Publications

Books

Psycho-practices in Mystical Traditions from the Antiquity to the Present.

The book represents a complex retrospective study of psychological practices phenomenon: their targets, methods, philosophical groundings, evolution and interaction with other forms of spiritual life. It gives the first ever explanation of differences between religious, occult and esoteric psychopractices. Psychological practices are shown as an integral cultural phenomenon inherent in mankind at every stage of its evolution. Particular consideration is drawn to psychological practices employed in our days. The work contemplates such issues as the role of altered state of consciousness in culture and religion, the role of religion in sociotype formation and maintenance, cultural value of esoteric psychological practices. Here the philosophic and religious origins of modern psychotherapy are revealed, as well as religious processes that take course in it.

The book can be of interest to both theorists — culture, religion studies and psychology experts, and corresponding sphere practicians, as well as all those interested in esotericism and non-traditional psychology.

Yoga: Physiology, Psychsomatics, Bioenergetics

This book is based on 19 years of yoga practice and 14 years of teaching yoga and healing. It contains over 300 pictures of asanas — how to come into them and how to go out, energy flows and possible mistakes while practicing hatha. Structurally, the book is divided into several levels so that it can be useful to all readers with different experience in yoga — from beginners to experienced practitioners. In this book you will learn how to assemble your own yoga complex, depending on your health. You will learn about inward criteria of doing asanas right and how to get practical results from your meditation.

3. A.G. Safronov. "Psycho-practices in Mystical Traditions: From the Antiquity to the Present". Monograph (2008).

4. A.G. Safronov. Psychology of Spiritual Development (1996).

The book is devoted to meditation principles and techniques. It gives a systematized approach to meditations that a yoga student or instructor can use to choose meditations that are most effective for actual settling of a problem. It gives description of over 80 meditation techniques and analyzes meditations used in other Schools.

5. A.G. Safronov. Religious Studies (1997).

The book considers key elements of religious systems from esoteric and psychological point of view and describes basic primeval religious forms.

6. A.G. Safronov. Lectures on Psychology (1998).

This book was written on the basis of the course of lectures on psychology given by the author at Kharkov Yoga Academy.

7. A.G. Safronov. Psychological Aikido. V. 1 (1998).

Psychological aikido is the author`s personal elaboration that constitutes a part of a more general concept called Yoga of social interaction. The aim of psychological aikido (PA) is the maintenance of one`s psychological and energy integrity under conflict situations. PA is an esoteric system based on understanding the energetic essence of human communication. PA is an integral system of methods that can be studied as a result of training.

8. A.G. Safronov. Psychological Aikido. Construction of Amortizing Behavioral Strategies. V.2. (2000).

9. A.G. Safronov. Short Essays on the History of Esoteric Doctrines (2001).

The book was written on the basis of the analogous course given by the author at the extramural department of Kharkov yoga academy.

10. A.G. Safronov. Chakra System Opening (2001).

The book describes the structure of chakra system and the methods of its development and opening that were elaborated, tried and tested by the author.

11. A.G. Safronov. Psychology of Religion (Kyiv, 2002).

The book is dedicated to holistic view of religion as a psychological phenomenon. In particular it considers such issues as psychological sources of religion, the role of altered states of consciousness in the system of religious experience, esoteric psychological practices in global religious traditions and the problem of manipulative influence on psyche exerted by the so-called neo-religious organizations. The book is based on the materials of the original courses В«Psychology of ReligionВ», В«Religious StudiesВ», В«Religious Heritage of the EastВ» given by the author at Kharkov Academy of Culture (the faculty of Cultural studies) and at a number of other institutions of higher education. Today the book knows no equals and can be of use as a textbook for students, psychologists, cultural studies experts, specialists in religious studies and people interested in esoteric and non-traditional psychology. The book can be of particular interest to people who are due to various reasons related to the problems of neo-religions since this issue has been pretty much ignored by the national literature on religious studies.

12. A.G. Safronov. Chakra Psychological Diagnostics. P. 1 (2002).

The book is devoted to practical techniques of diagnosing the psychological state of a person, specific features of his/her character, chakras strength and maturity through visible external displays and indicators. The book uses methodologies of the В«Chakra System OpeningВ» and develops the concepts of the referenced book.

13. A.G. Safronov. Chakra Psychological Diagnostics. V. 2 (2002).

This is a continuation of the previous book.

14. A.G. Safronov. Chakras Formation in Childhood (2003).

The book gives an esoteric view of the child-rearing issue.

15. A.G. Safronov. Methods of Fairy-Tales Analysis (2004).

The book is devoted to the methods of extracting esoteric information from fairy tales and for the most part it is meant for the senior students of the School.

16. A.G. Safronov. Religious Psychopractices in the History of Culture (2004).

The monograph is focused on study of religious psychological practices as an integral cultural phenomenon. It deals with the way different cultures are affected by psychological practices, it studies their genesis, evolution and interaction with other forms of spiritual life.

17. A.G. Safronov. Theory and Practice of Psychological Aikido (2005).

18. A.G. Safronov. Chakra Psychological diagnostics (2005).

Articles

  1. Safronov A.G. Psychological Models of Spiritual Growth: The Concept of Wholism / A.G. Safronov // Kharkov state univ. bulletin. Series: Psychology. Kh., 1996. No. 386, part. 2. P. 44-48.
  2. Safronov A.G. Psychological Approach to Occult Phenomena / A.G. Safronov // The 2nd International Congress of Psychologists: Speech theses. Kharkov: KhGU, 1995. P. 57.
  3. Safronov A.G. Evolutionary and Involutionary Processes in Collective Consciousness / A.G. Safronov // Formation of Humanitarian Culture: Theory and Practice: Add. conference theses (April 25-26, 1996, Donetsk). Donetsk: DIVD, 1996. P. 57.
  4. Safronov A.G. The Dynamics of Individual`s Psychological Adaptation to New Social Environment / A.G. Safronov, O.A. Nazarov // Kharkov state univ. bulletin. “ Kh., 1997. No. 388: Actual Issues of Philosophy and Modern Technologies. P. 147-149.
  5. Safronov A.G. Psychological Content of Religious Ritual / A.G. Safronov // Scientif. notes of Kharkov Military university [Series]. Soc. philosophy, pedagogics, psychology. Kh., 1999. Vol.2. P. 82-84.
  6. Safronov A.G. The Method of Emotional Transference Investigation / A.G. Safronov, A.P. Safronova // Kharkov state univ. bulletin. Kh., 1997. No. 388: Actual issues of philosophy and modern technologies. P. 155-157.
  7. Safronov A.G. Psychological Background of Irrational Behavioral Forms / A.G. Safronov // The problems of rationality at the end of the XX-th century: The materials of 5th International Skovorody readings. Kh., 1998. P. 313-316.
  8. Safronov A.G. Charismatic Systems as A Cultural Phenomenon / A.G. Safronov // Scientif. notes of Kharkov Military university [Series]. Soc. philosophy, pedagogics, psychology. Kh., 1999. Vol.6. P. 147-149.
  9. Safronov A.G. The Phenomenon of Latent Religiosity and Possible Ways of its Investigation / A.G. Safronov // Scientif. notes of Kharkov Military university [Series]. Soc. philosophy, pedagogics, psychology. Kh., 2002. Vol.15. P. 30-35.
  10. Safronov A.G. Myths and Mythologemes of New Religions / A.G. Safronov // Scientif. bulletin of UNESCO chair of Kyiv state linguistic univ., Series: Philology. Pedagogics. Psychology. K.,2001. Vol. 4: Language, education, culture: scientific paradigms and the world of today. P. 475-478.
  11. Safronov A.G. Evolutionary and Involutionary Processes in Collective Consciousness / A.G. Safronov // Political psychology and its role in formation of Ukrainian citizen: Conference materials / The Institute of Sociology and Political Psychology. K., 1997. P. 34-35.
  12. Safronov A.G. The Mechanisms of Socio-Psychological Adaptation / A.G. Safronov // Political psychology and its role in formation of Ukrainian citizen: Conference materials / The Institute of Sociology and Political Psychology. K., 1997. P. 36-38.
  13. Safronov A.G. Psychopractice as an Element of Cultural Tradition / A.G. Safronov // Kharkov state univ. bulletin. Series: The theory of culture and philosophy of science. Kh., 2003. No. 588. P. 34-39.
  14. Safronov A.G. Psychology of Religion / A.G. Safronov K.: Nika-Center, 2002. “ P. 224.- (Modern psychology; Vol. 9).
  15. Safronov A.G. Altered States of Consciousness within the Structure of Religious Demand / A.G. Safronov // Scientif. notes of Kharkov Military university [Series]. Social philosophy, pedagogics, psychology. Kh., 1999. Vol.4. P. 147-149.
  16. Safronov A.G. Culturological Aspects of Altered States of Consciousness` Issue / A.G. Safronov // Kharkov state univ. bulletin. Series: Psychology. Kh., 1999. No. 429. - P. 50-55.
  17. Safronov A.G. Charismatic Systems in Society of Today / A.G. Safronov // Kharkov state univ. bulletin. Series: Psychology. Kh.,1999. No. 429. P. 50-55.
  18. Safronov A.G. Neurotism as a Factor of Social Stability / A.G. Safronov // Political psychology and its role in formation of Ukrainian citizen: Conference materials / The Institute of Sociology and Political Psychology. K., 1997. P. 38-40.
  19. Safronov A.G. Neurotic Individual and Society / A.G. Safronov // The culture in the XX-th century` philosophy: The materials of the 4th International Skovorody readings. Kh., 1997. P. 302-304.
  20. Safronov A.G. Religious and Therapeutic Rituals and their Role in Formation of Sociotype / A.G. Safronov // Scientif. notes of Kharkov Military university [Series]. Social philosophy, pedagogics, psychology. Kh., 2000. Vol.8. P. 93-96.
  21. Safronov A.G. Socially Induced Neuroses / A.G. Safronov //Kharkov state univ. bulletin. -Kh., 1997. No. 338: Actual issues of philosophy and modern technologies. P. 79-83.
  22. Safronov A.G. The Frustration of One`s Need for Protectability as a Factor of Conscious Mind Regression / A.G. Safronov // Computerization of Security Systems: Conference speech theses. M.,1996. P. 27.
  23. Safronov A.G. Marginal Psychopractices. Socio-cultural Identification in the World of Cultural Diversity / A.G. Safronov // V.N. Karazin` Kharkov state univ. bulletin. Series: Philosophy. Kh., 2003. No. 591: Philosophic peripeteia. “ P. 124-128.
  24. Safronov A.G. Evolution of Spirituality Concepts in Esoteric Systems of the World / A.G. Safronov // Post ofice. Kh., 1999.
  25. Safronov A.G. Esoteric Psychopractices in Religious Traditions of the World / A.G. Safronov // G.S. Skovoroda` Kharkov state pedagogic univ. Kh.,2000. No. 12, vol 6. P. 112-116.
  26. Safronov A.G. Destructive Cults and Destructive Methods of Mind Influence / A.G. Safronov // Kharkov state univ. Bulletin. Series: Psychology. Kh., 1999. No. 460. P. 113-115.
  27. Safronov A.G. New Forms of Religious Organization / A.G. Safronov // Scientif. notes of Kharkov Military university [Series]. Social philosophy, pedagogics, psychology. Kh., 2000. Vol.7. P.97-101.
  28. Safronov A.G. The Tendencies of Religiosity Development in the World of Today / A.G. Safronov // Scientif. bulletin, Series: Philosophy / G.S. Skovoroda` Kharkov state pedagogic univ. Kh., 1999. No. 3. P. 73-77.
  29. Safronov A.G. Psychologic Method of Investigation of Situations` Stressfullness / A.G. Safronov, V.M. Ishchuk // Kharkov state univ. bulletin. -Kh., 1997. No. 338: Actual Issues of Philosophy and Modern Technologies. P. 145-146.
  30. Safronov A.G., Papirin Yu.A., Chernyavskaya O.Yu. The Problem of Legal Regulation of Religious Organizations Activity in Ukraine // The 10th Kharkov political science readings Formation of Social Politics: Theoretical, Practical and Legal Aspects: (Scientific Almanac) / Kharkov association of political science experts. Kh., 2000. P.112-113.
  31. Safronov A.G. Myths and Mythology of New Religions / A.G. Safronov // V.N. Karazin` Kharkov state univ. bulletin. Series: Philosophy. Kh., 2002. No. 561: Philosophic peripeteia. P. 229-231.
  32. Safronov A.G. Psychological Specific Features of Modern Religious Life / A.G. Safronov // Theoretical Questions of Culture, Education and Upraising: Scientific Almanac / Kiev National Lingv. University, Ukraine National Music. Academy named after P.I. Tchaikovskij. K., 2002. Vol.20. P. 142-145.
  33. Safronov A.G. Models of Individual`s Involvement into Cult Group Activity / A.G. Safronov // Kharkov state univ. bulletin. Series: Psychology. Kh., 2002. No. 550, part. 1. P. 26-30.
  34. Safronov A.G. The Phenomenon of Religious Mobility / A.G. Safronov // Kharkov state univ. bulletin. Series: The Theory of Culture and Philosophy of Science. Kh., 2003. [Vol.]. 579-1: Science, Culture, Post-Modernism. P. 156-160.
  35. Safronov A.G. Evolution of Spirituality Concepts in Esoteric Systems of the World / A.G. Safronov // Post ofice. Kh., 1999. P.56-62.
  36. Safronov A.G. Culturological Aspects of the Problem of Altered States of Consciousness / A.G. Safronov // Scientif. bulletin of UNESCO chair of Kyiv State Linguistic Univ., Series: Philology. Pedagogics. Psychology. K.,2002. Vol. 6: Language, education, culture: scientific paradigms and the world of today. P. 513-515.
  37. Safronov A.G. The XX-th Century Occult Teachings as Specific Cultural and Historic Phenomenon / A.G. Safronov // Scientific Bulletin, Series: Philosophy // G.S. Skovoroda` Kharkov State pedagog. university. Kh., 2003. Vol.14. P. 61-66.
  38. Safronov A.G. Psychological Cults in the Context of Modern Religious Culture / A.G. Safronov // KhPI Kharkov National Techn. University Bulletin. - Kh., 2003. Vol.2: Philosophy. P. 119-125.
  39. Safronov A.G. Archaic Psychopractices in Primeval and Modern Culture / A.G. Safronov // KhPI Kharkov National Techn. University Bulletin. - Kh., 2003. Vol.2: Philosophy. P. 58-66.
  40. Safronov A.G. Psychotherapy of Today: Philosophic and Religious Aspects / A.G. Safronov // V.N. Karazin` Kharkov state univ. bulletin. Series: Theory of Culture and Philosophy of Science. - Kh.; Drogobytch, 2003. No. 587: Scientific and Cultural Problems in Terms of Philsophy. P. 21-24.
  41. Safronov A.G. Psychological Peculiarities of Modern Life / A.G. Safronov // The materials of Traditional Folk Culture: Safeguarding its Authenticity at the Time of Globalization international theoretical and practical conference. - Kh., 2004. “ P. 80-87.
  42. Safronov A.G. Socio-cultural Functions of Esoteric Psychopractices / A.G. Safronov // Scientif. notes of Kharkov Military University. Series: Social philosophy, pedagogics, psychology. Kh., 2003. Vol.17. P. 80-87.