TThe Path of the Chalice study program can be taken as a formal pre-requisite for entering the ordination program or simply to gain a Certificate that testifies to an individual’s accomplishment and mastery of the basic elements of Incarnational Spirituality.
To earn a Certificate the candidate must do the following:
Work towards the Certificate proceeds at the participant’s own pace. Note that a person may cover the core material in the Path of the Chalice through other means such as earlier self-study or courses given by independent Lorian faculty; if so, the six Sections do not have to be repeated if the individual feels confident in his or her grasp of the material, but the three Integrative Seminars and the writing requirements with complete documentation of every section’s work are required for the Certificate.
Three Integrative Seminars
Regularly throughout the year, members of the Lorian faculty will offer online seminars devoted to the practice and application of Incarnational Spirituality in three content areas. The first of these Integrative Seminars assumes a familiarity with the first 3 sections listed above. The second of these Integrative Seminars assumes a familiarity with sections 4 and 5 listed above. And the third Integrative Seminar assumes a familiarity with all six of the sections listed above. The emphasis is not on teaching or explaining elements of Incarnational Spirituality but on sharing and improving the understanding, practice and application of the content of the six sections. To earn a Certificate the candidate must participate in all three of the Integrative Seminars.
1. A Three to Eight page paper outlining their understanding of the conceptual material of a particular section.
2. A journal of their work with the exercises from the study materials of the section.
3. A two to four page essay describing how the section’s concepts and exercises have impacted their life.
Within three weeks after submission of written materials the participant will be formally notified by the Lorian Association if they have demonstrated completion in a particular section. If not the reasons will be stated and suggestions given for completing the section.
Cost: $150 per Integrative Seminars ($450 sub-total). In addition there is a $125 per section charge for reviewing the submitted papers for each section ($750 sub-total). This bring the total to $1200 plus any costs for Facilitation, Textbooks, Self Study Modules and other required and incidental materials.
Travel costs and accommodations for those wishing to participate in a Certificate graduation ceremony are also additional.A participant can request connection with a facilitator for a section at any time. The function of the facilitator is to guide the participant in their work with the study materials and to read and respond to the participant’s written work until a clear grasp of the section’s content is demonstrated. $75.00 per hour will be charged for Lorian facilitation. The participant can choose from one of the facilitators in this catalog or request that one be assigned. Scheduling between facilitator and participant will be mutually arranged between them. Payments are made to Lorian