The Witchcraft of The Chronicles of Narnia

(Photo: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
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Centaurs, dryads, nymphs, fauns, and mythical creatures fill the world of Narnia. C.S. Lewis, the author of the popular book series, was fascinated with Greek mythology, paganism, and ancient England. His stories have had wide acclaim by many around the world and the recent Disney “Narnia” movies have brought in over $1.5 billion at the box office worldwide (1, see Works Cited below).

This article will look at The Chronicles of Narnia’s powerful occult presentation and will reveal truth about its author that most people do not know. We will see that Narnia presents real witchcraft to kids as something “appealing.”

C.S. Lewis and Magic

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Narnia’s author, C.S. Lewis is a man with two faces. He was born on November 29, 1898 in Belfast, Northern Ireland (2). In the mid-1920s, Lewis joined a group of “intellectuals” called the “Inklings” of which J.R.R. Tolkien was a member. Lewis and Tolkien became good friends (2). During this time, Tolkien got Lewis interested in Catholicism and Lewis began to call himself a “Christian”.

As an alleged “Christian”, Lewis studied and embraced paganism. C.S. Lewis went on a trip to Greece with his wife, Joy. C.S. Lewis wrote:

"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 specie Apollonius. We witnessed a beautiful Christian village ceremony in Rhodes and hardly felt a discrepancy." (3 and 4 in Works Cited) (bold / underline added)

Apollo and Jesus Christ are not similar in any way. Lewis was treating them as if they were identical or similar. Apollo was the pagan sun-god of Greece. He was said to ride a fiery chariot through the heavens. Sun-worship has been a part of pagan cultures for thousands of years and it is an abomination to God.

Exodus 20:1-3
1 And God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Worship of anything (or anyone) other than God is idolatry and God hates it. God must be the focus of a true Christian. Sports, hobbies, work, family, etc. should never be the first thing on a true Christian’s mind when he / she wakes up or the last thing when he / she goes to bed. Jesus Christ should be a Christian’s focus.

C.S. Lewis and the Occult

(Photo: Pan is a pagan god of drunkenness and immorality. Source.)
Sadly, many Christians do not understand the danger of how a book series of a “Christian” author could be bad. That is why I feel the need to write this article. I am not trying to attack C.S. Lewis. This article is to encourage Christians to seek God and to seek to know what God shows them about C.S. Lewis and The Chronicles of Narnia.

The Chronicles of Narnia begins in WW2 during the bombing of London. Four Pevensie kids, Lucy, Edmund, Peter, and Susan are sent to stay with Professor Digory Kirke during the war. In this first book, Lucy steps through a magic wardrobe and arrives in a mystical world called “Narnia”. She meets a faun (half man-half goat) called Mr. Tumnus. 
(A dryad from one of the Narnia movies. Source.)

In this magical world, animals can talk, pagan deities called river gods, nymphs, and dryads live in the rivers and in the trees. Mythical creatures including satyrs (similar to fauns), centaurs, merpeople (mermaid), minotaurs, ogres, unicorns, gouls, a phoenix, half-breed (half man-half driad), naiads, etc. populated Narnia (7). All these creatures come from paganism.

(Photo: A phoenix rising. Source.)
One of these mythical creatures, the phoenix (which can be found in an apple orchard in The Magician's Nephew) is a mythical bird which Freemasonry and occultists use as a universal symbol. Manly P. Hall, who was an occultist and a 33rd degree Freemason, wrote:

“Among the ancients a fabulous bird called the Phoenix is described by early writers … The Phoenix, it is said, lives for 500 years, and at its death its body opens and the new born Phoenix emerges.  Because of this symbolism, the Phoenix is generally regarded as representing immortality and resurrection … The Phoenix is one sign of the secret orders of the ancient world and of the initiate of those orders….” (5) [pp. 176-77]

(Photo: Lucy looks at a "Spell that Cureth Toothache". Source.)
Manly P. Hall was speaking of Freemasonry (and other mystery religions) in the quote above. C.S. Lewis was probably not a mason, but he was fascinated with aspects of magic and the occult and those things fill the Narnia books. As one example, Lucy finds a magic spell book (or a book of incantations, which are also spells) on an island populated by invisible “monopods” in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (9). She uses this magic spell book to cast a spell, turning the invisible monopods visible (9).

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Spell-casting is practiced by witches today and magic spell books can be found in occult bookstores. Bob Johnson, a practitioner in the occult, wrote:

“The tools of magick are spells, talismans (charms and objects), potions, rituals, and ceremonies. They are all used to achieve a desired result. For example, witchcraft has spells for obtaining money.... Witchcraft spells can get you that raise...” (8)

Spells are real and they are evil. God forbids using spells and all forms of witchcraft (or sorcery)!

Deuteronomy 18:9-12 (emphasis 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.

The Chronicles of Narnia promotes sorcery as something that can be used for “good” or for “evil.” Jadis, the “White Witch”, put a curse on Narnia causing the world of Narnia to be covered by ice and snow for a long time (10). That is an example of “evil” magic. Lucy’s spell of visibility was presented as “good” magic. Magic (sorcery) is still magic. It is an abomination to God (Deut. 18:9-12).

David J. Meyer Exposes C.S. Lewis

The late Pastor David J. Meyer was a real witch (or sorcerer) before getting saved and becoming a pastor. He wrote this about C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia:

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. Isn’t it strange, though, that many “Christian” churches and organizations have used The Chronicles of Narnia as Sunday School curriculum?” (Meyer) (bold / underline added)

This former witch who became a Christian said, “As a former witch … I know that the works of C.S. Lewis are required reading by neophyte witches…” That is very important to remember. Meyer also stated that “This includes The Chronicles of Narnia, because it teaches neophyte, or new witches, the basic mindset of the craft.”

As an example of the witchcraft found in The Chronicles of Narnia, Meyer quoted from Prince Caspian (from pg. 152):

(Photo: A priest of Bacchus (middle). Source.)
‘“The crowd and dance round Aslan (for it had become a dance once more) grew so thick and rapid that Lucy was confused. [...] One was a youth, dressed only in a fawn skin, with vine leaves wreathed in his curly hair. His face [...] looked so extremely wild. [...] He seemed to have a great many names – Bromios, Bassareus, and the Ram were three of them. There were a lot of girls with him, as wild as he. [...] And everybody was [...] shouting out, ‘EUAN, EUAN, EU-oi-oi-oi.’”
Those strange words EUAN, EUAN, EU-oi-oi-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. […] [Paragraph spacing added.]
(Photo: A bonfire on a midsummer festival. Source.)
“[…] Then the whole party moved off – Aslan leading. Bacchus and his Maenads leaping, […] Then three or four Red Dwarfs came forward […] and set light to the pile, […] and [it] finally roared as a woodland bonfire on midsummer night ought to do. And every-one sat down in a wide circle around it. Then Bacchus and Silenus and the Maenads began a dance, far wilder than the dance of the trees, not merely a dance for fun and beauty (though it was that too), but a magic dance of plenty, and where their hands touched, and where their feet fell, the feast came into existence. Sides of roasted meat that filled the grove with delicious smell, and wheaten cakes and oaten cakes…”

The above is clearly a description of a witches’ sabat of Midsummer or the Summer Solstice, and it is described as such in perfect detail. Certainly by now enough is known to denounce this work as satanic and antichrist.’ (Meyer) [bold / underline added]

Please read this quote again and think about it. Is this pagan feast of midsummer something a parent would want his or her kids to be part of? Is this something a Christian should be part of? Is The Chronicles of Narnia something beneficial to kids? If you are a Christian, you really need to seek God on this and repent from anything God shows you to repent from. God hates witchcraft and paganism. We are to have nothing to do with the ways of this world.

Ephesians 5:11 says: “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.”

2 Corinthians 6 gives us this instruction…

2 Corinthians 6:14-17 (bold / underline added)
14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
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.

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Ephesians 2:8-9
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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(1) “Box Office History for Chronicles of Narnia Movies.” Nash Information Services, LLC. n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

(2) "C.S. Lewis Biography." A&E Television Networks, LLC. n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

(3) Green, Roger Lancelyn. C.S. Lewis: A Biography, Revised Edition (Orlando, FL: Harcourt Inc., 1974), page 30, 274.

(4) "Olympic gods and C. S. Lewis." Feb. 2006. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

(5) Hall, Manly P. The Phoenix: An Illustrated Review of Occultism and Philosophy. Whitefish: Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010. Print.

(6) Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin, 1987. Print.

(7) "Beast." Wikia, Inc. n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

(8) Johnson, Bob. “Corporate Magick: Mystical Tools for Business Success.” n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

(9) "Book of Incantations." Wikia, Inc. n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

(10) “Jadis.” Wikia, Inc. n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

Meyer, David J. "The Witchcraft of the Narnia Chronicles." n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014.

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