Self-Discovery through Questing: Overview

Argyle Camp; Photo by Monica Spehler

The ascetic experience (solitary introspection in nature) has been used by cultures and traditions around the world for countless generations as a tool to “know thyself”. Questing is perhaps best known today from the Peoples of American Native Nations and is called “Vision Quest”, “Crying for a Vision”, and “Little Death” (i.e., death of personality to be born into Higher Self), among other names. But questing is a universal human expression and examples can be found among religions, mystical traditions, and indigenous cultures worldwide. The Quest reveals the Truth of Who we are and the path of service to humanity and Creation. The Source Within offers five Questing programs. The Traditional Quest, a four-day fast from all things familiar, is foundational to the others.

All programs involve camping and participants need to bring their own camping equipment (gear list will be sent with an acceptance letter). We provide all meals with accommodations for special diet needs.


Traditional Quest; 20-27 August 2023; near Price, Utah

Wilderness Quest; Upon request

Rite of Passage Quest (not offered in 2023)

Seven Levels of Quest; July 1-9, 2023; near Felton, California

Quest Protector Training Course Upon request

Argyle Camp; Photo by Miriam Barth

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