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Carl Abrahamsson joins Raul A. to discuss his work on the Jayne Mansfield and Anton LaVey photo book CALIFORNIA INFERNAL, his occult & outsider culture journal THE FENRIS WOLF, the art of Austin Osman Spare & John Balance, the photos of Tom Benson, working with Vanessa Sinclair on CUT TO FIT THE MOUTH, the AN ART APART bio film series, his upcoming book OCCULTURE to be released by Inner Traditions, and much more.

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CALIFORNIA INFERNAL: Jayne Mansfield and Anton LaVey (JD Holmes)
More books at JD Holmes
The Fenris Wolf 9 (Trapart International Shipping)
CUT TO FIT THE MOUTH (Arcana Machine)
Tom Benson: Visionary
Films by Carl Abrahamsson
Occulture: The Unseen Forces That Drive Culture Forward
Scarlet Imprint to Publish ‘Reasonances’
“Cut to Fit the Mouth” Heathen Harvest Review

On Occulture:

In this deep exploration of “occulture”–the liminal space where art and magic meet–Carl Abrahamsson reveals the integral role played by magic and occultism in the development of culture throughout history as well as their relevance to the continuing survival of art and creativity. Blending magical history and esoteric philosophy with his more than 30 years’ experience in occult movements, Abrahamsson looks at the phenomena and people who have been seminal in modern esoteric developments, including Carl Jung, Anton LaVey, Paul Bowles, Aleister Crowley, and Rudolf Steiner.

On The Fenris Wolf 9:

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.

Note from the producer:

I apologize for the reduced audio quality on my part of the interview. My side of the multi-track recording had its audio corrupted and I needed to reconstruct the conversation using the single track Skype recording, which required a lot more work. This conversation was recorded in May 2017, so some dates referenced are now in the past.