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Jean-Claude Petitpierre’s life and work
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Biography of Jean-Claude Petitpierre

Jean-Claude Petitpierre is a Swiss Traditionalist/Perennialist. He had long associations with Frithjof Schuon, Titus Burckhardt, Martin Lings, and other important authors of Perennialist works. Petitpierre has fulfilled a variety of functions for the United Nations, including Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme. He has spent many years living among, and learning from, Hindu and Muslim spiritual figures. Mr. Petitpierre was interviewed for some videoclips on the life and legacy of Martin Lings and a number of topics related to the perennial philosophy.

Jean-Claude Petitpierre Film Clips film clip holdings: 13

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Clip Title: S. Hossein Nasr
Summary: Jean-Claude Petitpierre talks about Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s role in bringing the idea of the Perennial Philosophy into modern academia, including Nasr's ground breaking writings on the environment.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 26 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.4M
High Res File Size - 13.1M

 Film Clips with Jean-Claude Petitpierre (13)
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Funeral of Martin Lings
Jean-Claude Petitpierre speaks of the beauty of the funeral of Martin Lings in May, 2005, which took place in Lings' beloved garden in full spring bloom.
Total Running Time - 43 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.1M
High Res File Size - 3.8M
René Guénon
Jean-Claude Petitpierre describes Guénon’s role in the formation of the Traditionalist/ Perennial School.
Total Running Time - 57 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.7M
High Res File Size - 5.4M
Ananda Coomaraswamy
Jean-Claude Petitpierre describes the significance of Ananda Coomaraswamy’s writings and their place in the Perennialist School.
Total Running Time - 25 seconds
Low Res File Size - 1.2M
High Res File Size - 2.4M
Perennialist School
Jean-Claude Petitpierre speaks of the Perennialist School and lists its most prominent authors.
Total Running Time - 40 seconds
Low Res File Size - 1.9M
High Res File Size - 3.6M
Frithjof Schuon
Jean-Claude Petitpierre describes Frithjof Schuon’s role in the Perennialist/ Traditionalist School.
Total Running Time - 35 seconds
Low Res File Size - 1.6M
High Res File Size - 3.1M



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