TIMES, TIME, AND HALF A TIME. A HISTORY OF THE NEW MILLENNIUM.

Comments on a cultural reality between past and future.

This blog describes Metatime in the Posthuman experience, drawn from Sir Isaac Newton's secret work on the future end of times, a tract in which he described Histories of Things to Come. His hidden papers on the occult were auctioned to two private buyers in 1936 at Sotheby's, but were not available for public research until the 1990s.



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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Times Outside History 3: Visions of Eras Beyond History - J. R. R. Tolkien

Atlantis.

After the massive success of the LOTR films, almost everyone is familiar with J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth.  The sources for his work are as legendary as the books and films themselves.  His high fantasy novels synthesize Celtic, Scandinavian, Germanic, Jewish legends and mythologies with Plato's account of the lost Kingdom of Atlantis and contextualize that synthesis in fictional reflections of his own experiences with the industrialization of England and World War I.  What is most compelling, though, about Tolkien's fantasy world is that it was presented as a historically viable construction That is, Tolkien, through his academic studies of ancient languages, cultures and myths, developed completely new, but real-seeming, languages, histories and lore for his fictitious world.  Even more important was that Middle-earth was presented as an 'alternate,' lost or unaccounted history of our own planet.