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Tolkien’s Trees and Wonderful Transformation

If I had the privilege of serving as executive producer for an upcoming Tolkien flick—either big screen or television—I know how I would craft the opening scene. Sunbeams would swiftly rise over a mountain peak. This leading camera shot would roll our vision into a shimmering, green-grass field with morning mist . . .

This talk is part of the May 2019 bundle available here.

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Chocolate Raspberry Rapture

Need: 1 10” fluted edge tart pan with removable bottom 1 pre baked pie crust 1 cup flour (4.1 oz) 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup shortening (butter flavored) 2 Tblsp very cold water 1st layer (chocolate ganache): 8 oz dark chocolate chips 1/2 cup heavy…

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Sam, Gandalf, and the Resurrection

Sam Gamgee: “Gandalf! I thought you were dead! But then I thought I was dead myself. Is everything sad going to come untrue?“

The resurrection is the answer to Sam Gamgee’s question. Yes, everything sad is going to come untrue…

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Adoption and Our Hobbit-like Peril

There is a great scene toward the beginning of the extended movie version of The Fellowship of the Ring. A table of hobbits are sitting together enjoying each others company when one of them says, “There’s been some strange folk crossing the shire I heard. Dwarves and others of a less than savory nature. War is brewing…

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Shire Cake

We made a cake (that’s the understatement of the year).
We comissioned this amazing cake to be made on camera so you could see one more unique way people are taking their Tolkien love to the next level.

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Roundtable Discussion With Joseph Pearce

Zan sits down with Joseph Pearce this month to discuss a wide range of Tolkien topics. Joseph’s love for, knowledge of, and care with Tolkien’s writings will thrill you and leave you wanting more! Enjoy!Want full access? Exclusive content (on this page AND the entire…

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Why Tolkien’s Wizards Work More than Magic

Why Tolkien’s Wizards Work More than Magic

An organizational board on which I serve faced the pressing need to stretch already-thin resources of money, personnel, time, and energy. We needed to produce a plan to course correct, and I was tasked with leading the way. (I know, lucky me. Right?!) Ours was a desperate situation, and honestly, I felt overwhelmed.

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Valentine Sugar Cookies

Special Occasion Sugar Cookies INGREDIENTS 2 cups sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 3 eggs 3 tsp baking powder 4-5 cups flour INSTRUCTIONS Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Beat well. Add baking powder. Stir in flour to make a soft dough. Chill dough (can…

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Happy Valentines Day from Eucatastrophe.com

Four lovely quotes from J.R.R. Tolkien, in seven total settings ready to send to your Valentine. We’ll send you each one in full resolution, suitable for printing AND a lower resolution version for emailing (or sharing). [Download is 50MB] Please use the form below and…

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Roundtable Discussion With Mel Duncan – Part 2

Part two of a two part discussion with Mel Duncan, Zan sits down to talk about their love of Tolkien, diving into the Silmarillion! Zan Campbell, founder of Fell & Fair (if you haven’t heard of them, check them out now) and co-founder of Eucatastrophe…

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3 Ways to Conquer Your Fears

Use The Lord of the Rings to navigate your fight-or-flight instinct. Many characters in The Lord of the Rings resist their flight instincts to fight for courage. If Hobbits—who are of meager stature and abilities—can fight through fear, we can as well.   So, read through…

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Fell & Fair Photography

Our subscriber are immersed in a world of amazing visuals. This month, Fell & Fair has supplied subscribers with a few amazing full-res Middle Earth inspired photography. Subscribers receive hi-res photography to view in incredible detail!

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An Inkling of Friendship in a Smartphone World

In his book The Four Loves, C.S. Lewis provides us with a profound insight into the inner-workings of undistracted friendship (i.e., enjoying friends with our smartphones safely hidden away in our pockets or purses). The inner-circle of the literary gathering known as the Inklings was J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and Charles Williams.

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Roundtable Discussion With Mel Duncan

Please enjoy this excerpt of a discussion with Mel Duncan. Mel grew up in Greenville, attending local schools and then Clemson. He has a passion for history, loves reading and following college sports. He is particularly fond of J. R. R Tolkien’s legendarium. In 2001 he married Lynda Robbins and the Lord has blessed them with three covenant children: Ford, Frances and Mary Elizabeth.

As a subscriber to the January 2019 edition, you’ll have access not to only this video but also the rest of the content from January 2019 edition!

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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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