Ancient Paths to Initiations

for Women, Men and Youth

Introduction for 2016
Saturday Feb. 6 from 1-4 pm 
at The Sacred Earth Sanctuary
633 Valley rd. Florissant, CO 80816
Donations are appreciated

For centuries, initiations were an integral part of  the experience of life, and remain so today within many indigenous cultures. But their transformative power and joy have been lost within the haze of  modern Western culture.


Today is an experiential introduction to our program to see if you  are called to the challenges and the magic that will be offered.  If you decide to join us on the journey, the actual program requires a deep commitment of one weekend per month for 5 months (1pm on Saturday to 4pm on Sunday) and then 4 days on the 6th month when you will experience the strength and wonders of vision quest in the wilderness.

Here are the dates you must save if you decide to join us: for the journey.

March 5-6 
April 23-24
May 21-22
June 25-26
July 16-17
August Vision Quest is 19-22 


If you decide to join this year's group of walking stars, you will be asked to think well on your commitment to yourself and the other initiates.  Coming to the introduction is an immensely important piece of making this decision.


We hope you will honor yourself with the introduction to see if you are called.


Please RSVP

More Details for what to bring can be found here



The Program of Initiations

We offer an intimate and experiential 6-month program of initiation annually, so that you too may experience that transformative power and joy. Drawing upon tradition and ceremony from a wide range of indigenous cultures. 


Much more than just rites of passage, you will learn through ceremony and personal work to find your own true calling, and to discover the unique gifts you carry in this life. It is about remembering who you really are, reconnecting to Mother Earth and finding your own immensity within.


Some of the ceremonies and traditions you will experience include:

  • Reconciliation ceremonies from New Guinea

  • Practices of the Dagara tribe of Africa

  • Rituals of gratitude from Chumash and Mayan traditions

  • Burials: letting go of the past, cleansing yourselves, feeling the oneness with Mother Earth to arise in the wisdom of who you truly are. 

  • Fire ceremony and fire walking

  • Sacred Lodge

  • 4-day wilderness Vision Quest


This program requires a deep, 6-month committment. Groups meet monthly for one weekend each month (1 pm Saturday - 4 pm Sunday).

The final session culminates in a 4-day Vision Quest (Friday afternoon through Monday evening). All sessions are held on the grounds of the Sacred Earth Sanctuary in the center of Colorado.


We offer this opportunity on an annual basis, for coed, men's and women's groups.

The cost of the actual program is $150 per month for 5 months and $350 for the final 4 days of your vision quest. The first month is $250 because we ask for a $100 non-refundable deposit towards your vision quest and your committment.

Pati Turner is the Founder of Tierra Sagrada, The Sacred Earth Foundation and a Biological Anthropologist.  6 years ago she finally listened to the calling which told her it was time to share the incredible gifts she had received through her work of 15 years with indigenous elders, shamans and medicine people from around the globe.


She will be your guide on this journey to your deepest immensity.




 The Sacred Earth Foundation's Women's Initiations Program is fun, intense and transformative. The ceremonies, traditions, songs and prayers from indigenous cultures worldwide fed my soul on the deepest levels.  It will lovingly and joyously push you beyond your perceived limitations!

- E.K.

Each month we  peeled back layers to reveal our true essence...We learned so much about ourselves, and it was truly a life-changing experience. We forged strong friendships through our experiences together and I have wonderful new friends to laugh and cry with.

                                                                                                                                                       K.J.  (Boulder)



I have waited a while to write this because of how deeply the Initiations affected me. I feel as if I have been broken into a thousand pieces, only to find that most of those pieces are not me. No sense trying to put them back together because they never fit anyway. I'm proud that I honored my self enough to go through the Initiations and I'm enjoying finding out who I really am. I offer my sincere thanks to you Pati, you are an inspiration.                                                        

                                                                                                              Michael,  (Manitou Springs)