Occult classes - but no vampires

PUBLISHED: 05:48 14 September 2006 | UPDATED: 09:52 24 May 2010

A WORKSHOP in the rituals of Satanism and witchcraft will soon start at a community centre used by a church, line dancers and a rainbows' group

A WORKSHOP in the rituals of Satanism and witchcraft will soon start at a community centre used by a church, line dancers and a rainbows' group.An 'occult workshop' for 'those that would walk with the gods' will start at Worle Community Centre on October 2.Experienced occultist Scott Jones will be running discussion groups and courses looking at the study and ritual uses of Satanism, meditation, witchcraft, and tarot.Those daring enough to take part will learn how to increase their mental and physical strength through meditation, learn how to 'cast their circle' and practice simple rituals for homework.Eventually they will learn to use wax dolls to enhance their rituals, consecrate tools, understand spirits and demons and ultimately control their 'emotional will'.Leaders of the Lawrence Road community centre, used by a range of groups including a community church, says it is in their constitution to welcome all groups and they do not turn anyone away. The workshop will take place at the same time as a kung fu class and a textiles group.The occult group's leader, however, has warned he does not want any 'kids, time wasters or wannabe vampires' at his workshop and warns you must have the 'mental bus fare to last the journey'. He has run several successful occultist workshops, which tend to last for eight to 10 weeks, when he lived in Coventry.Mr Jones said: "I am not pressuring anyone into joining a religion, that is very important, I'm simply teaching people the abilities and its up to them what they do with them."I will only want dedicated people who have the mental bus fare to finish the journey."You won't see this sort of thing often, a lot of it is behind closed doors in close circles and it is very hard to track down and find the appropriate books."People will be able to learn how to cast a circle, move within in it and welcome spirits as they move around their compass.

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