A Children’s Book of Demons by Aaron Leighton was published this Summer. It’s a playful work that instructs children on how to deal with various problematic situations like dealing with bullies at school and facing down a plate of unappealing chow by summoning various demons via sigil-work to help out. The publisher’s description says:
“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! This paranormal parody is filled to the brim with funny spirits more silly than scary!”
It’s been suggested that this is mainly meant to operate on a psychological basis — giving kids an opportunity to face their fears and exert some sense of control by allying themselves with “invisible friend” type allies. But as most of us know – the dividing line between psychological and spiritual reality might well be a thin one. S0, yeah — this is a kid friendly grimoire and primer on doing basic Solomonic magick.
In an interesting turn of events one authorized Roman Catholic exorcist is basically endorsing this point of view – that demons, etc. are real, and shouldn’t be messed with. A valid point, though to take it one step further, if demons ARE real, wouldn’t it be a good idea to have some idea of how to cope with them effectively to obtain positive outcomes? Could be this cat doesn’t want to lose his relative monopoly on the gig. At the same time, as someone with decades of study and practice, you can understand him advising against casual dabbling. Ergo — urge your Local OTO Body to start developing and offering a cirriculum for children to learn the foundational theory and practice of this sorta work so 1) they will recognize when they’re being messed with and alert their parents 2) if messed with when there’s no adult help around they have SOME defenses in place.
One place you can purchase is: https://www.amazon.com/Childrens-Book-Demons-Aaron-Leighton/dp/1927668662
Thanks for Soror Amy for the tip!