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Clip Title: Defining Perennialism
Summary: Martin Lings, James Cutsinger, William Stoddart and Mark Perry discuss Perennialism.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 23 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.2M
High Res File Size - 12.9M
 Subject:   Science (6)  
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Conflict Between Science & Religion
Martin Lings speaks about his early life and the confusion that resulted from the conflict between his university eduction and his religious education.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 20 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.8M
High Res File Size - 11.8M
Harry Oldmeadow - Tradition Betrayed
Dr. Oldmeadow speaks on "Tradition Betrayed: The False Prophets of Modernism" at the Sacred Web Conference on "Tradition in the Modern World" held in Edmonton at The University of Alberta, September 2006. He gives a thorough definition of the term "modernism" as used by Tradionalists/Perennialists, and refutes several key modern ideologies opposed to Tradition, those of Darwin, Marx, Freud, and Nietzsche. Oldmeadow also explains these "pseudo-mythologies" in opposition to the "sense of the sacred."
Total Running Time - 39 minutes 23 seconds
Low Res File Size - 115M (streamed)
High Res File Size - 207.4M (streamed)
Modernist Ideologies
Jean-Claude Petitpierre discusses how modernist ideologies, including scientism and the idea of progress, are completely oppossed to an in depth understanding of religion and Truth.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 33 seconds
Low Res File Size -4.2M
High Res File Size - 8.6M
Orientalists & Academia
William Stoddart compares the premises of early Orientalist scholars and the prejudices of modern academia.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 44 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.2M
High Res File Size - 9.1M
Response to Perennialist Ideas
James Cutsinger discusses his experiences teaching Perennialist ideas at the university level.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 35 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.6M
High Res File Size - 13.7M

 Interviews with:   Trosper, James (7)  
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Shoshone Sun Dance chief James Trosper speaks on some of the challenges to their survival that American Indians have faced.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 17 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7M
High Res File Size - 12.3M
Living in Two Worlds
Native leaders, including Janine Pease, James Trosper, Arvol Looking Horse, Joe Medicine Crow and Gordon Tootoosis, give advice about how to live in two conflicting worlds: the world of traditional American Indian values and our fast-paced modern world.
Total Running Time -4 minutes 36 seconds
Low Res File Size - 13.7M
High Res File Size - 23.4M
Old Stories
James Trosper explains how old stories have traditionally been used to instill important values in Indian life.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 32 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.9M
High Res File Size - 8.4M
Sacred Buffalo
James Trosper discusses the significance of the buffalo in Native American life and ceremonies, especially in the Sun Dance.
Total Running Time - 3 minutes
Low Res File Size - 9.6M
High Res File Size - 16.6M
Spiritual Practices
Mr. Trosper speaks of the importance of maintaining spiritual practices beyond the Sun Dance itself.
Total Running Time - 4 minutes 39 seconds
Low Res File Size - 14.2M
High Res File Size - 24.9M


James Trosper is a respected voice on traditional Plains Indian spirituality. He is Medicine Man and Sun Dance chief of the Shoshone Tribe in Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Mr. Trosper is a direct descendant of the great Eastern Shoshone chief, Washakie. Mr. Trosper has traveled throughout America, assisting in the continuation of American Indian religious traditions, and explaining the Sun Dance religion of the Plains and Indian spirituality to Indian and white audiences. James Trosper has contributed the following to World Wisdom projects:

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