Thursday, January 8, 2015

Star Thistle: Tolkien film … JRR Tolkien '1892-1973' - A Study Of The Maker Of Middle-earth ... with many interviews of his son, Christopher, "The Hobbit" and "Lord of the Rings," the Harbin warm pool, and World University and School, each as "source"?, New Year's Harbin field notes, Added this video and related conversation from Google + Creative Writing wiki page/school at WUaS -

Tolkien film …

JRR Tolkien '1892-1973' - A Study Of The Maker Of Middle-earth


One of the theses of this film according to his son, Christopher Tolkien, is that J.R.R. Tolkien created a far-reaching "secondary world," {which is also very enjoyable}.

I also wonder whether for J.R.R. Tolkien this creation of his "secondary world," for his children in part, - and it's a specifically English "world" (which had lost its myths when Tolkien wrote these in the 1930s) - was a kind of response to modernity. (I think Harbin too emerges out of a response to modernity, by freedom-seeking hippies in California in the 1960s). And hippies got into Tolkien a lot; the "hobbit house" at Harbin, down across the creek from the Res Center, for example, has now been removed, but stood for probably at least a decade as an abode.


"The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings," the Harbin warm pool, each as "source"? ... and could World University and School also become "source," possibly similarly to the way MIT is source for STEM folks?

"Source" is an important word in the information age, and possibly in science fiction, for example, connoting ... a fountainhead of resources ...


With a virtual digital Harbin might we be able to create Harbin as "source" from a home bath tub, and in digital goggles?


{And is this "source" your own easing imaginative inner body, - a kind of oneness, flourishing, or bliss, and as you create it?:}


From my yesterday's Harbin ethnographic field notes …

Came home to the source, the source of warm water coming out of the earth and filling the Harbin warm pools, came home to listening to the waters, came home to the harmony of soaking with naked co-soakers. One 3 - 4 person cuddle puddle was in the outer corner of the warm pool.

As I came to Harbin, and having watched recently some of a film on Youtube about J.R.R. Tolkien 1892 - 1973, much with interviews of his children, particularly Christopher Tolkien, who described Middle Earth as a "secondary world" of his fathers, which he so remarkably created, populated and gave life to through his writings, I thought too of Harbin as a secondary world coming in through its gate (virtual, too). “Alice in Wonderland” too is a secondary world, and in coming in to Harbin I find parallels with both Middle Earth and Wonderland.

As I walked in along the Harbin village path, after spending some of the afternoon in the Middletown Library about 4 miles away from Harbin, I was pretty happy at returning, and thought of my inner body (viz. yogini Angela Farmer, who shares something in common in her narrative skills with both Tolkien and Carroll) as being almost electrical rainbow light dancing inside my outer body, just as I was walking toward and past the redwood sleeping deck and into the pool area.


Added this video and related conversation from Google + Creative Writing wiki page at WUaS …



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