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Where the Shadows Lie: A Jungian Interpretation of Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings

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Where the Shadows Lie takes the reader on a journey through Tolkien's Middle-earth, following the hobbits, their companions, and the characters they encounter on their quest. Along the way, Skogemann reveals the deep symbolic layers that are the source of joy and enchantment that many find in reading The Lord of the Rings. Aragorn, with the aid of Gandalf, Legolas, and Gim ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Chiron Publications
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This is a book I wanted to love, and indeed there is much to love about it.

Skogemann has a great appreciation for Tolkien's genius and an understanding of Jung's wisdom. In the first three-quarters of the books, she does a great job showing how Tolkien's great tale manifests, if you well, Jung's ideas of individuation and the archetype.

But there are problems. Sometimes she appears not to have been thorough in checking Tolkien and gets facts--and sometimes names--wrong. She seems to have been wor
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