highbrowlowlife · RU131: CHIRON ARMAND

Rendering Unconscious welcomes Chiron Armand to the podcast!

Chiron Armand, founder of Impact Shamanism, is a spirit-initiated shaman holding additional initiations in such New World traditions as Haitian Vodou (Houngan Asogwe) and Brazilian Quimbanda (com licensa). He is a trained hoodoo root doctor in the Southern Conjure tradition and is the author of Deliverance!: Hoodoo Spells of Uncrossing, Healing, and Protection and Clearing Spaces: Inspirational Techniques to Heal Your Home. He holds an MA in Performance Studies from New York University and a BA in Ritual Anthropology and Queer Studies from Hampshire College.

Visit his websites Impact Shamanism and O Sol Da Meia Noite and follow him on social media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter

Chiron Armand presented at the Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference, London 2016. Papers from that conference were collected into The Fenris Wolf 9, available as a limited edition hardbound with special limited edition print of the cover artwork signed by the artist Val Denham.

The work of Nicholaj de Mattos Frisvold is mentioned in this episode.

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Rendering Unconscious is a podcast about psychoanalysis, culture and more hosted by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, a psychoanalyst from New York City, now based in Stockholm. Dr. Sinclair sees patients internationally, specializing in online and remote treatment for entrepreneurs, creatives and business people who travel, offering continuity and quality of care for modern people on the go, as well as for those who are home-bound or live in remote locations and may not otherwise have access to psychoanalytic treatment.

Dr. Sinclair is the editor of Rendering Unconscious: Psychoanalytic Perspectives, Politics & Poetry (Trapart Books, 2019), On Psychoanalysis and Violence: Contemporary Lacanian Perspectives (Routledge, 2018) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson. Dr. Sinclair is the author of Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016) and Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020).

Dr. Sinclair facilitates lectures, events and conferences internationally and is a founding member of Das Unbehagen: A Free Association for Psychoanalysis

The track playing at the end of the episode is titled “Behind the behind” from the album “The larval stage of a bookworm“ by Carl Abrahamsson. Available from Highbrow Lowlife.

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

Photo of Chiron Armand.