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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Music of Creation

The Forge of Tolkien Episode 21, THE MUSIC OF CREATION, is now on UATV.

In the beginning there was Eru, the One, who made the Holy Ones, the offspring of his thought, and propounded to them a great theme. But whose story was this, and how did it come to be written down? Who, other than the Father of All, could know the story of Creation to tell it? And how would such stories be known to Elves and to Men? In this episode, Professor Rachel Fulton Brown introduces Tolkien’s story of Creation as a puzzle both of framing and of purpose. Who speaks in the telling of the Music—and why should Creation happen through song? And what should a Christian think about the Ainur’s singing such a mighty theme?

The converse, which might well be described as the music of damnation, is now also on UATV in the form of Metal Mythos: Danzig, as well as Episode 9 of the Junior Classics podcast and several new Wranglerstar episodes. We're rapidly reaching the point that as much as three hours of new content that does not include the regular commentary from Owen, Razor, and me are being added on a daily basis.

If you haven't subscribed yet, you might as well. Because it's only going to improve from here.

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9 Comments:

Blogger Hylean February 23, 2021 11:54 AM  

Speaking of unauthorized, I have Part 3 of Jack vs the Wild Hunt in my hands! After some final edits, I'm sending it in!

Blogger Silent Draco February 23, 2021 12:03 PM  

Who needs cable or broadcast? Only problem is that I can delve into Raz0rFist or Wranglerstar, and suddenly it's 3am. Had to set a timer so I don't spend all night watching and making notes.

Blogger The Last Roman February 23, 2021 12:35 PM  

I like the Misfits. It's my understanding that they parted ways with Danzig primarily because of his satanic bs.

Blogger teemac February 23, 2021 1:02 PM  

just do it. there is such a great wealth of content that you literally cannot get anywhere else.

Blogger teemac February 23, 2021 1:04 PM  

silent draco, ya same problem.

Blogger J8ke D February 23, 2021 2:57 PM  

If nothing changes in the next 50 years, the “Song of Creation” will be “W.A.P.” By Cardi B.

Another reason we need to be painfully aware of the gatekeepers and ticket-takers.

Blogger Yukichi Sensei February 23, 2021 9:42 PM  

The creation story was almost too symbolic to me as a kid. When I reread it last year it hit me like a ton of bricks, with all of its spiritual significance. Its a deeper level to understand Tolkien on.

Blogger captainofthegate February 24, 2021 2:01 AM  

Just read the Silmarillion, after a few aborted efforts, and was blown away. Its like his poems in “The Ring”, easy to skip, hard to get into. Music made the world. Good and bad.

Blogger John Rockwell February 24, 2021 6:59 AM  

Yukichi Sensei wrote:The creation story was almost too symbolic to me as a kid. When I reread it last year it hit me like a ton of bricks, with all of its spiritual significance. Its a deeper level to understand Tolkien on.

Michael Heiser has a good series on the Supernatural in the Bible.

And how the beings created by Eru parallel the Divine Council that God has made to be the Courtiers of His Heavenly Court.

Just like an Oriental King would have his Earthly Court and the Generals his General Staff.

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