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3. AGE: NATURE’S PSYCHEDELIC | MATT COLLAMER, FAA

Today I sat down with Cinematographer/Videographer, Matt Collamer. We talk about how he got into videography, psychedelics, and his journey of mindfulness.


Matt is all around a great guy and I am glad I had the chance to sit down and get philosophical with him. If you like our conversation, head over to his podcast “The Mindful Creative” where he interviews entrepreneurs on their journeys of self-discovery and development. If you’re in the Boston area definitely hit up for any visual media, photo sessions or wanna check out projects he’s worked on head over to his website and Instagram all down in the show notes.


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Topics Discussed

  • Journey to being an entrepreneur and diving into your craft

  • Psychedelics

  • Gems of Buddhist Teachings


FACT CHECK

  • GoPro had $148.8 million of debt on the balance sheet at the end of 2019 and just $150.3 million in cash. “Its revenue peaked in 2015 at $1.6 billion. In the four years since then, GoPro investors have never seen sales get back to those levels, and its stock price has fallen about 88% from its market debut.” - MarketWatch

  • Marcus Aurelius was a Stoic philosopher and the Roman emperor from 161 to 180. Much of his philosophies are presented today in mainstream. Example: “Go with the flow”

  • Control your mind or it will control you ---> “Control your mind or it will rule you” is a philosophy originated by Roman lyric poet, Quintus “Horace” Flaccus, during the time of Augustus

  • The Middle Way or Middle Path, is the Buddhist doctrine of practical life, avoiding the extremes of self-denial and self-indulgence, and the reality that avoids the extreme positions of eternalism and annihilationism.

  • Psychedelics are hallucinogens classified as psychoactive drugs

  • Crack Cocaine and Powder Cocaine are both criminalized. Powder cocaine is snorted, injected or swallowed, while crack cocaine is smoked. The discrepancy lies in the sentencing. Up until the Fair Sentencing Act, “this sentencing disparity was 100 to 1, which means that while just 5 grams of crack would carry a 5-year mandatory minimum, it would take 500 grams of cocaine to trigger the same 5-year sentence. While the law was changed in 2010, there continues to be a disparity of 18 to 1.”

  • Psilocybin (traditionally referred to as mushrooms) is a Schedule I

  • Ayahuasca is a plant-based psychedelic tea. It contains the active ingredient dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and is classified as a Schedule I drug.

  • The Mexican view of death we were referring to was “Día de Muertos”. “El Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday where families welcome back the souls of their deceased relatives for a brief reunion that includes food, drink and celebration. A blend of Mesoamerican ritual, European religion and Spanish culture, the holiday is celebrated each year from October 31- November 2.”

  • Theory of ailments (insomnia, migraines, etc.) was heard on the podcast “Good For You” hosted by Whitney Cummings.

  • Catholicism in Boston. While oftentimes referred to as “The Most Catholic City”, in 2002 the Catholic Church was shaken to its core when the Boston Globe broke a story of an investigation that led to the criminal prosecutions of five Roman Catholic priests in a local archdiocese. It was revealed that over the span of two decades that Cardinals of the diocease had covered up more that 130 sexual abuse cases of young boys.

  • Matthew 22: 37-40 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

  • Matthew 25:40. “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ The “King” is Jesus


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Audio

  • I have all my guests use headphones with a microphone. I use the Samson Q2U https://amzn.to/33iFcKD

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