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Thursday, June 1, 2017

The Occult in Narnia, Part 3 - ASLAN and BACCHUS - Narnia's Occult Agenda

The Occult in Narnia, Part 3 - Aslan and Bacchus 

(Narnia's Occult Agenda)


C.S. Lewis, the author of The Chronicles of Narnia, claimed to be a Christian, but did his writings reflect he was a Christian? What we need to know is what C.S. Lewis' books for children portray their protagonists like, especially the lion character Aslan. Aslan is the giant cat that befriended Lucy and her siblings. Throughout the Narnia books, Lucy is certainly the main protagonist, and Aslan is her companion, who she admires and loves. Many Christians have said that Aslan is an allegorical figure of Christ, but is that what C.S. Lewis really intended? 

Was Aslan Really Allegorical or Not? 


In a letter addressed to Mrs. Hook (from 1958), C.S. Lewis wrote:  

"[Aslan] is an invention giving an imaginary answer to the question ‘What might Christ become like if there really were a world like Narnia and He choose to be incarnate and die and rise again in that world as He actually has done in ours?’ This is not allegory at all." [1]

NarniaWeb wrote: 'According to Lewis, an author puts into an allegory “only
what he already knows,” but in a myth, he puts “what he does not yet know
and could not come by in any other way.”' [1]. Lewis said that Narnia was a myth, not an allegory.

Lewis wrote to a lady named Sophia Storr: When I started The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, I don’t think I foresaw what Aslan was going to do and suffer. I think He just insisted on behaving in His own way.” [1]

Instead of C.S. Lewis planning out how to make a symbol of Christ, he imagined a mythical land in which a Christ-like lion existed. This lion could do things that the real Jesus Christ never did, and live out his life in a make-believe world that was not constrained to the format of an allegory. {See "References" section [1].} 

C.S. Lewis wrote about the difference between Narnia and allegories like Pilgrim's Progress in a letter "to a lady" from December 29, 1958:

"Allegory and such supposals differ because they mix the real and the unreal in different ways. Bunyan's picture of Giant Despair does not start from supposal at all. It is not a supposition but a fact that despair can capture and imprison a human soul. What is unreal (fictional) is the giant, the castle, and the dungeon. The Incarnation of Christ in another world is mere supposal; but granted the supposition, He would really have been a physical object in that world as He was in Palestine and His death on the Stone Table would have been a physical event no less than his death on Calvary." [2]

That is telling. Aslan is not a direct representation of Jesus Christ in the same way that "Giant Despair" (in John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress) represents the feeling of despair people face. But the Aslan character is more than just a "supposal." He had a role to play in promoting a character called Bacchus in another Narnia book. Before we look at that, let's see what a former witch has to say about Narnia.

A Former Witch Speaks Out About Narnia.


The late David J. Meyer, who was a witch that left witchcraft for Jesus Christ, wrote about Narnia and about Aslan, revealing some facts most people wouldn't know. Meyer wrote:

"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?" [3]

You just heard him say that C.S. Lewis' books, including the Narnia books, are required reading for beginner (neophyte) witches. That should be enough reason to stop reading Lewis' books and watching Narnia movies. 

Interestingly, a Catholic website mentioned that pagans (or Wiccans) read Narnia and Lord of the Rings, and enjoy them:

"Many pagans say that their favorite book in childhood was J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. .... Pagans also read the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis, ...." [4]

David J. Meyer speaks of the significance of the time of year that The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe was released (Dec. 9, 2005). He writes:

"When I saw the release date of this new movie, I was not surprised. December 9th is the 13th day before the witches’ quarter-sabat of Yule. The full cold moon is midway between the release date and the sabat of Yule. The waxing moon is also directly on the equinox on the release date of the movie. This is far too precisely occultic to be coincidental, and the producers of the movie no doubt consulted upper-level witches regarding the perfect day to have the “Chronicles of Narnia” open." [3]

C.S. Lewis places Bacchus, a pagan god of wine, in Narnia.


Later in the article, Meyer wrote how C.S. Lewis included Bacchus, the pagan god of wine and lust in Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia. Meyer wrote:

'Remember, Aslan the lion is esteemed to be the “Christ figure” by so many “Christian” teachers, but with that in mind, consider the following quotes from The Chronicles of Narnia." [3]

From Prince Caspian:

"The crowd and the dance round Aslan (for it had become a dance once more) grew so thick and rapid that Lucy was confused. She never saw where certain other people came from who were soon capering about among the trees. One was a youth, dressed only in a fawn-skin, with vine-leaves wreathed in his curly hair. His face would have been almost too pretty for a boy's, if it had not looked so extremely wild. You felt, as Edmund said when he saw him a few days later, "There's a chap who might do anything—absolutely anything." 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. There was even, unexpectedly, someone on a donkey. And everybody was laughing: and every body was shouting out, "Euan, euan, eu-oi-oi-oi." [5] (bold added)

Meyer writes: 


"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. Consider the following: ..." [3]

From Prince Caspian:

'Bacchus and the Maenads—his fierce, madcap girls—and Silenus were still with them. Lucy, fully rested, jumped up. Everyone was awake, everyone was laughing, flutes were playing, cymbals clashing. Animals, not Talking Animals, were crowding in upon them from every direction.

"What is it, Aslan?" said Lucy, her eyes dancing and her feet wanting to dance.

"Come, children," said he. "Ride on my back again to-day."


"Oh, lovely!" cried Lucy, and both girls climbed on to the warm golden back as they had done no-one knew how many years before. Then the whole party moved off—Aslan leading, Bacchus and his Maenads leaping, rushing, and turning somersaults, the beasts frisking round them, and Silenus and his donkey bringing up the rear. [...]

'Then three or four of the Red Dwarfs came forward with their tinder boxes and set light to the pile, which first crackled, and then blazed, and finally roared as a woodland bonfire on midsummer night ought to do. And everyone sat down in a wide circle around it.


(A Midsummer Eve festival in northern Europe
[Its roots go back to Europe's pagan past.])
'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, ...' [5]

Meyer writes: 

"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." [3]

We need to briefly talk about the "wild girls" and "Maenads" that followed Bacchus, which C.S. Lewis' story speaks of. 

The Paganism of Narnia and the Maenads


The Encyclopedia Britannica (website) describes the Maenads:

"Maenad, female follower of the Greek god of wine, Dionysus. The word maenad comes from the Greek maenades, meaning “mad” or “demented.” During the orgiastic rites of Dionysus, maenads roamed the mountains and forests performing frenzied, ecstatic dances and were believed to be possessed by the god. While under his influence they were supposed to have unusual strength, including the ability to tear animals or people to pieces (the fate met by the mythical hero and poet Orpheus). In Roman religion, Dionysus’s counterpart was Bacchus, and his female followers were called bacchantes." [6] (bold added)

These "mad" women were believed to be possessed by Dionysus (a.k.a. Bacchus). Demon possession was a problem during ancient times (see Luke 8:26-39) just as it is today. That being said, are Bacchus, his mad women, magic, and pagan gods what Christians should let their children read about and watch in the Narnia stories?

What does God's Word, the Bible, have to say about magic, paganism, and witchcraft?

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 tells us to not learn the ways of the heathen in Jeremiah 10:2 — "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.

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References:

[1] "Allegory and Symbolism: Deciphering the Chronicles." narniaweb.com. (pdf)
[2] "Symbolism and Allegory in Lewis." <http://sullivanfiles.net/ http://sullivanfiles.net/lewis/symbolism_allegory.htm>
[3] Meyer, David J. "The Witchcraft of the Narnia Chronicles." lasttrumpetministries.org. 
[4] Miesel, Sandra. "The Witches Next Door." crisismagazine.com.
[5] Lewis, C.S. "Prince Caspian." gutenberg.ca/ebooks
[6] "Maenad [Greek Religion]." britannica.com. (Encyclopedia Britannica, inc.)

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