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Book Of Vision Quest

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  94 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
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 hi
ebook, 304 pages
Published October 18th 2011 by Touchstone (first published October 1st 1980)
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Diana Bogan
I wouldn't say that I found this book to be "moving" or "powerful." I did find it interesting to read some of the personal experiences. I found that gave me a more realistic idea of what I might encounter or experience in my own vision quest. When I purchased the book I assumed it would be a how-to or DIY guide for setting out on a quest, but I agree with the other reviewer here that says the book isn't really a replacement for working with an actual guide.
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
it was practical, useful. doesn't replace actual guidance, though.
Adam Kinsey
Jan 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really interesting. I'm sometimes turned off by what might be taken as "New Age," but this one feels more Old Age, and earned. Extra points for being well written...
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a 'classic primer' for people interested in vision quests. It is written with a lot of soul, but lacks a bit of depth. Mercifully it is written with a certain poetic charm that flows well, making it an easy read. I am not sure that with this type of subject matter 'an easy read' is exactly what I am looking for, though. But, in fairness, Steven and Meredith are pioneers and this book was written a long time ago. Reading personal accounts of people's experiences does provide a very person ...more
Delvina Greig
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
A friend loaned me his book so I could read this because I am doing a fast later this year. Some good ideas on how to look at a vision quest and there were a variety of stories about real questers. It's hard to say in words the thoughts this book is giving me, but I can say that I enjoyed it and felt it was thoughtful. A word on the writing - the description would fail as a novel, being overblown at times. But as a non-fiction, it gives a lot of food for thought.
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Steven Foster brings one closer to touching experience. A great meandering through what it is to be human, and be connected to greater consciousness.

Inspiring, confronting, enlivening.

A must for any quester-to-be or anyone with even the slightest stirring of curiosity in what it's all about. If your came across this book - read it with open mind.
Nov 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book explaining the purpose of a vision quest and how to properly go about doing one. Very insightful and more applicable to the average person than I originally thought it would be. There is a reason mankind has been going to the wilderness to find answers and this book does an excellent job of communicating why and how.
Interesting topic and the introduction was absolutely stunning. The rest of the book, though, was repetitive and not terribly insightful.
Jan 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Caution. Don't let this book take you too far over the edge.
Jay C
Apr 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Powerful book, stirs the longing in my soul for wholeness, healing and an integrated life/nature/culture/community. Particularly helpful for me as I'm going on a vision quest soon.
Aug 17, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One day.....
Jun 27, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Poses some good journaling questions.
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Best-selling author, photographer, consultant, and herbalist, Steven Foster, has 39 years of comprehensive experience in the herbal field. He started his career at the Sabbathday Lake, Maine, Shaker’s Herb Department—America’s oldest herb business dating to 1799.

As an international consultant in medicinal and aromatic plant technical and marketing issues, Foster has served on projects in Argentina
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