactures untold numbers of cover stories, to obscure the fact that Control is the single goal of elites.
At the apex of the pyramid of control is mind control:
A shared understanding (illusion).
“We all know that ABCDEF are true.”
Defection from the illusion is easy to label a mental disorder.
The physical world is real. Claiming it is the only reality is a strategy designed to keep the individual from embarking on his path of creating realities.
On that path, in freedom, the individual finds his own truth.
“Re-entering” the world with that truth is power. Leverage. Unshakable personal unique knowledge.
(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)