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Hartley, Elda

Overview
Works: 82 works in 216 publications in 1 language and 1,790 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Religious films  Biography  History  Biographies  Educational films  Meditations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Producer, Director, Cinematographer , Author of screenplay, Author, Originator
Classifications: BL627, 297.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Elda Hartley
 
Most widely held works by Elda Hartley
Taoism( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With scenes of contemporary China as a background, author John Blofeld gives the essence of Taoism and explains its importance in developing the Chinese character
Islamic mysticism : the Sufi way by Huston Smith( Visual )

12 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Islam and shows ruins of its empire which stretched from India to Spain. Presents the rituals, dance, art, music, and philosophy of Sufism, which some consider the heart of Islam
Requiem for a faith by Huston Smith( Visual )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the religion of the people of Tibet. Discusses the doctrines and the role of the lamas in the religious culture of the people of Tibet
The best of Alan Watts : a memorial anthology( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows highlights of the best scenes from Alan Watts' seven films which delve into Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, and meditation
Hinduism and the Song of God by Elda Hartley( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film brings to life the Bhagavad Gita. The camera introduces the viewer to individuals considered in India to be living saints, takes the viewer to visit holy shrines there and captures the spirit of self-realization core to the Hindu faith
Buddhism comes to America( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Richard Clarke, spiritual head of the Living Dharma Center, talks about what attracted him and his students to Buddha and what Buddhism means to him. Includes archival footage featuring Helena P. Blavatsky, Daisetz T. Suzuki, and Alan Watts
The Sufi way( Visual )

3 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives an in-depth study of Islam and its mystical core, Sufism. Shot on location from India to Morocco, covers Muslim rituals, the teachings of the Koran, whirling dervishes of Turkey, and the Sufi way to God
The mystic's journey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Put together over 30 years of travel and studies by Huston Smith, the best-selling author of The world's religions, these three short films show rarely seen religious rituals and traditions
Buddhism : the path to enlightenment by Elda Hartley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the Buddha from his birth, through his years as a wandering mendicant, to his later years as a religious leader
Alan Watts the Art of meditation( Visual )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1994 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Alan Watts, who gives advice on means of meditation. Accompanied by nature photography and natural sounds
World religions( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem for a faith: Professor Hudson Smith, renowned expert on world religions, narrates this portrait of a Tibetan Buddhist society "that is so close to the sky, the natural occupation of its people is to pray."
World religions( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Elda Hartley invites you to travel the globe and view through her camera lens the endlessly varied and vibrant pastiche of religious rituals practiced throughout the world. During the 1970s and 1980s, this award-winning filmmaker created documentaries on a number of the world's great religions that will open your eyes to the extraordinary differences and the striking similarities among individuals of different faiths"--Container, v. 1
Christian mysticism and the monastic life by Elda Hartley( Visual )

9 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows Catholic and Protestant monasteries in Europe and America. Gives the history of monastic life, their beliefs, God's presence with man, and the importance of love in enlightenment
The mood of Zen by Alan Watts( Visual )

7 editions published between 1970 and 1991 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Watts discusses the philosophy of Zen and presents aspects of the Japanese countryside, set against chanting by Buddhist monks and Koto music ; filmed in Japan
Bali : the mask of Rangda( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the culture and religion (Bali-Hindu) of the people of Bali. It discusses the ties between everyday life and their religion
Green winter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1994 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Elda Hartley examines her own life and the aging process by sorting through experiences with other cultures and work, attitudes towards death, life after death, longevity, cosmetic surgery, retirement and nursing homes
World religions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elda Hartley journeys to India to study Hinduism and Jainism and explore their impacts on Western spirituality and science. India and the infinite: Professor Huston Smith examines Hindu wisdom. Hinduism and the Song of God: Words of the Bhagavad Gita brought to life. Trip to awareness: Explores the philosophy and arts of the Jains' faith tradition. Evolution of a yogi: Metamorphosis of Richard Alpert, psychologist, into Ram Dass, American mystic. Biofeedback: Dr. Elmer Green pioneers the mind-body therapies blending yoga and Western technology
Buddhism : path to enlightenment( Visual )

3 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film follows Buddha from his princely birth through years of wandering, during which he was dependent on the charity of others. As he searched during his journey for answers to life's questions, he discovered that the path to enlightenment was for him both ego-shattering and life redeeming.- Container
The art of meditation by Alan Watts( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watts explains what he considers to be the most important dynamics of meditation: body posture, breath control, the stopping of the chattering in the skull, and being in the "eternal now" without defining or naming it. He demonstrates the gong and the mantra, and suggests that the essence is to feel and experience what is. Rather than setting forth the principles in academic fashion, the program is experiential, focused on calming the mind of the viewer
The Therapeutic touch : healing in the new age( Visual )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the work of paranormal healers who use what NYU professor of nursing Dr. Dolores Krieger calls the "therapeutic touch."
 
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