Frodo's Quest by Robert Ellwood
Living the Myth in The Lord of the Rings
Illustrated with pencil sketches throughout.
Paperback: 160 pages
Set out on your own Quest ot change your life and the world forever - if you dare!
"Frodo is Everyman," Lord of the Rings film director Peter Jackson observed at the 2002 Academy Awards ceremony. That is the seminal idea of this unique book exploring the esoteric spiritual meaning of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic fantasy, which has impacted the inner lives of millions of readers since it was first published in 1954
Robert Ellwood, a scholar of world religions, finds ancient wisdom in this twentieth0century bestseller concerning the quests we are all called to go on. "Like Frodo," he says, "we each experience challenges that propel us on our own adventure - finally that of exploring the inner worlds and the meaning of our lives."
Revisiting Middle-Earth as a realm for personal discovery, Ellwood presents Tolkien's story as a tale of every reader's higher consciousness, death and rebirth, and triumph over evil. He teaches us to recognize the characters as archetypes we can meet in ourselves: a spiritual guide like Gandalf, a friend like Sam, or, heaven forbid, shadows like Orcs or Ringwraiths. He also provides meditational exercies to help us overcome the trials we face as we make our lives into a great journey instead of a dull routine. So be it! Let the Quest begin!
FA Code - FAB123
UPC Code - 9780835608237
ISBN Code - 0-8356-0823-9