When I was growing up I was told that Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and the Hobbit were bad. I used to watch Narnia though, and I even was a bit of a fan.
However a couple of years ago, I had someone tell me that Narnia has more sorcery in it than Lord of the Rings. I started looking into Narnia and found out not all was what it appeared to be. Narnia is set in a fictional realm, fantasy world of magic, mythical beasts.
“Aslan, also known as The Great Lion, is the creator and one true king of the world of Narnia, and generally a figure of all that is good.”
Now, I have been told that Aslan is supposed to be Jesus Christ. Well if he is, this quote from Chapter 17 does not sound like Jesus to me.
“He’ll be coming and going. One day you’ll see him and another you won’t. He doesn’t like being tied down – and of course he has other countries to attend to. It’s quite all right. He’ll often drop in. Only you mustn’t press him. He’s wild, you know. Not like a tame lion.”
―Mr. Beaver (Chapter 17) (//narnia.wikia.com/wiki/Aslan)
You see what it says, he will often drop in. Jesus just doesn’t “drop in” when He feels like it.
The Bible says:
Jeremiah 23:23-24 (ERV)
23 This message is from the Lord.
“I am God, and I am always near.
I am not far away.
24 Someone might try to hide from me in some hiding place.
But it is easy for me to see that person, says the Lord,
because I am everywhere in heaven and earth.”
That used to bug me when I would watch The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, there would be parts of the movie that they needed Aslan’s help. He was nowhere to be found; they didn’t know when he would appear. God is not like that.
As far as I know, Narnia never comes out and says that Aslan represents Jesus Christ. It appears that Christians have just assumed this to be the case with little or no evidence to back up that claim.
Now the Bible does describe the Lord as being “like a lion”.
Hosea 11:10 (ERV)
I, the Lord, will roar like a lion,
and my children will come and follow me.
They will come from the west,
shaking with fear.
However the Bible also describes the devil “like a roaring lion” as well.
1 Peter 5:8 (ERV)
Control yourselves and be careful! The devil is your enemy, and he goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to attack and eat.
So is Aslan supposed to represent Jesus Christ, or is he supposed to represent Satan? Something to think about.
It’s interesting that Narnia has elements that are similar to Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Why would a Christian author promote cultist ideas and imagery?
Magic (Copied from //narnia.wikia.com/wiki/Magic)
Magic was a powerful force in the world of Narnia and some other worlds, used to override the laws of physics and nature that existed.
Different worlds have different magical strength. For example, Narnia has very strong magic, Charn has moderate magic, and Earth has apparently no magic at all.
Those who possessed magical ability sometimes had the potential to control, manipulate, or otherwise influence reality to fit one’s goals or ends, to help or hinder, to protect, harm or kill. A rare few possessed an innate affinity for magic, like, for example, the star people.
The star people were made of magic. They could be any form they wished, for they had no true form. The properties, origins, and general understandings of magic, however, remain unknown or uncertain.
Humans do not have any inborn magical talent or connection, though they, along with any sentient being, could become involved in a magical event, or could conduct someone else’s magical ability by extension. The self-proclaimed human “magician”, Andrew Ketterley, clumsily experimented with magic in a foolish manner on Earth.
True magicians tended to be stars, nymphs, gods, (demons) , hags, fairies and witches, who could invoke magical rituals of their kind, good or evil. Magicians could conjure power, and cast spells that would alter the flow of nature’s reality. It is unconfirmed, but there is a strong possibility that Aslan may be the higher entity who regulates the flow of magical elements in Narnia.
To those from Earth, any of Aslan’s divine abilities were often perceived as magical.
Known Practitioners of Magic
Known Narnians who wielded some degree of true magical ability include: –
- Andrew Ketterley (Not in fact a real magician, or someone with magical blood in him, but one who gained knowledge of magic, by finding a box with magic dust inside that he insisted was from the lost continent of Atlantis).
- Lady of the Green Kirtle
- Mrs. Lefay
Now wait a minute…gods, demons, and witches invoke magical rituals that are good? What false god, demon, or witch do you know that does a good magical ritual? I don’t know of one.
Now out of all of this, what is this magic? Does it come from the true creator God…or is it witchcraft?