Friday, October 4, 2013

What of Vision Quest

                                                                              Attribution: Oliver Herold
Image: Ideal setting For a Vision Quest Retreat
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

Vision quest:  A period of spiritual seeking often undertaken as a puberty rite. 
It typically involves isolation, fasting, and the inducement of a trance state in
a forest environment. It’s  for the purpose of attaining guidance or knowledge
from supernatural forces  -  Wiki

What of vision quest
Initiation ritual
From child to adult

Spiritual nature
Energies of creation
Guiding life’s purpose

Test of adulthood
Through chasms of discoveries
Shadowed by elders

Written for Chev's CARPE DIEM #314 with prompt vision quest


  1. Vision quest out in the middle of nowhere would be interesting to take

  2. We trust that the shadowy elders will lead us in the right direction!

    God Crouches Each Night

  3. All three are indeed kinds of quests. The second is my favorite because it's the one I know and can most relate to. Guidance for life. Very nice.

  4. Shadowed by that!

  5. All good. I liked the second one best:)

  6. You have descibed the vision quest in such a nice way in this series of haiku. thank you Hank.

  7. The last one... Oh that one I really like.