Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Hidden Prophecy of the Lord of the Rings

Is there secret symbolism hidden within the trilogy Lord of the Rings by Tolkien?  In The Hidden Secret of the Lord of the Rings I mentioned a rather strange dream where I was caught up into the sky above the earth, perhaps somewhat precognitive, and at the end a strange name was mentioned to me. A voice then said I could find the name in the book Lord of the Rings. I awoke and the dream had a profound effect, it was so "unearthly", as if I had entered another realm.  This was in 2004, and when I recalled the dream I just groaned about it as if someone had given me a large homework assignment.  I knew Tolkien's works were large, he had spent more than a decade working on it, and had invented an entire language before he even began writing the book. How in the world was I going to find this word in Lord of the Rings? At that time I had only seen the movies, and I was just too busy to bother reading the books. It took me a while, but yes, I eventually found that indeed the dream was correct: the name is in Lord of the Rings. But not only that, the meaning of the name helped explain the meaning of the dream.  But now the mystery deepens. Where did Tolkien get his material, and why did he spend many years writing this book? Tolkien, my suspicion was, was hiding something. After a bit of further research, yes, Tolkien was into a lot of strange things. Such as dreams. Time travel. Time travel in dreams. What is going on here???

I started to dig into the life of Tolkien a bit. I discovered that within the Christian churches, they either love the Lord of the Rings, or they absolutely hate it with a lot of suspicion that it involves the occult. Before I had time to do any serious research on the dream I had, I found this strange web site: A Former Witch Looks at The Lord Of The Rings.  A witch? I have to read this. It begins as follows:
Something very strange is going on in the United States, and the spirits that are hard at work are now bringing forth a power that is designed to captivate the entire world. Shortly after the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City fell to the ground and drastically changed our nation forever, a new series of movies began to draw millions of people to the movie theaters. Standing above and apart from the many fantasy movies and books is a trilogy or series of three called The Lord Of The Rings. This series was written by the late J.R.R. Tolkien and was first published in book form in the early 1950’s. During the rock music revolution of the 1960’s, The Lord of the Rings trilogy caught on, and over 100 million of these books were sold. These books greatly fueled the spiritual revolution and opened the door for witchcraft to seize upon our world. All of this is being done to prepare the way for a new world order in a new Aquarian age.  
And just to be fair, I happened to mention at a dinner party that one of my favorite movies was Lord of the Rings. Someone then said he avoided it as it has shades of the occult. But surprisingly, a preacher then said, that is a great movie, and had greatly inspired him when he had read the books.  The other was incredulous. So, as I said, you either love it or hate it. When I was first researching this trying to figure out the meaning of my dream, I found this web site: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis - The Occult Overtones In Their Writings. It again talks about the division of opinion - some find this to be a great epic, others are suspicious of supposedly occult overtones. Here are some examples:

"John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a man of many contradictions. For example:
  •  Back in 1969, he wrote a letter affirming that "the chief purpose of life, for any one of us, is to increase according to our capacity our knowledge of God by all the means we have, and to be moved by it to praise and thanks." (8) Yet the primary focus of his life was his mythical Middle-earth, headed by a distant and impersonal "God" who might confuse rather than clarify the nature of the Biblical God.
  •  In his personal letters (many are included in a book titled The Letters of J. R. R Tolkien), he expressed caution toward occult practices. But he equipped his team of mythical heroes  -- the fellowship of the Ring -- with the pagan powers that God forbids. For example, "Gandalf [a helpful wizard] is able to wield potent magic... To do battle with the forces of darkness, Gandalf the Grey can call upon not only his spellcraft, but also his staff of power and the Elven sword Glamdring." (9)  
  • Tolkien once told a Jesuit friend: "The Lord of the Rings is of course a fundamentally religious and Catholic work... the religious element is absorbed into the story and the symbolism."(11) People defending Tolkien, saying he was a strict Roman Catholic and thus Christian, should read more about Roman Catholicism and especially the Jesuit Order. Both these "religious" groups are nothing but front groups for the Illuminati - the power that is currently controlling political events in the background, to create a One World Government, and to pave the way for the "AntiChrist". Challenging question: Was Tolkien actually also a Jesuit in secret?
  •  A staunch Roman Catholic, he affirmed his faith in the One God who created the universe. But his mythical God stopped creating before the work was finished, then turned the rest over to a group of lesser gods or "sub-creators." In other words, Tolkien invented a hierarchy of deities that defied the Biblical God's wise warnings concerning both real and imagined idolatry." (5)
So where is this occult accusation coming from? The first article states that Gandalf falls into the pits of hell and returns from the dead, as if this wizard was a portrayal of Christ. That's a very weak argument, and shows perhaps a bit of ignorance, but probably from the bias of the author's experience. But he concludes with again associating it with the attack of September 11:
I can say most assuredly that The Lord of the Rings trilogy comes from the pits of hell and is a clever instructional course in witchcraft disguised as fantasy and entertainment. Part one was released in movie form on December 19, 2001, shortly after the two towers of the World Trade Center came down. It was called “The Fellowship of the Ring.” Part two was called “The Two Towers” and was released December 18, 2002. Part three is named “The Return of the King” and was released December 17, 2003, and is breaking all records for ticket sales. All three movies were released at the time of the witchcraft sabat of Yule!
It is a bit strange that the movie "The Two Towers" was released right after the two towers fell. That caught my attention. And when I later found out that Tolkien was into dreams - precognitive dreams - well that was just a bit too hard too ignore. But, maybe a coincidence, and a fortuitous one at that. Tolkien did not even want to divide his book up, and did not want the title of "The Two Towers." There was confusion in his mind as to what two towers were being referred to in the title. So is Lord of the Rings based on Biblical imagery, or the occult? The dichotomoy is nowhere more apparent in the scene described in The Secret of Marian Apparitions, and Tolkien's Mirror of Galadriel, Here we have the elf queen, Galadriel, a symbol of the virgin Mary from the Catholic faith. And yet combined with it is the ancient practice of staring into a bowl of water to see images of the future. Such an ancient practice was common in ancient Greece, and is even described in one scene in the Hebrew work, the book of Jasher. And even Galadriel is tempted towards the dark side - we have a battle between light and darkness. My opinion? Tolkien was intent on creating a modern day myth. And he drew upon ancient and modern symbolism, some drawn from his own subconscious. You have symbols representing good, and symbols representing evil.

But -- why such an scene of seeing the future in Lord of the Rings? Tolkien had quite an interest in precognitive dreams. What did Galadriel say at that mirror again?


The first book of the series, The Fellowship of the Ring, begins with the episode of Bilbo's birthday party.  So what is so strange about it? Well nothing. Nothing at first.  First, here is the scene from the movie:

So, what of this character, Bilbo Baggins? Here is Bilbo with the wizard Gandalf blowing smoke rings through their pipes:

Here is a picture of J.R.R. Tolkien with a pipe:

Just for kicks, here is a picture of Peter Jackson in New Zealand, director of Lord of the Rings, with a pipe:

If one looks through the private letters of J.R.R. Tolkien, one reader commented that Tolkien looked like a hobbit. And Tolkien confirmed some of the reader's remarks. If one examines the book, The Hobbit, it is based on the more ancient story of Beowulf. (see, for example, Tolkien and Beowulf). And indeed, as a professor at Oxford Tolkien was most well known for his work on Beowulf. From Beowulf - Lord of the Rings Wiki:
Beowulf exercised an important influence on J. R. R. Tolkien, who wrote the landmark essay Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics while a professor at Oxford University. Tolkien also translated the poem, which the Tolkien Society has recently decided to publish. Grendel and Grendel's mother were the inspiration for the Orcs in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (see also the Old English word orcneas, which makes but a single appearance in the poem). Many parallels can also be drawn between Beowulf and Tolkien's works; almost analogous images include, but are not limited to, the likeness between the Anglo-Saxons and the Men of Rohan, the upsetting of a dragon through the stealing of a chalice by a thief, and the subsequent destruction of the land surrounding the dragon's hoard. A connection between Grendel and Gollum has also been purported.
A turning point in Beowulf scholarship came in 1936 with J. R. R. Tolkien's article Beowulf: the monsters and the critics when for the first time the poem, and Anglo-Saxon literature, was seriously examined for its literary merits—not just scholarship about the origins of the English language as was popular in the 19th century. Perhaps no other single academic article has been so instrumental in converting a medieval piece of literature from obscurity to prominence.
Thus we can conclude that Bilbo Baggins, in essence, represents the author Tolkien himself. Just as Tolkien wrote the book The Hobbit, so in Lord of the Rings he has Bilbo Baggins writing a book of his adventures to recover the gold of the dwarves from the mountain guarded by the dragon Smaug. After successfully publishing The Hobbit, the publisher asked Tolkien to write a sequel. This Tolkien struggled with - how to write up a follow up story? He then decided to write a sequel focusing on the mysterious ring that imparted invisibility - and when writing the history of the ring, so came about the story for Lord of the Rings. But Tolkien had a problem - in the initial story of The Hobbit, Gollum freely imparted the ring to Bilbo Baggins. After writing Lord of the Rings, Tolkien had to go back, rewrite that portion of The Hobbit, and indicate that there was a struggle between Gollum and Bilbo Baggins over the ring. And this exact same rewrite - or retelling of the story - is described by Gandalf, when he talks about how Bilbo initially "lied" to him about the ring, before discovering the true story of how he retrieved the ring from Gollum. So Bilbo Baggins is indeed Tolkien himself - both of them write the story of The Hobbit, otherwise known as "There and Back Again." For those of you who haven't read the book, you will just have to wait for the next installment of The Hobbit movie by director Peter Jackson.

Now, this is where it gets strange concerning Bilbo Baggin's "birthday party."  It is his 111th birthday party. Tolkien, when composing the chronology of Lord of the Rings, based some of the chronology on actual facts. So for example, Bilbo Baggins was born in the year 2890 of the Third Age. If we subtract 1,000 years, we arrive at the number 1890.  When was Tolkien born? Tolkien was born in the year 1892. Coincidence? Maybe, maybe not.

So, this brings us to another interesting coincidence. As Bilbo Baggins was born in the year 2890 of the Third Age, his 111th birthday party takes place in the year 3001 of the Third Age. Actually, it takes place on this exact date: September 22, 3001. If we subtract 1,000 from the year, and likewise subtract 1 from each digit of the day, we end up with the following date: SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. And for some other wierdness, the number 11 constantly pops up in odd places during that fateful day - see Eerie coincidences regarding September 11 attack and the number 11. I didn't compile these, someone else did. And here we have...Bilbo Baggin's 111th birthday??? September 11 may have been foreseen long, long ago ...see The Prophecy of September 11 and America.

Tolkien of course was not present, having passed away in 1973, but the movie The Fellowship of the Ring, was released just two months after on December 19, 2001. It was as if Tolkien had returned to retell his story, except director Peter Jackson was now doing it. Perhaps preparing for the New York premier, actor Ian McKellan was actually in New York at the time of the attack. From a posting of September 18, 2001 at News for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:
Lord Of The Rings star Sir Ian McKellen has assured fans he is safe and well despite being in Manhattan during the terrorist attacks. The British screen legend has posted a message of condolence to the families of those killed in Washington and New York on his website. He says, "Our support and condolences go to the many families and friends affected by the destruction, and our appreciation to the thousands of extraordinary heroes."
And need I mention the dragon that explodes in a burst of fireworks:

And what of the wizard Saruman, who creates a new breed of orcs - the Uruk Hai.  Did anyone ever notice that Uruk is an ancient city of Iraq? That the name of Iraq is derived from the ancient city of Uruk??? Is perhaps Saruman related, oh I don't know, to the name of Syria perhaps?

And what of the eye of Sauron that strangely sits on top of the tower of Barad-Dur?

Perhaps it is related to this symbol on the U.S. Dollar? Isn't the U.S. Dollar based on - the trade of oil?

And did not Wesley Clark say, that 10 days after September 11, U.S. military attacks were all PREPLANNED to attack Iraq, Libya AND SYRIA....Syria being the stepping stone to...attack Iran.

What did they say at the beginning of the movie... one by one, the free lands of Middle Earth fell to the power of the one ring...where is Middle Earth? The Middle East, perhaps? Where is that volcano, Mount Doom? What would that represent?

Continued in The Hidden Prophecy of the Lord of the Rings (part 2)


  1. I had never realized that anyone thought that GW Bush's wedding ring "really" was inscribed with the lines from TLotR. Wow. I thought everyone understood the powers of Photoshop even as long ago as 2001. Also, the director's name is Peter Jackson, not Andrew Jackson. Otherwise, there is some intereting stuff here.

    1. Thanks for the corrections - I updated the post. There is indeed, more material on this.

  2. Synchronicities tend to fall into place when one writes literature in the realms of archetypes and grand themes of God and the fate of man. One then shouldn't be surprised at the 11's everywhere.

    1. There are more synchronicities in Lord of the Rings, but I have not as of yet publicized them. I am trying to figure out the best way to do it, a blog format may not be best. Even with this simple post a lot of Tolkien fans thought the entire post was a joke of some sort. I followed up this post with part 2 to explain a little more of what was happening.

      As for archetypes and the "collective unconscious", Carl Jung liberally borrowed from the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg but without attributing the source. Everything in our material world is a symbolic representation of something in the spiritual world, which is the source of archetypes. The highest archetype is that of the human form. Swedenborg explained that the source of morality and free will in humans comes from us being spiritual beings unlike animals, as every thought has a spiritual origin, either from heaven or hell. So its not surprising to see these synchronicities in efforts of creativity.

  3. It's a book a good book. There's no conspiracy. Geez.

  4. It's just a book. A great book. Geez there's no illuminati conspiracy w/ Lotr. P.S. The two towers are Barad-Dur, the tower of sauron and orthanc, the tower of sauraman

    1. Yes, it is a great story. And should be enjoyed as such by the general public. However...

      Tolkien drew upon his own inspiration, and dreams. He had quite an interest in precognitive dreaming. As for the "Illuminati," not sure about that, but the fact of the matter is there are powerful banking families and organizations that control things behind the scenes across the political and national spectrum. Interestingly, this "prophecy" (or precognitive insight) is playing out right now: we now have the BRICS financial consortium, which challanges the dominance of the IMF.

  5. For anyone interested in another aspect of the hidden symbolism in Lord of the Rings, in particular, the "Great Monarch and Angelic Pontiff Prophecies", you might like this 100 page illustrated e-book, which is free on

    "Lord of the Rings: Apocalyptic Prophecies"
    (And yes, there is an Illuminati menace lurking in the background...this e-book explains it all.)

    1. Well, what a surprise. How did you figure it out? For me it came in a dream in 2004 - see The Hidden Secret of the Lord of the Rings. And at that time I knew nothing of Lord of the Rings, nor of Tolkien's eclectic interests.

      You are very close. You are correct that Aragorn may in fact represent a return of the French monarchy, there are similar prophecies made by Nostradamus. There are other clues but I missed the ones you pointed out. The Papacy, however, is represented by the Stewards of Gondor, and Denethor represents the corruption within certain elements of the Vatican. The fall of Minas Tirith is an attack upon Rome, not Paris. That said, you have not yet identified who Gandalf is, but you are close. I have not published everything on this blog.

      Wish you had written this book earlier, well done. It would have been helpful for me 10 years ago. I have read the works of Emmerich, I will have to check out Marie-Julie Jahenny, not as familiar with her.

  6. Hi Doug!

    Thank you for reading my e-book! My approach to studying "Lord of the Rings" grew from my research on Marie-Julie Jahenny and the various Catholic prophecies of the "Great Monarch" and the "Angelic Pontiff", in addition to the prophecies warning against the occult, Freemasonry, etc.~I couldn't help but notice the similarities in Tolkien's great fantasy epic.

    If you wish to learn more about Marie-Julie Jahenny, an approved mystic of the Church, the following article is available on:

    1. Thanks for the reference, just read it, never heard of Marie-Julie Jahenny. I was aware of Emmerich and others. In my research, I was aware that Tolkien had incorporated some prophecies from the Catholic Church, but was not aware of this one. In LOTR, "Rohan" is actually a French family name, and the riders of Rohan refers to the French coming to save Minas Tirith, which is Rome. One of the last Pontiffs, who is persecuted and abused, is Faramir. Back in 2004 I was proposing LOTR was a "prophecy" of sorts but this fell on deaf ears as I had no research to back it up. It was in fact "just a dream."

      I now have notes that could turn into a huge book on this topic, but it is such a strange topic of discussion I am not sure what is the best way to present it. Tolkien wrote implicitly, and he was hiding a lot of information. I can now point to your book and tell others "I told you so."

  7. Hi Doug, you're welcome.

    "I told you so", ha ha, that's funny!

    Tolkien certainly was 'hiding' a lot of information! It didn't really 'click' with me (except for the general Apocalyptic theme), not until I read about the Great Monarch prophecies, especially about Marie-Julie. The thing is, so much is still left open to individual interpretation in Lord of the Rings, Tolkien didn't specifically state 'who' symbolised 'who' in many instances, (unless there are rare disclosures in his private letters we don't have access to). In fact, one thing could symbolise many other elements of prophecy and Church history, he only left word clues for us to pick up and piece together. It's interesting to see the different interpretations!

    I was wondering, did the text download all right for you? can jam on occasion.
    If anyone is having trouble getting the PDF file, you can send me an e-mail at:

    and I'll forward on a free PDF file.

  8. Very interesting article. Made me stop and think

    1. Hello Athena, yes, something strange going on here. You might want to check on the other articles on this blog with the label "Lord of the Rings" - you can see that label or topic in the left column.

  9. You were close but not quite right. Its called Saros. A period of 223 Lunations is the general period of time between eclipses.
    Sept 22, 3001
    9 223 001
    223 minus 111 equals 112
    9 112 001
    111 Comes from the Magic Square of the Sun. 6 by 6 grid. Each row/column has a sum of 111 and the total sum of the Magic Square is 666. The WTC had exactly 111 floors. You were close, but not quite exactly correct.

    1. A Saros period is indeed 223 synodic months which amounts to about 18 years in which the configuration of the moon repeats. However if you look closely at all of Tolkien's chronology you will see he just simply offset them by 1000 years, and the number transformation you applied cannot be applied to all the dates.

      Another aspect to consider: in the original draft, Tolkien applied the lunar calendar from 1941-42 in Frodo's journey, but ultimately edited it out. From Lord of the Rings & Astronomy: The Mystery of Durin’s Crown:

      "It also appears that most, if not all, of Frodo’s journey to Mount Doom is choreographed to the lunar phases of 1941-2. There are a few discrepancies however, as the lunar chronology did not work as smoothly as Tolkien had anticipated, and there is evidence of his frustration with this particular problem in his letters to his son Christopher. All his efforts, while not fruitless, went rather unnoticed by the average reader, as many of his lunar cycle references were edited out of the final version before the trilogy’s publication."

  10. The lord of the rings is a real story, you should know that the names in the story are an encryption of the actual names in the real world. Now how did J.R.R. Tolkien get that names ? He was a faithful man who may have read some old secret prophecies of true ancient books lying in Vatican.
    Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Pippin, and Merry are from one family in the real world.

  11. The lord of the rings is a real story, you should know that the names in the story are an encryption of the actual names in the real world. Now how did J.R.R. Tolkien get that names ? He was a faithful man who may have read some old secret prophecies of true ancient books lying in Vatican.
    Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Pippin, and Merry are from one family in the real world.

    1. Yes you are correct Ahmad, it does refer to real people. But Tolkien did not get it from the Vatican, he got it from dreams and perhaps other methods delving into the future. The Vatican or the Catholic church is represented by the kingdom of Gondor.

      IMO, Bilbo is Tolkien himself. He hides his name as the Hobbit name of "Took."

      As for the others belonging to one family, not so sure about that. I do have my own personal opinion on Gandalf. But I would like you to share more on that - apologies on not seeing your comment earlier, this blog is getting a lot of spam comments.

  12. Very interesting. Though I am coming around to the idea that LOTR is actually prophetic. A number of my fellow theologians have wondered if LOTR is allegorical, something Tolkien himself denied. The all seeing eye, Sauron - big brother/cbs/ it is everywhere. But what is fundamental to the story, is that those who destroy the ring and thereby the illumanti are those who do not seek power. Those who are humble and live humble lives. Those whose cares are things that matter. Evil has has no power over the love of God. That is why the hobbits had great resilience to the evil of the ring, it had no power over them. Blessed are those who are pure in spirit.

    I therefore thing, that destroying the illuminati means destroying the ring? What is the ring? Literal or Metaphorical?

    1. Yes I think it is prophetic, a clairvoyant dream basically gave information about the story which at that time I had never read (see The Hidden Secret of the Lord of the Rings). There are personal events which have taken place which correspond to the story but its not something the public would understand.

      One aspect of the ring is that it may represent opening up one's inner vision, which is dangerous if one is not prepared for it. Emanuel Swedenborg stated that contact with the spiritual realm is dangerous as it can expose someone to the spirits that influences one's thoughts - and if someone had not yet subdued their inner evil nature, it would expose the mind to those influences. Humility indeed kills off this inner evil. Thus angelic visitations are only permitted to the mystics who have prepared themselves. I have wondered if Tolkien was perhaps describing some of his own personal experiences in a metaphorical way, especially when Frodo attracted the wraiths when he put on the ring.

      What I have also discovered is that dreams are not only clairvoyant and prophetic, but on a number of occasions dreams have referenced a fictional novel that corresponded to real events. I have documented one interesting case in the book "The X Prophecy." Whether or not I write a similar work regarding Lord of the Rings remains to be seen.


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