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Lewis, C S - The Last Battle - On configurations



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

C S Lewis – The Last Battle

“Listen Peter, when Aslan said you could never go back to Narnia, he meant the Narnia you were thinking of.  But that was not the real Narnia.  That had a beginning and an end.  It was only a shadow or a copy of the real Narnia, which has always been here and always will be here.  Just as our own world, England is only a shadow or copy of something in Aslan’s real world.  You need not mourn over Narnia, Lucy.  All of the old Narnia that mattered, all the dear creatures, have been drawn into the real Narnia through the Door.  And of course it is different; as different as a real thing is from a shadow or as waking life is from a dream”.

His voice stirred everyone like a trumpet as he spoke these words, but when he added under his breath.

 “It’s all in Plato, all in Plato, bless me, what do they teach them at these schools!”

the older ones laughed

The source of the experience

Lewis, C S

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Activities and commonsteps



Psychological trauma


Believing in the spiritual world