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Hartley Productions

Overview
Works: 66 works in 167 publications in 1 language and 869 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Documentary films  Short films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Biography  Religious films  History  Meditations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: prn, Producer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hartley Productions
How to be a woman : instructions for proper female behavior from classroom films of the 1940s-'80s( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the daughters of the baby boom reached adolescence, the American school system struggled to educate them on matters of sexual and social development. For teachers, classroom films about such topics were considered a godsend. They depicted the reproductive system in anatomical detail or through puzzling symbolism. Beyond sex education, classroom films addressed a wide array of social issues, from the importance of cooking skills to self-defense and how to appear more pleasing to others
Islamic mysticism : the Sufi way by Huston Smith( Visual )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and held by 159 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. It is said that while a Muslim prays five times a day, the Sufi prays without ceasing. This film . captures the Sufi quest for deeper meaning in all things, and includes entrancing footage of Whirling Dervishes, endlessly circling in search of God. Shot in magnificent Islamic architectural settings from Morocco to Turkey to India, it provides a window into the rigorous Sufi schedule of prayer, fasting and study. Professor Huston Smith, renowned scholar of world religions and author of A History of Man, adds commentary as the camera takes an in-depth look at this gentle, mystical branch of Islam
Hinduism and the Song of God by Elda Hartley( Visual )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the philosophy and religion of Hinduism, emphasizing the concepts of self-realization as expressed in the Bhagavad gita. Deals with purpose in life, the four yogas, the law of Karma, and the four stages of life
Bali : the mask of Rangda( Visual )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the elaborate ceremonies and dramatic performances in Bali which demonstrate the link between man and God
World religions( Visual )

1 edition 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
Buddhism : the path to enlightenment by Elda Hartley( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 40 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. Also gives an overview of the principles of Theraveada Buddhism
Biofeedback : the yoga of the West( Visual )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the assumption that if we can make ourselves sick, then perhaps we can learn to make ourselves well, Dr. Elmer Green, his wife Alyce, daughter Judy and colleagues at the Menninger Foundation research the ability of the mind to control the body
Requiem for a faith by Huston Smith( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys Buddhist practices and explains the role of Tibetan lamas in developing the extremely religious nature of Tibetan culture
Mexico before Cortez( Visual )

3 editions published between 1971 and 1990 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art and architecture of the Aztecs, Zapotecs, Mixtecs, and Toltecs, combined with the murals of the modern Mexican artist, Diego Rivera, are used to reconstruct a picture of the life of the original inhabitants of the Americas
The mood of Zen by Alan Watts( Visual )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 23 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
Holistic health : the new medicine( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. E. Loomis, who is considered to be the father of holistic medicine, defines the study of holistic medicine and stresses the unity of mind and body and the importance of yoga, psychological testing, meditation and biofeedback for the treatment of diseases instead of using drugs
Flowing with the tao( Visual )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Taoist philosophy and the nature of reality as illustrated in the flowing forms of water and recommends patterning one's life on this eternal ebb and flow
The Therapeutic touch : healing in the new age( Visual )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the work of Dr. Dolores Krieger, specialist in hemoglobin research and professor of nursing at New York University. Also deals briefly with the work of some of Dr. Krieger's colleagues
The Mayan mystery( Visual )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raises questions concerning the mystery of the decline of the Mayas. Lists as possible explanations natural catastrophe, invasion, over-population, and peasant revolt. Includes photographs of the major Mayan cities in Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras
Evolution of a yogi( Visual )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the transformatin of Richard Alpert, former professor of psychology at Harvard who was removed for LSD experimentation, from hippie to holy man. Shows his present life as teacher and disciple
Life after Death by Iron Maiden (Musical group)( Visual )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Lawrence LeShan and Robert Monroe discuss their views on the question of continuing to live after biological death. Also includes interviews with individuals who have experienced clinical death and been revived
Peru: Inca heritage( Visual )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1990 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 16th century, gold-hungry Spaniards came to the Andes and destroyed the magnificent Inca culture. Today, majestic ruins and the Quechua Indians are all that remain. Explores the contemporary life of the Peruvian Indians against the ruins of the original Incan architecture. For age 12 and up
Zen and now( Visual )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Zen philosophy of living for the present, developing sensory awareness and appreciating the beauty of nature
Christian mysticism and the monastic life by Elda Hartley( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in the great monasteries of Europe and America, both Catholic and Protestant, with the recurrent theme of all the Western mystics that love leads to enlightenment. Shows monastery life and explains why monks live apart from the world
The art of meditation by Alan Watts( Visual )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 10 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
 
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