The Nick Margerrison podcast

On this podcast we're looking back into the archives and listening to a classic couple of interviews from Patrick Heron. He's one of my favourite esoteric writers. An entertaining listen and a good insight into the roots of conspiracy theory culture, the majority of which comes from The Bible.

What also interests me about his angle is that this take on things is, roughly speaking, the kind of perspective people like George Bush and other Christians who operate at the peak of the political world use.

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Direct download: 032_Cult_Of_Nick_ft_Patrick_Heron.mp3
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I've been a fan of Alex Jones for as long as I can remember. The interview here makes that obvious. What's interesting is that I push him to speak about his religious beliefs as I believe that is crucial to understanding how his mindset works.

Many of the people who oppose the big brother state and further extensions of Government and bureaucratic power do so because they're coming from a spiritual perspective. Most arguments in favour of it see ideas such as ID chips, anti-terror laws and CCTV cameras as simply being "rational" solutions to many of the problems in our world. It is therefore interesting to note the "irrational" mindset of some of their fiercest critics.

I do not use the word "irrational" as a term of abuse here. I believe people are fundementally irrational. From a purely rational point of view there's no beauty in a flower and love is just a chemical reation in your brain. Rationalism...

Direct download: 031_Alex_Jones_interview_-_The_Cult_Of_Nick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT

In 1994 Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty took a million pounds to a deserted boathouse on the island of Jura and burnt it. The writer JMR Higgs looked at this event from a magickal perspective and came up with some interesting results. The story involves the world's first joke religion, the JFK assasination, Robert Anton Wilson, Alan Moore and a bunch of ideas collectively known as "Chaos Magick".

This week is an entirely new interview, the previous lot have all been unedited bits from the Nick Margerrison archives.

If you're interested in "sigils" which we get to talking about right at the end of the interview go to the Disinfo.com website where I've written some short essays on the topic. Once there you're looking for "Essays for the Discordian Occultist".

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Direct download: 030_Cult_Of_Nick_KLF_Chaos_Magic_Music_Money.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51am EDT

A "true" story of Jesus this week. It's based upon the book "The Masks Of Christ" and is another piece taken from the archives. Lynn and Clive featured on my TV show "Esoteria" a year or so after this interview. This is one of my personal favourites. The book had a big impact on me. It freaks me out to actually think that Jesus was a real person. He looked up at the same sun and moon we do. Quite interesting to think of him like that as opposed to the contrasting myths we get in the books of the bible.

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Direct download: 029_The_Cult_Of_Nick_ft_Lynn_Picknett_and_Clive_Prince.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34am EDT

The fuller text of this essay is on the Disinfo.com website. You can find it by typing "The Global Awakening" into google, it's on the first page of that search at the moment. It got re-tweeted almost 100 times and got around 200 "likes" on it. It's my attempt at putting a positive spin on a meme that has been around for some time.

If people like it I might try and do another in a month or so, if not we'll just crack on with the archive.

Already got some very interesting people who are interested in being interviewed on this podcast as a stand alone piece. Won't happen until the new year.

The music performance was taken from http://musopen.org/music/piece/278

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It's early days cult members, I'm still learning this new form but I think I'm starting to get an idea of how cool it could be.

Direct download: 028_The_Cult_Of_Nick_The_AWAKENING_essay.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm EDT

This week's offering to The Cult Of Nick features two interviews with Alan Moore. Both were recorded on the same day but intended to be broadcast seperately.

The first is about comic books and the occult, the second is about the reasons why Mr Moore hates film conversions of his work. If I'm being honest here the stuff where we get into occultism involves me feigning ignorance a little. I'd gotten into it by now and was already telling people I was a Discordian High Priest [1]. However, it seemed like a better idea to step back and let a real expert do the talking.

If this podcast is too long do message me about it on twitter: @nickmargerrison

Next week I'm going to do entirely original content, as an experiment. Regardless of if we lose half our audience or double it as a result it'll be back to the archive the week after as I've got lots of bits and bobs I wanna stick up here.

Thanks as always for downloading.

C u next Tuesday!

Nick Margerrison.

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Direct download: 027_Alan_Moore_interviews.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:30pm EDT

Two interviews with Kevin Warwick. He doesn't call himself a "transhumanist" but that's the term you need to google really. This podcast deals mainly with the notion that people are on the verge of being able to fuse themselves with kinetic technologies. Kevin is a really genuine bloke and I enjoyed meeting him in person for the TV show we did, "Esoteria". I discovered today that you can buy an audio version of it for £6 on iTunes. F. that, I'll copy you it for free if you really wanna watch it. No one's giving me any of that £6 I'll tell you that much.

Anyway, in this podcast I mention an article I wrote recently for www.disinfo.com which has gathered its own momentum since I recorded this. I'll focus on it a little more next week.

In the meantime I am find-able on www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison.

Hope you enjoy the podcast.

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PS The picture is of a mannequin taking a dump... dunno if you can see it or not, still working out how pictures work...

Direct download: 026_Cult_Of_Nick_Kevin_Warwick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16pm EDT

An interview with the author Desmond Morris.

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Direct download: 025_Cult_of_Nick_ft_Desmond_Morris.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

David Icke talks us through his “awakening”. He goes from being a TV sports personality to the world’s most listened to conspiracy theorist. This interview was first broadcast on Kerrang Radio in an edited form around 2007. Icke’s work is nowadays appreciated by various musicians such as Matt Bellamy, Noel Gallagher and Robbie Williams. The comedian Russell Brand had him on Radio 2 not long after this interview. Icke recently spoke to an audience of thousands for over 11 hours at Wembley Arena.

It’s one of my favourites.

Direct download: 024-the-david-icke-interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:27pm EDT

This is an interview from the archives. It features David Aaronovitch, a writer for The Times. It was to promote a book he'd written called Voodoo Histories about conspiracy theories.

It's also the first proper full length episode of the podcast. Annoyingly I had to move from Audioboo to here. Not to worry, the Cult of Nick is only small at present, I'm sure everyone will find their way here in the end.

I have no idea where this writing will end up ... if you enjoy the podcast write to me on twitter: @nickmargerrison

Direct download: 023-first-full-half-hour-version-of-the-cult-of-nick.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

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