Welcome to The Astral Hustle, where Cory Allen talks to himself and his friends about the nature of being and the magic of reality.
#76 Liam Wilson
Apr 17, 2017
I’m joined on TAH by The Dillinger Escape Plan bassist Liam Wilson! We talk about music for a while, then drop anchor through the fabric of the cosmos. We explore ideas about humans as arteries of the divine, the logical chaos of the universe, and a continuous river of timeless non-local knowing.
The book Liam recommended is called ‘Wild’ by Jay Griffiths.
#75 Michael Garfield
Apr 10, 2017
I’m joined on TAH by Future Fossils host Michael Garfield. We talk about the internet rewiring our brains, removing idea viruses from the computer of the self, and a huge spectrum of other future-topic fantasies.
#73 Live from LA with Daniele Bolelli, Zach Leary, and Michael Phillip at Mind/Wave
Mar 27, 2017
On this special episode Daniele Bolelli, Zach Leary, Michael Phillip and I rock a LIVE podcast at Mind/Wave LA. We talk about spiritual materialism, avoiding delusion on the path of awakening, and raising awareness of your own perception.
The intro/outro music is The Bird by Anderson Paak
#71 Josh Russell
Mar 13, 2017
Molecular and Cell Biology PhD and dear friend Josh Russell joins TAH to melt our brains with his micro-world wisdom. We talk about cell vesicles communicating like wifi, the possibility of our gut flora being an alien invasion, worms achieving immortality by giving birth to themselves, and the origin of life.
The intro/outro music is Love’s a Real Thing by Super Eagles
#70 Michael Phillip
Mar 7, 2017
Third Eye Drops host Michael Phillip joins me in Austin for a meat-suit Earth rotation celebration. We talk about our new theory for the birth of the universe, finding existential peace through accepting your own oblivion, and the mystery of free will.
The intro/outro music is High Demand by Future
#67 Conner Moore
Feb 13, 2017
On this TAH I’m joined by Pleasure Monkey podcast host and Onnit project manager Conner Moore. We talk about changing negative perspectives through gratitude, continuing growth by flowing with the shifts of life, and a demystified approach to meditation.
The intro/outro music is New Romantic by Andy Stott
#66 Aubrey Marcus
Feb 6, 2017
On this TAH I’m joined by psychedelic pathfinder Aubrey Marcus. We talk about decoding symbolic projections of our subconscious, breaking linearity by slicing time fractals, and balancing on the wobbling center of divine polarities.
The intro/outro music is Won’t Do by J Dilla
#65 John F Simon Jr
Jan 31, 2017
On this TAH I’m joined by artist and mindfulness teacher John F Simon Jr for a philosophical snowball of a conversation. We talk about seeing consciousness beyond the human perspective, reality as a melted cassette tape, quantum entanglement, and his book Drawing Your Own Path.
The intro/outro music is Root In 7/4 Plus by Maulawi
#64 Amanda Sage
Jan 23, 2017
On this episode of TAH I’m joined by artist Amanda Sage. In this kaleidoscopic exchange of brain vibrations we talk about humans waking up to their inherited behaviors, negative emotions as compost, seeing beyond normalcy, and psychedelic ponchos!
The intro/outro music is Zodiac Shit by Flying Lotus
#62 Now is Now
Jan 9, 2017
It’s the return of the solocast! I talk about consensus reality being an illusion and finding liberation from our monkey-mind mechanisms through objective thinking.
The intro/outro music is Flower Strewing by People
#61 Hamilton Souther
Jan 3, 2017
I’m joined by master shaman Hamilton Souther. We talk about developing peace from the inside out, the bizarreness of child birth, embracing who you are, and the importance of openness.
The intro/outro music is I Want Your Love So Bad by Darondo
This episode is sponsored by Eat Dream Be
#60 Noah Lampert & Michael Phillip
Dec 27, 2016
I’m joined by Synchronicity host Noah Lampert and Third Eye Drops host Michael Phillip where we melt our brains into a singular stream of cosmic knowing. We chat about shredding spiritual materialism with laughter, following our callings, and the power of keeping it real!
The intro/outro music is Easy Rider by Action Bronson
This episode is sponsored by Eat Dream Be
#59 Simon Haiduk
Dec 19, 2016
On this episode of TAH I’m joined by visionary artist Simon Haiduk. We talk about humans seeking symbols of themselves to identify their reality, the importance of openness, and waking up to universal connectivity.
The intro/outro music is Maiysha by Miles Davis
This episode is sponsored by Eat Dream Be.
#58 Chor Boogie + Elizabeth Bast
Dec 12, 2016
On this episode of TAH I’m joined by Chor Boogie and Elizabeth Bast. We talk about Chor’s artistic process, past addiction and Elizabeth’s book which recounts their healing journey that led them to Africa where they took part in an Iboga ceremony with the Bwiti tribe.
The intro/outro music is Lufuala Ndonga by Konono N°1
This episode is sponsored by Eat Dream Be
#56 Michael Phillip
Nov 28, 2016
I’m joined by Third Eye Drops host Michael Phillip where we talk about using daily rituals to heighten potential, staying real while sharing ideas on consciousness, and fasting in order to appreciate food.
Part 2 of this conversation continues on Third Eye Drops!
The intro/outro music is ‘Sleepless’ by Andy Stott
Nov 7, 2016
I’m joined by Artist Decoded host Yoshino where we talk about art waking people up to new realities, overcoming the challenges of being a working artist, and how compulsive creative insanity can mature into a focused and disciplined path.
The intro/outro music is V-Proc by Autechre
#50 Alexandre Tannous
Oct 17, 2016
I’m joined by ethnomusicologist Alexandre Tannous where we talk about awakening awareness with sound frequencies, preserving the sacred and the importance of staying focused in a world of distraction.
The intro/outro music is Din Ya Sugri by Christie Azumah And Uppers International
#49 David Heti
Oct, 10, 2016
I’m joined by comedian David Heti where we talk about his album ‘It Was OK’, dig deep into the philosophy of art, and unpack how humans define meaning!
The intro/outro music is A Piece For Brother Weldon by Yesterdays New Quintet
#45 Seed of Intention
Sep 2, 2016
I talk about the magic of the Rothko Chapel, William Burroughs’ darkness, and the power of setting your intention!
The intro/outro music is Slipping Into Darkness by Dayton Sidewinders
We Are Human, After All
Aug 4, 2016
I talk about common struggles people have with mindfulness and drawing an embryo self-portrait!
The intro/outro music is Yaz Gazeteci Yaz by Selda
Death Ceremonies and Earth Cycles
Jul 28, 2016
I talk about the cyclical nature of the Earth, Tibetan sky funerals, and how the contexts of the way we perceive the world are hilarious.
The intro/outro music is Tumu Pakara by Francis Bebey
The Catacombs Of Our Mind
Jul 13, 2016
I talk about the power of perception and how to avoid getting lost in the catacombs of our mind by putting what we’ve learned about mindfulness into action!
The intro/outro music is Players of the Game by Quasimoto
One Pointed Mind
Jul 5, 2016
I talk about mental toughness, cultivating a one pointed mind, and managing the kaleidoscope of thoughts which run through our brains.
The intro/outro music is Two Can Win by J Dilla
Image from Aronofsky's The Fountain
Shattering the Mirror of Illusion
Jun 6, 2016
I connect La Monte Young’s ideas on music to life and talk about cutting to the core of mindfulness by honoring your own thoughts!
The intro/outro music is There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of) by Sun Ra
Image by Igor Morski
May 23, 2016
I’m joined by my friend Jon Mueller to talk about his incredible new record Tongues, how we find meaning in art, and the deeper levels of the creative process.
The intro/outro music is What I Thought You Said from the album Tongues by Jon Mueller
Check out all of Jon's work at Rhythmplex.
May 16, 2016
I’m joined by my dear friend Brian Ramisch, where we talk about our paths of self-awakening, navigating the illusion of reality, and the universe having anxiety about itself.
The intro/outro music is Caboclo by Arthur Verocai
Check out Brian here: http://www.brianramassage.com
May 9, 2016
I’m joined by filmmaker Mitch Schultz [DMT: The Spirit Molecule] to talk about his new film and how human consciousness fits into the continued unfolding of the universe!
The intro/outro music is Space is the Place by Sun Ra
May 2, 2016
I’m joined by Australian composer, ROOM40 label boss and fringe field recordist Lawrence English. We talk about how philosophical concepts weave together the creative process and the act of listening.
The intro/outro music is The Liquid Casket by Lawrence English
Peter Falker + Jason Hollander [Meditate This!]
Apr 11, 2016
On this episode of The Astral Hustle, I’m joined by Pete and Jay from the Meditate This! podcast. We begin by talking about how they started their mindfulness podcast and end by describing how to release to a state of energetic non-duality.
The intro/outro music is You Are My Witness by Black Hippies
Check Pete + Jay's podcast here: Meditate This!
Apr 4, 2016
On this episode of The Astral Hustle, I’m joined by master shaman, Blue Morpho founder, and dear friend Hamilton Souther. As usual, our conversation takes a kaleidoscopic shape as we talk about consciousness, our place in the universe, and the human’s internal matrix, all while eviscerating the esoterica and posturing of the modern path of awakening.
The intro/outro music is Kelen Ati Len by Orchestre Du Bawobab
Mar 27, 2016
On this episode of the Astral Hustle, I’m joined by human optimizer, consciousness conquistador, Onnit founder/CEO, and dear homie Aubrey Marcus. We power through the giddiness that overcomes us when we hang and talk about Aubrey’s recent attempt to change where his drive comes from, the profane and profound duality of our minds, the absurdity of cultural death rituals, and much more.
The intro/outro music is Ghost by With You feat. Vince Staples
Symbols of the Subconscious
Mar 14, 2016
On this episode of the Astral Hustle, Cory talks about SXSW, tracking the projections of your mind to access your subconscious, something amazing that he can’t tell you anything about, and how to make a perfect Old Fashioned.
The intro/outro music is Heart Don’t Stand a Chance by Anderson .Paak
Look Into Your Own Eyes To See Other Dimensions
Feb 26, 2016
On this episode of The Astral Hustle, Cory talks about our universe being a fractal, the amount of fluids the sick humans of humanity generate worldwide, and self-hypnosis through mirror gazing.
The intro/outro music is (My Funk Goes) On & On by Dam-Funk
Be What You Are
Jan 26, 2016
On this episode of The Astral Hustle, Cory talks about humans being a drop of meatwater which dries out as it ages, taking a selfie with a cannibal tribe, and being authentic by releasing your self illusion.
The intro/outro music is Mutescreamer (El-P Remix) by Beans
What is a Human?
Jan 13, 2016
On this episode of the Astral Hustle, Cory talks about being stuck in a human body, how strange it is to exist on Earth, and the time he forgot about his hands for a few hours.
The intro/outro music is Nao Tem Nada Nao part 1 +2 by Marcos Valle
Observing Your Thoughts
Jan 4, 2016
On this episode of The Astral Hustle, Cory talks about slipping through time into the new year and various ways to observe your thoughts in order to gain better control of your consciousness.
The intro/outro music is Better Change Your Mind by William Onyeabor
Infinity In A Grain Of Sand
Dec 30, 2015
On this episode of the Astral Hustle, Cory talks about what outer space would be like if the temperature of the sun and dark matter were switched, seeing infinity in a grain of sand, and using creative perspectives to see multiple angles of reality.
The intro/outro music is Adam Nana (Medley) by K. Frimpong
Guided Meditation with Binaural Beats
Dec 21, 2015
On this episode of The Astral Hustle, Cory leads a guided meditation accompanied by binaural beats to help you stay calm, grounded and well tuned for the holidays.
Derek Walmsley [The Wire Magazine]
Dec 14, 2015
On this episode of The Astral Hustle, I'm joined by Derek Walmsley, editor of The Wire Magazine. We talk about music journalism, our love for records and what goes on behind the doors of The Wire when they're putting together a new issue.
The intro/outro music is Rasta Determination by Trinity
Dec 7, 2015
In this episode of the Astral Hustle, Cory talks about waking up and realizing your consciousness oozed out of your body during the night. He then talks about flow state as a form of enlightenment and subjective perception being like bad movie computer graphics. Finally, Cory answers a listener question about deja vu in which he suggests our sense of 'I' is nothing more than a wicked case of cryptomnesia.
The intro/outro music is The Gash by The Flaming Lips
Andrew M. McKenzie [The Hafler Trio]
Nov 30, 2015
On this episode of The Astral Hustle, I'm joined for a conversation about all things esoteric by Andrew McKenzie, a Scottish born hypnotist, psychotherapist, teacher, lecturer and artist. In his conceptual art as The Hafler Trio, Andrew has collaborated with artists such as Jonsi Birgisson (Sigur Ros), Michael Gira (Swans), Blixa Bargeld (Einstürzende Neubauten), Current 93, Nurse With Wound, Genesis P-Orridge, Autechre, Jóhann Jóhannsson and many others.
The intro/outro music is Huit Octobre 1971 by Cortex
BINAURAL BEATS...The Making Of
Nov 23, 2015
On this special episode of The Astral Hustle, Cory announces that the binaural beats project he has been working on with Aubrey Marcus is here!
Cory then takes us through a detailed description of what binaural beats are, the unique process and approach he used to create these, and a track by track explanation of what's going on under the hood.
You can check out the full project at our binaural beats page.
Nov 16, 2015
In this episode of The Astral Hustle, I’m joined by masterful drummer and percussionist Jon Mueller (Death Blues, Volcano Choir). We start off by talking about Jon’s work and some of the hard questions one encounters while traveling the creative path. We then move to talking about the act of living, what it could mean to be human, how and why humans resist and deal with death, and how to get out of the patterns of our daily lives in order to stay open.
The intro music is Consonance by Death Blues
The outro music is A Magnetic Center by Jon Mueller
John F Simon Jr
Nov 9, 2015
In this episode of The Astral Hustle its my great pleasure to join in conversation with my friend John F Simon Jr. He is a visual artist and author with works in MoMA, Guggenheim, Whitney, SF MoMA, LA MoA, and countless others. He also collaborated with Bjork on her Biophilia app.
John is an artistic buddha, with a deep understanding of the creative process, what it means to be an artist, and how that connects with meditation and mindfulness. We talk about when we first met, the artistic path, and the many layers of the inward journey.
The intro/outro music is Guinnevere from the Complete Bitches Brew Sessions by Miles Davis.
A Trip Down The Astral Plane
Nov 3, 2015
In this episode of The Astral Hustle, Cory gives a brief overview of his early days of meditation and tapping into the astral world.
The intro/outro music is Knock Knock by Madlib, MF Doom, Blu and Med
The Indulgence of Now
Oct 26, 2015
In this episode of The Astral Hustle, Cory talks about getting out of the cycle of desire, the indulgent beauty of the present moment, and appreciating life's downs as well as the ups. Cory also answers a listener's question in the new segment 'Questions from the Cosmos.'
The intro/outro music is Let My People Go by Darondo
Mitch Schultz [DMT: The Spirit Molecule]
Oct 19, 2015
In this epic episode of The Astral Hustle, me and my friend Mitch Schultz [creator/director of DMT: The Spirit Molecule] talk about everything from reality time compression, to a web of conduits communicating psychic consciousness in an alternate yet simultaneous layer of the universe.
The intro/outro music is I Love Acid by Luke Vibert
Truth is Stranger Than Fiction
Oct 12, 2015
In this episode, Cory introduces the new segment ’Truth is Stranger Than Fiction’ and talks about trillions of neutrinos passing through your body every second. He then talks about over-juicing the intellectual fruit and polishing the spiritual brass.
The intro/outro music is Xica da Silva by Jorge Ben
SPECIAL: Guided Heart Opening Meditation with Binaural Beats
Oct 8, 2015
In this special bonus episode of The Astral Hustle, Cory leads us through a guided meditation which focuses on heart opening and releasing negative emotion. Its accompanied by a binaural beat which he composed specifically for this special episode.
Does drawing in white light through your spine and expelling negativity in the form of a giant flame that explodes from your heart sound good? Then this guided meditation is for you.
Killing the Shadow Demon
Oct 5, 2015
In this episode of The Astral Hustle, Cory talks about releasing your fear by killing the shadow demon, neurological grids, how slippery the ego gets at the finer frequencies of consciousness, and the essence of the path.
Intro/outro music is 2 The Head by Ant Banks, from the DJ Screw mixtape Wineberry Over Gold (51:20)
Remember To See The Divinity
Sep 28, 2015
In this episode of The Astral Hustle, Cory talks about conceptualizing a multidimensional structure of reality so complex that his mind almost falls into an unknown abyss. He then talks about a repeated sentence in a dream which wakes him up and instructs him to 'remember to see the divinity' in all people and things.
The intro/outro music is The Moving Finger by Dorothy Ashby
Sep 21, 2015
The great Daniele Bolelli, writer, philosopher, martial artist, and drunken taoist, joins me on The Astral Hustle. We talk about the origin of consciousness and spirituality without bullshit. Check him out at danielebolelli.com and @dbolelli. This episode is sponsored by Punctum Records.
The intro/outro music is Nètsanèt by Mulatu Astatke
Speaking From the Heart-Mind
Sep 14, 2015
In this episode, Cory talks about altering the tone of your perception, speaking from the Heart-Mind, trusting your intuition, honoring your most authentic self, and merging with cosmic oneness.
Intro/outro music is 'Requiem Pour Un Con' by Serge Gainsbourg
Let's Dilate Our Energetic Receptacles
Sep 9, 2015
In this episode of The Astral Hustle, Cory talks about chilling out so you can dilate your energetic receptacles, how your consciousness is a map of the universe, a person's atomic electromagnetic field being neutralized and more. The episode wraps with a guided visualization on how to get out of your body and observe your mind.
Intro/outro song is 'Everybody Loves the Sunshine' by Roy Ayers
Answers To Unanswerable Philosophical Questions
Aug 31, 2015
In this episode of The Astral Hustle, Cory answers eight unanswerable philosophical questions impromptu. Why is there something instead of nothing? What are numbers? Cory answers these questions and suggests that someone should be eaten by a lion and a shark at the same time.
Intro/outro music is 'Na Na Na Yeh Kya Karne Lage Ho' by Kalyanji - Anandji
Spirit Sculptures Going Into Black Holes
Aug 23, 2015
In the first episode of 'The Astral Hustle', Cory introduces the podcast and talks about our spirits being sculptures, which leave our bodies, and attach to a larger sculpture in the cosmos. This massive sculpture made of trillions of spirits then rips through a black hole and into a fractal of space time.
Intro/outro music is 'Que Beleza' by Tim Maia