The Nick Margerrison podcast (general)

I’ve kept an eye on the developments taking place in the world of the ‘virtual currency’ Bitcoin. “Buttons” is a guy who traded on forums but he has now had to cease this after his account was closed and his bank became inexplicably uncooperative.

His story is ongoing and, with his permission, we will return to him in the event of any major developments.

Also, on this podcast, I explain the album which a friend and I have made. It can be found here: http://tunes.zerofriendsrecordings.co.uk/

I’m on one of the tracks, “The Awakening”.

The rest is the work of ZeroFriendsRecordings and has been designed, with my help, as a meditational aid using the tarot deck’s major arcana. A proportion of the price you pay will go back into funding this podcast's hosting costs. You may recognise them, they've been the music backgrounds to The C.O.N. for a while now.

My twitter is here: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

Direct download: 066_Bitcoin_Trader_-_They_closed_my_bank_account_its_too_dangerous_now.mp3
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Today's podcast begins with a new version of "The Global Awakening".

The music on it is from Zero Friends Recordings.

This is followed by an interview with www.wethepeoplewillnotbechipped.com

My Twitter is here.

Direct download: 065_Global_Awakening_and_the_Microchip_Agenda.mp3
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This podcast contains an interview with Shirley Phelps-Roper from the Westboro Baptist church, less widely known then than she is nowadays the piece also features gay rights activist Peter Tachell.

Also there's an interview with a couple of people about a film called "Islam: What the west needs to know". It's one view on a very contentious subject.

Right at the end of this podcast is Part 5 of Essays For The Discordian Occultist. These essays will form the spinal collumn of my book but are, in early form, already published in full on www.disinfo.com

The music on this podcast is from Zero Friends Recordings.

My twitter is here: Twitter.com/nickmargerrison

Nick Margerrison

Direct download: 064_Gays_Islam_Chimps_and_part_5_of_essays_for_the_Discordian_Occultist.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

David Oates is here.

His stuff about reverse speech is ace!

The Church Of The SubGenius is here.

The Reverend Ivan Stag, Praise Bob!

My blog is here.

Twitter.com/nickmargerrison

The music is from Zero Friends Recording

The podcast's facebookpage is here.

Rah rah Discordia!

Direct download: 063_The_Censorship_Agenda_in_the_UK_The_Church_Of_The_SubGenius_.mp3
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This episode of The CON features Anthony Peake and Billy Bragg. The former is a literary favourite of mine, his books hang in the void between awesome story telling and genuinely solid research. The latter is possibly more famous in the UK than in the US. However he gives an engaging interview and I suggest overseas listeners look up his work.

Speaking of which...

The music is from www.zerofriendsrecordings.co.uk

My twitter is here: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

Direct download: 062_Billy_Bragg_I_saw_a_UFO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

Introducing Poe Boy!

This week's podcast features an interview via Skype. I'm not keen on it, prefer phonelines, but there wasn't any other way. The person we're chatting to has been featured in The Daily Mail, irritated Ricky Gervais and mildly amused Stephen Fry. It's another unique interview to the podcast, I intend to return to the archive next week.

The blog entry which caused this episode: IS HERE

The new music I'm using is from ZER0 FRIENDS RECORDINGS

Our guest's Twitter is HERE

My twitter is here: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

Direct download: 061_Poe_Boy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

On this podcast we speak to one of the stars of a recent UK TV documentary about our nation's Alien Abduction Hotline, Joanne Summerscales. The group she represents is called AMMACH The Anomalous Mind Management, Abductee, Contactee Helpline.

This is an interview unique to the podcast.

Ammach's website is here: www.alienabductionuk.com

The website mentioned in the interview is there: www.biolocation.com

The music on this piece is provided by http://zerofriendsrecordings.co.uk/

Essays For The Discordian Occultist pictures and original article is here: http://www.disinfo.com/2012/12/a-beginners-guide-to-sigil-craft/

My twitter is there: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

The cult's...

Direct download: 060_The_alien_abduction_hotline_and_how_to_cast_a_magick_spell.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:37am EDT

This is one of the many Icke interviews in my archive, it was initially going to be my firs upload but then I realised you kind of need the background to his belief system for it to really make sense. Hence it's my third upload of an Icke piece rather than the first.

I've left a bit of "off air" banter in there. He is a very friendly chap and would occasionally give us bits of advice and thoughts related to stuff that had happened on the show.

The music I use on this piece is here.

My twitter is here: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

David Icke's website is here: www.davidicke.com

Enjoy!

NM

Direct download: 059_David_Icke_fans_favourite_interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

Tony gives us a rundown of some of his experiences in both the esoteric world and the slightly more predictable world of "the media". Tony has a number of incredible stories to tell and he's always engaging. He gathered quite a following after his appearances on both the old TV and radio shows.

His twitter is here: www.twitter.com/tony_topping

My twitter is there: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

The music I use on the podcast can be found here:

Direct download: UFOs_mind_weapons_and_a_secret_government_ft_Tony_Topping.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EDT

Make sure you read this article I wrote here: http://disinfo.com/2012/11/the-global-awakening/

It's this which I'm talking to comedian Lee Camp about. His website is here: www.leecamp.net

Make sure you check this blog post out here: http://margerrisons.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/our-millitary-should-only-ever-be-used.html

It's that which I reference in the last bit of the podcast.

Make sure you watch this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BmdovYztH8

It's how I start things off on today's episode.

The interview is with Michael Mott, he's a top ET researcher.

My twitter is here: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

And ... the music I use on the...


In reverse order on this week's episode of The Cult Of Nick we have:

Ian R Crane informs us with an alternative perspective on Man Made Global Warming. His website is here: http://www.ianrcrane.com/

Eric Steel's first film the bridge is our next topic of conversation. It has an official website here: http://www.thebridge-themovie.com/new/index.html

We kick off though with Phil Zimbardo who speaks about the Stanford Prison Experiement. His web presence is here: http://www.zimbardo.com/

The brand spanking new Facebooks page is here: www.facebook.com/cultofnick

My twitter is here: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

The music you can here in the background is here:


The reality TV show Big Brother is clearly an off shoot of The Stanford Prison Experiment. I'm not sure I've heard anyone putting this point to its originator Phil Zimbardo before.

This is the final bonus upload and it means all "The C.O.N." is now available on this podcast stream.

The Cult now has an experimental Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cultofnick

My twitter is here: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison - I prefer twitter, it's better.

The music in the background on this is here: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

NM

Direct download: 020-022_The_Cult_Of_Nick_BONUS_Zimbardo.mp3
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Bob and Alice Maeder talk here about their daughter's involvement with the "Heaven's Gate" cult.

There is a fantastic documentary on this subject here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBTLThA0wOw

Don't forget you can contact me on www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

NM

Music in background: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

Direct download: 055_The_Heavens_Gate_Cult.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

An interview with Carmen Reed. Interesting story I think. Give us your thoughts.

Music from: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

My twitter: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

Direct download: 054_An_Epic_Ghost_Story.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

The next bonus episode, there's one more of these to come.

It contains The Dream Dudes, Pastor Deacon, Alf The Freegan and Frans De Waal. All of them became legends on the show. There's also a call in there about terrorism, it features my phone in style. Interesting because I'm not sure who I agree with, me or the caller.

MUSIC : http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

Keep sharing these bonus episodes, they're a good introduction to the podcast. Downloads are nice and high at the moment so it's very rewarding putting these together.

My twitter: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

NM

Direct download: 009-019_The_Cult_Of_Nick_BONUS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:38pm EDT

This interview is a compilation of various conversations with Stewart Swerdlow. He covers almost every esoteric conspiracy theory you can imagine. I consider interviews like this to be an exercise in panning for gold. Have fun!

Find me on www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

Music in background: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

Direct download: 053_Uber_Esoteric_Conspiracy_Theory_Fest_ft_Stewart_Swerdlow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:56pm EDT

This episode features some very big name guests:

Mark Thomas - excellent comedian and political activist ... oh, and healer.

Peter J Carroll - probably the most respected living occultist in the english speaking world. His works are all classics.

Uri Geller - MrFire?

The reason it's so full of stuff is it's the first six episodes of TheCult Of Nick.

Re-tweet the bejesus out of it.

Facebook it so hard it cries.

And err, you know, tell your friends.

The music in the background (which you can hardly hear) is taken from: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

Find me on www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

Direct download: 001-006_Cult_Of_Nick_BONUS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

The full unedited Bret "The Hitman" Hart interview we recorded for the old Kerrang show.

Added to this is Part 3 of "Essays For The Discordian Occultist", a series I wrote for www.disinfo.com, which is gradually gathering a following.

My twitter is here: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

The music I use on the podcast is here: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

Direct download: 052_The_Cult_Of_Nick_Bret_The_Hitman_Hart_and_Pt_3_of_EFTDO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43pm EDT

Rodney Orpheus is a great guest. In my opinion the guy has his pitch just right. A rock and roll star by day and a master occultist by night. What more could you want?

This interview is unique to the podcast and was conducted last week.

I've interviewed him previously, as becomes clear, but I think this is the first time I really manage to tie him down to some of the specifics of what it is The OTO is about. The book he's written is excellent, The Grimoire of Aleister Crowley, but I suggest if you're new to this stuff you start with his first book: Abrahadabra.

Originally I was kicking an old interview of his around then it occured to me that as we're still in reasonably regular contact it'd be odd for me not to buzz him on the phone and set up a little chat.

His twitter is here:

Direct download: 051_The_Cult_Of_Nick_Satanic_Sex_and_the_OTO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:13pm EDT

This interview had a huge effect on me. It really pushed my mind in certain directions. It's controversial at points but emphasises the fact that irrational spirituality can act as a last defence against tyranny.

MUSIC in the background: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

My twitter: https://twitter.com/NickMargerrison

Direct download: 050_Cult_Of_Nick_Hilmer_Von_Campe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:01pm EDT

This podcast features an interview with Dr Steven Greer of The Disclosure Project. In my opnion they're one of the most interesting sites as regards ET's/UFO's.

As I say in the podcast, I'm not sure what I think about these matters nowadays but I consider them an important thought exercise at the very least. This interview is an example of where those thoughts can lead.

The music you can hear is here: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

My twitter account is here: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

NM

Direct download: 049_Err_..._I_didnt_hear_the_question_is_but_the_answer_is_ALIENS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

Interview with Jon Ronson from the archives. I’m quite obviously a huge fan of his work. The film we discuss has been posted on Youtube and, while it’s there, I suggest you take a look. Link at the bottom. Title of the film is “Reverend Death”.

The second half of the podcast is the story of watching the Boston attack via Twitter. It’s based on a blog entry on www.margerrisons.blogspot.com called ‘Watching tragedy unfold online… #blamethebombers’.

Thanks to all the tweeters who helped us all make sense of that particular night. You know who you all are.

Do join me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

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Jon Ronson film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VR7mK5hZwU

"Reverend Death"

Music used in podcast: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

Direct download: 048_incl_Jon_Ronson.mp3
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This interview really struck me at the time. I was taken aback by how mundane everything was as the best friend of a serial killer told me about his time as a boy playing games and mucking about.

MUSIC: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

TWITTER: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

Direct download: 047_Cult_Of_Nick_Serial_Killers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

Still one of my favourite websites to browse. This interview amuses me because of the gap between a true believer in the field and a casual observer such as myself's realities. Teleportation devices are real? Ace.

MUSIC from: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

Direct download: 046_Project_Camelot.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:02pm EDT

A belief system is sometimes tricky to spot in the cut and thrust of your average cult member's life. There's nothing wrong with beliefs it's just important to remember how alike to fantasy they are. These two interviews are on the same theme. One of them is about a tribe in the middle of nowhere and the other is from a writer who scribbled out an ace book a few years ago called "Don't Get Fooled Again".

Original interviews with:

Daniel Everett

Richard Wilson

MUSIC from: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

Follow me on twitter here: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

Direct download: 045_How_to_spot_a_BS.mp3
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Without doubt Stewart Lee cut a heroic figure in my life for a certain period. He was obviously brilliant yet had been totally abandoned by the mainstream for no clear reason. It fascinated me that someone who was so obviously a genius in his field was playing small rooms and doing wilfully odd things at gigs.

This interview was done just before he hit the bigtime for a second time. It's an interesting little period piece in that sense. However, it's very much a fan interview so I suggest you go watch some of his stuff on YouTube first.

NM

MUSIC: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

Direct download: Stewart_Lee_talks_about_stuff.mp3
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This interview with "Prophet Yaweh" is marked with an "explicit" rating. It's potentially VERY offensive. The point of it is to suggest that you can and do create your own reality by projecting your intent outwards. If your intent is to call down a UFO or ET or Demon, you'd be surprised at the apparent results. I don't suggest you call one, I do think the 50p experiment in the previous podcast might be a better idea.

"and the only reason I was abducted by aliens in Kathmanduin 1994 was because I went to Kathmandu in 1994 to be abducted by aliens! And it works right? And these fuckers, they will turn...

Direct download: PODCAST_43.mp3
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This podcast features an interview with Jerry Gandalfo, an expert in Voodoo. It also contains part 2 of Essays For The Discordian Occultist. This is an audio version of the series I wrote for the Disinfo.com website. They're easily found there.

Music you can hear in the background: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

My twitter: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

Direct download: Podcast_42.mp3
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This week's episode of The CON features a couple of interviews with David Shayler. It also contains a cracking comment on the Lucid Dreaming episode which leads me neatly into why that is to be your first step into "the occult".

If you wanna tweet me I'm @nickmargerrison

NM

CREDITS:

The track at the end, Benjy's Silver Bullets, is here: http://benjyssilverbullets.com/

Music you can hear in the background: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

Direct download: 041_David_Shayler_an_Ex_MI5_agent_who_now_claims_to_be_Jesus.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:59pm EDT

040 Stanton Friedman on aliens & ET contact

Last week's interview with Timothy Good has kind of kicked off a bit of a UFO trip for me at the moment so it's that aspect of the Margerrison archives we're plumbing the depths of again this week.

I also try to explain my Meme launching attempts.

And we get to another interesting lucid dreaming experience.

I'm followable on: www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

The Adam Entwistle track we end the podcast with is here: http://everythingmustgrow.tumblr.com/post/41744551890/fractal

Music you can hear in the background: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

Direct download: TheMemeEpisdodes.mp3
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We got some vital feedback to last week's episode in the form of a comment on my blog ( www.margerrisons.blogspot.com ) which is read out in this week's episode. If you have been trying the lucid dreaming experiments outlined last week put your results into the comments section and we'll look at your experiences soon.

If you do go check out my personal blog, or maybe you're even reading this on it now, there's a big grey iTunes button you can click on to subscribe to the podcast.

A side note here, I forget to mention in this podcast that the interview seems to be me in my full on "true believer" mode where I totally went for the idea that ET's were real. I'm not so sure on all that these days but still consider it possible.

Nick Margerrison

FURTHER READING:

Timothy Good is here: http://www.timothygood.co.uk/

I reference a film in this podcast, it's here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnNSe5XYp6E

Direct download: TheCultOfNickGodEpisode.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:27pm EDT

The long promised lucid dreaming episode.

In this week's Cult Of Nick we get into our first proper collective "occult" experiement. We will be following the popular series of essays I wrote for the Disinfo website, "Essays For The Discordian Occultist" over the next few months. I intend to return to this topic

The interviews on this podcast are with Zoe 7 and they are wide ranging. Personally I find it interesting to hear my style pick up so dramatically between the first one and the second.

I seem to remember Zoe was one of our first guests and I really dug his style, even though I might not agree with all his conclusions. Here's his website, he promises an update soon: http://www.zoe7.com/

www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

PS - a mate of mine wondered how to subscribe to this podcast on iTunes ... go onto my personal blog wwww.margerrisons.blogspot.com and click on the grey giant button there, easiest way.

Music you can hear in the...

Direct download: CULT_OF_NICK_INITIATION.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

Recently David Icke was "confronted" by Jessie Ventura on his TV show. The two men left each other with a bitter taste in their mouths and it makes for irritating viewing. This is the conversation Ventura could have had with Icke about The Lizards if he'd been genuinely interested.

I've mentioned previously that opponents of "The New World Order" are frequently mystically inspired. Icke is no different to Alex Jones in this respect.

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MUSIC CREDIT: http://www.youtube.com/mmmontagemusic

Direct download: Untitled.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

The implications of Rupert Sheldrake's work for occultists are obvious. The implications his ideas might have on science in the long term are huge. That he's not currently accepted as the orthodoxy is an irrelevance. The older you get the more you notice that science shifts in its opinions just as people do. This is partly why I drop in my little essay at the end. Paradigms and ways of thinking are not written onto stone tablets anymore.

If you enjoy the end bit of the podcast you might like an earlier episode called "The Awakening". Have a little look back, it comes just after the Alan Moore interview.

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PS:

The music you can hear in the background on some of this podcast is from

https://soundcloud.com/liamkeery

Direct download: 036_Dr_Rupert_Sheldrake_interviews.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm EDT

This week's podcast features a full unedited inteview from the archives with Glen Carter, the UK President of The Raelian movement. It begins with a quick rundown of my top five small scale religious movements, or "cults".

For me the distinction between a cult and a religion is nothing more than a numbers game. Furthermore I think there's a sense of perspective you can get on religion by looking at the activities of smaller groups who have a much harder time maintaining their reality tunnels in the face of a society which is, in the main, indifferent to their existence.

The clips of Peter H Gilmour are on a previous episode of this podcast.

Say hello to me on www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison if you enjoyed the podcast.

I really will get an email address sorted by the end of next week. Been busy earning money in the real world of commercial radio most of this week.

NM

Direct download: 035_The_CULT_OF_NICK_Religious_cults_and_aliens.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:47pm EDT

David Levy talks about his book Sex With Robots on this podcast. It's a compilation of two of his interviews alongside a couple of others from a similar area including Professor Chris Melhuish from the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Matt, from Real Doll.com. All these interviews are taken from the archives.

Thanks for downloading. We're getting more interviews lined up for us by a strange process of osmosis where old contacts are bleeding through the podcast and into my line of sight. If you're able to help set one up contact me through twitter:

www.twitter.com/nickmargerrison

Even if not, click follow and say how are we and I'll be sure to retweet you if you say you're a new listener.

NM

Direct download: 034_Robot_sex_dolls.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:43am EDT

On this week's podcast we have four pieces all in one. Firstly there's an interview with, The Head Of The Church Of Satan, Peter H Gilmore*. Secondly there's a chat with one of my favourite living poets Will Stopha. Then there's, Edward Muesch, a guy who survived a tsunami. And finally there's the secret to stopping smoking. Seriously, it worked for me, you read a book and then you will stop. It doesn't scare you, it just convinces you to stop. Listen to the end of the podcast to hear more.

Happy New Year &c

twitter.com/nickmargerrison

*In the event I find the un-edited version of this I'll whack it up straight away. Little annoying that this has a few early edits on it.

Direct download: 033_Satanism_Smoking_and_Survival.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:49pm EDT

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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am EDT

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.

Nick Margerrison

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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

My twitter address is twitter.com/nickmargerrison

My personal blog is www.margerrisons.blogspot.com

This podcast can now be found on iTunes.

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
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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