Daniel Côté Davis is a teacher, poet and artist. He produced the film Tolkien About Faith, The Call of Beauty (2019) to advocate for Tolkien’s Cause. He is the founder of Silverion Camps LTD a Catholic Medieval fantasy camp for 8-16 year olds.
Without the root of prayer, Europe is like a drowning museum and a place of cynical intrigue, but at prayer Europe is in the fight of her life—where darkness and collapse beckon the annihilation of identity. In such times, civilisations require saints.
When I first heard Elendil’s line in the third teaser trailer, “The past is dead, we either move forward or die with it,” I became fixated with the whole carnival surrounding Amazon’s billion dollar creative venture—how could it be that J.R.R. Tolkien, a Tridentine-Mass-loving skeptic of modernity was providing the aesthetic and imaginative fuel of woke intersectionalists and activist ideologues in Hollywood?