Dr Louise Child
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 74039
Location:John Percival Building 5.14
- Tantric Buddhism
- Theories of Durkheim and Mauss
- Altered States of Consciousness (including Shamanism and Possession Trance)
- Contemporary Film
- Ritual sacrifice
Child, L. (2007) Tantric Buddhism and Altered States of Consciousness: Durkheim, Emotional Energy and Visions of the Consort. Abingdon: Ashgate.
Child, L. (Forthcoming 2012) ‘Initiation and communities of secrecy in Papua New Guinea, Tantric Buddhism, and contemporary serial drama’ in Garb, J. & Wexler, P. (eds) After Spirituality: Studies in Mystical Traditions. Peter Lang Publishing.
Child, L. (2010) ‘Spirit possession, seduction and collective consciousness’ in Schmidt, B. & Huskinson, L. (eds) Spirit Possession and Trance: New Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Continuum.
Child, L. (2008) ‘Possession in contemporary cinema: religious and psychological themes’ in DISKUS (the online journal of the British Association for the Study of Religion), vol. 9.
Research Networks and Groups
Crime Narratives Network, Cardiff University
Interdisciplinary Film Network, Cardiff University,
Sacrifice Project Team, School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University
Project conference poster available:
Myth, Narrative and Theory Pathway for MA in Religious Studies.
Undergraduate Modules taught:
Emotions, Symbols and Rituals
Bodies Spirits and Souls
Myth and the Movies