Vision Quest is a ”rite of passage” in many Native American cultures. The ceremony of the Vision Quest is one of the most universal and ancient means to find spiritual guidance and purpose for one’s life. A Vision Quest offers clarity into the next phase of life.

The Vision Quest is typically four days and nights of fasting in nature within a personal isolated altar. People who go on a Vision Quest are called Pledges. When someone is going on a Vision Quest, we call it “being planted on the hill” or “going on the mountain.”

Please visit our calendar to see when the next Quest camp is scheduled.

Why Do We Go On a Quest?

Humanity today needs more connection to nature, less social isolation, and more human contact. Direct proximity to earth, water, fire and air through each day is a huge benefit for the body and our general health. During their Quest, the Pledges focus their heart, mind, body, and spirit on the guidance they are seeking.

Questing, is considered an ordeal, the four days and nights can challenge one's faith, physicality, and requires tremendous focus and fortitude in completing their commitment.

To learn more about Vision Quest and how to participate, contact an elder or Sweet Medicine.