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? How do you feel about reading magic books? I used to read those books, but I realize I did not want those spirits and images in my heart. What are your thoughts about it. You don't want to open the door to evil in your world. You will thank me later.

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Rachel Hope Narnia was written by C S Lewis a famous Christian. It contains witches, evil, magic and even Santa Claus. A book is a book - get over yourself!
Anitra This is no darker than a fairy story. It's definitely not Satanism, evil spirits etc. You'd have to be of an unusually sensitive disposition to be disturbed by anything in this book. And no, I don't think I will thank you for trying to advise me what is "safe" for me to read. I think I'm old enough and have sufficient IQ to make those judgements for myself. As it happens, I thought this book was tedious nonsense anyway, but I don't believe I'm going to be "corrupted" by reading any work of fiction, as I can distinguish between that and reality. What are your opinions of non-fiction? Should people not read about real life atrocities such as The Holocaust? That was indisputably and incomprehensibly evil, but don't modern generations need to know the truth about what happened, so we can (hopefully) avoid repeating it? Do you think reading about factual evil also "opens the door" to bad things, and should be avoided, or do you think we can learn positive lessons from it?
Lauren Where does Cathy Ames from East of Eden fall on your spectrum of 'evil' in your heart and world? Or is it restricted to magic and spirits?
Yvonne I would agree completely with Robyn Quist. There is no real evil - no truly evil people - perhaps selfish, narcissistic people, but no dark hearts. Nothing to keep one awake at night. It has a dreamy, surreal quality and the magic is of an "otherworldly" quality - more like Alice in Wonderland stuff. I never read this sort of thing, but am so glad that I found this book - I loved it.
Robyn I've never read a book quite like this before. I loved it. It is not dark and evil like other books out there. There are some dark magic books that can be disturbing but I wouldn't put this one in that category.
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