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Clip Title: Response to Perennialist Ideas
Summary: 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
 Subject:   Coomaraswamy, A.K. (10)  
Page: of 2 pages

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
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
Ananda Coomaraswamy
William Stoddart speaks about the background and writings of Ananda Coomaraswamy, including his contribution to the Perennialist School.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 22 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.1M
High Res File Size - 12.6M
Guénon, AKC & Schuon
Rama Coomaraswamy explains what he believes are the key contributions of René Guénon, Ananda Commaraswamy, and Frithjof Schuon.
Total Running Time -10 minutes 0 seconds
Low Res File Size - 28.2M
High Res File Size - 50.5M
Life of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Rama Coomaraswamy provides a comprehensive summary of his father’s life from early education to his death in 1947, including highlights of AKC's work and his collaboration with Géunon and Schuon. This clip includes many photographs from throughout AKC's life.
Total Running Time -30 minutes 10 seconds
Low Res File Size - 91.9M
High Res File Size - 161.3M

 Interviews with:   Michon, Jean-Louis (6)  
Page: of 2 pages

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
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
Implications of Guénon's Teachings
Jean-Louis Michon explains the practical consequences in one's life of understanding the teachings of René Guénon.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 44 seconds
Low Res File Size - 17.7M
High Res File Size - 31.2M
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
Meeting René Guénon
Jean-Louis Michon recounts his 1st encounter with Guénon and the events that led to meeting Guénon in Cairo in the 1940s with the help of Martin Lings.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 05 seconds
Low Res File Size - 15.5M
High Res File Size - 27.3M


Jean-Louis Michon was a traditionalist French scholar who specialized in Islam in North Africa, Islamic art, and Sufism. His works include Le Soufi marrocain Ahmad Ibn 'Ajiba and L'Autobiographie (Fahrasa) du Soufi marrocain Ahmad Ibn 'Ajiba (1747-1809). He wrote numerous articles appearing in several languages, and translated the Holy Koran into French.

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