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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

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   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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Fiery Hope: Forging the Creative Path

May 17 – 23, 2018


David Spangler and Freya Secrest


The future looks scary. We are confronted with images of loss and limitation.  Climate change, resource depletion, economic collapse, political turmoil—each week the list of challenges before us seems to grow, becoming ever more daunting.

Yet within each of us is a human spirit capable of tapping vibrant and transformative pools of possibility and potential. Within each of us are capacities for creativity, resilience, and vision.  An important key for tapping these capacities is Hope.  This is not a “wishy-washy” emotion but a powerful subtle energy—a “Fiery Hope”—that opens and aligns us with spiritual forces of emergence and manifestation.  This Forum explores the nature of this energy and how to use it in forging our personal creative path in service to the world.


Fiery Hope:  Forging a Creative Path explores the nature of Hope as a subtle energy with psychological resonance.  Not fully an emotion nor a concept, Fiery Hope is a spiritual force that can be invoked and held within our subtle energy field.  Its effect is to open energetically blocked pathways and heighten our attunement to the flow of life and creativity within us and around us.  In this Forum, we will explore

  • The Nature of Fiery Hope as a Spiritual, Energetic Presence
  • Ways of Aligning with and Standing in this Presence
  • Holding this Energy to Open Creative Energies and Possibilities
  • Ways of Facing and Engaging the Future
  • Fiery Hope as a power of Manifestation

These practices help you re-imagine your identity as one who can stand in strength, Sovereignty, creativity, and Hope in the face of life’s changes.


Fiery Hope: Forging the Creative Path will be held on our online education site, powered by Ruzuku where participants have access to the online discussion and materials 24/7 through their ongoing Learning Library. Course includes:

  • Downloadable written presentation of exercises
  • Opportunity for facilitated online discussion, questions and answers with David and other Lorian Faculty
  • One Live and Recorded talk by David. May 18th,  9 am PT
  • Two Live and Recorded webinar sessions with Freya Secrest, Lorian Faculty  May 20th, 9 am PT and May 22nd 5 pm PT
  • Ongoing archive of talk and class material

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information on our online classes, refunds and late registration policy.

Please note that Lorian accepts payment directly with your credit card through the Stripe payment system.

Cost – $95


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. 


Freya Secrest, MSD – Freya Secrest, MSD 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. 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.