I recently learned of a new children’s book called, “A Children’s Book of Demons” written by Aaron Leighton who is an award winning illustrator and art director not to mention a fan of all things occult. His latest book has sparked an outrage among the few who know about it, I for one am one of those people. Leighton’s creative concept is full of deception yet he feels it is inspiring to the young minds to create demons of their own.
Let’s talk about this book. There are 20 demons listed alphabetically throughout the pages and the author refers to them as being fun and helpful in teaching the child to invent and illustrate their own demons . These so-called fun and cute illustrations will entice children and lure them in. My concern is that a parent may also find the illustrations cute and funny without taking into consideration the impact of the words that are written inside. This is how Leighton introduces his book to his young readers:
” These pages contain an unruly bunch of spirits who are not company for the faint of heart, as they love nothing more than mayhem and mischief. However, with a few tips and a little bravery, you can turn these unholy troublemakers into potential allies who can solve your most serious problems. But before you go playing with fire, there are a few things you should probably keep in mind.”
That seems like a heavy duty warning enough to close the book and leave it on the shelf. However, the lightheartedness Leighton is trying to project despite his serious introduction, brings a serious concern to me as a parent and grandparent. First of all, as I have read some of the excerpts in these particular pages, I have come to realize that perhaps Leighton wants to lead and guide children into an occult arena. What makes me come to this conclusion? Let me explain. Look at this excerpt he has written: “Don’t want to take out the trash tonight? Maybe you’re swimming in homework? Perhaps that big bully is being a real drag? Well grab your coloured pencils and sigil drawing skills, and dial up some demons! But be careful, even if these spirits are more silly than scary, they are still demons.”
What are sigils? Sigils are pictorial images or signatures that are representations of your desires that when used in summoning demons you are dialing the demon up as if it has its own telephone number, and the sigil supposedly overpasses the mind as it is a channel to your subconsciousness, in other words to change or transform a situation and keep in mind, this is with the help of “demons”. For example, maybe your child does not want to obey you and take out the trash, so they go to their book of demons and find a sigil, they draw it on a piece of paper, loudly say the demon’s name and command it to appear and do your child’s bidding, then summon the demon to take their place of taking out the trash.
But it doesn’t stop here! After children go through this beginners introduction to demonology, they eventually learn there is another process and that process deals with charging their energy into the sigil. This process merges the sigil with powers of unconsciousness meaning they take it even deeper and get the images to flow into deeper levels though trance or meditation. Now I am not certain this process is introduced in this book, but a parent who’s child did read the book has experienced such doings. And Leighton goes on to explain to our young readers that there is always a demon on call.
It only takes a spark to get a fire burning and once a young mind has learned to summon a demon, they are not going to stop there.
Demons are not fun and silly as Leighton projects. It is an open door to satanic worship! This is dangerous to our new generation. Why would anyone want to expose their children to anything that involves the occult? It is a disastrous road and one you will certainly regret if you or your child get involved. The enemy, your enemy, Satan, comes to steal, kill and destroy and what a better place to start than with vulnerable young minds that are entirely impressionable. Join ranks with me and help me take this book off the shelf! Together, we can change our world!