Rendering Unconscious welcomes Joseph Robicheaux to the podcast! On this episode, he presents his lecture from the first Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference, London, 2016, “The Seven Souls: The Seven Layers of the Vodou Soul”

Joseph Robicheaux is Oungan, Diviner, Author, Singer, Historian, Artist, Poeth. He has dedicated his life to the study of the occult, spirituality and religion of Traditional societies in the ancient and modern world, having studied many forms of traditional belief. From his own upbringing, and later initiation into Haitian Vodou, Robicheaux comes from a multicultural background, offering a worldview shaped by his immersion into often misunderstood and vilified cultures. Robicheaux seeks to present the underrepresented “occult” in an understandable and edifying way.

Be sure to check out his book Kuzen Azaka Mede: Engaging with the Lwa of Work, Labor, and Land (Hadean Press), as well as his YouTube channel and Soundcloud.

Collected papers from the first Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference, London, 2016, can be found in The Fenris Wolf 9 edited by Vanessa Sinclair & Carl Abrahamsson.

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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 & other intellectuals about their process, work, 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).

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 Books, 2017) co-edited with Carl Abrahamsson. 

The song at the end of the episode is “Night of the Hunter” by Vanessa Sinclair & Carl Abrahamsson from the album The Pathways of the Heart (for Jess) available digitally on Highbrow Lowlife’s Bandcamp.

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

Image: portrait of Joseph Robicheaux