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Clip Title: Traditions
Summary: Janine Pease shares some compelling advice to American Indian youth on how to turn aside from unhealthy and destructive lifeways by using resources within their own traditions and culture.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 38 seconds
Low Res File Size - 8.4M
High Res File Size - 14.7M
 Subject:   Modernism (23)  
Page: of 5 pages

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
Cycle of Life
Mr. Looking Horse's discusses his concern for the disruption of the "cycle of life" that guaranteed the spiritual and physical health of the people.
Total Running Time - 1 minute 35 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.8M
High Res File Size - 8M
Esoterism & the "Transparency of Phenomena"
Patrick Laude discusses Schuon's writings on esoterism, the "religio perennis" and the metaphysical "transparency of phenomena".
Total Running Time - 3 minutes 45 seconds
Low Res File Size - 11.9M
High Res File Size - 15.4M
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
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)

 Interviews with:   Schuon, Catherine (7)  
Page: of 2 pages

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
Frithjof Schuon's Childhood
Catherine Schuon describes the early spiritual influences on Frithjof Schuon and his early formulation of the Transcendent Unity of Religion.
Total Running Time - 1 minute 33 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.5M
High Res File Size - 7.9M
Frithjof Schuon's early attraction to Hinduism
A clip from the 2-disk DVD set Frithjof Schuon: Messenger of the Perennial Philosophy. The clip contains comments by Schuon's wife, Catherine Schuon, regarding his early attraction to Hinduism, as well as Schuon's own reminiscences on these formative experiences. The first disk of the set is a 115-minute documentary on the life of Frithjof Schuon, and the second includes more than 80 additional minutes of special features on the thought and work of this important figure in twentieth-century comparative religion and spirituality.
Total Running Time - 1 minute, 11 seconds
Low Res File Size - 3.9M
High Res File Size - 6.3M
Frithjof Schuon's thoughts on animals.
Catherine Schuon explains Frithjof Schuon's concept of a hierarchy of the animal world.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 24 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.3M
High Res File Size - 7.6M
Frithjof Schuon's travels to cities
Catherine Schuon describes the facets of traveling in large cities that interested Frithjof Schuon.
Total Running Time -2 minutes 15 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.9M
High Res File Size - 12.1M

/uploads/artists/195.jpg Catherine Schuon’s interest in world religions and spirituality brought her into contact with Frithjof Schuon, the famous writer, whom she married in May 1949. She accompanied her husband on all of his travels and helped him to receive visits and answer correspondence from spiritual seekers who came to seek her husband’s counsel. Her work with her husband brought her into contact with people from diverse religions and from throughout the world. Gifted in languages, she also became fluent in English and conversant in Italian, in addition to the three languages of her youth: German, French and Spanish.

Catherine Schuon is the editor of Art from the Sacred to the Profane: East and West, a collection of Frithjof Schuon’s selected writings on art, and the co-editor of the forthcoming A King James Christmas: Biblical Selections with Illustrations from Around the World, which also features many of her paintings as illustrations.

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