The Cursed RingThe Cursed ring is a structure of ideas, lying behind Plato's "The Ring of Gyges" (mentioned in Plato's Republic), Wagner's "The Ring of the Nibelung" and J. R. R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings". It is a structure of connected ideas, that are able to create a false comprehension of reality.
At the center of the Cursed Ring is a deep notion, that Man is utterly and desperately alone (the 'One Ring' of J. R. R. Tolkien). Other ideas: the male is master of the world, the female is a more divine being than the male, parents have godlike status with respect to the child or vice-versa, are all ideas - rings - of the Cursed Ring.
Author Peter Kjaerulff in his "The Ringbearer's Diary" describes in detail this ring, and how it is able to cover the human consciousness.