This pan-cultural rite of passage ceremony has supported men become and remain generative for millennia offered here as a 12-day programme incorporating a 4 day solo fast in nature.
"A vision quest, when adequately prepared for and sincerely approached, (with reverence, humility and a good handful of mischief), will grant us a glimpse of our true self as seen through the eyes of the wild and natural world. As it mirrors back the essential images awaiting in our soul, it reveals to us both in sensation and story the unique desires, gifts and purpose that belong to us and which are ours alone to steward.
As an extra bonus, undergoing the ordeal of a vision fast enlarges our fundamental sense of belonging, often way beyond our rational capacities and leaves us with a splinter of awe buried deep inside our hearts.
It is the best way we are able to blend the archaic archetypal images with our personal images and allow them to be woven through and encapsulated within the deep wisdom of nature.
Initially, this is often seen as a burden and a blessing. A burden as in we need to cultivate our own way to carry it, effectively apprenticing ourselves to our soul's wisdom, and a blessing because we can, without guilt or regret, set aside all that isn’t ours to carry." - Paul Howell
It is the most direct way to remember what it means to 'Know Thyself'.
"This above all: to thine own self be true, and it must follow, as night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man." Shakespeare.
Gathering on land first inhabited by the Picts 5000 years ago, near ancient middens, a short distance from Macbeth’s castle and the battleground of Culloden, amidst abbeys and neolithic stone circles, we will already be walking on the mythical grounds that have shaped the soul of Britain and thus its legacies.
As a community of men our intention will be simple: to witness, bless and celebrate the significant transitions in our lives. In doing so we’ll embrace and embody the inspiration and insight necessary for the fulfilment of our deepest dreams and longings.
Offered in a contemporary form it’s a bio, psycho, social necessity for those wishing to harness the gifts of their deep wise imagination, in authentic relationship with the wild natural world.
In addition to the core 12 day Quest, I’ll be offering an online programme of group mentoring pre and post this event.
All costs will be kept to a minimum.
To register your interest and request an information pack and application form, please email me at:
Places are limited to 18 - Age 18 and up.
You can hear me speak to this event in 4 rough and ready parts below.