Rendering Unconscious welcomes Carl Abrahamsson back to the podcast!

Carl Abrahamsson is a Swedish author, publisher, musician, photographer and filmmaker. Check out his books and publishing company Trapart.

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Join us for Psychoanalysis, Art and the Occult 2021 at Morbid Anatomy Museum online. 

Sunday, September 19, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT Psychoanalysis, Art and the Occult: The Two Antichrists with Peter Grey and Alkistis Dimech of Scarlet Imprint, Live on Zoom

Sunday, September 26, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
Psychoanalysis, Art and the Occult: Blanche Barton on Death Imagery in Satanism and Carl Abrahamsson presents Memento Mori Forever, Live on Zoom

Already in The Satanic Bible, Anton LaVey had shown considerable creativity. Concepts like “Psychic Vampire” and “The Balance Factor” soon became household terms in America and the rest of the world. His description of the ritual space as an “Intellectual Decompression Chamber” also hit home outside the strictly Satanic perimeters. As did the slightly later term “Occultnik”, signifying a person who is lost within old structures of occultism without being able to see what’s really of use on a practical, material level. LaVey’s initial key works, The Satanic Bible and The Satanic Rituals, are great examples of creative appropriation and reformulation. But the two volumes of essays and maxims that followed much later, ie The Devil’s Notebook and Satan Speaks, genuinely contain the essence of LaVey’s wit and creativity. In these books, we find many fascinating topics: the integration of emotionally resonant music, stressing the ego, encouraging a sense of humour, artificial human companions, the total environment, the archetype of the villain, the third side of truth and much more. Join me for a darkside trip into the Satanic mind of Anton LaVey – magical innovator!

This episode also available at YouTube:

If you liked this lecture, you will enjoy his books:

Occulture: The Unseen Forces that Drive Culture Forward (Inner Traditions, 2018) 

Anton LaVey and The Church of Satan available for pre-order (Inner Traditions, 2022) 

Reasonances (Scarlet Imprint, 2014)

Sacred Intent: Conversations with Carl Abrahamsson (1986-2019) by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge (Trapart Books, 2021)

The Fenris Wolf edited by Carl Abrahamsson

Check out Carl’s novels Mother Have a Safe Trip and The Devils Footprint.

Watch Anton LaVey – Into the Devils Den:

Anton LaVey – Into the Devil’s Den from Carl Abrahamsson on Vimeo.

Visit the alphabetical list of guests for more episodes of Rendering Unconscious with Carl Abrahamsson.

Rendering Unconscious Podcast is hosted by psychoanalyst Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, who interviews psychoanalysts, psychologists, scholars, creative arts therapists, writers, poets, philosophers, artists & other intellectuals about their process, work, world events, the current state of mental health care, politics, culture, the arts & more.

Rendering Unconscious Podcast can be found at your favorite podcasting platforms, including:  Spotify  /  iTunes  /  Soundcloud  /  Podbean

Dr. Sinclair is the author of The Pathways of the Heart (Trapart Books, 2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: the Cut in Creation (Routledge, 2020) and Switching Mirrors (Trapart Books, 2016).

Dr. Sinclair is the editor of 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, 2018) co-edited with Dr. Manya Steinkoler, and The Fenris Wolf, vol 9 (Trapart, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson. 

The song at the end of the episode is “Sweet Jayne” by White Stains from the album “Singleminded Dualisms (1987-1989)” available from Highbrow Lowlife.

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

Image: Anton LaVey and Carl Abrahamsson photographed by Blanche Barton