Fenris Wolf 9 – Ed. Carl Abrahamsson

Leading international occult research journal: this being the  ‘Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult’ issue.


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Sweden: Trapart Books, 2017.  New Paperback.

This journal, which appears roughly once a year, is one of the most important places for new occult writing and research. If you want to know what’s cutting edge as well as what’s worth revisiting from the past – you can do no better than curl up with a copy of Fenris Wolf, a pen and a notebook.  Here’s when you find the occult’s top writer-practitioner-scholars sharing what they’re working on now.

This issue is centred around work presented at the 2016 London Conference ‘Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult’, an international gathering whose reverberations are still being felt over a year on.  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.


  • Vanessa Sinclair & Carl Abrahamsson Editors’ Introduction
  • 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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