>>I will go by the vatican exorcist who knows the enemy better than you and me.<<
I’ll go with Msgr. Peter Fleedwood, an expert on New Age and former official at the Pontifical Council for Culture who was advising the exorcists. None of whom are against this Children’s literature.
You and Fr. Amorith can link HP to New Age and the occult to your hearts content but they are two different animals just like marriage between a man and a woman and gay marriage. You can find similarities if you want to find them.
My daughter went to my Priest who told her that Harry Potter is fine as long as it is not a “guide”. It’s not. If you weren’t looking for the devil in those books you would see that the magic is a talent. Not something that can be developed nor can one “sell your soul” to get the talent. You would see that the villain in the book, chose evil, as many humans do and lost his humanity because of it.
I would think that someone as knowledgeable as you are about the occult and New Age would be thrilled to use these books to teach lessons to young people. If you truly deal with young people, use these books to show the consequences of sin. Stop looking for the evil that is not there. Lead them away from the New Age with a tool that they have already.
If you dismiss Harry Potter, then you must never watch Wizard of Oz because of Glinda the Good Witch or God Forbid you pick up any of the Lord of the Rings series. There is an awful lot of magic flowing around there.
May I suggest a book?
You will see the Catholic pov on these books here. Then your passions can be used against true evil. Not the evil you imagine. The Devil has powers to use what seems reasonable and twist it.
Ever think he is twisting Harry Potter?
To each his own just always pray for your family. I know what I know there are real hidden spells in those books just research it properly. The characters say them literally. You do not have that in Tolkien books. Good bye. Freeper Cheers!