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DAVID’S DESK #119 – DISCERNING NEWS

Since my last “David’s Desk”, a friend has died at the age of 117. We’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship for the past thirty-three years, but this past year, we’d gotten close again. The death came as a shock. What died is our local newspaper, the Issaquah Press, which first started business in 1900. It Read more…

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By Susan Beal I started wearing glasses when I was in fourth grade. At first I was excited—they were something new, and it was fun to see so clearly! But after a while I started to resent how they split the world into things I could see well within a little oval frame, and things Read more…

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Board member, Julia SpanglerJulie Spangler is a human relations counselor and Personology practitioner and is ordained as a Lorian priest. She is a mother of four and a parent education instructor. She began her spiritual work at the Findhorn Community in Scotland and was primarily involved in visitor education.  She was one of the singers in “The New Troubadours.” She is a founding member of the Lorian Association and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors.


Gate-Portrait-10-12-13 Ron Hays is the owner of Eagle Creek Natural Building, a sustainable construction and remodeling company with a focus on healthy homes. He has been in the alternative construction field since 1980 and holds a degree in Environmental Science from Oregon State University. Ron is ordained as a Lorian priest and currently serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors. A lover of the world of nature, Ron enjoys working with healing herbs. He has been exploring consciousness and spirituality for over 35 years, initially studying the teachings and practices of GI Gurdjieff. He is also a graduate of Michael Harner’s Foundation for Shamanic Studies.  Ron lives with his wife Christy and stepson Christopher in the Cascade foothills of western Oregon.


Timothy Hass, MSTim HassMS has been a therapist involved in intensive mental health work over the past 30 years. He has also facilitated training and helped setup Mental Health Programs around the US as a private consultant recognized by NAMI. He lived for four years at the Findhorn Community in Scotland where he served on the Core Group and Director of Personnel, has studied many spiritual and shamanic paths, and is ordained as a Lorian priest.  Tim lives in Boulder Colorado and has served on the Lorian Board since 2009.


AdeleNapierAdele Napier, is an Interfaith Minister and Educational Focalizer at the Findhorn Foundation in Scotland. She also works in Spiritual and Personal Development as part of the Findhorn Foundation Staff. Adele has spearheaded a collaboration between Findhorn and Lorian which is contributing to both organizations development. She identifies herself as a world citizen but having grown up in South Africa has special ties to that part of the world. Adele has be a member of the Lorian Board of Trustees since 2013.


David Spangler David Spangler, MCS is a visionary, author and spiritual teacher, and Lorian priest. A lecturer and teacher since 1964, David has written numerous books which include: The CallEveryday MiraclesBlessing: The Art and the PracticeManifestation: Creating the Life You Love and Incarnational Spirituality. From 1970 to 1973 David was a co-director of the Findhorn Foundation Community in northern Scotland. He is a co-founder of the Lorian Association and a Fellow of the Lindisfarne Association. Currently he serves as Director of the Lorian Center for Incarnational Spirituality and is primary faculty for the Path of the Chalice Program. David is married with 4 children and lives in Washington.


Board member, Freya SecrestFreya Secrest, MSD is a spiritual director, Lorian priest and a founding member of the Lorian  Association. She has worked in the field of spiritual education since 1976 when she began teaching with Dorothy Maclean in the US and Canada.  In addition to her work as an adult educator she has also worked in Waldorf school administration . She is one of the founding faculty members of the Lorian Center for Incarnational Spirituality and currently serves as Lorian’s administrator. Freya has followed an incarnational approach in her personal study and practice for over 30 years. She is committed to relationships based in appreciation and invitation in her educational and spiritual direction work.  Freya lives in Washington with her husband, Jeremy.