Wagner, Pamela Mason
Most widely held works by Pamela Mason Wagner
The wisdom of faith ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 584 libraries worldwide
Huston Smith relates his experiences with the world's greatest religions and attempts to show how all of these "wisdom traditions" share fundamental truths.
The mythology of Star wars with George Lucas and Bill Moyers ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers conducts an interview with George Lucas in which he discusses his efforts to tell old myths in new ways, the role of faith in his own life, and the influence of his mentor, Joseph Campbell.
Hinduism & Buddhism ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers and Huston Smith discuss the two religions that come from India.
Reluctant saint Francis of Assisi ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Offers new insights into the life and times of Francis of Assisi.
Patrick ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Documentary on the life of St. Patrick and his conversion of Ireland. Recreates scenes from Patrick's life using actors in period dress.
Joan of Arc child of war, soldier of God ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
An original portrait of the legendary heroine's story as seen through her own eyes and based on her own testimony.
StrongWomen preventing osteoporosis ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
Miriam Nelson, a physical activity and nutrition scientist at Tufts University, explains the leading causes of osteoporosis, who is at risk and what you can do about it.
Can we make it to Mars ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Host Neil deGrasse Tyson will tackle one of science's major challenges in each episode, framed as a simple question that ordinary people wonder and worry about. Neil will guide us as he explores dramatic discoveries and the frontiers of research that connect each central, provocative mystery. Episode includes: Space Dangers. A trip to Mars and back could take two to three years. Can humans survive the journey, fraught with deadly meteoroids, bone and muscle wasting?
Healing and the mind ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
"Ancient medical science told us our minds and bodies are one. So did philosophers of old. Now modern science and new research are helping us to understand these connections ... Bill Moyers talks with physicians, scientists, therapists, and patients-- people who are taking a new look at the meaning of sickness and health ... He discusses their search for answers to perplexing questions: How do emotions translate into chemicals in our body? How do thoughts and feelings influence health? How can we collaborate with our bodies to encourage healing?"--Container.
Healing from within ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Examines two therapies that involve neither drugs nor surgery. One is a form of Buddhist meditation; the other, group psychotherapy. Both teach patients to use their minds to improve the healing capacities within their bodies.
Wounded healers ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Visits Commonweal, a retreat for people with cancer. Follows a group of people over the course of a week as they learn to navigate the life passage called cancer. Addresses the afflictions that have wounded their minds and spirits.
Finding Lucy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
A look into the life of America's first lady of television. Includes clips from I love Lucy, rare home movies, and interviews with Lucy's friends and colleagues such as Carol Burnett, Fran Drescher, Dick Martin, and Edie Adams.
A personal philosophy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Smith summarizes and distills what he has learned about the great religions and shows how the cultivation of virtues valued by all religions--intelligence, compassion, creativity, truth, beauty and goodness--can lead to transcendence--Container.
Joan of Arc ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Joan of Arc's story is viewed through her own eyes and told through her own words. Based on the actual testimonies of the legendary peasant-girl-turned-soldier.
StrongWomen weight loss ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Miriam Nelson, Ph.D, shows you how to change your behavior and take charge of your wieght. It's never too late.
Changing lives ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
While addiction may cause similar changes in the brains of different people, recovery differs from person to person. Changing behavior is the aim of treatment, but no single treatment program can work for people with addictions. This program visits the Ridgeview Institute, near Atlanta, to interview recovering addicts and sit in on a group therapy session. The program also visits Project Safe, an innovative treatment program that reaches out to disadvantaged mothers who have addictions--and to their children, who are at serious risk of becoming addicts.
Confucianism ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Explains how the intertwining of opposites is key to understanding the great religions of China--Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. Also introduces Yoga as a method for attaining an emphasis on direct experience.
The wisdom of faith with Huston Smith ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A series of five conversations between Huston Smith and Bill Moyers on the world's major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Smith relates common elements of the different traditions. The last program focuses on Smith's personal beliefs.
Ethics in America II ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"New, and yet familiar, hypothetical cases are debated and agonized over by eminent leaders from government, business, science and academia. [The program] follows its predecessor by exploring gripping ethical dilemmas using the time-honored Socratic Dialogue format. The programs can be used with a study guide to help teachers engage their students in the process of ethical reasoning and acquaint them with its traditions through historical essays and other writings. A website with background on the programs and issues is coordinated with the series" -- Container label.
Islam ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Huston Smith "discovered Islam as an adult and became enamored with Islamic conceptions of order, justice, mercy, and compassion." Misconceptions about Islam held in the West today are discussed.
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