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Hartley Film Foundation

Overview
Works: 140 works in 329 publications in 1 language and 2,431 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Short films  Ethnographic films  Educational films  Religious films  Biography  History  Meditations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Originator, Distributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hartley Film Foundation
India and the infinite : the soul of a people( Visual )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1997 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pictures an India of many paradoxes and extremes: the many relgions, the love of ritual and what it symbolizes, the great art and archcture
Taoism( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 162 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
The best of Alan Watts : a memorial anthology( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows highlights of the best scenes from Alan Watts' seven films, which delve into Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, and meditation
Requiem for a faith by Huston Smith( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and held by 118 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
Hinduism and the Song of God by Elda Hartley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 100 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 )

3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 91 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 )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 83 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
Bali : the mask of Rangda( Visual )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and held by 81 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
Pluralism in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Eck considers the essential question facing American society to be how Americans of all faiths and beliefs can engage with one another to shape a country of positive pluralism. The great diversity of religious beliefs in the U.S. has become what she calls "Main Street phenomenon," and she addresses religious pluralism in terms of global, national, civic and theological issues
The mystic's journey( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 67 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
Quantum healing : toward perfect health( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video offers a journey of discovery, from the pioneers of holistic health to the leading edge in today's mind/body medicine
Buddhism : the path to enlightenment by Elda Hartley( Visual )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 55 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
Islamic mysticism : the Sufi way by Huston Smith( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 53 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
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."
The art of meditation by Alan Watts( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watts directs the viewer through a meditation experience, based on the Zen philosophy of silencing the mind, and finishes with laughter as a higher form of meditation
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
Sacred trances of Java and Bali( Visual )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the influence of Islam on animism in Indonesia and shows various rituals involving altered states of consciousness during which dancers walk on fire, roll in broken glass, and perform other supernormal feats
Trip to awareness : a Jain pilgrimage to India( Visual )

3 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several students of Jain Master Munishn Chitrabhana tour several Jain temples in India with him. A comparison of Buddhism and Jainism is discussed
The Sound of wisdom : a festival of sacred chant( Visual )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dynamic record of an historic meeting of musical practice East and West, ancient and modern, in the One World Music Festival of Sacred Chant at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
 
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