Chronicles of Witchcraft...yes, the church has embraced things that are an abomination unto the LORD
Before walking away from this and rejecting it without hearing it out first remember what God’s word says in regards to rejecting something before hearing it first:
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. Proverbs 18:13
Essentially if you do not hear this out but instead wish to keep to your own answers without investigating it first God’s word labels you as a fool. Please take the time to avoid being foolish by walking away from the truth.
The excerpts further below in this study contain many but not all of the examples of CS Lewis’ usage of occult vernacular. In an attempt to decrease the content down as best as possible only the key points ‘...’ will be utilized to indicate portions of excluded text that did not offer substantive value towards the purpose of this study.
The purpose here is not for anyone to understand the storyline per se but to see the elements within the writings that pertain to the occult (mysticism, etc). So the context will no doubt be skewed but the intent here is not to tell the story over in any way but to demonstrate the usage of occult (mysticism) vernacular to tell supposedly tell of God’s story and to demonstrate why this is not at all anything that is approved of by God but that it stands in stark contrast against His character, against the things that God abhors.
Note: You will see this, ‘Note:’ where additional external information is added to help explain terms and concepts, etc. This, no doubt, is not a complete work as many terms and concepts were likely missed. This study, however, pulls more than what is necessary to fully demonstrate that CS Lewis was indeed not just fascinated with the occult (mysticism) but that he had a firm grasp of it. This work is solely intended to show clearly that dabbling in the occult at any level is an abomination to the one true God.
“___” will also be used to underline obvious terms and concepts of the occult (mysticism). A lot of these terms and concepts will be captured in this study but no doubt many more will have been missed due this being essentially done via a word search based off the most common occult terms that could be easily found on the web. There are many other studies by believers posted on the web that go into similar details as this one but perhaps not as exhaustive. These other studies also include much deeper dives into specific examples and they give exhaustive explanations as to how the symbolism used by CS Lewis is in fact occult in nature. The intent in this study is not to deal with this primarily although there will be occasions where this was done due to the ease in drawing it out. For the sake of time and intent of purpose, the primary objective will, as best as possible, be adhered to and that is to demonstrate the writer’s usage of things that God hates to be the primary vehicle to retell God’s redemptive plan and overall story of our souls.
Please excuse the lack of order of these excerpts. They should fall within the chapter they were pulled from but the order will not be guaranteed as this was not the purpose of this study. The purpose as already stated is to demonstrate the occult vernacular and some of the mystical ideas that Lewis used in these stories. It is to demonstrate ultimately why God does not approve of these methods, at all.
CS Lewis was and still is Satan's tool. This study will effectively demonstrate this.
One cannot take things, in this case words and concepts, that God abhors and justify them as an imaginative method in telling or in this case the retelling of "Godly" and/or "Biblical" concepts.
If God hates something, we ought not to play with it, even in our imaginations. No, especially in our imaginations. Out of the heart the mouth speaks... (Mathew 12:34). We are to think upon only pure and good things.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Philippians 4:8-9
Think about this, pornography, is “just imagination”. For the consumer of pornography they are only looking at pictures (still and/or moving) and images and reading words that tell of impure sexual things. A lot of people try to justify it as it is 'only in the person’s mind' and as long as they do not act on the thoughts physically then they are “OK” but Jesus emphatically declared quite the contrary!
“But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Matthew 5:28
As for works such as CS Lewis’ work, the Chronicles of Narnia, many people want to justify these as spiritually OK. In their assessments they see them as an innocent retelling of the Biblical story, of the battle between God's ultimate good verses Satan's evil schemes. Only Satan would agree that this assessment is OK.
The following snippet was taken from chapter 14 of the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. CS Lewis apparently attempts here to be humorous in stating that he supposedly held back describing certain things because if he did then “the grownups would probably not let you read this book”. He actually included more than enough throughout his works where any Bible believing, born again, sincere follower of Jesus Christ, should not allow their children to not read this work but any work from this ungodly man that the world tries to pass off as a supposed great theologian of sorts....It is not ad hominem here to say that one should look into what his closest associates described him as including his habits, etc. When discussing whether something or someone is of a Christian nature their personal walks and works are very much in need of examining (yes, judging...!). By their fruits you will know them...
But the important thing to remember here is that his works alone demonstrate enough in that he had an ungodly fixation with the darker worlds of mysticism (the occult)...
“Ogres with monstrous teeth, and wolves, and bull-headed men; spirits of evil trees and poisonous plants; and other creatures whom I won't describe because if I did the grownups would probably not let you read this book - Cruels and Hags and Incubuses, Wraiths, Horrors, Efreets, Sprites, Orknies, Wooses, and Ettins. In fact here were all those who were on the Witch's side and whom the Wolf had summoned at her command. And right in the middle, standing by the Table, was the Witch herself.”
Some definitions (from occult related resources, etc on the internet) of some of the occult vernacular that CS Lewis uses are in order here for the uninformed. Keep in mind that this collection of works uses the occult vernacular throughout:
Ogre in folklore: a man-eating giant.
An incubus is a demon in male form who, according to mythological and legendary traditions, lies upon women in order to engage in sexual activity with them. Its female counterpart is a succubus.
A hag is a wizened old woman, or a kind of fairy or goddess having the appearance of such a woman, often found in folklore and children's tales such as Hansel and Gretel. Hags are often seen as malevolent, but may also be one of the chosen forms of shapeshifting deities, such as the Morrígan or Badb, who are seen as neither wholly beneficent nor malevolent.
A Wraith is a ghost or ghostlike image of someone, especially one seen shortly before or after their death.
Efreets are unpredictable creatures with fiery forms and spectacular magical powers. They are a type of genie native to the Elemental Plane of Fire. The efreet are genies from the Plane of Fire. An efreeti stands about 12 feet tall and weighs 2,000 pounds.
A sprite is a supernatural legendary creature. They are often depicted as fairy, ghost and/or elf-like creatures.
In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the Ettin is a giant-like creature. The creatures' name derives from Old English eoten 'giant', a word cognate with the Jötunn giants of Norse mythology.
The point here is that we do not need to use the tools of the occult to tell God’s story that we already have the Bible. Using things that God says are an abomination to Him in order to retell His story in any capacity is an insult to God and goes contrary to His character. He hates these things.
As per God speaking through the profit Haggai, we cannot take something dead or unclean and just call it good because we want it to be good. If it is dead and we mess with it we are dead (unclean) ourselves...
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying, If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No. Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered and said, It shall be unclean.Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean. Haggai 2:11-14
As already mentioned, if God abhors something, we ought not to mess with it whether in our imaginations or at any level for that matter. Anything that God calls as an abomination we are not at liberty to use no matter what we try to pass it off as. For the true Christian the ends do not justify the means in this manner...
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. 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, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 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. Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 18:10-13
Sadly enough, whether intentional or not, what CS Lewis has done is introduced generations of souls (whom Jesus Christ died for...) to the occult through his literature very much in the same that Francis Bacon, Shakespeare and others in the past introduced political ideals to the masses within their works...
Instead of praising the demonic works of CS Lewis we ought to be busy showing people why they are contrary to God’s character and why God hates them so. We ought to be as the believers did in the book of Acts where they stood up and denounced these evils in such a way that people became believers and rejected the evils associated with the occult such as things pertaining to sorcery and the likes. We need to see people burning the books as the converts did in Paul’s time instead of reading them.
Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto them. And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were healed. And there was great joy in that city. But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with sorceries. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Acts 8:5-12
Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. Acts 19:13-20
O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? Galatians 3:1
As I got deeper into the study I began to realize that essentially I was copying and pasting literally the entire book as it is riddled end to end with occult vernacular and concepts. I choose to instead stop after doing the search on the “magic” which itself yielded 192 instances of the root word magic and all it’s variants.
The word ‘spell’ was utilized directly some 41 times.
“Witch” was utilized directly 280 times. Many try to justify Lewis’ use of Jadis, the white witch as an adequate analogy of Satan but there is a fundamental error in this in that Satan began as a perfect and good Angel who fell. Jadis was a witch prior to supposedly turning evil. God never ever justifies any witch to be good but instead commands that they be put to death. There is no such thing as a good witch or good magic for that matter.
Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. Exodus 22:18
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, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 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. Deuteronomy 18:10-12
The following are some excerpts taken from the Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis that demonstrate the unbiblical and ungodly nature of the writing.
Excerpts taken from The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe:
"It's - it's a magic wardrobe. There's a wood inside it, and it's snowing, and there's a Faun and a Witch and it's called Narnia; come and see."
Note: The faun is a half human–half goat (from the head to the waist being human, but with the addition of goat horns) manifestation of forest and animal spirits that would help or hinder humans at whim. (Wiki)
She did not shut it properly because she knew that it is very silly to shut oneself into a wardrobe, even if it is not a magic one.
“...I can't do it now, the magic will only work once.... “
"I see you were right and it is a magic wardrobe after all. I'll say I'm sorry if you like...”
"The White Witch?"...”...and all the Fauns and Dryads and Naiads and Dwarfs and Animals - at least all the good ones - simply hate her. And she can turn people into stoneand do all kinds of horrible things. And she hasmade a magic so that it is always winter in Narnia - always winter, but it never gets to Christmas. And she drives about on a sledge, drawn by reindeer, with her wand in her hand and a crown on her head."...and when he heard that the Lady he had made friends with was a dangerous witchhe felt even more uncomfortable.
Note: dryads (in folklore and Greek mythology) a nymph inhabiting a forest or a tree, especially an oak tree. Also in Greek mythology, the Naiads were a type of water nymph (female spirit) who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of fresh water. (wiki)
...some magic in the house had come to life and was chasing them into Narnia they seemed to find themselves being followed everywhere...
Title of this chapter is IN THE WITCH'SHOUSE
...and there's nothing that spoils the taste of good ordinary food half so much as the memory of bad magicfood.
...were really the spirits of trees. There was the great shape of a centaurand a winged horse and a long lithe creature that Edmund took to be adragon...
Title of this chapter is THE SPELL BEGINS TO BREAK
But they were far bigger than the Witch'sreindeer... Some of the pictures ofFather Christmas in our world make him look only funny and jolly...TheWitch's magic is weakening."
And Lucy felt running through her that deep shiver of gladness which you only get if you are being solemn and still..."And now," said Father Christmas, "for your presents. There is a new and better sewing machine for you, Mrs Beaver. I will drop it in your house as, I pass."
"If you please, sir," said Mrs Beaver, making a curtsey. "It's locked up." "Locks and bolts make no difference to me," said Father Christmas.
Note: At first I thought it may have been an accidental coincidence that the following wording seemed sexual in nature but there are too many instances here to conclude otherwise. Occult vernacular is also riddled throughout. It is commonplace in the occult to utilize sexual ideologies through practices and communications as such. One may find room within some sort of twisted reasoning to dismiss the potential sexual overtones of the following but the occult vernacular is present regardless.
"Are you my councillor or my slave?" said the Witch. "Do as you're told. Tie the hands of the human creature behind it and keep hold of the end ofthe rope. And take your whip. And cut the harness of the reindeer; they'll find their own way home." The dwarf obeyed, and in a few minutes Edmund found himself being forced to walk as fast as he could with hishands tiedbehind him. He kept on slipping in the slush and mud and wet grass, and every time he slipped the dwarf gave him a curse and sometimes a flick with the whip. The Witch walked behind the dwarf and kept on saying, "Faster! Faster!" Every moment the patches of green grew bigger and the patches of spow grew smaller. Every moment more and more of the trees shook off their robes of snow. Soon, wherever you looked, instead of white shapes you saw the dark green of firs or the blackpricklybranches of bare oaks and beeches and elms. Then the mist turned from white to gold and presently cleared away altogether. Shafts ofdelicioussunlight struck down on to the forest floor and overhead you could see a blue sky between the tree tops.
There were four great centaurs.
Note: Centaurs were mentioned 34 times throughout these stories. Centaurs are mythological creatures with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse (see wiki).
They had been just as surprised as Edmund when they saw the winter vanishing and the whole wood passing in a few hours or so from January to May. They hadn't even known for certain (as the Witch did) that this was what would happen when Aslan came to Narnia. But they all knew that it was her spells which had produced the endless winter; and therefore they all knew when this magic spring began that something had gone wrong, and badly wrong, with the Witch's schemes. And after the thaw had been going on for some time they all realized that the Witchwould no longer be able to use her sledge.
"No," said the Witch. "There need be no flying. Go quickly. Summon all our people to meet me here as speedily as they can. Call out the giants and the werewolves and the spirits of those trees who are on our side. Call the Ghouls, and the Boggles, the Ogres and the Minotaurs. Call the Cruels, the Hags, the Spectres, and the people of the Toadstools. We will fight. What? Have I not still my wand? Will not their ranks turn into stone even as they come on? Be off quickly, I have a little thing to finish here while you are away."
Title of this chapter is “DEEP MAGIC FROM THE DAWN OF TIME
in reality the stump and the boulder were simply the Witchand the dwarf. For it was part of her magic that she could make things look like what they aren't, and she had the presence of mind to do so at the very moment when the knife was knocked out of her hand. She had kept hold of herwand, so it had been kept safe, too.
"Have you forgotten the Deep Magic?" asked the Witch.
"Tell us of this Deep Magic."
"Tell you?" said the Witch... “know the Magic”
"Fool," said the Witch with a savage smile that was almost a snarl, "...He knows the Deep Magic better than that.
“...do something about the Deep Magic..?" "Work against the Emperor'sMagic?"
Title of this chapter is “THE TRIUMPH OF THE WITCH”
Ogres with monstrous teeth, and wolves, and bull-headed men; spirits of evil trees and poisonous plants; and other creatures whom I won't describe because if I did the grownups would probably not let you read this book - Cruels and Hags and Incubuses, Wraiths, Horrors, Efreets, Sprites, Orknies, Wooses, and Ettins. In fact here were all those who were on the Witch's side and whom the Wolf had summoned at her command. And right in the middle, standing by the Table, was the Witch herself.
“...as our pact was and so the Deep Magic”
Title of this chapter is “DEEPER MAGIC FROM BEFORE THE DAWN OF TIME”
"What does it mean? Is it magic?"..."It is more magic."
"that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know: Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation...”
Note: Incantation defined: a series of words said as a magic spell or charm.
Excerpts taken from PRINCE CASPIAN:
They had opened the door of a magic wardrobe and found themselves in a quite different world from ours, and in that different world they had become Kings and Queens in a country called Narnia.
"Look sharp!" shouted Edmund. "All catch hands and keep together. This is magic- I can tell by the feeling. Quick!"
Edmund had put down his coat on the station seat just before the magic overtook them, and he and Peter took it in turns to carry Peter's great-coat.
The greatest of all the wood-people, Pomona herself, came to put good spells on it.
...more than half full of the magical cordial which would heal almost every wound and every illness
But whether by some magic in the air of the treasure chamber or not
Once there was a White Witch and she made herself Queen of the whole country. And she made it so that it was always winter. And then two boys and two girls came from somewhere and so they killed the Witch and they were made Kings and Queens of Narnia, and their names were Peter and Susan and Edmund and Lucy.
You can gather learned magicians and try to find a way of awaking the trees once more. You can search through all the nooks and wild places of the land to see if any Fauns or Talking Beasts or Dwarfs are perhaps still alive in hiding."
Note: a Dwarf is thought to be a member of a mythical race of short, stocky humanlike creatures who are generally skilled in mining and metalworking.
“Then it's true about the Kings and Queens too, and about the White Witch?...”
He learned... Alchemy, and Astronomy...Of Magic he learned only the theory, for Doctor Cornelius said the practical part was not proper study for princes. "And I myself," he added, "am only a very imperfect magicianand can do only the smallest experiments."
"I am a very minor magician but I can at least contrive a charmed sleep."
"What friend have I in the wide world except your Majesty? And I have a little magic.
"...Many terrors I endured, many spells did I utter, to find it, when I was still young. It is themagic horn ... whoever blows it shall have strange help - no one can say how strange. It may have the power to call Queen Lucy and King Edmund and Queen Susan and High King Peter back from the past, and they will set all to rights. It may be that it will call up Asian himself. Take it, King Caspian: but do not use it except at your greatest need...”
...with his sword on his left hip and Queen Susan's magic horn on his right.
This is one of the cursed Telmarines.
"I'll believe in anyone or anything," said Nikabrik, "that'll batter these cursedTelmarine barbarians to pieces or drive them out of Narnia. Anyone or anything, Aslan or the White Witch, do you understand?"
"if only we could wake the spirits of these trees and this well, we should have done a good day's work."
"We have no power over them...”
"By a little use of simple magic, ..." ..."... We must all fly from this place at once. ..."
“It lies within the skirts of the Great Woods and it is a huge mound which Narnians raised in very ancient times over a very magical place, where there stood - and perhaps still stands - a very magical Stone...”
But in the secret and magical chamber ...it was too magic a thing for any common use.
There's no good raising hopes of magical help which (as I think) are sure to be disappointed.
This, where we now sit, is the most ancient and most deeply magical of all, and here, I think, the answer is likeliest to come.
“That sometimes has an effect in operations of White Magic”
...sending me down `to the ghosts in the full ceremonial way...
"... it was the horn - your own horn...that dragged us all off that seat on the platform..."
"...if you believe in magic at all... stories about magic forcing people out of one place - out of one world - into another...magician in The Arabian Nights calls up a Jinn, it has to come. We had to come, just like that." "Yes," said Peter, "I suppose what makes it feel so queer is that in the stories it's always someone in our world who does the calling. One doesn't really think about where the Jinn's coming from." "And now we know what it feels like for the Jinn...”It's a bit uncomfortable to know that we can be”.
Note: In the above paragraph Lewis essentially by the mere mention of the Arabian Nights gives the readers justification to go and read that as well. The Arabian Nights can be researched without reading it. It is fraught with tales of magic. Jinn is essentially a magical genie. It is noted that the Arabian Nights stories contain stories of many natures which includes magic, .and “burlesques and various forms of erotica” (see Wikipedia).
At one moment they seemed to be the friendly, lovely giant and giantess forms which the tree-people put on when some good magic has called them into full life: next moment they all looked like trees again.
But there must have been magic in his mane.
...And I have no use for magic lions which are talking lions and don't talk, and friendly lions though they don't do us any good, and whopping big lions though nobody can see them...The others had only Lucy's directions to guide them, for Aslan was not only invisible to them but silent as well. His big cat-like paws made no noise on the grass.
Note: it is not difficult to see the dangers in Anthropomorphism. Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, and intentions to non-human entities (see wiki). Societies throughout the ages have had a fixation with replacing God with anything but Him including animals. This process was alluded to by Paul in his letter to the Romans and we see that this has progressed through the years to what we today in the embracing of evolution which is where people essentially believe that humans evolved over the eons from the goo of yesterday’s far past through animals to the higher life forms known as the humans of today. When animals spoke in the Bible such as did the donkey we know that it was God working miraculously through the donkey to speak to a man who essentially was “hard of hearing”. The serpent speaking in the garden was Satan...
For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Romans 1:20-23
"... magicin it...you master magician, you know-all..."
"WorshipfulMaster Doctor," came a thin, whining voice. "So please you, I'm only a poor old woman, I am, and very obliged to his Worshipful Dwarfship for his friendship, I'm sure. His Majesty, bless his handsome face, has no need to be afraid of an old woman that's nearly doubled up with the rheumatics and hasn't two sticks to put under her kettle. I have some poor little skill - not like yours, Master Doctor, of course - in small spellsand cantrips that I'd be glad to use against our enemies if it was agreeable to all concerned. For I hate 'em. Oh yes. No one hates better than me."
Cantrip...From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...is a word of Scots origin to mean a magical spell of any kind...It can also be a witch's trick, or a sham...
"... The Witch is dead....What does Nikabrik mean by calling on the Witch?" ... The Worshipful Master Doctor ... who ever heard of a witchthat really died? You can always get them back." "Call her up," ..."We are all ready. Draw the circle. Prepare the blue fire." ...Black sorcery and the calling up of an accursed ghost. And I see who your companions are-a Hag and a Werewolf!"
Note: A werewolf is thought to be a person who changes for periods of time into a wolf, typically when there is a full moon.
“...The stories tell of other powers beside the ancient Kings and Queens. How if we could call them up?"
"I mean a power so much greater than Aslan's that it held Narnia spellbound for years ..." "The White Witch!" ..."...I mean the Witch...We want power: and we want a power that will be on our side. As for power...Witch ...
“...different with the Witch. They say she ruled for a hundred years: a hundred years of winter. There's power, if you like. There's something practical."
“...We're not afraid of the Witch."
"So that is your plan, Nikabrik! Black sorcery and the calling up of an accursed ghost. And I see who your companions are-a Hag and a Werewolf!"
Note: A hag is a wizened old woman, or a kind of fairy or goddess having the appearance of such a woman, often found in folklore and children's tales such as Hansel and Gretel. Hags are often seen as malevolent, but may also be one of the chosen forms of shapeshifting deities, such as the Morrígan or Badb, who are seen as neither wholly beneficent nor malevolent. From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hag
“...I'll not be shamed because some witchcraft or treason has frozen both your bloods."
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 circleround 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 magicdance of plenty, and where their hands touched, and where their feet fell, the feast came into existence sides of roasted meat that filled the grovewith delicious smell, and wheaten cakes and oaten cakes, honey and many-coloured sugars and cream as thick as porridge and as smooth as still water, peaches, nectarines, pomegranates, pears, grapes, strawberries, raspberries pyramids and cataracts of fruit. Then, in great wooden cups and bowls and mazers, wreathed with ivy, came the wines; dark, thick ones like syrups of mulberry juice, and clear red ones like red jellies liquefied, and yellow wines and green wines and yellow-green and greenish-yellow.
Note: Dionysus is the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility,theatre and religious ecstasy in Greek mythology. Alcohol, especially wine, played an important role in Greek culture with Dionysus being an important reason for this life style... Also known as Bacchus...In Greek mythology, Silenus was a companion and tutor to the wine god Dionysus. He is typically older than the satyrs of the Dionysian retinue (thiasos), and sometimes considerably older, in which case he may be referred to as a Papposilenus. Maenads are the immortal female followers of Dionysus, the god of ritual madness and ecstasy. Their name literally translates as "Raving ones". Often, the Maenads were portrayed as inspired by Dionysus into a state of ecstatic frenzy through a combination of dancing and drunken intoxication. (wikipedia)...See http://www.balaams-ass.com/journal/homemake/lewiswtc.htm for insight into the symbolism in this particular section.
But it was one of the magical places of that world, one of the chinks or chasms between chat world and this.
"And because you have spoken first, strong magic is upon you. Your future in that world shall be good. Come forth."
Excerpts taken from The Voyage of the Dawn Treader:
They had got there of course by Magic
...who knew something about magic,
"I do not know what it means. But the spell of it has been on me all my life."
...they had no more power of sending him back to Cambridge - which was where Uncle Harold lived - than of sending him to the moon...
the great magic horn
The magic fluid reduced the swelling and eased the pain a little but it could not dissolve the gold.
... the turn of Fortune's wheel...show him more than a hundred examples of emperors, kings, dukes, knights, poets, lovers, astronomers, philosophers, and magicians, who had fallen from prosperity into the most distressing circumstances, and of whom many had recovered and lived happily ever afterwards.
Note: The Wheel of Fortune, or Rota Fortunae, is a concept in medieval and ancient philosophy referring to the capricious nature of Fate. The wheel belongs to the goddess Fortuna, who spins it at random, changing the positions of those on the wheel - some suffer great misfortune, others gain windfalls.
"this is a place with a curse on it"
"Their Majesties all seemed a bit bewitched when they came aboard,"
Webster’s 1828: BEWITCH', v.t. [be and witch.] To fascinate; to gain an ascendancy over by charms or incantation; an operation which was formerly supposed to injure the person bewitched, so that he lost his flesh, or behaved in a strange unaccountable manner; ignorant people being inclined to ascribe to evil spirits what they could not account for.
"There's some magic at work here,"
"... a great magician ... this magician ... magician... magician ... he kept all his magic things up there ... and puts a spell on us. An uglifying spell... we were uglified. ... magician...his magic book... a spell for taking off the ugliness...a spell for making people invisible. ...a sweet child she was before she was uglified, ...my little girl she says the spell, for it's got to be a little girl or else the magician himself ... the spell... magician ..."
go to the magic book and find the spell
...but a magician...
...risk the magician...
Title of this chapter is “THE MAGICIAN'SBOOK”
... might be the magician...
... the magic of the house...books bigger than any church Bible you have ever seen, all bound in leather and smelling old and learned andmagical...the Book, the MagicBook... she turned to shut the door. It wouldn't shut...The Chief Voice had not been able to give her any idea whereabouts in the Book the spellfor making things visible came...when she touched it as if it were full of electricity...and round the big coloured capital letters at the beginning of each spell, there were pictures. There was no title page or title; the spellsbegan straight away... They were cures for warts (by washing your hands in moonlight in a silver basin) and toothache and cramp, and a spell for taking a swarm of bees. The picture of the man with toothache was so lifelike that it would have set your round the fourth spell looked for a moment as if they were really flying. Lucy could hardly tear herself away from that first page, but when she turned over, the next was just as interesting. "But I must get on," she told herself. And on she went for about thirty pages which, if she could have remembered them, would have taught her how to find buried treasure, how to remember things forgotten, how to forget things you wanted to forget, how to tell whether anyone was speaking the truth, how to call up(or prevent) wind, fog, snow, sleet or rain, how to produce enchanted sleeps and how to give a man an ass's head (as they did to poor Bottom). And the longer she read the more wonderful and more real the pictures became...An infallible spell to make beautiful her that utterethit beyond the lot of mortals...The first was a picture of a girl standing at a reading-desk reading in a huge book. And the girl was dressed exactly like Lucy. In the next picture Lucy (for the girl in the picture was Lucy herself) was standing up with her mouth open and a rather terrible expression on her face,chanting or reciting something. ..."I will say the spell," ...But when she looked back at the opening words of the spell, there in the middle of the writing, where she felt quite sure there had been no picture before, she found the great face of a lion, of The Lion, Aslan himself, staring into hers...A little later she came to a spell which would let you know what your friends thought about you. Now Lucy had wanted very badly to try the other spell, the one that made you beautiful beyond the lot of mortals...she said the words (nothing will induce me to tell you what they were). Then she waited for something to happen...And all at once she saw the very last thing she expected - a picture of a third-class carriage in a train, with two schoolgirls sitting in it. She knew them at once. They were Marjorie Preston and Anne Featherstone. Only now it was much more than a picture. It was alive...Marjorie was far away in another world...On the next page she came to a spell "for the refreshment of the spirit'...And what Lucy found herself reading was more like a story than a spell...But here part of the magic of the Book came into play. You couldn't turn back...And she never could remember; and ever since that day what Lucy means by a good story is a story which reminds her of the forgotten story in theMagician'sBook...but the first words were A Spell to make hidden things visible. She read it through to make sure of all the hard words and then said it out loud. And she knew at once that it was working because as she spoke the colours came into the capital letters at the top of the page and the pictures began appearing in the margins..."I suppose I've made everything visible... she remembered what she had been told about theMagicianwalking in his bare feet ...For what stood in the doorway was Aslan himself, The Lion, the highest of all High Kings..."I have been here all the time," said he, "but you have just made me visible." "Aslan!" said Lucy almost a little reproachfully. "Don't make fun of me. As if anything 1 could do would make you visible!" "It did," said Aslan. "Do you think I wouldn't obey my own rules?"..."You listened to what your two schoolfellows were saying about you.""Oh that? I never thought that was eavesdropping, Aslan. Wasn't it magic?"..."Spying on people by magic is the same as spying on them in any other way...”
Note: Aslan, who is supposedly God in this supposed “Christian” allegory, never condemns the book of spells he only chides the girl in misusing one particular spell. In regards to the other spells she attempts he does nothing to tell her the dangers of magic which the Bible clearly says to stay away from.
"No," said the Magician, "... waiting for the day when they can begoverned by wisdom instead of this rough magic."
Note: The Magician is referenced many times in this chapter...
...put a spell on him which would make them not believe a word he said.
...a magic table, and at a word from the old man the tablecloth, silver, plates, glasses and food appeared.
... dined ...with the Magician...The mysterious signson the doors were still mysterious but now looked as if they had kind and cheerful meanings, and even the bearded mirror now seemed funny rather than frightening. At dinner everyone had by magic what everyone liked best to eat and drink, and after dinner the Magician did a very useful and beautiful piece of magic. He laid two blank sheets of parchment on the table and asked Drinian to give him an exact account of their voyage up to date: and as Drinian spoke, everything he described came out on the parchment in fine clear lines till at last each sheet was a splendid map of the Eastern Ocean...They were the first maps ever made of those seas and better than any that have been made since without magic... the Magician ... Magiciankept one himself ...
"Fly! Fly! About with your ship and fly! ...” “...We are not used to flying."... "Nevertheless you will fly from here," he gasped. "This is the Island where Dreams come true."
...the Magician magically mended the stern of the Dawn Treader where it had been damaged by the Sear Serpent
"It must be an enchanted sleep," said Lucy. "I felt the moment we landed on this island that it was full of magic. Oh! do you think we have perhaps come here to break it?"
"Too much magic about here..."
The whole place smells of magic...
...helped perhaps by some magic of the island...
“...I have broken the enchantments."
Excerpts taken from The Silver Chair:
"The only way you can - by Magic,"
"You mean we might draw a circle on the ground - and write in queer letters in it - and stand inside it - and recite charms and spells?"
...something magic about you two...
We're under a curse, I expect. If it was allowed, it would be the best thing we could do, to take these knives and drive them into our own hearts."
She is of divine race, and knows neither age nor death.
“...she saved me from some evil enchantment and brought me hither of her exceeding bounty...I am bound by a spell...”
“...For she has found out by art magical that this would hinder my deliverance from the grievous enchantment I lie under. Is not that a lady worthy of a man's whole worship?"
"Had I forgotten it when I was under the spell?"
"He is old, you say. How long then have I been in the power of the witch?'
“... that Queen is a witch and an enemy... magic and treason ..."
"Enchantments, enchantments ...web of evil magic. Buried alive....”...”... If only I could get out of this enchanted chair..." ..."... if I am released from this chair I shall kill you and become a serpent? ... I am enchanted. You are not Earthmen nor witches..."
...the magic was in its full strength; and of course, the more enchanted you get, the more certain you feel that you are not enchanted at all.
There is nothing like a good shock of pain for dissolving certain kinds ofmagic.
"That Witch has laid a train of magic spells...”
"When our swords hacked off the Witch's head, that stroke ended all hermagic works, and now the Deep Lands are falling to pieces. We are looking on the end of Underworld."
Note: The Underworld is a place in religion and mythology where the souls of the recently departed go. (see wiki).
...it stinks of magic...
“...the Witch's country... poor gnomes ... the Witch has called up here bymagic to work for her... the spell broke...We couldn't do anything, or think anything, except what she put into our heads..." "... we freed thegnomesas well as ourselves when we cut off the Witch's head..." "... thosegnomes..." "...You see, we didn't know the Witchwas dead. ...his Honour wasn't on the Witch's side...." "I'll be sworn 'tis an honest gnome...I have been enchanted like you and your fellows... by which the sorceress meant to lead..."
“...And I know not how, as the years pass, I shall bear to remember that it was once in my power to have probed the uttermost pit of Earth and that I forbore...”
... the rhythmicalthump of several feet, and the music of four fiddles, three flutes, and a drum...The people were trim little Fauns, and Dryads... ... the wild music, intensely sweet and yet just the least bit eerie too, and full of good magic as the Witch's thrumming had been full of bad magic - made her feel it all the more.
Note: Do your own study on the adverse effects of rhythm to a person’s soul. Many Christian and non-Christian experts agree that there is an occult connection to music that is overweighed with rhythm and that there are definite affects of this on the mind and soul...Tim Fisher and Frank Garlock as well as many others have studies available on this that clearly demonstrate these dangers. Do the research yourself on this topic as it is too deep of an issue to expand on this here due to the constraints of the core topic of this study. C.S. Lewis whether intentionally or not tapped into this occult concept many time throughout his writings.
Excerpts taken from THE HORSE AND HIS BOY:
“...the accursed but beautiful barbarians who inhabit the remote North."... “...on a night when the moon was at her full, it pleased the gods...”
it pleased fortune and the gods that I fell in with her in the forest when she had ended the rites and sacrifices of Zardeenah according to the custom of maidens...I prepared the necessary sacrifices and married your daughter ...And I commit you to the care of all the gods.'
“...And of course you remember you have promised to come for a whole week to stay with me for the Summer Festival, and there'll be bonfiresand all-night dances of Fauns and Dryads in the heart of the woods and, who knows?-we might see Aslan himself!"
“...And let us order magicians and jugglers and dancing girls and flute players, all to be on board tomorrow night."
...country of perpetual snow and ice inhabited by demons and sorcerers...
"...is a question for the disputations of learned men...the killing of the old enchantress, were effected without the aid of strong magic... are to be expected in that land, which is chiefly inhabited by demons in the shape of beasts that talk like men, and monsters that are half man and half beast... is supported by a demon of hideous aspect and irresistible maleficence who appears in the shape of a Lion.”
"And this change, O most learned Prince, has doubtless been brought to pass by the powerful incantations of those wicked persons who now call themselves kings and queens of Narnia."
...demon that appeared in the form of a lion.
For the truth was that in that golden age when the Witch and the Winter had gone and Peter the High King ruled at Cair Paravel, the smaller woodland people of Narnia were so safe and happy that they were getting a little careless.
...as in a mirror, he could see.. what was going on in the streets of cities far farther south than Tashbaan, or what ships were putting into Redhaven in the remote Seven Isles, or what robbers or wild beasts stirred in the great Western forests between Lantern Waste and Telmar...Aravis and the Horses gazed into it too. They could see it was a magic pool: instead of reflecting the tree and the sky it revealed cloudy and coloured shapes moving, always moving, in its depths. But they could see nothing clearly. The Hermit could and from time to time he told them what he saw. A little while before Shasta rode into his first battle, the Hermit had begun speaking like this: "I see one - two - three ...I see now what Rabadash and his men have been so busy at all day..."
Note: This above passage refers to seers. In this case these are those who see with divination things that others cannot see such as in different places or times. As he does throughout his works, Lewis uses occult concepts such as this and occult vernacular in a so-called attempt to retell God’s plan. Instead what it does is introduce mystical concepts to people who otherwise would not be. Lewis discovered a way to stealthily expose believers and nonbelievers to the dark world of Satan which we know as occultism and mysticism.
"So I do," answered Bree. "But when I speak of the Lion of course I mean Aslan, the great deliverer of Narnia who drove away the Witch and the Winter. All Narnians swear by him."
"Demon! Demon! Demon!" shrieked the Prince. "I know you. You are the foul fiend of Narnia. You are the enemy of the gods. Learn who I am, horrible phantasm. I am descended from Tash, the inexorable, the irresistible. the curse of Tash is upon you. Lightning in the shape of scorpions shall be rained on you. The mountains of Narnia shall be ground into dust. The-"
Excerpts taken from the Magician’s Nephew:
The high-backed chair in front of the fire moved suddenly and there rose up out of it - like a pantomime demon coming up out of a trapdoorthe alarming form of Uncle Andrew. They were not in the empty house at all; they were in Digory's house and in the forbidden study!
"I was learning a good deal in other ways (it wouldn't be proper to explain them to a child) about Magic in general. ... I had to get to know some - well, some devilish queer people, and go through some very disagreeable experiences...One doesn't become a magician for nothing...”
“...I don't mean another planet, you know; they're part of our world and you could get to them if you went far enough - but a really Other World - another Nature another universe - somewhere you would never reach even if you travelled through the space of this universe for ever and ever -a world that could be reached only by Magic - well!"
You don't understand. I am the great scholar, the magician, the adept, who is doing the experiment.
"...I didn't believe in Magic till today. I see now it's real. Well if it is, I suppose all the old fairy tales are more or less true. And you're simply a wicked, cruel magician like the ones in the stories...."
UNCLE ANDREW and his study vanished instantly. Then, for a moment, everything became muddled. The next thing Digory knew was that there was a soft green light coming down on him from above, and darkness below. He didn't seem to be standing on anything, or sitting, or lying. Nothing appeared to be touching him. "I believe I'm in water," said Digory. "Or under water." This frightened him for a second, but almost at once he could feel that he was rushing upwards. Then his head suddenly came out into the air and, he found himself scrambling ashore, out on to smooth grassy ground at the edge of a pool.
Now the truth was that Uncle Andrew, who knew nothing about the Wood between the Worlds, had quite a wrong idea about the rings. The yellow ones weren't "outward" rings and the green ones weren't "homeward" rings; at least, not in the way he thought. The stuff of which both were made had all come from the wood. The stuff in the yellow rings had the power of drawing you into the wood; it was stuff that wanted to get back to its own place, the in-between place. But the stuff in the green rings is stuff that is trying to get out of its own place: so that a green ring would take you out of the wood into a world. Uncle Andrew, you see, was working with things he did not really understand; most magicians are. Of course Digory did not realize the truth quite clearly either, or not till later. But when they had talked it over, they decided to try their green rings on the new pool, just to see what happened.
THERE was no doubt about the Magic this time.
"There's not much point in finding a magic ring that lets you into other worlds ..."
"Magic," whispered Digory. "Can't you feel it? I bet this whole room is just stiff with enchantments. I could feel it the moment we came in."
...enchantedroom, he might have guessed that the enchantment was beginning to work.
“...That's the Magicof it, you see. I can feel it beginning to work on me already."
...due to Magic...
"Who has awaked me? Who has broken the spell?"
"We've come from another world; by Magic,"
There was something about hers that overpowered him.
"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."
"Has your master magician, your uncle, power like mine?"
"May the curse of all the Powersrest upon her forever! ...there was a solemn promise that neither side would use Magic...As if she did not know that I had more Magic than she! She even knew that I had the secret of the Deplorable Word. Did she think - she was always a weakling - that I would not use it?"... "That was the secret of secrets,"... "It had long been known to the great kings of our race that there was a word which, if spoken with the proper ceremonies, would destroy all living things except the one who spoke it. But the ancient kings were weak and softhearted and bound themselves and all who should come after them with great oaths never even to seek after the knowledge of that word. But I learned it in a secret place and paid a terrible price to learn it. I did not use it until she forced me to it..."
“...I did not use my power till the last of my soldiers had fallen, and the accursedwoman... Then I spoke the Deplorable Word. A moment later I was the only living thing beneath the sun.",
"I had already cast strong spells on the hall where the images of my ancestors sit. And the force of those spells was that I should sleep among them, like an image myself, and need neither food nor fire, though it were a thousand years, till one came and struck the bell and awoke me."
“...Do you think that I, with my beauty and my Magic, will not have your whole world at my feet before a year has passed? Prepare yourincantations and take me there at once."
... great Magician...
"Does not Magic always go with the royal blood? Who ever heard of common people being Magicians? I can see the truth whether you speak it or not. Your Uncle is the great King and the great Enchanter of your world. And by his art he has seen the shadow of my face, in some magic mirror or some enchanted pool; and for the love of my beauty he has made a potent spellwhich shook your world to its foundations and sent you across the vast gulf between world and world to ask my favour and to bring me to him. Answer me: is that not how it was?"
The Queen, or the Witch (whichever you like to call her) had come up with them, holding on fast by Polly's hair.
It was the look that all wicked Magicians have, the "Mark"...
"Him a Magician!...”
His "experiment" with the rings, as he called it, was turning out more successful than he liked: for though he had dabbled in Magicfor years he had always left all the dangers (as far as one can) to other people.
"Where is the Magician who has called me into this world?"
"Where is the Magician, Fool?"
"you are a Magician - of a sort. Stand up, dog, and don't sprawl there as if you were speaking to your equals. How do you come to know Magic? You are not of royal blood, I'll swear."
"...Procure for me at once a chariot or a flying carpet or a well-trained dragon,...”
"Stop," said the Witch, just as he reached the door. "Do not dream of treachery. My eyes can see through walls and into the minds of men. They will be on you wherever you go. At the first sign of disobedience I will lay such spells on you that anything you sit down on will feel like red hot iron and whenever you lie in a bed there will be invisible blocks of ice at your feet.Now go."
...I expect most witchesare like that...
"Peace," said the Witch. "I see what you are. You are a little, peddlingMagician who works by rules and books. There is no real Magic in your blood and heart. Your kind was made an end of in my world a thousand years ago. But here I shall allow you to be my servant."
"It was he who started all this messing about with Magic."
Now that the Witch was no longer in the same room with him ..."A dem fine woman, sir, a dem fine woman. A superb creature." ...he felt as if he himself by his Magic had called her out of unknown worlds.
Note: “Dem” is a work around substitute for a more commonly used curse word.
...he had the magic rings. There must be worlds you could get to through every pool in the wood.... He forgot all about watching for the Witch.
It must have been a terrible moment for the Witch when she suddenly realized that her power of turning people into dust, which had been quite real in her own world, was not going to work in ours.
... so he knew her terrible powers and did not know that she had lost any of them by coming into our world.
...the Witch'sface and she bowed ever so slightly...Lightly, easily, as if it were the most ordinary thing in the world, she stretched up her right arm and wrenched off one of the cross-bars of the lamp-post. If she had lost some magical powersin our world, she had not lost her strength; she could break an iron bar as if it were a stick of barleysugar...If only the brute would stay still for a moment he might catch the Witch's heel...The Witch had brought the bar down on the chief policeman's helmet: the man fell like a nine-pin.
“...I never meant to be a Magician...”
...But the Witch looked as if, in a way, she understood the music better than any of them. ... Ever since the song began she had felt that this whole world was filled with a Magic...
"This is a terrible world," said the Witch. "We must fly at once. Prepare the Magic."
"Prepare the Magic, old fool,"
you're both magicians
"Even I never dreamt of Magic like this. We're in a world where everything, even a lamp-post, comes to life and grows. Now I wonder what sort of seed a lamppost grows from?"
"Ho, ho! They laughed at my Magic. That fool of a sister of mine thinks I'm a lunatic...”
"Narnia, Narnia, Narnia, awake. Love. Think. Speak. Be walking trees. Be talking beasts. Be divine waters."
"could you - may I - please, will you give me some magicfruit of this country to make Mother well?"
"By - by Magic."
"He sent us out of our own world by magic rings...then we met the Witch in a place called Charn and she just held on to us when -"
...tiresome magic rings...
"WAKE up, Digory, wake up, Fledge," came the voice of Polly. "It has turned into a toffee tree. And it's the loveliest morning."
"that you can't be too careful in these magicalplaces. You never know what may be watching you."
“...Use your Magic and go back to your own world...”
He bowed his great head rather sadly, and breathed into theMagician'sterrified face. "Sleep," he said. "Sleep and be separated for some few hours from all the torments you have devised for yourself." Uncle Andrew immediately rolled over with closed eyes and began breathing peacefully.
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.
“...take from this Uncle of yours his magic rings...”
...hide his remaining magic rings...
...ordinary and unmagical...
...buried all the magic rings...
And all at once (they never knew exactly how it happened) the face seemed to be a sea of tossing gold in which they were floating, and such a sweetness and power rolled about them and over them and entered them that they felt they had never really been happy or wise or good, or even alive and awake, before.
...not fully magical...
...it was proved later that there was still magic in its wood...
...discover the magic properties...
Uncle Andrew never tried any Magic again as long as he lived... "But she was a dem fine woman, sir, a dem fine woman."
Note: “dem”, as noted earlier, a work around for cursing...
Excerpts taken from The Last Battle:
“...It is as if the sun rose one day and were a black sun."
It was a bonfire, newly lit
....who had been stolen away by a Witch when he was only a young prince and kept hidden for years in the dark caves beneath the land of the Northern Giants...two mysterious children had suddenly appeared from the land beyond the world's end...For then they had defeated the terrible White Witch and ended the Hundred Years of Winter... and children from another world...
Almost at once there came a bump, and then a second bump, and two children were standing before him. The wood in front of him had been quite empty a second before and he knew they had not come from behind his tree, for he would have heard them. They had in fact simply appeared from nowhere.
...the only way would be by the Magic Rings. It was by those Rings that he and Aunt Polly got here long, long ago when they were only kids, years before we younger ones were born....
“...People shouldn't call for demons unless they really mean what they say."
IN the shadow of the trees on the far side of the clearing something was moving. It was gliding very slowly Northward. At a first glance you might have mistaken it for smoke, for it was grey and you could see things through it. But the deathly smell was not the smell of smoke. Also, this thing kept its shape instead of billowing and curling as smoke would have done. It was roughly the shape of a man but it had the head of a bird; some bird of prey with a cruel, curved beak. It had four armswhich it held high above its head, stretching them out Northward as if it wanted to snatch all Narnia in its grip; and its fingers - all twenty of them - were curved like its beak and had long, pointed, bird-like claws instead of nails. It floated on the grass instead of walking, and the grass seemed to wither beneath it.
...the days of the White Witch and the Great Winter...
The bonfire had not been lit for long and was just beginning to blaze up... They were heading for the bonfire... Then he stepped away beyond thebonfire...where the bonfire burned
“...We've got no magic for doing it!"
"Cursed, cursed cleverness!" said Poggin. "I'll be sworn that this new lie is of Ginger's making."
...between the bonfire and the stable....And Jewel whisperedin the King's ear, "By the Lion's Mane... He is worthy of a better godthan Tash."
"Away from this accursed stable, and whatever goblin lives inside it, at all costs."
Note: A goblin is a legendary evil or mischievous grotesque dwarf-like daemon or monster that appeared in European stories and accounts during the Middle Ages. They are ascribed various (sometimes conflicting) abilities, temperaments and appearances depending on the story and country of origin. In some cases, goblins are little creatures related to the brownie and gnome. They are usually small, sometimes only a few inches tall, sometimes the size of a dwarf, and have magical abilities; they are greedy, especially for gold and jewelry. (wikipedia)
The bonfire (what was left of it) was straight in front
the dull red glow of a bonfire
The bonfire had gone out. On the earth all was blackness...the patch rose up higher and higher and became the shape of a man, the hugest of all giants... they had seen a great giant asleep and been told that his name was Father Time, and that he would wake on the day the world ended. "Yes," said Aslan, though they had not spoken. "While he lay dreaming his name was Time. Now that he is awake he will have a new one."
"It wasn't at all like that other time when we were pulled out of our own world by Magic...”
“by Jove” was used by C.S. Lewis in this work 15 times. It was a popular work around for saying “by God” which is considered using God’s name in vain. Instead one would navigate around this error by substituting the name of Jupiter (Jove) for God. Essentially the end product per God’s assessment would be the same, it is blasphemy.
Where a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump in this case it is a ton of leaven so a completely exhaustive extraction of the evil terminology and concepts is not necessary to see that this work is of the Devil and not of God as shown above from God’s Word...