Rendering Unconscious welcomes Dr. Ingo Lambrecht to the podcast!

Dr. Lambrecht is a consultant clinical psychologist working in Auckland, New Zealand. He has worked at Manawanui, Māori Mental Health Service and has also been trained and graduated as a sangoma, a South African shaman. He has published and presented widely on the complex relationship between shamanism and psychoanalysis and is currently co-editing a book on culture and psychosis. His books include Sangoma Trance States (2014).

Our paper written together “Psychoanalytic and Ritual Spaces as Transitional, featuring Sangoma Trance States” is included in The Fenris Wolf 8 (Trapart Books 2016).

Dr. Lambrecht’s presentation “Wairua: Following shamanic contours in psychoanalytic therapy at a Māori Mental Health Service in New Zealand” from the Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference, 2016, is included in The Fenris Wolf 9 (Trapart Books 2017).

Watch Dr. Lambrecht’s keynote at ISPS International, March 2020.

Israel Regardie is mentioned in this episode.

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

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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), and 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 track at the end of the episode is “Bring Forth Our Ancestors (Embrace Ourselves)” from the album Follow My Voice by Vanessa Sinclair & Per Åhlund, available digitally on Bandcamp from Highbrow Lowlife. Also available as a limited edition CD (23 copies) from Trapart Editions.

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

Image by Katelan Foisy