Shamanic Vision: Living Life through the Eyes of the Heart Issue #5: September, 2017 - Page 5
The Vision Quest
The Vision Quest is an Ancient tradition
found in many cultures around the world.
Most native cultures embrace some sort of
sojourn in the wilderness as one of the most
universal ways to gain spiritual guidance, to
understand ones life purpose, to gain clarity
about one’s future direction and also as a rite
of passage to adulthood.
For those who lived in earth-based societies,
a Quest was an engaging, spiritual experience
that joined both internal and external forces.
It was often a challenging physical and
The experience was deeply rooted and based
on the earth they walked on, the sky above
them, and the beauty of nature that permeated
every waking moment in their life. The Quest
brought Great Spirit into the Life of the
Questor, doing so in a deeply personal