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

2021 Advanced Curriculum Courses 

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 $65.00 and $58.50 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 Adulthood and Wisdom Keeping"

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, Octobr 9, 2021 Gathering ($65.00)

Saturday, October 9, 2021 Gathering for Official Patreon Members ($58.50)

Exploring Ancestral Wisdom and Healing

Retreat and Healing Intensive

Gathering at The School of Sacred Studies in Lowell MI

Summer of 2022

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