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J.R.R. TOLKIEN & THE EYE OF THE DARK LORD


"But we are assured that we must be extravagantly generous, if we are to hope for the extravagant generosity which the slightest easing of, or escape from, the consequences of our own follies and errors represents."

-- J.R.R. Tolkien, "The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien"


If history can be believed, Napoleon Bonaparte, a historical figure of no small stature, once said, "History is a fable agreed upon", in which case real history, to gain widespread acceptance, must cloak itself as fiction, while the fabled text-book history, which lies like a newspaper, TV network, or radio talkshow host, gains acceptance by cloaking itself as non-fiction, even though, if real history were known, it abounds in fictions, fables, and fantastic fairy tales. This may explain why we don't expect to find a biography of George Bush, Bill Clinton, FDR, or LBJ in the True Crime section of the Barnes and Noble Books stores, even though, depending on our appetite for "fiction" and "conspiracy theory", we may suppose that books of that type may belong there, especially if the book is eulogistic, in which case the book itself may be viewed as truly criminal, not to mention the true crimes perpetrated by the illustrious historical figure treated. Thus, the story is told of Alexander the Great, who berated a lowly pirate, saying, "How dare you molest the sea with your pirate ship!", to which the pirate said, "How dare you molest the entire world with your armies!" We see, in this tale to two pirates, an important distinction between those who are hung and those who hang them. The moral, in fact, of history seems immoral, unless, perhaps, real history be known, to which history we now turn.

After the 9-11 terror attack, in early 2002, when DARPA's proposed IAO (Information Awareness Office) hit the news, not a few commentators called the proposal "Orwellian" and compared the proposed digital all-seeing eye, as signified by the death ray logo, with the lidless eye of the Dark Lord Sauron, as depicted in Tolkien's famous trilogy Lord of the Rings. For example, William F. Jasper, writing for the John Birch Society's magazine, The New American, wrote: "Contemplating the full implications of the IAO's lust for omniscience and omnipotence ("Knowledge is Power," recall), a more appropriate symbol for the agency's logo might be the fiery, lidless, all-seeing eye of the Dark Lord Sauron, the satanic sorceror of the current blockbuster movie trilogy The Lord of the Rings. Sauron's unsleeping eye 'Sees all, pierces all, knows all,' says Suruman, Sauron's evil underling. That, after all, would seem to be the stated purpose of Adm. Poindexter's project." (William F. Jasper, TNA, January 27, 2003) Well said, that, but trouble is, the betrayal and deception go much deeper than Mr. Jasper evidently wishes to acknowledge. Contrary to what Jasper and Safire of the New York Times suggested, admiral Poindexter was not the mastermind or main mufti behind the plan, even if he was a much easier target or scapegoat.

It was interesting how Peter Jackson's movie trilogy, which was fantastically faithful to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, hit the movie theaters just after revelations about IAO had hit the news. Those of a conspiratorial mindset might even call it strangely suspicious. But one man's conspiracy is another man's crusade, so for every conspiracy or crusade, there's often a counter-conspiracy, or counter-crusade, and Tolkien, a devout Roman Catholic, launched what might be construed as one the of the most prescient and pugnatious campaigns to counter the Occult Conspiracy in the history of the world. His crypto-crusade took the form of several fictional, now-famous books, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, which were taken up defiantly like pitch forks by ordinary people everywhere, despite the howls of scorn and derision dished down on Tolkien's work by the intellectual elite in the Kingdom of Everlasting Job Preservation, Tolkien's trilogy triumphed, spreading like anti-biotic in an epidemic of esotericism and elitism.

History now records how Peter Jackson took J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy and made it into a film trilogy that puts Star Wars to shame and, ironically, proves beyond doubt that Hobbits, with the help of angels, can beat Suruman at his own game. The technical wizardry of Jackson's film rendition of Tolkien's trilogy makes Speilberg's Star Wars wizardry seem outdated and tired and Tolkien's trilogy seem timeless and new. It's ironic how Star Wars now seems as if it came from the Middle-Ages of cinamatography while Tolkien's Middle Earth seems modern, i.e., space-age. The two films, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars, represent two incommensurable worldviews: namely, the Christian or Catholic view, as set forth in the Gospels and advocated by Tolkien, versus the occult or Judaic view, as set forth in the Kabbalah and advanced in Speilberg's blockbuster Star Wars. This work is dedicated to deliniating the these two worldviews, one of which is a force for good, the other of which is a force for evil. People disagree about which is evil, and I confess that I myself have been lost in the fog of this war, dazed and confused, a casualty of sorts. But in Tolkien's world, the distinction between the two is crystal clear, which is one reason, among others, that his trilogy was greeted with scorn by the bright-lights in the blackwhite Tower of Babel, who often treated Tolkien with unabashed disgust, as though the philosophical felony and aesthetic attrocity of making things clear in an unclear world was beyond the palor of proper pedantry. A blockbuster for blockheads, they seemed to say. Sinister for being simplistic, some seemed to suggest.

At about the same time as Tolkien labored on his masterful trilogy, George Orwell, formerly a member of the Qabbalistic and Masonic magical fraternity, the Golden Dawn, prepared to launch his own brilliant broadsides against the Titanic of Tyranny; namely, 1984 and Animal Farm. Orwell, disillusioned and alienated from the corpus anti-Christi of the occult Brotherhood, wrote 1984 to warn the world about the diabolical plans of his former occult overlords, including his initiator, Aleister Crowley. (So claimed John Daniel, author of "Scarlet and the Beast", at any rate.) Both Tolkien and Orwell were well aware, evidently, of the fact that the conspiracy was real, deadly, diabolical, and devoted, at least in the uppermost ranks, to Dark Arts, and yet, the Conspiracy was so unbelievable that, ironically, it could only be believably portrayed in fictional form, which may explain in part why neither Tolkien nor Orwell spell things out, so to say, but often communicate to the unconscious mind what the conscious mind of many would no doubt reject with incredulity or horror. If either Orwell or Tolkien had actually made explicit what their fiction implies both would be rejected outright as crackpot nutjob conspiracy theorists. Who in their age or ours truly believe in demons or the power of conjuring demons? Only the people, evidently, who control the world, or nearly do, like the Dark Lord Sauron who seeks Total Information Awareness, complete control, the power of the one Ring that rules them all. Thus, to avoid provoking incredulous laughter or howls of hate, yet to make their fiction real, they expressed in fiction what fiction disavows and claims not to be; namely, real history.

One might reasonably infer, given Tolkien's depiction of the all-seeing eye of Sauron, whom he casts as a necromancer and practioner of black magic, that Tolkien was well aware of the real power behind the technocratic tyrannies of the 20th century. One might also guess, not without plausibility, that as a well-educated Roman Catholic, Tolkien was aware of what Pope Pius IX called "the synagogue of Satan"; namely, corporate Freemasonry. Yet nowhere in the index of The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien do we find any reference to secret societes, Freemasonry, or the All-Seeing Eye or the like. Yet if, not content to peruse the index, we read Tolkien's letters, we would find that he mentions secret societies on several occasiions and well knew their import. Even so, although much mention is made of the Ring(s) of power, he makes no mention of the Eye of Sauron or Freemasonry in his letters. This might give us pause to reconsider reading too much into the Eye as a symbol of secret societes or sorcery or satanism, yet the trilogy itself gives us ample evidence that Tolkien understood not only the organizations behind the Satanic conspiracy, but also, and much more importantly, the spiritual forces and laws surrounding them, which, like the winds engulfing the eye of a hurricane, create the Eye of a perfect storm. The Eye is nothing without the wind, so Tolkien speaks of the wind, i.e., the spiritual force whose expression the Eye is. The eery calm in the Eye of a storm is neither the lull before the storm, nor the calm after it, but the heart of the storm itself, and the person who mistakes the peace inside for the peace after is doomed. For what price, peace? What is the stillness in the Eye but the vortex of ferocious winds that wreck the world? What is the stability of the Satanic sorceror, who conjures in the Eye of the Triangle, but the solidity of a snake that slithers slyly on its belly, and lacking conscience, never falls from grace or stumbles on the path of righteousness--the only path which leads, in the end, after many storms, many falls, to real peace?

Tolkien, in any case, described himself as a historian of sorts, and his trilogy was essentially historical, he tells us, yet non-allegorical--a history outside of time, we might say, at least in the sense that it refers to no specific time in history but to history whole. That is, we would be mistaken if we were to drawn an analogy, say, between, Sauron and Stalin, or Sauron's all-seeing Eye and the All-Seeing Eye of Freemasonry, because, although there is nothing in his trilogy, wrote Tolkien, which doesn't point to something that exists, the realities refered to are superhistorical, or supernatural, so that Stalin is but one instance, for example, of the dark forces that coalesce to create tyranny, and to confuse or compare him with those forces is to conflate the consequence with the great causes that dwarf any particular puny concrete consequent. Even so, this is not to say that Stalin does not represent, in the abstract, so to speak, what is the essence or meaning of tyranny. The symbol of the all-seeing eye signifies not Freemasonry so much, nor secret societies as such, but rather the spiritual power of which the All-Seeing Eye of Freemasonry is but one among many manifestations in the material world.

What's more, although Tolkien's trilogy refers to superhistorical and supernatural existents and events existing or occuring outside of time, Tolkien also suggests, or at least he entertains the suggestion, that events as he desribed them did in fact occur at some time in the distant and forgotten reaches of history, either in some lost or unknown world, or perhaps in this world. Yet if this is so--and he certainly doesn't insist on it--it's being so, or not being so, does nothing to discount the reality of the supernatural existents or events to which the story alludes non-allegorically. The comparisons are non-allegorical because there is nothing in the perceptible world, or in known history, that we can point to and say that this or that is what he meant or was refering to when he wrote about this or that character or event in his books. Tolkien, like many great writers and artists, felt at times that he was an instrument, a vessal, through which beings of another dimension, i.e., in his case, Heavenly angelic beings, communicated. But this is not something he knew, pretended to know, or insisted upon, and if such was the case, it occured not through any promptings or invocations of his own but as something beyond his volitional control or conscious awareness, in which case, he cannot be justly charged with any occult or nefarious practice.




"One Ring to rule them all...One Ring to find them...One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."

-- J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings

The Eye Is Watching by Joe Sansone, USA Daily, 11/30/2002

"In J.R.R. Tolkien's fantastic work of fiction The Lord of the Rings, the dark lord Sauron, not yet able to maintain a physical form, attempting to dominate middle earth, is depicted as an evil eye. Able to penetrate time, space, and the human mind, the evil force sought to dominate 'Middle Earth'.

In a bizarre and frightening case of life imitating art, the United States defense department has created an office that seeks those same limitless powers as Tolkien's dark lord. The Information Awareness Office (IAO) seeks what it calls 'Total Informatoin Awareness'. The agency even adopted the new world symbol of the pyramid with the all knowing eye hovering above it....

Any reasonable American citizen, with the exception of pure left wing totalitarians , must find a visit to the IAO website chilling. It is like something out of a sci-fi horror movie, only, it is real...."



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