Background Introduction Concerning Aragorn, Narsil, and Andúril:
Narsil: Quenya, translating as Sun-Moon, the light of the Sun and the light of the Moon. The Sun-Moon conjunction is referred to as The Royal Marriage, and the active status prolongs active time in 'The Zone.'
Narsil was the sword of Elendil. It was broken during the last Alliance at the time it took the Ring of Power from Sauron. Later, just before Pelennor Fields, elves in Rivendell reforged Narsil so it became Andúril, The Flame of the West.
Strider had become Aragorn, prepared to lead his people during the War of the Ring.
The Detailed Version:
Aragorn was born in the year 2931 of the Third Age, as the son of Arathorn II and his wife Gilraen. Aragorn was a direct descendant of Elendil and Isildur, who founded the lines of Kings of Gondor and Arnor. He was named for his ancestor, Aragorn I. When Aragorn came of age while living in Rivendell, Lord Elrond's hidden retreat, it was the year 2951. His true heritage and destiny path were revealed to him. He knew that someday he would take up the sword of his ancestors, and reinstate the order of the ancient line.
Aragorn took up his proper name as Aragorn II, sixteenth of the Chieftains of the Dúnedain of the North, and went into the Wild. He cultivated a special interest in The Shire, at the request of Gandalf the Grey, settling into his new life as a Ranger with the mundane name of Strider. The four Hobbits, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin, met Aragorn in his Strider identity, at the Inn of the Prancing Pony in the town of Bree.
In 3019 of the Third Age, Narsil was reforged and presented to Aragorn as the Flame of the West, Andúril. During the exile, Aragorn met and fell in love with Arwen, daughter of Elrond, and granddaughter of Galadriel, Elf-Queen of LothLórien.
Strider is waiting for Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin at the Inn of the Prancing Pony when the hobbits reach Bree. The Ranger is there to help them evade the Nazgûl hunting party hot on their heels.
Frodo: Where are you taking us? * Aragorn: Into the Wild.
Hobbit on the trail: How do we know this Strider is a friend of Gandalf? * Frodo: We have no choice but to trust him.
Sam: But where is he leading us? * Aragorn: To Rivendell, Master Gamgee, to the House of Elrond.
[The Moon rises as the hobbits fall asleep, hidden at ancient Amun Sul [Weathertop], an old lookout that once was the home of a seeing stone. Strider keeps watch by the fire. He hums a tune softly.]
Elleth alfirin ethelhael
O hon ring finnil fuinui
A renc gelebrin thiliol."
(Tinúviel the elven-fair,
Immortal maiden elven-wise,
About him cast her night-dark hair,
And arms like silver glimmering.)
Peter Jackson created composite scenes for The Lord of the Rings trilogy to move the story forward in a cohesive style and accomplish the most that available cinema time would permit.
In the film,
Arwen and Asfaloth [her carrier] are part of a search team looking for the 'lost' Hobbits. When Arwen catches up, Frodo has already been attacked on Weathertop and is fighting for his life against the Witch King's poison blade. Arwen has the swiftest horse, so Strider agrees to entrust the wounded Hobbit to her care, in the hope they can reach Rivendell in time to save Frodo. Together Strider and Arwen guide all the Hobbits to
the House of Elrond in the hidden valley.
Lord Elrond, Aragorn and Arwen are the three responsible for saving Frodo [and Sam, Merry, and Pippin] from the Black Riders. Refer to power triads for more about construction of the Jupiter, Apollo and Diana triad in your hand.
The Narsil Implication and Metaphysical Suggestion
Narsil means "Light of Sun" (red light) and "Light of Moon" (white light). On the inside edge of the pommel
an inscription was written in Quenya: "Narsil essenya, macil meletya Telchar carméron Návarotesse" ["Narsil is my name, a mighty sword; Telchar made me in Nogrod"]
An inscription added to the belt used to carry Andúril reads: "Anar
Nányë Andúril I né Narsil i macil Elendilo. Lercuvanten imoli Mordórëo. Isil."
["Sun I am Andúril who was Narsil the sword of Elendil. Let the thralls of Mordor flee me.
Tolkien refers to
The Royal Marriage by implication derived from the name of the sword, 'Narsil.'
The king who will wield Narsil must have the internal fortitude of the original owner, Elendil. The union of the Sun [Gold] and Moon [Silver] is first achieved within. Later the Sun-Moon bond is actualized in historic chronicles, in Tolkien's Middle-earth, by the ceremonial marriage of Aragorn Elessar and Arwen Undómiel in the City of Kings, Minas Tirith. Tolkien provides us, as readers, with a spectrum of auguries, patterns, and forerunners that anticipate the Royal Wedding at Minas Tirith on Midsummer Day.
Before a Royal Marriage is possible with another [one or collective as partner] in an objective reality, it is necessary to establish the Royal Marriage within. Many of us accomplish this union in the Astrosome [dream environment] as described in thousands of dream interpretations recorded by Carl Jung. Peter Jackson faithfully recreated the status of required conditions for soul mate bonding in The Two Towers. Aragorn, carried by the water in an unconscious dream state directed by Arwen, finally arrives on a safe shore. His bond with Arwen, who uses her healing skill while Aragorn fights to survive in the altered state sequence, reinforces him so he can recover from his fall off the cliff.
Middle-earth fight gear - check the Encyclopedia of Arda under Andúril The Flame of the West. Note:
Anduril, sword of Aragorn and Alba,
the sword of William Wallace [some 5 feet 4 inches long], are similar.
The Sun-Moon Eclipse and the Moon-Sun Eclipse [see below], co-create the Cycle of the Eclipse when immortals walk in the world of mortals. [This is a reference to divine beings who visit the terrestrial platforms, as alluded to in New Testament accounts Calvary.]
Other movies with strong implications or themes related to the eclipse include: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, The Awakening, Ben-Hur, films about the life of Jesus Christ, Ladyhawke, and Out to Sea.
Aragorn is the thirty-ninth Heir of Isildur in the direct line; King of the reunited realm of Arnor and Gondor after the War of the Ring; wedded Arwen, daughter of Elrond and granddaughter of Galadriel, Elf-Queen of Lórien. His name is constructed on the power number eleven, with many others in Middle-earth. He is called the Heir of Isildur.
While Aragorn was still an infant, his father was ambushed hunting Orcs. As was the tradition of his people, he was fostered in Rivendell by Elrond, who wore Vilya, the Ring of Sapphire, the Ring of Air - Mightiest of the Three Rings of the Elves. [This Ring was first given to Gil-Galad, but he gave the Ring to Elrond, who at the end of the Third Age of the Sun took it into the West.]
At the request of Gilraen, his mother, his identity was kept secret from all who knew of him, to protect him from enemies. During early life in Elrond's hidden valley, his name was Estel (Sindarin for "hope").
Elrond revealed to "Estel" his true name and ancestry when he came of age [twenty years old] in 2951. Aragorn took his name Aragorn II, sixteenth of the Chieftains of the Dúnedain of the North, aka Strider, and went into the Wild.
Titles are: Chieftain of the Dúnedain, Dúnadan, Eagle of the Star,
Envinyatar, and King of the West.
Strider escorted the Hobbits to Rivendell taking an indirect road from Bree into the wild to avoid
riders in black chasing down the Ring of Power. At Weathertop, an ancient outlook, Strider went hunting while the Hobbits set up camp. Their fire attracted the nine riders
who ascended the mountain and attacked Frodo. Strider rescued the Hobbits in the nick of time but Frodo had been gravely wounded by the Witch King during the fight.
October 25 3A3018: Council of Elrond at Rivendell.
December 25 3A3018: The Company of the Ring left Rivendell at dusk.
The Red Book of Westmarch:
The book written by Bilbo, Frodo and Sam, from which The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings was taken. Along with this book were four more, consisting of three volumes, titled, Translations from the Elvish and one which was the family trees of those hobbits in the Company of the Ring. The original titles the books were divided into were:
There and Back Again
The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings
The Return of the King
Translations from the Elvish
The Calendar of Imladris The Two Trees of Valinor
Sun and Moon continued
The fruit that sprouted from Laurelin after the poisoning of the Two Trees by Melkor. It was hallowed by Aule and guided by the Maia Arien. Another name for the Sun is Anor.
The White Tree:
A symbol of the kingship of Gondor, the White Tree is descended from the line of Nimloth. Shown on the banner of the Kings of Gondor, the White Tree is surmounted by seven stars. This combination is the emblem of the line of Elendil.
Alchemy and Symbols
Aureole In Sun-Moon Symbolism ~ The golden halos around the heads of pagan gods and Christian saints refer both to their being bathed in the glory of the sun and also to the fact that a spiritual sun within their own natures is radiating its glow-ray and surrounding them with celestial splendor. Whenever the nimbus is composed of straight radiant lines, it is solar in significance; whenever curved lines are used for beams, it partakes of the lunar nature; whenever they are united, it symbolizes an harmonious blending of both principles.
The circular nimbus is solar and masculine, while the lozenge-shaped nimbus, or vesica piscis, lunar and feminine. The same symbolism is preserved in the circular and lozenge-shaped windows of cathedrals...-Manly P. Hall
The Mysteries were divided into two general parts, the Lesser Mysteries and the Greater. Eleusis (Greek) (from eleusis, "a coming," advent from eleusomai, "will come.") Eleusis, one of the renown Mystery centers in ancient Greece, may have inspired several subtle suggestions in the story of Middle-earth, especially The Lord of the Rings, penned by J.R.R. Tolkien. In the New Testament, Eleusis is translated as "the advent."
The perfect symbol of the eclipse of the Sun and Moon is the mushroon, blending the masculine and feminine forms into a single fruit of the Earth. Tolkien capitolized on the ancient sacrament by empowering Narsil with the light of the Sun and the Moon. more at Arwen's Garden
Note: The [Eleusinian] effect of the ciceone is described by some as powerful, but the interpretation is subjective since the sensorium would have to filter every signal input to the brain.
It could be a matter of an 'esagerazione'; in reality, the true effect could be subtle. A 'psicoattivo' effect will impress a 'weak' person in the extreme since the entire physical system must pass through steps of gradual adaptation to the Sun and experience amplification due to nine days of fasting. That transfiguring ritual is similar to the context of a prophet fasting and in prayer in the desert.
On Wednesday, 2009 July 22, we experienced a total eclipse of the Sun, visible from within a narrow corridor that traverses half of Earth. The path of the Moon's umbral shadow moved from India and crossed Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar and China. After leaving mainland Asia, the path crossed Japan's Ryukyu Islands and curved southeast through the Pacific Ocean where the maximum duration of totality reached 6 min 39 s. A partial eclipse is seen within the much broader path of the Moon's penumbral shadow, which includes most of eastern Asia, Indonesia, and the Pacific Ocean. July 22 2009 Solar Eclipse from Westbengal
Lunar Eclipse Years
Eclipse Calculator ~ long eclipse cycles provided
Note that according to the sources available these dates are held to be reliable:
It is possible to have three total lunar eclipses within one (Western) calendar year. Since the begin of the Christian era, this occurred in 307, 372, 437, 828, 893, 958, 1414, 1479, 1544, 1917 and 1982.
The next trio of total lunar eclipses will not occur until 2485.
When partial and penumbral eclipses are included it is possible to have four or even five lunar eclipses within one (Western) calendar year. Since the introduction of the Gregorian Calendar quartets occurred in:
1582, 1593, 1600, 1611, 1615, 1629, 1633, 1637, 1640, 1651, 1658, 1669, 1680, 1684, 1687, 1698, 1702, 1705, 1709, 1712, 1716, 1720, 1723, 1727, 1734, 1738, 1741, 1745, 1752, 1756, 1763, 1767, 1774, 1781, 1785, 1792, 1803, 1806, 1810, 1814, 1821, 1828, 1832, 1839, 1843, 1846, 1850, 1857, 1861, 1864, 1868, 1886, 1890, 1897, 1908, 1915, 1926, 1933, 1944, 1951, 1973 and 1991.
The next quartets will be in 2009, 2020, 2038, 2056, 2085 and 2096.
Quintets are of course much rarer and since the introduction of the Gregorian calendar they have only occurred in 1676, 1694, 1749 and 1879.
The next quintet will not occur until 2132.
For eclipses of any kind (but excluding penumbral lunar eclipses) it is even possible to have seven in one (Western) calendar year. Since the introduction of the Gregorian Calendar this occurred in 1591, 1656, 1787, 1805, 1917, 1935 and 1982.
The next septet will be in 2094.
N.B. This list is based on Von Oppolzer’s tables and does not include penumbral lunar eclipses.
The Long and Winding Road Home
Scientists use new methods to establish April 16, 1178 B.C. [close to noon] the probable day of the total eclipse of the sun that marked the homecoming of Odysseus to Penelope. The sack of Troy that happened 10 years earlier would be dated 1188 B.C.
Two researchers, Marcelo Magnasco and Constantino Baikouzis at Rockefeller University in New York, decided to analyze passages in the "Odyssey" other than those about an eclipse, for astronomical references without assuming an eclipse. They were able to determine the return of the hero took place on April 16, 1178 BC close to noon local time, according to various astronomical references during the last several days of the voyage as described in Homer's epic poem.
The possible solar eclipse comes up in the 20th book of the "Odyssey," as the suitors of Penelope begin their final lunch. At this point, the goddess Athena "confounds their minds," making the suitors laugh uncontrollably and see their food spattered with blood. The seer Theoclymenus then foresees the death of the suitors, ending by saying, "The sun has been obliterated from the sky, and an unlucky darkness invades the world."
The Greek historian Plutarch suggested the prophecy of Theoclymenus referred to a solar eclipse.
Previously, astronomers Carl Schoch and Paul Neugebauer computed, in the 1920s, that a total solar eclipse occurred over the Ionian islands — of which Ithaca is one — about noon on April 16, 1178 B.C., a decade after the most cited estimate for the sack of Troy — about 1190 B.C.
also go to: The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, article by Constantino Baikouzis and Marcelo O. Magnasco
"And as they watched, upon the mound there came forth two slender shoots; and silence was over all the world in that hour, nor was there any other sound save the chanting of Yavanna. Under her song the saplings grew and became fair and tall, and came to flower; and thus there awoke in the world the Two Trees of Valinor. Of all things which Yavanna made they have most renown, and about their fate all the tales of the Elder Days are woven.
The one had leaves of dark green that beneath were as shining silver, and from each of his countless flowers a dew of silver light was ever falling, and the earth beneath was dappled with the shadows of his fluttering leaves. The other bore leaves of a young green like the new-opened beech; their edges were of glittering gold. Flowers swung upon her branches in clusters of yellow flame, formed each to a glowing horn that spilled a golden rain upon the ground; and from the blossom of that tree there came forth warmth and a great light. Telperion the one was called in Valinor, and Silpion, and Ninquelote, and many other names; but Laurelin the other was, and Malinalda, and Culurien, and many names in song beside." –J. R. R. Tolkien, THE SILMARILLION Tolkien in harmony with his environment
Mushroom is British slang for an unimportant worker who is not kept informed. Mushroom was old British slang for an umbrella.
Second Breakfast Shrmx
Serve these mushrooms with a loaf of rustic bread and a soft, creamy herb-coated Camembert.
12 ounces small white button mushrooms
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice [1 lg lemon]
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh tarragon leaves
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Using a damp towel, gently wipe dirt from shrmx. Trim out caps, discard stems.
2. Place shrmx in a medium bowl, and add the remaining ingredients. Toss to combine. Set shrmx aside at room temperature, stir occasionally to marinate, at least 20 minutes or up to 4 hours.
Source James Merrell
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 large red onion, finely chopped
2 packages [10 ounces each] white or cremini shrmx, halved [or quartered, if large]
unrefined sea salt and pepper
1/2 tsp crushed dried rosemary
2 tbs tomato paste
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled [about 1 cup]
Wilted Spinach and Cheery Tomatoes
Make shrmx ragout: in a large skillet, heat oil over medium.
Add onion; cook, stirring often, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add shrmx; season generously with sea salt and pepper. Cover and cook until mushrooms release their juices, about 10 minutes.
Uncover pan; raise heat to high. Cook stirring often, until liquid has evaporated and shrmx are brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add rosemary, tomato paste, and 2 cups water. Simmer until sauce has thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in vinegar.
Shrmx Ragout is great over broiled polenta, veggie noodles, or steamed brown rice.
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