Mr Cavan McLaughlin

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About me

Cavan is a filmmaker, creative media practitioner and Senior Lecturer, with his primary research interests being the role and function of 'occulture'.  He is a practicing freelance filmmaker, graphic designer, editor, producer and director. 

As a media professional of over 20 years, he has been involved in almost all aspects of audiovisual production, specialising in promotional music videos and album-sleeve artwork.

He is the founder of Trans- States (, a transdisciplinary conference series and network exploring occultism, mysticism, shamanism and other esoteric and spiritual practices in contemporary occulture. He is also director of Trans- States Media, their sibling media production unit. 

Finally, Cavan is co-founder of the Monad project, a digital hub for archiving and sharing principles of ‘best practice’ for realising progressive change; and, co-founder and editorial board member of Monad: Journal of Transformative Practice ( a transdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal focusing on contemporary practices (and practitioners) that engage in progressive individual and/or cultural transformation.

Area of expertise

  • The role and function of 'occulture'
  • Esoteric art
  • Esotericism
  • Re-visionary myth-making
  • Entity phenomena


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