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Occult funeral for drug addict killed in ritual

A pagan rocker died at his drug-den farmhouse after a witchcraft ritual went nightmarishly wrong.

Junkie Jason Barriskill — who worked in the Tayto Castle food lab — was found slumped at his isolated home in Tandragee, Co Armagh, a fortnight ago.

His body was surrounded by occult symbols and his sprawling 60-acre property housed massive opium and cannabis labs.

Sunday Life can reveal pony-tailed guitarist Barriskill, 34, was a ‘priest’ in a sect founded by occultist Alesteir Crowley whose writings influenced rock stars like Jimmy Page and Ozzy Osbourne and son of Stephen Barriskill — leader of Tandragee’s ruthless ‘Farmers Boys’ dog-fighting gang.

Some locals have dubbed Jason ‘the Devil’s Dealer’ as he is suspected of having been a supplier to addicts and drug dealers across Northern Ireland.

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