This is the last chance to sign up for the Guardians of Quest VQ starting next week. When Tom first suggested this Quest, he said he wanted to bring it out specifically for advanced questers and for the protectors of the Quest that we have trained. We felt that they hadn’t had an advanced Quest that would take their focus beyond the broad focus of the traditional VQ into one more purely focused on spiritual insight and experience for a long time.
Every night of the Quest, we will bring the Questers silently back to camp for a ceremony–2 sweat lodges and 2 pipe ceremonies over the four days–that will focus their attention like a laser on the spiritual messages and insights that they are experiencing. After each ceremony they will go back to their Quest site to continue the Quest with this renewed and intensified attention. There is a little more to the ceremonies, but essentially, the design will lift experiences beyond physical concerns and highlight the spiritual teachings that are trying to reach you now.
So, for experienced questers, the mechanics of this Quest will lift their experience from the broad and physical into the heart of vision and spiritual insight and experience. For novice questers, they will still get the benefit of the more broad-based effect of the traditional 4-days in the wilderness praying and seeking vision on all levels. But as their awareness settles into the more spiritual atmosphere of this Quest, they, too, will be swept into a deeper connection with the forest and their self.
There is still time to join us, but it starts next Sunday, the 24th, so if you are interested, you need to email me immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope some of you can join us as this is a unique Quest that will pull out the stops to your search.