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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



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 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  




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.