INTRO: One of my daughters encouraged me to read Randy Alcorn's books written in story form of how demons work in people. And at the end of one of the books he says this, "Theologian G. C. Berkouwer said, 'There can be no sound theology without a sound demonology'" (298). That is a thought worth thinking through. And a little later Alcorn writes, "Paul took a particular course of action 'that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes' (2 Corinthians 2:11)." Then he says, "The degree to which Satan outwits us will correspond directly to how informed - or ignorant - we are of his schemes against us" (300).
When Paul says we are not ignorant of Satan's devices, the idea is that we know how the devil thinks and thus how he operates. Today, the occult is everywhere in North America. From the Harry Potter books to Walt Disney children's videos, the occult is everywhere. The popular series such as 'Christi' or 'Little House on the Prairie' have parts that make the occult seem friendly. One of our folk sent me a link to Walt Disney's connections to the occult. Once you know what to look for you will find the occult all over. The occult is anything that has to do with finding hidden information through other means than using the Bible or the five senses God gave us. I understand in our community it is quite common to determine if a child is a boy or a girl by a needle on a string. This is dabbling with the occult. Every book on the occult I have read that deals with the subject of water witching says it is occultic.