Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Brit's plans for psychic school one step closer to Hogwarts reality

Although Florida is home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, it looks like the Brits are taking one step closer to creating a real Hogwart's school.

The Lancashire Telegraph reports that Kevin Horkin, owner of "psychic management" company Parallel, is attempting to purchase Gwrych Castle (shown left in a photo by Dot Potter) in Abergele, North Wales, for the purpose of opening a school for psychics.

Along with renovations to the 19th century castle, Horkin's plans for a "psychic school of excellence" include hotel accommodations for the site, which he hopes to open by late 2012.

Horkin (right) tells the Telegraph,  "It has always been one of my ambitions to open a psychic retreat somewhere and this would work on several fronts." "It will be somewhere where psychics can go to meet like-minded people, to further their interests and develop their psychic senses."

Of course, while we don't have castles devoted to psychic schools here in the States, we do have the well-known Spiritualist retreats in Lily Dale, NY, and Cassadaga, Fla. Still, if this plan for the castlle does happen, I'll be one of the first waiting on line for the train at Platform 9 3/4.

-Aaron Sagers