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:
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:
- 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)
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 STRANGE CASE OF BILBO'S BIRTHDAY PARTY
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.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.
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.
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)