Warning! Disney Promotes Dangerous Occult Themes in Marvel Spin-Off

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Warning! Disney Promotes Dangerous Occult Themes in Marvel Spin-Off

By Movieguide® Contributor

The upcoming Disney+ show AGATHA ALL ALONG will promote dangerous occult themes, including witchcraft. 

The show spotlights Agatha Harkness, a witch who was introduced to viewers in WANDAVISION. Kathryn Hahn is set to reprise her role as Agatha, with Aubrey Plaza, Patti LuPone, Joe Locke and Debra Jo Rupp rounding out the cast. 

“In AGATHA ALL ALONG, the infamous Agatha Harkness finds herself down and out of power after a suspicious goth Teen helps break her free from a distorted spell,” the official synopsis of the show reads. “Her interest is piqued when he begs her to take him on the legendary Witches’ Road, a magical gauntlet of trials that, if survived, rewards a witch with what they’re missing. Together, Agatha and this mysterious Teen pull together a desperate coven, and set off down, down, down The Road…”

In a teaser trailer, Agatha mentions losing her “power” after a battle with Wanda Maximoff, the Scarlet Witch. 

“I miss the glory days,” she says. “She took every bit of power I had, and I can be that witch again.”

AGATHA ALL ALONG’s content reflects a dangerous growing interest in witchcraft and paganism among young people. 

A study from the Barna Group found that “three-quarters of America’s youth (73%) have engaged in at least one type of psychic or witchcraft-related activity, beyond mere media exposure or horoscope usage.”

“The most common types of witchcraft behaviors were using a Ouija board and reading a book about witchcraft or Wicca, each of which had been done by more than one-third of teenagers,” the study continued. “More than one-quarter of teens have played a game featuring sorcery or witchcraft elements. One-tenth of teens had participated in a séance and 1 out of 12 had tried to cast a spell or mix a magic potion.”

AGATHA ALL ALONG reflects a concerning trend from Disney regarding content with occult themes. Movieguide® previously reported on HOCUS POCUS 2:

Disney released HOCUS POCUS 2, a sequel to the 1993 Halloween movie, updating the movie’s story to normalize the occult, as well as pagan beliefs.

HOCUS POCUS tells the story of children who must fight the Sanderson sisters, a trio of witches who want to sacrifice children for their magic spells.

HOCUS POCUS 2 uses these same occult themes, and adds new ones, like references to crystals, herbs, moon spells, and sacred woods. 

Parents are already complaining about the movie, with one mother saying the movie “unleashes hell on your kids and in your home. The whole movie is based on witches harvesting children for blood sacrifices.”

Movieguide® has previously reported on the dangers of occult themes in children’s media, with research from Movieguide® Publisher and Founder Dr. Ted Baehr:

In Deut. 18:10-13, for example, Moses clearly says, “Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and because of these detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God.” Also, in Rev. 21:8, Jesus Himself says, “The cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars – their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” Furthermore, in Galatians 5:19-21, the Apostle Paul says, “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the Kingdom of God.”

All of these biblical passages – and more besides – show us, beyond all reasonable doubt, that God wants us to avoid completely witchcraft and sorcery.

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