Rendering Unconscious episode 284.

Rendering Unconscious welcomes Carl Abrahamsson & Mitch Horowitz in conversation!

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Carl Abrahamsson is an occultural pioneer, author, publisher, musician, and filmmaker. His forthcoming book is now available for pre-order! Meetings with Remarkable Magicians: Life in the Occult Underground (2024).

His publishing company is Trapart Books, Films and Editions. His books include Source Magic (2023), Chimera Obscura (2023), Codex Nordica (2022), Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan (2022), Different People (2021), The Devil’s Footprint (2020), Occulture (2018), Mother, Have a Safe Trip (2016), Reasonances (2013), and The Fenris Wolf series. 

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Mitch Horowitz is a historian of alternative spirituality and one of today’s most literate voices of esoterica, mysticism, and the occult. His most recent book is Modern Occultism: History, Theory, and Practice (2023). His books include Occult America (2010), One Simple Idea (2016), The Miracle Club (2018), Daydream Believer (2022), Uncertain Places (2022), and the forthcoming Happy Warriors (2024), which is available for pre-order now!

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Mentioned in this episode:

Icons of Modern Esoterica: A Six-Part Online Class with Mitch Horowitz, Thursdays, February 22–March 28, 8PM ET

The Politics of the Occult: A Conversation with Historian Mitch Horowitz by Will Solomon at Counterpunch.

Watch this discussion at YouTube:

Join us! Online Event · Modern Occultism & A Limitless Search by Mitch Horowitz, Occult Influences In Pound’s Pisan Cantos by Katrina Makkouk Sunday, March 10, 2024, 1:00 PM NYC (10AM PT / 18 CET).

See you in Prague! Don’t miss the screening of the documentary Other, Like Me: The Oral History of COUM Transmissions & Throbbing Gristle and a discussion with foreign cultural historians Nicolas Ballet and Carl Abrahamsson on February 29 at 6.30pm as part of the exhibition It Is a Painful Thing to Be Alone: We Are But One, the first major posthumous presentation in Europe of the work of artist, musician, writer, occultist and cultural engineer, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (1950–2020), organized jointly by DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and New Discretions (New York).

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Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, a psychoanalyst based in Sweden, who works with people internationally. Follow her at Instagram | Twitter TikTok

She is the author of Things Happen (Trapart Books, 2024), The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: The Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2021) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016).

And is the editor of  Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Films of Ingmar Bergman: From Freud to Lacan and Beyond (Routledge, 2023), Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019), Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (Trapart Books, 2021) with Dr. Elisabeth Punzi, On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2019) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart Books, 2017) and The Fenris Wolf vol 11 (Trapart Books, 2022) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson.

Many thanks to Carl Abrahamsson, who created the intro and outro music for Rendering Unconscious podcast.

The song at the end of the episode is “Soul searching” from the album Wordship by Thee Majesty and Cotton Ferox. Available at

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