The occult has permeated society throughout the world. Some of the most popular movies, television shows and books today portray the occult in a very alluring manner. Practices such as meditation and reiki relaxation therapy, which were once considered 'flaky' and countercultural, are now widely accepted. I've even known churchgoers who readily admitted to reading their horoscopes each day.
Despite the pervasive influence of the occult, many Christians are still not fully aware of what it is, how it operates, and why so many people are lured into its trap. Much false information about the occult has been circulated among Christians in recent decades. This information has prevented many well-meaning Christians from relating to occultists in a loving manner and, as a result, from sharing the love of Christ with them.