There is a spiritual battle in full swing for the souls of Gen Z.
This generation is being bombarded with demonic witchcraft and occultic practices from every possible angle, and Christians need to counterattack this assault for the sake of these young people.
Former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens, perhaps ignorantly, is helping push the destructive practices of witchcraft onto young women in society with the release of her newest project, "Dead Hot," which released April 14.
This is an unscripted movie made in association with Tubi in which Hudgens and her friend, musician GG Magree, explore the realms of witchcraft and ghost hunting in Salem, Massachusetts.
Hudgens shot to fame for her role in Disney productions such as "High School Musical" and Spring Breakers."
Because of these past projects, Hudgens has formed a fan base numbering in the millions, and many of them are young and impressionable members of Generation Z.
Hudgens shared her passion for the occult in an interview with "Variety," saying the film "was a lot more personal than anything I've ever done."
"I'm not hiding behind a character as I normally do in films—this is me, exploring something that I am very passionate about," she added.
"I knew it would be extremely personal, and I would be sticking my neck out doing so," Hudgens continued. "But I'm hoping that it makes other curious people out there to be inspired to open their hearts, minds and soul. Trust their intuition and find a bit more peace in the unknown."
The duo said that during the pandemic was when they really took an interest in the supernatural and became "self-taught students of witchcraft." This included things like experimenting with forming connections to the spiritual realm and watching shows about "how ghost hunters, mediums and witches engaged with the spiritual world."
"During 2020, I think we were all looking for ways to better ourselves, to grow and come out of it as better people," Hudgens said. "I really started to lean into rituals and manifestation. I was actually leading little coven meetings over Zoom with a few other witchy friends. It was such an uplifting community, and it had me even more curious about witchcraft. The exploration seemed like a special thing to document and share."
It was watching the occultic movie "The Craft" that set her on a dark path of supernatural torment, much like the way "Dead Hot" is set to influence millions of the current generation of youth in the same fashion.
"What started off as something innocent where I'm just connecting with energy and the universe and vibes and all these innocent things that we see, took me down a path of just dark desperation," Weaver tells Charisma News in a 2021 interview.
"I felt at one point I was living in like a haunted house," Weaver continues. "I was hearing scratches on the wall right next to me. I would feel a brush by me and be terrified that somebody was here in the room with me. I always felt like I was being watched. It took me far into drugs. I ended up being homeless and on drugs, in and out of jails. For nine years of my life, I was in and out of a dark place."
Weaver has helped shed light on cultural issues that are opening the door of witchcraft and the occult for young people today such as the practice of Halloween and how the media continues to shove New Age practices at them.
"I think media has done a good job of pushing something to the point where it's now normalized," she says. "We have [television] shows as early as day care age promoting witchcraft and sorcery—'It's OK, boys and girls, say these spell words with us.'"
Witchcraft is manifesting itself in American society as Gen Z is suffering through a mental health crisis. Young women, the target demographic for witchcraft and the occult, are suffering even worse than young men, with 57% of young girls reporting "persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness" reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"I'm seeing it become very trendy on TikTok and things like that," she explains. "There's a whole generation of people who are being rocked to sleep by the enemy and it's just really time for the church... to sound the alarm and say, "No, we need to wake up,' and 'No,' we need to say, 'This is not right. This is not for my home, not for my kids."
As the Lord warns against witchcraft, sorcery and occultic practices in the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Revelation and many others, pray for the protection of Gen Z as they are spiritually assaulted with the normalization of these practices.
James Lasher is staff writer for Charisma Media.
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