Ian ‘Cat’ Vincent was born on Imbolc-Groundhog Day in 1964. He is a lifelong student of the occult, and a former professional combat magician and curse-breaker. His writing and talks on Forteana and magic can be seen at catvincent.com, tinyurl.com/catvtalks, and occasionally in Fortean Times. He lives in Yorkshire, England with his wife, the artist Kirsty Hall. His favourite deities are Babalon, Eris, Ganesha and Valen from Babylon 5.