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Free May Webinar: Your Star of Identity

 

May 16th, 2018 – 5 pm PT.

with James Tousignant

 

David Spangler has described that which we truly are, that heart of our identity, as “an action of creative emergence.”  How can we become more conscious of that wellspring at our source and come to know ourselves more fully?

Join James for an exploration into your individual “Star of Identity”, and take a step to understand more about yourself as a creative source.
 
60 minute live webinar includes a guided reflection exploring an aspect of your star of identity.  Evening also introduces the Minding the Gap Discovery Class starting May 31st.  Session will be recorded and available to all who register  

 

 

WEBINAR FACILITATOR:

James Tousignant, is an ordained minister/priest of Incarnational Spirituality and a member of the Lorian Faculty. He is formally trained as an experimental psychologist/research methodologist and worked as a senior statistician within government for over 20 years. During this time, he continued to follow his passion of working with the subtle realms, living into the teachings of Incarnational Spirituality, and teaching energy medicine.  He also awakened to his call to healing through the Integrative Energy Healing program at Langara College, and developed a private healing practice.  Recently, James has taken on managing an organization dedicated to providing front-line services, programming and shelter to individuals with mental health and substance use challenges.  James lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada.

 

 

 

 

Minding the Gap – A Lorian Discovery Class

 

Minding the Gap: Dropping into the Heart of our Identity

 Two Week Online Class

May 31 – June 11, 2018

 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Have you ever wondered what you truly are?  What it means to be human?  Underneath all the stories of “I am this” or “I am that”, there is a wellspring of sacredness incarnating as the uniqueness of you.

David Spangler has described that which we truly are, that heart of our identity, as “an action of creative emergence.”  How can we become more conscious of that wellspring and come to know ourselves more fully?

Our identity
   so close we can’t see it
   so subtle our minds can’t understand it,
   so simple we can’t believe it,
   so good we can’t accept it.

Yet it can be experienced. 

Join James on a journey into the wellspring of creative emergence at the heart of your being. Discover for yourself how to “stand whole”  in your embodied knowing, your identity, and engage the world from this inner land.  Delve into your intent and emerging capacity to form the relationships that bring your wholeness into expression.

Minding the Gap  is an experiential Discovery Class designed to deeply engage foundational Incarnational Spirituality practices with an awake, aware presence. It works particularly with the Star of Identity exercises  – Presence, Standing/Sovereignty, Holding, Boundary and Inner Land.  Together, these practices enhance your capacities as an agent of sacredness in the world.  The goal is to strengthen your sense of who you are as a sacred incarnate human being and your ability to enhance your life with connection and relationship through the power of your sacredness.

CLASS FORMAT

The course is comprised of four live video class sessions interspersed with practice time on your own schedule, with downloadable written and audio presentations of exercises, and opportunity for online discussion.  The four interactive Zoom sessions with James will be held  at 5 pm PT on May 31st, June 4th, 7th and 11th

The video class sessions are recorded for your convenience.

Minding the Gap is accessed through our online education site, lorianeducation.com powered by Ruzuku where you will have access to the online discussion and materials 24/7 through your Learning Library.

REGISTRATION: $75

 

 

FACILITATOR: James Tousignant, Ph.D. 

 James is an ordained minister/priest of Incarnational Spirituality and a member of the Lorian Faculty. He is formally trained as an experimental psychologist/research methodologist and worked as a senior statistician within government for over 20 years. During this time, he continued to follow his passion of working with the subtle realms, living into the teachings of Incarnational Spirituality, and teaching energy medicine.  He also awakened to his call to healing through the Integrative Energy Healing program at Langara College, and developed a private healing practice.  Recently, James has taken on managing an organization dedicated to providing front-line services, programming and shelter to individuals with mental health and substance use challenges.  James lives on Vancouver Island, British Columbia Canada.

Discovery Classes are one or two week long online classes focused on one key practice or principle of Incarnational Spirituality. They deepen your experience of the practice so that you can work with it more effectively in your life. They develop an approach that engages your physical, mental, emotional and energetic connections with the world through love and reflective perception.

Discovery Classes are held on Lorian’s online education site and include written and audio exercises. Class materials are available 24/7 in the Lorian Education online “classroom” and exercises are presented step-by-step, building upon each other. All teleclass or live webinar sessions are recorded and available to download for your personal use. 

 

Free April Webinar: Your Call to Incarnation

April 11th, 2018 – 5 pm PT.

with Julia Spangler

 

Everyone wants to know that their life has meaning.  “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” are questions that seem to be common among spiritual seekers.  Can one really know the intent behind the deep impulse that leads to life on earth?  How can we tap its energy and let it inspire our path in life?  Join Julia Spangler in a free webinar that will help you take a moment out of your busy life to feel into and renew your connection with your underlying call to incarnation.
 
Hour long audio/video webinar includes a guided reflection exploring your call to incarnation and  paths of connection in the world.  Session will be recorded and available to all who register 

 

 

WEBINAR FACILITATOR:

Julia Spangler is passionate about music, humor, good science fiction, and the natural beauty of the world and all the beings who inhabit it.  As a Parenting teacher, she delights in seeing parents discover playful ways to redirect their interactions with their children into more successful pathways.  As a Certified Counselor, her focus is on the ways we can, with insight, redirect our behavior more constructively.  She is a founding member of Lorian, beginning her spiritual work at the Findhorn Community by developing the guest program and singing with The New Troubadours. She is ordained as a Lorian minister. She loves human ingenuity, artistic expression and ideas which shake the mind out of unexamined patterns of thinking. 

 

 

 

 

Weaving a New World with the Sidhe

April 19 -May 16, 2018

with Jeremy Berg

 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Sidhe (pronounced Shee) is the Celtic name for part of the Faerie Otherworlds. The name means the People of Peace, and a number of esoteric teachers and writers
consider them the “cousins of humanity,” evolving in parallel alongside us but in the subtle realms. This Program is designed to: enhance our relationship with the Sidhe with the larger goal of developing new connections and possibilities for wholeness in our world.

This online class is offered to build and nurture your relationship with the Sidhe. Using the Card Deck of the Sidhe we will explore ways we can each personally creatively weave our engagement with the world. Specifically, we will develop our connections to explore with the Sidhe how we might together serve the needs and interests of Gaia at this critical time in history.

Classes of this type always have an extemporaneous quality as the Sidhe are actively  involved with all of the participants and weaving the energy of the work together.

Jeremy Berg was introduced to this work with the Sidhe some time ago when he published John Matthew’s book The Sidhe: Wisdom from the Celtic Otherworlds. It was later, however, that the Sidhe themselves contacted both Jeremy and spiritual teacher and author David Spangler to collaborate with them on the production of a new Card Deck of the Sidhe which crafted a tool to safely and efficiently connect with the people of the Sidhe.

Since we will be using the Card Deck of the Sidhe as a tool of attunement, it is expected that participants have access to this deck and manual. If you do not have the deck, it can be purchased here in. our Lorian bookstore  (Scroll down the page to the second item)

CLASS FORMAT

Exploring Weaving a New World with the Sidhe will be held on our online Campus website. Class materials and exercises will be added weekly regularly and participants will have access to the “classroom” 24/7 for the duration of the class. New participants will need to create user accounts on our Campus site upon registration for the class.

REGISTRATION

Please note that Lorian now accepts payment directly with your credit card through the Stripe payment system. (We are no longer using Paypal.)

ENROLLMENT IN THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

Faculty:

Jeremy Berg, MCS lives in Traverse City, MI and is owner of the Lorian Press LLC. He is
an author as well as artist for the Card Deck of the Sidhe. Jeremy is a Lorian priest whose past
work includes architectural environmental design, teaching and college administration.

Free March Webinar: Growing the Field of Gaian Hospitality

March 14th, 2018 – 5 pm PT.

with Jeremy Berg and Freya Secrest

 

Knowing ourselves as part of a Gaian world opens the challenge of discovering more of our connections within it. What do we offer as a Gaian citizen? How do we contribute to our planet’s whole ecology of life?
 
In our daily life activity, connections begin with simple acts – our smile to the clerk in the store, an act of consideration to a stranger we meet, a kindness extended to a friend or family member. In the realm of our world’s subtle ecologies, our Gaian role also begins with simple acts which naturally emerge from an attitude of hospitality.  
 
The Google dictionary defines hospitality as “the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.” Its synonyms are welcome, kindness, courtesy and generosity. One of our planet’s primary characteristics, is that it nurtures, fosters and enables the manifestation and development of living consciousness and of course physical life upon the earth. Gaia offers us a dynamic example of hospitality.
 
Freya Secrest and Jeremy Berg will lead a free webinar session, Wednesday, March 14th at 5 pm PT to share more about one of our Gaian neighbors, the Sidhe, and explore our ability to extend our own hospitality in ways that bring us into greater resonance with the interconnected life of our Gaian home. Growing out of Lorian’s work with ‘Grail Space,’ we will meet in a spirit of Hospitality and Partnership on behalf of our Gaian home.The session includes a guided meditative “Fellowship Circle” to deepen into our own experience of Gaian hospitality and extend our field of connectedness with the world.  

The intent of this time is to build a field of connection and loving blessing that will nourish each one of us and our Gaian neighbors on behalf of our planet’s wholeness.

Session will be recorded and available to all who register

 

 

Jeremy Berg, MCS is owner of the Lorian Press and Starseed Books and past Director of the Lorian Association.  He was trained as an architectural designer and holds a patent for a panelized arch structural system. His work in energy efficiency and earth sheltered construction was seen on the cover of Popular Science Magazine. He is an ordained Lorian Priest, has taught at both the secondary and post secondary level and has been a college Dean and Vice-President. Jeremy is author of Faerie Blood, A Knight to Remember: Visions with the Sidhe and The Gathering Light: An Exploration Into The Incarnational Way. Recently his work as artist for the Card Deck of the Sidhe has created new opportunities for teaching, speaking and offering workshops.

 

 

Freya Secrest, MSD – Freya Secrest, MSD is a spiritual mentor, priest, administrator and adult educator. Her love of travel took her to the Findhorn Foundation community in the early 1970’s where she discovered a deep fellowship with the inner worlds of nature. She has worked as a Waldorf School Administrator, developed and taught programs at the Findhorn Foundation, served as Lorian’s Executive Administrator and is currently its Educational Director.

Working with Subtle Energies: Exploring Our Hidden Dimensions

Free February Webinar

with Freya Secrest and Rue Hass

February 15th, 2018 – 4 pm PT.

 

Share in a reflection exercise and explore the nature of your subtle perceptions.

In this 1 hour webinar we will explore the gifts of our subtle senses and share an incarnational practice together. You will leave with a greater understanding of the subtle dimension of your life and energy field and how you can access this wisdom in making your everyday choices.

Our webinar session will draw on material from “Working with Subtle Energies” by David Spangler and introduce two upcoming classes, Subtle Energies I: Standing Whole and Subtle Energies II – Applied Practicum which will delve more deeply into ways to safely strengthen and deepen our skill with subtle energetic experience.

Sign up here to attend or to access the free webinar recording.

 

 

Journey Into Fire: Awakening to the Light of Self

 January 18 – February 21, 2018

 

with

Julia Spangler

 

                                                                                                                   

 

For most of us, spirituality is something we can easily divorce from our everyday activity.  It can be relegated to a deep unspoken place in the inner recesses of our minds and hearts. It might be brought out for holidays, or for those sacred days decreed by a tradition.  But what about the rest of the days of the year?  How can we access the spirit which lives and breathes at the center of us in daily ways in order to be more fully ourselves?

The fact is that we are sacred beings in embodiment and our personal, human self is as sacred and as valued as the non-physical, transcendent aspects of ourselves. Everything that Incarnational Spirituality has to offer stems from this recognition of the light within each individual life. By understanding the innate power of being incarnate, we are invited to step into the knowledge of our own Self-Light, that inner sense of value and sovereignty that recognizes its capacity to shine and add to its light to the world.

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

Journey Into Fire explores practical ways to bring out your light and be more fully your best self. Each week there is an exercise that strengthens one of your innate capacities to manifest the light of your sacred self. This personal practice will be expanded by our online discussion and four live and recorded webinar sessions. You will learn about

  • The Power of Presence
  • Standing as a practice of Sovereignty
  • The Spectrum of Love and how to use it
  • Holding to create a space of possibility

These practices help you re-imagine your identity as one who can stand in your strength in the face of life’s changes.

 

CLASS FORMAT

Journey Into Fire is held on our online education site, Lorianeducation.com where participants have access to the online discussion, practice exercises and recorded webinars 24/7 through their ongoing Learning Library.  Course includes:

  • PDF book, Journey Into Fire by David Spangler
  • Downloadable written and guided audio presentation of exercises
  • Facilitated online discussion and dialogue
  • Four shared live webinar sessions. Saturdays,  Jan 20, 27, Feb. 10 and 17,  9:00 – 10:00 AM PT. 
  • This class is centered in written dialogue and discussion making it easy to participate 24/7 in any timezone. All webinar sessions are recorded for you to access when convenient to your schedule. 

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information on our online classes, refunds and late registration policy.

 

CLASS REGISTRATION

Please note that Lorian now accepts payment directly with your credit card through the Stripe payment system. (We are no longer using Paypal.)

Cost $175

After completing the checkout process, you will be taken to the online class site which will complete your registration.

 

FACULTY

Julia Spangler is passionate about music, humor, good science fiction, and the natural beauty of the world and all the beings who inhabit it.  As a Parenting teacher, she delights in seeing parents discover playful ways to redirect their interactions with their children into more successful pathways.  As a Certified Counselor, her focus is on the ways we can, with insight, redirect our behavior more constructively.  She is a founding member of Lorian, beginning her spiritual work at the Findhorn Community by developing the guest program and singing with The New Troubadours. She is ordained as a Lorian minister. She loves human ingenuity, artistic expression and ideas which shake the mind out of unexamined patterns of thinking. 

With Thanks for a Feast of Flowers

Pastel Essay by Claire Blatchford

One sleepless night recently when rain was drumming on the windows and I knew this rain meant the end of summer and in the morning our garden would be bruised, brown, and flat, I decided All Soul’s Day—November 1st—should also be a day of thanks for flowers. For the flowers come and go too, faithfully year after year, chapter after chapter. And many of the qualities they shared with us have been as distinct and familiar as the presence of dear ones on the other side as they draw near at this time.

 

 

With gladness I salute the mysterious trillium:

 

                              The elegant iris: 

 

 

 

The upright and ever hopeful bloodroot

A glad chorus of daisies           

 

 

The luxurious and fragrant peonies

 

 

The translucent California Poppy

 

Happy mixtures of blossoms in deep conversation

Fiery Lucifer holding forth on its own.

 

Sage and butterfly weed, also in animated conversation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever golden golden rod and prickly thistles

 

 

 

 

And the last chorus of nasturtiums belting out brilliant reds and oranges just before the rain.

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