There is a real Matrix, but it's probably not the way it's depicted in the movie. I've found out more about it by reading Jim Marrs, David Icke, P. D. Ouspensky, Daniel Quinn, and Henry David Thoreau, among others. As Morpheus indicated in the original movie, the Matrix manifests itself in what we think of as the economy - religions and philosophies - and governments. Think about it. If you were to design any of these institutions from scratch, would they resemble, even superficially, what we have now? If you're thinking "yes", then you could probably benefit from some mind-expanding drugs such as Ayn Rand, Robert Heinlein, and William Gibson in addition to the above-listed authors.
I have, over the past two years especially, managed to almost completely liberate myself from the most external manifestations of the Matrix, though I continue to "plug in" often for various reasons. The point is to be in control. If you would like to reach the same level, you just need to read, think, and act in such a way as to extract yourself from the controlled economies, religions, and governments of the world. That can be more or less difficult depending on the circumstances in which you live now. Particularly, if you are deeply in debt, that should be one of your top priorities. You will not be able to escape if your creditors are holding you inside. I can also help you at this stage but read on.
Once you are debt-free and have a few thousand to live on, if you want some help send me an email and we can discuss it. The help will not be free, nor even cheap, so if you aren't willing to part with at least a thousand dollars don't even bother contacting me; just read and work it out for yourself. Of course, I can, as mentioned above, guide you in getting out of debt, since I accomplished it myself; but then you'd be getting more into debt in the short term, and if you don't stick with it, you will be worse off than before.
There may well be many other levels of control, as Icke and Ouspensky believe. I can't help with those yet; I'm still struggling to complete my freedom from the 3-dimensional Matrix. The higher dimensions will reveal themselves eventually, and I'll deal with them at that time.
There is no pie-in-the-sky mysticism here, despite the references to Ouspensky; only real down-to-earth methods that work. Gurdjieff's ideas (from In Search of the Miraculous) are only taken in the context of the reality of this world.
If you can't afford my help but need a jumpstart, I suggest the following books, not in any particular order. Some are out of print but still available from places such as Amazon.com, from their associate resellers.
So why don't I just write up a HOWTO and post it to the web? A number of reasons. Number one, as several of the above-named authors point out, the "machine" won't notice, or at least won't care, if scattered individuals break out of the matrix. But if they see someone trying to organize a massive change, that anomaly is quickly erased. Other reasons include my own personal laziness and selfishness. I might give some of these things away someday, but for right now I'm gonna make you pay. I paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for what I'll be teaching you. Besides, I'd rather be sitting in the Matrix, swilling coffee and programming.