The Magic of Occult Cinema with Carl Abrahamsson, Hosted by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, beginning September 15

The Magic of Occult Cinema with Carl Abrahamsson, Hosted by Dr. Vanessa Sinclair, beginning September 15

Dates: September 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 2024
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm EDT
Admission: $145 ($125 for Patreon members)

Please note: Zoom invites are sent five days before the first class meeting. If you do not receive it, please email us at

Join Swedish author and film-maker Carl Abrahamsson for a unique four-sessions class focusing on Occult Cinema. From films thematically dealing with the Occult and the Satanic to hidden away, macabre masterpieces to forgotten films made by sheer force of will, this inspiring class will be an enlightening, occasionally terrifying, and, most of all, fun way to broaden your horizons when it comes to both Occultism and its supreme magical tool: Cinema.

What lies hidden in the psychic darkness always needs to (re)surface and shine; this might happen within your own golden mind, projected on the ”silver screen,” or, quite often both at the same time… In this class, we will leave “good taste” behind as we invite you to open your mind, and dive into the collective unconscious of forgotten film history. 

Carl Abrahamsson is a Swedish author, publisher, and filmmaker. His books include Meetings with Remarkable Magicians: Life in the Occult Underground (2024), Source Magic (2023), Codex Nordica (2022), Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan (2022), Different People (2021), The Devil’s Footprint (2020), Occulture (2018), Mother, Have a Safe Trip (2016), and The Fenris Wolf series. His films include Reseduction (2022), My Silent Lips (2019), Lunacy (2017), Sub Umbra Alarum Luna (2016), and the An Art Apart series. His publishing company is Trapart Books, Films and Editions.

Dr. Vanessa Sinclair is a psychoanalyst, artist, and occultist based in Sweden, who works with people internationally. She hosts of the award-winning podcast, Rendering Unconscious. Her books include Things Happen (2024), Psychoanalytic Perspectives on the Films of Ingmar Bergman: From Freud to Lacan and Beyond (2023), The Pathways of the Heart(2021), Scansion in Psychoanalysis and Art: The Cut in Creation (2021), Switching Mirrors (2016), and Outsider Inpatient: Reflections on Art as Therapy (2021) with Elisabeth Punzi.

Together they host the Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult series of events, dedicated to exploring the intersections and integration of psychoanalytic theory, the creative arts, occult practices, and folk magic traditions. By inviting psychoanalysts, philosophers, artists, writers, and occult practitioners from a variety of theoretical orientations and worldviews to discuss their work, personal experiences, and areas of research interest with one another, dialogue is opened up between practitioners in fields of study that traditionally rarely engage with one another though often operate in similar and complementary ways. Join them at Patreon!