Richard Bach (born 1936)
I once heard of a man who was totally obsessed with Johnathan Livingston Seagull. He turned up to a church one day and it was obvious that he was possessed with a demon that was making him flap his arms and sound like a seagull.
When I was in Junior High School, I discovered the same book. It was a book I could not put down. I think I read it twice and could have read it many more times if I wished too.
I was too young to know at the time but Johnathan Livingston Seagull is a New Age book. It is about a seagull who aims to fly faster and faster each time he tries. He goes so fast in the end, he reaches Nirvana or enlightenment.
The book was written to convert people to the New Age religion. What is interesting about this book is that Richard Bach confesses that the book was not his idea. So how did Bach end up writing this book?
Alfred S. Alschuler met Richard Bach in person and has this to say: "Richard Bach... recently told me that he was walking on the beach one evening when he heard a distinct voice outside and behind his head say to him "Johnathan Livingston Seagull". Bach had no idea what it meant, but knew it was important. He went home and sat for an hour with a pen and paper in hand before the first part of his most famous book played out before him as if it were a movie." (p.7, Interview With an Angel - a New Age book)
From a Christian perspective, Bach's movie is another name for a vision. Rick Joyner also saw visions that were like movies and he made them into books too.
So, the question is What is the source of these visions? To know the answer, we must look at the content of the visions. According to Christianity, demons are behind New Age visions.
For my comments on Rick Joyner's books, see my FB page called Rick Joyner and His Animal Spirit Guides.