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Subtle Energies I: Standing Whole

March 1 – 28, 2018


David Spangler


Each of us has a physical and psychological presence in the world.  What is less recognized is that we also have an energetic and spiritual presence in the world’s subtle half.  The time is here to understand and manifest this subtle presence as surely and effectively as we do its physical counterpart.

The Earth is a whole ecology blending both physical and non-physical dimensions.  We need to recognize this simple fact and learn how to uphold this innate planetary wholeness.  This is especially important now as we are challenged in so many ways with forces of dis-integration and destruction.  Working with subtle energies, partnering with subtle allies, doing subtle energy hygiene, manifestation, subtle activism:  these are all tools and ways in which we can participate in a Gaian planetary system that needs our help on both physical and non-physical levels.  To do so, we must learn how to stand as a strong and creative presence in the subtle dimension.  This is the necessary foundation for all inner work.  We contribute to the wholeness of the world by knowing how to Stand Whole in ourselves.

NOTESubtle Energies Classes build upon each other and must be taken in order. Subtle Energies I is a pre-requisite for participation in Subtle Energies II and both are pre-requisites for Subtle Energy III.


Interested? Join us for the Free Webinar on Working with Subtle Energies: Exploring Our Hidden Dimensions, February 15th, 2018 – 4 pm PT. with Freya Secrest and Rue Hass

Share in a reflection exercise and explore the nature of your subtle perception. Sign up here to attend or to access the free webinar recording.



Then join us for the class:


Standing Whole is about discovering the subtle, energetic side of your nature:  your subtle body.  Understanding this aspect of yourself and learning to integrate its capacities into your physical life is a key to being whole. It is also the key to engaging the subtle dimension of life safely and effectively.  Each week there will be one or two exercises that will help you delve into your subtle nature and connect it to your everyday life. This personal practice will be expanded by our online discussion and five live and recorded webinar sessions. You will learn about

  • The Two-Ecology nature of the world
  • The nature of your subtle body, its strengths and vulnerabilities, and its role in the wholeness of your life
  • The Stance as a means of integrating your subtle and physical selves
  • Opening the Generative Presence of your “WholeSpace,” creating a foundation for future work with subtle energies and allies

This class is designed to offer an understanding of wholeness that embraces both the material and spiritual dimensions and give you an understanding and vision of yourself as one who is able to engage the world both physically and non-physically. It will introduce you to your subtle side and provide instruction on how to integrate with it and provide a practical foundation for future work with subtle energies and subtle allies.

Note: We strongly recommend taking Journey Into Fire or similar Lorian class prior to Subtle Energies I in order to get the most benefit from the class.

Standing Whole will be followed by a 6 week Practicum April 5 – May 16th led by Rue Hass and Freya Secrest.  Find out more here



SUBTLE ENERGIES I: Standing Whole 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:

  • Weekly practice with exercises
  • Downloadable written presentation of exercises
  • Opportunity for facilitated online discussion, questions and answers
  • Five Live and Recorded webinar talks by David. March 2nd, 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th at 9 am PT
  • Ongoing archive of all recorded talks 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 now accepts payment directly with your credit card through the Stripe payment system. (We are no longer using Paypal.)

Cost – $200

After completing the checkout process, you will receive a receipt with a link that will allow you to register in the online class site. You must click on this link in order to complete your registration in the class.

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.