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Ancient Paths to Initiations

for Women, Men and Youth


Introduction to Initiations for 2019

February 16  1:00-3:00 pm


 We are entering our 8th year for this beautiful program in Colorado. 


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.


This will be 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 this 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 in August when you will experience the strength and wonders of vision quest in the wilderness.

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 imperative for making this decision.



IMPORTANT: YOU MUST HOLD THESE DATES if you think you may join us.  Every month of attendance is required. March 16-17, April 20-21, May 11-12, June 15-16, July 20-21 and August 16-19..  The cost for the program is $175 per month for 5 months and $350 for Vision Quest.


We hope you will honor yourself with the introduction to see if you are called. and only those who make the introduction will be considered for the program.

For more information contact:

The Program 

Drawing upon tradition and ceremony from a wide range of indigenous cultures, you will delve into the wonders of whom you truly are.


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 Sweat Lodge

  • 4-day wilderness Vision Quest


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

Pati Turner is the Founder of Tierra Sagrada, The Sacred Earth Foundation and a Biological Anthropologist.  8 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 20 years with indigenous elders, shamans and medicine people from around the globe.


She will be your guide on this journey to your higher self.



"The Sacred Earth Foundation’s initiation program has changed my life in so many ways.  I knew that there was a significant shift happening as I was doing the work with Pati over those six months, but I never anticipated how profoundly those changes would grow to be in my life.  Through my work with Pati, I have opened up what I like to call a pathway to the sacred, the source, Spirit.  It’s a connection that will stay with me forever.  It opened a part of me I was yearning to tap into, but had struggled to do so on my own.  Much of the work was done on my own, but with Pati’s expertise, guidance and never ending knowledge and love.  The ancient ceremonies, songs and traditions that we learned and practiced helped me connect to my deeper self and to Nature in a completely different way than I had ever done before.  I have come to view the world differently and going through the ancient path of initiations has put me on a path to finding  my truth and my true self.  I am forever grateful to the love that Pati put into creating the Sacred Earth Foundation and the love that she has so generously given to me.  She is an amazing teacher and I will always hold her close in my heart!"                                                 Lindley (Denver)



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)