CASUAL OCCULTISM PERMEATES YOUTH CULTURE
DO YOU SUPPOSE THAT YOUR CHILD COULD EMBRACE PAGAN SPIRITUALLY?
"NO, I REALLY DON'T THINK SO. WHY DID YOU ASK?"
Think again, cautions Linda Harvey in her book, Not My Child: Contemporary Paganism & New Spirituality. Casual occultism permeates youth culture, children's media, and classroom lessons. Kids are under spiritual assault even in some trendy youth groups. Harvey points out how current social issues, the Internet, television, movies, and even feminism are contributing to the problem.
What's the significance of the sudden appeal of teen paganism, even witchcraft? Is fortune-telling and spell-casting just a new version of teen rebellion or amore sinister development? The author compares the modern version of ancient practices-"neo--paganism"-to core biblical principles and exposes the flaws, including the gender and sexuality risks inherent in these radical new beliefs.
The fingerprints of evil are all over what appears to be innocent packaging of youth activities and entertainment. But how can a parent keep from going crazy and saying "no" to everything?
The whens, wheres, and hows are covered with tips and encouragement for discerning families who want to understand how this "pop spirituality" differs from authentic Christian doctrine. The special role of a father is highlighted.
1.- Laying the Foundation to Build Young Pagans
2.- Do What You Will: The Core Tenets of the New Spirituality
3.- The Spiritual Consequences of Paganism
4.- Outreach: How, Why, and Where paganism Connects with Kids.
5.- The Dangers of Living a Pagan Lifestyle
6.- Managing Pandora: What Can Parents Do?