By Pia Skogemann
“Skogemann is going in the course of the complete of Tolkien’s work—characters, landscapes, and events—to be sure what sort of archetypes and uncomplicated events from the collective subconscious are showing. and she or he does it with huge, immense zest.” —Anne Knudsen, Weekendavisen
“Pia Skogemann’s eloquent exposition is quite fertile even for an unbeliever like myself.... Her tackle Tolkien’s trilogy pleasantly expands his universe in a most provoking fashion.... She transports the paintings past black-and-white statements in regards to the kin among solid and evil.” —Bo Tao Michaelis, Politiken
“If you're looking for how to appreciate Jung’s theories, Skogemann’s paintings is eminent.... i will be able to warmly suggest this book.” —Niels H. Elberling, Højskolebladet
“The writer exhibits why Tolkien’s incredible tale has touched such a lot of people.... intriguing examining for all Tolkien fanatics who are looking to comprehend the tale on a deeper, mental level.” —Martin Hjelmborg, Lektørudtalelse
“I have studied Tolkien for a few years, and Skogemann’s publication is likely one of the such a lot reliable and well-documented experiences at the Lord of the earrings i've got ever read.” —Lars Tjalve, Kristeligt Dagblad
Where the Shadows Lie takes the reader on a trip via Tolkien’s Middle-earth, following the hobbits, their partners, and the characters they stumble upon on their quest. alongside the way in which, Skogemann unearths the deep symbolic layers which are the resource of pleasure and appeal that many locate in studying The Lord of the earrings. Aragorn, due to Gandalf, Legolas, and Gimli, ascends to the throne and turns into the heart of an excellent, unified kingdom—a image of the collective Self. The 4 hobbits, representing person ego-consciousness, are remodeled via the hunt and obtain the mental instruments they should renew the Shire—the small area enfolded within the nice.
Jung’s theories of the collective subconscious and the archetypes offer a key to realizing the forces of myth which are so robust in Tolkien’s masterpiece—and thereby a key to realizing ourselves and the occasions of the surface global in our smooth times.
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