Occult Guide is a new web community created by Rik Garrett, who has been a contributor to the Hermetic Library visual pool and is the creator of the blog Occult Chicago, and Jane Garrett.
“Welcome to Occult Guide, an interactive mapping website dedicated to locations of occult interest around the world. Intended as a resource both for travelers and for those exploring their own cities, Occult Guide features locations of historical as well as contemporary significance.
Take a look at the maps. Once you register and create a profile, you can:
submit locations in your own city for the worldwide maps
customize your profile, complete with blog, photo album and more
join in the discussion forums
create and join groups based on location or common interest
create and edit collaborative documents within groups” [via]
“A fully user-fueled website, Occult Guide shares locations of occult interest as a means of both celebrating historical traditions and advancing current study and practice. We encourage people of all paths to contribute to the site, creating a resource for all seekers of hidden knowledge.
Members can contribute locations to the global map, join discussion forums, or create groups with other users who share a common path or interest. If you have an interest in magick, Wicca, Paganism, Hermeticism, Satanism, Thelema, Theosophy, or other schools of thought — we need your help! Please join in the discussion here and submit locations to add to Occult Guide’s worldwide map.” [via]
“Occult Guide is a project by Rik and Jane Garrett, out of Chicago IL.
Jane has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Writing and a Masters of Library Science degree. Rik is a fine art photographer who also runs the Occult Chicago blog.
One day in June 2012, we were walking through town and discussing our upcoming honeymoon in Vienna. Jane said, “Wouldn’t it be great if there were an international site like the Occult Chicago blog, but with maps? That way you could find interesting places to visit no matter where you traveled.” We looked at each other and knew that we had to make this happen.” [via]