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Clip Title: Harry Oldmeadow - Tradition Betrayed
Summary: 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)
 Subject:   Lings, Martin (7)  
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Enduring Legacy of Martin Lings
Dr. Jean-Louis Michon expresses how the "wisdom and presence" of Martin Lings (Shaykh Abu Bakr) will remain with those who knew him. He goes on to say that the books of Martin Lings represent a "reservoir of energy" and a "precious treasure" for readers who never met him.
Total Running Time - 44 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.3M
High Res File Size - 4M
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
Guénon and Lings
Jean-Louis Michon recalls how Martin Lings introduced him to René Guénon (Shaykh Abdul Wahid) in 1947 in Cairo. Dr. Michon also recalls the beautiful surroundings of the little village near the pyramids in Giza where Lings lived at that time and goes on to discuss the Lings' role as a private secretary for Guénon.
Total Running Time - 45 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.3M
High Res File Size - 4.1M
Lings' Book on Prophet Muhammad
Dr. Jean-Louis Michon praises Martin Lings’ most popular book, "Muhammad: his life based on the earliest sources," including its significant contribution to Western studies on the life of the Prophet.
Total Running Time - 25 seconds
Low Res File Size - 1.3M
High Res File Size - 2.3M
Martin Lings
Jean-Claude Petitpierre describes the personality of his friend Martin Lings and discusses his most important books.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 34 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.2M
High Res File Size - 8.3M

 Interviews with:   Yellowtail, Thomas (9)  
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Sun Dance Overview
This film clip provides a brief overview of the Sun Dance, the most important sacred rite of the Plains Indians.
Total Running Time -1 minute, 6 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.4M
High Res File Size - 5.4M
Sweat Lodge
The late Sun Dance Chief Thomas Yellowtail speaks about traditional practices that still help young Indians "receive" something, meaning individual guidance from the Great Spirit. He mentions the solitary vision quest and fast on a mountain, the Sun Dance and the possibility of a "fall" during which the dancer will have a vision, and frequent "sweats" in the sweat lodge.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 39 seconds
Low Res File Size -16.3M
High Res File Size - 28.5M
The Sun Dance Way
This trailer, from "The Sun Dance Way" provides an overview of the Sun Dance, the most sacred rite of Plains Indian tribes, and includes interviews with tribal elders and rare film footage and photographs of a Crow-Shoshone Sun Dance. Gordon Tootoosis narrates the words of Thomas Yellowtail.
Total Running Time -4 minutes, 8 seconds
Low Res File Size - 12.5M
High Res File Size - 21.1M
The Sweat Lodge
This Special Feature explains the sweat lodge ceremony, one of the most important sacred rites of most American Indian tribes
Total Running Time -4 minutes, 48 seconds
Low Res File Size - 15M
High Res File Size - 24.7M
The Vision Quest
This Special Feature explains the Vision Quest, one of the most important sacred rites in most Native tribes.
Total Running Time -4 minutes, 6 seconds
Low Res File Size - 12.3M
High Res File Size - 20.8M

/uploads/artists/26.jpg Medicine Man and Sundance Chief Thomas Yellowtail (1903-1993) was a pivotal figure in Crow tribal life and one of the most admired American Indian spiritual leaders of the last century. As a youth he lived in the presence of old warriors, hunters, and medicine men who knew the freedom and sacred ways of pre-reservation life. As the principal figure in the Crow-Shoshone Sun Dance religion during the last half of the 20th century, he was important in perpetuating the spiritual traditions of his Crow tribe.

Yellowtail's advice on following the ancient ways in the modern world has inspired many Indians, and many non-Indians as well. His words can be found in:

 


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