Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Witchcraft 'thriving in the Welsh countryside'

Witchcraft is thriving in the Welsh countryside, a church minister has said, as he described stumbling upon an increasing number of effigies, users of the evil eye and exorcisms. Rev Felix Aubel claims occult practices in rural Wales have been increasing during the two decades he has been working in the area. The minister spoke out after latest figures in the 2011 census has revealed 83 witches and 93 satanists are living in Wales.

He said there was an "unusual connection" between Christianity and witchcraft in some chapel circles in Wales. Rev Aubel, who is the minister of five Congregational chapels in rural Carmarthenshire, said he has called out an exorcist after a witch placed a curse on one of his parishioners. He said: "This is not a joke and I would warn people not to get involved in the occult. I have been told that a coven of witches still meet locally. There is also a witch living in a nearby village who advertises her services in the local paper."

He revealed in his autobiography that a curse on a parishioner had to be lifted by an exorcist. He said: "In folk-magic and witchcraft, a poppet is a doll made to represent a person, for casting spells on that person. A poppet or effigy would be used with very sharp needles stuck into its 'heart' as a way of doing evil to an enemy. It was this 'evil' type of poppet that was used on a chapel member of mine in the Aberaeron area in 1994.

"It took an experienced Anglican exorcist to 'raise' this curse, which had been placed by a witch on the instruction of another former church member. The motivation behind this 'evil' was envy that had turned into jealousy." The Carmarthenshire church minister, who has preached in West Wales for over 20 years, and a former candidate for the Conservative party, said witches and curses weren't simply the stuff of fairy stories. He said he had also battled a case of the "evil eye" during his ministerial career.


BoS said...

Someone who believes in an all-knowing, all-seeing sky daddy who sacrificed himself to himself to "save" humanity from the consequences of a chain of events he himself put in motion and, because he's all-knowing and all-seeing knew would happen and thus has deliberately caused the suffering of millions of what are no more than pawns in a game of cosmic lies and deceit appears, to the rest of the world - the rational world - mental.

Get a real job, god-botherer.

Ratz said...

I'm saying nothing about the photo.. nothing at all :)