Crying for a Dream

“The Lakota Sioux word for Vision Quest is Hembleciya (ham-blay-che-ya). The word Hembleciya translates to “Crying for a Dream.” This refers to the “Quester” both physically and internally crying for a Vision or Sacred Dream. Sometimes this ceremony is called “going up on the hill,” because people would often go to a nearby mountain or butte to complete their Vision […]

Rites of Passage

“Since time immemorial, people have gone to the wilderness to seek guidance and renewal, to let their old lives and old selves die, to find the conditions where spirit may be rekindled, reborn within them.” There comes a time when you must leave family, friends and work behind and go off alone, looking within to discover your changes in the […]

Vision Quest

What is a Vision Quest? These are a rites of passage practised by Native American cultures and the most universal and ancient means to find spiritual guidance and purpose. Vision Quests create a fertile context for individuals to claim their own authenticity and authority, tell their own stories, determine their own myths and fully participate in their own heroic journey. Individuals […]

African Shaman