Yesterday, I came across some notes that I took a year ago while reviewing one of my favorite scenes in the movie The Lord of Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. This is when (a year ago) I ‘finally’ understood the mythical names of the creature and places involved.
I mention this episode, when Gandalf the Grey disappears in the abyss of the Unknown and reappears later on as Gandalf the White, because it is a great illustration of the process of metamorphosis, or rebirth if you will—a process we are both collectively and individually undergoing at this very time, consciously or not so consciously.
The words of Gandalf the White—the new Gandalf—caught my attention when he said,
“I am Gandalf the White and I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide.”
Could the time be now, dear Ones, at this very moment?
The paragraph below offers some context. Feel free to watch the six-minute video of the Epic Battle between Gandalf the Grey and the Balrog.
The complete duel between Gandalf and the Balrog from the Lord of the Rings films. The clip includes the moment when the Balrog is first heard in Moria (“What is this new devilry?”), the confrontation on the Bridge of Khazad-dum and the climactic finale on the peak Zirak-Zigil, as narrated by Gandalf the White.
Extra note: Gandalf the Grey fought the Balrog, allowing the Fellowship to escape Moria. Both fell into the abyss but the battle continued at the peak of Zirak-Zigil. Finally, it ended but both Gandalf and Durin’s Bane were slain in the process. Gandalf was later “sent back” by the Valar as Gandalf the White.
“I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide.”
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