"To know where you can find anything, that, in short, is the largest part of learning."
Samuel Johnson

Questions? Contact founder and instructor David Lukoff, PhD by email or call (707) 763-3576.



Lukoff, D., Emergence of a Contemporary Shaman: A Case Study of Possession in the Dojoo, Ninth International Conference on Shamanism, 1992

Lukoff, D., Mahler, J. and Mancuso, L., Spirituality and Mental Health A Consumer driven Holistic Approach to Recovery, The California Psychologist, MayJune 2009

Lukoff, D., Spirituality in the Recovery from Persistent Mental Disorders, Southern Medical Journal , 100(6), 2007

Lukoff, D., Visionary Spiritual Experience, Southern Medical Journal, Volume 100, Number 6, June 2007

Patrick Faggianelli, David Lukoff, Aikido and Psychotherapy: A Study of Psychotherapists Who Are Aikido Practitioners, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 38(2), 159-178, 2006

Lukoff, D., Lu, F., and Turner, R. , From spiritual emergency to spiritual problem: The transpersonal roots of the new DSM-IV category, Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 38(2), 21-50, 1998.

Chapman, J and Lukoff, D., The Social Safety Net In Recovery From Psychosis: A Therapist's Story, Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 1996

Lukoff, D. , Shamanistic initiatory crisis, Shaman's Drum, 22, 24-29, 1990.

Lukoff, D. and Lu, F, Cultural Competence Includes Religious and Spiritual Issues in Clinical Practice, Psychiatric Annals, 29(8), 469-472, 1999

Lukoff, D., Wallace, C., Liberman, R., and Burke, K., A holistic health program for chronic schizophrenic patients., Schizophrenia Bulletin, 12(3):274-282,1986

Turner, R., Lukoff, D., Barnhouse, R., and Lu, F, Religious or Spiritual Problem: A Culturally Sensitive Diagnostic Category in the DSM-IV, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 183(7), 435-444, 1995

Lukoff, D. , Transpersonal therapy with a manic-depressive artist, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 1988

Lukoff, D. , The diagnosis of mystical experiences with psychotic features, Journal ofTranspersonal Psychology, 17:155-181, 1985.

Lukoff, D. and Everest, H., The myths in mental illness, Journal of Transpersonal Psychology, 17:123-153, 1985.

Article about David Lukoff's clinical approach. 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky, by Russell Shorto, author of Saints and Madmen: Psychiatry Opens Its Doors to Religion. Reprinted from the August 1999 issue of GQ Magazine with permission of the author.