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Delving into Tolkien’s Dark Sides (Part 1)

Delving into Tolkien’s Dark Sides (Part 1)

Fall season has arrived in my Shire. Along with the splash of my favorite leaf colors—burnt orange, apple red, and golden yellow—there’s a crisp chill in the air. Most mornings and evenings now call for a sweatshirt while walking my fine canine, Musti the Hound.…

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Interview with David Rowe

Interview with David Rowe

With whom would David choose to enjoy elevensies? Join John Pletcher for a the answer and more discussion with David Rowe, author of The Proverbs of Middle Earth. An Arabic proverb says, “Before you shoot the arrow of truth, dip it in honey.” This book is…

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Interview with K. B. Hoyle

Interview with K. B. Hoyle

Join Eucatastrophe co-founder Dan Cruver for a discussion with K. B. Hoyle, multiple award-winning Young Adult author, a public speaker, and a creative writing instructor. Her love and respect for Tolkien is evident as she discusses the influence of his writings on her life and career.…

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What We’re Reading (August 2019)

What we’re reading. Enjoy our curated list of articles, audio and video from around the web. What do you think? Do you agree? Disagree?  Let us know in the comments!The Lord of the Rings on Prime Panel Panel discussion on The Lord of the Rings on…

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Fair But Terrible – Fell & Fair Photoshoot

Fair But Terrible – Fell & Fair Photoshoot

Article by Zan Campbell “Then Merry heard of all sounds in that hour the strangest. It seemed that Dernhelm laughed, and the clear voice was like the ring of steel. ‘But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Éowyn I am, Éomund’s…

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Chocolate Strawberry Pie

Chocolate Strawberry Pie

INGREDIENTS baked pie shell 1 cup chocolate chips 2 (8-oz) package cream cheese 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups whipping cream 2 pint fresh strawberries 1 Tblsp half-and-half 1/4 cup chocolate chips INSTRUCTIONS Melt chocolate chips in microwave. Beat cream cheese until…

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What We’re Reading (July 2019)

What We’re Reading (July 2019)

What we’re reading. Enjoy our curated list of articles, audio and video from around the web. What do you think? Do you agree? Disagree?  Let us know in the comments!Tolkien’s last friend in Oxford when the world went to war ‘Not a single man I know is…

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Exploring Epic Literary Paths in Middle-earth

Exploring Epic Literary Paths in Middle-earth

Join John Pletcher for an incredible conversation with Joseph Pearce. Joseph Pearce is Senior Contributor at The Imaginative Conservative. A native of England, Mr. Pearce is Director of Book Publishing at the Augustine Institute, editor of the St. Austin Review, editor of Faith & Culture, and series editor of…

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Seeing through Tolkien’s Eyes

Seeing through Tolkien’s Eyes

Like those Middle-earth travelers in the Fellowship, I’ve often been stymied and puzzled. Struggling to move forward, I have almost missed the clues I needed in order to break through life’s obstructive barricades and tangled relationships. How do you find your way when faced with…

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Things You Didn’t Know About Middle-earth Artefacts

Things You Didn’t Know About Middle-earth Artefacts

Artefacts play a large role in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. As a matter of fact, rings themselves are part of the title! But weapons, armor, and other items also feature prominently in the story. So, here are a few facts you may not…

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Photo Contest Winner – homeandhoopco

Photo Contest Winner – homeandhoopco

Introducing our first winner,D’Lacey Eichinger! Home & Hoop Co. is the creative outlet for a nerd armed with a needle: creating vintage and literary inspired bespoke hand embroidery. Fiber artist D’Lacey Eichinger specializes in preserving memories in thread with recreating bridal bouquets as one of…

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First Ever Photo Contest

On May 22nd, we launched our first ever photo contest on Instagram. By the 29th we already had so many entries that we had to announce finalists and choose a winner! We are thrilled to reveal the three finalists here and dedicate a post to…

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The Best of Tolkien on the web

The Best of Tolkien on the web

Enjoy our curated list of articles, audio and video from around the web. What do you think? Do you agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments!Interview with Michael Haldas on J.R.R. Tolkien  Frederica Mathewes-Green interviews author and AFR podcaster Michael Haldas about the life and impact…

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Rosemary Goat Cheese Mold with Fig Jam Topping

Rosemary Goat Cheese Mold with Fig Jam Topping

INGREDIENTS 3 8 oz packages cream cheese 1 10 oz log goat cheese 3 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon coarsely ground pepper 2-3 cups fig jam Garnish with fresh rosemary sprigs and serve with water crackers INSTRUCTIONS Process cream cheese and…

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As an author, Tolkien was a creator—or, as he would put it, a “sub-creator.”

 
Tolkien created a fully-imagined world. Middle-earth has a depth of diverse cultures, histories, geography, peoples, characters, family trees, languages, and calendars unrivaled in 20th- and 21st-century literature. Although Tolkien stated that The Lord of the Rings is not an allegory, he did say there’s always an abundance of applicability available for readers to use in their Present-earth lives and historical context.
 
Eucatastrophe.com strives to suggest new vistas of potential applicability for Tolkien fans to explore and enjoy, taking you deeper into Tolkien’s Middle-earth mythology.

 

Middle-earth resources for Present-earth enjoyment.

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Do not spoil the wonder with haste!”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

"The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out."

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door...”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”

~J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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