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Subtle Energies

by David Spangler
His insights and experiences with the non-physical dimensions of Earth.

The Call
by David Spangler
Who am I? Why am I here? The Call presents insights on what inspires, transforms, and sustains us.

Journey Into Fire
by David Spangler
An introductions to the core message of Incarnational Spirituality.
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Gaianeering Weekend Forum

 The Art of Gaianeering

September 28 – October 1, 2017

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

We are in a time when understanding Gaia and learning to live in collaboration and harmony with this planetary life, becomes more essential than ever. In the face of climate change, it may even be a key to our survival as a civilization. We need to know the Gaian life in which we are immersed. We need to become Gaianeers.        

This four-day online Forum offers an opportunity to explore the idea of Gaianeering, the work of collaboration with the multiple dimensions of Earth’s living ecologies.  There are ways in which we can do this, from participating in efforts to protect and restore the environment around us to learning to love and bless the spiritual intelligences inherent in our buildings and artifacts.  Perhaps most important is learning how we may discover a planetary energy within ourselves, becoming “Gaia” spiritually in our interactions with the world.  Becoming Gaianeers in service to each other and the world is the theme of our Forum.

CLASS FORMAT

 

REGISTRATION: $95

CLASS FACILITATORS

David Spangler, MCS is a spiritual explorer, teacher, writer, game designer, husband, and father.  Originally studying to become a molecular biologist, a childhood contact with subtle worlds blossomed while he was in college into a collaborative relationship with inner beings. He left college at the age of 20 and began his lifelong career as a freelance mystic, teacher, and explorer of subtle and spiritual realms.  In the early 1970’s he became a co-director of the Findhorn Foundation community in Northern Scotland and, in 1974, a founder of the Lorian Association.  His work with both his non-physical colleagues and his Lorian associates has led to the development of Incarnational Spirituality.  He is the author of over twenty books. 

 

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 has been well publicized including 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.

A Touch of Love – A Lorian Discovery Class

 

Stepping Up to our Role in a Living Universe

One Week Online Class

June 25 – July 1, 2017

 

 

CLASS CONTENT

One way of describing the ‘essence of love’ is to characterize it as a way of seeing and holding another’s individuality and identity within the life of the Sacred. It unites both giver and receiver with the larger wholeness of creation and sacredness.  It is a gift of freedom; an act that empowers connection.

Journey into Fire by David Spangler

The essence of life, no matter what its consciousness, is love, and therefore life becomes more perfectly itself when surrounded by love.  Humanity’s greatest contribution to life on the planet is consciously to love, and so to bring health, vigor and beauty to life.

The Landscape Angel, To Hear the Angels Sing by Dorothy Maclean

Love is a primal building block of our universe at an energetic level.  It informs life down to the most basic level of cells and atoms and quarks and extends to the most expansive galactic consciousness. In its most basic expression, it is connective. Anything we do to establish a healthy connection at whatever level possible for us in that situation engages us in a spectrum of Love.

This class will draw upon David Spangler’s Spectrum of Love and Dorothy Maclean’s Deva messages to support your ability to recognize, foster and develop deeper and more loving connections with your world.

CLASS FORMAT

A Touch of Love will be held on our online education site, Lorianeducation.com powered by Ruzuku. where participants have access to the online discussion and materials 24/7 for the duration of the class. Course includes:

  • Downloadable written and audio presentation of exercises
  • Daily practice with guided audio recordings
  • Opportunity for online discussion
  • One shared audio teleconference session (recorded) on Saturday, July 1st at 8 am Pacific Time.  

New participants  create user accounts on our education site; further details and instructions for doing so will be emailed the week before the class. 

REGISTRATION

 

FACILITATOR:  Freya Secrest MSD

Freya 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. Returning to the US, she was a founding member of the Lorian Association and worked closely with Dorothy Maclean, traveling and teaching across the US and Canada on themes of collaboration with the intelligences 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. Her collaborative work with subtle worlds continues as she develops her home garden and explores Gaian Circle gatherings.

 

Discovery Courses 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.

Class materials are available 24/7 in  Lorian education’s online classroom and include written and audio exercises.  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. See each course description for specific dates and activities.

Free June/July Teleclass

Imagination, Shapeshifting and Loving the World

with Rue Hass

June 28, 2017   5pm PT

 

People are suspicious of imagination.  We think of it as “making things up.”  We say, “Oh that is just my imagination…”   We do encourage imaginary play in children, up to a point.  But as adults we are supposed to be hard-headed and realistic, subordinating the imagination to what we think of as objective rationality.  People who use their imagination are dreamy, unrealistic, too sensitive, impractical.  “Get your head out of the clouds and face reality,” we are chided.

But truly, imagination is one of our most vital tools of consciousness.  It is true practical magic. The very essence of our humanity is our capacity to generate and respond to images within us, and then act to creatively give those images form and motion.  This actively shapes our world in new ways. This is our power to partner with the forces of the earth and cosmos. 

Imagination is our creative link with our world.  Through it we can envision potentials and possibilities. Without imagination, the world would come to a standstill.  In fact, the world itself is the product of imagination.  Imagination creates reality!

Join us a free introductory teleclass on June 28 to learn a strategy that you can use right away to ignite the magic of your imagination.  Recording of the event sent to all who register.

Register now

 

Please note that if you register on the day of the teleclass you will receive access to the recording.

And then consider joining in for our Summer Discovery class on Imagination.

Imagination- A Lorian Discovery Class

Imagination, Shapeshifting and Loving the World

 

One-week Online Class

July 8 -15, 2017

 

Join Free Introductory Webinar  – June 28, 2017,  5 pm PT

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

People are suspicious of the imagination. We think of it as a tool for “making things up”. We encourage imaginary play in children, up to a point. But as adults we are supposed to be hard-headed and realistic, subordinating the imagination to what we think of as objective rationality. People who use their imagination are dreamy, unrealistic, too sensitive, impractical. “Get your head out of the clouds and face reality,” we are chided.

But truly, imagination is one of our most vital tools of consciousness. The essence of our humanity is our capacity to generate images within us, and then act to creatively give those images form and motion, actively shaping our world in new ways. This is the power to partner with the forces of the world.  Imagination is our creative link with our world. Through it we can envision potentials and possibilities. Without imagination, the world would come to a standstill.  In fact, the world itself is the product of imagination. Imagination creates reality!

In this class we will explore and honor the magic of our own human identity: being a center of activity and creative imagination that can bring newness, beauty and grace into the world.

This will be a practical activity-focused experience that will help you to understand the spirit of your own imagination, our human imagination, and the imagination of the earth in four areas:

  • Imagination and the creative power of human identity
  • Imagination and hope
  • Imagination and healing
  • Imagination and working with subtle energies

 

CLASS FORMAT

Class will be held on our online education platform Lorian Education powered by Ruzuku. All content and discussion text is available 24/7 for the duration of the course.  A notice for each day’s lesson is emailed to participants and you can keep track of any discussion posts via email as well. Faculty are online daily to respond to discussion.  

Two live and recorded teleconference sessions, July 9th and July 15th at 8 am PT  

CLASS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST. PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR ON OUR HOMEPAGE FOR OTHER UPCOMING CLASSES.

 

FACILITATOR: Rue Hass, MA 

Rue is a Spiritual Life Path Coach and Intuitive Mentor and author. Her background includes university teaching, broad, deep training in psycho-spiritual philosophy, NLP, energy psychology, and the graduate school of motherhood. Emerging from the social/political action of the 1960s-70s in Chicago, she lived in the Findhorn spiritual community in Scotland from 1974-1981. She was ordained as a Lorian minister/priest in 2011.  

Rue says, “I have a deep thirst for translating spiritual concepts into practical grounded action in the world through the felt sense of subtle perception. I love creating opportunities that invite people to be willing, heart-ful practitioners of practical incarnational magic. That is what I have learned over my own life.”

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.

Class materials are available 24/7 in  Lorian education’s online classroom and include written and audio exercises. 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. See each course description for specific dates and activities.

An Introduction to Connective Inquiry – A Lorian Discovery Class

 

Exploring our Incarnation through Engaging our World

 Two Week Online Class

August 19 – 30, 2017

 

 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

An inner colleague of David once remarked that “the problem with humanity is that you’re not incarnated enough.”  This being meant that humanity was not connected enough with its world. This lack of connectedness is with ourselves, with each other, with the natural world around us, and with the subtle realms that are the extended ecology of the Earth.  Because of this disconnection, we have difficulty in experiencing or creating wholeness and are instead creating its opposite— division, fragmentation, and incoherency— within the life of the planet.

The work of Incarnational Spirituality is all about creating connections that foster wholeness and presence.  David’s original inner mentor, John, taught him a way of engaging with the subtle worlds (and by extension with the physical world as well) that was based on sovereignty and love, a reaching out to and connecting with the “other,” whatever or whoever that might be, in an appreciative and hospitable way.  David describes this way of engaging and exploring the world, as Connective Inquiry.

This discovery course, Connective Inquiry, introduces a way of engaging the world through love that fosters connection and wholeness, enhancing the incarnation of Gaia. It is a form of action. It is about creating a connectedness from which wholeness can emerge. Forming connections based on love, appreciation, sovereignty, and understanding and allowing the world: the moment, the situation, the “other” to be exactly as it is.  When we can look at the ‘other’ in this compassion and respect, it opens up to us—and it opens up in us a new way of ‘seeing’ based on love.

CLASS FORMAT

The course is comprised of four live video class sessions (interspersed with practice time on your own schedule), downloadable written and audio presentation of exercises, and opportunity for online discussion. The video class sessions are recorded for your convenience.  Deepening with practice, each video class introduces another element of Connective Inquiry

Live video class sessions: Sunday Aug 20th, Wed Aug 23rd, Sunday Aug 27th,  and Wed Aug 30th,  6pm Pacific Time

 

REGISTRATION

 

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. See each course description for specific dates and activities.

 

Sphere of Blessing – A Lorian Discovery Class

 

One-week Online Class

June 18 – 24, 2017

 

 

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

The focus of this training is to strengthen our work with Incarnational Spirituality as a service. This is an opportunity for you to deepen your skills in holding healing, blessing and wholeness for the world.  This class will help you establish a step by step practice for building a field of Blessing and deepen your capacity to offer healing and wholeness as a standing activist in the world. 

The six day course includes:

  • 6 downloadable recordings of David Spangler leading you through the steps for shaping a safe and energy-filled subtle sphere of blessing for any blessing or standing activism work.
  • PDFs of these meditation steps formatted for printing
  • Downloadable recording of a guided blessing for the Spirit of America
  • 1 week of Lorian faculty support with your process in our 24/7 online campus.
  • 1 Teleclass to engage our subtle activism practice together as a group on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 7am Pacific Time. Teleclass will be recorded and emailed to all who have signed for the training.

Note: While we will be working with the Soul of America and offering blessing to the United States, this is not a political forum. Our discussion will be centered around our experiences with our practice and work together as subtle activists.

CLASS FORMAT

Class will be held on our online education platform Lorian Education powered by Ruzuku. All content and discussion text is available 24/7 for the duration of the course.  A notice for each day’s lesson is emailed to participants and you can keep track of any discussion posts via email as well. Faculty are online daily to respond to discussion.  

June 24th webinar (7 am PT) is accessed through the site and a link to the recording will be emailed to all participants.  Further details will be sent with registration.

THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST.

FACILITATORS: Freya Secrest and Drena Griffith

Freya 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. Returning to the US, she was a founding member of the Lorian Association and worked closely with Dorothy Maclean, traveling and teaching across the US and Canada on themes of collaboration with the intelligences 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. Her collaborative work with subtle worlds continues as she develops her home garden and explores Gaian Circle gatherings.

 

Fordrena Griffith

Drena lives in Aurora, Colorado and is the Administrative Coordinator for Lorian Association. She is also a music and creative writing teacher and Lorian Priest. ​Born in Gulfport, MS, she has lived and taught English in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Fukui, Japan. She blogs about Incarnational Spirituality at isinalife.com/.

 

 

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 own use. Please read each course description to see dates and activities.

Discovering Presence – A Lorian Discovery Class

One-week online class

June 11 – 17, 2017

 

CLASS DESCRIPTION

There is a well-known saying – The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This week-long discovery explores the understanding that our embodied life is comprised of several elements –  a personal self, a transpersonal self, a human self and a world or nature self.  Each of these elements has its own gift and each is an important part of what helps us to function and thrive in our world. We have the capacity to hold and consciously nurture all these aspects of our incarnational self, and as we do so, our Presence, that wholeness that is greater than the sum of any parts, emerges. 

Each day of this online Discovery class you will access a short exercise focusing on one of these four aspects of yourself at a time convenient to your schedule. The exercise invites you to spend time with a part of yourself, deepening in relationship.  At the end of the week, there will be a live teleclass session (also recorded) to draw together the whole process in one flow of experience.  The intent is to build toward a felt sense of that place within you that draws all your various inner “selves” into a wholeness and gives expression to your Presence in the world. 

CLASS FORMAT

Discovering Presence will be held on our online education site, Lorianeducation.com powered by Ruzuku. where participants have access to the online discussion and materials 24/7 for the duration of the class. Course includes:

  • Downloadable written and audio presentation of exercises
  • Daily practice with guided audio recordings
  • Opportunity for online discussion
  • One shared audio teleconference session (recorded) on Saturday, June 17th at 8 am Pacific Time.  

New participants will create user accounts on our education site; further details and instructions for doing so will be emailed the week before the class. 

REGISTRATION

Cost: $47

 

FACILITATOR: Julia Spangler 

Julie 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. 

Discovery Courses 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.

Class materials are available 24/7 in  Lorian education’s online classroom and include written and audio exercises.  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. See each course description for specific dates and activities.

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