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Dr Louise Child 


Child, L (2007) Tantric Buddhism and Altered States of Consciousness.  Abingdon: Ashgate.

Child, L. (forthcoming: 2013) ‘Elementary Forms vs psychology in contemporary cinema’ in Hausner, S. (ed) Durkheim in Disciplinary Dialogue: A Centenary Celebration of ‘The Elementary Forms of Religious Life’ New York & Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Child, L. (forthcoming 2013) ‘Relationships and visions: the yogini as deity and human female in tantric Buddhism’ in Keul, I. (ed) Yogini: History, Polysemy, Ritual.  London & New York: Routledge.

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. pp. 53-70.

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. http://www.basr.ac.uk/diskus/diskus9/child.htm/

Child, L. (2007) ‘Subtle bodies, wrathful deities and men in Buddhist tantric traditions’ in Religions of South Asia, vol. 1.1, pp. 29-46.

Child, L. (2003) ‘Mantras and spells: Durkheim and Mauss, religious speech and tantric Buddhism’ Durkheimian Studies, vol. 9, pp. 58-67.

Child, L. (2011) ‘The Sopranos: family and murders in religion, psychology and film’.  Research seminar paper, ref.no.11, Cardiff Crime Narratives Network, Cardiff University. http://www.cf.ac.uk/chri/research/cnic/