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Vision Quest
Posted March 24th, 2011 - 12:07 am by from Boston, United States (Permalink)
Hey fellow Couch-surfers,

I am planning to do a "vision quest" / "visionssuche" in the following months. If you don't know what that is, I suggest checking it out in google/wikipedia. Searching the net you will find many people who provide this experience for crazy amounts of money, so I want to ask:

Who wants to join me to organize this? we'll find ourselves a nice spot in nature near Berlin, try to shovel free a few days for it, get all information we can on the topic and set out to do it! for free, or at the most the cost of expenses for transport/fire-wood,etc that we would share...

Let me know!



Posted March 29th, 2011 - 11:05 am by from London, England (Permalink)

"In many Native American groups, the vision quest is a turning point in life taken before puberty to find oneself and the intended spiritual and life direction. When an older child is ready, he or she will go on a personal, spiritual quest alone in the wilderness, often in conjunction with a period of fasting. This usually lasts for a number of days while the child is attuned to the spirit world. Usually, a Guardian animal will come in a vision or dream, and the child's life direction will appear at some point. The child returns to the tribe, and once the child has grown, will pursue that direction in life. After a vision quest, the child may become an apprentice of an adult in the tribe of the shown direction (Medicine Man, boatmaker and so on)."