An opportunity to personally and collectively engage with the timeless reciprocity between humans and nature. It naturally brings forth relationships that have never been seen before within the terrain of the soul and of the natural world. Marked by three distinct phases, the innate intelligence of the vision quest brings you through a cycle of life, death, and rebirth.
Severance is a critical stage of the Wild Rites ceremony in which we leave behind the world that is familiar. This takes place literally and metaphorically. Going from one life stage to another, requires us to leave behind that which we thought we knew so we can make room for what is to come. This is also a time to root ourselves into the rhythms of nature and from there, attune ourselves to our greater intention of the experience.
Threshold marks the time in ritual when we establish our threads of connection to the wild, and enter into the terrain of possibility, transformation, and reflection. Threshold is the space where unseen relationships are made visible, whether it be within our own psyche, or in the world of nature. This requires conscious experimentation with the unknown and one’s intention, while simultaneously giving up normal routines and fasting from food.
Another way to frame incorporation is the return. Incorporation is when we bring the experiences during threshold into expression - into everyday life. Incorporation often takes a year to fully integrate one’s experiences. This is normal, and it is at this stage that it is important to remember the ‘visions’ received are always changing, and following the vision as a journey is critical.
Awaken the indigenous soul through land-based connection, meditation, and activities.
Experience elemental rituals.
Clarify your intention through council and reflection.
Learn physical, emotional, and spiritual skills and resources.
Explore the surrounding landscape to find your vision quest site.
Spend four days as a part of the rhythm of nature.
Experience a water fast.
Consciously experiment with your intention .
Create unique rituals to empower, clarify, release, and bring insight.
Discover your strengths and values.
Rest and rejuvenation.
Group council and sharing.
Leadership opportunities to facilitate bringing your insights to everyday life through art, storytelling, ritual theater, music, dance, and much more.
One group call providing support integrating your experience and living the vision(s) received on your vision quest.
Personal consultations available.
Lead Guide & Sacred Sons Mythical Pillar
Darren Silver, MA, is a rite of passage guide, Nature-Connected Coach, ceremonialist, and innovative educator. He has nearly two decades of experience working with ritual, wilderness living skills, and guiding transformational