Lewis use of pagan imagery in his Narnia books and other fiction (most notably Till We Have Faces, which is a retelling of a pagan myth) reflects his conviction that paganism, at its best, is a preparation for the gospel that contains many elements of truth.
Posted by: Mark Shea at Dec 1, 2005 10:45:57 AM
Right there, that sums up the problem with CS Lewis books, and his Narnia series, then I could describe in 5 paragraphs. Going along with their false premise that the "gods" of false religions represent at the very least archetypes of "god": Let's not forget the Catholic church teaches this about pagan religions:
843 The Catholic Church recognizes in other religions that search, among shadows and images, for the God who is unknown yet near since he gives life and breath and all things and wants all men to be saved. Thus, the Church considers all goodness and truth found in these religions as "a preparation for the Gospel and given by him who enlightens all men that they may at length have life."332
The religion that heads Mystery Babylon would never warn people as Christians discern that the false "gods" of other religions are evil spirits or Satan himself. They may warn of idolatry and "errors' but when the premise is that every false religion seeks after God, instead of warning of Baal worship, there is a problem. There is a seeking after "truths" in pagan religions and a promotion of universalism. There is no doubt in my mind, that there are aspects of entertainment being used for "programming" as it were, in this case to help embrace a paganized false "Christianity" [overt sun worship included].
One manifestation of this in Catholic circles are the teachings where they tell people that pagan religions and traditions can be 'christianized". So when one watches the first Narnia movie, brains remain sleeping, when one of the "heros' of the movie is a representative of the cloven footed PAN [a representative of Satan]. This character is not called Pan thought but Mr. Tumnus, [a name very similar to Tammuz which was a pagan sun "god" that is warned about in the book of Ezekial chapt 8. "Ezekiel 8:13 He said also unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations that they do. 14 Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the LORD'S house which was toward the north; and, behold, there sat women weeping for Tammuz.". Vertumnus another similar name was a Roman "god" of orchards. Is that name by accident?, I don't think so!
The "eternal winter" that Narnia is cursed under even here fits into the sun-worship connected to pagan Baal "worship of the creation" religions and Mystery Babylon, when the false pagan gods were praised and called on for the seasons of the year and to bring spring. [Otherwise why celebrate the winter and spring solstices or the birth of the sun?]
Remember these books are being sold in the Christian world as an allegory for "jesus" where these folks say Aslan is representative of him, and as supposedly imparting a Christian message. One can go to mainstream Christian websites and see the movies and books being advertised and heavily promoted. There are many books that have been published presenting the "Christian" aspects of Narnia:
The two things I've already discussed are just a tip of the iceberg as to the occult symbology in Narnia [the movie, as well as the series of books is INTENSE]. Even the" wardrobe" in The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, that leads to another world, is related to occult symbology that is related to crossing thresholds, and altered states of conciousness. Even witches [including Starhawk who is popular in UU circles] recognize the occult teachings and witchcraft in these books.
Reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe just acouple years ago to remind myself of what I saw as a child in this book in Catholic school, I saw the things listed above, as well as many others. Aslan's abilities and the witch's powers are referred to as DEEP MAGIC [Aslan's "Magic" the even DEEPER Magic]. For all the children being told Aslan represents "jesus", [by the way I was told this, YEARS ago in Catholic school, where no classroom ever failed to have the complete set of books past 2nd grade!], the deception is deep. Think about the blasphemy there. There are demons presented as good, the "White witch" directly kills Aslan.
Later on in the book and movie, Aslan is killed by a knife which is disturbing because in all the warnings of Satanic sacrifices, and rituals, that is how it is done. Even when the knife is described in the book [lets not forget this is a book for "children"!], the knife is described as an an athame[which is a name for ceremonial knives in paganism and witchcraft]
Here is even more blasphemy: "Who will take him out of my hand then" [blasphemy against the Word of God by Satan]
From the book "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe"
"The Witch bared her arms as she had bared them the previous night when it had been Edmund instead of Aslan. Then she began to whet her knife. It looked to the children, when the gleam of the torchlight fell on it, as if the knife were made of stone, not of steel and it was a strange and evil shape.
At last she drew near. She stood by Aslan's head. Her face was working and twitching with passion, but his looked up at the sky, still quiet niether angry nor afraid, but a little sad. Then, just before she gave the blow, she stooped down and said in a quivering voice.
And now who has won? Fool, did you think that by all this you would save the human traitor? Now I will kill you instead of him as our pact was and so the Deep Magic will be appeased. But when you are dead what will prevent me from killing him as well? And who will take him out of my hand then? Understand you have given me Narnia forever, you have lost your own life and you have not saved his. In that knowledge despair and die.
The children did not see the actual moment of the killing. They couldn't bear to look and had covered their eyes.
Berit Kjos states:
Her [speaking of the witch] ritual sacrifice
of Aslan has more in common with the ancient blood sacrifices to cultural gods (whether Hindu, Mayan, Inca or Babylonian) than with the crucifixion of our
Lord. Small wonder the movie director chose a sacrificial setting for Aslan that looks strangely like the ancient ritual stones and pillars at Stonehenge, now a gathering place for the world's fast-growing networks of neopagans.
How satanic and sickening!
After Aslan is back to life...[this is to show the use of the phrase "deeper magic":
"It means," said Aslan, that though the Witch knew the deeper Magic, there is a magic deeper still she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time"
Whoever thought these books and their movie spin-offs were OK for kids? Well now they are promoting this year's movie, which is "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader". Last year's movie was Prince Caspian, all best to be avoided. Do your research too here, the books are full of paganism throughout, more here.