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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:   Metaphysics (26)  
Page: of 6 pages

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
AKC’s Belief in the "philosophia perennis"
Rama Coomaraswamy discusses his father's belief in the "philosophia perennis" and AKC's place in the emergence of what is often called the Perennialist School of thought. His comments reference certain differences between Guénon, AKC and Schuon, despite their fundamental agreement on basic principles.
Total Running Time -4 minutes 27 seconds
Low Res File Size - 12.8M
High Res File Size - 22.7M
American Indian Religion & Character
Frithjof Schuon speaks about American Indian spirituality and the qualities of the old-timers he met in the 1950s and '60s--what he called the "Indian spirit".
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 56 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.4M
High Res File Size - 9.8M
Critique of Modern Philosophy
Seyyed Hossein Nasr discusses Schuon’s critique of modern Western philosophy.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 53 seconds
Low Res File Size - 8.7M
High Res File Size - 15.2M
Defining "Perennial Philosophy"
James Cutsinger outlines the historical use of the term Perennial Philosophy, and provides metaphors to illustrate his definition of the term.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 28 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.2M
High Res File Size - 13M

 Interviews with:   Cardinal, Tantoo (1)  
Page: of 1 pages

The Final Battleground
"The Final Battleground" is an excerpt from the film "Native Spirit" that provides an overview of the so-called Indian Wars that took place in the American West during the last part of the nineteenth century.
Total Running Time -4 minutes, 32 seconds
Low Res File Size - 13.7M
High Res File Size - 22.5M


Tantoo Cardinal is considered by many as the world's most widely recognized American Indian actress. Raised among the Cree, she turned her political activism into an acting career that has included roles as the knowing wife of the Medicine Man in "Dances With Wolves" (1990), the poignant childless companion of Rip Torn in "Where the Rivers Flow North" (1993) and the mother of Brad Pitt's wife in "Legends of the Fall" (1994).

Cardinal is the narrator of the World Wisdom documentary Native Spirit . Excerpts from an interview with her appear in Living in Two Worlds: The American Indian Experience.

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Click the symbol at the bottom-right of the film player. A window will open up with a URL (example: in a textbox. Click on the "Copy" button at the left to copy the URL. This web address can then be placed on a web site as a hyperlink. After clicking the link, a user will be taken to this film clip library page, with the selected clip loaded into the viewer.
2b. Another way to share a clip is to open the window mentioned above in 2a and then fill in your e-mail address and the address of a recipient. Click on the "Send" button. The recipient will receive an e-mail from you titled "A video I thought you might enjoy." The message will contain a still image taken from the video you want the person to see. When the person clicks on the still, the World Wisdom video page will open in a new window, with the clip loaded in the player.

How to link to all clips by one person:

1. In the section at the top of this page where you select a person under "Interviews with," find the name of a person who has contributed one or more clips. The number of clips is next to the name, in parentheses.
2. Go to our author or contributor page of the person. This can be done by placing your mouse over "Authors" on the main menu bar at the top of every page and selecting either "Authors" or "Contributors" and then clicking. You will be taken to either the Authors or Contributors page. If you do not find the person's name on one, try the other page.
3. After finding the individual author or contributor page for the person, you will see a number of section headers at the top of the page, to the right of the person's photo. This is where the video clips of a specific person are grouped. There are two ways to get the link that will bring someone to this "film clips" section of an author's or contributor's page on World Wisdom. These are:
4a. Right-click on the heading that reads "Film clips with the Author." Select "Copy Shortcut" from the list. Then paste the shortcut, which is the web address link, into a a web page or e-mail.
4b. Left-click on the heading "Film clips with the Author," which will take you to the section of the page listing that person's film clips. Now click in the section of your web browser that shows the URL (i.e. the web address), and copy it. It should look something like this: Again, this URL can be used as a hyperlink on a web page or in an e-mail to send someone to the "Film Clips" section of a World Wisdom author or contributor page.

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