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, Brigantia, Elen of the Ways and Valen from Babylon 5.