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Co-Creative Spirituality Shaping Our Future with the Unseen Worlds

Co-Creative Spirituality Shaping Our Future with the Unseen Worlds

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A Findhorn Foundation Special Event

Engaging with the subtle worlds isn’t simply to experience or explore the non-physical dimensions. The larger purpose is to engage the underlying wholeness that ties the physical and non-physical domains into a living, creative oneness.David Spangler

At this turning point in history our planet is calling for greater love and cooperation between humans and its spiritual and energetic dimensions. As more of us answer the call, new possibilities for collaboration are emerging. In September 2018 the Findhorn Foundation invites you to join a uniquely experiential gathering of human and non-human adventurers to explore these new possibilities. Together we will help shape a future of creative partnership.

Please see our full conference booklet for detailed information on the events during the week.

Refer to the Passport Territories for an overview of the subtle realms within the Gaian field.

Findhorn’s Spiritual Lineage

This event is a manifestation of the spiritual impulse that brought the Findhorn Foundation and community into being. Its origins lie in the co-creative work done in the early gardens. Since then, the understanding of co-creation with the intelligence of nature has grown into a wider awareness of the complex and diverse nature of the subtle worlds. Now it is time to explore emerging next-level potentials for collaboration and establish co-creative partnerships that can influence our shared future.

Participants from the human, subtle and spiritual realms will gather in a field of intention built over the past 55 years and, for the love of Gaia, utilise that field to help bring about a quantum leap in collective consciousness. To engage with subtle and spiritual allies as an individual can be transformative – to collaborate with them as a group with a shared intention as we will be doing in this event is a consciousness-changing act that can have an exponentially wider impact in the seen and unseen worlds.

An Immersive, Co-Creative Encounter

Join others from around the world who are seeking to connect with the unseen realms, as well as members of the Findhorn spiritual community. The gardens, sanctuaries, wild areas and communal spaces of the Findhorn Foundation will host our gathering. In the loving hospitality of this shared field, we will engage through art, ritual, dialogue, plenary sessions, time in nature and meditation and explore different aspects of our own and our planet’s subtle and spiritual nature.

Schedule…

Plenary Sessions


conference schedule revised


Saturday Night: Opening and Context

David Spangler
THE SUBTLE WORLDS: PARADIGMS OF CO-CREATIVITY
Drawing on seventy years of experience co-creating with the subtle dimensions of the earth, David explores the ways we think about the subtle worlds. The issue is not so much which description is correct; the malleable and fluid nature of the subtle dimensions can give rise to many ways of mapping its terrain. What is important is how well a particular paradigm enables us to go deeply into the co-creative and collaborative nature of the subtle realms.

David’s own experiences of partnering with subtle beings suggests the value and importance of an ecological paradigm, a way of understanding and relating to the unseen realms that Findhorn itself pioneered in the early days of its existence. Pursuing and using such a paradigm opens doors of possibility and relationship that otherwise may be closed to us. At a time when our world needs insights that promote connection and co-creativity, how we understand and relate to the subtle dimensions of the Earth is not just a matter of esoteric speculation. It is a key to how we can begin to bring wholeness out of chaos, healing out of brokenness, and creative hope out of despair.

 

Sunday Morning: Panel Session

All our facilitators will introduce the beings and energies they will be helping us connect with during the rest of the conference, giving you an overview. See what ‘territories’ are calling you!

 

Monday Morning: The Sidhe

The Sidhe (pronounced ‘shee’) are our non-physical human cousins and feature in the folklore of cultures around the world. After millenia of being sundered from their human relatives, some Sidhe are stepping forward and requesting a closer relationship. Søren Hauge and Jeremy Berg explore our ancient connections, our separation and our possible reconnection.

Soren H
THE GENTLE WILDNESS – ENCOUNTERING THE SIDHE
Our cousins, The Sidhe, are our closest relatives in the Gaian ecology. Their very name is Gaelic and means ‘People of the Mounds’ but it also means Peace and Wind. This is a beautiful clue to the gifts in our contact and friendly collaboration with the Sidhe. Connecting with them is an opportunity for us to rediscover our deep peace as well as the wild wind of our spirit.
The deepest hope for the World lies in the forgotten Wildness at the very core of our nature. We have tamed ourselves into an almost zombielike rigidity that is predictable and destructive, endlessly repeating old patterns of dominance and exploitation. Reconnecting with our Sidhe relatives is a golden opportunity for them and us to start a new healing journey for Gaian wholeness. It is not without risk due to deeply rooted patterns within us as well as the Sidhe, but it is worth attempting as we both respond to the Clarion Call for compassionate planetary transformation.

Jeremy Berg
WORKING WITH THE SIDHE
Sidhe (pronounced Shee) is the Celtic name for part of the Faerie Otherworlds. The name means the People of Peace, and a number of esoteric teachers and writers consider them the “cousins of humanity,” evolving in parallel alongside us but in the subtle realms.
In this presentation Jeremy Berg will describe his relationship with the Sidhe and how as an artist, writer and workshop leader he came to work co-creatively with them.

 

Tuesday Morning: Current Planetary Changes

Our planet’s physical, subtle and spiritual ecologies are changing. Humans are key influencers in all these realms, whether we are aware of it or not. We are now facing an opportunity to step into our wholeness as physical-subtle-spiritual beings – to become Gaian citizens. If we do, we open the door to countless new possibilities, and many unseen partners are coming forward at this time to help us.

Marko Pogačnik
BEINGS OF THE SUBTLE WORLDS INVOLVED IN CURRENT PLANETARY CHANGES
Marko has been interacting with the dynamics of the Earth transmutation process for the last 20 years. In this session he will explain how the Earth is changing and shows how different “fairy tale figures” like dragons or elemental beings enter the sphere of human consciousness, helping us detach from the dissolving 3D reality and tune in to the renewed multidimensional Earth.

Judy McAllister

DEVAS – VOICES OF THE INTELLIGENCE OF NATURE
The foundations of the Findhorn Community were built not just on sand and pebbles, they were build on a profoundly deep commitment and dedication to engaging with the Sacred. Through that engagement the community’s relationship with the unseen worlds emerged. Dorothy Maclean’s pioneering work with the devic and angelic domains, and R.Olgivie Crombie’s relationship with Pan and the spirits of nature gave rise to an extra-ordinary garden. The rest as they say is history! In that early garden, in the relationships that built that garden, lies a hope for today and tomorrow, a hope for a future relationship with nature crafted through love. And a hope for ways forward that can build a future we would wish the children seven generations from now.

 

Wednesday: Game of Transformation

Judy McAllister & Mary Inglis
GAME OF TRANSFORMATION
The conference will include a large-scale and expanded version of the Transformation Game especially designed for this event. It will provide an interactive forum for participants to explore ways of deepening and expanding co-creative relationships with the different dimensions and intelligences of our whole Gaian ecology. Working around a path on the floor, we can together, individually and collectively, clarify visions and intentions, recognise and build on strengths, review and resolve challenges and integrate new directions.

 

Thursday: Bringing it Home

Encountering the subtle worlds can be life-changing. Incorporating these changes into our way of thinking, being and doing requires work, however. Here we learn from pioneers who are forging ways to incorporate co-creative spirituality into a successful NGO and in other areas. The morning’s session will prepare us for the concluding ritual in the afternoon.

Tim Hass & Vance Martin
APPLIED SUBTLE ACTIVISM – WORKING WITH THE WILD SPIRIT
In this session, Timothy and Vance will review real-life examples of conscious, co-creative, conservation activism that work through the programmes of a long-established, globally–focused environmental organisation. The exploration and evolution of this approach has occurred over ten years, and continues, involving diverse projects such as “boots-on-the-ground” wildlife protection in the middle of a war zone; policy formulation; international relations; and enhanced collaboration between diverse conservation groups and agencies.


Passport Session Descriptions

Passport Session Descriptions

In the afternoons you can choose between a wide array of ‘territories’ to explore – the subtle and spiritual beings and energies that we can work with. These are our subtle allies in the work of shaping a future of greater love and cooperation between the human and non-physical ecologies. Come with an open mind and heart and sense into what is calling you.


Passport Session Schedule (1)

Sunday

THREE HOUR SESSIONS (2 – 5)

DEVELOPING OUR SUBTLE SENSE-ABILITIES – 2 – 5 (3 hours)
Freya Secrest
The Subtle Worlds speak to us in many ways other than in words. We don’t need to be “psychic” to be able to communicate, we need to become familiar with our unique subtle senses and trust them in order to learn to interpret the information we receive. Working with honor and respect for our particular subtle sensitivities, we will explore several incarnational practices to strengthen us in our subtle work. Join Freya in a “hands-on” practice session to explore the unique language of your own subtle connections.

CLUNY HILLS AS A TEMPLE OF SIDHE CIVILISATION – 2 – 5 (3 hours)
Marko Pogačnik
During the last 20 years Marko has often led workshops within the mandala of the seven hills neighbouring Cluny Hill, one of the Findhorn Foundation’s main sites. In this session he will lead the group to experience the inner worlds of this landscape temple and the presence of the beings that Celts called the Sidhe.

WORKING WITH NATURE INTELLIGENCE FOR BALANCED PROJECTS – 2 – 5 (3 hours)
Antje Rickowski
This session will help you make a direct contact to the intelligence in nature. You will learn simple tools that will enable you to work with Nature Intelligence.
Being able to work and truly co-create with nature in our daily lives and projects is a skill to be learned and refined. We will explore the key principles of nature communication and experience balanced communication with it, using some practical tools of co-creative science developed by Machaelle Small Wright at the Perelandra Centre for Nature Research, USA, over the past 35 years. Once we learned how to effectively connect to nature intelligence we will learn a simple kinesiology test to aid us in our communication with it, and we’ll do a set of exercises useful for any area of our life.
This will help you to gain an enriched, clearer and broader understanding on how to work with nature intelligence to answer everyday life questions, and to create balance and true sustainability in your projects.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

– FIRST HALF (2 – 3.30)

TECHNO-ELEMENTALS – 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Jeremy Berg, with skype appearance by David Spangler
Many of us are familiar with the concept of talismans, the idea that an object is alive in some way and carries a certain intent and power in the world. Excalibur, the magic sword of King Arthur or the Holy Grail itself are a well known examples. And, many people carry with them meaningful objects —rings, pendants, good luck charms, special clothing, etc. — that are charged with special powers for them.
In this session we will take a closer look at this multi-layered phenomena and the living reality it points us to. Does an inorganic object have the capacity to respond to my love, my intent, my emotions? Is everything alive? Does a car or gun or home wish to fulfill itself? Does it matter? These are especially relevant questions at a time when many of our objects, devices and machines are increasingly electrified and growing in intelligence. The intent of the work is to begin to build a positive relationship with the feral and forgotten lives we have helped bring into being.

TRAVELLING THROUGH SOUND – 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Sarah Perricone
In our time together we will use sound and vibration to travel into the deepest part of our inner world; to journey towards our fundamental sound and thereby communicate with all being. We can then explore how this resonance can bring us into harmony and greater health.
We will do this through toning, listening, sounding the chakras and bathing and relaxing into the gentle sounds and music of the gongs, bowls, violin and overtones played by Sarah.

BEING WITH THE SPIRITS OF CLUNY GARDENS – 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Sverre Koxvold
The Scottish landscape is steeped in ancient history. To some people it’s the sheer beauty and radiance. Some people say they feel the playfulness, the aliveness, the cheekiness and the joy of being with humans. Cluny Garden is a place where humans and subtle friends have been co-creating for centuries – and are still doing so. Different parts of the garden have different ‘personalities’.

The spirits were called here centuries ago by a very grounded civilisation and they have never left. They become evident when we open to them. They speak in different voices and bring different messages. We have ancient trees, power-points, water, animals, bees and humans. All playing together with the unseen beings. It is the chorus of them all, as well as the individual voices that makes it so exciting to close our eyes and listen to Cluny Garden. And then speak.

SUBTLE ACTIVISM – 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Mary Inglis
Subtle activism is the art of using our own subtle energy field and presence in relationship with the subtle and spiritual forces of the planet to promote wholeness, healing and emergence in our world – a way of holding the world and ourselves in our hearts, a way of blessing. In this session we will explore some principles of this approach as well as engaging with a subtle activism practice.

OUR HIGHER HUMAN CO-WORKERS – 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Uta Gabbay
Together with the Devas, Sidhe and other non-human companions there also exist on the subtle planes of this planet those who have walked the human path a little longer than we have, who are therefore more experienced and wise. We could call them ‘the community of post-graduate humans.’ Like many of the other subtle beings they offer their guidance and cooperation to us, especially on behalf of our planet. In this session we will practice tuning our hearts and minds to the frequency band of our higher human coworkers; and we will experiment with how a group can build a unified high-vibrational field, which is conducive to communion with them. Building a conscious connection with our human elders brings us closer to our own future state, our own full Self. And it provides us with a solid basis and compass for engaging in co-creating, with human and non-human subtle beings, the new Earth.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON

– SECOND HALF (4 – 5.30)

THE SECRET LIFE OF MIRACLES: ALTARING YOUR LIFE – WORKING WITH THRESHOLD BEINGS – 4 – 5.30 (1.5 hours)
Tim Hass
Miracle making is really a kind of science, co-creatively blended with mysticism. We all have the capacity for this. Over the last few years Timothy and Vance have worked with a subtle life form of threshold beings, a stem-cell-like sentience that exists between the manifest and the un-manifest realms of life. Their presence is local, but there is also an overlighting aspect that stretches all across the world. Touch into yourself as a source of generative light and presence. Use this Presence to work in partnership with subtle colleagues to Altar your life and your surroundings. Create a place of peace in these turbulent times.

THE BODY AS SIDHE PORTAL – 4 – 5.30 (1.5 hours)
Sussie Luscinia Nielsen
When we are in the body in a way that feels natural and good, we are potentially an open Sidhe-portal. It is this presence and consciousness in the body that makes it possible to sense and experience in a more refined way. This session is about landing in the body, so we are more fully aware and the Sidhe-presence becomes natural and effortless. The use of sound and body experiences will practically help us to land in the body and enter into the Sidhe-reality.

WORKING WITH GARDEN NATURE SPIRITS – 4 – 5.30 (1.5 hours)
Julie Spangler
Subtle beings abound! But what are nature spirits and how can we work cooperatively with them in our own gardens if we can’t actually see or hear them? In this session we will explore how we can enhance our gardens by partnering with the unseen spirits associated with the plants and creatures in our backyards.

DEVAS OF TREES AND FORESTS – 4 – 5.30 (1.5 hours)
Judy McAllister
We all have a tree story – finding it and telling it, opens the heart and the pathway to engagement with the Devic, with the intelligence behind/under the form, begins to unfold. Bring your tree hugger self, be it currently active, forgotten, or as yet undiscovered. Together we will explore ways to build relationship with that which fills the forms we see, touch, and sometimes climb. The forms that provide the material for so much of what is around us. The forms that feed and nourish us in so many ways and on so many levels.

Monday

THREE HOUR SESSIONS (2 – 5)

GAIA TOUCH BODY EXERCISES OFFERED BY THE ELEMENTAL BEINGS – 2 – 5 (3 hours)
Marko Pogačnik
Marko has been engaged in Earth healing work all over the world. Often during the course of this work, elemental and other subtle world beings have presented body movements to him that can help individuals cope with the current Earth changes and support the planetary transformation processes. In this session he will share some of their contributions and lead the group in movement-based exercises.

TOUCH DRAWING: BRINGING THE UNSEEN INTO FORM – 2 – 5 (3 hours)
Deborah Koff-Chapin
Experience Touch Drawing, a simple yet profound way of creating images. When you move your hands on paper that is placed over paint, the pressure of your touch makes impressions on the underside. As you create a series of drawings, you enter flowing state. This transformative art form lends itself to the expression of subtle sensation. As you deepen into the process, it can become a way of translating the presence of unseen beings into visual form. This introductory experience gives you a creative practice you can continue to develop. No artistic confidence necessary.

THE MAGIC OF CULLERNE GARDEN – 2 – 5 (3 hours)
Cullerne Garden Team
Vibrant, unruly and pulsating with life, Cullerne Garden produces vegetables for the Findhorn community and holds hundreds of guests each year.
Generations of garden beings and people co-creating together have shaped an environment that facilitates people’s connection with Nature’s conscious dimensions in all their beauty and power. In this session you will dive into the push and pull of co-creation with Nature.
The Cullerne Garden Team will hold this practical, hands-on session and lead you through the energetic anatomy of the garden, while facilitating different types of encounters with the diverse subtle and spiritual ecologies that call the garden home.

MONDAY AFTERNOON

– FIRST HALF (2 – 3.30)

WORLDS OF THE SIDHE – THE BUTTERFLY AND THE MOUNTAIN – 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Søren Hauge
Our destination is the land of ‘The Butterfly Mountain’, the state of being where our inner Sidhe-nature emerges. When we truly “land in our land” we experience our mountain-nature of deep grounding. This opens for our flowing life-musicality, the inner Butterfly that surfs and navigates on the ‘air sea of the present’. When the two merge we become The Butterfly Mountain of empowered livingness. We will explore this realm through movement, sound, meditation and co-creative sharing in a spirit of playfulness and joy.

ELEMENTALS AND ELEMENTS – 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Craig Gibsone
Between the ripples, that’s where we lie
You’ll find us there, in earth and sky
Now “who are we?” I hear you ask
That my friend, our lifelong task
The nature of the elemental kingdoms is intimately connected to the elements of earth, air, fire, and water. We will explore these relationships in Findhorn’s sacral centre – the part of The Park that includes the earth lodge, the sweat lodge and permaculture gardens. It is an area of ritual, sexual polarity and deep vibrancy. Here, we will sense elementals’ and elements’ interconnected nature in ourselves and our everyday reality.
Resting within the womb of creation, we remember the depth of our connection with this earth and the infinite lightness of the sky above us. Stimulating our primordial nature and awakening our cellular memory, we practice giving space for and expressing our individual interpretations of co-creation.

KICHWA SHAMANIC PRACTICES FOR CONNECTING WITH NATURE – 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Kurikindi
Kurikindi will lead this exploration of Amazonian shamanic practices for bringing deeper connection with ourselves and the world of nature. Using Kichwa shamanic practices, we will explore how to heighten our subtle and spiritual awareness, sense the unseen dimensions of nature and work with them as Kichwa shamans have done for centuries. We will co-create a closer and more natural connection with the seen and unseen aspects of the natural world, with the goal of increasing our love and skillful cooperation with it.

COMMUNICATING WITH ANIMALS – 4 – 5.30 (1.5 hours)
Jacqueline Buckingham
Visit the realm of the animals, experience the world from their perspective, and listen to what they have to say to us.
The animals are our co-creation allies, especially in the physical realm. Now more than ever we need to listen to the teachings they have for us. Upon visiting this realm you will connect with the conscious intelligence of animal beings, sending and receiving messages from them. You will also be led through an experience of witnessing the world from the point of view of an animal being.

OUR HIGHER HUMAN CO-WORKERS 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Uta Gabbay
Together with the Devas, Sidhe and other non-human companions there also exist on the subtle planes of this planet those who have walked the human path a little longer than we have, who are therefore more experienced and wise. We could call them ‘the community of post-graduate humans.’ Like many of the other subtle beings they offer their guidance and cooperation to us, especially on behalf of our planet.
In this session we will practice tuning our hearts and minds to the frequency band of our higher human coworkers; and we will experiment with how a group can build a unified high-vibrational field, which is conducive to communion with them.
Building a conscious connection with our human elders brings us closer to our own future state, our own full Self. And it provides us with a solid basis and compass for engaging in co-creating, with human and non-human subtle beings, the new Earth.

MONDAY AFTERNOON

– SECOND HALF (4 – 5.30)

EXPERIENCING THE SHAMANIC JOURNEY – 4 – 5.30 (1.5 hours)
Sandra Ingerman
Shamanism is the oldest universal spiritual practice known to humankind. In the West shamanism means ‘one who sees in the dark.’
Shamans enter into the unseen realms to perform a classic ceremony known as the shamanic journey. The shamanic journey is the art of using rhythm and intention to enter an altered state of consciousness in order to connect with the spiritual dimension of reality.
Shamans travel into the invisible realms to work with helping compassionate spirits who address the spiritual aspect of illness or who offer guidance. In this session Sandra Ingerman will guide participants into the non-ordinary realms known to shamans as the Lower, Middle, and Upper Worlds to meet with a helping compassionate spirit who might appear in a form such as a power animal, an ancestor, a religious figure, a mystical being, a plant, tree, or even an element. You will have the opportunity to either ask the helping spirit meet an important question you wish to receive guidance on or who might perform a healing in your behalf.
Sandra will share how to continue your journeying practice so you can continue to work with your helping spirit for guidance and healing.

SUBTLE ACTIVISM – 4 – 5.30 (1.5 hours)
Mary Inglis
Subtle activism is the art of using our own subtle energy field and presence in relationship with the subtle and spiritual forces of the planet to promote wholeness, healing and emergence in our world – a way of holding the world and ourselves in our hearts, a way of blessing. In this session we will explore some principles of this approach as well as engaging with a subtle activism practice.

SIDHE RESONANCE – 4 – 5.30 (1.5 hours)
Sussie Luscinia Nielsen
We will explore the emerging art of resonating from our own inner Sidhe-essence into the larger Sidhe-field. How do we learn to recognize our Sidhe-nature within, so we can acknowledge and collaborate with our Sidhe relatives? How do we find the balance and awareness in our energetic system so the contact with the larger Sidhe-realm can be as much in flow and flux as possible? Body, voice and presence will be used in exercises creating awareness of subtle sensing.

LOVE IN ACTION: INVITING THE DEVAS INTO YOUR GARDEN – 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Freya Secrest
Love is at the heart of our ability to connect with the Subtle Worlds. As the devas told Dorothy Maclean, “Love is a firm reality which forms a bridge over which all can walk.” We will explore the wisdom of the Devic Kingdom from Dorothy Maclean’s writings as well as share a practice that attunes us to their realm. This reflective session offers a practice of connection that will extend your link into the devic kingdom.

Tuesday

THREE HOUR SESSIONS (2 – 5)

THE SIDHE – WILDNESS AND RENEWAL – 2 – 5 (3 hours)
Søren Hauge
The real hope for the World lies in Wildness. We need to renew ourselves in order to renew the pattern of our shared world. This cannot be accomplished within the framework of ‘business as usual’. Exploration into the Wilderness of our Heartland is a must, and connecting with our Sidhe relatives is a potential great help as they are accomplished ‘tour-guides’ to the wild destinations of our Gaian Realm. Through experiential exercises of moving vibration and imagination we will start exploring the land of renewal.

ELEMENTAL WORLDS OF THE FINDHORN DUNES – 2 – 5 (3 hours)
Marko Pogačnik
Since the early days of the Findhorn community the dunes were considered a sacred place of the elemental beings. Is it still possible to experience their presence today? In this session, we will journey into the unique landscape of the dunes of the Findhorn peninsula, a world of sand, stone, gorse and wild beings. Exercises of perception will be taught to come in touch with the elemental and other subtle worlds.

TOUCH DRAWING: BRINGING THE UNSEEN INTO FORM – 2 – 5 (3 hours)
Deborah Koff-Chapin
Experience Touch Drawing, a simple yet profound way of creating images. When you move your hands on paper that is placed over paint, the pressure of your touch makes impressions on the underside. As you create a series of drawings, you enter flowing state. This transformative art form lends itself to the expression of subtle sensation. As you deepen into the process, it can become a way of translating the presence of unseen beings into visual form. This introductory experience gives you a creative practice you can continue to develop. No artistic confidence necessary.

ENCOUNTERING FINDHORN’S ORIGINAL GARDEN & PARK GARDEN – 2 – 5 (3 hours)
Park Garden Team
Findhorn’s Original Garden is where Dorothy Maclean and other members of the community first began working with the overlighting intelligences of the plants. The incredible abundance that grew from the arid, sandy soil, including giant cabbages, were the community’s first tangible results from this co-creative approach to gardening.
Today the Park gardeners continue to work with the subtle and spiritual dimensions of the Original and Park Gardens. They and their partners’ cooperative work create a space of heightened connection.
In this session, you will join the Park Garden team to explore the Park Garden, which includes the Original Garden. The team will share a bit about the history of the gardens, demonstrate the co-creative practices that the gardeners and their partners use, then facilitate a time of personally connecting with the garden on all levels.
Attuning to a particular place in the garden, you will form a team with the beings and energies that wish to join you. You will work co-creatively with them, possibly with the aid of a trowel or weeding bucket!

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

– FIRST HALF (2 – 3.30)

COMMUNICATING WITH ANIMALS– 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Jacqueline Buckingham
Visit the realm of the animals, experience the world from their perspective, and listen to what they have to say to us.
The animals are our co-creation allies, especially in the physical realm. Now more than ever we need to listen to the teachings they have for us. Upon visiting this realm you will connect with the conscious intelligence of animal beings, sending and receiving messages from them. You will also be led through an experience of witnessing the world from the point of view of an animal being.

THE SECRET LIFE OF MIRACLES: ALTARING YOUR LIFE – WORKING WITH THRESHOLD BEINGS – 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Tim Hass
Miracle making is really a kind of science, co-creatively blended with mysticism. We all have the capacity for this. Over the last few years Timothy and Vance have worked with a subtle life form of threshold beings, a stem-cell-like sentience that exists between the manifest and the un-manifest realms of life. Their presence is local, but there is also an overlighting aspect that stretches all across the world. Touch into yourself as a source of generative light and presence. Use this Presence to work in partnership with subtle colleagues to Altar your life and your surroundings. Create a place of peace in these turbulent times.

DEVAS OF CITIES AND COUNTRIES – 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Freya Secrest
The Devic world is a creative world and enlivens all that exists on our planet. Learn more about the soul levels of Cities and Countries and the devic beings that work to integrate nature and human structures. They offer a scope of resource and support to help us as we look to build healthy city and community life. We will share an attunement to these beings and discover how we can connect with them on behalf of the planet.

KICHWA SHAMANIC PRACTICES FOR CONNECTING WITH NATURE – 2 – 3.30 (1.5 hours)
Kurikindi
Kurikindi will lead this exploration of Amazonian shamanic practices for bringing deeper connection with ourselves and the world of nature. Using Kichwa shamanic practices, we will explore how to heighten our subtle and spiritual awareness, sense the unseen dimensions of nature and work with them as Kichwa shamans have done for centuries. We will co-create a closer and more natural connection with the seen and unseen aspects of the natural world, with the goal of increasing our love and skillful cooperation with it.

TUESDAY AFTERNOON

– SECOND HALF (4 – 5.30)

TRAVELLING THROUGH SOUND – 4 – 5.30 (1.5 hours)
Sarah Perricone
In our time together we will use sound and vibration to travel into the deepest part of our inner world; to journey towards our fundamental sound and thereby communicate with all being. We can then explore how this resonance can bring us into harmony and greater health.
We will do this through toning, listening, sounding the chakras and bathing and relaxing into the gentle sounds and music of the gongs, bowls, violin and overtones played by Sarah.

TECHNO-ELEMENTALS – 4 – 5.30 (1.5 hours)
Jeremy Berg, with skype appearance by David Spangler
Many of us are familiar with the concept of talismans, the idea that an object is alive in some way and carries a certain intent and power in the world. Excalibur, the magic sword of King Arthur or the Holy Grail itself are a well known examples. And, many people carry with them meaningful objects —rings, pendants, good luck charms, special clothing, etc. — that are charged with special powers for them.
In this session we will take a closer look at this multi-layered phenomena and the living reality it points us to. Does an inorganic object have the capacity to respond to my love, my intent, my emotions? Is everything alive? Does a car or gun or home wish to fulfill itself? Does it matter? These are especially relevant questions at a time when many of our objects, devices and machines are increasingly electrified and growing in intelligence. The intent of the work is to begin to build a positive relationship with the feral and forgotten lives we have helped bring into being.

FIERY HOPE – 4 – 5.30 (1.5 hours)
Julie Spangler
Many people during these times of change find it hard not to slip into feelings of despair. And when we try to be hopeful, it can feel a little like wishful thinking. In this session we will focus on a kind of hope that is not a wish but an expression of a powerful intent, like lighting a torch in the midst of a darkness of despair. It is where our subtle partners stand. As David Spangler describes, “The ‘fiery hope’ I feel from my subtle colleagues… is the kind of hope that opens, energizes and holds a space of possibility, enhancing the probability that something new will emerge. It is mobilizing and vitalizing, and calls potentialities and possibilities to the surface rather than just letting them sink unacknowledged into the depths of despondency and hopelessness.” Fiery Hope arises from who we are and how we engage the world as creators of possibilities and potentials. As we stand in Fiery Hope, we become participants in a world of hope, bringing it into being rather than being victims in a world of hopelessness.

[Additional workshop descriptions coming soon]


Learn to Tune Into New Realms

Together we will venture into the worlds of:

  • Nature partners: the plants, animals, elemental and devic intelligences, and other beings around us that have physical counterparts
  • Subtle partners: members of our planet’s non-physical ecosystems: angelic realms, techno elementals, underbuddies (and others who show up!)
  • The Sidhe: ‘cousins’ of humanity recognised in world mythologies by various names; the Fae, the Faerie, the people of peace, the Erl folk. Some among them are stepping forward to collaborate more closely with us.

The calling to co-create is also more than an exploration of our world’s unseen aspects – it is an invitation to step into a new human identity. Standing in our sovereignty and potential for wise, loving relationship, we can move beyond both separation from – and naive obedience to – the unseen worlds.

Co-Creative Spirituality
Co-Creative Spirituality
Co-Creative Spirituality

Bring your unique self to this exploration of co-creative spirituality and help shape a world where we are partners with all of life, seen and unseen.

The event is six days, 22–27 September, followed by an optional day of workshops on 28 September to deepen into a particular aspect of co-creative spirituality.

Event Tiered Price: £1250/£890/£750 includes all meals and accommodation.

One Day Workshop Price: £100 if booked in advance, £120 during the event.

To book the seven days, including the optional Friday workshops, click here.

To book the six day event only use the booking link at the bottom of the page.

To book the Live web-stream events click here.

Event Co-Creators

*** More information about other event co-creators coming soon ***

Co-Creative Spirituality

Animal Consciousnesses
Animals are capable of communicating and working with us, as more humans are now learning. Higher-evolved members of the animal kingdom have individualised intelligences, while simpler beings tend to have group consciousness. As any pet owner knows, we have much to learn from each other. In this event we will explore this connection more in depth.

Co-Creative Spirituality

David Spangler
David Spangler lives in the Northwest USA, is married and has four children. Since 1965 he has worked clairvoyantly and intuitively in collaboration with a group of non-physical beings from the inner worlds of spirit. The purpose of his work is to explore and develop a spiritual teaching around the process of incarnation. It is intended to empower incarnate persons living in the physical world to lead lives of greater blessing and capacity and to be sources of blessing and service for the world as a whole. From 1970 to 1973 David was a co-director of the Foundation. In 1974 he co-founded the Lorian Association, a non-profit spiritual educational organisation, and continues to work with it today.

Cluny Hill
A Victorian spa-hotel now converted into one of the Foundation’s community centres, this grand old house is home to a rich subtle ecosystem. Generations of Findhorn residents have co-created strong energetic layers of love and service. Subtle assistants to participants and other beings frequent its halls. Synchronicities are the norm here and the atmospheres are palpable, from its flourishing gardens to the serene stillness in its sanctuary.

Co-Creative Spirituality

Devic Intelligences
These are the overlighting intelligences that hold the energetic patterns that create forms. Their interactions with humans, such as those recorded in Dorothy Maclean’s books, often convey their joy at co-creating in harmony with the universal consciousness. Many are eager to work more closely with humans at this time.

Co-Creative Spirituality

Elementals
The elementals are the form builders, creating forms from the energy surrounding the entity. When that is positive and loving they are able to bind that loving energy into the thing that is being ‘built’, whether that is a meal or a plant, a building or an old pair of socks being darned. Tales of Elves and Fairies and the many wonderful mythological creatures, such as Naiads and Dryads of Classical tales, or the Thunderbeings of Native American lore seem to refer to them.

Co-Creative Spirituality

Findhorn Original Garden
The place where the Findhorn community first began to communicate with the overlighting intelligences of plants, the original garden holds a unique energetic presence.

Co-Creative Spirituality

Freya Secrest
Freya Secrest MSD is the Educational Director for The Lorian Association. Since living as a staff member in the Findhorn community in the early 70’s, Freya has worked as an adult educator in spiritual life practices teaching around the US and Canada with Dorothy Maclean, David Spangler and others. She is a Spiritual Director, Priest and served as Lorian’s Executive Director for five years. She is exploring ways to weave a collaborative field of partnership with subtle and physical partners through sharing Gaian Fellowship Circles. Her interest is to grow more conscious collaborative fields of connection that can lead to a more whole planetary life. She has just published a workbook, Showing Up: Practices for a Spirited Life.

Co-Creative Spirituality

Jeremy Berg
Jeremy Berg MCS is owner of the Lorian Press LLC and past Director of the Lorian Association. He was trained as an architectural designer and holds a patent for earth sheltered construction. Jeremy holds a certificate in Spiritual Direction, has taught at both the secondary and post-secondary level and has been a college Dean and Vice-President. He is author of Faerie Blood, A Knight to Remember, and The Gathering Light. He is a teacher and workshop presenter focusing primarily on Sidhe themes as well as artist for the Card Decks of the Sidhe.

Co-Creative Spirituality

Judy McAllister
A Canadian, Judy McAllister transplanted herself to Scotland after visiting the Findhorn Foundation and Community in 1977. Judy has lived and worked within the Foundation for nearly 40 years. Although her work has consistently revolved around supporting the personal and spiritual development of people, she also spent 10 years involved in the management of the Foundation, including five years as its first woman Managing Director. Her passion is trees. She has worked and traveled with Dorothy Maclean, including the collation and editing of Dorothy’s book Come Closer. Her own book, Forest Voices – When Nature Speaks is due for publication this year.

Co-Creative Spirituality

Marko Pogacnik
Marko Pogacnik combines art with spiritual ecology (geomancy). He has developed a method of Earth healing called ‘lithopuncture’ and teaches groups around the world to develop their subtle perception and work with the inhabitants of the earth’s subtle realms. His books include: Universe of the Human Body, Sacred Geography, Nature Spirits & Elemental Beings, and Gaia’s Quantum Leap. Marko’s website.

Co-Creative Spirituality

Mary Inglis
Mary Inglis is an independent trainer, facilitator and coach who works internationally with courses and trainings in personal, spiritual and group development, and in transformational and incarnational processes. She has been part of the Findhorn Community since 1973, and is a former trustee of the Foundation. She is managing and education director of InnerLinks UK, the organisation which develops and runs Transformation Game programmes, and is part of the Findhorn/Lorian collaboration exploring programmes at Findhorn on incarnational spirituality and partnering with subtle energies and worlds.

Co-Creative Spirituality

Nature Sanctuary
This hand built sanctuary is dedicated to co-creating with nature. The unique little ‘hobbit-house’ style building is built into the side of a small hill, blending harmoniously with the landscape. Community members, including humans, use it to harmonise with Nature’s rhythms.

Co-Creative Spirituality

The Sidhe
“Cousins” of humanity who do not have physical forms in the same way we do, the Sidhe have appeared in the folklore of cultures around the world. Thousands of years ago, as many human souls went deeper into physical incarnation, others chose to remain on less physical levels – these became what we call the Sidhe, and the memory of our separation remains part of many culture’s folklore. Now, some among the Sidhe are seeking more cooperation with us. In this event we will invite a closer connection with our “long-lost relatives”.

Co-Creative Spirituality

Universal Hall
Findhorn Foundation community members built this performance hall by hand in the 1970s on a conjunction of several leylines, imbuing it with layers of love and awareness. It has hosted some of the most important events in the Foundation’s history. The overlighting intelligence of the Hall has been profoundly supportive and encouraging of this event.

Co-Creative Spirituality

Vance Martin
Vance Martin is an expert in international nature conservation and wilderness protection, a writer, and an amateur photographer. Martin specialises in bridging the interests of people and nature through culture, communications, science, and policy. He has worked in more than 65 nations, lived in many countries, and served on the boards of numerous conservation and business organisations. Since 1983, he has served as President of The WILD Foundation, an international conservation organisation explicitly dedicated to protecting wilderness, connecting wild nature to people, and to communicating the values of wilderness and its benefits for human communities

One day follow on workshops

ONE DAY FOLLOW-ON WORKSHOPS

TOUCH DRAWING: BRINGING THE UNSEEN INTO FORM
Deborah Koff-Chapin
Experience Touch Drawing, a simple yet profound way of creating images. When you move your hands on paper that is placed over paint, the pressure of your touch makes impressions on the underside. As you create a series of drawings, you enter flowing state. This transformative art form lends itself to the expression of subtle sensation. As you deepen into the process, it can become a way of translating the presence of unseen beings into visual form.
Movement, toning, and writing are woven through the day. Deborah holds space while you draw with the resonant tones of crystal bowls, drum and vocals. This is an immersion in a creative practice you can continue to develop. No artistic confidence necessary.

THE SIDHE AND ME: EXPLORING AN ANCIENT NEW WORLD
Jeremy Berg
Sidhe (pronounced Shee) is the Celtic name for part of the Faerie Otherworlds. The name means the People of Peace, and a number of esoteric teachers and writers consider them the “cousins of humanity,” evolving in parallel alongside us but in the subtle realms.
Jeremy Berg was introduced to this work with the Sidhe some time ago when he published John Matthew’s book The Sidhe: Wisdom from the Celtic Otherworlds. It was later, however, that the Sidhe themselves contacted both Jeremy and spiritual teacher and author David Spangler to collaborate with them on the production of a new Card Deck of the Sidhe which crafted a tool to safely and efficiently connect with the people of the Sidhe.
In this workshop we will attune using the technology of the Card Deck of the Sidhe and invite connection with those Sidhe who come forward to collaborate with us during the conference. (3 hours. No limit on numbers)

CO-CREATING WITH OUR HIGHER HUMAN CO-WORKERS
Uta Gabbay
This will be a day for familiarising ourselves with the realm of consciousness of our spiritual elders, ‘the community of post-graduate humans’, and getting a taste of co-creating with them, as individuals and as a group.
The day will include a general overview of the ‘terrain’; exploring it through meditative inquiry; sharing our findings; and putting into practice what we learnt, in a co-creative project.
We will also take some time for integration – allowing the various subtle companions we have met during the conference, human and non-human, to fall into place, looking at them in context and integrating them into our world view.

ANIMAL COMMUNICATION
Jacqueline Buckingham
The animals are our co-creation allies, and now more than ever it is important that we listen to the messages that they have for us.
In this one day workshop you will learn the basic techniques of telepathic animal communication, take part in communication meditations and learn how to apply animal communication in your everyday life. The day will include fun and playful activities, as well as more focussed discussion. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about why this work is so vital at this time in our planet’s co-creative journey.

GROUNDING INTO THE EARTH – WORKING WITH CLAY
Craig Gibsone
After an intense journey into our planet’s different subtle realms grounding our experiences tangibly, integrating our experiences into our physical body by working with primal substances.
With the landscape of Findhorn Bay and the surrounding coastline as an inspiration for our retreat, we journey with the four elements – earth, air, fire and water – using the medium of clay to focus and centre ourselves, and to create spiritual alchemy. Clay is a magical and primal substance that comes alive and takes form. We will dig our own clay from a beautiful, local natural source and work to guide it from raw form through a shaping process to an open fire where we will complete its metamorphosis.
As we guide the clay through a process of elemental evolution, we can experience our own inner transformation.

FREE DAY
[No Focaliser]
This option gives you time by yourself to integrate your experiences.
This is a day for letting yourself ground, savouring the journey and allowing insights to emerge. Spending time with Nature, journaling, or simply resting can give you the time and space you need to let the seeds planted during the conference begin their transformational work. The Park’s sweeping dunes and seascapes, and the towering trees of the Cluny woods can hold you in a space of reflection and connection.
You can also choose to book a private session with one or more of the many holistic practitioners in Findhorn’s wider community if you wish.
There are also options for grounding yourself in creative and social ways. You can enjoy the local area, including cafés, shops and the Findhorn Bay Arts Festival.

Tiered Pricing: £1250 / £890 / £750

Our quoted prices are fully inclusive of participation in the workshop or event, accommodation in our guest rooms (including towels and linen), all meals and refreshments, and full access to our community facilities like our meditation sanctuaries. Some facilities, like our saunas and hot tub, ask for a donation for use.

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Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.

Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.

Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.

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