Psychoanalysis Psychology of Religion

Lacan As “Spiritual Director” – On The Relationship Between Psychoanalysis And Christian Mysticism, Part 3 (Mark Murphy)

The following is the third installment of a three-part series.  The first can be found here.  The second one can be found here. The transition to full speech is the moment when one realizes in a holistic way that one is always dependent on the Other. The symbolic order determines our ‘existence,’ but it is at […]


The Place Of Das Ding – Psychoanalysis, Phenomenology, Religion, Part 2 (John Panteleimon Manoussakis)

The following is the second installment of a two-part series.  The first part can be found here.   The Place of das Ding. The foregoing has been an effort to inscribe das Ding within a philosophical genealogy that begins with Plato and extends all the way to Kant, Heidegger, and Marion, connecting psychoanalytic discourse with […]

Media Theory

Hanging Garlands Of Flowers On The Chains That Bind – Soft Totalitarianism and Techno-Rationality (Jeff Appel)

This article was originally a paper delivered at the conference “Reclaiming the Unconscious – On The Intersection of Psychoanalysis With the Humanities,” October 21-23, at the University of Denver, Denver, Colorado. “Our writing tools are also working on our thoughts[1].” So wrote — or more precisely, so typed — Friedrich Nietzsche in 1882. Nietzsche’s severe […]

Psychology of Religion

Shamanism and Entheogens – Toward A Psychoanalysis Of The New “Dream Time” (Roger Green)

There is no reason why therapy rooms for psychedelic sessions must be adorned with the default Buddha icons, fractal posters, and Indian drapes. Who says these are the hallmarks of psychedelia? Why not have pictures of Lamborghinis, pop stars, and football teams – or any other power objects our patients choose to bring?  -Ben Sessa[1] […]


Recovering the Unconscious – A Conference on the Intersection of Psychoanalysis With Politics, Philosophy, and Religion – CFP

Recovering the Unconscious Call for Papers and Presentations A Conference on the Intersection of Psychoanalysis With Politics, Philosophy, and Religion October 21-23, 2016 Denver, Colorado Sponsored by the University of Denver and the Colorado Analytic Forum of the Lacanian Field in Co-operation with the Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory __________________________________________________________________ “We are all proletarians”, […]

Author Reflections

Plundering A Theory of Trauma – Confessions of A Novice Author on Lacan and Theology

Nietzsche’s advice to young authors was to never admit error, for our critics will neither give an inch nor forgive our humility in siding against ourselves. The aphorism’s hubris stands in stark contrast to the insecurity all -too-commonly felt when publishing for the first time. Last year, when I published my first book, God Is […]