a seeker who longs to turn your next trip into a pilgrimage?
a nomad who hopes to wander with intention?
a pilgrim traveling with a group who desires to go deeper?
a budget traveler who’d like a meaningful experience that’s a fraction of the cost of a traditionally-led pilgrimage?
DO YOU WANT TO…
prepare for your journey with intention?
infuse your travels with the Sacred?
discover more of your True Self?
encounter the Divine and experience transformation?
ensure your pilgrimage leaves a lasting impact?
Journey Guide is a step-by-step pilgrimage companion for your journey of a lifetime.
Pilgrimage is a spiritual practice that has been around for millenia, with travelers and seekers setting off both near and far in hopes of Sacred Encounter and transformation. A fellow seeker, you now join the long line of pilgrims who have gone before you. As you plan, prepare for, and journey through your pilgrimage, you’ll need a guide to help you engage the journey with intention each step of the way.
The best pilgrimage guides inform, encourage, challenge, and inspire, all the while holding the space for the journey to naturally unfold. Now that guidance is available at your fingertips. A multi-media travel resource infused with soul, Journey Guide is the first resource of its kind, offering the opportunity for a fully-guided personal journey without the cost of a traditionally-led pilgrimage, as well as an invitation for group pilgrims to engage the journey in more personal and meaningful ways beyond the group setting.
The best part? You get lifetime access to the content. As long as Journey Guide is available online you can use it year after year as new pilgrimage opportunities arise and transformative journeys beckon.
guides for each stage of the journey
Your pilgrimage isn’t just about the time you spend away from home. Each part of the journey is of equal importance, which is why there’s a guide for each stage of the journey, including preparation, travel, and integration once you return home.
easy access throughout your pilgrimage
You won’t always have Internet access while you’re on pilgrimage, which is why the Journey Guide can be used in multiple formats. You can access the content online, download it to an electronic device, or print it out for tech-free travel.
The Journey Guide curriculum is built around the three stages of pilgrimage: Departure, Arrival, and Return.
The preparation phase of your pilgrimage
In the Departure stage you’ll learn about the practice of pilgrimage, tap into the longing that brought you to say “yes,” intentionally prepare for the journey ahead in mind, body, and soul, and more.
The travel phase of your pilgrimage
In the Arrival stage you’ll fully immerse yourself in the journey at hand, engage the new experiences that cross your path, listen closely for the movement of the Sacred Guide, and more.
The integration phase of your pilgrimage
In the Return stage you’ll bring the riches of your journey into your everyday life,
make space for the wisdom that is yet to be revealed, pay attention to the new invitations that await, and more.
BONUSES TO HELP YOU DIG DEEPER
Reflection questions for each element of the journey
Tools to help you name your quest, look for signs, and more
Information on destinations, themes, spiritual practices, and more
Audio interviews with seasoned pilgrims and guides
Audio meditations for each threshold on the journey
Spotify playlists to inspire you each step of the way
ADD-ONS: ONE-ON-ONE OPPORTUNITIES TO GO FURTHER
add a 1-hour pre-trip conversation to help with spiritual and practical preparation
pilgrimage consultation and spiritual direction
add a pilgrimage consultation, email correspondence during your trip, and a 1-hour spiritual direction session upon return
AND IT’S NOT JUST FOR YOU
make a greater impact
The practice of pilgrimage isn’t simply about our own treasures we receive on the journey. It encourages us toward action by allowing our experiences to shape our communities as well as the world beyond. Your participation in the Journey Guide includes a donation to International Rescue Committee, a Washington-based charity committed to responding to humanitarian crises around the world and the resettlement of wanderers who have been displaced from their country of origin and are searching for a new place to call home through their refugee resettlement program.
about the creator
Lacy Clark Ellman speaks the language of pilgrimage and is always ready for the next adventure. With a master’s degree in theology and culture, a certificate in spiritual direction, and a global audience of seekers at asacredjourney.net, she has quickly come to be considered a valued resource in her field. Lacy has traveled the world extensively, journeying to over twenty countries on four continents. When not traveling, she savors home life in Seattle, WA, where she loves to garden and take walks in the nearby forest. Contact Lacy here.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“Lacy has created a gorgeous resource for pilgrims to prepare for, savor, and integrate their journeys to sacred places. Whether you are a long-time pilgrim or brand new to the practice, this guide will offer you many possibilities to bring more depth to your experience.”
CHRISTINE VALTERS PAINTNER, PHD, REACE
pilgrimage facilitator, founder of abbeyofthearts.com, & author of The Soul of a Pilgrim: Eight Practices for the Inner Journey
“I cannot say enough wonderful things about the guidance and support Lacy provided me on my recent pilgrimage. Before my journey, I used her guide to clarify my intentions, develop resources for the journey, and select prayer companions to support me from home. Throughout my pilgrimage she offered continued support. Even though we worked long distance, her counseling and materials made it seem like we took each step together.”
pilgrim & participant from Knoxville, TN
“Lacy’s Journey Guide is the definitive guide on experiencing pilgrimage as a true pilgrim. The depth and sacredness of Lacy’s work gently invites us, the pilgrims, to journey to the depths of our own souls to encounter the Sacred. The Journey Guide is accessible and simple, yet profound. A must for any pilgrim – young or old, novice or experienced.”
JOHN PAUL LICHON
pilgrimage facilitator & founder of Verso Ministries
Who is Journey Guide for?
Journey Guide is a multi-media tool created for pilgrims to guide them in facilitating their own meaningful travel experiences. Because it wasn’t created with a specific journey in mind (though you’ll find destination recommendations inside!), it can be applied to any journey you take, whether traditional, unique, individual or even as a personal enhancement to your group experience.
When should I begin?
Whether your pilgrimage is already planned or you’re just in the dreaming stages, you can begin to use Journey Guide immediately after your purchase. After all, your pilgrimage begins long before you actually depart on your journey!
I don’t have plans to go on pilgrimage in the immediate future, but I’m intrigued by Journey Guide. Would it be beneficial to purchase Journey Guide now or should I wait until I have more firm plans?
While Journey Guide is a tool for pilgrimage, you don’t have to have your journey all planned out before your purchase. If your heart is calling you to say “yes” to a meaningful journey, purchasing the Journey Guide might be just the encouragement you need to bring your Sacred stirrings to fruition. In fact, Journey Guide offers resources to help you plan for your pilgrimage in both practical and spiritual ways. However, if you’re more interested in practicing pilgrimage in everyday life, the Pilgrim Principles online course would best meet your needs (launching in the fall of 2017). Learn more here.
What if Journey Guide doesn’t meet my needs?
Your pilgrimage might be risky (after all, what transformation comes without risk?), but your investment in Journey Guide shouldn’t be. Read about the 100% Risk-Free policy below.
Have another question? Contact Lacy here.
Purchase Journey Guide, take a look around like the true explorer that you are, and if you don’t think it will enhance your pilgrimage, contact Lacy within 24 hours of your purchase and you’ll get a full refund. Just like your pilgrimage, Journey Guide is an investment, and any investment you make toward your journey of a lifetime should be one that paves the way for transformation.
YOUR ITINERARY BY THE NUMBERS
› 25 suggestions for pilgrimage destinations
› 8 ideas for themes for your journey
› 10+ favorite pilgrim practices
› 15+ pages of curated quotes to inspire
› 1 packing checklist honed from decades of international travel
› 7 worksheets to dig deeper
› 4 audio threshold meditations
› 2+ hours of interviews with seasoned pilgrims
› 3 Spotify playlists to accompany your journey
› 2 opportunities to upgrade and work one-on-one
› unlimited access for each pilgrimage you take
Plus, one journey of a lifetime!