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Old 11-10-2023, 12:33 PM   #12
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Default Re: Tolkien magic and game applications

Originally Posted by Stormcrow View Post
But they don't know that, and neither do we. In some of Tolkien's writings, the Elves don't end, but they transform into memories. In the conversation between Finrod and Andreth that Tolkien wrote, they seem to come to the conclusion that the job of Men is to take their experiences of the heaven of the Elves (Arda) and build the new Arda Remade (as opposed to a distinct conception, Arda Unmarred), which the Elves may be able to enter and serve as the link back to Arda Marred.

But again, Tolkien never absolutely settled on this.
The whole thing sounds strangely like apocatastasis, which I think is a heresy, though Tolkien might have said that it was at any rate not beyond the power of God to do such a thing.
Bill Stoddard

I don't think we're in Oz any more.
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