And other demonic fantasies

When a man who is honestly mistaken
hears the truth, he will either quit being
mistaken or cease to be honest.

How about you?

Researched, Compiled,
and Written by Mary Van Nattan
Editor: Steve Van Nattan


[God] said (in the Bible) that we were gods and He is going to make good His words. If we let Him for we can prevent Him, if we choose He will make the feeblest and filthiest of us into a god or goddess, a dazzling, radiant, immortal creature, pulsating all through with such energy and joy and wisdom and love as we cannot now imagine.
C. S. Lewis,
Beyond Personality
(London: The Centenary Press, 1945), 48.
Also contained in Mere Christianity (New York: Macmillan Company, 1952), 174-175.

Further up and further in-- Into Salt Lake City ????


"Must our image of God go?" C. S. Lewis once rhetorically queried the late Anglican Bishop John A. T. Robinson. Robinson, noted thirty-five years ago for (then) avant-garde proposals, had suggested it was high time feminine images for God were introduced to balance out the traditional masculine ones. To this Lewis replied ironically, "I shouldn't believe it strongly, but some sort of case could be made out."


John F. Kennedy, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley all died on the same day.

They all went to the same place.

Kennedy went to hell because he trusted in the Roman Whore.
Huxley went to hell because he trusted in himself alone
------and his hybrid Eastern mystic notions.
And, Lewis went to hell because he invented a new god,
------and he ended his life a Taoist.

2Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers,
transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel;
for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore
it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of
righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.


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Clive Staples Lewis has been perhaps the single most useful tool of Satan since his appearance in the Christian community sometime around World War II. With his strong belief in nondenominational Christianity, which he termed "mere Christianity", and his apparent orthodoxy in doctrine, the influence of his pen has reached across many years. When the light of God's Holy Bible is focused upon his writings, however, his heresy and outright love of Satan comes into bold view. 

Though a highly acclaimed and widely published "Christian" author, when judged by his own words by the word of God it becomes clear that he was indeed a fool in the most extreme sense of the word, yet a very subtle one that was and is extremely useful to his father the devil. Matthew 12:37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

Matthew 7:20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Luke 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

John 7:24 Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.


C.S. Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland; baptized an Anglican at St Mark's Dundela, Belfast; and became an atheist in his teens. His education at Oxford was interrupted by World War I, but after recovering from a wound he returned to university to continue his studies. The New International Dictionary of the Christian Church states on p. 594, that "Lewis moved slowly from atheism through Yeatsian romanticism to absolute idealism and finally theism, returning to worship in the Church of England in 1929."

Lewis' so-called conversion is described by one of his friends in Light on C. S. Lewis as having come about by thinking. On page 62 of that book it says, "It did not come by sudden intuition, or overwhelming vision, or even by the more usual path of conviction of sin calling for repentance and atonement. It came by taking thought and it added many cubits to his stature."


"Say what you like," we shall be told, "the apocalyptic beliefs of the first Christians have been proved to be false. It is clear from the New Testament that they all expected the Second Coming in their own lifetime. And, worse still, they had a reason, and one which you will find very embarassing. Their Master had told them so. He shared, and indeed created, their delusion. He said in so many words, 'this generation shall not pass till all these things be done.' And he was wrong. He clearly knew no more about the end of the world than anyone else."

It is certainly the most embarassing verse in the Bible. Yet how teasing, also, that within fourteen words of it should come the statement "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father." The one exhibition of error and the one confession of ignorance grow side by side....

The facts, then, are these: that Jesus professed himself (in some sense) ignorant, and within a moment showed that he really was so. To believe in the Incarnation, to believe that he is God, makes it hard to understand how he could be ignorant; but also makes it certain that, if he said he could be ignorant, then ignorant he could really be. For a God who can be ignorant is less baffling than a God who falsely professes ignorance. The answer of theologians is that the God-Man was omniscient as God, and ignorant as Man. This, no doubt, is true, though it cannot be imagined."

The World's Last Night (1960), found in The Essential C.S. Lewis, p. 385

That author made a direct attack upon the word of God in this statement. Matthew 6:27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? If we cannot add stature to ouselves physically through thinking, it is altogether fautly to say we can do so spiritually. Thinking is not God's way of salvation. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Paul said he testified ...both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts 20:21 It is not possible to be saved without recognizing one's own need of a Saviour and putting faith in Christ Jesus the Son of the living God. [Note quote at right. Lewis' belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God was very questionable.]

This same friend states on the same page that Lewis' "Christianity...was also important to him professionally..." and that it eased "the camaraderie with some of his friends..." who were mostly professing "Christians." In short, his "conversion" to Christianity was financially and socially good for him. These may be the only "reasons" for it, but we will learn more about what he actually believed concerning his conversion and salvation in general later in this article. The scripture says that The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe. Proverbs 29:25 To profess salvation in order to improve relations with one's friends smacks more of the fear of man than the fear of God.


Lewis was considered a medieval literature scholar and was fascinated with mythology and fantasy from an early age. This perhaps explains his tendency toward the occult in his fantasy writings.

He was a Fellow of English Language and Literature at Magdalen College, Oxford, until 1954. In 1955 he was elected Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature at Magdalen College, Cambridge.

While many of us have been deceived by this man's apparent spiritual insight, he actually believed many doctrines of devils and by the end of his life was rapidly embracing Roman Catholicism and Taoism. Indeed, he may have been a Catholic for some time before his death. He believed in purgatory and prayed for the dead. He went to a priest regularly for confession (C.S. Lewis: A Biography , p. 198). He received the sacrament of extreme unction on July, 16th, 1963 (p. 301), a sacrament that was officially ministered only to Roman Catholics at that time. It is enough to cause one to wonder if whether he was a "plant" for the Catholic church all along, or merely a mixed up man groping for some hope of salvation at the end of his life.

Lewis was allegedly a bachelor for most of his life, though there are more or less substantiated stories of a sexual relationship with Janie Moore who lived with him for years (see links below). However, he married Joy Davidman Gresham at age 58. She was supposedly converted partly due to Lewis' books. After meeting him in England, she returned to the U.S. where she was divorced from her husband. According to two of his friends, Gresham's husband divorced her on the grounds of desertion.(1) She returned to England and made herself available to Lewis, who married her shortly thereafter. [Ask any soap opera junky what the previous scenario means. They will tell you.] So, even in his marriage he was in disobedience to the word of God. Matthew 5:32 ...and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

As mentioned, he did not like denominational boundaries, and so he made great strides in describing Christianity outside of them, calling it "mere Christianity," which became the title one of his most famous and destructive books.

1 Corinthians 11:19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.

Let's take a look at some the things he taught and included in his various books:

Page 2 Theological Books

The worst is yet to come.  

Many of us have been exposed to The Chronicles of Narnia at some point in our lives either through the books themselves or through one of the many videos, animated and regular movies, games, etc. they have inspired. My own parents read these books to my brother and I when we were young, but over time became less and less pleased with them as the Lord brought various things to their attention. We eventually discarded them, and my dad, having obtained some information on Lewis' heresies and associations, lost respect for him as any kind of a Christian resource. C.S. Lewis has amazing staying power for many, however, and perhaps nowhere more than in his "innocent" fantasies for children.

The Chronicles of Narnia are one of the most powerful tools of Satan that Lewis ever produced. Worst of all, these books are geared toward children. Please go to the next page to read about this indoctrinating tool of witchcraft.  

Page 3 The Chronicles of Narnia

Page 4 Liquor, Tobacco and Drugs

Page 5 Sun Worship

Page 6 Further Into the Depths of Satan

Page 7 Dionysus, Bacchus, Silenus and the Maenads Sensitive material. Age discretion recommended.

Page 8 Overview of Extra Material

Information for this article has been gleaned from the Biblical Discernment Ministry's web page on this subject; from articles in our possession by unknown authors; from some of Lewis' books; as well as other sources that are footnoted in their respective locations.

Lewis Wouldn't Like It

Comments on the new Narnia movie (Dec. 2005):

In viewing the recent trailers, or teasers, for the new movie Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, I was struck with the horribleness of them. It is easy to pass over the really ugly aspects of monsters, mythical beings and medieval warfare when reading a book. The movie puts it all into "flesh and blood" in a way that is even "more real than life" as my brother described it. It is not something I would want to see myself, let alone show a child. There is too much of the nightmare about it. You can imagine how intrigued I was to find that my opinion was shared by none other than C.S. Lewis himself!


[Letter to BBC producer Lance Sieveking (1896-1972), who has written at the top: 'The Magician's Nephew' and, after the address, the phone number "62963".]

Dear Sieveking

(Why do you 'Dr' me? Had we not dropped the honorifics?) As things worked out, I wasn't free to hear a single installment of our serial [The Magician's Nephew] except the first. What I did hear, I approved. I shd. be glad for the series to be given abroad. But I am absolutely opposed - adamant isn't in it! - to a TV version. Anthropomorphic animals, when taken out of narrative into actual visibility, always turn into buffoonery or nightmare. At least, with photography. Cartoons (if only Disney did not combine so much vulgarity with his genius!) wld. be another matter. A human, pantomime, Aslan wld. be to me blasphemy.

All the best,
C. S. Lewis



Additional articles:

Read our guest article on Romanticism and Mythology
intruding into Christian circles

The Evil Fruits of C.S. Lewis-- Letters from our Readers

Richard Riss on Lewis's Taoist Paganism

David Meyer on J.R.R. Tolkein

Friend and Inspiration of Lewis-- J.R.R. Tolkien

One Lady's Experience at the Christian School House


The crowd and 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 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 boys, if it had not looked so extremely wild. You felt, as Edmund said when he saw him a few days later, Theres 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 everyone 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.


Powerful Examination of Lewis' Doctrinal Heresies

Lewis was a moral beast

The revival of Mysticism and Lewis


Agape Press on Narnia

James H. Sightler, MD, discusses CS Lewis and Tolkein
and their occultic heritage and associations.

Harry Potter
The next generation, for which Lewis' writings paved the way

Taoist Lewis Applied

Lewis on the Gospel as myth

On Lewis' Occult Fantasy mixed with truth
More from this source

[ Link-- Times Online ]

"Lewis loved a drink, he loved to smoke and he continued to enjoy his cigarettes when his doctors told him that they would hasten his death. ....he smoked 60 a day between pipes.

"As a youth Lewis raveled in vivid and cruel (sexual) fantasies. He also loved bawdy songs and ancient poetry bordering on the pornographic. As an adult he had sex with at least one woman.

"Yet at least two of those who knew Lewis well, Greshams brother Dr Howard Davidman, and Maureen Moore, daughter of the woman he lived with for 30 years, have lent weight to the notion that he certainly did not die a virgin.

"Lewis himself wrote of his sexual relationship with Gresham. In his most honest book, A Grief Observed.... he wrote it under a pseudonym.... he details the fact that they fell in love and that they satisfied their long sexual hunger.

"Earlier, Lewis had implied in his autobiography, Surprised by Joy, that he had also at one time enjoyed a sexual relationship with Janie Moore...." -- Nov. 06, 05

1John 4:5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the
world, and the world heareth them.

[ Link ]

"Something else that is very disturbing is that C. S. Lewis was not only quite familiar, by his own words, with the occult, but he even said that he had to get into the devils mind to write the Screwtape Letters, a book in which he describes the devils thinking and strategy. Although, such practices might be used by someone who proves God's existence by logic, they are not the kind of activities and study that would be engaged in by someone who knows Jesus. Great Christian minds have no part with occult phenomena." READ MORE


Letter from Sacramento, CA:


My name is __________, and I am from Sacramento, CA. Thank You for writing this piece on CS Lewis. I read it after I finished a small book by Hannah Hurnard and had a nagging sense in my spirit that something was wrong. I decided to look up Hannah Hurnard and Heresy, and lo and behold, it was there, and it matched what I had been reading. Very subtle, but there. So, after that I looked into other writers that I had on my shelf. George MacDonald and CS Lewis being among them. Well, after doing some research and praying about it, I threw out at least 30 books, just by those three authors. I had two collections of Narnia books and and complete collection of George MacDonald books minus his two adult fantasy books. I grew up on these authors and I am now completely horrified at what I have read. Very subtle but oh so deadly to the Christian faith. I might seem like a fanatic to throw out all of those books, but I do not want such an offensive item to be present in my home.

Thank You again for 'blowing the trumpet'
Keep up the good work,



Letter from the UK:

...a brief note to say how much we appreciated the series on C. S. Lewis. He seems to be becoming popular again. We were given the Narnia books by a 'Christian' friend for our children. When we saw what they were they ended up in the dust bin. Our kids did not like them.

Valerie has taken more interest in Lewis than I have - can't do or read everything. She has just finished reading a biography by a couple of his friends (Roger Lancelyn Green & Walter Hooper). One small point you may want to check: according to this biography it was her husband who divorced Lewis' wife for desertion.

Here is an interesting piece: "Shortly after the war the hottest of all hot-gospellers from the 'Bible Belt' of South Carolina, Dr Bob Jones Jr, visited Lewis in Oxford. By a remarkable coincidence Walter Hooper (ed. one of authors) was introduced to Dr Jones in 1954. Hooper popped a peppermint into his mouth to hide any smell of tobacco and asked the ultra-conservative what he thought of C.S. Lewis. 'That man', said Dr Jones fiercely, 'smokes a pipe, and that man drinks liquor - but I do believe he is a Christian!' (p.229) How about that???


Editor: Lest you think Bob Jones Jr. was the final word, you need to understand that this event was a long time ago, and Lewis' pagan life became much more visible in the following years and near his death.


Letter from an enlightened Baptist


Your CS Lewis info has really opened my eyes. I can never read anything of his again in good conscience. I used to think many of his writings could have been inspired by God... now I think differently.

I took a course in fantasy at a Baptist university when I was working on my bachelor's degree and you would have thought CS Lewis hung the moon the way the professor lauded his works and spoke reverently about his mythopeia theology. My goodness.

Thanks again.

Chris H_________
Ft Worth, Texas



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