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6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Sacred Earth Foundation is one of the most enlightened organizations I have ever known. Pati Turner is one of the most visionary, hard-working souls I know with a kind an gentle spirit, bringing together people of different cultures who are interested in spiritual and physical healing of humanity and the earth. Every event I have gone to through Tierra Sacrada has been very profound. I, too, have worked with many different indigenous cultures for the healing of the earth, and I know it is difficult and challenging work. I support this foundation totally.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It is with great honor, respect and gratitude that I wish to acknowledge and support the work of The Sacred Earth Foundation. My name is Art Cisneros and my mother's name is Beatrice Robles Cisneros, I belong to my mother's clan of Chumash People. I am a firekeeper for my community. I was introduced to Pati Turner, the Founder of The Sacred Earth Foundation, through a mutual friend at the time in 2007 when she was working with Don Alejandro, a 13th generation Quique Mayan Priest, and supporting the "Shift of the Ages" a movie about his message to the world. Soon after, she called to ask my help with the protocal with the local Chumash community. The event and presentation truly helped to heal and transform everyone there, and I became aware of and understood, the significance of the work that Pati has humbly taken on at great expence to herself, both energetically and financially. In July of 2007 I asked Pati to help me host Angaangaq, an Inuit Shaman from Greenland to the Santa Barbara area. Through her work she helped our community to heal and transform at three events with Angaangaq. Hundreds of people have been helped and inspired to do their own work to fulfill their purpose for being here in service to others. I continue to be moved by the passion Pati shares with everyone about her love for the Mother Earth and all who reside here. Through her work bringing the wisdom of the elders from around the globe, she is helping to bring balance and understanding to our world by teaching us how to love each other unconditionally. Pati has helped me personally with her healing abilities and inspired me to new to new awareness through her unconditional love. This is the moment that we can all help The Sacred Earth Foundation to continue with this important work. I am honored to now be a member of the Board of Directors since March of 2009. I ask that you take responsibility as a caretaker of Mother Earth and share your abundance so this transformative work can continue. Thank you for being an important chapter to bringing balance and peace back to our planet. Meta Tantay (Walk in Peace)

14

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been to several events sponsored by Tierra Sagrada, The Sacred Earth Foundation during the last two years. They have all been very uplifting experiences, well organized, and presented with care and kindness to diverse audiences. I had been searching for an organization that would champion the ancient indigenous wisdom and spirituality offered by many different cultures worldwide, and was amazed to find this group operating in my home town of Santa Barbara, California. There is an aching need in our society for a re-connection with earth-based spirituality, the kind often offered by ancient traditional cultures. And many of the elders of these traditions are now, for the first time, willing to share their wisdom with others. The Sacred Earth Foundation is one of very few organizations working to facilitate the connection between traditional spiritual leaders worldwide and those of us needing to reconnect with Mother Earth. They have successfully offered workshops, weekend retreats, lectures, and informal gatherings featuring indigenous elders and wisdom keepers from several cultures: Mayan, Inka, Greenland Eskimo, Chumash (indigenous to our Santa Barbara area) and upcoming events with Dine' (Navajo) and Sangoma (Botswana, Africa) representatives. I have gotten to know Pati Turner, the founder and CFO of this organization, and recommend her very highly. I am so impressed with the work she has done thus far with very little resources, and know that her dedication and enthusiasm will lead to even more amazing accomplishments, given the financial backing this organization so richly deserves. --Katey O'Neill

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am honored to be on the board of such a heart-felt grassroots organization! Founder and president, Patricia Turner, has made it her life's mission to bring forth the voices of some of the most underserved and ignored populations on this planet, those of indigenous peoples. In addition, she is committed to encouraging practices that engage and respect the Earth. As a psychologist who comes from an ecopsychological and integrative perspective, I cannot speak strongly enough about the need to support this organization in the mosaic of grant recipients. With more funding, Tierra Sagrada The Sacred Earth Foundation, can branch out into other domains of the local and global community, including, but not limited to integrative healthcare.

12

Donor

Rating: 5

As Chairman of the Central Coast Wine Classic, I presented to our Board of Directors a grant request from Tierra Sagrada, that would create funding for hosting an indigenous elder who was to present the wisdom of his culture to the local Santa Barbara community. Our Board had never granted funds for such a project, but the members were extraordinarily supportive of the concept and approved the grant request, as well as asking if they could come to the event. It was thoroughly special and remarkable, and we are not only pleased to have taken a part in its presentation, we are honored to be associated with such an extraordinary non-profit organization and its substantive and transcendent vision.

11

Donor

Rating: 5

Our organization Sacred Earth Network (SEN) - www.sacredearthnetwork.org - has been working with Tierra Sagrada/The Sacred Earth Foundation since 2008. The similarity in the names of our organizations are similarities in spirit, but they are coincidental. We provided a grant for the Tierra Sagrada's project to make a CD recording of traditional songs and folklore of Chumash elders. The CD was created with a relatively small amount of money, but it came out wonderfully with clearly a large effort from the Tierra Sagrada and its community to produce a valuable source for generations to come. Sacred Earth Network is proud to have sponsored this project. We feel that there is a strong commitment from the organization and its president Patricia Turner to preservation and revival of traditional knowledge of indigenous people of our planet. We continue to provide support for this project in 2009.