Was taken into middle earth by a shark, who lead me arm (not so gentle between his teeth). We swam in through a cave system on the bottom of the ocean. I''ve been taken beneath ocean a lot in my travels, so I didn''t have assumptions about it being middle earth. Normally I''ll meet with the Sea Witch/Queen, listen to stories, and interact with all the lost children who have died by drowning...that''s where they live, and study music, dance, healing, and all manner of creative arts. On occasion I will visit the Aztecs & Mayans that live within the earth. Pretty much all civilizations are the same in there...everything revolving around arts, healing, energy & power systems. Far more advanced then the civilization of surface earth. Makes sense, again...surface vs. "deeper" existence.\r\n\r\nThis time I arrived in a small village filled with beings that were more fantasy-based. Elves, gnomes, that sort of thing. There was little development, most structures were built of wood, clay, sod, and everything was kept very natural. The forests were magnificent. I was shown around the area, and entertained...and sat in a circle with some healers, and told about middle earth (that''s when I fully understood where I was). When I said I wanted to see more of it...they took me through a cave system that opened onto the shore of a great body of water (either a large lake or ocean). There was an incredible mist that hung over the water, the sky was overcast but bright. I asked about the light source, and they mentioned something about energy, but didn''t bother explaining...saying I wouldn''t fully understand.\r\n\r\nThey did take the time to tell me about Tolkien. I''m not a ''huge'' Tolkien fan. I''ve seen the movies, and I read the (illustrated) version of The Hobbit in grade school. I love the stories & the concept, but I don''t know anything about Tolkien himself. They explained how he was seen as a god in middle earth...or maybe more of a "great wise elder"...I''m guessing like the character Gandolf (a great wizard of manifestation and magick). They were laughing about about it a bit, bcuz they said that when people ask him where he comes from...he points high over his head...and people think he means the moon, or heaven...from space. But, really he''s pointing here, at surface earth. For those in the know they think that''s very funny.