The Occult in Narnia, Part 4 - The White Witch and The Magician's Nephew (Exposed)

In this article we will look at the White Witch (Jadis) from The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis. We will show you some information about her that will alarm you (likely) and will open a door to C.S. Lewis' belief system.

One of the main characters in The Chronicles of Narnia is the White Witch, known as Jadis, who was a queen and a sorceress who came from a magical world known as Charn. In The Magician's Nephew, some decades before the events in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe took place, a boy named Digory (who grew up to be Professor Digory) and a girl named Polly used magic rings to travel to a magical world called Charn

Jadis, the White Witch

The two magically appeared in a courtyard of a stone building. Entering the building, they found a room in which were many well-dressed people that were motionless as statues, due to a magic spell cast on them years ago. The two children noticed a gold bell and an inscription beside it. C.S. Lewis writes:

"Make your choice, adventurous Stranger;

Strike the bell and bide the danger,

Or wonder, till it drives you mad,

What would have followed if you had." [End quote.] [1]

Polly and Digory got into an argument, over whether or not they should strike a magical, golden bell. Digory really was curious to see what would happen if he struck the magic bell. Polly was afraid of what the bell might do and wanted to touch her magic, yellow ring to take her out of the realm of Charn. But, Digory grabbed her hand, restraining her. We'll look at this passage from the Narnia book titled The Magician's Nephew, and then discuss it. C.S. Lewis writes:

'Then, keeping her other arm out of the way with his other elbow, he leaned forward, picked up the hammer, and struck the golden bell a light, smart tap. ... Within two seconds, however, they had something to think about .... 

One of the robed figures, the furthest-off one of all, the woman whom Digory thought so beautiful, was rising from its chair. When she stood up they realised that she was even taller than they had thought. And you could see at once, not only from her crown and robes, but from the flash of her eyes and the curve of her lips, that she was a great queen. ....

"Who has awaked me? Who has broken the spell?" she asked.

"I think it must have been me," said Digory.

"You!" said the Queen, laying her hand on his shoulder ... Digory could feel that it was strong as steel pincers. "You? But you are only a child, a common child. ... How did such as you dare to enter this house?"

"We've come from another world; by Magic," said Polly, who thought it was high time the Queen took some notice of her as well as of Digory.

"Is this true?" said the Queen, still looking at Digory and not giving Polly even a glance.

"Yes, it is," said he.

The Queen put her other hand under his chin and forced it up so that she could see his face better. Digory tried to stare back but he soon had to let his eyes drop. There was something about hers that overpowered him. After she had studied him for well over a minute, she let go of his chin and said:

"You are no magician. The mark of it is not on you. You must be only the servant of a magician. It is on another's Magic that you have travelled here."

"It was my Uncle Andrew," said Digory.' [End quote.] [1]

What is This Children's Story by C.S. Lewis Teaching Kids?

We need to answer an important question: What is this children's story by C.S. Lewis teaching kids? The Magician's Nephew has a boy that uses a magic ring to move into other worlds, and another ring to bring him back to where he came from. A magic spell was cast on Jadis, the queen who the children met, causing her to sleep for many years. Then, by striking a magic bell, the spell was broken and the queen was aroused from her "enchanted" sleep. 

Are magic rings just fictional and harmless objects from fantasy novelsThe late David J. Meyer, a former witch and sorcerer, who became a born-again Christian, knew a lot about the occult. He wrote an article exposing The Lord of the Rings. Listen to what David J. Meyer had to say about magic rings and amulets:

"The first thing a neophyte or beginner witch is taught is that there is a “force.” The “force” has two sides and can be controlled by magic spellswords, potions, incantations, rope magic, rings, amulets, and so on. Witches believe that there is good witchcraft and bad witchcraft, and the good always triumphs over evil! ... Thus, witches emphasize that good must triumph over evil, but it is all witchcraft.(emphasis added) [3]

The magic rings that Digory and Polly use are similar to magic rings that witches us to control "the force" behind witchcraft. And, yes, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings are also occultic. The new age and occult idea that there is a force that is neutral (neither good or bad) is taught by Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other books and movies. This is not what the Bible teaches. Deuteronomy 18 is very clear about this subject.

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 (underlining added)

"[9] When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. [10] There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, [11] Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

[12] For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee. [13] Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. [14] For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do."

God forbids magic.

God forbids magic and anything that has to do with the occult or fantasy magic, because all fantasy magic is based in actual practices of real witchesPlease read that sentence again if you are a parent. As parents, you have the responsibility, before God, to train your child up according to the Word of God, the Bible. Proverbs 22:6 says: "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

Paul, by the leading of the Holy Spirit, writes:

2 Timothy 3:1-8

3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

There is a demonic deception that is now in the world, and it is very subtle and crafty. We Christians must stand in the Truth, which is the Word of God (the Bible), and not back away from it. People that call themselves Christians will seek to lead us astray from the truth, just like the false brethren Paul wrote about did. 

2 Corinthians 11:13-15

[13] For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. [14] And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. [15] Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

The Origins of Jadis

Let us now look at the origins of the witch character, Jadis. According to the talking beavers from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Jadis (the Witch), descended from Lilith. According to Aslan, she uses "dark Magic." We know that Aslan uses magic to do "good" for his country Narnia. Again, you can see that C.S. Lewis is using the occult idea that magic is a "neutral force". This is concerning.

Now, listen to what Aslan says about the witch, Jadis:

"Son of Adam," said Aslan, ".... The Witch of whom I told you has fled far away into the North of the world; she will live on there, growing stronger in dark Magic. ..." [1]

Then, from The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, we read:

"That's what I don't understand, Mr. Beaver," said Peter, "I mean isn't the Witch herself human?"

"She'd like us to believe it," said Mr. Beaver, "and it's on that that she bases her claim to be Queen. But she's no Daughter of Eve. She comes of your father Adam's—" (here Mr. Beaver bowed) "your father Adam's first wife, her they called Lilith. And she was one of the Jinn. That's what she comes from on one side. And on the other she comes of the giants. No, no, there isn't a drop of real Human blood in the Witch." [2]

Lilith - The Pagan Origin of This Creature

Lilith was a pagan creature said by ancient, pagan Jews to be "Adam's first wife." [4]. They adopted this character from the Babylonian demon known as Lilītu. Lilītu was a "seductive, murderous" demon that people said would prey on pregnant women and infants. Being pagans, they used magic amulets and incantations to try to ward off this demon [4]. 

But, nowhere in God's holy scripture (the Bible) do we find any mention of there being a woman before Eve. This is a pagan, Babylonian creature. Why would C.S. Lewis propagate a lie that was believed by pagan-leaning Jews, who were influenced by the idols of Babylon? The real Adam only had one wife, and her name was Eve. Chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis are clear that Eve was the first woman created, and that Adam is the first man created.

What C.S. Lewis is teaching children is not biblical, or godly, or right. Magic is forbidden in God's Word, the Bible. That magic is both "good and evil" is a lie that occultists and witches believe. C.S. Lewis has promoted this lie through his books, such as The Chronicles of NarniaGod forbids anything that promotes magic or sorcery, even if it is just for entertainment in a fictional story. 

In Jeremiah 10:2, God commands: "Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them." 

We Christians are to come out of the world, and be separate from its ungodly ways (2 Corinthians 6:14-18). 2 Corinthians 6:17-18 — "[17] Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, [18] And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty."

Getting to know God as our best Friend is the answer to all of life's problems and is what living is truly all about. Jesus said in John 17:3"And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent."

If you are coming here as a non-Christian, I encourage you to read this. God desires to have fellowship with you, as you make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior.



[1] Lewis, C.S. "The Magician's Nephew." 

[2] Lewis, C.S. "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." 

[3] Meyer, David J. "A Former Witch Looks at The Lord of the Rings."

[4] Gaines, Janet Howe. "Lilith."

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