Note to all members
We are currently preparing to change the setup of this forum to focus more on imaginative & creative gnosticism, because we feel we should distance ourselves from the way thegodabovegod.com is increasingly aligning itself with conspiracy thinking.
We respect Miguel's choice of course, but that does not mean that we agree with it. We feel that conspiracy thinking is contrary to gnosis. It's simply not where we want to go.

If anyone is interested to continue a forum affiliated to thegodabovegod.com I am willing to help. Maybe you could start using the relevant part of this forum as a basis. Please contact me (Lúthien) if you are interested.

We've not yet fully decided on how to proceed; but I think that we should in any case cut the link with thegodabovegod.com (including the page there that links to the forum). We will also re-structure the forum, and put the old Ilsaluntë Valion board that focuses on Tolkienian gnosis up front again.
I will update this message as soon as there is something new to say.

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by Hareth nic Handir
Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Corey Olsen - "the Tolkien Professor"
Replies: 3
Views: 2139

Re: Corey Olsen - "the Tolkien Professor"

Hi Luthien and everybody, glad to get back into circulation for a change! anyway.... I've actually met Corey Olsen, at the Festival in the Shire conference a few years ago, and he is indeed one of those rare genuinely-interested academics who take Tolkien, fantasy and fairy-tale seriously. The 'anal...
by Hareth nic Handir
Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Striking scene from one of C.S. Lewis' Narnia" books
Replies: 8
Views: 3238

Re: Striking scene from one of C.S. Lewis' Narnia" books

Tolkien was trying to draw a distinction between 'tight allegory' which he presented as a bad thing, controlling a reader's response, steering their reaction to propagate the author's view - propagandising in both senses, at a guess, since he was reacting to critics trying to turn The Lord of the Ri...
by Hareth nic Handir
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Not Specified Further
Topic: Striking scene from one of C.S. Lewis' Narnia" books
Replies: 8
Views: 3238

Re: Striking scene from one of C.S. Lewis' Narnia" books

CS Lewis is a weird one; he does indeed so often and so frustratingly seem to 'get it' - and then as other people here have noticed, back off double-quick. Lewis said himself - sorry I can't recall where! - that he had to train himself to be a Christian, by habit and effort - to make himself think i...