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Blending numerous heritages, wisdoms, and teachings, this powerfully wrought book encourages people to take charge of their lives, heal themselves, and grow. Movingly rendered, The Book of the Vision Quest is for all who long for renewal and personal transformation. In this revised edition—with two new chapters and added tales from vision questers—Steven Foster recounts his experiences guiding contemporary seekers. He recreates an ancient rite of passage—that of “dying,” “passing through,” and “being reborn”—known as a vision quest. A sacred ceremony that culminates in a three-day, three-night fast, alone, in a place of natural power, the vision quest is a mystical, practical, and intensely personal journey of self-knowledge.
Blending numerous heritages, wisdoms, and teachings, this powerfully wrought book encourages people to take charge of their lives, heal themselves, and grow. Movingly rendered, The Book of the Vision Quest is for all who long for renewal and personal transformation. In this revised edition—with two new chapters and added tales from vision questers—Steven Foster recounts his experiences guiding contemporary seekers. He recreates an ancient rite of passage—that of “dying,” “passing through,” and “being reborn”—known as a vision quest. A sacred ceremony that culminates in a three-day, three-night fast, alone, in a place of natural power, the vision quest is a mystical, practical, and intensely personal journey of self-knowledge.
"The native American vision quest-a ritual of self-discovery. An opportunity to confront one's fears and to embrace one's dreams. A challenge to take charge of one's own life. The gift of being changed forever...In this companion to The Book of the Vision Quest, Steven Foster and Meredith Little elaborate on an ancient rite of passage that has much-needed resonance for the seeker of today. Leading us step by step through the wilderness toward the Sacred Mountain, it is a story not just of personal healing but of sacrifice, love, and the need to share this healing vision with others."-- Back cover.
In the tradition of memoirs like Daniel Pinchbeck's 2012 and Jim Carroll's The Basketball Diaries, Adam Elenbaas's Fishers of Men chronicles his journey from intense self-destruction and crippling depression to self-acceptance, inner awareness, and spiritual understanding, through participation in mindexpanding-and healing ayahuasca ceremonies in South America and beyond. From his troubled and rebellious youth as a Methodist minister's son in Minnesota, to his sex and substance abuse-fueled downward spiral in Chicago and New York, culminating in a depressive breakdown, Elenbaas is plagued by a feeling of emptiness and a desperate search for meaning for most of his young life. After hitting rock bottom at his grandfather's house in rural Michigan, a chance experience with psychedelic mushrooms convinces him that he must change his ways to achieve the sense of peace that he has always desired. Several subsequent psychedelic experiences inspire him to embark on a quest to South America and take part in a shamanic ceremony, where he consumes ayahuasca, a jungle vine revered for its spiritual properties. Over the course of nearly forty ayahuasca ceremonies during four years, Elenbaas discovers the truth about his own life and past, and begins to mend himself from the inside out. Fishers of Men is the gripping, heartbreaking, and yet ultimately uplifting story of the power to transcend one's past.
Readers are invited to embark on a journey to a brave new earth, set in the not-too distant future where humanity has just begun to remember the limitless powers of the human mind and spirit. It is a time when the balance of universal forces travel at the speed of thought and hangs precariously on the edge of choice. Readers will enter a future where man's genius has created entire new species and unleashed an enemy whose presence can only end in an epic battle between the forces of good and evil. Through the eyes of a reluctant young hero, readers are invited on an odyssey that will define the future in the Age of Light. Remember the powers of imagination and with it manifest into reality the world of the Vision Quest.
• Christian theology as seen through the lens of Native American tradition A unique look at Christian biblical interpretation and theology from the perspective of Native American tradition, this book focuses on four specific experiences of Jesus as portrayed in the synoptic gospels. It examines each story as a “vision quest,” a universal spiritual phenomenon, but one of particular importance within North American indigenous communities. Jesus’ experience in the wilderness is the first quest. It speaks to a foundational Native American value: the need to enter into the “we” rather than the “I.” The Transfiguration is the second quest, describing the Native theology of transcendent spirituality that impacts reality and shapes mission. Gethsemane is the third quest. It embodies the Native tradition of the holy men or women, who find their freedom through discipline and concerns for justice, compassion, and human dignity. Golgotha is the final quest. It represents the Native sacrament of sacrifice (e.g., the Sun Dance). The chapter on Golgotha is a discussion of kinship, balance, and harmony: all primary to Native tradition and integral to Christian thought.
When Terry Davis' Vision Quest first appeared in 1979, it was greeted as an incredibly fresh breath of air. Doris Grumbach call it "...a completely successful novel, the best Bildungsroman to come my way in some time." John Irving called it "...the truest novel about growing up since Catcher in the Rye;" and said, "...it's a better novel about wrestling, and wrestlers, than The World According to Garp." The novel lived up to all of this billing. Now it's re-release in this handsome trade paper edition presents the book to a whole new generation of readers who are sure to be there, including those who neither know nor care about amateur wrestling, because (with apologies to John Irving) it is not really about wrestling, it is a clear and moving depiction of the human struggle to become. For those who have seen the film version but not read the book, the new edition of Vision Quest will provide an entirely different, weightier and more timely experience.

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