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Tolkien Mythos

Tolkien Mythos

The mythology underlying Tolkien’s great fantasy works is like a distant mirror of our own age and has much to tell us about the cycling of ages, androgyny, eros, desire and our experience of time.

Casting Precious Into the Cracks of Doom-Androgyny, Alchemy, Evolution and the One Ring

This essay will explore androgyny at the core of many of the mysteries of: the 6,000 years of Feminine-hating dominator societies that continue to rule our world, key forms of religious extremism, the torturous enchantments of romantic relations, gender identity, and the core meaning of the ring symbolism and other aspects of the Tolkien mythology. Androgyny is the key that unlocks many of the most difficult paradoxes and delusions of the interlocking realms of eros, religion, psychology, gender relations, spirituality and sexuality. We will begin with a discourse on what androgyny is and isn’t, its history and role in human development individually and historically. The second part will employ androgyny as a key to unlock the ring symbolism of the Tolkien mythology which will expand the meaning of androgyny and illustrate its extreme relevance to the present human predicament individually and collectively.

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