FTP035: Duncan Trussell, Pt. 2 – Manipulating Reality

We have talked about consciousness exploration several times on the podcast before. Meditation, psychedelics, and Eastern esoteric practices have all made it into our experimentations and discussions. This time, we get into something a bit more out there – manipulating reality.

Duncan Trussell on Magick & the Astral plane

In this episode, we continue talking to comedian and podcaster Duncan Trussell. Things get weird as we explore the astral realm and the kinds of crazy things that can happen when you go deep into consciousness exploration and reality manipulation. We all share stories that we and others have had through psychedelics, meditation, and magick practices. Duncan gives some warnings about entering the “Chapel Perilous” and suggest many useful resources for learning more about the practice & theory of magick. 

We talk about the various esoteric spiritual practices around the world, and why many practitioners chose to disappear from the world for a time to expand their consciousness. We discuss the role of karma when engaging in heavy spiritual practice, and the importance of loving yourself and others.

This episode is part 2 of our conversation. Listen to part 1 of the podcast with with Duncan Trussell.

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In This Episode of Future Thinkers Podcast:

  • The simulation theory and Maya illusion
  • LSD and DMT opening up different levels of perception
  • The archetypes and entities of the Astral realm
  • What is the Chapel Perilous?
  • The multiverse theory
  • The dangers of sorcery and magick
  • The importance of loving yourself and others


“You come back from a DMT trip and you’re not so sure you’re not living in a really convincing hologram” – Mike Gilliland, Future Thinkers

Mentions and Resources:

Other Mentions:

  • Neem Karoli Baba
  • Ram Dass
  • Jason Louv
  • Chapel Perilous
  • Renfeld the vampire slave

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