A Children's Book of Demons, published in the United States has been condemned for encouraging youngsters to 'summon demons' to help them with their daily chores. The book aimed at children between five to ten-year-olds contains symbols to 'call up' characters to help them perform various activities. However, this method of help that the book preaches has been condemned by exorcists. The book by author Aaron Leighton was published by Koyama Press in July this year. However, people said that the book is trying to spread Satanism. Demonic Statue of Goat-Headed Creature 'Baphomet' Unveiled by Satan Worshipers in Arkansas, Sparks Uproar.
The description of the book reads, "Grab your coloured pencils and sigil drawing skills and dial-up some demons! This paranormal parody is filled to the brim with funny spirits more silly than scary!" The book includes everything from calling demons to help with homework, eating dinner by transforming it into cookies, get rid of bullies and many such jobs meant for kids.
President of the International Association of Exorcists Father Francesco Bamonte hit out at the work saying that it put children 'at risk of bringing demons into their home' and proposing satanism as 'a normal alternative to other religions'. Talking about the children's book, the Roman Catholic priest in a statement said, "You don't mess around with demons. Whoever invites a child to summon a demon is like a person who puts a grenade in their hands to play with. Sooner or later the child will pull the pin and the bomb will explode in their hands."
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He also said that the symbols used in the books were quite similar to those used for 'grimoires' and in 'manuals of magic spells that teach, with meticulous detail, the procedures necessary to contact evil spirits'. People also took to social media platforms hitting out at the book. People termed it as 'pure evil' and 'satanic garbage'.