Steve is a Vision Quest facilitator trained with Earth Heart Institute in New Jersey in the Stalking Wolf lineage. Stalking Wolf, a Lipan Apache Native American, passed on the knowledge to Tom Brown Jr.
The next Vision Quest is from Sat 20 March to Sun 28 March 2021. The venue near Stirlings Road, Mt Byron about 1.5 hours north-west of Brisbane. This involves two days preparation, four days and nights out in the quest circle, and two days integration. Applications are open now (see below).
You may find the timing is right to quest when:
you are ready to claim your birth right of authentic power and life purpose
you want to experience your soul in a deeper and meaningful way
you want answers to profound life questions
you are wanting re-connection with yourself, your spirituality and nature
you want to experience stillness, free from distractions and stress
you are seeking personal transformation
you are experiencing a life transition
you are ready to release no-longer-needed emotional block
Your quest begins the day you commit to attending. Your quest continues after the four days in your quest circle, and indeed for the rest of your life here on earth. How it unfolds differs from person to person, so we encourage you not to have expectations – all will be perfect for you.
The quest is an opportunity to meet the stillness within, deeply immersed in Nature, to connect with your true essence, and to reclaim your birthright of a life filled with purpose and vision. The encouragement is to live your life aligned and infused with your soul power.
What is a Vision Quest?
The vision quest is a nature-based ancient rite of passage used for thousands of years by indigenous cultures for spiritual growth and expansion. It is a solo bush experience in which you spend four days and nights immersed in the beauty and healing energy of nature and Mother Earth. It will provide you with an opportunity to be still; still enough to hear the voice that is calling you onto your visionary path.
You are alone in a small quest circle with no distractions, fasting from all things familiar except water. You come face to face with yourself, and get to know more deeply who you are. There is something about being alone in nature that brings us closer and more aware of the four elements and our connection to a creational source.
In a vision quest conditions are designed to allow our soul to move beyond the illusions of the little self and
enter the unity of the inner whole. This quest is free from all religious dogmas and beliefs. Though the quest
is derived from Native American traditions, it is practiced all over the world. The week will include ceremony
and ritual to support your soul work and personal transformation.
The Vision Quest at Mt Byron and run over eight days. Prior to your quest, we will help you prepare for this
life-changing event and we will provide the structure and support you will need. The eight days consists of
two days arrival and preparation, four days and nights in the quest circle, and two days during which we give
you the tools to help you integrate and understand the insights you have received to allow this spiritual
growth into your daily life.
Prior outdoor experience is not required. Please call to discuss any questions or concerns about dietary or medical needs.
Contribution - $1,090
Testimony - "If you are feeling the call to Quest, the Quest Team provide a safe space and supportive environment for
you to take this incredible journey. I especially valued the inclusion of ritual and ceremony into the Vision Quest, along with the emotional, physical and spiritual support you receive before, during and after the event. I cannot fully express how remarkable
this experience has been, and I sincerely thank the facilitators and property owner John for honouring their visions and facilitating the Vision Quest journey. Much love, Josh"
Complete application form in Word, save and email to - however please speak to Steve (0406 286 727) first.
Vision Quest Protector Training
Comes to Queensland
3 - 12 June 2021
Steve is teaming up with Kate and Sam from Nature Philosophy (see www.naturephilosophy.com.au) to deliver their third Vision Quest Protector Training in from 3 - 12 June 2021 at Mt Byron, 1.5 hours NW of Brisbane.
Steve sat his first vision quest with Kate and Sam in 2013 and is excited to be working with them again to bring Stalking Wolf's vision quest teachings to Australia. Kate and Sam have a long history with this lineage with Kate having spent a year in the Pine Barrons, New Jersey learning many of Stalking Wolf's teachings with Tom Brown Jr.
The training is a 10-day initiation into the pathway of Vision Quest protection.
Are you called to guide people on the powerful rite of passage that is a Vision Quest?
SKILLS OF A VISION QUEST PROTECTOR & FACILITATOR
In this extensive training program we will cover the spiritual and energetic skills of protecting a Vision Quest. Specifically this includes:
* spiritual protection
* spiritual commitment
* detecting and interpreting areas on the land which contain light and dark influence
* personal and area shielding
* techniques to trigger silence so you can "see" beyond the physical world
* safe ways to navigate the transformational energy of the Vision Quest, and
* understanding the dynamics of ceremony
Additionally, you will learn all the logistics required to safely organise, facilitate, and protect a Vision Quest for others.
There will be a mix of group process, key note presentations and dynamic learning experiences. Sweat Lodge ceremony is offered and a Vision Quest Ceremony will run in parallel with your training. This will enable you to gain direct experience with the power and energy of Vision Quest while "in training". It will also equip you with invaluable experience regarding the interaction of quest energy and the skills of protection.
Please note that to complete your training and be qualified to offer your own Vision Quest Ceremony you will also need to apprentice as a Vision Quest Protector at a Vision Quest program after the completion of your training.
This program was originally designed to train only those called to the Vision Quest Protector path. However many people who never intend to protect a quest have taken this program as it suits their own unique spiritual needs. The spiritual teachings offered are universal, and significantly deepen your personal Vision Quest experiences as well as empower your life journey.
This program culminates with the Second Level of Quest, which alone has the capacity to fundamentally transform us. See the description for this at https://naturephilosophy.com/vision-quest/7-levels-of-quest and for more information about the other levels of quest.
This training is based on the Vision Quest ceremony and teachings passed down by Stalking Wolf (Lipan Apache elder and Shaman) to Tom Brown Jr. and then to Malcolm Ringwalt, who taught Kate, Sam and Steve.
Kate, Sam and Steve have all deeply committed to the journey of quest and from this place can offer you extensive experience with both personal Vision Quest and Vision Quest Protection.
We are excited and honoured to be offering this program in Queensland and Australia and welcome anyone who has quested in this lineage to be in touch.
Kate Rydge & Sam Robertson -
Steve McKenzie -
Prerequisite: 4-day Vision Quest Ceremony
COST: $2,000 (plus gst)
Early bird: $1,700 (plus gst - 1 May)
10 day program, includes all food, camping accommodation & expert training in Vision Quest facilitation. Please note - to complete your training and be qualified to offer your own Vision Quest Ceremony you will need to apprentice as a Vision Quest Protector at a Vision Quest program after the completion of your 10-day training.
DATES: 3 - 12 June 2021
Enquiries: Steve 0406 286 727