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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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Working with Subtle Energies 2017 – Class


Refine your Skills of Subtle Perception and Connection in the Life of the World


Part II – March 18 – April 28, 2017 – Building our Relationship with a Living Universe, a Practicum (Pre-requisite Part I) with Rue Hass and Freya Secrest

  • Apply your discoveries of personal subtle perception to develop a partnering relationship with something you care about.
  • Explore your unique connections with a vibrant world
  • Gain new understanding and confidence in interpreting your perceptions

Your weekly Discovery practices and self-study focus will be directed based on your interests and gifts to build your skills in two main areas

  1. Awareness and noticing – deepening your understanding of your particular style of subtle relationship

  2. Interpretation –  developing your ability to hold and integrate your experiences.

You will choose to work with certain exercises in the book, Working with Subtle Energies to deepen your practice based on your own needs and interest.  We will come together to report and discuss our experiences in the online class site. Rue and Freya will offer their mentoring, reflection and response on the site.

Four teleclass sessions will be offered: Sunday, March 19th and 26th, and Saturday, April 15th and 22nd, at 9am PT to engage a shared exercise or practice experience and discuss our experiences in the safe and co—creative field of our group.

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Listen to a Free Teleclass recording January 12, 2017

  • Discover and honor your unique way of engaging with Subtle Worlds
  • Explore your individual sensitivity to the threshold between the physical and non-physical dimensions of our world. 
  • Experience a creative process that will help you to to stand solidly on the inner land of your own being, attuned to your own identity and its sovereignty, without fear.

Part I – Discovering our Personal Style of Subtle Perception (Class closed, next date – Winter 2018)

  • Experience the ways the world speaks to you and how you are oriented to “hear” it
  • Come to honor and value your own ways of perceiving
  • Reframe your energetic relationships with your world
  • Develop habits and practices of conscious, collaborative relationship.
  • Engage with the subtle fields of life in purposeful, grounded and effective ways.

These classes will help you understand your unique skills of perception and recognize your connections within the wholeness of life. They will help you strengthen your habits of purposeful partnership and reframe your relationships with yourself, with others, with the sacred, the subtle, and the earth.  Part I is a pre-requisite for participation in Part II.

Medical science outlines 9 human senses that help to orient us in the physical realm.  These special and somatic senses along with other perceptions, provide the lens through which we participate in both the subtle and physical life of the earth. Learning to recognize, understand and direct them is key to our experience in the world.

Through our willingness to explore our ordinary perceptions and embody their possibility, we open connections and possibilities for our own wholeness.

“We are as much subtle beings as we are physical ones. We inhabit both physical and non-physical ecologies. Learning to be conscious of both and able to creatively engage with both opens the door to restoring wholeness to our world” – David Spangler

Faculty: Freya Secrest, Rue Hass and David Spangler

FAQ Information about our online classes, refunds and late registration policy

If you are interested in further details of the class, email

I’ve worked with the self-study, what is the added benefit of the class?

  • The class experience will offer you lively interactive exchange, the opportunity to learn from others experience with the exercises and personal feedback for your questions.

What is Included?

  • Step-by-step study using reading materials, teleclass meetings with guided discovery work and online discussion with the class community.

  • 6 weeks(Part I) or 4 (Part II) weeks of online interaction creating a 24/7 learning lab with faculty and participants.

  • Personal attention to your questions.    

  • 4 Live webinar conversations which will be recorded for your review or scheduling flexibility. One with David Spangler

  • complimentary copy of Working with Subtle Energies Book in PDF format.

What formats are used?

  • Written, online presentation of reading materials, exercises and online discussion with the class community

  • Teleconference meetings are connected through the internet or your phone service.  All calls will be recorded and accessible via the internet using MP4 audio.

  • Written materials in PDF format may be downloaded and printed out for your use. 

What if I must miss a week due to business or family plans?

  • Our campus classroom is a password protected, simple to use, learning center giving you access to the material 24/7 at times convenient to your schedule from anywhere you can access the internet.

  • Teleconference meetings are connected through the internet or your phone service.  All calls will be recorded and accessible using MP4 audio if you must miss a session.

  •  All material is available in the campus learning center during the entire time of the class.  Although each week introduces new material and exercises, our relaxed and step by step approach makes it easy to move back quickly into the flow of the class should you miss some time.

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