How I put together The Matrix Revealed

How I put together The Matrix Revealed

by Jon Rappoport

October 26, 2013

This research and work, along with the work for its companion collection, Exit From the Matrix, took 25 years.

It started, in earnest, when I met hypnotherapist Jack True, in 1986. I was four years into a career as a freelance reporter.

A mutual friend introduced us in the UCLA Biomedical Library on a Saturday afternoon. Jack didn’t waste any time. He led me down into the lower stacks, where bound volumes of medical journals stood on shelves. He pulled out a few volumes.

He showed me studies that indicated the diagnostic tests for detecting HIV, the reputed cause of AIDS, were highly flawed.

This is just a sample,” he said. “I wanted to show you you can find medical insanity in their own journals. It’s everywhere.”

He looked around us.

You should write a book on the scientific fraud called AIDS,” he said.

We were off to the races. A week later, Jack introduced me to a publisher, and we struck a deal in an hour in a coffee shop in West LA.

In 1988, the book was published: AIDS Inc., Scandal of the Century. The full text is included in The Matrix Revealed.

During the writing of AIDS Inc., I learned about many medical frauds of the highest order. The walls of my small LA apartment were jammed with notes and reminders and journal citations. I taped them, tacked them, and stapled them there so I’d always have them in front of me. That was my filing system.

I was amazed at how much of my college training in logic came back to me. I needed every bit of it to navigate the lies, the false trails, the rank fraud, and the cover stories that obscured the true meaning of what I was researching.

Years later, when I put together The Matrix Revealed, I included my own logic course, knowing what essential knowledge is contained in that discipline, first codified by Aristotle.

As I was finishing the book, Jack True mentioned that he’d like to sit down and engage in a series of formal conversations, interviews, on his own work in hypnosis and deprogramming.

I eagerly agreed. It was the beginning of a period of exceptionally exciting mutual research on the mind. Jack, who died in the early 1990s, was a genius in his field. His insights are unparalleled. I included 43 of these interviews (320 pages) in The Matrix Revealed.

He said to me once, “I stopped doing hypnosis when I realized that my patients coming through the door were already hypnotized in a very deep place. I began to develop ways to wake them up. This led me into areas of what’s called paranormal ability—it’s really quite normal. People are living a sub-normal dream of very convincing quality. That dream is what people call their minds…”

A week or two after AIDS Inc. was published, Jack told me the book was on its way, in a diplomatic pouch, to Russia. He had a friend who’d sent it off. Apparently, the Russians were quite interested in potential research fraud at the US National Institutes of Health.

I never heard back from Russia, although I did have a brief correspondence with Jakob Segal, an East German biologist, who rejected US research on AIDS. He wrote me an interesting letter. I replied, pointing out what I considered were flaws in his own analysis. He didn’t answer.

The Matrix Revealed

Jack True made one further connection for me. It proved to be one of the most important of my life. He introduced me to a man who went by the name of Ellis Medavoy (pseudonym).

Ellis had been impressed by my book. It turned out he was a retired propaganda operative—and not just any operative. He’d carried out some of the most important psyops of our time, along with his colleagues.

Ellis was ready to talk off the record, in detail. Once I confirmed his background, he and I began a series of interviews. One of the first things he told me was: “Most propagandists are hacks. I want to give you the full story of how it’s done, how it works, and why it works. To grasp that, you need to understand the mind in a different way…”

In The Matrix Revealed, I’ve included 28 interviews with Ellis (290 pages). Together with Jack, these conversations convinced me to go digging further into the ancient fabled civilization of Tibet, before it became a theocracy saddled with control and a whole pile of metaphysical baggage.

I was very happy to confirm that core principles of Tibetan spiritual exercises dovetailed very well with what Jack True and Ellis Medavoy were revealing about mind programming and how the Matrix operates, in the external and internal worlds.

So these are a few of the threads that led me to put together The Matrix Revealed, and to stand firm, over these last years, on what I’ve learned.

I started out as a reporter…and eventually realized how wide and deep the field really is.

Jon Rappoport

The author of two explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED and EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. 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 emails at

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