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Tim Leary profile with John Higgs and an interview with Thad McKracken

Episode #126 of The Cult Of Nick descends into the net.

It features John Higgs, who writes an excellent blog here and tweets here.

The Discordian festival we refer to is in the UK. A website about it is here: http://cosmictriggerplay.com/

Thad McKracken writes frequently for Disinfo and has a facebook page which is very active here: https://www.facebook.com/thaddeus.mckraken His excellent book, which I get a co-editing credit for online, is here: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1500474681/disinformation

The music on this week’s podcast is from drone rockers, Quisling Meet, who tweet here: https://twitter.com/quislingmeet

I tweet here: https://twitter.com/NickMargerrison

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Coincidence Control Network: Episode 75

Sorry for the delay this week, kids. I (the all seeing Ken), have been stricken with evil germs. What are you going to do, huh? This week: I actually don't know...it's all in American...But I think they talk about Black Eyed kids again...or was it the Black Eyed Peas?, Something about Pigeons being terrorists?, How Twin Peaks is an all American cherry pie of a show?, Going to war again?...I dunno you listen. PersonnelJoe Nolan, and Frater Isla
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Listen- Why You Have Heroic Potential and Shouldn’t Fear Shape-Shifting Lizards, The Illuminati, ISIS or Ebola.

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Fellow Disinfonaut, Author and pal, Gabriel D. Roberts joins the podcast! 

“You as you know yourself are not the final term of your being. You must die to that, one way or another… Life is always on the edge of death, always. One should lack fear and have the courage of life. That’s the principle initiation of all heroic stories.” – Joseph Campbell. 

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IMG_6074As the great Joseph Campbell so beautifully points out, you my friend, are goddamned hero.

I know that’s weird to say, let alone admit to yourself. It seems ostentatious, self-aggrandizing and ridiculous. However, it’s totally true.

We lose sight of what it is that each and every one of us is charged with just by being alive– We’re born, we do our best on this planet, decade after decade, then die. It’s a positively gargantuan task in and of itself that shouldn’t be diminished.Read the rest

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It’s Not Science Fiction, It’s Biomimicry– With Guest Dr. Michael Nosonovsky

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“In the first half of the 20th century, the prevailing idea was that humans could be masters of nature and the universe. We thought that human power was unlimited. We thought- ‘we can change rivers, we can move mountains,’ we can actually conquer nature. Then sometime in the second half of the 20th century, we made the realization that the relationship between nature and humans is actually much more complex than that.”  -Dr. Michael Nosonovsky.

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IMG_6042If you love technology, congratulations! You’re living in what is, without a doubt, the most exciting time for it in human history. We’ve got self-driving cars, Oculus Rift, ubiquitous pocket-dwelling supercomputers and giant televisions in nearly every home. It’s almost enough to make you forget about ISIS, Ebola, killer asteroids and climate disaster.

Almost.

So let’s dampen the fear mongering feedback loop a bit further by jumping the technological brainwashing (I use that phrase with great affection) up a few notches.Read the rest

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Sarah Hall on the Project Bring Me to Life Podcast

On episode #7 of the Project Bring Me to Life Podcast, host Selomon and co-host Nick Mielnicki interview medium Sarah Hall about her work as an intuitive counselor and spiritual healer. The discussion circles around the theme of maintaining strong boundaries during spiritual development in order to project yourself from unhealthy invasive energies.

Sarah Hall works with many Arch Angels as an Angel Therapist Practitioner. Find out more about her on our website at www.projectbringmetolife.com. Her personal website is www.Serraphim.com.

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Coincidence Control Network: Episode 74

This week: The great Idaho chicken heist of 2014, stoner mice, Boffins discuss aliens, Michael Bay’s already done it, Titantastic titillation, Dracula News: The new craze sweeping the nation, Edgar Allen Poe’s wet dream, Colombian cons his way into Isla’s heart, and much more.

PersonnelJoe Nolan, Frater Isla, Kim Monaghan, and Ken Eakins

Links:

  • Nice job – Link
  • Marty The Marijuana Mouse Link
  • NASA gets boffins into talk Aliens Link
  • Diary date – Link
  • What is this strange object in the ocean on Titan? – Link
  • Dracula News: Vlads prison discovered Link
  • Some Lady Might Have Possibly Been Buried Alive Maybe Link
  • Colombian Con Man is Isla’s Hero Link
  • Missing the point - Link
  • Ghost News: Black Eyed Child is back! – Link

Music:

Dan the Automator - Ganges A Go-Go

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Pursuing Justice Through Filmmaking, Why we Create Beauty, Hot Dog Related Altercations

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Filmmakers Spencer Chumbley and Erik Ljung have shot for organizations like VICE and Al Jazeera. I caught up with the guys just before they debuted their film, The Death of Cory Stingley a the Milwaukee Film Festival. 

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Humans make things, we always have. But, we don’t just make, we create beauty. We pay attention to symmetry, form and detail. Why is that? Darwinian theory says it’s simply a form of “peacocking.” More specifically, our creative predispositions are merely “fitness signals.” For example, if you write a novel, create a moving peace of art, or compose a great song, it’s just a uniquely human way of showing off your intellect in hopes of attracting a mate, like a peacock with it’s innately douchey bouquet of feathers.

I fucking hate this idea.  

But, let’s be fair. It’s totally undeniable that ego and social elevation are often intertwined with creative accomplishments.Read the rest

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Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal

Shroder_Tom_AcidTest_cover_expandedAttitudes towards the healing powers of psychedelics seem to be changing, says Tom Shroder, the author of a new book on the subject. And, according to some researchers, their incredible efficacy is due to their ability to unleash the mind’s own “innate healing intelligence”.

The award winning journalist and ex-editor of The Washington Post Magazine spoke to The Eternities podcast about his latest work, Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy and the Power to Heal, which looks at the history of psychedelic therapy from the fifties to the present day.

He said, “Our system, as biased as it might have been against psychedelics, certainly was based on [a] belief that science could prove something, and science [has been] proving the efficacy of these drugs … in clinical conditions. They’re plenty safe enough. In fact, they’re much safer than most other drugs used in psychiatry. So, you can’t argue with the science.”

One of the three main figures in the book is Dr Michael Mithoefer, a psychiatrist at the forefront of psychedelic therapy research.… Read the rest

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Daniele Bolelli Hosts Graham Hancock on The Drunken Taoist Podcast

Two of our favorite authors, Daniele Bolelli (50 Things You’re Not Supposed To Know: Religion) and Graham Hancock (Supernatural, Entangled), finally get together and talk on Daniele’s Drunken Taoist podcast:

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The topics for discussion include:

  • Embracing fiction and saying goodbye to footnotes!
  • Ayahuasca approves of Graham’s fiction
  • At the crossroad of good and evil: choices
  • The demiurge from Graham’s lips: demons hiding in divine clothing
  • If your theology leads you to kill in the name of God, what you are worshipping is a demon
  • Please support Graham’s fiction novels
  • Moctezuma and Cortes: the battle of evil against evil
  • St. Peter and the Aztec war god: different masks for the same entity
  • Totalitarians are all the same
  • Graham offers a history lesson
  • Powerful female characters
  • Gonzalo Guerrero
  • The publishing cage… Graham and the memory of publishers with guts
  • The Stephen King experiment
  • Graham makes a great offer to Drunken Taoist listeners
  • Graham and replying to emails
  • Why Daniele doesn’t get shit done
  • Graham and TED
  • A Japanese editor carried a resignation letter for six weeks in case his choice to support “Fingerprints of the Gods” didn’t work out
  • A timeline of human history and the mystery of the last ice age
  • How Graham transitioned to becoming a writer
  • Martin Mystere
  • Graham about death and the nature of the universe

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The Undying Stars – Was Ancient Man Connected Through Star Myth, Shamanism and Megaliths?

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Join Author, David W. Mathisen and I as we hack our way through the gnarled nether-regions of history, philosophy and a litany of other woo-drenched topics. 

Imagine the level of genius and insanity it must have taken to pitch the idea of of constructing the Great Pyramid of Giza– “Let’s take 2.3 million stones weighing up to 80 tons each that fit together seamlessly to create the world’s tallest structure. Also, let’s make sure it aligns to true north, mimics Orion’s belt, measures equinoctial precession and encodes roughly a shit ton of other astral and mathematical phenomena.”Best pitch ever, right?

Despite the fact that my pitch sounds totally bat shit bonkers, the Egyptians were far from the only ones who undertook such a herculean labor. There are dozens of ancient megalithic structures with countless astral alignments and striking similarities all over the world. Yet, if we take that observation a step further, positing the idea that many ancient cultures had sacred traditions built upon a common, interconnected, esoteric system that communicated transcendent truth via celestial allegory, myth and megaliths, we’re starting to get pretty deep into the hairy nethers of history– a place where mainstream academia dares not dwell.… Read the rest

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