Witchcraft found in Narnia

While I would not go so far as to question whether C.S. Lewis was truly a Christian, I HAVE wondered just how much did he know scripture. I say this because, even though he is praised as a wonderful theologian, his fiction books are filled with elements of the witchcraft and the pagan occult world.

If one does not come from a background where paganism and magic are a major focus, it is easy to dismiss the concerns I have of at least some of his fiction. But those who have been involved in the occult often see what concerns me.

This is an excellent article discussing some of my own concerns (from http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deceptions-witchcraft-narnia-chronicles):

“As a former witch, astrologer, and occultist who has been saved by the grace of God, I know that the works of C.S. Lewis are required reading by neophyte witches, especially in the United States and England. This includes The Chronicles of Narnia, because it teaches neophyte, or new witches, the basic mindset of the craft.”

Another quote from the article:

“Those strange words EUAN, EUAN, EU-oioi- oi are an ancient witches’ chant used to invoke the power and presence of the god of drunkenness and addiction, who is named Bacchus. But wait, as the story goes on, it gets worse as the witchcraft increases and becomes more obvious.”

 We see that he obviously was still very affected by paganism he had studied in his earlier life:

“I had some ado to prevent joy and myself from relapsing into paganism in Attica! At Daphni it was hard not to pray to Apollo the Healer. But somehow one didn’t feel it would have been very wrong – would have only been addressing Christ sub-species Apollinis.”

 

In fact, we see in another article (http://amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-cs-lewis) that C.S. Lewis was plagued all his life with his early beginnings in the world of the occult:

“Lewis tells how at age 13 he abandoned his Anglican faith due to the influence of a school mistress who was involved with “Theosophy, Rosicrucianism, Spiritualism; the whole Anglo-American Occultist tradition.”…“And that started in me something with which, on and off, I have had plenty of trouble since—the desire for the preternatural, simply as such, the passion for the Occult. Not everyone has this disease; those who have will know what I mean. I once tried to describe it in a novel. It is a spiritual lust; and like the lust of the body it has the fatal power of making everything else in the world seem uninteresting while it lasts.”

 

I have written elsewhere that God has said to not do magic (https://wbmoore.wordpress.com/2015/01/14/god_said_do_not_practice_things_of_an_occult_nature/)

As a former witch, it concerns me that there is so many elements of witchcraft and the occult in general in his Narnia series. It seems to me that this entices our children to try witchcraft, rather than teaches them what scripture says. I urge you to look at scripture and compare it to what is in the Chronicles of Narnia and make up your own mind.

 

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