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First Published 30th October 2012, Last Updated by

J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis are two of the most influential fantasy authors of all time, and their novels are beloved across the world. However, several conspiracy theorists claim these two men were heavily involved in the occult and were priming their readers for a New World Order - the one conspiracy to rule them all.

According to conspiracy theorists, in the epic novel "The Lord of the Rings", the eye of Sauron is supposedly representing the all-seeing eye of the Illuminati (a huge family that control governments all over the world). Some theorists claim that Gandalf symbolises the famous magician Aleister Crowley, and that Frodo is an aspirant hoping to be initiated into Gandalf's illuminated brotherhood of black magic. They also suggest that the Ring Wraiths are initiated in the Black Brotherhood.

John Todd preached that Tolkien actually copied his novels from the Wiccan text "The Book of Shadows", which contains the religious texts and instructions for magical rituals found within the Neopagan religion of Wicca. He also believed that the runes used as illustrations in The Lord of the Rings, are really the witches' alphabet.

Some also believe that the Illuminati uses rings to enslave people! In fact, the "One Ring" poem is allegedly an incantation used to control brainwashed servants as suggested by former Illuminati mind controlled slaves. Some of the mind controlled victims seem to obsessively look for a ring.

"One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all, And in the darkness bind them!"

As proof, conspiracy theorists note that Tolkien taught at Oxford, a college obviously run by the Illuminati. They claim Tolkien was softening his readers' resistance to the occult, preparing them for the coming Illuminati kingdom.

So, what about C.S. Lewis, one of Tolkiens closest friends? Are his novels Christian metaphors or do they, as the conspiracy theorists would have you believe, have roots deeper in the occult and pagan religions Conspiracy theorist Mary van Nattan says that Aslan the Lion from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, actually represents the pagan solar deities. The book focuses on a land plunged into eternal winter, however, the wintry curse is broken by the return of Aslan, which is why he likened to the mid-winter solstice breaking through the winter nights. Van Hattan also points out that Aslan has golden fur, a golden face, and golden eyes, much like the Sun. There are also numerous occult practices that are glorified in the Chronicles of Narnia books, including taking the pain from someone onto yourself, resurrection and the Priory of Sion (the holy bloodline).

So are some of our most noted authors occult practitioners, or members of the Illuminati? Or have the conspiracy theorists twisted the meaning of the stories and morphed an innocent story into a bizarre set of coincidence? I'll leave you to decide for yourself, but next time you read the books, remember some of the items noted here and draw your own conclusions.


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