The Stone Table, Deep Magic, and Deeper Magic

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Re: The Stone Table, Deep Magic, and Deeper Magic

Postby Elluinas Mirion » Jul 24, 2010 1:12 am

There is nothing wrong with the discussion as far as it goes, but If we confine our discussion of Deep Magic to ONLY the LWW book we will miss the subject entirely.

Consider: why is it that the runes are written upon the stone table as deeply as a mans arm? If the Table is The Law, then you should stop right there, for Jesus was crucified by the Law, (for blasphemy, and wrongly so). Yet The Law was not the First Thing, for Jesus came before it and it is therefore a derivative thing, which Jesus fulfilled, who is with God, The source of Real Law. So the Deep Magic must likewise be greater than the Stone Table, which is an institution but not the essence just as the bill of rights codifies that which ought to be "self evident." and the tenth ammendment reminds us that "this list is not exhaustive."

Ah, so then there is more!

Clearly, the witch knew of this magic from her being present at the Foundation of the World (well, of Narnia at least.) That she recognised it AS MAGIC is also clear from Magician's Nephew, (as it is also clear that Uncle Andrew DID NOT).

There is nothing wrong with the discussion as far as it goes, but If we confine our discussion of Deep Magic to ONLY the LWW book we will miss the subject entirely.

We should see that not only "moral law" but also "physical law" is subsumed under the concept of Deep Magic. and this is the idea which my friends have had whenever the discussion has come up, it is the sense in which computer hackers use it: deep magic lies at the very foundations of reality - "Did you think I wouldn't obey my Own Rules" Aslan points out to Lucy after she reads the spell to make visible the invisible.

"Should the Stone Table, Deep Magic, and Deeper Magic be considered from a Christian Perspective?"

This is no longer possible for most of us for we have fallen into ignorance like Uncle Andrew.

But also remember Lewis' comment about "sneaking truth past the watchful Uruloki at the sunday school door". There REALLY IS deep magic at work in the world. Were there not, why would any of us feel that there is? But here is where Lewis must stop or risk ridicule. For Science was already dead in the days of James Clerk Maxwell and Oliver Lodge, decades before Lewis was born.

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It is therefore not deep magic that needs to be interpreted in light of christianity, but quite the other way round, FOR IN OUR DAY christianity has forgotten that science has become willfully blind to the fact that Deep Magic exists, facts known to Michael Faraday, Andrew Crosse, and to James Clerk Maxwell, but largely ignored today even after they published "the secret life of plants" back in the 1960's. Science suffers from schizophrenia denial, and fraud. And christianity will catch the same disease because we are all too ready to let orthodox science tell us what is real, in spite of what our senses and hearts tell us. Like the dwarfs on the other side of the stable door in Last Battle, apostasy and narrow mindedness have blinded us to heaven.

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