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  Vision Quest
In traditional Lakota culture the Hanblecheyapi (vision quest, literally "crying for a vision") is one of seven main rites.
Vision quest preparations involve a time of fasting, the guidance of a tribal Medicine Man and sometimes ingestion of natural entheogens; this quest is undertaken for the first time in the early teenage years.
In a vision quest, conditions are set up that allow the soul to move beyond the illusions of the little self and enter the unity of the inner whole.
www.crystalinks.com /visionquest.html   (1627 words)

 Native American Religion
When it is time for a vision quest, the seeker brings a pipe to a holy man to ask for help and counsel.
And generally some physical representation of the vision or message (feather, fur, rock) is collected and placed in the seeker's medicine bag to ensure the power of the vision would stay with the individual to remind, protect or guide him.
Vision quests are not generally discussed openly, but sometimes the details come out long after, only to amaze and astound the listener of the tale.
www.thewildwest.org /interface/index.php?action=267   (691 words)

 Soul Restore: Modern Day Vision Quests--Can ancient ways bring transformation today?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A vision quest is a solitary retreat, usually in nature, for the purpose of receiving spiritual guidance.
A vision quest was not a time to go and figure something out, it was a time to receive divine guidance to benefit oneself and one's tribe.
The vision quest was often an ordeal that proved that a person would be a worthy adult, capable of taking their place in protecting, nurturing, and providing for their people.
www.spiritquests.com /2_2_1.htm   (1362 words)

 Vision Quest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
When we go into a vision quest, we come from traffic jams, war, pollution, eight-to-five jobs, deceit, and a world that is so complicated and so full of bullshit that we don't even know where we are to begin with.
The Native Americans called the Vision Quest "the little death." One of their songs went, "I go now to die a little death." This, however, is only the death of the self that you aren't.
Visions can come on the chatter of a squirrel, or they can come as a white winged buffalo spitting smoke and fire with lightning come out of his nose and a nude nymphette with long blond hair on his back.
members.aol.com /trackerinc/vision-quest.html   (3486 words)

 The Vision Quest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A person would typically undergo a vision quest as a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood, but in some tribes a brave might undertake several vision quests over a lifetime in order to restore any perceived waning of his supernatural warrior-power.
Shamans’ visions would occur in particularly deep and powerful trance states that were often aided and abetted by the use of potent mind-altering plants – often strong tobacco and sometimes plant hallucinogens – along with chanting, drumming and other forms of trance induction.
Vision quests were by no means always successful – among the Sanpoil Indians of British Columbia, for example, ethnologists have estimated that about 25 per cent of boys failed, and perhaps seventy per cent of girls.
www.forteantimes.com /articles/206_vision1.shtml   (555 words)

 Vision Quests - What is it and who is it for
A vision quest is a rite of passage, which has been used for centuries by native american indians and other aboriginal cultures.
With that calling in your heart, the vision quest can be used to find one's purpose in life, one's own unique vision, or it can mark a transition from one stage of life to the next.
If you can feel the call for a vision quest within you, and you know that you are ready to act upon that call, then go for it, follow your intuition.
www.visionsofjoy.org /visionquests.htm   (1013 words)

 Vision Quests 2006, The Natchez Trace, Mullaghmore
The Vision Arrow Vision Quest is a solitary inner and outer journey that is undertaken in company with other questers and with the support and guidance of the facilitators.
To undertake this quest, you must have an adventurous spirit and be prepared to sleep under the stars, immerse yourself in the ways of another culture, experience hot days and cold nights, live two weeks without a shower, and move fearlessly into a life of meaning and fulfillment.
To undertake this quest, you must have an adventurous spirit and be prepared to sleep under the stars, immerse yourself in the ways of another culture, experience hot days and cold nights, live three weeks without a shower, and move fearlessly into a life of meaning and fulfillment.
www.visionarrow.com /journeys.html   (1517 words)

 vision quest
You will be guided in identifying your quest, picking your place of questing, the preparatory work before the quest and integrating the experience after the quest.
In calling for your vision you will meet yourself in your new life status and return to your community as the initiate ready to take up your new role as a member of that community.
process you and your midwife work to integrate your quest experience, to articulate your new role in the community, to gain understanding of your new self and to incorporate your vision into the world so that "your people may live" a new life.
www.evenstaronline.com /sacredjourneys/visionquest.html   (2828 words)

 Vision Quest A Journey of Empowerment
The term vision quest was coined by 19th century anthropologists studying Native American cultures of this region and has remained a generalized term referring to various life passage rituals that have evolved over thousands of years and are found in almost every tradition, culture, and religion.
On a mythic plane, think of a vision quest as the heroic journey of the Spiritual Warrior within each of us, a symbolic ordeal that occurs in a sacred space in nature that possesses it's own power, where-in the Warrior encounters his own demons and angels that are reflections of his psyche.
On the physical plane a quest is a symbolic exercise in survival.
www.dreamweaverlodge.com /visionquestarticle.html   (1532 words)

 Vision quest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A vision quest is a rite of passage in some Native American cultures.
The quest itself is usually a journey alone into the wilderness seeking personal growth and spiritual guidance from the spirit Wakan Tanka.
It is noted that few have claimed grand visions on their first Vision Quest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vision_quest   (388 words)

 Vision Quest
People in many of the diverse indigenous cultures of North America would undertake vision quests: for instance, it was considered to be one of the seven sacred rituals of the Lakota Souix.
In some cultures the vision quest was an important 'rite of passage' for young teenagers, but there were no age restrictions: men and women of all ages could undertake a vision quest.
In a nutshell though, it is said that the quester would use the vision quest to seek out the help of a 'guide' of some kind, an entity that could then be called on for help whenever help was needed.
www.feedback.nildram.co.uk /richardebbs/meditation/visionquest.htm   (877 words)

 Vision Quest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
As a rite of initiation, the Vision Quest takes the form of a ceremonial descent to soul, uncovering and retrieving the passion and wisdom of the heart and the essence of your life purpose.
The Animas Vision Quest is a synthesis of some of the most common ceremonial forms of ancient traditions and of the self-development tools of modern transpersonal psychology.
The quest takes place over a total of 11 days, eight of which are spent in the wilderness.
hsc.usf.edu /publichealth/positivehealth/visionquest/intro.html   (641 words)

 Vision Quest Center
Those who come to Vision Quest are greeted by its bright, cheery decor and wonderful scent from the aromatherapy candles and smudging products.
Vision Quest has followed the path toward helping people bring Spirit, soul, and self in alignment.
Vision Quest is dedicated to serving humanity and the planet.
www.visionquestcenter.com /center.html   (370 words)

 Vision Quest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The four days prior to the vision quest are devoted to preparing you psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually to meet this challenge head-on.
To cry for a vision is to throw yourself at the feet of what you hold to be sacred and to pray for guidance, healing, or whatever the longing in your heart cries out for.
Following your return from the vision quest, there will be three days of incorporation, during which you can decompress from the intensity of your solo time, tell your vision quest story in council, and receive assistance in understanding and integrating the lessons learned on your quest into your daily life.
www.rowecenter.org /schedule/camps/VisionQuest-Camp.html   (499 words)

 Vision Quest Windelectric - Power to Make a Difference
At Vision Quest we develop and promote high quality, clean, renewable energy sources for Canadians and world customers at large, in an effort to better our shared environment.
Vision Quest operates 3 major wind farm projects in Alberta, has 2 proposed projects within the province and 4 more on the horizon in Ontario.
Vision Quest is a division of TransAlta Energy Corporation, part of TransAlta Corporation which is among Canada’s largest non-regulated power generation and wholesale marketing companies.
www.visionquestwind.com /index.asp   (260 words)

 Texas Longhorn -> Ancestors -> Vision Quest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
VISION QUEST - is sired by Designer, out of Superior Quest, by Superior.
Vision Quest is a chocolate roan speckled bull with over 56" horn.
Vision Quest is an interesting genetic blend of Bail Jumper, Impressive, WR 1814, Ranger's Big 'Un, Superior, Droop Horn & Ranger's Measles.
www.texaslonghorn.net /reference/reg.cfm?Reg=I-40528   (216 words)

 Return Policy
At Vision Quest we are committed to offering our customers the highest quality products.
Vision Quest is not responsible for incorrectly packaged items that are returned to us and we cannot provide a refund for items returned in poor condition.
Please note, Vision Quest is not responsible for incorrectly packaged items that are returned to us and we cannot provide a refund for items returned in poor condition.
www.visionquestbooks.com /Home/Returns.html   (855 words)

 Vision Quest Movie -The 80s Rewind «
The term Vision Quest originally means "a solitary vigil by an adolescent American Indian boy to seek spiritual power and learn through avision the identity of his usually animal or bird guradian spirit."
Vision Quest is based on a novel by Terry Davis.
There's a scene in "Vision Quest" where Louden and a fellow student are picking up trash in front of a school.
www.fast-rewind.com /visionquest.htm   (2259 words)

 Teaching Clinical Psychology - The Vision Quest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Although I use the term "vision quest" to describe the exercise to my students - a term associated with the Native American tradition - I let them know that it is not a recreation of that sacred Native American practice.
In earlier cultures a method for gaining insight into oneself was the "vision quest" (a term associated with the Native American version of this practice).
A person would go on such a quest in times of crisis (when an answer to a problem was needed), as a rite of passage into adulthood, or simply out of a desire for self-discovery.
www.rider.edu /users/suler/vquest.html   (1094 words)

 VisionQuest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Vision Quest is celebrating ten years of successfully bringing people together to discuss and promote Aboriginal Community and Economic Development!
Vision Quest has become a well-respected Aboriginal economic development conference whose purpose is to provide educational and networking opportunities.
The 10th Annual - Vision Quest 2006 - " From Vision to Reality: A Decade of Excellence " will be held May 16 - 18 at the Winnipeg Convention Centre.
www.vqconference.com   (142 words)

 Vision Quest Sport and Fitness
Vision Quest Sport and Fitness Center is an integrated wellness center for the community.
Vision Quest Sport and Fitness also features a cafe', free wellness seminars taught by a wide variety of health and fitness experts, a private women's training center, yoga, pilates, cycling, aerobics and step classes and a community event center with seating for 2000 people.
As you can see Vision Quest Sport and Fitness has a lot more to offer than your usual gyms so please come visit us.
www.visionquestsportandfitness.com /html/index2.html   (328 words)

 Vision Quest: A Sacred Journey and Adventure of the Spirit with Sparrow Hart
In our vision quest programs the participant spends 4 days and nights alone, fasting on the earth.
The first 4 days are spent in preparation with the staff, including instruction in the three-phase dynamic of initiation; the four shields model of Self and psyche; emergency and survival procedures; archetypes and allegories of the heroic journey; the dynamics of fasting; and instruction in self-initiated ceremony.
The emphasis is on grounding and owning the lessons learned in the threshold period, for the true work of the vision quest awaits us when we return to our people.
www.questforvision.com   (367 words)

 The Vision Quest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Vision Quest is the name of this journey.
The vision quester returns to our de-mythologized society powerfully moved by having lived close to the healing power of nature and to his or her own living spirit.
After participants return to base camp, we'll share a delicious breakfast, then spend the balance of this day, and the next two, exploring the teachings of the Quest, reflecting the beauty and meaning of each story, and the challenges posed for the return.
www.ritesofpassagevisionquest.org /visionquest.html   (1059 words)

 Vision Impairment, Kids Quest, NCBDDD, CDC
Nearly two-thirds of children with vision impairment also have at least one other developmental disability, such as mental retardation, cerebral palsy, hearing loss, or epilepsy.
Vision impairment is more common in older people.
People with vision impairments can use their phone to "read" the daily newspaper.
www.cdc.gov /ncbddd/kids/kblindpage.htm   (955 words)

 Vision Quest Meditation with Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The vision quest is to get clearer vision of one's life purpose, or to seek resolution about a current situation.
When the quest is over the person has received their message.
In many instances one is taken out of their body and are confronted by both the angelic and the demonic aspects of their own fears.
www.crystalinks.com /medmusicvisionquest.html   (339 words)

 Vision Quest
The storm didn’t seem to be passing, and in fact, as we left camp, it began to snow huge palm-sized flakes of wet snow kisses.
And so I signed up for a women’s vision quest which entailed a five-month preparation (or severance) time, ten days in the desert (3 days and nights alone), and some post-desert reincorporation work.
Many of the practices and teachings we learned are based on those of Native Americans, but it is important to note that the modern-day vision quest is adapted for a person in our society.
www.brushwoodinstitute.com /chronicle/visionquest.htm   (2342 words)

 Vision Quest - Coatesville, Pennsylvania - PA - school overview
Student-teacher ratio and ethnicity breakdown for Vision Quest.  
Be the first to review Vision Quest - tell other parents what you think.
An opportunity for the principal at Vision Quest to speak about curriculum, special programs, activities, goals and more.
www.greatschools.net /cgi-bin/pa/private/5697   (164 words)

 Ecuador Travel Service -Sacred Journeys - Shamanic Journeys in the Ecuadorian Andes and Amazon
His plant medicine is truly capable of assisting visionary journeying in the rain forest and he is a knowledgeable guide in these realms.
Don Esteban is an Otavalan shaman who met Don Ramon 38 years ago while on a quest from his native highlands seeking a man of power.
He found such a man and studied a year with Don Ramon as an apprentice living in the rainforest and going through the intense training to become a shaman.
www.vision-quest-travel.com   (353 words)

 Jungian psychology, Temagami Vision Quest
Temagami Vision Quest is an experience of the unfolding of the Self within the container of nature and close community.
Through the use of myth, metaphor, and deep dreamwork we begin to understand the rituals of the sweat lodge, vision quest and shamanic teachings.
The week focuses on the rituals of the sweat lodge and the vision quest itself- a solo of two nights and two days.
www.temagamivisionquest.com   (709 words)

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