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 our planet’s life new opportunities are emerging to partner with the subtle and spiritual ecologies with whom we share the earth. As more people awaken to these ecologies, more of their inhabitants are seeking partnership with us. In September 2018 the Findhorn Foundation invites you to answer the world’s call to join with the unseen realms in shaping a future of creative partnership as Gaian citizens.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*** More information about other event co-creators coming soon ***
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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”.
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.
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
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