Sinclair & Abrahamsson (ed.)
The Fenris Wolf 11
The Fenris Wolf is a research journal focused on the human mind, developments in comparative magico-anthropology, and on the occultural implications and applications of these fields of study.
This eleventh issue contains material presented at the Psychoanalysis, Art & the Occult conference “Re-writing the Future: 100 Years of Esoteric Modernism and Psychoanalysis” (Merano, 2019). Presenters were Kadmus, Charlotte Rodgers, Kasper Opstrup, Elisabeth Punzi & Per Magnus Johansson, Hans-Peter Söder, Haukur Jonasson, Carlos Abler, Stephanie Moran & Anna Sebastian, Katy Bohinc, Tom Banger & Koshka, Simon Magus, Ugo Dossi, Siegfried de Rachewiltz, Katrina Makkouk, Vanessa Sinclair, Blanche Barton, and Carl Abrahamsson, presenting topics as diverse as Greek Paganism, spiritual evolution, Cosmism’s inherent longing to go into space, Hilda Doolittle, the power of myth, Christianity’s influence in medieval Pagan Iceland, hypno-mimesis and working with body, the esoteric methods of Ithell Colquhoun, poetry as magic, the aesthetics and methods of Austin Osman Spare, automatic drawing, Joseph Ennemoser, Ezra Pound’s occultism, the crusade against magical thinking, the roots of modern Satanism, and the relationship between Ezra Pound and his publisher James Laughlin.
Trapart Books, 2022. 6 x 9”, 256 pages. Edited by Carl Abrahamsson & Vanessa Sinclair. Available in paperback, hardback and e-book editions.
Free of the Darkness
In this book are 136 photographs from Russia, displaying subjective intersections of time and space in an environment as fascinating and enchanting as it can be depressing and dangerous. Never a dull moment for those who dare roam the Russian spaces with an open mind and camera in hand... Street scenes, architecture, people, nature... all the facets of daily life flash by as we travel through a country as vast as it is mysterious; as emotionally honest and glamorous as it seems eternally hesitant to shake off the yoke of totalitarianism. Whether you look at Russia as a haunting spectre unable to leave its violent past behind or as a nation of immense creative potential, Carl Abrahamsson’s photographs provide you with personal, private and revealing glimpses of Russian life.
“What we are attracted to and what we fear (sometimes they are one and the same), we must absolutely explore. When I was offered a Russian photo exhibition and a mini-tour for my musical project Cotton Ferox in 2007, I was overjoyed. For almost two weeks, I travelled to Moscow, St Petersburg and Yaroslavl. The work presented did not feel half as interesting to me as what I experienced and documented myself there and then. Russia is an insanely fascinating and brutally emotional culture, proudly flaunting both victories and defeats as if they were the same – essentially, a photographer’s and observer’s paradise.” – Carl Abrahamsson, from the introduction
Trapart Books, 2022. 150 pages in full colour. 7 x 10”. Available in paperback, hardback and e-book editions.