Never before has the esoteric significance of the "Novel of the
Century" been explained.  At last its profound symbolism is made
clear in light of the Hermetic tradition, establishing
The Lord of the
as the work of an illuminated imagination.  Alchemy in
traces J.R.R. Tolkien's motifs to unexpected
connections with Scotland, the Middle East, and legendary Atlantis,
unveiling the ancient wisdom in Tolkien's great work not only with
the Alchemy of the past, but also with the living mystical alchemy
of Sufism.  In the process, the mysterious relationship between the
spirituality of Islam and Tolkien's Christianity is revealed,
signifying nothing less than the completion of the Grail quest at the
end of an age.
About the author:

Mahmoud Shelton studied at the University of Edinburgh
before taking a degree in Medieval Studies at Stanford
University.  He has travelled in search of Hermeticism's legacy
from the Western Mediterranean to the Far East. Shelton has
numerous magazine articles to his credit, and was a contributor
The Royal Book of Spiritual Chivalry . Temple of Justice
is pleased to publish his first book.
Hardcover, with 8 Illustrations
"In the genre of Miguel Asín Palacios, author of Islam and the
Divine Comedy
, Mahmoud Shelton has captured and elucidated
Islamic elements in
The Lord
of the Rings
with clarity, vision and illumination."

Dr. Laleh Bakhtiar
Author of Sufi: Expressions of the Mystic Quest