Lewis, C S - Dawn Treader - Sea horses
Type of Spiritual Experience
Perhaps one of the nicest stories and figurative images to appear about the riding of spiritual horses is found in the wholly symbolic set of books by C S Lewis – the Chronicles of Narnia.
The children are in a ship, sailing across the ‘sea’ in other words they are at the water level, so looking down to the earth level with its spiritual castles, paths and so on……..
A description of the experience
C S Lewis – Dawn Treader
They had passed the city and the sea bed was still rising. It was only a few hundred feet below the ship now. The road had disappeared. They were sailing above an open park like country, dotted with little groves of brightly coloured vegetation. And then – Lucy nearly squealed aloud with excitement – she had seen people.
There were between 15 and 20 of them, and all mounted on sea horses – not the tiny little sea horses … but horses rather bigger than themselves. They must be noble and lordly peoples, Lucy thought, for she could catch the gleam of gold on some of their foreheads and streamers of emerald or orange coloured stuff from their shoulders in the current. Then….
‘O bother those fish’ said Lucy, for a whole shoal of small fat fish swimming quite close to the surface had come between her and the sea people.