The International Association of Exorcists (AIE) has issued a warning on the dangers of a new “Children’s Book of Demons” that includes instructions on how to summon demons.

Don’t try this at home: Exorcists warn about children’s book of demons

A book was released this year entitled “The Children’s Book of Demons” written by illustrator Aaron Leighton who is a fan of occult practices.

The book proposes it is using a tongue-in-cheek approach to present its content with the line: “Summoning demons has never been so fun!”

The book offers an invitation to children to engage in the practice of summoning demons as a way of dealing with their adolescent problems such as having to do homework, chores, or dealing with bullies.

Going further, the book includes instructions on how to actually summon a demon. In the book, a number of demons are introduced, as well as the sigil or daemonic seal that represents each demon.

But is this book simply finding games or does it present a danger? The world’s leading exorcists say it is dangerous – and even black magicians might be likely to agree.

Demons and magic are no joke

Ask any person who seriously practices the art of so-called “black magic,” and they will tell you it’s not something for amateurs to be dabbling in. They will warn you that the demons will try to trick those of limited skill and it can be quite dangerous.

It’s kind of like playing around with dynamite and nitroglycerin when you have no idea what you were doing.

In the practice of witchcraft or black magic, a sigil is a unique identifying daemonic symbol or seal for directly making contact with a specific demon. You can liken a sigil to something similar to an ‘occult phone number’ that allows you to contact the demon directly.

In the practice of witchcraft or magic, there really is no such thing as “black magic” – magic is all the same. Further, there is no such thing as parody or joking around when it comes to engaging in the practice of magic.

The rituals and use of sigils that serious magicians engage in to summon demons are no different than kids playing around at it. To use the “phone number” analogy again, if you dial the number – the phone is going to ring and the party that is associated with the phone number is going to answer on the other end.

International Association of Exorcists issues warning

President of the International Association of Exorcists (AIE), Father Francesco Bamonte, criticized the author “The Children’s Book of Demons” for presenting the book as if it is something “ordinary and recommendable” and even as “a normal alternative to other religions” as if it is deserving of the same respect and freedoms, while subverting the “discernment between what is good and what is bad.”

The priest and exorcist warned that the book was “inviting children to ally themselves with them, to take advantage of them.”

The experienced exorcist pointed out that the book actually teaches children how to summon demons by drawing the sigil that represents a particular demon.

“Thus,” Father Bamonte says, “the children reproduce symbols very similar to those featured in the grimoires, manuals of magic spells that teach, with meticulous detail, the procedures necessary to contact evil spirits.”

“You don’t mess around with demons,” Father Bamonte said in a statement issued by the AIE. “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.”

Father Bamonte said teaching children how to summon demons would be like suggesting to kids that they ask a criminal for help. The priest said that children engaging and interacting with demons can damage a child “morally, psychologically and spiritually.”

Biblical warnings about demons and magic

The Bible warns about the product this is of engaging in magic or witchcraft and attest to the fact that demons are real and dangerous entity for humans to come in contact with.

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,”

–1 Timothy 4:1

For further reading see these Bible verses: Deuteronomy 18:10; Acts 19:19; Matthew 12:43-45; 1 Peter 5:8; Luke 8:2; James 4:7; Ephesians 6:11-12.