Welsh Church Minister Warns Witchcraft Is Very Much Alive In His Country
A church minister has revealed witchcraft is very much alive and well in his Welsh rural parishes as he warns against becoming involved in the occult.
Reverend Felix Aubel has spoken of how he as come across witches, the use of effigies and the 'evil eye' during his career in the Welsh countryside.
He has detailed a number of spine-tingling chilling tales after the latest figures in the 2011 census revealed 83 witches and 93 satanists are living in Wales.
Rev Aubel, who is the minister of five Congregational chapels in rural Carmarthenshire, even detailed how he had to call 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.'
In his autobiography, Rev Aubel describes how a curse on a parishioner had to be lifted by an exorcist after a 'poppet' or 'effigy' was made of a chapel member of his.
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 UCN