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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:   Sacred Web Conference (5)  
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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)
Intro to Tradition in the Modern World conference
Founder and editor of the traditionalist journal Sacred Web, M. Ali Lakhani, gives the introductory remarks to the 2006 conference "Tradition in the Modern World." Lakhani explains the Traditionalist/Perennialist worldview and approach to spirituality, as well as a definition of the special uses of the terms "tradition" and "sense of the sacred."
Total Running Time -6 minutes, 17 seconds
Low Res File Size - 17.5M
High Res File Size - 31.6M
Reza Shah-Kazemi - Traditional Action
This lecture, entitled "Traditional Action 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. Viewers may also want to read the related essay "No Activity Without Truth" by Frithjof Schuon, which is in our online Library, and which Dr. Shah-Kazemi mentions in this video.
Total Running Time - 43 minutes 04 seconds
Low Res File Size - 125.1M (streamed)
High Res File Size - 226.7M (streamed)
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)
William Chittick - Traditional Learning
This lecture, entitled "A Traditional Approach to Learning", was given by Chittick at the Sacred Web Conference on "Tradition in the Modern World" in Edmonton at The University of Alberta, September 2006. Dr. Chittick's topic is closely related to the essay "Intellectual Freedom" by Lord Northborne on www.studiesincomparativereligion.com
Total Running Time - 46 minutes 47 seconds
Low Res File Size - 134.1M (streamed)
High Res File Size - 246.2M (streamed)

 Interviews with:   Lakhani, M. Ali (1)  
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Intro to Tradition in the Modern World conference
Founder and editor of the traditionalist journal Sacred Web, M. Ali Lakhani, gives the introductory remarks to the 2006 conference "Tradition in the Modern World." Lakhani explains the Traditionalist/Perennialist worldview and approach to spirituality, as well as a definition of the special uses of the terms "tradition" and "sense of the sacred."
Total Running Time -6 minutes, 17 seconds
Low Res File Size - 17.5M
High Res File Size - 31.6M

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M. Ali Lakhani graduated from Cambridge University before moving to Vancouver where he has practiced as a trial lawyer for 25 years. In 1998, he founded the traditionalist journal, Sacred Web, with the aim of identifying the first principles of traditional metaphysics and promoting their application to the contingent circumstances of modernity. The bi-annual journal has included contributions by many leading traditionalists. In the words of Professor Nasr, "Along with Sophia, Sacred Web is the most important journal in the English language devoted to the study of tradition."

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