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Clip Title: René Guénon
Summary: William Stoddart speaks about René Guénon and his role in the Perennialist School.
Total Running Time - 48 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.5M
High Res File Size - 4.3M
 Subject:   Sacred Web Conference (5)  
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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)
Intro to Tradition in the Modern World conference
Founder and editor of the traditionalist journal Sacred Web, M. Ali Lakhani, gives the introductory remarks to the 2006 conference "Tradition in the Modern World." Lakhani explains the Traditionalist/Perennialist worldview and approach to spirituality, as well as a definition of the special uses of the terms "tradition" and "sense of the sacred."
Total Running Time -6 minutes, 17 seconds
Low Res File Size - 17.5M
High Res File Size - 31.6M
Reza Shah-Kazemi - Traditional Action
This lecture, entitled "Traditional Action 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. Viewers may also want to read the related essay "No Activity Without Truth" by Frithjof Schuon, which is in our online Library, and which Dr. Shah-Kazemi mentions in this video.
Total Running Time - 43 minutes 04 seconds
Low Res File Size - 125.1M (streamed)
High Res File Size - 226.7M (streamed)
Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Recovering the Sacred
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)
William Chittick - Traditional Learning
This lecture, entitled "A Traditional Approach to Learning", was given by Chittick at the Sacred Web Conference on "Tradition in the Modern World" in Edmonton at The University of Alberta, September 2006. Dr. Chittick's topic is closely related to the essay "Intellectual Freedom" by Lord Northborne on www.studiesincomparativereligion.com
Total Running Time - 46 minutes 47 seconds
Low Res File Size - 134.1M (streamed)
High Res File Size - 246.2M (streamed)

 Interviews with:   Talamantez, Inés (4)  
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Indian Identity
Dr. Talamantez addresses young Native Americans, this time asking them to take pride in their Indian identity, which can be aided by learning the traditional language. She calls this language "the key to understanding the wisdom of the ancestors," and says that elders can guide young people to this wisdom.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 18 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.9M
High Res File Size - 12M
Indian Youth
Dr. Talamantez addresses a message to Indian youth. She pleads with them to purify their minds, bodies, and spirits, to learn about their culture from books and elders, and to live in harmony with the sacredness of the natural world.
Total Running Time - 4 minutes 6 seconds
Low Res File Size - 12M
High Res File Size - 21.4M
Inner Voice
Dr. Talamantez speaks about the impact of the government and churches on indigenous people and the difficulty of following the "inner voice" of a Native American's Indian identity.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 39 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.6M
High Res File Size - 13.5M
The Creator
Inés Talamantez of the Mescalero Apache suggests how any Native American can and should at any time pray to the Creator. She emphasizes that sincere prayers will be heard, and that all of this land is sacred.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 5 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6M
High Res File Size - 10.6M

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A member of the Mescalero Apache tribe, Inés M. Talamantez is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Professor Talamantez is the author of Teaching Religion and Healing and has contributed articles to Native Religions and Cultures of North America: Anthropology of the Sacred and Unspoken Worlds: Women's Religious Lives.

Film interviews with Professor Talamantez on American Indian spirituality and advice for American Indian youth are a featured part of the documentary film and DVD on the Crow Shoshone Sun Dance entitled, Native Spirit: The Sun Dance Way .

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