Narnia and Solar Symbolism on the Solar Seminar


Get out your reading glasses- there's a gargantuan new post on solar and sun worship symbolism in The Chronicles of Narnia up now on The Solar Seminar. Some of you may have run across some of this information before, but I really wanted to dig into the Mithraic connections, since I have a lot of posts coming up on Helios Mithras in the near future.


Suffice it to say, the more I look at our friend(s) from Phrygia, the crazier it gets...

17 comments:

  1. Here's a zoom and edit to your Narnia Sun pic...
    The Power of the Sun

    ~SE~

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  2. Hey Chris, I have not read your Solar Seminar yet, kind of a groggy morning for me here...but I was wondering if you could tell me a link or something where you describe what mithra is to me. We never spoke of it in my World Religion class. Thanks....

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  3. I loved the Narnia books as a kid. They were kind of pushed on me, as I grew up in an evangelical household and the Narnia books were "Christian" books.

    Even as a five-year old, that sentiment never really rang completely true to me. I will look forward to reading your post as confirmation of my childlike cynicism.

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  4. I can't wait to read it (smile).

    Heading over there now.

    Cheers.

    Hey Michael, check the following links:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithra

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithras

    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10402a.htm

    http://www.tektonics.org/copycat/mithra.html

    http://knowledgerush.com/kr/encyclopedia/Mithra/

    http://www.farvardyn.com/mithras.php

    Those are mostly surface material, there is much deeper analysis to it, but I hope that helps.

    Cheers, my friend.






    Andre
    The ALIEN Project
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  5. Thanks Big Dre.....

    There's just so much, what's the word, reappropriation, when it comes to this symbol world. There's subject A and B, each with a different view(or needed viewpoint)of idea or religion A. So much so that you really need to sit down and try to objectively digest it all. And it is in all the bias I get lost and stop chasing. I walk away going,"Oh yeah, that's what it means huh...thanks." For me when I read Mithra I thought it might be Latin for Myth. As a kid who took Latin I just see root words anyhow.

    Science is infinitely interesting to me. Music is as well.

    By the way, as a reader of your blog Chris, you have no idea how much your post on the seminar just helped me. No idea! Lol....for years CS Lewis has dominated my Sunday mornings....seeing it like this was just, well, flat out freeing. So Thank You.....

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  6. By the way if anyone wants to,"befriend," me on Facebook I can be seen and contacted here ok:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/profile.php?id=607339875&ref=profile

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  7. Andre, why do you advertise on the comments section? Are you concerned about your web site not getting any activity? No need to double space. You are the only person on the syncromystic blogspotter page who advertises your site in comments. While the mystic people of a syncro world are trying to scale downe our ego's, you are perhaps mistaken. Lot's of love. Dennis

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  8. Calling all musically inclined mofo's: We need to write a secret sun sing a long. We can file share riffs and what not. Chris said he liked Beyond the Parantheses..... we should do some stuff like that and compare mixes...deal? Any takers? speaking of the good guys of rock and roll..... Dave Matthews has his own organic csa and he's low key about it which is cool. I have a passion for naturopath's so I hear things in this realm. His wiki says he lives in Seattle. Which makes sense because you have a lot of certified Naturopath's up there. Anyhow....Neil Young is another fav of mine. He is also a farmer! lol..... here's daves farm's website......let it load, click ENTER SITE and then check under the about section....

    http://bestofwhatsaround.org/

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  9. Whoa- guys, I have some catching up to do here! It's been a heavy past few days. I promise I'll dig into all of these comments either tonight or tomorrow.

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  10. Strangey- Very good- it also forms a hexagram.

    Michael- When all else fails remember the words of the ancient oracle Newcleus- "Wiki, Wiki, Wiki"

    Mark- We read LWW in my heathen public school, which just goes to show you. That was the same time I discovered A Wrinkle in Time, which rocked my world.

    Andre- Cheers, Andre. We'll be looking at the capped chap in the near future.

    Dennis- Links are welcome here, just as long as it's appropriate to the topics at hand. Andre has a good site- check it out.

    And it's "Near the Parenthesis"

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  11. Michael,

    Perhaps the song has already been written... :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFEKRVJF0mM


    ~SE~

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  12. Chris,
    and another interesting polygon if you tilt your head 45 deg in either direction...

    ~SE~

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  13. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tros_of_Samothrace Chris are you familiar with the adventures of Tros of Samothrace?

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  14. I am now! Talbot Mundy- there's another wacky character...

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  15. I try to shop for books in antique stores and used book stores. You know the places...where you find this old, dust covered beauty of a book on the subject matter you are researching. I like Wiki...but it feels like going to the mall and getting the crisp, freshly printed book and the complimentary johhny rotten tshirt from hotopic ro something. That's why I come to bother you here, you are the guy who knows the book and where to look. At least you can say I know where to shop right!

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  16. off topic:
    There's an A.P. story in my local paper this morning titled "Benidict gives his blessing to modern art". The vatican is changing its tune again, and will host an art festival apparently. Go figure. Which reminds me, have you seen this "controversial" (and hilarious) masterpiece of "modern art":

    "La Nona Ora" (The Ninth Hour)
    http://www.artnet.com/Magazine/features/polsky/polsky5-9-8.asp

    Yes. The pope being crushed by a meteorite. Amazing.

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  17. Just watched Secrets of the Moonacre featuring our girl from Solaris (Rheya) Natascha McElhone. It covers similar themes like Narnia.

    You might wanna take a look at it Chris.

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