Vision Quest 2019

Dartmoor, England, August 8–18

Natalie speaks about what a vision quest is

Often there is a inner knowing that change needs to occur or that change is already happened or happening to us. This knowing could have been rumbling inside you for some time, years even. A feeling that life is somehow waiting for you and that something is calling you to live a fuller, wider and deeper existence.

Life events and our changing lives require of us to be different. This asks us to step into the unknown, in order to do, be and feel these differences. To bring a now fuller version of ourselves into our families, our communities and the world. Old ways and stories need to be seen and heard in order for them to be let go. To allow space for a new way to emerge. These stories and a new vision of change is experienced when we place ourselves in nature in an intentional way. Removing distractions and being ’empty’, we meet ourselves ‘out there’ and nature provisions an opportunity to greet our potential.

Versions of this ceremony have existed in all cultures throughout time and participation in them in the modern age provides a space of adventure, marked with significance and meaning, which can enable such changes to occur and importantly stick. A vision quest or fast is a way to mark these changes in nature: space that provides both time and place to look inside ourselves as well as look ahead. Read more on our vision quest page.

Vision Quest on the hills of Dartmoor

Location

Our summer vision fast 2019 is in the south eastern part of the Dartmoor National Park, Devon and our base is at High Heathercoombe Centre, a charitable community space. The centre has direct access onto the moors which means we don’t have to relocate for you to go out on your solo time. Giving you plenty of time to arrive and become acquainted with this part of wild moorland and it’s tors.

Our place

We will camping and self sufficient, so please bring your own tent, food etc. We will be living as a small community independent of the centre, with a camp kitchen which we will supply. We will provide you with a welcome meal on the first night. There is a small village shop in Manaton a few miles from the centre with supermarket facilities at both Bovey Tracey and Newton Abbot.

Vison Quest UK 2019 Dartmoor Campground

Timings

Please arrive between 4-6pm on the 8th. That gives you enough time to set up your tent space and begin to ‘arrive’. We will eat together around 7pm. We will go through the overall form and give more detail on the timings of things when we gather that first evening. We finish on the 18th around 5pm having already broken down our camp.

Enrolling

Please send to us a letter sharing why you find yourself wanting to participate and what is in or has been in your life that gets you to this place. If you have specific questions, please contact us. We will send to you a packing list, medical forms and other details that you may find useful.

Vision Quest as a shamanic practice

Vision Quest 2019 UK – Dartmoor, England

Investment: £490–650 if booked before 10th June, £590–750 after that date. To allow for people of all income to participate, we are using a sliding scale for cost. Please check the information under “Payment, Numbers, Places” on our Resources page.
Paying the non-refundable deposit of £200 reserves your place. You may choose to pay the full investment. Should we need to cancel, you will receive your deposit and any other amount you paid back in full. If you pay your complete contribution in advance and cancel, you will receive it back minus £200. 

Lodging: We will be camping at High Heatherccombe Centre TQ13 9XE,

The Vision Quest UK 2019 begins Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 6pm on location. It ends approximately at 5pm Sunday, August 18th.