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330 Million Gods
Series Title: Long Search
Call Number: VCR 2001-71
Description: Visits various sites in India and observes the performance of several types of religious ceremonies.
Keywords: World Religions; Hinduism

African and African-American Religions
Series Title: Religions of the World
Call Number: VCR 2006-93
Description: Discusses the cultural diversity of Africa through its many religions.
Keywords: World Religions: Africa

Altar of Fire
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-156
Description: Last performance of Agnicayana, the oldest surviving sacrifice ritual.
Keywords: Hinduism: rites; Sacrifice

Amongst White Clouds: Buddhist Hermit Masters of China's Zhongnan Mountains
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2008-180
Description: American director Edward A. Burger documents his journey into the lives of China's forgotten Zen Buddhist hermit tradition.
Keywords: Buddhism

Ancient Religions of the Mediterranean
Series Title: Religions of the World
Call Number: VCR 2007-22
Description: Traces the spiritual history of the Mediterranean region, including the religions of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome; narrated by Ben Kingsley.
Keywords: World Religions: Mediterranean Region

Apocalypse
Series Title: Genesis: A Living Conversation
Call Number: DVD 2004-8
Description: Focuses on the story of Noah, his ark, and the great flood; host Bill Moyers
Keywords: Bible

Apocalypse: the Puzzle of "Revelation"
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-16
Description: Explores the imagery and messages of the book of Revelation.
Keywords: Bible; Armageddon

Ashes in the River: Four Religions of India
Series Title: Ashes in the River: Four Religions of India
Call Number: VCR 2002-191
Description: 5 parts
Keywords: India: Religions

Between Two Worlds: The Hmong Shamen in America
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Call Number: DVD 2008-171
Description: Documents the Hmong refugees and the rituals, such as trance-like healing and animal offerings, they continue to perform despite being transplanted from their agrarian mountain villages in northern Laos to urban America.
Keywords: Immigration

Bible in Translation: God's Words vs. Man's Words
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-30
Description: How the Bible has been shaped by various translations, interpretations.
Keywords: Bible

Blessed Deception
Series Title: Genesis: A Living Conversation
Call Number: DVD 2004-12
Description: Rebekah lies to procure blessing for Jacob; host Bill Moyers.
Keywords: Bible

Blood of Jesus
Series Title: African-American Film Heritage Video Series
Call Number: VCR 2000-249
Description: African-American perspective on faith and Southern Baptist life.
Keywords: African-Americans; Religion; Drama

Buddhism: the Land of the Disappearing Buddha
Series Title: Long Search
Call Number: VCR 2001-70
Description: Visits Japan to investigate the Japanese experience of Buddhist worship and the complexities of Zen.
Keywords: World Religions; Buddhism

Call and promise
Series Title: Genesis: A Living Conversation
Call Number: DVD 2004-9
Description: Story of God's covenant with Abraham; host Bill Moyers.
Keywords: Bible

Celebrating the Day of the Dead
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-46
Description: Mexican customs regarding the dead; Educational Video Network.
Keywords: Mexico: religious & folk customs

Christianity & Judaism: Jews as Jesus Was (Messianic Jews)
Series Title: Religious Studies Series
Call Number: DVD 2006-200
Description: Focuses on Messianic Jews, an organized group of Jewish people who maintain their Jewish identity but believe that Jesus of Nazareth, is the promised Messiah.
Keywords: Religion: Christianity, Judaism

Christmas in Italy
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Call Number: VCR 2002-50
Description: How people in Italy celebrate Christmas; Educational Video Network.
Keywords: Italy: religious & folk customs

Christmas in Mexico
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Call Number: VCR 2002-48
Description: Celebrations of Christmas, New Year's, Epiphany; Ed. Video Network.
Keywords: Mexico: religious & folk customs

Christmas Unwrapped: the History of Christmas
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2001-75
Description: History of Christmas.
Keywords: Christmas; Holidays

Civil Religion
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-190
Description: John Simmons lectures on the use of symbolism and rituals in religion.
Keywords: Lectures

Confucianism & Taoism
Series Title: Religions of the World
Call Number: VCR 2007- 20
Description: Discusses the two Chinese spiritual movements of Confucianism and Taoism; traces the lives of Confucius and Lao-Tzu; narrated by Ben Kingsley.
Keywords: Confucianism; Taoism

Credo: The Greek Orthodox Church
Series Title: Credo: An Introduction to the Major Religious Traditions of Europe
Call Number: DVD 2007-56
Description: A brief account of the history and living traditions of the Greek Orthodox Church set on the island of Patmos.
Keywords: Greece; Orthodox Eastern Church

Dalai Lama and the Rituals of Reincarnation
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2003-120
Description: The complex process of identifying a reincarnated Dalai Lama is explained.
Keywords: World Religions: Buddhism; Tibet

Dance, Voodoo, Dance
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Call Number: VCR 2002-123
Description: Documents the voodoo practitioners of Benin, in West Africa.
Keywords: Voodooism; Benin

Day of the Dead in Janitzio
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Call Number: VCR 2002-49
Description: Day of the Dead celebrations on island of Janitzio; Ed. Video Network.
Keywords: Mexico: religious & folk customs

Decoding the Past: Secrets of the Koran
Series Title: Decoding the Past
Call Number: DVD 2009-214
Description: Scholars offer interpretations of the Koran and comparisons between the Koran and the Bible.
Keywords: Alexandra Dawson

Dervishes, Lovers of God
Series Title: In the Footsteps of Abraham
Call Number: DVD 2006-225
Description: Discusses the Muslim Monks known as dervishes, who have created a dance, Sama, during which each participant seeks complete union with God.
Keywords: World Religions: Islam; Dervishes

Dhaminis of Jumla
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Call Number: VCR 2001-87
Description: Explores the ritual practice of spirit possession in Jumla (Nepal).
Keywords: Jumla; Spirit Possession

Earth Day Special
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2004-130
Description: Using comedy, song, and reports on the state of the planet, Earth Day 1990 is celebrated.
Keywords: Earth Day; Ecology; TV Special

Easter in Spain
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-47
Description: Educational Video Network
Keywords: Spain: religious & folk customs

Enduring Faith
Series Title: Enduring Faith: A Story of African American Catholics in America
Call Number: VCR 2006-95
Description: Three-part series about African-American Catholics.
Keywords: African-American Catholics

Exile
Series Title: Genesis: A Living Conversation
Call Number: DVD 2004-14
Description: Joseph's exile into Egypt; host Bill Moyers.
Keywords: Bible

Family Affair
Series Title: Genesis: a Living Conversation
Call Number: DVD 2004-10
Description: Abraham's relationship with Hagar and Sarah; host Bill Moyers.
Keywords: Bible

First Murder
Series Title: Genesis: A Living Conversation
Call Number: DVD 2004-7
Description: Focuses on the story of Cain and Abel; host Bill Moyers.
Keywords: Bible

Footprint of the Buddha
Series Title: Long Search
Call Number: VCR 2001-73
Description: Explores the type of Buddhism practiced in Southeast Asia, visiting Buddhist monks and followers in Sri Lanka and India.
Keywords: World Religions; Buddhism

Forest of Bliss
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2009-216
Description: Daily life in Benares, India's most holy city and examines the eternal cycles.
Keywords: Robert Gardner; Ethnographic; Hinduism

From Jesus to Christ: the First Christians
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2003-156
Description: Four-part series explores the life of Jesus and the movement he started; Oversize.
Keywords: Jesus Christ; Christianity

God Wrestling
Series Title: Genesis: A Living Conversation
Call Number: DVD 2004-13
Description: Jacob wrestling with angel & ladder to heaven; host Bill Moyers.
Keywords: Bible

Hindu Ascetics
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-154
Description: Illustrates the rituals and practices of Hindu religious devotees.
Keywords: Hinduism: rituals

History of God
Series Title: 2001
Call Number: DVD 2006-28
Description: Chronicles humanity's elusive quest to know the God at the heart of the world's three great monotheistic religions: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.
Keywords: Monotheism

Holi: A Hindu Celebration
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Call Number: VCR 2003-115
Description: Documents the harvest festival of Holi, held in villages of northern India.
Keywords: Hinduism in India

Hopi Prophecy
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Call Number: VCR 2002-124
Description: The philosophies, religion, and prophecies of the Hopi Indians.
Keywords: Hopi Indians

Hosay Trinidad
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2006-229
Description: Ethnographic film about the observance of Shi'ite Muharram rites on the island of Trinidad.
Keywords: World Religions: Islam

Ima no Shugendo = Shugendo Now
Series Title: 2010
Call Number: DVD 2011-237
Description: Experiential journey into the mystical practices of Japanese mountain ascetics. Practitioners perform ritual actions from shamanism, Shinto, Daoism, and Tantric Buddhism.
Keywords: Japan; Religion

Ima no Shugendo = Shugendo Now
Series Title: 2009
Call Number: DVD 2011-236
Description: Experiential journey into the mystical practices of Japanese mountain ascetics. Practitioners perform ritual actions from shamanism, Shinto, Daoism, and Tantric Buddhism.
Keywords: Japan; Religion

In God's Image
Series Title: Genesis: A Living Conversation
Call Number: DVD 2004-5
Description: Story of God's creation of the Earth and man; host Bill Moyers.
Keywords: Bible

In the Footsteps of Jesus
Series Title: In the Footsteps of Jesus
Call Number: VCR 2003-103
Description: A&E Network Production about the life of Jesus.
Keywords: Jesus Christ; Christianity

India: Love and Devotion
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2006-105
Description: Looks at the religious and practical aspects of life in India.
Keywords: India: Religions

Introduction to Scientology
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2007-87
Description: In a 1966 interview with Tony Hitchman, L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, explains the basis of Scientology beliefs, and how he came to found the organization.
Keywords: Scientology; L. Ron Hubbard

Islamic Mysticism: The Sufi Way
Series Title: Wisdom Across the Ages
Call Number: VCR 2006-92
Description: An in-depth study of Sufism, the mystical core of Islam; covers rituals, the teachings of the Koran, whirling dervishes, and the Sufi way to God.
Keywords: World Religions: Islam; Sufism

Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Series Title: Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth
Call Number: VCR 2002-45
Description: Interviews; 6 parts.
Keywords: Joseph Campbell; Mythology

Kuan-Yin Pilgrimage
Series Title: 1988
Call Number: DVD 2011-14
Description: Celebration of Guanyin's birthday with pilgrimages to Hangzhou and Putuo Shan Island.
Keywords: Buddhism; China

Last Rites: Death Ceremonies
Series Title: In Search of History
Call Number: VCR 2006-56
Description: A look at the ways different societies around the world and throughout history have dealt with death.
Keywords: Death: Cross-Cultural Studies

Menri Monastery
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2001-85
Description: Story of the only remaining Bonpo monastery of the great Menri lineage.
Keywords: Tibet; Bonpo Religion

Mircea Eliade: His Name, His Destiny
Series Title: Biographies Series
Call Number: DVD 2006-109
Description: Account of Romanian-born Mircea Eliade, noted pioneer in the systematic study of the history of the world's religions.
Keywords: Mircea Eliade; Biography

Muslims in America: Islam in Exile
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2006-226
Description: Examines the surprisingly rapid growth of Islam in the heart of America's Bible Belt; discusses the difficulty of practicing Islam in the United States.
Keywords: World Religions: Islam

Muslims in France
Series Title: Credo: An Introduction to the Major Religious Traditions of Europe
Call Number: DVD 2006-227
Description: Problems faced by the young Muslim population of Lyon as they try to gain acceptance into French society.
Keywords: World Religions: Islam

Myth and Ritual: the Dimensional Triangle
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-28
Description: Discusses dimensional triangle of religious experience, myth, & ritual.
Keywords: Religion; Myth

Native American Spirituality
Series Title: Religions of the World
Call Number: VCR 2006-59
Description: Native American spirituality shown through archival footage, artifacts, and interviews.
Keywords: World Religions; Native Americans

Ongka's Big Moka: The Kawelka of Papua, New Guinea
Series Title: 2003
Call Number: DVD 2012-114
Description: In Papua New Guinea, status is earned by giving things away rather than acquiring them, the larger the gift, the greater the victory over the recipient during Moka, a ceremony in which people give gifts to members of other tribes. The film follows Ongka as he prepares for the giving of his Moka.
Keywords: Ethonographic; Papua New guinea

Origin and Evolution of Halloween
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-17
Description: Traces the origin of Halloween from the Druids to today.
Keywords: Halloween

Path to Geshe
Series Title: 2011
Call Number: DVD 2011-274
Description: Tibetan monastery Sera-Jey in South India, where more than 2500 monks dedicate their lives to the Buddha Dharma.
Keywords: Buddhism

Raam ke naam = In the Name of God
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2009-50
Description: Focuses on efforts by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad VHP to destroy a 16th century mosque in Ayodhya supposedly built by Babar, the first Mughal emperor of India.
Keywords: Anand Patwardhan; Hinduism; Politics; Religious Fundamentalism; Islam

Ras Tafari
Series Title: 2001
Call Number: DVD 2006-233
Description: Filmed in Jamaica, this program traces the evolution of the Rastafarian religion.
Keywords: World Religions: Rastafari Movement

Reincarnation of Khensur Rinpoche
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2001-58
Description: Shows process of determining the identity of a high reincarnate lama.
Keywords: Buddhism; Reincarnation

Religion in America: an Overview
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-96
Description: Overview of the series "Religion in America" by Dr. John Simmons.
Keywords: Religion in America

Religions of the Book: Holy Places and Pilgrimage
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2004-32
Description: Importance of pilgrimage in Christianity, Judaism, Islam.
Keywords:

Religions of the World
Series Title: Religions of the World
Call Number: VCR 2002-44
Description: 6 volumes; Oversize
Keywords: World Religions; Buddhism

Russian Orthodox Church
Series Title: Credo: An Introduction to the Major Religious Traditions of Europe
Call Number: DVD 2007-82
Description: Traces the history of the Orthodox Church in Russia in the 20th century; includes scenes of the rituals of worship and interviews with families of believers.
Keywords: Russia: Church and State

Salesman
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 98-76
Description: Follows four door-to-door Bible salesmen; Oversize.
Keywords: Door-to-Door Sales

Second Great Awakening
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-97
Description: Lecture by Dr. John Simmons; part of the series "Religion in America."
Keywords: Religion in America

Serpent Mother
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-153
Description: Bengalis in the town of Vishnupur worship the snake goddess Manasha.
Keywords: Hinduism; India: Bishnipur/ Vishnipur

Seventh Day: Revelations from the Lost Pages of History
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2006-206
Description: 5 volumes: presents the ancient and modern view of human origins and the significance of the seventh-day Sabbath.
Keywords: Christianity and Judaism

Shinto
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-15
Description: Explores the rituals and ceremonies of Japan's Shinto.
Keywords: Japan; Rites and Ceremonies

Shinto
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-39
Description: Influence of Shinto on the Japanese Lifestyle; two copies.
Keywords: Shinto

Spirits for Sale
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2009-41
Description: Documentary on the appropriation of Native American religious traditions by non-Natives.
Keywords: Folke Johansson; Ethnographic

Story of Islam
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2004-156
Description: Presents a journey through Islam from its beginnings 1300 years ago to its place in the world today.
Keywords: Islam

Taoism: a Question of Balance
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-13
Description: Series: "The Long Search"
Keywords: World Religions; Taoism

Temptation
Series Title: Genesis: A Living Conversation
Call Number: DVD 2004-6
Description: Deals with Adam and Eve's expulsion from Eden; host Bill Moyers.
Keywords: Bible

Test
Series Title: Genesis: A Living Conversation
Call Number: DVD 2004-11
Description: Abraham being asked to sacrifice Isaac; host Bill Moyers.
Keywords: Bible

Testament: the Bible and History
Series Title: Testament: the Bible and History
Call Number: VCR 2002-193
Description: 7 parts
Keywords: Bible: historical context

Teyyam: The Annual Visit of the God Vishnumurti
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-14
Description: Hindus of northern Kerala revere numerous Gods through Teyyam rituals.
Keywords: Kerala; India; Rites and Ceremonies

Thin Line between Faith and Fanatacism
Series Title: ABC News: Nightline
Call Number: VCR 2001-56
Description: Look at religious cults such as Heaven's Gate; ABC News: Nightline.
Keywords: Religious Cults

Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2008-182
Description: An exploration of Tibetan Buddhist culture.
Keywords: Buddhism; Dalai Lama

Tibetan Buddhism: Politics, Power, and the Birth of the Dalai Lama
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2003-121
Description: Explains influence of Buddhism on Tibetan history, role of Dalai Lama.
Keywords: World Religions: Buddhism; Tibet

Tibetan New Year
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-143
Description: Group of Tibetan refugees celebrate the New Year according to Bonpo.
Keywords: Tibet; Bonpo

Trials of Telo Rinpoche
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2001-57
Description: Explores revival of Tibetin Buddhism in Russian republic of Kalmykia.
Keywords: Tibetan Buddhism in Russia

Tribe: An Unorthodox, Unothorized Discussion Program
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2006-212
Description: The complex history of the Barbie doll and the Jewish people, and shows what it means to be an American Jew in the 21st century; narrated by Peter Coyote.
Keywords: Jews: Identity and Social Aspects; Barbie

Tu Wei-ming: a Confucian life in America
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2003-114
Description: Tu Wei-ming discusses the relevance of Confucianism to the modern world.
Keywords: Tu Wei-ming; Confucianism; Interview

Voice of Zarathustra
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2007-58
Description: Philosophy of the prophet Zarathustra, one of the earliest proponents of monotheism; shows how the tenets of Zoroastrianism are reflected in ceremonial practices.
Keywords: Zoroastrianism; Philosphy

Voodoo Secrets
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2007-3
Description: Explores the origin, influences, and mythology of voodoo.
Keywords: Voodooism

Voodoo Secrets
Series Title: In Search of History
Call Number: DVD 2007-93
Description: From its origins in Africa to candid testimony from modern believers, this is an eye-opening look at the rites and roots of Voodoo.
Keywords: Voodooism: Rituals; Santeria

Voodoo!
Series Title: Ancient Mysteries: New Investigations of the Unsolved
Call Number: VCR 2006-98
Description: Explores the history of voodoo from its roots in West Africa to its position today in the Caribbean and the United States.
Keywords: Voodooism

Wearing Hijab: Uncovering the Myths of Islam in the United States
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2007-57
Description: Six women who were born into Muslim families or who chose to convert to Islam talk about being Muslim in the U.S., and their choice of whether to wear the hijab.
Keywords: Islam: Customs; Muslim Women

Wisdom of Faith
Series Title: Wisdom of Faith
Call Number: VCR 2002-192
Description: With Bill Moyers and Huston Smith; 5 parts.
Keywords: World Religions

Wisdom of Faith
Series Title: Wisdom of Faith
Call Number: VCR 2004-153
Description: Huston Smith discusses how the world's greatest religions share fundamental truths; 5 volumes.
Keywords: World Religions

Witchcraft Among the Azande
Series Title: Disappearing World
Call Number: DVD 2009-162
Description: Andre Singer Presents the role of witchcraft among the Azande in spite of their acceptance of Christianity.
Keywords:

Women in Islam
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2006-96
Description: Guity Nashat and Sule Ozler share their experiences as women reared in the Islamic tradition.
Keywords: World Religions: Islam; Muslim Women

World of the Goddess
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2002-152
Description: Marija Gimbutas lectures on the goddess religions of Old Europe.
Keywords: Europe: mythology

World Sikhism Today
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2003-119
Description: Describes the Sikh principles and lifestyle in the past and present.
Keywords: World Religions: Sikhism

Zheng yue = First Moon
Series Title: 2008
Call Number: DVD 2011-16
Description: New Year's celebrations in modern China.
Keywords: Chinese New Year

Zoroastrian Ritual, the Afrinagan
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2007-92
Description: Presents the afrinagan; describes the prayers, ritual objects, and actions as two priests perform the ceremony.
Keywords: Zoroastrianism: Rituals

Zoroastrian Ritual, the Yasna
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2007-91
Description: Presents a condensed demonstration of the yasna, the most common Zoroastrian liturgical ceremony performed in a fire temple.
Keywords: Zoroastrianism: Rituals