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Defining Perennialism
Description :Martin Lings, James Cutsinger, William Stoddart and Mark Perry discuss Perennialism.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 23 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.2M
High Res File Size - 12.9M

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Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Lings, Martin; Cutsinger, James; Perry, Mark

Living in Two Worlds
Description :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

Author :Pease, Janine
Subject :American Indian; Modernism; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Pease, Janine; Medicine Crow, Joe; Looking Horse, Arvol; Tootoosis, Gordon; Trosper, James

Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Description :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

Author :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.
Subject :Guénon, René; Nasr, Seyyed Hossein; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.

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Detachment, Objectivity & Virtue
Description :William Stoddart speaks about Schuon’s emphasis on detachment, objectivity and virtue, which result in true premises and rigorous reasoning.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 51 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.8M
High Res File Size - 10.1M

Author :Stoddart, William
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Stoddart, William

Living Within One Religion
Description :Rama Coomaraswamy explains his father's thought about the importance of living within the sacred form of one religion, even though all religions have a convergence of the same underlying truths. His comments summarize part of Schuon's thought on Hinduism.
Total Running Time -5 minutes 04 seconds
Low Res File Size - 14.5M
High Res File Size - 25.7M

Author :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.
Subject :Coomaraswamy, A.K.; Hinduism; Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.

Seyyed Hossein Nasr - Recovering the Sacred
Description :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)

Author :Nasr, Seyyed Hossein
Subject :Coomaraswamy, A.K.; Cosmology; Environment and Nature; Guénon, René; Metaphysics; Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Sacred Web Conference; Schuon, Frithjof; Science; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

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Discovering Schuon
Description :Huston Smith explains how he came upon the works of Frithjof Schuon and the impact they have had on his life and career.
Total Running Time -6 minutes 03 seconds
Low Res File Size - 16.9M
High Res File Size - 30.3M

Author :Smith, Huston
Subject :Buddhism; Hinduism; Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Vedanta
Interviewee :Smith, Huston

Love and Knowledge
Description :Jean-Claude Petitpierre talks about the importance of the concepts of love and knowledge in Hinduism and Sufism.
Total Running Time - 49 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.3M
High Res File Size - 4.5M

Author :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude
Subject :Hinduism; Perennial Philosophy; Spiritual Life; Sufism
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude

Spiritual Figures & Traditional Art
Description :William Stoddart speaks about spiritual figures of the 20th century and the importance of traditional art.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 49 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.6M
High Res File Size - 9.7M

Author :Stoddart, William
Subject :Art; Perennial Philosophy; Symbolism
Interviewee :Stoddart, William

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Educator & Healer
Description :In this video clip, John Arlee, Salish traditional spiritual leader and educator, first explains in English, then prays in his native Salish for the future of his people and in particular for strength for young people to perpetuate the valuable heritage of the tribe.
Total Running Time - 3 minutes 25 seconds
Low Res File Size - 10.4M
High Res File Size - 18.4M

Author :Arlee, John
Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Arlee, John

Marco Pallis
Description :Rama Coomaraswamy recounts his personal relationship with Marco Pallis and offers insights into Pallis’s written works.
Total Running Time -1 minutes 01 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.9M
High Res File Size - 5.0M

Author :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.
Subject :Buddhism; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.

Spiritual Practices
Description :Mr. Trosper speaks of the importance of maintaining spiritual practices beyond the Sun Dance itself.
Total Running Time - 4 minutes 39 seconds
Low Res File Size - 14.2M
High Res File Size - 24.9M

Author :Trosper, James
Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Trosper, James

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Elders
Description :Janine Pease gives very practical suggestions on how to create an environment in which young people can learn and preserve the knowledge of the elders.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 17 seconds
Low Res File Size - 16.8M
High Res File Size - 28.9M

Author :Pease, Janine
Subject :American Indian; Tradition
Interviewee :Pease, Janine

Martin Lings
Description :Jean-Claude Petitpierre describes the personality of his friend Martin Lings and discusses his most important books.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 34 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.2M
High Res File Size - 8.3M

Author :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude
Subject :Islam; Lings, Martin; Perennial Philosophy; Sufism
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude

Spiritual Qualities
Description :Martin Lings speaks about three spiritual faculties; intelligence, will and soul.
Total Running Time - 59 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.9M
High Res File Size - 5M

Author :Lings, Martin
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Lings, Martin

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Enduring Legacy of Martin Lings
Description :Dr. Jean-Louis Michon expresses how the "wisdom and presence" of Martin Lings (Shaykh Abu Bakr) will remain with those who knew him. He goes on to say that the books of Martin Lings represent a "reservoir of energy" and a "precious treasure" for readers who never met him.
Total Running Time - 44 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.3M
High Res File Size - 4M

Author :Michon, Jean-Louis
Subject :Lings, Martin; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Michon, Jean-Louis

Meeting René Guénon
Description :Jean-Louis Michon recounts his 1st encounter with Guénon and the events that led to meeting Guénon in Cairo in the 1940s with the help of Martin Lings.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 05 seconds
Low Res File Size - 15.5M
High Res File Size - 27.3M

Author :Michon, Jean-Louis
Subject :Guénon, René; Lings, Martin; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Michon, Jean-Louis

Sun Dance
Description :Gordon Tootoosis discusses The Sun Dance, the center of Plains Indian spiritual life.
Total Running Time - 53 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.7M
High Res File Size - 4.6M

Author :Tootoosis, Gordon
Subject :American Indian; History; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Tootoosis, Gordon

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Esoteric Ecumenism
Description :James Cutsinger clarifies the differences between "esoteric ecumenism" and exoteric ecumenism.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 45 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.2M
High Res File Size - 9.3M

Author :Cutsinger, James
Subject :Inter-faith dialogue; Perennial Philosophy; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Cutsinger, James

Missionization
Description :Dr. Medicine Crow explains the Indian attitude toward the numerous Christian sects that came to their reservation, as well as how traditional Indian religion interacted with this other religion.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 25 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.1M
High Res File Size - 12.7M

Author :Medicine Crow, Joe
Subject :American Indian; History; Tradition
Interviewee :Medicine Crow, Joe

Sun Dance
Description :Joe Medicine Crow speaks on the history of the Crow Sun Dance, its development over the years, and the influence of the remarkable Shoshone holy man and Sun Dance Chief John Trehero upon current Crow practice.
Total Running Time - 4 minutes 56 seconds
Low Res File Size - 14.4M
High Res File Size - 26M

Author :Medicine Crow, Joe
Subject :American Indian; History; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Medicine Crow, Joe

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Esoteric Islam
Description :Frithjof Schuon discusses esoteric and exoteric Islam.
Total Running Time - 38 seconds
Low Res File Size - 1.8M
High Res File Size - 3.2M

Author :Schuon, Frithjof
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Schuon, Frithjof

Modern Philosophers
Description :Huston Smith compares Frithjof Schuon to other contemporary philosophers.
Total Running Time -1 minutes 52 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.3M
High Res File Size - 9.3M

Author :Smith, Huston
Subject :Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Smith, Huston

Sun Dance
Description :Janine Pease gives her thoughts on the Absaroka (Crow) Sun Dance.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 18 seconds
Low Res File Size - 16.8M
High Res File Size - 29.3M

Author :Pease, Janine
Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Pease, Janine

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Esoterism & Exoterism
Description :Huston Smith discusses Schuon’s ability to reconcile the outward differences between the forms of the world’s religions (exoterism) with their common inner truths (esoterism.
Total Running Time -3 minutes 21 seconds
Low Res File Size - 9.4M
High Res File Size - 16.8M

Author :Smith, Huston
Subject :Inter-faith dialogue; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Smith, Huston

Modernist Ideologies
Description :Jean-Claude Petitpierre discusses how modernist ideologies, including scientism and the idea of progress, are completely oppossed to an in depth understanding of religion and Truth.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 33 seconds
Low Res File Size -4.2M
High Res File Size - 8.6M

Author :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude
Subject :Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Science; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude

Sun Dance Overview
Description :This film clip provides a brief overview of the Sun Dance, the most important sacred rite of the Plains Indians.
Total Running Time -1 minute, 6 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.4M
High Res File Size - 5.4M

Author :Yellowtail, Thomas
Subject :American Indian; History; Tradition
Interviewee :Yellowtail, Thomas

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Esoterism & the "Transparency of Phenomena"
Description :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

Author :Laude, Patrick
Subject :Metaphysics; Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Laude, Patrick

Montage of Frithjof Schuon Bio DVD
Description :A montage of images from the 2-DVD set Frithjof Schuon: Messenger of the Perennial Philosophy. The images give an idea of the scope of the film, including the many people interviewed for the project, as well as pieces from the soundtrack. The first disk 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 - 6 minutes, 23 seconds
Low Res File Size - 19.9M
High Res File Size - 33.6M

Author :Casey, Jennifer
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
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Sweat Lodge
Description :The late Sun Dance Chief Thomas Yellowtail speaks about traditional practices that still help young Indians "receive" something, meaning individual guidance from the Great Spirit. He mentions the solitary vision quest and fast on a mountain, the Sun Dance and the possibility of a "fall" during which the dancer will have a vision, and frequent "sweats" in the sweat lodge.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 39 seconds
Low Res File Size -16.3M
High Res File Size - 28.5M

Author :Yellowtail, Thomas
Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Yellowtail, Thomas

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Essential Philosophy
Description :Frithjof Schuon discusses his essential philosophy.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 43 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.6M
High Res File Size - 13.6M

Author :Schuon, Frithjof
Subject :Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Schuon, Frithjof

Native Language
Description :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

Author :Looking Horse, Arvol
Subject :American Indian; Tradition
Interviewee :Looking Horse, Arvol

Teaching With Schuon's Ideas
Description :James Cutsinger discusses his use of Schuon's ideas in university courses on subjects that include metaphysics, comparative religion, symbolism and art.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 5 seconds
Low Res File Size - 3.2M
High Res File Size - 5.8M

Author :Cutsinger, James
Subject :Art; Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Symbolism
Interviewee :Cutsinger, James

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Foundations of Guénon's Thought
Description :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

Author :Lings, Martin
Subject :Cosmology; Guénon, René; Modernism; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Lings, Martin

New Age Thought
Description :William Stoddart compares the Perennial Philosophy, as represented by the Perennialist School, and the errors of the New Age thought.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 04 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.2M
High Res File Size - 11M

Author :Stoddart, William
Subject :Guénon, René; Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Tradition
Interviewee :Stoddart, William

The Absolute
Description :Mark Perry and William Stoddart discuss the ways in which the sense of the absolute has been lost in the modern world.
Total Running Time - 54 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.9M
High Res File Size - 4.8M

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Subject :Modernism
Interviewee :Perry, Mark; Stoddart, William

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Frithjof Schuon
Description :Jean-Claude Petitpierre describes Frithjof Schuon’s role in the Perennialist/ Traditionalist School.
Total Running Time - 35 seconds
Low Res File Size - 1.6M
High Res File Size - 3.1M

Author :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude

Old Stories
Description :James Trosper explains how old stories have traditionally been used to instill important values in Indian life.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 32 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.9M
High Res File Size - 8.4M

Author :Trosper, James
Subject :American Indian; Mythology or Legend; Tradition
Interviewee :Trosper, James

The Creator
Description :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

Author :Talamantez, Inés
Subject :American Indian; Environment and Nature; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Talamantez, Inés

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Frithjof Schuon
Description :Jean-Claude Petitpierre, Seyyed Hossein Nasr and Patrick Laude answer the question, "Who was Frithjof Schuon?'
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 8 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.9M
High Res File Size - 11.2M

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Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude; Nasr, Seyyed Hossein; Laude, Patrick

On the Traditional Arts
Description :Catherine Schuon explains how the revelation of a religion also brings about its own arts and architecture.
Total Running Time -1 minutes 36 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.9M
High Res File Size - 8.6M

Author :Schuon, Catherine
Subject :Art; Symbolism
Interviewee :Schuon, Catherine

The Eagle
Description :James Trosper speaks on the significance and sacredness of the eagle in Indian life, and in particular in the Sun Dance.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 22 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.5M
High Res File Size - 7.5M

Author :Trosper, James
Subject :American Indian; Environment and Nature; Spiritual Life; Symbolism
Interviewee :Trosper, James

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Frithjof Schuon’s Audience
Description :Seyyed Hossein Nasr speaks about the people to whom Schuon addressed his books.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 2 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.1M
High Res File Size - 10.8M

Author :Nasr, Seyyed Hossein
Subject :Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

Orientalists & Academia
Description :William Stoddart compares the premises of early Orientalist scholars and the prejudices of modern academia.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 44 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.2M
High Res File Size - 9.1M

Author :Stoddart, William
Subject :Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Science
Interviewee :Stoddart, William

The Final Battleground
Description :"The Final Battleground" is an excerpt from the film "Native Spirit" that provides an overview of the so-called Indian Wars that took place in the American West during the last part of the nineteenth century.
Total Running Time -4 minutes, 32 seconds
Low Res File Size - 13.7M
High Res File Size - 22.5M

Author :Casey, Jennifer
Subject :American Indian; History; Tradition
Interviewee :Cardinal, Tantoo

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Frithjof Schuon’s memories of Granada
Description :This clip from the 2-DVD set Frithjof Schuon: Messenger of the Perennial Philosophy is an excerpt regarding Frithjof Schuon’s personal memories of a visit to the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Schuon’s observations here are an excellent demonstration of the depth of his spiritual outlook. 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, 10 seconds
Low Res File Size - 3.7M
High Res File Size - 6.2M

Author :Casey, Jennifer
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
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Our Relationship to God
Description :Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf explores the mystery of mankind’s relationship to God and what it means to be human, including a discussion of our two natures: one geomorphic (earthly, physical nature) and one theomorphic (spiritual nature). His discussion touches on diverse subjects that include our free will, metaphysical explanations and Koranic interpretations.
Total Running Time - 9 minutes 07 seconds
Low Res File Size - 32.2M
High Res File Size - 45.9M

Author :Rauf, Feisal Abdul
Subject :Islam; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Rauf, Feisal Abdul

The Spiritual
Description :James Trosper speaks of a central aspect of traditional Indian life: its focus on spiritual things.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 16 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4M
High Res File Size - 6.8M

Author :Trosper, James
Subject :American Indian; Modernism; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Trosper, James

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Frithjof Schuon's Childhood
Description :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

Author :Schuon, Catherine
Subject :Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Schuon, Catherine

Perennial Framework
Description : 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

Author :Schuon, Frithjof
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Schuon, Frithjof

The Sun Dance Way
Description :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

Author :Yellowtail, Thomas
Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life; Tradition; Yellowtail, Thomas
Interviewee :Medicine Crow, Joe; Yellowtail, Thomas

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Frithjof Schuon's Childhood
Description :Johann Jakob Jenny recounts his childhood experiences as a friend of Frithjof Schuon at the age of eleven.
Total Running Time -2 minutes 28 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.1M
High Res File Size - 12.4M

Author :Jenny, Johann
Subject :Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Jenny, Johann

Perennialism/Christianity
Description :James Cutsinger speaks about the Perennial Philosophy and Christianity, including the holy trinity.
Total Running Time - 4 minutes 40 seconds
Low Res File Size - 13.5M
High Res File Size - 24.5M

Author :Cutsinger, James
Subject :Christianity; Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Cutsinger, James

The Sweat Lodge
Description :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

Author :Yellowtail, Thomas
Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life; Tradition; Yellowtail, Thomas
Interviewee :Yellowtail, Thomas

1st Correspondence with Guénon
Description :Martin Lings discusses the French journal, Etudes traditionnelles, and his first correspondence with René Guénon.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 07 seconds
Low Res File Size - 3.2M
High Res File Size - 5.7M

Author :Lings, Martin
Subject :Guénon, René; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Lings, Martin

Frithjof Schuon's early attraction to Hinduism
Description :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

Author :Casey, Jennifer
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Schuon, Catherine

Perennialist Scholarship
Description :James Cutsinger compares what he calls "Perennialist scholarship" to other prevailing approaches to religious study in the academic world.
Total Running Time - 3 minutes 34 seconds
Low Res File Size - 10.5M
High Res File Size - 18.8M

Author :Cutsinger, James
Subject :Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Cutsinger, James

The Vision Quest
Description :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

Author :Yellowtail, Thomas
Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life; Tradition; Yellowtail, Thomas
Interviewee :Yellowtail, Thomas

1st Meeting with Schuon
Description :Martin Lings describes the first time he met Frithjof Schuon in 1938 and summarizes his life long relationship to Schuon.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 20 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.7M
High Res File Size - 11.8M

Author :Lings, Martin
Subject :Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Lings, Martin

Frithjof Schuon's thoughts on animals.
Description :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

Author :Schuon, Catherine
Subject :Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Schuon, Catherine

Perennialist School
Description :William Stoddart speaks about the four key writers of the Perennialist School: Frithjof Schuon, Rene Guenon, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and Titus Burckhardt.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 25 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.3M
High Res File Size - 7.6M

Author :Stoddart, William
Subject :Burckhardt, Titus; Coomaraswamy, A.K.; Guénon, René; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Stoddart, William

Thomas Yellowtail
Description :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

Author :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude
Subject :American Indian; Perennial Philosophy; Yellowtail, Thomas
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude

A Summary of Frithjof Schuon's Thoughts on Beauty
Description :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

Author :Casey, Jennifer
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Schuon, Frithjof; Schuon, Catherine; Nasr, Seyyed Hossein; Lings, Martin; Perry, Mark; Stoddart, William; Oldmeadow, Harry

Frithjof Schuon's travels to cities
Description :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

Author :Schuon, Catherine
Subject :Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Schuon, Catherine

Perennialist School
Description :Jean-Claude Petitpierre speaks of the Perennialist School and lists its most prominent authors.
Total Running Time - 40 seconds
Low Res File Size - 1.9M
High Res File Size - 3.6M

Author :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude
Subject :Coomaraswamy, A.K.; Guénon, René; Lings, Martin; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude

Titus Burckhardt
Description :Jean-Claude Petitpierre describes the personality of his friend Titus Burckhardt and describes his role in the Perennialist School.
Total Running Time - 57 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.6M
High Res File Size - 5.1M

Author :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude
Subject :Art; Burckhardt, Titus; Islam; Perennial Philosophy; Symbolism
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude

Adhering to an Orthodox Religion
Description :William Stoddart explains the necessity of adhering to an orthodox religion according to Guenon, Schuon and the Perennialist School.
Total Running Time - 39 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.1M
High Res File Size - 3.6M

Author :Stoddart, William
Subject :Cosmology; Eastern Religion; Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Sufism; Symbolism
Interviewee :Stoddart, William

Funeral of Martin Lings
Description :Jean-Claude Petitpierre speaks of the beauty of the funeral of Martin Lings in May, 2005, which took place in Lings' beloved garden in full spring bloom.
Total Running Time - 43 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.1M
High Res File Size - 3.8M

Author :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude
Subject :Lings, Martin; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude

Philosophy
Description :William Stoddart talks about the key differences between traditional philosophy and modern philosophy.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 21 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7M
High Res File Size - 12.4M

Author :Stoddart, William
Subject :Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Tradition
Interviewee :Stoddart, William

Titus Burckhardt
Description :William Stoddart speaks about Titus Burckhardt, including his background, writings and role in the Perennialist School.
Total Running Time - 3 minutes 46 seconds
Low Res File Size - 11.3M
High Res File Size - 19.9M

Author :Stoddart, William
Subject :Art; Burckhardt, Titus; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Stoddart, William

Advice to Serious Seekers
Description :Rama Coomaraswammy gives advice to serious seekers.
Total Running Time -3 minutes35 seconds
Low Res File Size - 10.0M
High Res File Size - 18.0M

Author :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.
Subject :Christianity; Perennial Philosophy; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.

Guénon and Lings
Description :Jean-Louis Michon recalls how Martin Lings introduced him to René Guénon (Shaykh Abdul Wahid) in 1947 in Cairo. Dr. Michon also recalls the beautiful surroundings of the little village near the pyramids in Giza where Lings lived at that time and goes on to discuss the Lings' role as a private secretary for Guénon.
Total Running Time - 45 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.3M
High Res File Size - 4.1M

Author :Michon, Jean-Louis
Subject :Guénon, René; Lings, Martin; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Michon, Jean-Louis

Poundmaker Reservation
Description :Gordon Tootoosis speaks on how life on the Poundmaker Reservation impacts his cultural identity.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 05 seconds
Low Res File Size - 3.3M
High Res File Size - 5.6M

Author :Tootoosis, Gordon
Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Tootoosis, Gordon

Titus Burckhardt
Description :Rama Coomaraswamy offers his opinions about the importance of Titus Burckhardt’s writings and recounts personal remembrances.
Total Running Time -1 minutes 48 seconds
Low Res File Size - 3.1M
High Res File Size - 5.5M

Author :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.
Subject :Burckhardt, Titus; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.

Advice to spiritual seekers
Description :Jean-Claude Petitpierre gives advice for the serious spiritual seeker.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 03 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.9M
High Res File Size - 6.1M

Author :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude

Guénon, AKC & Schuon
Description :Rama Coomaraswamy explains what he believes are the key contributions of René Guénon, Ananda Commaraswamy, and Frithjof Schuon.
Total Running Time -10 minutes 0 seconds
Low Res File Size - 28.2M
High Res File Size - 50.5M

Author :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.
Subject :Coomaraswamy, A.K.; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.

Principles for Painting
Description :Catherine Schuon explains the principles used by Frithjof Schuon to create his paintings.
Total Running Time -36 seconds
Low Res File Size - 1.8M
High Res File Size - 3.2M

Author :Schuon, Catherine
Subject :Art; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Schuon, Catherine

Traditional Life
Description :Rama Coomaraswamy talks about his father’s desire to raise him in a traditional society, including attempts to have Rama raised by Hopi Indians. RC then speaks of AKC's plan to be a sannyāsin after his retirement.
Total Running Time -3 minutes 16 seconds
Low Res File Size - 9.2M
High Res File Size - 16.3M

Author :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.
Subject :Coomaraswamy, A.K.; Hinduism; Perennial Philosophy; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.

AKC’s Belief in the "philosophia perennis"
Description :Rama Coomaraswamy discusses his father's belief in the "philosophia perennis" and AKC's place in the emergence of what is often called the Perennialist School of thought. His comments reference certain differences between Guénon, AKC and Schuon, despite their fundamental agreement on basic principles.
Total Running Time -4 minutes 27 seconds
Low Res File Size - 12.8M
High Res File Size - 22.7M

Author :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.
Subject :Coomaraswamy, A.K.; Guénon, René; Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.

Guénon's Focus on Esoterism
Description :Dr. Lings discusses the major aspects of René Guénon's work, including his focus on esoterism.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes
Low Res File Size - 5.7M
High Res File Size - 10.1M

Author :Lings, Martin
Subject :Guénon, René; Perennial Philosophy; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Lings, Martin

Reading Metaphysical Books
Description :Seyyed Hossein Nasr explains why some readers have difficulty in reading books on metaphysics in general and Schuon’s books in particular.
Total Running Time - 9 minutes 39 seconds
Low Res File Size - 25.3M
High Res File Size - 51.3M

Author :Nasr, Seyyed Hossein
Subject :Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

Traditional Prayer
Description :Thomas Yellowtail speaks about how his Crow ancestors used to pray and highlights that American Indians had their own effective manner of praying before the whites came.
Total Running Time - 4 minutes 6 seconds
Low Res File Size - 12M
High Res File Size - 20.9M

Author :Yellowtail, Thomas
Subject :American Indian; History; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Yellowtail, Thomas

American Indian Qualities
Description :Frithjof Schuon speaks about the qualities he admires in the American Indian culture and spirituality
Total Running Time - 3 Minutes 13 seconds
Low Res File Size - 9.1M
High Res File Size - 16.2M

Author :Schuon, Frithjof
Subject :Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Schuon, Frithjof

Harry Oldmeadow - Tradition Betrayed
Description :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)

Author :Oldmeadow, Harry
Subject :Metaphysics; Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Sacred Web Conference; Science; Tradition
Interviewee :Oldmeadow, Harry

Relationship with Schuon
Description :Mudumbai Ramachandran explains his first impression upon meeting Frithjof Schuon and describes his many visits to Schuon, including his role as an intermediary between Schuon and HH the 68th Jagadguru of Kanchi.
Total Running Time -2 minutes 38 seconds
Low Res File Size - 8.2M
High Res File Size - 14.4M

Author :Ramachandran, Mudumbai
Subject :Hinduism; Jagadguru of Kanchi; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Ramachandran, Mudumbai

Traditions
Description :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

Author :Pease, Janine
Subject :American Indian; Modernism; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Pease, Janine

American Indian Religion & Character
Description :Frithjof Schuon speaks about American Indian spirituality and the qualities of the old-timers he met in the 1950s and '60s--what he called the "Indian spirit".
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 56 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.4M
High Res File Size - 9.8M

Author :Schuon, Frithjof
Subject :American Indian; Hinduism; Metaphysics; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Schuon, Frithjof

Heritage
Description :John Arlee asks Indians to have and show pride in their heritage. He specifically mentions youth following some traditional ways and for all to act as role models for others in their behavior.
Total Running Time - 1 minute 29 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.7M
High Res File Size - 8.2M

Author :Arlee, John
Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Arlee, John

René Guénon
Description :Jean-Claude Petitpierre describes Guénon’s role in the formation of the Traditionalist/ Perennial School.
Total Running Time - 57 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.7M
High Res File Size - 5.4M

Author :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude
Subject :Guénon, René; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude

Trailer for Native Spirit & The Sun Dance Way
Description :This trailer provides a collage of rare photographs and film clips from the 2 DVD set "Native Spirit and the Sun Dance Way", including images from the many Special Features that are included in this DVD set.
Total Running Time -1 minutes, 52 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.5M
High Res File Size - 9.4M

Author :Yellowtail, Thomas
Subject :American Indian; History; Tradition
Interviewee :Yellowtail, Thomas

Ananda Coomaraswamy
Description :Jean-Claude Petitpierre describes the significance of Ananda Coomaraswamy’s writings and their place in the Perennialist School.
Total Running Time - 25 seconds
Low Res File Size - 1.2M
High Res File Size - 2.4M

Author :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude
Subject :Art; Coomaraswamy, A.K.; Cosmology; Hinduism; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude

How Academia Responds to Schuon
Description :Patrick Laude provides an overview of the response of fellow academics to the writings of Schuon.
Total Running Time - 3 minutes 9 seconds
Low Res File Size - 9.6M
High Res File Size - 13.1M

Author :Laude, Patrick
Subject :Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Laude, Patrick

René Guénon
Description :Jean-Louis Michon, a personal friend of René Guénon, tells the story of Guénon’s upbringing and early intellectual and spiritual formation.
Total Running Time - 6 minutes 42 seconds
Low Res File Size - 20.3M
High Res File Size - 36.1M

Author :Michon, Jean-Louis
Subject :Guénon, René; Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Spiritual Life; Vedanta
Interviewee :Michon, Jean-Louis

Trailer for Native Spirit & The Sun Dance Way
Description :This short trailer presents a series of photographs and film excerpts from "Native Spirit" and "The Sun Dance Way".
Total Running Time -1 minutes, 48 seconds
Low Res File Size - 3.6M
High Res File Size - 5.3M

Author :Yellowtail, Thomas
Subject :American Indian; History; Tradition
Interviewee :Yellowtail, Thomas

Ananda Coomaraswamy
Description :William Stoddart speaks about the background and writings of Ananda Coomaraswamy, including his contribution to the Perennialist School.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 22 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.1M
High Res File Size - 12.6M

Author :Stoddart, William
Subject :Art; Coomaraswamy, A.K.; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Stoddart, William

Implications of Guénon's Teachings
Description :Jean-Louis Michon explains the practical consequences in one's life of understanding the teachings of René Guénon.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 44 seconds
Low Res File Size - 17.7M
High Res File Size - 31.2M

Author :Michon, Jean-Louis
Subject :Guénon, René; Metaphysics; Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Spiritual Life; Symbolism
Interviewee :Michon, Jean-Louis

René Guénon
Description :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

Author :Stoddart, William
Subject :Guénon, René; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Stoddart, William

Transcendent Unity
Description :Frithjof Schuon discusses the Transcendent Unity of religions and the Religio Perennis.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 13 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.2M
High Res File Size - 11M

Author :Schuon, Frithjof
Subject :Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Schuon, Frithjof

Beauty
Description :Frithjof Schuon speaks about the importance of beauty in every aspect of one’s life
Total Running Time - 59 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.9M
High Res File Size - 5.1M

Author :Schuon, Frithjof
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Schuon, Frithjof

Indian Identity
Description :Ms. Pease includes her very articulate and wide-ranging answer to the question "How do you find your American Indian identity?".
Total Running Time - 6 minutes 3 seconds
Low Res File Size - 18.9M
High Res File Size - 33.1M

Author :Pease, Janine
Subject :American Indian; Tradition
Interviewee :Pease, Janine

Response to Perennialist Ideas
Description :James Cutsinger discusses his experiences teaching Perennialist ideas at the university level.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 35 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.6M
High Res File Size - 13.7M

Author :Cutsinger, James
Subject :Metaphysics; Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Science
Interviewee :Cutsinger, James

Transcendent Unity of Religions
Description :James Cutsinger recounts Frithjof Schuon's explanation of the Transcendent Unity of religions.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 23 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4M
High Res File Size - 7.2M

Author :Cutsinger, James
Subject :Cosmology; Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Cutsinger, James

Biography of Thomas Yellowtail
Description :This clip is the biography of Crow Sun Dance Chief and Medicine man, Thomas Yellowtail, it is taken from the DVD set Native Spirit and the Sun Dance Way available on through World Wisdom books.
Author :
Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life; Yellowtail, Thomas
Interviewee :Yellowtail, Thomas

Indian Identity
Description :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

Author :Talamantez, Inés
Subject :American Indian; Tradition
Interviewee :Talamantez, Inés

Reza Shah-Kazemi - Traditional Action
Description :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)

Author :Shah-Kazemi, Reza
Subject :Christianity; Inter-faith dialogue; Islam; Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Sacred Web Conference; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Shah-Kazemi, Reza

Trusting Schuon
Description :The first 50 sec is redundant to "1st Meeting with Schuon"; but we need to add from :51 seconds to the end of this clip to "1st Meeting with Schuon".
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 35 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.5M
High Res File Size - 8M

Author :Lings, Martin
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Lings, Martin

Boarding Schools
Description :Mr. Medicine Crow tells how the Boarding schools were places of intense work and terrible conditions for the children that were required to live there due to government regulations.
Total Running Time - 4 minutes 51 seconds
Low Res File Size - 14.3M
High Res File Size - 25.6M

Author :Medicine Crow, Joe
Subject :American Indian; History; Tradition
Interviewee :Medicine Crow, Joe

Indian Tradition
Description :Mr. Tootoosis speaks on the importance of Indian traditions, which teach people about "learning how to live," in contrast to educaton in schools, which teaches how to make a living.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 6 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.3M
High Res File Size - 11.2M

Author :Tootoosis, Gordon
Subject :American Indian; Tradition
Interviewee :Tootoosis, Gordon

S. Hossein Nasr
Description :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

Author :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude
Subject :Environment and Nature; Nasr, Seyyed Hossein; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude

Truth Within All Religions
Description :Rama Coomaraswamy explains how he is able to be a practicing Catholic and still accept the Truth within all religions.
Total Running Time -49 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.2M
High Res File Size - 4.0M

Author :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.
Subject :Christianity; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.

Burckhardt's Contributions
Description :William Stoddart speaks in detail about several of Titus Burckhardt's contributions to the Perennialist School.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 12 seconds
Low Res File Size -4.7M
High Res File Size - 6.3M

Author :Stoddart, William
Subject :Art; Burckhardt, Titus; Perennial Philosophy; Symbolism
Interviewee :Stoddart, William

Indian Youth
Description :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

Author :Talamantez, Inés
Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Talamantez, Inés

Sacred Buffalo
Description :James Trosper discusses the significance of the buffalo in Native American life and ceremonies, especially in the Sun Dance.
Total Running Time - 3 minutes
Low Res File Size - 9.6M
High Res File Size - 16.6M

Author :Trosper, James
Subject :American Indian; Symbolism; Tradition
Interviewee :Trosper, James

Vedanta
Description :Mark Perry talks about the importance of the Vedanta in Schuon’s thought.
Total Running Time - 33 Seconds
Low Res File Size - 1.7M
High Res File Size - 2.8M

Author :
Subject :Eastern Religion; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Vedanta
Interviewee :Perry, Mark

Ceremonies
Description :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

Author :Looking Horse, Arvol
Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Looking Horse, Arvol

Influence of Schuon
Description :Johann Jakob Jenny describes the spiritual influence Frithjof Schuon displayed as a youth in Basle, Switzerland.
Total Running Time -1 minutes 29 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.4M
High Res File Size - 7.4M

Author :Jenny, Johann
Subject :Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Jenny, Johann

Schuon’s Audience
Description :Patrick Laude describes the types of readers who are most interested in and affected by the writings of Frithjof Schuon.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 16 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.8M
High Res File Size - 9.3M

Author :Laude, Patrick
Subject :Metaphysics; Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Laude, Patrick

Vision Quest
Description :Thomas Yellowtail's turns to focus on the vision quest, its purposes, how to prepare for it, how it is conducted, and how successful seekers gain their "medicine" for themselves and for the good of the people.
Total Running Time - 9 minutes 15 seconds
Low Res File Size - 26.6M
High Res File Size - 46.9M

Author :Yellowtail, Thomas
Subject :American Indian; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Yellowtail, Thomas

Ceremonies & Creator
Description :Mr. Arlee shares his thoughts on how the ceremonies and prayers of all the tribes tie them to the Creator and to each other.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 3 seconds
Low Res File Size - 15.3M
High Res File Size - 27.2M

Author :Arlee, John
Subject :American Indian; Inter-faith dialogue; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Arlee, John

Inner Voice
Description :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

Author :Talamantez, Inés
Subject :American Indian; History; Tradition
Interviewee :Talamantez, Inés

Schuon’s Books
Description :Martin Lings explains why Schuon's books are not easy to read, who is drawn to Schuon’s writings and what readers can gain from them.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 45 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.9M
High Res File Size - 14M

Author :Lings, Martin
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Lings, Martin

Wagon Wheel
Description :Thomas Yellowtail expresses his view of the validity of different religions. He uses the symbol of a wagon wheel to illustrate how at the center (the hub) is the Great Spirit with various spokes connecting to it, which represent different spiritual ways to the same Supreme Spirit.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 39 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.9M
High Res File Size - 8.5M

Author :Yellowtail, Thomas
Subject :American Indian; Inter-faith dialogue; Perennial Philosophy; Spiritual Life; Symbolism
Interviewee :Yellowtail, Thomas

Challenges
Description :Shoshone Sun Dance chief James Trosper speaks on some of the challenges to their survival that American Indians have faced.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 17 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7M
High Res File Size - 12.3M

Author :Trosper, James
Subject :American Indian; History; Tradition
Interviewee :Trosper, James

Intro to Tradition in the Modern World conference
Description :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

Author :Lakhani, M. Ali
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Sacred Web Conference; Tradition
Interviewee :Lakhani, M. Ali

Schuon’s Critique of Modernism
Description :Patrick Laude reviews some of the errors of modern thinking that Schuon addresses in his writings.
Total Running Time - 3 minutes 45 seconds
Low Res File Size - 11M
High Res File Size - 15.1M

Author :Laude, Patrick
Subject :Metaphysics; Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Laude, Patrick

Way of Schuon
Description :Martin Lings discusses the ideas of Frithjof Schuon's writings and the amount of commitment needed to fully understand the concepts Schuon puts forth in these writings.
Total Running Time - 59 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.9M
High Res File Size - 5M

Author :
Subject :Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Lings, Martin

Challenges in Reading Schuon
Description :Patrick Laude explains the challenges that readers must overcome in order to read Schuon and the opportunities that result.
Total Running Time - 3 minutes 40 seconds
Low Res File Size - 11.2M
High Res File Size - 15M

Author :Laude, Patrick
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Laude, Patrick

Introductory clip from F. Schuon DVD Biography
Description :An excerpt of the introductory sequence that opens the 2-DVD set Frithjof Schuon: Messenger of the Perennial Philosophy. 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, 24 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.2M
High Res File Size - 7.4M

Author :Casey, Jennifer
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :

Schuon’s Historical Context
Description :Huston Smith situates Frithjof Schuon in the context of historical philosophers and explains the importance of Schuon's writings for our times.
Total Running Time -2 minutes 03 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.8M
High Res File Size - 10.5M

Author :Smith, Huston
Subject :Inter-faith dialogue; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Smith, Huston

Who is Frithjof Schuon?
Description :Huston Smith answers the question "who is Frithjof Schuon" from his personal point of view.
Total Running Time -3 minutes 18 seconds
Low Res File Size - 9.3M
High Res File Size - 16.5M

Author :Smith, Huston
Subject :Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Smith, Huston

Chanting the Vedas
Description :Mudumbaï Ramachandran chants the Vedas and then recalls occasions when he did so for Frithjof Schuon.
Total Running Time -2 minutes 28 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.4M
High Res File Size - 13.1M

Author :
Subject :Hinduism; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :

Islam and other religions
Description :Joseph Lumbard explains the traditional perspective of Islam toward the recognition of the validity of other religions.
Total Running Time -26 seconds
Low Res File Size - 1.4M
High Res File Size - 2.4M

Author :
Subject :Islam; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Lumbard, Joseph

Schuon’s Message
Description :William Stoddart provides insights into Schuon's teachings by summarizing "four essential themes", by describing "three components of the love of God" and by comparing three aspects of Schuon's message to different traditions.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 23 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.2M
High Res File Size - 12.7M

Author :Stoddart, William
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Stoddart, William

Who was Frithjof Schuon?
Description :Patrick Laude answers the question, “Who was Frithjof Schuon?”
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 38 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.7M
High Res File Size - 13.6M

Author :Laude, Patrick
Subject :Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Laude, Patrick

Conflict Between Science & Religion
Description :Martin Lings speaks about his early life and the confusion that resulted from the conflict between his university eduction and his religious education.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 20 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6.8M
High Res File Size - 11.8M

Author :Lings, Martin
Subject :Christianity; Guénon, René; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Science; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Lings, Martin

Islam, Fundamentalism & Betrayal of Tradition
Description :Joseph Lumbard explains the reason he assembled the series of essays in the book "Islam, Fundamentalism and the Betrayal of Tradition."
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 07 seconds
Low Res File Size - 3.4M
High Res File Size - 6M

Author :Lumbard, Joseph
Subject :Book Review; Islam; Perennial Philosophy; Tradition
Interviewee :Lumbard, Joseph

Schuon’s Most Important Books
Description :Seyyed Hossein Nasr lists and descibes Schuon's four most important books.
Total Running Time - 7 minutes 52 seconds
Low Res File Size - 24.5M
High Res File Size -42.1M

Author :Nasr, Seyyed Hossein
Subject :Book Review; Islam; Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

Who was Frithjof Schuon?
Description :Seyyed Hossein Nasr answers the question "Who was Frithjof Schuon?" by discussing both Schuon’s public image and his inward dimensions.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 52 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.7M
High Res File Size - 9.5M

Author :Nasr, Seyyed Hossein
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

Critique of Modern Philosophy
Description :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

Author :Nasr, Seyyed Hossein
Subject :Metaphysics; Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

Jagadguru of Kanchi
Description :Petitpierre relates his experiences meeting HH the 68th Jagadguru of Kanchipurum and his role as an intermediary between the Jagadguru and Frithjof Schuon.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 45 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.2M
High Res File Size - 14.5M

Author :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude
Subject :Hinduism; Jagadguru of Kanchi; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Vedanta
Interviewee :Petitpierre, Jean-Claude

Schuon's Audience
Description :Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Mark Perry, and Patrick Laude discuss Schuon's writings and audience.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 2 Seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.7M
High Res File Size - 10.1M

Author :
Subject :Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Perry, Mark; Laude, Patrick; Nasr, Seyyed Hossein

Whole of Man
Description :Martin Lings speaks of Frithjof Schuon's thoughts on what it means to be human.
Total Running Time - 1 minute 22 seconds
Low Res File Size - 4.1M
High Res File Size - 6.9M

Author :
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Lings, Martin

Crow Reservation
Description :Dr. Medicine Crow recounts the government oppression during the early reservation period, which prohibited the Indians from all activities related to their traditional culture.
Total Running Time - 5 minutes 8 seconds
Low Res File Size - 14.9M
High Res File Size - 26.8M

Author :Medicine Crow, Joe
Subject :American Indian; History
Interviewee :Medicine Crow, Joe

Joe Medicine Crow - Presidential Medal of Freedom
Description :Joe Medicine crow receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom presented by President Obama in a ceremony in the White House on August 12th, 2009
Author :
Subject :American Indian
Interviewee :Medicine Crow, Joe

Schuon's Message
Description :William Stoddart explains the four essential themes of Frithjof Schuon's message.
Total Running Time - 50 seconds
Low Res File Size - 2.6M
High Res File Size - 4.5M

Author :
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Stoddart, William

Will we see a Cultural Mosaic, Melting Pot or Both
Description :This free teaching aid is a “Flash” film which has a voice-over of author and editor Michael Fitzgerald following PowerPoint slides that include maps and film clips. It is designed for use in classroom discussions around the question whether the future of the U.S. will see a "cultural mosaic", a "melting pot" or both, particularly in relation to the lives of American Indian youth.
Total Running Time - 13 minutes 59 seconds
Low Res File Size - 44M (streamed)
High Res File Size - 44.2M (streamed)

Author :Fitzgerald, Michael
Subject :American Indian; Education; History; Inter-faith dialogue
Interviewee :Fitzgerald, Michael; Tootoosis, Gordon

Cultural Heritage
Description :Gordon Tootoosis discusses the importance of retaining Native American cultural heritage and identity.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 50 seconds
Low Res File Size - 8.5M
High Res File Size - 14.9M

Author :Tootoosis, Gordon
Subject :American Indian; Tradition
Interviewee :Tootoosis, Gordon

Keys to Inter-faith Dialogue
Description :James Cutsinger discusses how the Perennial Philosophy provides keys to inter-faith dialogue.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 50 seconds
Low Res File Size -5.4M
High Res File Size - 9.7M

Author :Cutsinger, James
Subject :Inter-faith dialogue; Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Cutsinger, James

Schuon's Most Important Books
Description :Patrick Laude speaks about the totality of Schuon's corpus and then lists what he considers are Schuon’s five most important books.
Total Running Time - 7 minutes 41 seconds
Low Res File Size - 22.4M
High Res File Size - 31M

Author :Laude, Patrick
Subject :Book Review; Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Laude, Patrick

William Chittick - Traditional Learning
Description :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)

Author :Chittick, William
Subject :Christianity; Eastern Religion; Education; Islam; Modernism; Perennial Philosophy; Sacred Web Conference; Tradition
Interviewee :Chittick, William

Cycle of Life
Description :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

Author :Looking Horse, Arvol
Subject :American Indian; History; Modernism; Spiritual Life; Tradition
Interviewee :Looking Horse, Arvol

Life of Ananda K. Coomaraswamy
Description :Rama Coomaraswamy provides a comprehensive summary of his father’s life from early education to his death in 1947, including highlights of AKC's work and his collaboration with Géunon and Schuon. This clip includes many photographs from throughout AKC's life.
Total Running Time -30 minutes 10 seconds
Low Res File Size - 91.9M
High Res File Size - 161.3M

Author :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.
Subject :Coomaraswamy, A.K.; Guénon, René; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Coomaraswamy, Rama P.

Seeking Truth
Description :Martin Lings speaks about the esoteric ideas of "primoridal perfection" and "union with God", which are common to all religions, and the need for him to act upon what he had learned.
Total Running Time - 1 minutes 51 seconds
Low Res File Size - 5.3M
High Res File Size - 9.4M

Author :Lings, Martin
Subject :Guénon, René; Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Lings, Martin

Writings of Guénon & Schuon: Part 1
Description :Martin Lings discusses the similarities and differences between the writings of René Guénon and Frithjof Schuon.
Total Running Time - 6 minutes 23 seconds
Low Res File Size - 18.6M
High Res File Size - 32.7M

Author :Lings, Martin
Subject :Guénon, René; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Lings, Martin

Daily Spiritual Life
Description :Huston Smith explains how he incorporates Schuon’s writings into his daily spiritual life.
Total Running Time -3 minutes 09 seconds
Low Res File Size - 8.9M
High Res File Size - 15.7M

Author :Smith, Huston
Subject :Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :Smith, Huston

Lings' Book on Prophet Muhammad
Description :Dr. Jean-Louis Michon praises Martin Lings’ most popular book, "Muhammad: his life based on the earliest sources," including its significant contribution to Western studies on the life of the Prophet.
Total Running Time - 25 seconds
Low Res File Size - 1.3M
High Res File Size - 2.3M

Author :Michon, Jean-Louis
Subject :Book Review; Islam; Lings, Martin
Interviewee :Michon, Jean-Louis

Sense of the Sacred
Description :Rama Coomaraswamy speaks about his father’s sense of the sacred in appreciation of nature, traditional music and arts.
Total Running Time -3 minutes 0 seconds
Low Res File Size -8.4M
High Res File Size - 15M

Author :
Subject :Art; Coomaraswamy, A.K.; Perennial Philosophy; Spiritual Life
Interviewee :

Writings of Guénon & Schuon: Part 2
Description :Martin Lings concludes his remarks comparing the writings of Guénon & Schuon and defines their places as the preeminent exponents of Perennial Philosophy.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 05 seconds
Low Res File Size - 6M
High Res File Size - 10.5M

Author :Lings, Martin
Subject :Guénon, René; Perennial Philosophy; Schuon, Frithjof
Interviewee :Lings, Martin

Defining "Perennial Philosophy"
Description :James Cutsinger outlines the historical use of the term Perennial Philosophy, and provides metaphors to illustrate his definition of the term.
Total Running Time - 2 minutes 28 seconds
Low Res File Size - 7.2M
High Res File Size - 13M

Author :Cutsinger, James
Subject :Metaphysics; Perennial Philosophy
Interviewee :Cutsinger, James

Living in Two Worlds
Description :Dr. Medicine Crow explains how by embracing both cultures that were around him growing up he was able to survive the reservation times in his childhood while keeping the Native Spirit alive. He also gives to the Indian youth of today to honor the tribal ways, through Indian Days and Pow Wows.
Total Running Time - 6 minutes 13 seconds
Low Res File Size - 18M
High Res File Size - 32.5M

Author :Medicine Crow, Joe
Subject :American Indian; History; Inter-faith dialogue; Tradition
Interviewee :Medicine Crow, Joe


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