Clint Frakes has guided over 10,000 pilgrims and visitors through Sedona, the Grand Canyon and the greater Southwest since becoming a guide in 1993. Over the past twenty years he has worked extensively in the Lakota Territory (Lower Brule) and throughout Indian country learning traditions, lore and culture of America’s indigenous people. He has had the uncommon privilege of participating closely in these sacred traditions and practices them in his daily life.
Clint believes that individuals from all cultures can deepen their sense of shared humanity and cultivate a more profound relationship to their own respective ancestral legacies through these universal teachings. He believes that human visitation to sacred sites with reverence, prayer and contemplation helps sustain a crucial balance in the greater consciousness and subtle energetic metabolism of the earth, and that we each receive personal blessings and improved health when we engage this relationship.
Clint is also interested in worldwide spiritual traditions and attended Naropa University, North America's first Buddhist-founded college. He has made pilgrimages to dozens of sacred sites in India and Japan and has taught the Medicine Wheel throughout America and abroad.
Clint received his Ph.D. in creative writing from the University of Hawaii in 2006 and is an award-winning poet and teacher of creative writing who weaves his artistry and craft of tongue into his tours and sacred journeys. His reservoir of knowledge has been reviewed as "encyclopedic". He explains and synthesizes aspects of deep ecology, natural history elemental and metaphysical forces within the context of the special sites you will visit. You will feel your creative juices and love of the timeless earth stir as you walk the land with him.
He will personalize your Sedona, Grand Canyon or Indian country journey according to your interests, needs and desires, and can customize a unique excursion to pristine locations for any skill level, from intense hiking to leisurely, gentle walking. All ages, including children and the elderly/physically restricted can be accommodated. Please see the testimonials for more details about tours & pilgrimage experiences.
Sedona Sacred Earth
Guiding pilgrims on Turtle Island
sacred sites since 1993