Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Documentary to lay bare 'Narnia Code' - Guardian.uk

Documentary to lay bare 'Narnia Code'- guardian.co.uk: "CS Lewis included a secret code in the Chronicles of Narnia linking each story to a planet, according to a BBC documentary to be aired next Easter.

It has long been accepted that the classic children's series features Christian symbolism, but scholars have laboured for years to discover a third level of meaning, trying unsuccessfully to fit the themes of the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser's Faerie Queene to the novels.

Now a documentary from award-winning director Norman Stone, based on a new academic's study of Lewis's writing, says it has uncovered the true hidden layer in the novels. This, it is claimed, is medieval cosmology, with each of the Christian and medieval scholar's books linked to one of the seven planets of the era's cosmology."


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