Ancient Paths to Initiations
for Women, Men and Youth
Introduction to Initiations for 2020
February 15, 2020 1:00-3:00 pm
We are entering our 9th 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 21-22, April 18-19, May 16-17 June 20-21, July 18-19 and August 21-24. The cost for the program is $175 per month for 5 months and $350 for Vision Quest. We ask that you pay $100 towards your vision quest on the first month to assure your dedication.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
"Pati is a breath of fresh air. She infuses ancient and modern wisdom grounded in lifetimes of experience born of hardship, courage, adventure and serendipitous magic. Being in her joyful presence is healing, contagious and inspiring! Her work is powerful and life changing, a spiritual adventure awaiting those who are daring enough to venture into all she is here to give, The program of initiations is transforming and kindlies the fire that guides you into that which you truly are. Her work has forever changed me, and so many others I’ve personally witness take this path. The personal experiences I have had in Pati’s programs, I continually source from as reminders of the incredible magic we are all apart of, and how our minds are so powerful yet not at all who we are. I can’t say enough about all the love and gratitude I have for the beauty of Pati and all that happens at Sacred Earth!" 2019 Kari G. Denver
"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.
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.
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)