The Animas Quest catalyzes the encounter with soul by temporarily displacing everyday consciousness through five primary means: (1) solitude for four days and nights while (2) fasting (i.e., drinking water only), (3) being fully exposed to and enfolded within the forms and forces of nature, (4) enacting a series of ceremonies, and (5) employing a set of practices (soulcraft) that support you in crossing into the mysteries of nature and psyche.
And I just transferred the money so it seems that I can’t go back anymore… When I read in 2004 Synchronicity by Joseph Jaworski, I thought it would be wonderful to do a vision quest. Be in nature alone seeing the whales in front of you while having wonderful experiences. Over the years I further romanticized it and now I registered. I am not supposed to take a tent with me, a tarp (what the … is that) should be enough and I need to bring my own lunch: raisins, nuts and some tea. I am only supposed to take that the days I am not fasting. Okay, I can lose a few pounds.
I dreamt already about it: I forgot my tent and went down to the village to buy one. There they recommended me a one person kind of shelter but I went for a luxurious orange three person dome. Only today I found out that I am only supposed to take a piece of plastic so that I can fully immerse in nature even when it’s raining. I am always in for something new, but this could be something I get actually nervous about. I’ll keep you informed.