The Narnia Code
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Enter Michael Ward who takes us inside the pages of Lewis’s masterpieces and discovers a “secret imaginative key” – THE NARNIA CODE. Like a detective embroiled in an elusive chase, Ward takes us on an illuminating adventure into medieval cosmology and spiritual symbolism. His absorbing conclusions reveal a new third layer of hidden delight that will forever change your love and appreciation for C. S. Lewis and the Narnia books.
INCLUDES OVER 45 MINUTES OF BONUS FEATURETTES: Three Friends, Hearth and Home, Heart of the Code.
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The DVD gives us a little background of Michael Ward as well as a brief biography of C.S. Lewis himself. Mr. Ward spends a little time on his belief that he has discovered a richer, deeper cosmology in the Narnia books and he expounds upon the "Narnia Code" briefly. There are a number of interviews with various experts as well as Mr. Ward.
In the 59 minutes on this video, unfortunately, very little time is devoted to the "Narnia Code" itself. About halfway through this DVD, I felt as if I had bought an infomercial for Mr. Ward's book (complete with an interview with his publisher). When I say that there was a brief description of the "Narnia Code", I do mean brief. While there is a very good discussion of the the medieval cosmology that Lewis would have studied at Oxford as part of his classical studies and Lewis' belief in a cosmology that had meaning and purpose, designed by God, I did not feel the DVD addressed the subject of the DVD itself hardly at all.
By way of contrast, the Bonus Features includes a fuller explanation of the "Narnia Code" by Michael Ward in which he explains each of the Narnia books and their celestial equivalent. I personally found the Bonus Features to be more interesting than the feature! It includes interviews with three friends of lewis who are still alive, video of the world of Oxford in which Lewis lived as well as the expanded explanation of the Code.
I must admit I was very disappointed in this DVD. I have not read Mr. Ward's book and cannot comment upon his hypothesis and the fact is that this DVD does not explain it except in the barest of outline. In conclusion, I give this DVD only two stars.
Michael Ward theory really makes sense and would explain the "crazy" meaning behind some of the Narnia books. I don't know much about the old ways of astronomy but Mr Ward gives a great explanation behind it all. I even respect the fact there are many scholars of C. S. Lewis' books/life that agree with Ward's theory.
If you are a C. S. Lewis fan or just a Narnia fan this is a great film to watch. You will get some great insight and history on one of history's best authors and debaters and find the hidden meaning of the Narnia books. It's a short film, under an hour long, so it not like one of those long boring documentaries you can watch. It kept me wanting to watch more and learn more.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent video. The first 59 minutes are a good teaser for the companion book (very well-produced and worth watching), but the deeper and more interesting materials are... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Kid at heart
Overall well done in terms of its content, but not any earth-shattering revelations. The "code" just shows the influence of medieval and pre-medieval views of the universe... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ron (Nashville, TN)
The Narnia Code gave me insight into C S Lewis and his writings. It made the movies about Narnia easy to understand and a joy to watch.Published 9 months ago by fran smith
Interesting with the corilations between the seven books the seven planets.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I Love the series I will always purchase more if they make anymore movies about Narnia.Published 16 months ago by lily
An excellent introduction to the secrets CS Lewis wove into his Narnia Books.Published 19 months ago by GusGus