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Soul Minding©

Midwifing Souls through Sacred Rites of Passage

Pre-birth, Birth, Life, End of Life, Death and the Afterlife

with Denise King Francisco

Soul Minding©

Level I Certification


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 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©.

Please join me at The Temple Within School of Sacred Studies in Lowell, Michigan to become a Soul Minding Practitioner in 2020.

Whether you are working solely or in tandem with professionals in the worlds of medicine, religion, psychology, hospice, or midwifery, Soul Minding© is a practice which is intended to recognize and work with the wisdom of our ancestors and the Divine presence of Creator, Spirit and Soul in all of our experiences of life and death.

Soul Minding©

Level I Certification

Saturday, June 27th

Segment I:

10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Soul Midwife

Ancestral Wellness, Pre-birth Minding, Welcome to the Earth School, Birth, Reincarnation

Saturday, September 19th

Segment II:

Prerequisite of Segment 1 is required.

10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Segment II:

Life Passages

Childhood, Youth, Adulthood, Initiations, Death Without Dying, Illness & Recovery, Self Realization

Saturday, November 21st

Prerequisite of Segment 1 & 2 is required.

10:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Segment IIII

End of Physical Life

Releasing the Stones that Bind Us, Self-forgiveness, Loose Ends, Dying, Death, Afterlife, Minding the Ancestors

Each segment is $195.00 which includes all materials, refreshments and a light meal.  This series is open to 12 students.

Pay for all three segments and receive a discount of $40.00. Prepayment total is $545.00.  Payment may be made online or by check to The Temple Within, 12841 Hillcrest NE, Lowell MI  49331

Out of town students are recommended to stay at:

The Main Street Inn

Downtown Lowell MI  49331



Candlestone Resort and Golf 

8100 Storey Road

Belding MI  


Pay online for Certification Segment 2 for $195.00 (available in two payments of $95.00 by September 1 and $100 by September 10, 2020).

Below:  Official "Patrons" of The Temple Within LLC
Pay online for Certification Segment 1 for $175.00 (available in two payments of $75.00 by September 1 and $100 by September 10)
Become an official patron ($10.00 per month) of The Temple Within llc and receive a free monthly development webinar class with Denise King Francisco, special discounts and promotions at Patreon

Angels, Enchantments & Alchemy

with Denise King Francisco 

author of, "A Book of Enchantments with The Mystic Angels of Light"

Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Gathering to us by means of ceremony, ritual, prayers, incantations, the natural wonders of the seen and unseen worlds is to me, the definition of creating enchantments through the alchemy of natural magic.

It is my belief that all things, both seen and unseen, are infused with the divine intelligence and life-giving Spirit of Creator. Therefore, like guests to a dinner party, each divine being that we invite into our sacred space, brings to it a personality, a flavor, gifts and talents uniquely their own.

And, like any really good soiree’, discernment in choosing those we wish to invite is key, as is setting a lovely table, providing a meaningful atmosphere, joyful gratitude for those gathered, and proper clean up upon the close of the occasion.

Our ancestors knew, and so too do we, deep down in our very bones, that all things, alive with the breath of Creation, are capable of communicating, interacting, allying, and working with us to bring greater love, wisdom, understanding and by all definitions, a flow of abundance into our existence.

Living an enchanted life simply means that not only do we understand that the visible and invisible worlds are very much real, but that both worlds, when brought together with integrity and a loving heart, can bring to our human journey the fullness, and the grace of walking in the physical and non-physical worlds in balanced harmony.

My Native American relatives call this the teaching of mitákuye oyás’iŋ, we are all related.

It is a sacred teaching that helps us to understand that you and I are related to every living thing that is seen and unseen. We are related to the plants, the animals, the water, the stones, the angels, the faeries … everything. This Lakota teaching also tells us that it is important to love and respect all that we are related to.” The Lakota word for Angel is oglígle wakȟáŋ which means, sacred being.”

Our life becomes richer and our soul remains wonderfully active when we are consciously engaged in co-creating our experiences here on Grandmother Earth.

Balance is the keyword here. Universal teachings and practices that bring balance to body, mind, spirit and emotions, when employed daily, bring peaceful harmony and joyful equilibrium to our Earthly journey.  This course is dedicated to learning about and working with The Mystic Angels of Light, their sacred, alchemical correspondences, ancient wisdom teachings and the many ways in which we are able to deepen our divine connection with them.  

October 17th:  10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Archangels Cassiel, St. Gabriel, Metatron and Anael

November 14th:  10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Archangels Azrael, Asariel, the Phoenix and the Thunder

December 5th:  10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Working with 13 Illuminated Mystic Angels of Enchantments

Thank you all for your patience, support and understanding as I navigate legal mandates, while keeping everyone healthy at The School of Sacred Studies.

In joy,  Dana

October 17th  Archangels Cassiel, St. Gabriel, Metatron and Anael 

Patreon "Patrons" of The Temple Within Receive a 10% discount on each of these classes.
Become an 'official' patron of The Temple Within at Patreon.

Classes for 2021 are Now Forming!

Exploring Ancestral Wisdom and Healing

Retreat and Healing Intensive


with Nicole Fix, LMSW

David Sterken, PNP, Certified Death Doula

Denise King Francisco, Ceremonialist

Linda Fase Grzeszak, Donna Eden Energy Medicine

Level I Gathering at The School of Sacred Studies in Lowell MI

June 18 and 19, 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.

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 ten registered participants and will include contemplative time, as well sacred ceremony to honor our ancestors and our own human journey.

Each retreat and intensive weekend is $349.00 per person, which includes all pre-gathering webinar classes (and video/audio recordings) as well as the weekend gathering at The School of Sacred Studies, study materials and light refreshments.   Level I Registration and 1st Payment $149.00 Due by May 1st.  Level 1 2nd Payment of $200 Due by August 1st.

Scholarships are available.  One Full Financial Scholarship and one Half Financial Scholarship are available for this event.  Please email Denise@DeniseFrancisco.com to find out more about this opportunity.

Out of town students are recommended to stay at:

The Main Street Inn

Downtown Lowell MI  49331



Candlestone Resort and Golf 

8100 Storey Road

Belding MI  


Level I Registration and 1st Payment $149.00 Due by June 1st

Level I 2nd Payment $200 Due by June 15th

Auras by Any Name

with Rev. Carol S. Hoeve, CHt.

Date to Be Determined

10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The Temple Within School of Sacred Studies

12841 Hillcrest NE, Lowell MI  49331

What do the electromagnetic field, soul energy, bio-electric field, human energy field, etheric field, astral energy field, and Spiritual energy field have in common?  Perhaps they are all describing the same thing.

This is an experiential workshop dedicated to teaching you to perceive the human aura by seeing, sensing and feeling it.

What is an aura and how does it serve you?

Does their color or density hold answers to health issues or even past lives?

What affects your aura and how does it affect you?

Our Agenda for the Day:

  • Welcome and introductions.
  • White light clearing and balancing meditation.
  • Scientific evidence - study by Valerie Hunt
  • Sensing and feeling the aura, demo.
  • Affected by thoughts, colors, and symbols, muscle testing demo with a volunteer.
  • Handouts and break.
  • Eye training with shapes and colors.
  • Colors and density and have that 'off-center' or 'out in left field' feeling.  Balancing demo.
  • Past lives, Spirit guides, loved ones may show up in the colors of the aura of the volunteer as we all study her/him.  Carol will be creating an aura portrait for the volunteer at this time.

Carol will be helping you discover the answers to these questions and more.

In addition, Carol will be drawing and attendee's name at random to assist in the visual demonstration.  This volunteer will receive a chalk pastel sketch of their aura ($75.00 value) for free.

The cost of the day-long workshop is $75.00 and includes refreshments, handouts, and materials.  Payment may be made by cash or check made out to Carol S. Hoeve.

The Wheel of the Year

with Carla Jo Worth

To Be Determined

11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

The Temple Within School of Sacred Studies

12841 Hillcrest NE, Lowell MI  49331

Life is full of cycles and circles, the most prominent may be the what is called The Wheel of the Year.

From the time Man became more an agrarian animal than a Hunter/Gatherer, he has  had to know when to till the soil, plant the seeds, and harvest the crops. The Wheel is a way to do this.

The Wheel is divided into eight holidays (Sabbats) that equally divide the year into periods that are six weeks long. Whether you begin at Samhain or Beltain, Mid summer or Midwinter, the Wheel brings you around from beginning to end and back to the beginning in a continuous Circle of Life, Death, and Rebirth.

Come and look with me at the celebrations of these holidays around the world. 
What is celebrated? 
What are the decorations?
 What foods are eaten? 
What games are played? 
What ceremonies mark these eight Holy Days?

The cost of this course is $30.00, which includes all materials, course study and refreshments.  

Payment may be made by cash or check made payable to Carla Jo Worth.

Please be mindful of not wearing heavy perfumes, colognes, or essential oils to class, as we do have facilitators and fellow students who are allergic to both synthetic and pure essential oils alike.  Thank you for helping us to provide an enjoyable space for everyone!

-Denise King Francisco

The Temple Within LLC School of Sacred Studies Disclaimer

The Temple Within School of Sacred Studies does not reflect a certain religious path, spiritual tradition, or doctrine, but is a vehicle for education to bring about awareness pertaining to global religions, spiritual pathways, personal and human development. As an individual, you are welcome to participate in accordance with your own free will.  The curriculum presented does not obligate students to abandon their natural form of religion, spirituality or personal identity. It is offered for educational purposes only.  We reserve the right to refuse any individual that creates conflict or is out of agreement with the integrity of the School