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Hartley Productions

Overview
Works: 79 works in 166 publications in 1 language and 890 library holdings
Genres: Short films  Educational films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Religious films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: HQ777, 649.133
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 168 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 )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Islam and shows ruins of their empire which stretched from India to Spain. Presents the rituals, dance, art, music, and philosophy of sufism
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
Buddhism : the path to enlightenment by Elda Hartley( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 44 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
World religions( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 43 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
Islamic mysticism : the Sufi way by Huston Smith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 40 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
Biofeedback : the yoga of the West( Visual )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how researchers use biofeedback techniques in helping patients overcome disease, in giving prisoners a sense of self-mastery, and in providing ordinary people with a deeper insight into their subconscious
Hinduism and the Song of God by Elda Hartley( Visual )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film brings to life the Bhagavad Gita; holy shrines in India are visited, and self-realization within the Hindu faith is revealed
Requiem for a faith( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic film tells the story of Tibetan Buddhism, alive today in a remote Indian refugee camp. Dr Huston Smith's poetic narration guides us through a world of ancient rituals, continuous meditation, deep compassion, and a profound faith in the divinity of man
The mood of Zen by Alan Watts( Visual )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 20 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
Flowing with the tao( Visual )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 20 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 19 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
Mexico before Cortez( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1990 in English and held by 18 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 Mayan mystery( Visual )

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

Reflects on the ancient Mayan civilization, the mystery of its loss and the cultural, social and vocational skills which are still practiced by the descendants of the Maya
The Sufi way: Islamic mysticism( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Islam and its mystical core, sufism. Shot on location from India to Morocco. Covers Muslem rituals, teaching of the Koran, whirling dervishes of Turkey, and the Sufi way to God
Life after death( Visual )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 17 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
Holistic health : the new medicine( Visual )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a look at holistic health care, which treats not only the physical being but the emotional and spiritual as well. Shows doctors in this field at work and demonstrates their methods for controlling pain, healing cancer, and promoting optimum health
Hinduism and the Song of God by Elda Hartley( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1978 in English and held by 16 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
Zen and now( Visual )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the Zen philosophy of living for the present, developing sensory awareness and appreciating the beauty of nature
Evolution of a yogi( Visual )

4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film, shot when Ram Dass first returned from India in '69, gives insight into his past, the events leading to his metamorphosis, the concepts of Raga Yoga and practical suggestions for its practice."--Container
 
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