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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.

Tolkien as "Sci-Fi"

as long as it's about gnosis
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Re: Tolkien as "Sci-Fi"

Post by Lúthien » Fri May 04, 2018 7:51 pm

Maybe it’s not the first thing you’d think of, but I found Carl Sagan’s novel “Contact” very thought-provoking, especially from someone like Sagan who is famous for his skepticism.

It’s the same story from which that movie with Jodie Foster was made; but the movie lacks the almost Leaf-by-Niggle-like - and imo deeply spiritual - conclusion of the book.

There’s some Dutch authors that I loved to read for their ability to create “depth”, like Tonke Dragt, Paul Biegel, and also writer / artist Marten Toonder (who created the “Tom Puss” character).
Only Ms. Dragt wrote SF stories, though. The others are more fantasy-like.

As for other SF - I’ll have to think about it.
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