Tolkien Gateway

Quest for Middle-earth

Revision as of 21:27, 20 October 2010 by Pinkkeith (Talk | contribs)
Quest for Middle-earth
Quest for Middle-earth.jpg
AuthorDirk Vander Ploeg
ReleasedMay 9, 2007

From the publisher

In the Quest for Middle-earth Dirk Vander Ploeg suggests that The Lord of the Rings may be more than an imaginary tale set thousands of years in the past in a place called Middle-earth! What if J.R.R. Tolkien weaved his fictional characters into a tapestry created from the secret knowledge of earth's ancient history?" Is there historical and archaeological evidence that supports this position and was any of this knowledge known to Tolkien?

Recent discoveries in Iraq (ancient Sumer, Babylon), Greece and Finland confirm the possibility that intelligent creatures once lived and worked alongside man. There are clues that point to the fact, that as a race, we were the labor force required to serve superior beings - Gods - to create their vision of heaven on earth.

Discover the truth about the Sang Real (Royal Blood), Rennes-la-Chateau and the Templar Knights!


Excerpt of Robert Morningstar's Review - Quest for Middle Earth:

Vander Ploeg cites Biblical accounts, Sumerian and Egyptian histories with European legends to explain how Tolkien's worldview could have been based on actual event. The author succeeds in integrating Mesopotamian Anunnaki history, creation myths with European legends & literary history.

Vander Ploeg is especially insightful in his section regarding Tolkien's Finnish sources, The Kalevala and Volsunga myths, and their evolutions and transmogrifications into Rhineland's "Legends of the Niebelungen" and the Burgundian's "Saga of Siegfried."

The Grail Lore and decoding of the real meaning of "The Holy Grail," "Sang Graal" or Sang Real" and "Kingship" from the time of the Nephilim, Adam and Lilith to those of Mary, Rennes-le-Chateau and the Priory of Sion, are the connecting links (or Rings) in "Quest for Middle Earth," which is short, to the point and very educational.. Dirk Vander Ploeg's exploration of Merlin's Cave, under Tintagel Castle is fascinating to read, especially, the role of the sea at high tide in keeping its entrances secret.

Dirk Vander Ploeg clearly demonstrates that the mythos, core myths/legends and historical foundations of Western European culture and our civilization have their literary roots in Teutonic, Norse and Finnish sagas, which are based on yet older traditions that lead the reader to Sumer and the Anunnaki.