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Notes for The Matrix Revealed: landscape of the mind

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Notes for The Matrix Revealed: the landscape of the mind

By Jon Rappoport

These are notes I made in preparation for assembling my collection, The Matrix Revealed:

“Certain ideas and bits of information form a landscape in the mind, a very stable landscape. When a person encounters new information, he compares it to the landscape. If the new information doesn’t fit, if it doesn’t merge harmoniously, he rejects it.”

“But suppose the landscape is false? Suppose it is built on false notions or even propaganda? The person is walking around with a false picture in his mind. But not just a small picture, a big one that stretches across a large space. He uses this picture, this landscape as a navigating tool.”

“And even if he navigates his way into an empty desert or a swamp or a blind alley, he doesn’t care. He accepts that. Someone tells him, ‘You’re in a blind alley up against a brick wall,’ and he says, ‘No I’m not. I’m in a suite at a hotel and everything is fine.’ That is called a problem. But he doesn’t know it’s a problem. This is called information mind control.”

“This landscape in the mind isn’t constructed overnight. It takes years and years of experience. So even if the landscape is false, the person isn’t going to give it up with a snap of his fingers. He’s going to resist, because it’s a prized possession. He earned it. He worked hard for it. To him, it’s a very expensive shiny car. He doesn’t realize that every time he takes it out for a drive, it leads him down the same roads to the same destination. He doesn’t think about that. He won’t think about that. He accepts the fact that he always ends up in the same place on his travels. He believes his mind is built for this repetitive outcome. It’s what a mind does.”

“People aren’t educated about how their minds can operate, about all the ways their minds can approach and analyze information. Instead, they believe the mind is geared to come up with the same basic conclusions in any situation. This is the false principle of Familiar Feedback. If the mind is giving the person the same basic answers over and over, the person feels satisfied and comfortable. Actually, he’s cut off from an astonishing amount of potential insight, but he doesn’t know it.”

“The landscape of the mind is a navigating tool and also a picture of the way things are. When the owner of that landscape, navigating tool, and picture encounters a fact that could threaten the landscape, he does a subconscious calculation: do the benefits of accepting the new fact outweigh the benefits of maintaining the landscape? The decision is usually a no-brainer. No fact is worth deleting the landscape. Why is the person making this decision?”

“He’s making the decision to guard, protect, and maintain the landscape because he doesn’t see another valuable option. He doesn’t know how to THINK in any other way. Try to imagine the overall effect of, say, a million people who are in this situation. Or ten million. They would tend to fall into competing camps, and this polarity would form its own PUBLIC landscape—the one we see every day. YES vs. NO.”

“It would be as if you had a museum, and in the museum there were 500 paintings, but all the interest was focused on just two paintings, two landscapes. These two paintings would be fought over and argued over. People wouldn’t even notice all the other paintings, or if they did, they would reject them out of hand.”

“But the problem really goes back to each individual and his landscaped mind. That’s the root. Actual education, in the best sense, would find ways of setting aside the protected and guarded landscape. That’s what actual education would do. It would reveal other navigating tools. It would reveal the potential that is walled off and hidden.”

“The landscapes of the mind create hypnotic effects. I refer to these effects as “waking trance.” The person may be very active, but at the core there is solid sleep. A huge range of solutions to personal and public problems is ignored. Why? Because those solutions would take apart the landscape and dis-empower it. The monolithic guards who protect the landscape would leave their posts. A whole new world of possibility would swim into view. The person (the “owner of the landscape”) would make the judgment that he is ill-equipped to deal with, and navigate in, this new world. But this judgment is based on circular reasoning. He is ill-equipped because he has been relying on “his landscape” for a long time, and therefore he has misplaced his natural and valuable skills…”

“These landscapes I refer to are more than metaphors. They are real. Learning to apply logic and rational analysis, plus deployment of the imagination (through, for example, certain exercises), replaces these landscapes with open, powerful, insightful approaches to life.”

I set down the above notes after conversations with my research colleague, the brilliant hypnotherapist, Jack True. In The Matrix Revealed, I publish 43 interviews (320 pages) with Jack. His experiences with patients, and the original techniques he employed, were most valuable.

Filed under: Uncategorized Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for over 30 years.


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