I'm Rik Garrett, a photographer / artist who moved to Chicago in 2006. I lived here for nearly five years before learning of the amazingly rich metaphysical / occult / magickal history. Suddenly I began to find it everywhere.
This isn't just history. Chicago has several thriving occult businesses and organizations. Some of these operate in the open, and some are just recently re-emerging.
I don't have any agenda and I'm not attempting to proselytize for any particular path. This is just something that I care about and think that there are others who would appreciate this kind of resource. I'm posting many things as I find them, and know that there are others out there who are much more knowledgeable than I on many of these subjects. In these cases, I encourage you to get in touch!
I am always open to suggestions and submissions. I encourage both! Please email me at: occultchicago at gmail dot com
In other news, I've recently married an archivist. This may explain a few things.
My wife Jane and I run the website Occult Guide, a site dedicated to mapping locations of interest around the world.
My personal artwork pages:
Rik Garrett Photography
Rik Garrett Photography on Facebook