#50: Matt Maruca

#50: Matt Maruca

Hi, everyone.

Today's podcast conversation is with Matt Maruca, the founder and owner of Ra Optics. As a result of suffering from health challenges, Matt went on a quest to determine what could be the source of his troubles. After years of searching, he stumbled upon the idea that maybe he was exposed to too many unnatural and harmful lights. This realization began a long study of the effects of light on living creatures. 

He was able to determine that sunlight is our primary nutrient. This finding aligns with my own understanding of the components of a living system: Light is its primary source of information. If we are continually exposed to artificial light instead of natural sunlight, our health will inevitably suffer. 

Working with these principles, Matt was able to formulate what he calls his "light diet" and to produce high-quality glasses that block the majority of the harmful blue lights that emerge from our devices. The result is relevant for us all. I have been using the Ra Optics yellow and red glasses now for a few weeks, and they are a good addition to my life. Tune in to hear more about the history and science of the "light diet" and the benefits to your health of Ra Optics glasses.  


Please enjoy 15% off Ra Optics glasses via this link or with the code tomcowan at checkout.

A note from Matt regarding the choice of the eye of Horus as his logo:

"I simply named the company after the Egyptian sun god Ra because I thought it sounded good. This was about the extent of the connection.

Later I learned that that 'A' sound in Ra is said to be the most primitive sound humans made and very powerful at a spiritual level. I have yet to study very deeply into this. I just think it sounds cool and it's powerful, and to me Ra is a sort of "mythological" figure with a deep historical significance for much of human history, particularly the development of all civilization.

As far as the logo, naming a company after an Egyptian god seemed to warrant picking a logo that was related, and I thought of the Eye of Horus because it's sort of looks like the letter R (our first logo used the eye of Horus as the letter R in Ra, but I decided to scrap it), and I thought it was cool and very recognizable, and no major brand currently uses it as their logo.

So, I decided, why not play on 5,000+ years of ancient energetic and spiritual history and try using it as our logo. It seems to be working fairly well, as far as I can tell.

I do find it interesting that the ancient pharaoh Akhenaten who banished polytheism in favor of the worship of one God, the "Aten" or sun disc, which is the first form of polytheism in recorded history, was removed from the pharaohs list, the ancient equivalent of being "canceled" today. It seems as though there was some foul play going on even back then in regards to hiding sunlight, so at a much deeper level I see our brand as a way to bring back the idea that the sun is good and the giver of life in someway. Not necessarily a deity to be worshiped as such, but a force that brings life rather than death and destruction."

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Lu on

Re: the prescription glasses, after experiencing blurred vision as a teenager I wore prescription glasses for a brief time only as I noticed they were actually destroying my natural vision, I realised I would eventually need to rely on them at the rate my vision was deteriorating while using them so I instinctively threw them away, my vision actually got much better over time. My sister had the same issue but she used her glasses constantly and then eventually became reliant on them. I would be interested to see Tom do an interview with someone who knows how to naturally reverse poor vision through focus exercises and other modalities etc.

Anonymous on

Hello Diane and others with questions specifically about the glasses. Please feel free to reach out to Matt’s team, they should be able help. This is the URL to their help page. Feel free to use the live chat if you can’t find your answer easily.


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Jeff Sims on

Optometry and corrective lens is the biggest and longest standing part of fake Rockefeller medicine.

Jeff Sims on

Prescription lens?


Dr. William Bates will set you free!

Anonymous on

Hello Barbara,

At this time I do not see that RA Optics offers any over-the-glasses options.

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Anonymous on

Hello Chana,

Dr Cowan answered your question a couple of weeks ago in a webinar, feel free to view it here: https://www.bitchute.com/video/HMTkbK9AOOiz/

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Anonymous on

Hello Kelly,

Dr. Cowan talks about northern environments in this webinar: https://www.bitchute.com/video/HMTkbK9AOOiz/

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Nancy E Dockter on

An introduction to a topic of interest to me. I live in central Arkansas and garden year round, so am outside for at least five hours on average per day even during the brutally hot summers (out there at dawn). During the hot months, I wear thin long-sleeved white shirts in the sun for protection against sunburn but tan deeply anyway. I hope that I am getting the full benefits Matt spoke of. I wish he had honed his presentation a bit so that it had included key empirical evidence relevant to the topic. For example, I was left wondering how sunlight actually interacts with our physiology, specifically the mitochondria. Since I resumed more intense gardening after a horrible spell largely inside at my computer for 2-3 years, I feel fantastically alive and strong even though I just turned 72. Intense physical activity apparently is just part of the good mental and physical health I am experiencing. I look forward to learning more about the profound benefits of natural light on health and wellbeing. Just learned of Dr. Cowan today and am excited about learning more from him. Thank you. N. Dockter, MPH.

Kelly on

Can someone expand on this concept for a northern environment. We experience long hours of daylight in the summer and minimal daylight in the winter. rising and sleeping with the sun would not be healthy. I imagine we can look to indigenous cultures (who’ve long lived indoors, well-clothed) to learn how the distance from the equator was mitigated.

Gregory Johnson on

I am a behavioral optometrist that also uses light clinically in my patients. I use syntonic optometry. A good resource on syntonics is the College of Syntonic nice at csovision.org. You may want to consider having Dr. Larry Wallace on at some point for syntonics.

Matt is correct, we think of red/yellow light as decreasing the leak in potential therefore passing more energy. However, blue light increases the leak in potential actually draining energy. Blue is useful in acute situation for recovery, but red and yellow light is what is used in chronic problems. Green is the balancer. I will use green combines with yellow a lot of time, or green combined with blue in acute situations. Light source is very important. I find it no coincidence at all that most things in nature being “God’s green earth” type of thing seeing that green is the balancer and many summer plants is the frequency I give for chronic visual problems.

The college of syntonics has a light conference every year. I did not attend the 2022, but in 2021 we had a lecturer that talked about the states of water and scalar energy and health systems. It has been difficult to wrap my head around the mechanism of light therapy for healing, but since I came across your talks in the work of Gilbert Ling, I am wondering this may connect several missing pieces to the picture.

Also, thank you for calling out the hypothetical origins of tue mitochondria. I do not believe such things at all. People forget to be mindful of the types of knowledge such as historical vs scientific knowledge. This idea that mitochondria were once there own living substance would not hold up to historical scrutiny if properly applied. Thank you for being consistent in your thinking in regards to evidence.

I wish all the best,
Dr. Johnson

Chana Adar on

Do lens replacements from cataract surgeries interfere with absorption of healthful light?

Sue Marriott on

Thanks guys. Tom as ever, my hero. But Matt Maruca is very easy to listen to and understand. I have come across various bods over the years in relation to light, e.g. John Ott and have always been bemused to see most folk wearing sunglasses all the time when outside. How ironic that the powers that be want to or are using solar radiation management (SRM) to control our sun in a deluded attempt to control ‘global warming’! This has to be the most illogical thing ever in relation to life on Earth!

Barbara Heiser on

I wear strong glasses. Do you have a product I can wear over my glasses?

Diane on

How about blocking the flicker from electronic devices and some light bulbs (led, fluorescent)?

Colin Wyse on

Thank you Matt, This was well atriculated for newbies, like myself.
I’ll share on gab, we are all searching tools that can help us start undoing our poisonous past. Take care.

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