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Published by Trapart Books - 2017 - Sweden
248 pages, 148 x 210 mm, perfect bound.

This volume contains material from the conference Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult (London, 2016), with contributions from Gary Lachman, Vanessa Sinclair, Katelan Foisy, Sharron Kraus, Demetrius Lacroix, Graham Duff, Ken Henson, Peter Grey, Val Denham, Claire-Madeline Culkin, Steven Reisner, Katy Bohinc, Olga Cox Cameron, Ingo Lambrecht, Elliott Edge, Charlotte Rodgers, Alkistis Dimech, Fred Yee, Robert Ansell, Ray O Neill, Derek M Elmore, Julio Mendes Rodrigo, Eve Watson, and Carl Abrahamsson. Topics include Sigmund Freud and the Occult, Art as Alchemy, the art of John Balance, Cut-Ups as a magical and psychoanalytic tool, Maori shamanism within therapy, Animistic art, Dance as ritual, Androgynous aspects in Austin Osman Spare’s art, Salvador Dali’s meeting with Jacques Lacan, Rebis: the Double Being, David Bowie’s Non-Human Effect, similarities between ritual magic and psychoanalysis, and much more.


Vanessa Sinclair & Carl Abrahamsson Editors’ Introduction: Looking back at the crossroads

Katelan Foisy Invocation: Homage to the spirits of the land/London

Sharron Kraus Art as Alchemy

Demetrius Lacroix The Seven Layers of the Vodou Soul

Graham Duff Sublime Fragments: The Art of John Balance

Ken Henson The American Occult Revival In My Work

Gary Lachman Was Freud Afraid of the Occult?

Peter Grey Fly the Light

Val Denham Proclaim Present Time Over

Katelan Foisy & Vanessa Sinclair The Cut In Creation

Claire-Madeline Culkin Beds, Bodies and Other Books of Common Prayer – A Reading of the Photography of Nan Goldin

Steven Reisner On the Dance of the Occult and Unconscious in Freud

Katy Bohinc The 12th House: Art and the Unconscious

Olga Cox Cameron When Shall We 3 Meet Again? Psychoanalysis, Art and the Occult: A Clandestine Convergence

Ingo Lambrecht Wairua: Following shamanic contours in psychoanalytic therapy at a Māori Mental Health Service in New Zealand

Elliott Edge An Occult Reading of PAO! Imagining in the Dark with Our Vestigial Shamanism in a Shade, Shadow, Wide

Charlotte Rodgers Stripped to the Core: Animistic Art Action and Magickal Revelation

Alkistis Dimech Dynamics of the Occulted Body

Fred Yee Cut-Up As Egregore, Oracle and Flirtation Device

Robert Ansell Androgyny, Biology and Latent Memory in the Work of Austin Osman Spare

Ray O Neill Double, Double, Toil and Trouble: Psychoanalysis Burn and Surrealism Bubble

Derek M Elmore Dreams and the Neither-Neither

Julio Mendes Rodrigo Rebis, the Double Being

Eve Watson Bowie’s Non-Human Effect: Alien/Alienation in The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) and The Hunger (1983)

Carl Abrahamsson Formulating the Desired: Some similarities between ritual magic and the psychoanalytic process

Front cover painting by Val Denham

Back cover painting by Ken Henson

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