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Tradition in the Modern World
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Tradition in the Modern World: Sacred Web 2006 Conference - 2 disc DVD set
Tradition in the Modern World: Sacred Web 2006 Conference - 2 disc DVD set
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Comparative Religion
Modernism
Perennial Philosophy
Sacred Web Conference
Tradition

Price:  $34.95

ISBN:  9781933316444
Format:  NTSC
Run Time:  5 hrs, 45 min
Number of discs:  2
Region:  All



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This 2 disc DVD set has almost 6 hours of video highlights from the 2006 conference "Tradition in the Modern World." The conference, convened by the traditionalist journal Sacred Web, featured presentations from many of the world's leading traditionalists/perennialists such as Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Huston Smith, Jean-Louis Michon, James S. Cutsinger, Reza Shah-Kazemi, as well as another generation of thinkers and writers.
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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)

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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
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)
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)
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)


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Detailed Description of Tradition in the Modern World

 

The Sacred Web Conference on "Tradition in the Modern World" was held September 23-24, 2006 in Edmonton, Canada. It was, according to keynote speaker Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the most important conferences on Tradition within recent decades. People from all over the world attended talks from many of the most the most respected names in traditionalist/perennialist studies, as well as a new generation of thinkers.

This 2-disc DVD set has almost 6 hours of video highlights from the 2006 conference "Tradition in the Modern World." The conference, convened by the traditionalist journal Sacred Web, featured presentations from many of the world's leading traditionalists/perennialists such as Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Huston Smith, Jean-Louis Michon, James S. Cutsinger, Reza Shah-Kazemi, as well as another generation of thinkers and writers.

Each topic during the two days demonstrated the need to preserve traditional spiritual thought and values and their critical relevance to numerous areas of modern human thought and activity. The topics ranged from the most interior issues of one's spiritual life, to the educating of children, to the pernicious effects of central modernist theories, to reconciling how different faiths view scriptural stories, to the traditional view of art as opposed to the modern, and much, much more.

The five hour, forty-five minutes of video highlights gives some presentations almost in their entirerty, while others are more abbreviated. Even so, the two-disc set gives an excellent introduction to the central ideas of the Perennialist/Traditionalist school of thought, its most important figures, and what it can offer to a world lost in its own intellectual and material refuse. The set would be a very good learning tool for university classrooms and in libraries which want to include the full history of contemporary—even if not "modern"—thought.



About the Author(s)

M. Ali Lakhani

M. Ali Lakhani graduated from Cambridge University before moving to Vancouver where he has practiced as a trial lawyer for 25 years. In 1998, he founded the traditionalist journal, Sacred Web, with the aim of identifying the first principles of traditional metaphysics and promoting their application to the contingent circumstances of modernity. The bi-annual journal has included contributions by many leading traditionalists. In the words of Professor Nasr, "Along with Sophia, Sacred Web is the most important journal in the English language devoted to the study of tradition."

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Roger Gaetani


Roger Gaetani is an editor, educator, and student of world religions who lives in Bloomington, Indiana. He has co-edited, with Jean-Louis Michon , the World Wisdom anthology on Sufism, Sufism: Love and Wisdom . He directed and produced the DVD compilation of highlights of the 2006 conference on Traditionalism, Tradition in the Modern World: Sacred Web 2006 Conference , and has edited the book A Spirit of Tolerance: The Inspiring Life of Tierno Bokar by Amadou Hampâté Bâ. Roger Gaetani translated (from the original French) and edited the book Introduction to Sufism: The Inner Path of Islam, by Eric Geoffroy. Mr. Gaetani’s most recent contribution to World Wisdom is Universal Aspects of the Kabbalah and Judaism by Leo Schaya, which he edited and for which he wrote the “Editor’s Preface.”

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Table of Contents for Tradition in the Modern World

 
This is the list of presenters at the 2006 Sacred Web Conference "Tradition in the Modern World." The title of each person's presentation follows the presenter's name.


HRH The Prince of Wales in a videotaped opening address: “The Sacred Web: Tradition in the Modern World”

Seyyed Hossein Nasr in the keynote address on “The Recovery of the Sacred: Tradition and Perennialism in the Contemporary World”

William C. Chittick: “The Traditional Approach to Learning”

Maria Massi Dakake: “The Heritage of Female Spirituality from the Traditionalist Perspective”

Joseph Lumbard: “Tradition and Inter-faith Dialogue”

David Dakake: “A Traditionalist Contribution to Christian-Muslim Inter-religious Dialogue: A Study of Two Perspectives on the Crucifixion”

Reza Shah-Kazemi: “Traditional Action in the Contemporary World”

Jean-Louis Michon: “The ‘True Man’: Myth or Reality?”

Michael Fitzgerald: “Beauty and the Sense of the Sacred: Schuon’s Antidote to Modernity”

Caner Dagli: “The Changing Nature of Power and the Traditionalist Response”

Waleed El-Ansary: “A Traditionalist Critique of Modern Economics”

Harry Oldmeadow: “Tradition Betrayed: The False Prophets of Modernism”

James S. Cutsinger: “The Noble Lie”

Huston Smith: answers audience questions  




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