- Prerequisite: None
- Duration: 8 days
- Cost: £350
The Vision Quest is an ancient rite of passage that has been used for thousands of years by both mystics and indigenous peoples for spiritual growth. It is a way to seek clarity on some of those existential questions that invariably come up at some point in our life, the ‘who am I?', ‘why am I here?', ‘what is my purpose?' questions. The tradition that has been passed to us consists of 4 days and 4 nights immersed in the beauty of nature, alone in a 10 metre Quest circle, fasting from all things familiar and with no distractions except that which nature provides for you to contemplate. It is a unique way to spend time with yourself, for yourself and an opportunity to begin to get to know your deeper essential essence, your eternal self. With all distractions and the noise of daily life put to one side, you are more able to hear the whisperings of your soul - just you, alone with all of Creation around you. It is a profound and powerful tool for personal transformation.
We are passing along the Vision Quest teachings of Lipan Apache elder and shaman Stalking Wolf, although this Quest is not a Lipan Apache Quest. He distilled the tradition down to its essence - 4 days alone in nature with only yourself and enough water to drink. The programme itself lasts for 8 days, with 2 days beforehand to prepare your Quest site and 2 days afterwards to integrate what happened during the Quest and to gently re-emerge into your ‘normal' life. During your period in the Quest circle we will provide security and protection from any possible outside interruptions. After the Quest we will give you some useful tools to help you process and understand the gifts and insights you received during the Quest to help you move beyond any blocks that have been affecting your personal growth and development.
The Vision Quest is a challenging and powerful opportunity for growth, regardless of your background or belief system. It is free of any dogma or religious affiliation. The only requirement is a commitment to yourself, to your spiritual growth and a deep desire to be transformed. Prior outdoor experience is not required. A full list of things to bring for the Quest will be included in your acceptance letter and you will need basic camping equipment for the base camp during the days you are not questing. We provide all meals during the days before and after the Quest and all the bottled water you will need during your Quest.
We are suggesting you make a contribution of £350.00, not as a payment for the Quest teachings, but to cover the many expenses incurred in running this programme, such as the meals for the 4 days you are not questing, land rental, supplies, travel expenses for the support team, insurance etc. and it enables us to offer this programme to those who are called to it. The contribution primarily reflects your commitment and respect for this ancient practice, and for the people who will guide and protect you.
This course has a different registration form to our regular courses which you can download below. Please send the completed form, along with a brief letter about yourself and your reasons for wanting to undertake a Vision Quest at this time, and a current passport size photograph of yourself, to the address on the Registration page.