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Meet Your Teachers

About the Center

Life often takes unexpected turns, diverging from our carefully laid plans. Laova had built a thriving career as a visual artist, while Eric was on track for a promising future in the world of public policy and government lobbying.

However, the allure of the spirits can be overpowering. It was as if destiny sought them out, rather than the other way around.

Long before their paths crossed, both Eric and Laova felt an inexplicable yearning for something beyond the ordinary. In a seemingly irrational manner to those who knew them, they left behind their familiar lives, driven by a deep-seated belief that there was something "else" awaiting them.

They intuited that life held a profound purpose, a reality far greater than what met the eye. Their dreams, synchronicities, and encounters with the spiritual realm all pointed them in this direction. They were determined to uncover it.

When Eric and Laova finally crossed paths, the presence of the spirits made itself undeniably known in their lives. Extraordinary spiritual and paranormal experiences propelled them into a transformative period of intense learning and practice.

Emerging from this phase forever changed, they found profound happiness and contentment, knowing that existence holds a higher calling.

Unexpectedly, Eric and Laova ventured into opening a spiritual school in 2019 —a path they never anticipated. But the spirits had their own plans, pulling them towards a new calling. They embraced the challenge with open hearts, knowing that they were meant to share their experiences and wisdom with others.

Laova and Eric understand that each person's spiritual path is unique, shaped by their own individual calling. They invite you to listen closely to the whispers of your own spirit, for it is through heeding this call that you too can embark on a transformative adventure of self-discovery and spiritual growth.

May you, like us, find the courage to answer the spirits' call and unlock the mysteries that await you on your own remarkable journey!

Eric D. Lingen


Eric's journey into the realms of mysticism began during a transformative trip to England, where he visited sacred sites like Stonehenge. The sparks of interest ignited within him, and for over 20 years, he has been a devoted seeker of knowledge in spiritual practices, philosophy, and understanding consciousness and the paranormal.


Drawing upon his extensive theoretical and practical experience, Eric possesses a wealth of wisdom across diverse spiritual systems, including Esotericism, Hermetic Qabalah, Eastern and Western Mysticism, Wicca, Druidry, Paganism, Shamanism, Channeling, and Automatic Writing. This broad foundation allows him to offer a holistic and comprehensive perspective, recognizing the common threads that unite these traditions.


Through his teachings, Eric empowers students to forge their own unique connection with the spirit world, integrating insights from multiple disciplines. Alongside his spiritual expertise, Eric holds a Masters in International Public Policy (MIPP), bringing a multidimensional perspective to his work and enriching the depth of his teachings. His lifelong dedication to spiritual exploration and his diverse background make him a compassionate and knowledgeable guide on the path of spiritual growth and understanding.


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Laova, a joyful soul, is the co-founder of the Spirit World Center. With her natural gifts as a channel, artist, healer, and shamanic practitioner, she is dedicated to serving others and making a positive difference in their lives.

Her deep understanding of the spiritual realms and her ability to receive messages during trance journeying greatly contribute to our collective knowledge and spiritual growth. Through her channeled material, Laova provides profound insights and guidance that help individuals navigate their spiritual journeys with clarity and wisdom.

Beyond her spiritual abilities, Laova is a gifted metaphysical artist whose work has touched the hearts of many. Her captivating creations have been featured on television and displayed in galleries, showcasing her creative talent and deep connection to the metaphysical realm. She is currently working on a book series of visual stories of spirit world journeys!!

With warmth and compassion, Laova creates a safe and nurturing space for students to explore their own spiritual gifts, enhance their intuitive abilities, and deepen their connection with the divine. Her presence and guidance inspire and empower others to embrace their spiritual path, find inner healing, and discover their true potential.

Laova's unwavering dedication lies in facilitating the profound healing of others and unlocking the dormant treasures within, guided by the mystical whispers of the spirit realm. Her contributions to the Spirit World Center uplift and support individuals on their spiritual journeys, guiding them toward personal transformation, healing, and a deeper connection with their own spiritual essence.


Eric and Laova are a fascinating, friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable team of teachers to work with. Between the two of them, they can answer just about any question you might have about the occult, spiritual practices, magick, etc! During my time with them I felt like they were giving me very focused and individualized time and attention - the program did not in any way feel "cookie cutter" or one size fits all. I'd wholeheartedly recommend working with them to just about anybody interested in deepening their knowledge of magickal practices (their Q&A sessions alone are a super interesting deep dive into a variety of magickal topics and trivia!) Eric is a walking library of facts and knowledge, and Laova is truly in tune with the spirit world - it's a combination you can't beat."

Lilla D.

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I started learning from Laova and Eric in June 2020, and I've come a long way since then. With their guidance and support, I've engaged with my life in a way that's far deeper than I have in all the years prior. I've learned to read the signs of Spirit and honor the direction of my higher self. What I've loved especially about working with the Spirit World Center is how much I've been encouraged to be a channel for my own guides. They've reiterated to me time and time again that I am my own best teacher, and that I have all the answers within me or within reach. They inspire me to reach for those answers and have made me so curious about all the ways I can connect with my spirit team. Honestly, my spiritual life has been so beautifully enriched by the presence of Eric and Laova. I'm eternally grateful for having connected with them and for having access to their spiritual support. I highly recommend their apprenticeship programs!"

Emma H.

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Eric and the Spirit World Center have opened up a new and exciting world for me.  The spirit world is something that I have always wanted to know about and explore but  I could not find the right teachings or teacher. Thankfully I found Eric who has created this wonderful program that leads me, step by step, in understanding and learning about the spirit world. I look forward to receiving the weekly lessons and enjoy the process in learning and being a part of this wonderful spirit world. Thank you Eric and the Spirit World Center."

Karen L.

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