Becca Tarnas | Re-Enchanting The World And Tales From The Perilous Realm

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Summary: <p><a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Becca Tarnas</a> returns to talk about the esoteric wisdom in JRR Tolkien's works. These "Fairy Stories" aren't your Mother Goose nursery rhymes--in the Perilous Realm, you'll find mystical enchantment and mortal endangerment in equal measure. Tune in to hear about legends of the hidden folk, the mythic consciousness of our ancestors, and how the love of language, magic of words, and the archetype of the inner child can help you recover the beauty and wonder of life. </p><br><p>In the <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Plus+ Extension</strong></a> we discuss the mis-enchantment of culture through media and materialistic belief systems, Tolkien's final tale, the fairy queen at the heart of the imaginal realm, and the elvish mediators between spirit and matter. All that and much more!</p><p>JOIN <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">INNERVERSE PLUS+</a> FOR EXTENDED 2 HOUR INTERVIEWS!</p><h3><br></h3><h3>MORE BECCA TARNAS</h3><ul> <li>Website: <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"></a> </li> <li>Instagram: <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">@becca.tarnas</a> </li> <li> <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><em>Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology</em></a> </li> <li>Book: <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Journey To The Imaginal Realm</a> </li> </ul><h3><br></h3><h3>WE TALKED ABOUT...</h3><ul> <li>By chance happenstance, or the whims of destiny?</li> <li>What are "Fairy Stories" according to Tolkien? (Not Your Mother Goose)</li> <li>Legends of the hidden folk and their connection to the environment</li> <li>The mythic level of prehistoric consciousness that found significance in natural phenomenon</li> <li>Philology - the love of language, the magic of words and the enchantment of abstract adjectives</li> <li>How language and grammar drives our mental operating systems</li> <li> <em>Poetic Diction</em> by Tolkien's fellow Inkling member Owen Barfield - <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">LINK</a> </li> <li>"Spiritus" and the mystical quality of the Air of Fairy</li> <li>The archetype of the inner child and the consciousness of wonder</li> <li>Protecting one's child-like innocence and Frodo's encounter with the evil within</li> <li>Saruman compared to Gandalf and why good ends don't justify evil means</li> <li>Different forms of escapism and the recovery of enchantment that Fairy Stories provide</li> </ul><h3><br></h3><h3>ONLY IN PLUS+</h3><ul> <li>Tolkien's critique on drama and how media creates illusory worlds that people inhabit</li> <li>The mythological mis-enchantment of malefic modern belief systems </li> <li>Gollum, aesthetic philosophy &amp; the relation of beauty to goodness, and ugliness to evil</li> <li>Esoteric ideas in Tolkien's final tale, <em>Smith of Wooten Major</em> </li> <li>The fairy queen at the heart of the imaginal realm, embodying nature itself</li> <li>Dancing between bittersweet bereavement and mystical remembering</li> <li>Parallels between Lord of the Rings and other Tolkien stories not set in Middle Earth</li> <li>Understanding Tolkien's elves as the mediators between spirit and matter</li> <li>Gandalf's wisest words: "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."</li> </ul><h3><br></h3><h3>MUSIC IN THIS EPISODE</h3><ul> <li>Intro: <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">"Foggy Dreams"</a> by <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>Wisdom Traders</strong></a> </li> <li>Outro: "<a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">KOUNT ON ME</a>" - by <a href="" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"><strong>MioWnize</strong></a> </li> </ul><p><br></p><br><hr><p style="color:grey;font-size:0.75em;"> See <a style="color:grey;" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" href=""></a> for privacy and opt-out information.</p>