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Clip Title: Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Recovering the Sacred
Summary: Dr. Nasr's talk, titled "The Recovery of the Sacred: Tradition and Perennialism in the Contemporary World", was given at the Sacred Web Conference on "Tradition in the Modern World" held in Edmonton at The University of Alberta, September 2006. In the talk, he explains central Traditionalist terms, concepts, and contributions, including "the sense of the sacred," Tradition, scientism, Beauty, metaphysics, and the important role of Tradition in current times.
Total Running Time - 48 minutes 48 seconds
Low Res File Size - 139M (streamed)
High Res File Size - 257M (streamed)
 Subject:   Yellowtail, Thomas (4)  
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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
Thomas Yellowtail
Jean-Claude Petitpierre talks about his encounters with the Crow Sun Dance chief, Thomas Yellowtail, and the personal qualities of American Indian spiritual leaders that he has met.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 18 seconds
Low Res File Size - 3.5M
High Res File Size - 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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