This episode is a lecture by Langston Kahn entitled “The Thing Which Knowledge Can’t Eat: Gods, Archetypes and the Mind” presented at the conference Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult, held at Candid Arts Trust, London, May 6-8, 2016. Papers from this conference have been collected together in The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 edited by Vanessa Sinclair and Carl Abrahamsson (Trapart Books, 2017).
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.
Be sure to check out RU57: LANGSTON KAHN, “SHADES & SHADOWS: HOW OUR UNRESOLVED ANCESTORS & 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.
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The full panel from the Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference, held at Candid Arts Trust, London, May 6-8, 2016, with Val Denham – Proclaim Present Time Over, Langston Kahn – The Thing Which Knowledge Can’t Eat: Gods, Archetypes and the Mind, and Graham Duff – Sublime Fragments; The Art of John Balance can be viewed at YouTube:
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, 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 “Soft Explosion” from the album “The Somewhat Lost Horizon” by White Stains.
Music for intro and outro of Rendering Unconscious Podcast by Carl Abrahamsson.
Artwork: “Dreamtime Sisters” by Colleen Wallace Nungari