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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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Self Studies Overview

Welcome to the Lorian Self-Directed Study Class Offerings


The self-study classes were created to make the Lorian teachings as accessible as possible. If you live at a distance from the face-to-face classes, or have a busy schedule making it difficult to attend a workshop or online class according to Lorian’s calendar, you may find the self-study classes fit your needs. We have kept the $60 cost reasonable – especially relative to live workshops and classes – so that cost doesn’t become a major barrier to this teaching. You can move through the talks and texts and exercises at your own pace. There is a progression through the numbered list of classes listed below, but you’ll find that each stands on its own and does not require prerequisites.

Nine of the class offerings (or “modules” as we call them) are composed of written and recorded material from David Spangler. The tenth is composed of material from Dorothy Maclean’s classes. The audio and video material are from workshops or talks to live classes or audiences, although in some cases the material was specifically created for the module. The written materials come in PDF format and include published books, unpublished textbooks from online classes, booklets and other materials appropriate to the subject matter. In addition Module 3, Embracing Earth employs The Soul’s Oracle card deck with images and random layouts. Module 5, Thriving in a Living Universe uses the Manifestation card deck in similar fashion.

You can use this link www.lorianpress.com/thriveA.htm to get an understanding of what the self-study modules are like, and experience a free 45 minute talk by David Spangler.

After you have registered for a self-study, you will be sent an email containing a link to the self-study website and a password. This will allow you unlimited access to the rich body of work which we call “Incarnational Spirituality” contained in each module.

Click on a link below or in the menu to the left to find a full description of each self-study and to register:

Self Study Classes