Our Advanced Courses are designed for students who have fulfilled prerequisite classes or the appropriate equivalent in preparation for these offerings.

Please contact Denise King Francisco if you are unsure whether or not have fulfilled the prerequisite requirements at denise@denisefrancisco.com

Advanced Studies Courses

Advanced studies courses require the completion of prerequisite courses as outlined in each advanced class syllabus.  

At The Temple Within School of Sacred Studies, we believe that a firm and solid foundation of fundamental principles in spiritual, esoteric, shamanic, and healing studies is necessary to the overall mental, emotional physical and spiritual well-being of each student.

Prerequisite courses will be determined by the facilitator of each advanced course.

-Denise King Francisco, Founder

Temple Within School of Sacred Studies

Gatherings on the Hinge


11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Please Bring a Dish to Pass


Each of these monthly gatherings will be a time of going within, spiritual study and practice, ceremony, and enjoying a warm meal together.

Sunday, January 31, 2021


A Celebration of Brigid and Planting the Seeds of New Beginnings. A time of clairvoyance, scrying, prophecy and divination.

Sunday, May 2, 2021


A Celebration of Maeve "Mabdh" and Awakening Our Passions A time for coming alive and celebrating life.

Sunday, August 1, 2021


A Celebration of Tailtue and her son, Lugh the Sun God

A time of making mead and the warm bread.

Sunday, October 31, 2021


A Celebration of Klukta "Tlachtga" Keeper of the Western Gate

A time of honoring the ancestors as the draw near.

A Celebration of Imbolc 2021

2021 Advanced Curriculum Courses 

Soul Minding ©

Level II Certification

Advanced Curriculum

In the West, many of us have forgotten the sacred work of tending to a Soul as it prepares for its earthly birth, and as it experiences the many rites of passage that are part and parcel of its physical, human journey. So too, have we forgotten the spiritual preparations necessary for a peaceful death of the physical body and the sacredness of properly entering into the afterlife in a state of joyful awareness.

How do we, as spiritual beings having a human experience, assist other souls in safe passage to this human life from their home in Spirit? How do we care for them during this earthly journey and then safely back to Spirit once their time on earth is complete? What about tending to the souls of our relatives who are currently in a state of transition from their physical life, back to being once again with Spirit? Can we continue to nurture our relationship with our ancestors who have returned Home to the illuminated states of the ancestral realm?

It has been my experience as a spiritual teacher, ceremonialist, and sensitive seer, that not only are we able to assist in the comings and goings of souls to and from this earthly plane, but that our willing participation is, in fact, necessary. True, for me as well, is the importance of communing with our ancestors in the process.

I have come to call this work, Soul Minding©.

Each participant will also receive an MP4 video recording of the class to enjoy at their leisure and a link to a private YouTube Channel to watch the class as you desire.

Soul Minding Class Payment: $195.00

Soul Minding Payments for Official Patreons of The Temple Within $175.50

Sacred Circle Gatherings

Performing Rites and Rituals of Passage

with Denise King Francisco

at The School of Sacred Studies in Lowell MI

10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Prerequisite:  Soul Minding Level I & II Training Completion and/or Sacred Cup Ministerial Ordination

Each of these sacred circle gatherings will not only be a time of spiritual discourse in ancient ritual and ceremony, it will also be a time for reflection, personal inner work and spiritual expansion.  The cost of each class is $95.00 and $85.50 for official Patreons of The Temple Within.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

"Ceremonies and Rituals for Creating a Sacred Circle and Sacred Space"

Saturday, June 12, 2021

"Ceremonies and Rituals for Passages into Spiritual and Physical Adulthood"

Saturday, August 7, 2021

"Ceremonies and Rituals for Receiving, and Bestowing Spiritual and Given Names"

Saturday, October 9, 2021

"Ceremonies and Rituals for End of Life Anointing and Passages into the World of Spirit"

Saturday, December 4, 2021

"Ceremonies and Rituals for End of Year and Beginning of a New Year"

Saturday, April 10, 2021 Gathering ($95.00)

Saturday, April 10, 2021 Gathering for Official Patreon Members ($85.50)

Exploring Ancestral Wisdom and Healing

Retreat and Healing Intensive

Gathering at The School of Sacred Studies in Lowell MI

November 5 & 6, 2021

Friday evening 6:00 until 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. followed by

an "inipi purification ceremony" sweatlodge.

Your facilitators:

Nicole Fix, LMSW

David Sterken, PNP, Certified Death Doula

Denise King Francisco, Ceremonialist

Linda Fase Grzeszak, Donna Eden Energy Medicine

Who are our ancestors?

What are their stories?

What part of their story do we carry in our blood and bones?

Celebrating cultural wisdom and heritage.

Letting go of the burdensome stones of unhealthy ancestral patterns.

Bringing healing to the bloodline in partnership with our ascended ancestors.

Revealing and reveling in the blessings of our bloodline.

Writing your story.

This weekend retreat and intensive will be open to fifteen registered participants and will include contemplative time, as well sacred ceremony to honor our ancestors and our own human journey.  Participants are encouraged to bring their hand drums and rattles, as well as a folding outdoor chair and umbrella.

Each retreat and intensive weekend is $149.00 per person. 

Out of Town Participants are Encouraged to Stay at.  It is highly recommended that accommodations 

are booked early on, as this lovely Inn books up right away.

The Main Street Inn

Downtown Lowell MI  49331




Candlestone Resort and Golf 

8100 Storey Road

Belding MI  


Ancestral Healing Gathering $149.00