There and Back Again

The connection between this world and the other-world is obviously wound up in the relationship between dream, perception, and reality. The substance of the spiritual is wound up in the question of the mind apart from the physical world, which is unmistakably proven by the adequate characterization of hell as a living nightmare and heaven as a dream come true.

The Secret Fire: Tolkien, Boehme, and the Golden Chain of Wisdom

In Tolkien’s creation myth, Ainulindalë , Eru Ilúvatar - the All-Father - first calls forth the Ainur - great beings, offspring of his thought, each being a specific idea or aspect of his spirit. Ilúvatar propounds to them a musical theme, and each gradually express their part as a harmony, comprehending themselves as part of … Continue reading The Secret Fire: Tolkien, Boehme, and the Golden Chain of Wisdom