Self-Discovery through Questing: Overview
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.
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