We all crave to live with real wonder, in harmony with the Deeper Magic. Aren’t you weary of a lesser magic? … a magic which deceives, drawing us into a death spiral.
It means that though the Witch knew the Deep Magic, there is a magic deeper still which she did not know. Her knowledge goes back only to the dawn of time. But if she could have looked a little further back, into the stillness and the darkness before Time dawned, she would have read there a different incantation. She would have known that when a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the Table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards. (C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
Yes, there is a Deep Magic which has most things under its spell. The White Witch had a right to kill traitors to the true Kingdom. What the Witch doesn’t know is that a deeper magic is written over all things.
It’s this deeper magic that we want …