glyph 27: J. R. R. Tolkien, Gandalf, Ludwig van Beethoven, Thomas Carlyle, Plotinus, Peter Kropotkin, Ayn Rand


"Thoughts on Wizards", by Leif Smith

inspired by Tolkien's Gandalf and the music of Beethoven

An essay on the significance of a certain rare kind of human being, akin to Tolkien's Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings.

The reasons why apprentice wizards are called to their work are approached here:
entered before July 9, 2006; edited/updated November 26, 2015

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