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   Lorian's programs in Incarnational Spirituality are like a breath of fresh air. I have learned to engage my whole self-heart, mind, body, soul and personality-in creative partnership with the world as it is. I find an intimate space of generativity opening within me that supports my relationships and passion for my work in integral ecology. Thank you David and the loving Lorian faculty!" —AA, WA

   There is something basically useful about all of this. The class offered a framework that was structured in a safe way with a demonstration of a path for connection that works." —KL, UK

   The class gave me reassurance that I am moving in the right direction because it helped me feel more of myself. The tools offered strengthened my own inner knowing." —EJ, UK, France

   We have been–and still are–in a time of alarms and noises, posturings and persuasions, tumult and tempest. To be of service in the world today, we must stand in a place of calm steadiness. In the midst of the storm, we must take time to look beyond to the mountains and the stars, the ancestors and the descendents and just appreciate the vastness of the world and of time and cosmos in which we live. Whatever happens tomorrow, the sun will rise, clouds will form, rain will fall, creatures will be born and die, and life goes on. We will love and create, our inner power undimmed, our spirit as Sacred as ever." —David Spangler
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Faculty

The following faculty members are those who may be available to act as facilitators in Incarnational Spirituality, as well as offering a variety of classes and workshops in their own specialties and fields of work.  All are ordained in Lorian.


David Spangler, MCS is the Director of Research in the Lorian Association. He is a mystic, writer and educator in the integration of spiritual values, energy and presence into everyday life. He was co-director of the Findhorn Community and has taught extensively for over 40 years.  Since 1965, David has worked clairvoyantly with a group of spiritual beings. They identified themselves as part of an inner school whose purpose was to explore and develop a spiritual teaching around the process of incarnation. This teaching is intended to empower incarnate persons living in the physical world to lead lives of greater blessing and capacity and to be sources of blessing and service for the world as a whole.


Freya Secrest, MSD is the Education Director of the Lorian Association. She is a Spiritual Director, adult educator and Lorian priest. She lived at the Findhorn community in Scotland for three years, subsequently teaching with Dorothy Maclean on themes of Cooperation with Nature in the United States and Canada. She helped to co-found the Lorian Association in 1974. She lives in Traverse City, Michigan where she loves spending time learning from the natural world.


Dan Paulson, MA, has worked with the tenants of Incarnational Spirituality for over twenty years, applying them to his work as a counselor, educator and community developer. He is a Lorian minister and has been involved in spiritual education, as well as green living education throughout his life, as well as serving as dean of a college and on the board of directors of several nonprofit organizations. Dan lives in Traverse City, Michigan.


Jeremy Berg, MCS lives in Traverse City, Michigan and is owner of the Lorian Press and Starseed Publications. He is the author of The Gathering Light, artist for The Card Deck of the Sidhe, a Lorian priest and a workshop presenter. He holds an architectural patent for earth sheltered structural systems featured on the cover of Popular Science magazine, has taught at both the secondary and post-secondary level and has been a college dean and vice president. He is part of the Lorian education development team.


Julie Spangler is a founding member of Lorian and has applied the principles of IS within her work as a Certified Counselor, parenting coach and Personology practitioner for many years. She began her spiritual work at the Findhorn Community developing the guest program and singing with The New Troubadours. She is ordained as a Lorian minister and currently lives in Issaquah, Washington with her husband, David, and a variable number of their four children.


Mary Reddy

Mary Reddy is an ordained minister/priest of Incarnational Spirituality. Before IS, Mary trained in shamanic healing with a particular focus on recovery from trauma, healing spirits of place, and psychopomp (guiding souls through the dying process). More recently, she has studied the healing energy of sound and includes chanting among her spiritual practices. As a visual artist, she enjoys working with color and form to communicate dreams and visions. She works in the field of  online data visualization and lives with her husband on Whidbey Island in the state of Washington.


Rue Hass, MA, is an ordained minister/priest of Incarnational Spirituality. A former university teacher, she has been in private practice for 25 years as a Spiritual Life Path Coach and Intuitive Mentor, using transformational energy methods such as EFT (“tapping”). From 1974-1981, she was a staff member of the Findhorn Foundation, an international center for spiritual and holistic education in Scotland. Rue lives in Boulder, Colorado.


Susan Sherman

Susan Sherman, MSD is a Spiritual Director, ordained Lorian priest/minister and has studied many energy healing modalities during the past 25 years. She has worked in a variety of fields including community living, law, the arts, integrative medicine, religion and spirituality.  She strives to apply the principles of Incarnational Spirituality as the opportunities of everyday life emerge. Susan lives in Traverse City, Michigan.


Tim Hass

Tim Hass, MS lives in Boulder Colorado. He 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 minister/priest.