For centuries, ancient cultures embarked on rites of passage to gain entrance to the spiritual realms and to reach self-knowledge. These extraordinary mystical odysseys into nature provided insight, healing, and life direction. They were powerful acts that could change a person forever.With the passing of time, this ancient rite has almost been lost. Therefore very few people truly understand what forces motivate their life and shape their destiny. International lecturer and healer Denise Linn draws on her Native American roots, as well as the teachings of other cultures, to create an eclectic but carefully crafted spiritual program for anyone wishing to venture on their own retreat. After helping you choose the Quest that is right for you--from a group Quest in the wilderness to a day of silence at home, from a personal Guided Quest to a solitary Garden Quest--this practical, engaging book will show you how to: ¸ Discover your life's purpose ¸ Find mystery and wonder at the core of your life ¸ Release limiting beliefs about yourself ¸ Call for a vision ¸ Harness the power of the Sacred Circle ¸ Confront and free yourself from fears ¸ Experience your connection to nature ¸ Heal emotional wounds ¸ Develop peace of mindThis guidebook gives you the necessary tools to create your own Vision Quest with confidence and safety. With inspiring true accounts of Quest experiences and important exercises and information that anyone can use--including a special chapter for teenagers who wish to take their own Quest--Denise Linn teaches you how to reach the sacred voice within you and a journey to the center of your soul.