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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:   Cosmology (5)  
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Adhering to an Orthodox Religion
William Stoddart explains the necessity of adhering to an orthodox religion according to Guenon, Schuon and the Perennialist School.
Total Running Time - 39 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.1M
High Res File Size - 3.6M
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
Foundations of Guénon's Thought
Martin Lings discusses Guénon's critique of modernity and his thought on traditional cosmology and the function of orthodox religions.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 34 seconds
Low Res File Size - 15.9M
High Res File Size - 28.1M
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Recovering the Sacred
Dr. Nasr's talk, titled "The Recovery of the Sacred: Tradition and Perennialism in the Contemporary World", was given at the Sacred Web Conference on "Tradition in the Modern World" held in Edmonton at The University of Alberta, September 2006. In the talk, he explains central Traditionalist terms, concepts, and contributions, including "the sense of the sacred," Tradition, scientism, Beauty, metaphysics, and the important role of Tradition in current times.
Total Running Time - 48 minutes 48 seconds
Low Res File Size - 139M (streamed)
High Res File Size - 257M (streamed)
Transcendent Unity of Religions
James Cutsinger recounts Frithjof Schuon's explanation of the Transcendent Unity of religions.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 23 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4M
High Res File Size - 7.2M

 Interviews with:   Lings, Martin (11)  
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1st Correspondence with Guénon
Martin Lings discusses the French journal, Etudes traditionnelles, and his first correspondence with René Guénon.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 07 seconds
Low Res File Size - 3.2M
High Res File Size - 5.7M
1st Meeting with Schuon
Martin Lings describes the first time he met Frithjof Schuon in 1938 and summarizes his life long relationship to Schuon.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 20 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.7M
High Res File Size - 11.8M
A Summary of Frithjof Schuon's Thoughts on Beauty
A clip of Frithjof Schuon's thoughts on the necessity of beauty.
Total Running Time - 1 minute, 48 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.6M
High Res File Size - 9.6M
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
Foundations of Guénon's Thought
Martin Lings discusses Guénon's critique of modernity and his thought on traditional cosmology and the function of orthodox religions.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 34 seconds
Low Res File Size - 15.9M
High Res File Size - 28.1M

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Martin Lings (1909-2005) was a leading member of the “Traditionalist” or “Perennialist” school and an acclaimed author, editor, translator, scholar, Arabist, and poet whose work centers on the relationship between God and man through religious doctrine, scripture, symbolism, literature, and art. He was an accomplished metaphysician and essayist who often turned to the world’s great spiritual traditions for examples, though he is probably best known for his writings on Islam and its esoteric tradition, Sufism.

Dr. Lings co-edited The Underlying Religion (2007) with Clinton Minnar. This book is a survey of central perennialist ideas and authors. Dr Lings contributed the following essays to various World Wisdom books:

  • “The Past in the Light of the Present & The Rhythms of Time”, “The Decisive Boundary”, “The Symbol”, and “The Spirit of the Times”, as well as a preface, to The Underlying Religion
  • The “Introduction” to The Essential René Guénon
 


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