048 – Owen Barfield
May 16, 2012
C.S. Lewis called this man the “wisest and best of my unofficial teachers” even though this member of the Inklings is someone he rarely could agree with!
Owen Barfield was a person Lewis knew before the Inklings started meeting. In the 1920’s they exchanged a long series of letters where each freely expressed their differences. Despite this they remained friends and the first Narnia book was even dedicated to Barfield’s daughter.
Barfield was born the same year as Lewis, but he lived much longer; until he was almost a hundred. During his life he closely studied the works of Rudolf Steiner and wrote many books. They included some dealing with philosophy and others related to poetry.
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