Narnia Day 2019
Today marks 69 years since C. S. Lewis introduced us to the world of Narnia.
Despite publisher Geoffrey Bles’s fears that The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe would harm Lewis’s reputation and hurt sales of his other books, it was eventually translated into 47 languages. Last year, The Chronicles of Narnia ranked #9 on PBS’ Great American Read list.
The Chronicles invite us to enter a world that is wonderful and meaningful: that is to say, full of wonder and filled with meaning. In Narnia, neither the planets, nor the stars, nor all the myriad of heavenly bodies are cold, distant, and aloof. When Othello exclaims that it is “the very error of the moon; / She comes more nearer earth than she was wont, / And makes men mad,” ( 5.2.135. ) he says something that should disturb and frighten us. But it should inspire us as well with a deeper sense of numinous awe. Could it be that there is a true link, an intimate connection between the heavens and the earth, between the macrocosm around us and the microcosm within us? Could the universe really be like that?Dr, Louis Markos (full article)