Click on picture to enlarge, notice the focus on witches, occult, and the supernatural?
This is getting to be a problem, and I am noticing it as well, while I grew up on books like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm and the Little House on the Prairie series, children and teens are being sold MOSTLY occult books. The other day, I noticed one of my young male relatives reading a book, I said, "Hey let me check that out." He was reading this book...
It seems that every book in the series has a different dragon on it, and I flipped through it, and one of of the front leaf pages, was a focus on one of the eyes of the dragon. In one of the books in the series, "Eragon", here is a online snapshot, the book "Inheritance" as well had a picture of ONE of the dragon eyes as well. Well as you know, I have written on what the ONE EYE symbolism represents.
I have to admit I was a bit disturbed. The plot is very Harry Potterish, young man rides dragons, fights with different "spellcasters" and other aspects of the fantasy genre. I know in the case of this relative, his Catholic school read all of the Harry Potter books aloud in class, and they were extremely popular. Books do influence people, my own youthful interest in the occult was awaken by Madeleine L'Engel's "A Wrinkle In Time". I was precocious enough to get some of the deeper meanings of the book, but without any biblical training or salvation was ripe for the picking. The Christians protesting this book for it's occult training, some of it is actually very deep dealing with inside changes in consciousness, were correct. Even the covers are totally occult full of symbols...
From the 1970s...
and today it's even worse:
Later in the day, I was in the book store, and decided to take a look myself at the teen and young people's books, and realized MOST concerned the occult in some way. It was actually shocking. The "Twilight" series which promoted vampires was very popular for a long time, but that is just one book series, the focus on books, that dealt with magic, witchcraft, and possession actually PREDOMINATED. The luciferian powers that be do want to get to young people and lest someone state, "oh it's only fantasy", this sort of stuff does influence children and young people to explore Wicca, reject Christianity and seek after mysticism and the occult as adults. As I have admitted in my testimony here, I studied aspects of the occult, and was into Theosophy while in the UU church, often, when I flip through books like Harry Potter, it is not just the outward selling of magic and evil, but they include a LOT of more subtle messages in the books as well. Very few know this for example but the "muggles" in Harry Potter were named after the Muggletonians, a radical Protestant sect in the 1700s, interesting, that Rowling, gave that name to those who were born without "magic" abilities. The books are full of these multi-layers of meaning. This happens in many of the rest of them too.
Here are a couple of examples of what they are selling young people today:
" If anyone was likely to fall in with a cult of beauty-enhancing Donna Reeds it wouldn't be Alexis. Even less so if it was led by an evil spirit, since Alexis has just started recovering from the trauma of last year, when her sister was possessed by a vengeful spirit and tried to kill the whole family. But as Alexis tries to help out her socially awkward sister, it is exactly what happens. Alexis ends up oath-sworn to Aralt, who has the power to make women "pretty". How can she fight him? And why would she want to- when it means giving up a successful future"?
"Nancy Holder has created an incredibly spooky tale full of scorned lovers, murders, attempted murders, ghosts, and of course, possessions. Holder writes a vividly terrifying tale that overflows with ancient superstitions and mythologies that span the globe.Watch this video, I got it originally from the website "Stuff Fundies Like", where the non-believers scoffed at this man rather then questioning why almost all the fiction books for teens all had to do with dark magical arts. This is a Christian father noticing at Wal-mart the preponderance of occult books. One thing there are many markers on those books, that average people do not recognize, such as the use of the key on the cover, the black and white grids and more. I am glad he bought his daughter a KJV Bible.
After a brief holiday break, Lindsay has reluctantly returned to the creepy Marlwood Academy; a boarding school with a dark past. It doesn’t take long for Lindsay and the rest of the residents of Marlwood Academy, including the extremely unhappy ghosts that stalk the grounds, to fall back into the swing of things – including attempted murders and possessions. Out of cliques, high school crushes and loves, and general teenage angst, Holder has created strong characters that most teen readers will easily identify with, and spun a dark twist on their interactions with one another."
There is something seriously wrong with this. Here, inform your children, do not keep them clueless as to the evil in the world but prepare them for it and maybe even have a discussion as to why their peers are being led to read these books and why, and seek to find them better alternatives even if you have them read old favorites. Biblically prepare them as well too, that will be most important as they confront these things. Even Christian adults have to be careful when it comes to even what our fiction and books are selling and influencing towards.
2Ti 3:15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.