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FOT #16 - Psychedelic experiences, surreal moments in film, and finding meaning in life

Flight of Thoughts

Release Date: 04/01/2019

Filmmaker, Luke Montgomery (Montgomery Picture) joins me to talk about how psychedelics have influenced our mental health, along with the current research and mental health benefits.  We discuss how to avoid abusing psychedelics or causing harm, how to hold space for an experience, and the proper integration of set/setting/intention to avoid negative consequences.  

Luke also walks me through some surreal moments in classic films that shaped how he views the art and his life.  Great films have the ability to either recreate or project a sense of uneasy reality that can spark inspiration and emotion.  He also talks about his views on their relation to mental health.

Another area that we discuss is how struggling with depression can in some cases come from a loss of meaning and negative framing of circumstances.  This can be affected by various biological, psychological, and environmental factors.

Follow Luke Montgomery @montgomery.picture on Instagram to view his photography and information on his films.  View a beautiful short film that documents his trip to Columbia on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UHd9aiCglI 

(The Montgomery Picture)

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This podcast is uncensored and covers many topics considered “taboo” or difficult for some individuals. We do not condone any illegal activities, as this is a platform for harm reduction and open-dialogue.  Although the ideas are mostly evidence-based and honest, the lines of reality and comedy may be blurred at times...this is your trigger warning!