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Mysticism and the perennial philosophy : Huston Smith speaks

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; KTWU-TV (Television station : Topeka, Kan.)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], ©2007.
Series: 29249s.; Films on Demand.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Huston Smith has devoted his life to study of the ineffable experience. This program opens windows of understanding into the renowned mystic philosopher's unceasing quest for truth about the ultimate nature of reality as he shares the story of his early decades: growing up in China in a missionary family, preparation for a career in the ministry, the "aha!" moment in college that redirected him to a career in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
KTWU-TV (Television station : Topeka, Kan.), 2008
Named Person: Huston Smith; Huston Smith
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; KTWU-TV (Television station : Topeka, Kan.)
OCLC Number: 709675835
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 12, 2008.
Title from distributor's description.
Description: 1 streaming video file (28 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents: Huston Smith's Early Years (4:12) --
From Christianity to Mysticism (4:36) --
Nature of Reality (2:49) --
Aldous Huxley: Perennial Philosophers (3:04) --
Mankind's Collective Awakening (3:13) --
Humans, Environment, and Spirituality (4:41) --
Human Connection With the Infinite (1:53).
Series Title: 29249s.; Films on Demand.
Other Titles: Huston Smith speaks
Responsibility: KTWU-TV (Television station : Topeka, Kan.).

Abstract:

Huston Smith has devoted his life to study of the ineffable experience. This program opens windows of understanding into the renowned mystic philosopher's unceasing quest for truth about the ultimate nature of reality as he shares the story of his early decades: growing up in China in a missionary family, preparation for a career in the ministry, the "aha!" moment in college that redirected him to a career in academia instead, and the shift in worldviews from naturalistic theism to mysticism that resulted from reading Aldous Huxley's The Perennial Philosophy. In addition, George Washington University's Seyyed Hossein Nasr expands upon the concept of the perennial philosophy, while author and futurist Peter Russell considers the idea that humans are "transitional creatures" and are rapidly approaching the omega point described by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.

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