A Prebirth Experience In Lord of the Rings? Yes!

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

I love it when authors and writers include a PBE or two in their work without even realizing it. I think it happens because our spirits (hearts) know where we come from even when our conscious minds deny the possibility.

In the academy award winning film, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, the beautiful and immortal Lady Arwen is guarded by her royal court as she journeys on a regal white stallion through the great forest. She has fallen in love with the noble warrior Aragorn, but if she marries him, she too will become mortal. For her protection, her father, Elrond, sends her to a waiting ship that will take her far away. Suddenly a young child runs through the trees and into a courtyard where Aragorn scoops the boy into his arms and twirls him gleefully around. They pause; the boy looks over at Lady Arwen and their eyes lock. She observes they all three are wearing the same royal emblem, the Evening Star Necklace, and realizes the boy is her future son. She closes her tear filled eyes to treasure the scene, and when she looks again they are gone. She is jolted from the vision by a courtier’s reminder they must make haste to the ship. Instead, Lady Arwen spins on her white steed and races back to the royal retreat of her father. She dismounts and rushes to him, “You have the gift of foresight. What did you see?”

I looked into your future and saw death.”

But there is also life.”

Nothing is certain,” responds Elrond.

Some things are certain . . . you saw a child. You saw my son!”

That future is almost gone.”

But it is not lost,” whispers Lady Arwen.

Her father makes a final attempt for Lady Arwen to go to the ship. But losing the man she loves and her future son is more than she can bear, “If I leave him now I will regret it forever. It is time . . .”

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadow shall spring,
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

There is no ship now that can bear me hence . . . reforge the sword.”

The king’s sword is reforged and delivered to Aragorn. With the sword’s special powers (and the magic of the rings), he leads his immensely outnumbered people against the dark forces and saves the kingdom of Gondor. Aragorn, the rightful heir, is crowned king and is united with Lady Arwen.

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