Originally posted by Zanzibar
Just because Sauron is an eye that watches over anthing, doesn't mean that Tolkien knew about the Illuminati.
The idea of a massive eye watching over everything is just good fiction, to me at least.
Alchemical Secrets of The Lord of the Rings
Using Tolkien's splendid tale as a tool, this article will reveal that like the great masters of old, Tolkien is initiating us into a new level of awareness of our past, ourselves and the planet we inhabit. It will also reveal that Tolkien somehow knew the deepest secrets of Alchemy and embedded this mysterious knowledge into the heart of his work. This is the real reason why The Lord of the Rings has such a great and universal appeal, for it is our true history and secret heritage that is being revealed to us through its pages. Tolkien has mined a deep vein of mythic resonance that rings true to all who delve deeply into this extraordinary work of Art.
I have seen and understood that there are hundreds of operas containing the knowledge of Gnosis. Truly, it is a very beautiful form in which to learn the doctrine; not only do they activate and feed the Superior Emotional Center, but they help us develop good Intuition and comprehension of the Kabbalah. Of course, in many cases they also help us develop patience.
In particular, I would recommend these operas for your Kabbalistic studies:
The entire "Der Ring des Nibelungen" by Richard Wagner; consists of 4 operas in a set, which can be rented or purchased on DVD. This is the greatest artistic masterpiece of the last few hundred years.
If you want to know where Tolkein got the entire "Lord of the Rings", watch this opera cycle.
Undoubtedly, Wagner was a great Master of the White Lodge who is still criticized and attacked today for his work. This Ring cycle changed classical music and is the primary root of how movies are made today. I have never been more impacted by any single piece of art than I have been by this cycle. It takes great patience to watch the whole thing, but if you persist, it is well worth it. (Requires meditation too).
All the operas of Mozart, especially "The Magic Flute" and "Don Giovanni."
The various versions of the Faust story. I have seen several, and each have their perks. (most rely too much on previous knowledge of the Goethe poem, which, incidentally, is another beautiful incarnation of the Gnostic Doctrine.)
Turandot by Puccini.
"La Boheme" really puts modern culture on display. This story clearly demonstrates the insanity of the modern mind, but most people now are so identified with desire that they do not see the tremendous warning contained in this story.
I could list many others; but perhaps you have a suggestion?
Obviously, the opera Parsifal is layered with Initiatic knowledge. This is why even Samael Aun Weor was astonished by the work of Wagner, and this is also what obsessed Hitler (although obviously he did not comprehend it). Thus, it would be near impossible to exhaust the meanings found in it.
However, I can suggest that you reflect upon the structure as you have already indicated: three acts that build in spiritual elevation.
In the beginning, Parsifal is a child who makes a foolish mistake (like us). In other words, he is a beginner or Apprentice (from Masonry).
In the middle, he is able to see that he has made mistakes, and he seeks to rectify them. This is the level of the Journeyman or Craftsman. This is the work of the Initiate: to descend into the Abyss (one's own mind) and conquer the Ego (Klingsor) with the spear that he stole (our sexual potency).
In the end, Parsifal returns as a Master.
Regarding the Chambers, whether there is a correspondence or not is answerable through Meditation.