(Stillness in the Storm Editor) Imagination is a foundational aspect of consciousness and life. It is the internal capacity to create images in the mind, explore ideas, and contemplate the meaning of experience. Without imagination, we can’t understand anything—we are just empty vessels for random facts and sensory data. Is it any wonder then that modern life is severely lacking in imagination? Without this fundamental faculty, human beings become robotic in their thinking and uncreative in their desires—the perfect mind-controlled pawn that relishes their enslavement because they can’t envision anything else.
Arguably, the war on imagination—the mind itself—has been waged on humanity for all of modern history. But over the past 70 years, since the invention of the television and the computer, imagination has been almost completely destroyed. Psychologists have proven over the years that the more people are exposed to externalized image-generating systems, the less likely they are to use their imagination.
As children, we imagine things very easily. The power of these images is incredible. Through hearing a few choice words and phrases, an entire landscape of pictures, along with a host of emotive data is produced. Often the power of these imaginings is so potent they can overwhelm our young minds, causing us to feel fear or extreme excitement. And right when the peak of this creative power begins to blossom, at around the age of five, exposure to TV, video games, and smartphones has already taken a heavy toll.
According to psychologist and researcher Joseph Chilton Pearce, who wrote the book Evolution’s End in 1992, by the time children become teenagers, they are exposed to over 18,000 acts of violence via TV. Six thousand hours of television have been digested by the time a child turns five years old. But it gets worse, in the age of smartphones and tablets, the exposure to artificial images is staggering. And with it, the rise of psychological problems that come from a compromised imagination. Child suicide rates along with anxiety and attention deficit disorders have risen in tandem with the proliferation of TV, video games, and computers—all of which impose external images onto the mind, suppressing imagination and abstract thought.
Without the capacity to think abstractly, critical thinking, pattern recognition, and free thought suffer greatly. People tend to become self-centered, narcissistic, and shallow given such conditions. They need more and more external stimulation to feel normal, and when they are deprived of it, they often become increasingly anxious and are easily emotionally disturbed. Of course this makes them perfect consumers of modern culture, the perfect mindless pawn for the dark occult controllers of this world. Instead of people becoming more intelligent, competent, and wise as life experienced is gained, they become more materialistic, chemically and emotionally dependent, and require increasingly stimulating escapist pastimes. For example, the majority of people in the modern world explore sexually through pornography, externalized images, tending to feel less stimulated when engaging in a real sexual activity.
Thus, the more aptly we develop the capacity to think abstractly—founded on a well functioning imagination—the greater our capacity to recognize the frauds of our age. This will require a slow detoxification from external imagining technology—which is increasingly difficult in our modern world. From here, we can use our imagination to envision solutions.
The fabric of life in the cosmos, the interconnected nature of existence and all things, can only be “seen” with the abstract mind, which requires a healthy imagination. Therefore, the more one masters this metaphysical skill of imagination the more effectively they can understand the truth and be empowered as a result.
True freedom is a dynamic living experience of creativity and innovation. The risks of total freedom require a mind capable of accepting reality as a whole, navigating through the challenges of life as a musician improvises phrases of music.
The greater the loss of imagination, the greater the loss of freedom. The more people can imagine and think abstractly, the greater their capacity to exercise freedoms with collective harmony and precision. Our freedom, as a people, is intimately tied to imagination.
In a very real and powerful sense, mind control is the external manipulation of a person’s internal imagination. The question isn’t whether we can be free of mind control, the question is—are you the controller or the controlled? Learn to reclaim your imagination.
by Tim Bryant, December 29th, 2016
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”
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