The healer is inside each one that seeks their own improvement, be emotional or spiritual. To heal others, we must first heal ourselves. Deal with our wounds, fears and shadows and seek our healing. The more we deepen our knowledge of ourselves, the deeper we reach our wounds and started our journey to transform our shadows into virtues. This fan video was created with this intention, the search for a cure, and the search of the healer. It has three central figures present in Tolkien’s works, the Black Knights, also called Nazgûl1 representing our fears, Aragorn, representing the inner warrior and Arwen Undómiel, representing the strength and feminine intuition.
In this scene to the film The Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring, Frodo is wounded by the Witch King of Angmar. Fear was the main weapon of the Nazgul. In his fight for life Frodo prayed for Elbereth – one of the Valar who say listen to the supplications of those in need. Then Aragorn comes with fire and sword, and he fight against the Nazgul. The next scene is the pursuit of Arwen by the Nazgul, and her fight to save Frodo’s life. Surrounded by the Nazgul, she brings in herself the love of Aragorn and the strength and feminine intuition, which seems to shine around it in the form of a white light. When she crosses the river, representing the threshold between two worlds, she stops the persecution of the Nazgul, facing them. With his sword, she invokes the powers of water and its people, thus defeating the Black Knights.
The probable origin2 of the Nazgul as Black Riders would have been based on Tolkien’s recurring nightmare, result of his meeting with the German cavalry, during the First World War. Tolkien, and his wonderful horse, have been lost behind German lines, and wondering what was behind his own trenches, went toward a group of riders who were resting under the trees. However, as he approached he realized his mistake, without, however, can disguise their presence. Thus began a fierce persecution of the German knights to Tolkien, who because of his mount’s faster, robust, and accustomed to long hunts escaped. Years later, Tolkien turned his fear into one of the most exciting sequences of his book The Lord of the Rings, and why not one of the most beautiful sequences of The Fellowship of the Ring by Peter Jackson, based on his work. Probably at that moment if the young Tolkien did not call your inner warrior and fight for his life, he would not survive to their persecutors. Also if Tolkien did not transform their nightmares into tales narrated in his books, he probably would not be the great writer that he was destined to be.
References and Subtitles
1. To learn more about the Nazgul visit http://www.valinor.com.br/8439/
2. Narrative found at the following site http://duvendor.com.br/portal/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=357
3. Photo of Tolkien in his military uniform in 1916. Available in http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._R._R._Tolkien
4. Fan video produced by Ana Cris. Imagens from the movie The Lord of the Rings-The Fellowship of the Rings, produced by Peter Jackson. Copyright Warner Bros. Music “A Knife In The Dark” by Howard Shore.