Windows of the Earth Cave Sanctuary
Return to your point of origin by entering one of the most stunning and transformative spaces within Mother Earth herself.
World-renowned “cave digger” Ra Paulette has created a one-of-a-kind art-lined chamber bored into the center of a sandstone butte that towers majestically above the high desert floor near Ojo Caliente, New Mexico. Ra’s work has been detailed in the Academy Award-nominated documentary, “Cavedigger.”BOOK NOW for WINTER 2017
Experiencing this artistic marvel will re-acquaint you with your true self and elicit a deep sense of connectedness. Notice how you feel more grounded and centered as your feet connect with the sand on the cave floor. Take in the full-sensory glory and wonder of Ra’s hand-hewn expression of universal beauty. Experience the silence of this still space, or create sacred sound within the chamber with voice, drum or our collection of crystal singing bowls.
Caves have long been sites of profound initiation and recognition of our deepest and most primal selves, our point of creation. This hand-carved spiritual hermitage will lead you on a powerful journey to your essential self. By percolating deep emotionality and possibility into your awareness, this space will effortlessly cause synchronistic resonance within the core of your being.
The cave experience.
At Origin, you have the opportunity to meditate, chant or experience sound healing in this harbinger of connectedness and metamorphosis. For those wanting to invite chtonic explorations, this space will serve as your catalyst and antidote. Some may simply wish to enjoy the magnetic allure of this desert sanctuary as a work of art.
The graceful and sweeping sculpted high ceilings of each chamber juxtapose the expansive views from the 20 foot glass windows. Notice how the natural light streams in to illuminate the intricate detail and beauty of the natural chairs and benches and altars throughout. Gaze into the mirrored “pools” to see your true nature.
Follow the meanderings of sacred sound as it winds a serpentine path through the cochlear folds of sandstone. Feel the reverberations of new beginnings and change.
Undoubtedly, you will never forget the experience of this cave and will leave with a profound and renewed sense of all that is possible, as you align with true creative forces!
We invite you to experience this unique environment for yourself. Guided public tours of the cave sanctuary are available by reservation through Origin and include a light, organic, catered meal and refreshments, after the tour, from a local health food store.
Winter 2017 Tour Schedule:
Effective November 2 – January 7
Mondays: 11am Mountain
Tuesdays: 2pm Mountain
Thursdays: 2pm Mountain
Fridays: 2pm Mountain
Saturdays: 11am and 2pm Mountain
Sundays: 11am Mountain
Seasonal closures – Origin fully closed for business
April 10-13 (Cave and cave trail maintenance scheduled)
Sept. 1 – 11
Dec 1 – 11
Holiday closures: no tours….
November 23 – Thanksgiving Holiday
December 24 and 25 – Christmas Holiday
January 1 – New Year’s Holiday
Reservations required. Tours are limited to 16 people.
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The fees are $50 per adult and $20 per children (12-year-old and under). We consider this a donation to be used exclusively for trail maintenance as well as maintaining, operating and caring for the sanctuary.
To ensure a fully enjoyable experience, Standard Cave Tours are limited to 16 participants at one time.
Additionally, all participants must sign a waiver and agree to all rules and regulations as posted in our Cave Tour Policy.
Origin Windows of the Earth Cave Sanctuary
Tours by Reservation Only
Tours are available at the following times through the spring and summer seasons. Advance registration is required.
Private Art Cave Tours
To enjoy a more personal spiritual experience, we encourage you to partake in a Private Standard Cave Tour with one of our well-trained docents. We also offer Private Cave Tour with Sound Experience to appreciate the incomparable acoustic of this sanctuary place. All private tours are available by request only.
Important policies and requirements.
Cancellations: Tour bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, if you need to cancel, you may do so by phone or email no less than 48 hours in advance of your tour. We will then provide you with a voucher valid for rescheduling the tour on a new date within six months of the originally scheduled tour.
Origin reserves the right to cancel a tour due to inclement weather conditions or other safety reasons. In the event of a cancellation, we will call the phone number you provide at booking no less than two hours in advance of your tour. In this case, we will offer you either a refund or a voucher for a future tour on a date within six months of the originally scheduled tour. Otherwise, rain or shine, the tour will proceed as scheduled.
Conduct: While visiting the Origin property for a tour of Windows of the Earth Cave Sanctuary, please observe the drug-free, alcohol-free and smoke-free environment. No alcohol or drugs are permitted on or before the tour.
Pets: Animals are not permitted on Origin cave tours. We have no shade structures where pets can be kept safely during tours. Please leave pets at home.
Photography: Pictures may be taken outside the cave. Photography and video are not permitted inside the cave.
Requirements: A waiver must be signed by all visitors. Everyone should be fit enough to climb the unsteady, steep, railless 1/3-mile trail up to the cave. If your guide determines you are not physically fit enough to make it safely up to and back from the cave sanctuary, you will be asked to wait in the shade at the main lodge. Please wear sturdy hiking/walking shoes and bring water, a hat, sunscreen and an attitude of reverence.
Restrooms: There are no facilities in the cave sanctuary. Please use the restrooms in the main lodge before leaving on the tour. Average tour time is between 90 minutes and 2 hours. Click the button below to make your reservation for a tour.BOOK NOW for WINTER 2017
Private Cave Tours and Windows of the Earth Sound Experience Tours are available by appointment. Please call for details.
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