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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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The Lorian Association offers a twelve-month Ordination track for those called to spiritual service as an agent of Incarnational Spirituality. It emphasizes attunement to the spirit of wholeness in our world, holding space for others as a celebrant of the sacred and serving as an agent of the spirit of incarnation in daily life and practices. An Application is required, outlining the reasons the candidate is seeking ordination and their understanding of their spiritual call. Specific prerequisites are completion of Lorian’s core classes: Journey Into Fire, Working with Subtle Energy, Manifestation, Collaboration with Subtle Worlds followed by integrative work such as participation in the Gaianeering Practice Community. Other Lorian studies are recommended. There is an application and interview process, for more information contact us at

Ordination grants the individual the right to perform marriages, funerals and to act as a minister and agent of Incarnational Spirituality and its principles. It reflects a spiritual call to service and engagement with the world based in a relationship with the Lorian Association. Applicants will be considered based upon their commitment to further these principles in their lives.

Since honoring the uniqueness of each individual’s incarnation is a cardinal principle of Incarnational Spirituality, as much as possible the Lorian ordination program is configured to the individual candidate and the work that he or she wishes to do in the world. In effect, candidates are involved in designing their own ordination in partnership with the Lorian faculty as a way of tapping the innate sacredness and priestliness of their own souls.

Ordination is the unfoldment of a seed of incarnational consciousness and planetary attunement that an individual discovers during his or her studies with Lorian.  It is an affirmation of the connection between a candidate and the spirit and intent of Incarnational Spirituality as uniquely manifest in his or her own life and aspirations.

Cost: $3,000. Travel costs and accommodations for the workshops, the ordination ceremony and incidental costs are additional. Contact us for additional information and application:

The Ordination curriculum includes periods of online study with Lorian Faculty that will present advanced concepts and practices in Incarnational Spirituality, particularly in dealing with the subtle worlds.  The online work specifically focuses on the following four themes:

  1. Self, Sacred and Sovereignty
    • Sovereignty: The Call of Selfhood
    • The Nature of Self, Soul, Sacred and the World
  2. Altaring Space
    • Ritual and Ceremony
    • Grail Space
    • Holding
  3. Incarnational Agency
    • Standing with others
    • Partnering with Allies
  4. Subtle Activism
    • The Gaian Self
    • World Work

The online sessions will alternate with periods of “vigil”, times of individual contemplation and reflection when each participant is working on his or her own.  There will also be three 3-day weekends held in the Seattle area to allow for face-to-face instruction and engagement.

Each participant will undertake an ordination project of their design.  At the end of the year, a paper of 8-20 pages or some other equivalent mode of presentation describing the work of the candidate with their ordination project is required.

Email us for additional information and application: