This episode is a lecture by Langston Kahn entitled “Shades and Shadows: How Our Unresolved Ancestors and Denied Selves Hold the Keys to Our Collective Liberation” presented at the conference Re-writing the Future: 100 Years of Esoteric Modernism and Psychoanalysis, Schloss Pienzenau, Merano, Italy, May 31, 2019.

Langston Kahn is a New York City based shamanic practitioner specializing in emotional healing and radical transformation. He stands firmly at the crossroads, his practice informed by Inner Relationship Focusing, initiations into traditions of the African Diaspora, the contemporary shamanic tradition of The Last Mask Community and the guidance of his helping spirits and ancestors weaving it all together.

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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 is currently working on Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation, forthcoming from Routledge (2020).

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

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The song at the end of the episode is “I formulated myself for myself only” from the album “The chapel is empty” by Vanessa Sinclair and Akoustik Timbre Frekuency available from Highbrow Lowlife and Trapart Editions.

Music for intro and outro of Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.

Photo of Langston Khan by Vanessa Sinclair at Brunnenburg Castle