Edinburgh, BALERNO - Tailor made to the individual - maximum 2 participants at a time.
Dates to be arranged with participants at their interview.
Marking transitional times
The Vision Quest is a Rites of Passage been used throughout the world, for thousands of years, as the most direct and powerful way to contact guidance, inspiration, renewal and the sacred view. When a person is ready, he or she will go on a personal, spiritual quest under the guidance of a Vision Quest guide. He/she will then stay alone in the wilderness fasting. The quest usually lasts for 4 days and while in there, his/her intent is to commune with nature, find oneself and the intended spiritual and life direction.
There are many variations of wilderness fasting quests. I use a form which has been drawn from ancient times and adapted to meet the needs of people of our times.
On quest, a person can receive deep and powerful insights into their true nature, contact the purpose of their lives, receive their spiritual name and make the transition into a new phase of life with a deep understanding and respect for the interconnectedness of all life.
For thousands of years people have been going into the Wilderness to seek solace and wisdom for themselves and their people. Many cultures share a traditional ‘Rite of Passage’, a period in which the individual is tested alone in a wilderness place, emerging as a changed and stronger person.
In early times, among more traditional or tribal cultures, the transitions of life were clearly defined. Birth, childhood, adulthood, marriage, old age and death were formalized with rites of passage. In modern culture, life transitions are not so clearly defined. In the process of technological development, our culture has lost this system of meaningful ritual.
The structure I use for Vision Quest consists of a seven day period; two days of counselling and connecting with nature, four days and nights fasting in nature and a further day of "mirrowing" back to you the spiritual significance of your story on your return.
Participants are encouraged to apply their own values, beliefs, or faiths to their experience. Personal limits might well be explored, not only in the psychological sense, but in the physical, hence, all participants should be in sound physical and mental health.
Costs for the Vision Quest
The cost for a Vision Quest is £600 for the week of facilitation work. I only take two participants for the Quest at a time.
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