Matthew was born in Mississippi and raised in England. He spent many years living and traveling in Europe, soaking up the culture, playing music and writing poetry. Then, with the gravitational pull of a black hole, cinema devoured him.
His podcast is a vehicle for sharing his process and realizations about cinema, the filmmaker and the audience; and their effect on each other.
‘Cinema and the Psyche’ is a podcast for exploring the nature of the cinematic art form, the artist and audience, and the way they all interrelate. The focus will be on cinema as it appears in our multiplexes and independent cinemas.
I value the individual and the authentic artistic process as the
means for achieving true cinema. Therefore, I’m less concerned with
established ideas, academic outlooks and the views of current
We’ll be concerned with those great filmmakers throughout history who defined the medium, but most of all, with my own understandings and realizations; ever searching for what mainstream cinema can be.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey into the depths of cinema. I
won’t always have the ‘right’ opinion or view, but it will be a genuine,
individualist approach to discovering the depth of cinema, the psyche
and their interrelation.
I expect to be posting at least one 20-30 minute episode each week. But, let’s see, as it is with all intuitional based works, anything can happen!
Lastly, the folks over at Patreon.com
have created something wonderful. In their own words: “Patreon’s
mission? Oh, nothing short of helping every creator in the world achieve
sustainable income. We’re making this happen by building the best
platform for creators to make money, run their creative businesses, and
connect with the fans who matter most.”
The VTF is continuing with the revolutionary, caring and self-sustainable projects developed from 2015 to 2019 by Ana Lucia Alves (aka Aradhana dd), after she co-founded the VCC.
As we move forward, we’re keeping the association of active and forward thinking personalities, so to manifest these amazing projects. We’re also making movies with Yoga~Maya Entertainment (YME), so join us today.
The VTF projects are:
The Healing Arts ~ Starting with YME movies, to benefit all Sadhu Huts ~ For your healthy retirement Self Sustainable Eco-Villages ~ For spiritual growth & departure Holistic Clinics ~ For you (the soul), your body and mind Retreats Centers ~ To give knowledge & preventive medicine
The Master Plan:
In our Eco-Village Projects, funding can also be generated from our Holistic Clinics, Educational efforts and our cottage industries ~ our Sahdu Huts ~ and from its organic farming, honey sales, khaki cloth spinning, and other crafts.
Barter and exchanged services is also a paradigm of service we wish to exemplify. The residential village will be a vibrant place where events, workshops, kirtan, support groups, healing arts, and films with Yoga Maya Entertainment will be a mainstay.
We look forward to developing these projects in different locations because this will assist the healthy growth of our wonderful ‘Spiritual Community’.
The VTF Projects in more detail:
1. We aim to create employment to build, secure and maintain each community. 2. In each location, to have a VEDIC TIMES holistic clinic with first class treatments, free for local devotees and paid for the local population. 3. Retirement for devotees with our beautiful SADHU HUTS. This means income during its production and more employment for the devotee community, because these ‘first class, healthy little homes’ will also be produced for selling outside. 4. Hospice Services (employment for carers, nurses, doctors, etc). 5. Out-Reach services (free and paid aid for the local population). 6. Holistic Education, free and paid, including religious education. 7. Preventive Health Care education (removing drugs, alcohol, etc). 8. Micro-Farming – Permaculture – Education (free and paid for). 9. Production of other “organic products” e.g. honey, dry fruits and flowers.
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Presenting CHANTING YOGA
THE PRACTICE AND BENEFITS OF ‘CHANTING YOGA‘
Chanting Yoga combines two of the ancient processes of yoga – meditation (dyana) and repetition of mantras by concentrating on sound vibration. Chanting yoga offers a practical solution to the pressures of our time.
According to the vedic calendar, we are now in the age of Kali which has also been called the Machine age or the Iron age. It is a time when it is practically impossible to practice traditional meditation because we are constantly exposed to noise – traffic, mobile phones, music – which has become an integral part of our existence.
The nature of the mind is to be restless and this makes it extremely hard to concentrate on what we are doing let alone sit in tranquil meditation. Plus the pace of life makes it hard to find any time for our self.
Chanting Yoga is perfectly suited to this modern time of stressful and busy lifestyles:
You can chant anywhere and anytime
You can chant alone or in a group
You can chant at work, while travelling or at home
You don’t have to wear anything special
You don’t have to sit in a particular position
You don’t have to carry out any gymnastics
Chanting Yoga is a sublime and simple process by which one can attain peace of mind, bliss and everlasting happiness. From the vedic age came the idea of meditating with a mantra – a word or sound repeated to aid concentration. “Man” is mind and “tra” is to liberate. Therefore chanting of mantras frees the mind from entanglements.
Chanting yoga is based on the concepts of self-regulation, relaxation, and holism. If one wishes, these concepts can be extended metaphorically to create a philosophy of living, encompassing diet, health, lifestyle and relationships with others and the world.
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As physicists try to uncover the base structure of
matter, Yoga-Maya is working to uncover the profound psychological
nature of cinema.
Historically, ’emerging’ technologies (eg. sound, color,
CGI) have caused many evolutionary paths in cinema to be prematurely
abandoned, leaving its true potential largely undiscovered.
This focus on technology – rather than movies – has left
audiences uninspired and studios relying on marketing rather than
Cinema’s renaissance is about the magic of cinema; conceiving, producing and experiencing it. Yoga-Maya is all about this 21st century ‘New Wave’. Audiences are waiting.
Matthew J. Morreale (Director/Writer) and Ana Lucia Alves (Producer/Actor) are the hearts and minds behind Yoga-Maya’s vision for the future of cinema.
Ana Lucia left Brazil at 18 to travel the world as a top model. Some time later, following her true calling, she studied acting and produced documentaries and short films. She’s a polyglot, now running both Yoga-Maya Entertainment and The Vedic Times Foundation.
Matthew was born in Mississippi and raised in England. He spent many years living and traveling in Europe, soaking up the culture, playing music and writing poetry. Then, with the gravitational pull of a black hole, cinema devoured him. Check out his ‘Cinema and the Psyche Podcast’.
“Film is a disease. When it infects your
bloodstream, it takes over as the number one hormone; it bosses the
enzymes; directs the pineal gland; plays Iago to your psyche. As with
heroin, the antidote to film is more film.” Frank Capra