In the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the fantastical realms of Middle Earth become reflected in our own transition beyond industrialization as we face an impending calamity heralding the coming of the fifth age.
An unexpected journey for a group of Hobbits became the turning point for the third age of Middle Earth. Jay Dyer and Jay Weidner explain that this tale is far more complex than the simple allegory of good versus evil. From the mind of JRR Tolkien, we feel his lamentation for dawning of the industrial age which he envisioned as a destructive force and symbolized with the One Ring. This presentation was originally webcast October 23, 2017.