Olga Louchakova's papers (after 1994)
This page includes all of my published and unpublished papers, listed in reverse chronological order by the date of writing. Before 1994, I wrote mainly on neuroimmunological topics, which seem to be too specialized to post here.
For published papers, please refer to the published version (publishers generally sustain the copyright). With unpublished papers, please reference the URL for the current page, indicating the name of the author and the date when you retrieved the material.
Example of citing:
O. Louchakova. Non-Dual Self in Cultural Contexts: Is Awareness Same Wherever We Go? Retreived July 6, 2004 from http://www.hridayamyoga.org/papers/12Non-dualSelfandCulture.pdf
Louchakova-Schwarz, O. (2012). Self in the Path(o)s of the New Enlightenment: Towards a New Clinical Theory. Agathos. An International Review of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Volume 3, Issue 1 / 2012, 7 - 30, Editura Universitatii "Alexandru Ioan Cuza", Iasi.
Louchakova-Schwartz, O. (2012). Intuition of life in Tymieniecka’s Phenomenology with a reference to intuition of Sat in Śankara’s Advaita Vedanta. Culture &Philosophy: A Journal for Phenomenological Inquiry, 2011, 40-60.
Louchakova-Schwartz, O. (2011). Self and world: Vedanta, Sufism, and Presocratics in a phenomenological view. In A.-T. Tymieniecka (Ed.), Phenomenology/Ontopoiesis: Retrieving Cosmic Horizons of Antiquity (pp. 423-438). Dordrecht, Netherlands:Springer.
Louchakova-SChwartz, O. (2011). [Review of the book Kundalini yoga meditation for complex psychiatric disorders: Techniques specific for treating psychoses, personality and pervasive developmental disorders, by D. S. Shannahoff-Khalsa]. The Humanistic Psychologist, 39(1), 60-62.
Louchakova, O. (2009). Fondements de la therapie transpersonnelle. Une approach phenomenologique feministe/Visioning the foundations of transpersonal therapy: Feminist phenomenological approach. Synodies, 2009. pp.81-87.
Louchakova, O. (2009). In Kundalini Rising: Exploring the energy of awakening (pp.97-115). Kundalini and Health: Living well with spiritual awakening. Boulder, Colorado: Sounds True.
Kozhevnikov, M., Louchakova, O., Josipovic, Z., Motes, M.A. (2009). The enhancement of visuospatial processing efficiency through Buddhist deity meditation. Psychological Science, 20(5), 645-653.
Louchakova, O. (2007).Developmental Influences of Spiritual Experience: A Closer Look. Washington, District of Columbia, US: American Psychological Association, 2007. 2 pp. [Conference Abstract]. PsycExtra listings.
Louchakova, O., & Lucas, M. (2007). Self as the clinical category: Reflections on culture, gender and phenomenology. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 39(2)111-136.
Louchakova, O. (2007). Prayer of the Heart, Ego-Transcendence and Adult Development. Existential Psychoanalysis, 18(2), 261-287.
Louchakova, O. (2007). Ontopoiesis and spiritual emergence: Bridging Tymieniecka's phenomenology of life and transpersonal psychology. In A.-T.Tyemeiniecka (Ed.), Phenomenology of Life from the Animal Soul to the Human Mind. Book Two: The Human Soul in the Creative Transformation of the Mind (pp.43-68). (ANHU94). Analecta Husserliana, v. 94. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
Louchakova, O. (2007). Spiritual Heart and Direct Knowing in the Prayer of the Heart. Existential Analysis, 18(1), 81-102.
Louchakova, O. (October, 2006). Mediating Intimacy: Essential Ibn-Arabi for education and psychotherapy. Invited paper for the Muhyiddin Ibn’Arabi Society, Annual Symposium “Know Yourself”, UC Berkeley, California.
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Ontopoiesis and Unity in the Prayer of the Heart: Contributions to Psychotherapy and Learning
In A.-T.Tyemeiniecka (Ed.), Logos of Phenomenology and Phenomenology of the Logos. Book Four: the Logos of Scientific Interrogation. Participating in Nature Ė Life-Sharing in Life (pp.289-311). (ANHU91). Analecta Husserliana, v. 91. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
On Advantages of the Clear Mind: Spiritual Practices in the Training of a Phenomenological Researcher
The Humanistic Psychologist, 33, 2(87-112).
Louchakova, O.(2004). Spiritual Tracks in Life Span Development: Restoring the Human Person.
Louchakova, O. Washington, District of Columbia, US: American Psychological Association, 2004. 2 pp. PsychExtra listings.[Conference Abstract]
Louchakova, O.(2004). Training of the Researcher's Mind for Successful Qualitative Research.
Louchakova, O. Washington, District of Columbia, US: American Psychological Association, 2004. 2 pp. [Conference Abstract]. PsychExtra listings.
Awakening to Spiritual Consciousness in Times of Religious Violence
In J. Drew & D. Lorrimer (Eds.) A Way Through The Wall: Transpersonal Approaches to the World of Today. Corpus Publishing.
The Essence of the Prayer of the Heart
In B. Fulker (Ed.) Gasping for Air in the Vacuum. The poetry of Lee Lozowick. Hohm Press.
Frontiers in Spiritual Awakening: Transformations of the Self
Handout for the colloquium at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, February 26, 2004.
Via Kundalini: Intentionality of Consciousness According to Shakta-Vedanta
In Toward a Science of Consciousness 2004, Consciousness Research Abstracts, Tucson AZ, April 7-11, 2004, , p. 88
Non-Dual Self in Cultural Contexts: Is Awareness Same Wherever We Go?
Shakti-Yoga Verbatim. Course Guide and Reader in Spiritual Practices.
Prayer of the Heart as the Essential Activity of the Self: A Cross-Disciplinary Enquiry
Towards the Comparative History of Esotericism: Tantrik States of Consciousness in the West
Phenomenological architecture of self-awareness: Applications in Education and Transpersonal psychotherapy
Handout at the Transpersonal Psychology 2004 Conference of the Association of Transpersonal Psychology, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA, February 15, 2003.
Character Transformation in Spiritual Emergence: Alternative Clinical Interventions
Presented at the Transpersonal Psychology 2004 Conference of the Association of Transpersonal Psychology, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA, February 15, 2003
Psychospiritual Development through the Life-Span
Presented at the 111th annual American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Canada, 2003, August 7-10.
Via Kundalini: Psychosomatic Excursions in Transpersonal Psychology
(With Arielle Warner). The Humanistic Psychologist, 31( 2-3), 115-158, 2003.
Evolution of Consciousness in Responses to Terrorist Attacks: Towards a Transpersonal Theory of Cultural Transformation
(With Kathleen Wall). The Humanistic Psychologist, 30(3), 252-273.
Psychospiritual Practices from the Prayer of the Heart in Monitoring the Cardiovascular Disorders: a Case Study
Presented at the bi-annual „Spirituality & Health-Careš conference at the University of Toronto, Canada, October, 2002.
Neuroimmunology and Kundalini Yoga: a Comparative Study Towards Direct Knowing
(With Arielle Warner). Presented at the bi-annual „Spirituality & Health-careš conference at the University of Toronto, Canada, October, 2002.
Words From the Soul. Time, East/West Spirituality and Psychotherapeutic Narrative.
By Stuart Sovatsky. [Review of the book]. Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 33(1), 74-76.
Icons: Windows to the Divine.
(With Ken Johnson) The Quest, 88(2), 44-50.
The Unknown Russian Mysticism: Pagan Sorcery, Christian Yoga, and other Esoteric Practices in the Former Soviet Union.
(With Igor Koungourtsev) In T. R. Soidla and S. I. Shapiro(Ed.), Voices of Russian Transpersonalism (pp. 7-15). Brisbane, Australia: Bolda-Lok Publishing and Educational Enterprises; also in Gnosis, 1994, 32, 20-27.
Earth and Spirit
(With Igor Koungourtsev) Gnosis, 33, 14-21.