Jon Rappoport on Imagination: How it Gets Torn Down / How to Build it Up


“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.”
— Carl Sagan

By Catherine Austin Fitts

How do we recreate our world rather than live in limited world created for us? All positive change begins with this question. As Spring fills our world with new birth, I was inspired to ask Jon Rappoport of No More Fake to speak to us about imagination – how it gets torn down and how we build it up.

Reality, as it is presented to us, is NOT our only option. Imagination is that quality that does not simply accept reality as it as presented – it fills us with the power to create our world.

How is imagination torn down? Through disappointment. Through the “practical” advice of those around us  who are tied to conformity. It is also diminished through a loss of appetite for adventure. How can we possibly give power to our imaginations if we’ve lost our appetite for adventure?

Why is it that people believe the odds they’re facing are insurmountable? Because they’ve devalued themselves. Consequently, we devalue our imaginations.

Let’s get back to the best of who we are. One might say that to the degree which success has been attained in any area, there has always been a kind of quantum leap, a devil-may-care attitude. Jon invites us to renew our sense of the “leap.”

How important is imagination? Just ask the folks who put their imagination into high gear:

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”
— Albert Einstein

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
— Pablo Picasso

“The man who has no imagination has no wings.”
— Muhammad Ali

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will review The Shawshank Redemption – a marvelous story that demonstrates how the power of our mind and knowledge can take us from the darkest dungeon to a free and inspired life.

E-mail your questions for Ask Catherine or post here at the blog. Talk to you Thursday!


  1. Hi Catherine!

    I was THRILLED to see this on the calender for this weeks conversation. Although I’m no stranger to the truth about the plasticity of individual human perception and our “belief matrix”, when I consumed the existing material here on Solari from Jon Rappoport, it was a huge insight.

    It gave me a “thread to pull on” regards potential “hacks” to get around some of the entrenched belief matrices that I have continued to drag along with me in my life, and often feel “stuck on the fence” with.

    I heard an elderly mentor of mine, who, in addressing life’s problems and challenges, is known to say: “If you really want to untangle why you do what you do, I’ve got some good news and bad news… the good news is, if you want to figure out why you do what you do… if you find an EXCEPTIONAL therapist… they can help you figure out why you act the way you do in life. The bad news is… IT WON’T HELP.”

    One of the 2 Dimensional belief “memes” in western society, is, if you figure out what is going on… you have solved/resolved the issue at hand. Of course, this is obviously not true. Discovering what isn’t working and why, is certainly a first piece… but using the culture/societies 2 D worldview to resolve “programs” that have been installed from an early age into our belief matrices, is akin to the Biblical axiom about removing a splinter from one eye, while sporting a plank embedded in the other.

    I’m going to guess that much or most of the subscriber demographic here on Solari, are folks who have at least SOME skepticism about the truth of the accepted reality of how our world works.

    Given your subscriber demographic, I was hoping I could make a request, that the “bias” of content Thursday leans more towards some specific “HOW TO re-engage the power of imagination to hack what doesn’t work between our (my) ears”, and then how to reify that back into the material substance of everyday life. I know Jon, himself, has an outside information product around this topic. (I haven’t been able to fit it into my budget just yet 🙂 )

    BTW… your presentation at the SSP Conference has to be one of the best you’ve done… although your presentation and truth telling seems, always, to be nothing short extraordinary. I continue to pray for your joy and well being in life, as you do this most important work.

    Dave Yates
    Lawrence, KS

  2. Recently joined Solari to get some information that I trust about what’s going on in this bonkers world. I’ve very little political and historical knowledge unfortunately but am always drawn to people like Catherine when I hear them speak because they ooze truth, like Richard Dolan, David Icke. I am hungry for honesty these days because if I watch the news, all I have ever seen is empty men or women in suits, using the same hand gestures and churning out words which mean nothing to me with a disingenuous air. That amongst different scenes of war in different places which make no sense to me.

    I’ve just listened to Jon Rappoport’s first lesson on how to engage the imagination. Didn’t expect to find this kind of thing here!! W O W is all I can say. I LOVE it – THANKYOU!! So valuable to me you wouldn’t believe. I’m always dreaming away and am currently really trying to get my imaginary projects to manifest into something tangible but it seems to be so hard somehow. I KNOW this is going to help me so much.

    Thank you Catherine and Jon. So grateful.

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