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Clip Title: Perennial Framework
Summary: Frithjof Schuon discusses his philosophy, the transcendent unity of religions, the meaning of religion and the need for metaphysical truth.
Total Running Time - 3 minutes
Low Res File Size - 8.7M
High Res File Size - 15.2M
 Subject:   Nasr, Seyyed Hossein (2)  
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S. Hossein Nasr
Jean-Claude Petitpierre talks about Seyyed Hossein Nasr’s role in bringing the idea of the Perennial Philosophy into modern academia, including Nasr's ground breaking writings on the environment.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 26 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.4M
High Res File Size - 13.1M
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Rama Coomaraswamy explains why he believes the writings of Seyyed Hossein Nasr are more readily accepted within academia than the writings of Guénon and Schuon.
Total Running Time -45 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.1M
High Res File Size - 3.7M

 Interviews with:   Looking Horse, Arvol (4)  
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Arvol Looking Horse speaks on the results of ignoring the Sacred in everyday life and how the traditional ceremonies still bring the Sacred into the life of the people.
Total Running Time - 60 seconds
Low Res File Size - 3M
High Res File Size - 5M
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
Living in Two Worlds
Native leaders, including Janine Pease, James Trosper, Arvol Looking Horse, Joe Medicine Crow and Gordon Tootoosis, give advice about how to live in two conflicting worlds: the world of traditional American Indian values and our fast-paced modern world.
Total Running Time -4 minutes 36 seconds
Low Res File Size - 13.7M
High Res File Size - 23.4M
Native Language
Mr. Looking Horse, citing Sitting Bull, counsels that Indian youth should balance their education with knowledge of traditional ways, including Indian language.
Total Running Time - 60 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.9M
High Res File Size - 5.1M


Arvol Looking Horse was born on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. At the age of 12, he was given the responsibility of becoming the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe, the sacred pipe of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations. He is widely recognized as a chief and the spiritual leader of all three branches of the Sioux tribe.

Arvol Looking Horse is the author of White Buffalo Teachings and a guest columnist for Indian Country Today. A tireless advocate of maintaining traditional spiritual practices, Chief Looking Horse is the founder of the Big Foot Riders, a group which memorializes the massacre of Big Foot's band at Wounded Knee. He lives on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota.

Film interviews with Arvol Looking Horse on spirituality, tribal history, and advice for American Indian youth are a featured part of the documentary film and DVD on the Sun Dance entitled Native Spirit: The Sun Dance Way . An illustrated book, Native Spirit: The Sun Dance Way, by Thomas Yellowtail, also features the words of Arvol Looking Horse.

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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.
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