Dr. Ray O’Neill, a psychoanalyst in private practice in Dublin, Ireland. We talk about psychoanalytic theory and practice, Lacan, clinical work, mental health treatment, sexuality, sex positivity, anxiety, society, societal discourse, stigma, transgenerational transmission of trauma, politics & more.

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Dr. O’Neill runs Machna Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy a counselling and psychoanalytic practice based in North Dublin City Centre and Beara, West Cork. Machnamh is the Irish (Gaelic) term for reflecting, contemplating in an active, deep, considered way. “In our modern demanding culture it is more and more difficult to find a genuine time and space to step back from our lives and deliberately consider who we are, how we are living our life, or how we want to be?”

The books Dr. O’Neill refers to are Paul Verhaeghe’s Love in a Time of Loneliness and On Being Normal & Other Disorders.

For more from Dr. O’Neill, listen to RU1: a lecture by Ray O’Neill “Double Double Toil and Trouble, Psychoanalysis Burn and Surrealism Bubble” on Freud, Lacan, Dali, narcissism and the double, first presented at the Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference, London, 2016.  The Fenris Wolf vol 9 – an anthology of the collected papers from theconference, including Dr. O’Neill’s paper – can be found at trapart.net

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!

This episode is also available at YouTube:

The track playing at the end of the episode is titled “A Body Arched for Sex” from the album The Larval Stage of a Bookworm by Carl Abrahamsson. Available from Highbrow-Lowlife.

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

Artwork by Vanessa Sinclair. A book of her cut-up poetry Switching Mirrors is available through www.trapart.net and CHAOS OF THE THIRD MIND with artist Katelan Foisy is upcoming from Fulgur (2023).