The Lure of the Ring: Power, Addiction and Transcendence in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings

Narrated by: David Webb
Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
Categories: Self Development, How-To
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“The Lure of the Ring compellingly captures the essence of addiction, the seduction of power, and the nature of embodied spiritual transformation. I highly recommend this wise and engaging book.” (Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Founder, Center for Action and Contemplation)

Concerned about PRESENT DAY USES - AND ABUSES - OF POWER?

The Lure of the Ring eloquently examines the psychology of power - an issue of crucial importance today. The Lure shows "...how the human psyche can balance power, love, and integrity. It is a "must read" as it is so relevant for human beings, individually and collectively at this time in history!” (Angeles Arrien, PhD)

Curious about THE INTERSECTION OF PSYCHOLOGY & SPIRITUALITY?

Drawing upon transpersonal psychology, nondual spirituality, and a psychodynamic understanding of the personality, The Lure of the Ring uses characters from The Lord of the Rings to illustrate the different stages of emotional and spiritual development, and offers “really one of the best descriptions of the enlightened person I have read”, according to a veteran psychotherapist with a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology.

A Fan of THE LORD OF THE RINGS?

The Lure of the Ring will take you on a fascinating journey through the hearts and minds of some of Tolkien’s most colorful characters, exploring with depth and insight how they respond to the allure of the One Ring. 

In addition, The Lure of the Ring provides a novel and thought-provoking answer to the most puzzling question in Tolkien lore: “Who is Tom Bombadil?”

Interested in ADDICTION?

The Lure of the Ring offers a clear and compelling description of the psychodynamics of addiction, explaining how it arises from the deepest levels of the personality. 

Pursuing PERSONAL INSIGHT?

The Lure of the Ring provides an invaluable opportunity for the listener to explore more deeply his or her own relationship to power, addiction, love, and the path of personal development.

©2018 Alan James Strachan (P)2018 Alan James Strachan

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“The Lure of the Ring compellingly captures the essence of addiction, the seduction of power, and the nature of embodied spiritual transformation. I highly recommend this wise and engaging book.” (Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Founder, Center for Action and Contemplation)

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Great Narration, needlessly convoluted writing

While I liked this somewhat and thought the narration was fantastic, it reminded me a bit of my time as a university TA correcting end of year research papers. It felt like the authors were trying to hit a word requirement.