Call for entries – September 2020

Call for entries – September 2020

September’s theme is: Back to School with the Professor In anticipation of our September content, the essay question is: With the Professor’s academic experience in mind, describe a Tolkien scene from The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings that displays his literary prowess in extra-special ways. Explain the special connections you see. We look forward…

Carrock Granola

Carrock Granola

Carrock Granola 8 ounces old-fashioned oats 2 ounces pecan halves 2 ounces walnut halves 2 ounces sliced almonds ¼ cup sunflower seeds, dry roasted and salted ¼ cup dry milk powder 1 tablespoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup walnut oil ½ cup honey 6 ounces dried cherries 3 ounces chopped sugar dates (or chopped…

Discover the Splendor of Middle-earth

Discover the Splendor of Middle-earth

Hello friends of the Eucatastrophe fellowship! Our August theme is THE SPLENDOR OF MIDDLE-EARTH. We will enjoy recipes, essay reflections, a resource spotlight, and discussion about the wondrous places and scenes that grab our hearts in Tolkien’s lands. Get ready to appreciate Middle-earth in extra-special ways this month! Feel free to interact and leave comments.…

Beren, Lúthien, and Heroic Love

Beren, Lúthien, and Heroic Love

This month has an extra week, so we’re including another piece of content this week. This talk was from our conference in 2017 by Lisa Coutras. If you heard our interview earlier this month, you’ll remember Lisa mentioning her appreciation for Lúthien. Well, here’s an entire talk about Beren, Lúthien, and Heroic Love! Enjoy!  Lisa Coutras…

The Most Beautiful Song

The Most Beautiful Song

In the very beginning of Tolkien’s world, before the stories of the great heroes came to pass, the Ainur were created by Ilúvatar. They sang the world into existence in the “Great Music” (The Silmarillion, 3). Ilúvatar instructed them to use the gifts and powers he had given to each in this song, to awaken…