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Published 30th October 2012 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.


3 thoughts on “Were J.R.R. Tolkien And C.S. Lewis Occultists?
  • 26th September 2020 at 1:10 am

    The people who are making this stuff up don't know anything about Tolkien and Lewis. My advice is to tell them to grow up, and do some serious research. There is a huge difference between Christian Adventure Fantasy and occult and witchcraft literature. These are two completely different genres. Don't condemn the fantasy genre just because certain writers have abused and misused it. The difference between Tolkien and Lewis, and writers such as Rowling and Pullman and others like them is like the difference between day and night. Finally, we know that Lewis used Christian Allegory and symbolism in his books, and Tolkien used Catholic Christian elements, themes and symbolism in his works. Like duh, the Ring is evil and has to be destroyed. And if you don't know that Aslan is Christ, you don't know Christ. There are other things I could say about this, but it would take too long to explain. My advice to everyone is to learn how to distinquish between the Christian writers and the occult writers.

  • 16th September 2020 at 2:21 am

    These "theories" are absolutely ridiculous. The people making this stuff up know nothing about Tolkien and Lewis. My advice is to tell these nutty-bars to grow up, and do some serious research. Also, a lot of people today do not know how to distinguish between Christian and Adventure fantasy, and occult and witchcraft literature. These are two completely different genres. I do not read occult literature, but at least I know the difference. the difference is that Tolkien and Lewis were devout Christian writers, whereas rowling, martin and others like them are anything but Christian, and their intentions and purposes are the opposite of the former. Don't condemn the fantasy genre just because certain people have abused and misused it. And finally, Tolkien did warn in On Fairy Stories that fantasy can be misused and even used for evil if the author's intentions and purposes are not good. One more thing. This kind of criticism against fantasy literature is very new. I suspect that it started with harry potter, then people started confusing one group of writers with the other group.

    • 16th September 2020 at 2:45 am

      Here is something else that I thought of when I first started seeing this criticism. Another difference between these two groups of genres is found in the moral content and in the themes and symbolism. In Tolkien and Lewis the moral, symbolic and thematic content is Christian. Like, duh, the One Ring is evil and has to be destroyed. Frodo as well as many other characters are very Christ - like and even Saint - like. The wizards are more like the fairy tale wise old man, Gandalf is an Angelic being, Saruman becomes a fallen Angel. And what about Tolkien's profound love and devotion for the Eucharist and the Blessed Virgin Mary. And C.S. Lewis was a Christian apologist who used Christian allegory and symbolism in his Narnia books. If you do not know that Aslan is Christ, you don't know Christ.


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