- Warnings -

How Mysticism and the Occult are Changing the Church

"Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ."  Colossians 2:6-9

Please see The Armor of God and Glossary

We hope to show how occult philosophies -- Gnosticism, Kabbalah, Rosicrucianism, Swedenborg, Freemasonry, the Hegelian Dialectic, etc. -- have blended together with Christianity and swayed the beliefs of C. S. Lewis, George Mac Donald (who inspired Lewis) and many others. Today, many churches are led along the same spiritual paths. [Skip down to a list of occult influences.]


Excerpts from books by C. S. Lewis:

The Magician's Nephew  (First book in the Narnia series) by C. S. Lewis

The Abolition of Man by C. S. Lewis

Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis

Surprised by Joy, personal testimony by Lewis, dedicated to his friend Bede Griffiths (blended Hinduism, Theosophy & Catholicism)

The Discarded Image 

That Hideous Strength

C. S. Lewis Chronology


The Chronicles of Narnia:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

    1. Blending Truth and Myth

    2. A Four-legged Creator of Many Worlds

    3. Christian allegory + Mythical gods = Deception

    4. Prince Caspian: Awakening Narnia with Bacchanalian feasts


"Christian" Romanticism, the INKLINGS, and the Elevation of Mythology

Trouble in Narnia: The Occult Side of C.S. Lewis

Children of the Inklings: Emergent “Christian” Fiction

Olympic gods and C. S. Lewis

C. S. Lewis—Faith versus "logic"

Emerging from the Emerging Church

Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Truth, Myth or 'Discovered Reality'?

Trouble in Narnia: The Occult Side of C.S. Lewis

Role-Playing Games & Popular Occultism

Star Wars Joins United Religions at the Presidio

The Labyrinth Journey: Walking the Path to Fulfillment?

Excerpts from books endorsed and promoted by Lewis:

LILITH by George MacDonald

Quotes that deal with Lewis, Tolkien, Williams, and other Inklings

Lewis' view of the Bible & its significance

Inklings -- Charles Williams

The Inklings: Lewis, Tolkien and Barfield explore reincarnation and theosophy

Dom Bede Griffiths

The revival of mystical or occult practices:

The Freemasons  

Hegel and the Hermetic Tradition

Kabbalah  |  The Kabbalah Centre

Theosophy  |  Rosicrucianism

Hegel, Bohme, and Theosophy

Lewis, Tolkien and Barfield explore reincarnation and Theosophy

Tarot, Theosophy, Swedenborg & William Blake [Blake influenced both Lewis & MacDonald] 

The Gnostic Apostle Thomas

Jung, Taoism, Alchemy and Neo-Gnosticism

Dream Giver [Bruce Wilkinson] and DISC Assessments

Occult: Conversations with [a] god

Charts and Definitions


NEW AGE terms in the Church

Basis for faith

Three kinds of group relationships (Hegel)


Charts: Five Types of Religious Expressions

Additional information:

Templeton: Merging Religion & Science

Sorcery or Science

Toward an Interreligious Council at the United Nations


"Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness....
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!" Isaiah 5:20-21