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Ancient Bristle Cone - Inyo Mountains vision questThe Seventh Quest was founded to provide an experience of profound personal transformation. Based on the premise that each of us is perfect in our own right and blessed with distinctive gifts to share, the Seventh Quest serves as the spark to re-ignite our essence and draw forth what lies within us.

At certain points in our life journeys, we may sense a transition approaching - a pull toward a new career path, a change in personal relationships, or a fervor for a more authentic way to live. It might simply be time to heal wounds that are blocking our growth.

This juncture offers a precious chance to retreat from our hectic lives and turn inward to gain a deeper understanding of who we really are...and what we need to do.

Sand waves - Death Valley vision questOur transformational tool is the vision quest, adapted from an ancient rites of passage ceremony. For millennia, people from many different cultures – Native American, Aborigines, and Basque, to name a few – have left behind familiar surroundings and withdrawn into nature to gain greater insight into their lives. In line with this traditional sacred practice, our vision quest is a way of confirming and celebrating a passage from one phase of life into the next. We in the modern era can benefit greatly from this ceremony, woven into the context of our contemporary lifestyles. The quest is not necessarily about receiving a mystical vision, but rather about a new way of seeing and moving through the world.

Essentially, our vision quest is an empty framework – a circle drawn in the dirt. The ceremony is bestowed with meaning when you step into the circle with authentic intention, bringing with you your values, your spiritual and cultural heritage, and your life experience. You are the co-creator of your own journey. The quest draws you to the place where your life and spirit intersectQuesters - Sierra-Nevada vision quest.

In order to let go of old patterns and give birth to a new way of being, participants in the vision quest spend time alone in the wilderness. This immersion allows questers to reconnect with their own place in the cycles and rhythms of nature. Journeying solo into the wild with a chosen individual intention, you have an opportunity to address limitations, realize strengths, and ponder your own mysteries.

Upon returning from this self-guided rites of passage ceremony, you will be empowered and transformed by a new vision of yourself – and ready to serve your community with the gifts of your journey.

“The vision quest helped me get in touch with the deeper me. Throughout life, superficiality can come into play…building walls, or putting on faces as we assume our different roles. This was a wonderful opportunity to rediscover my authentic self, and it’s already shining through in my life.” ~ Greg D., CEO  Hebron, KY


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